Category: "mobile-app"

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Instagram Releases Set Of New Features Ahead Of Senate Hearing

Instagram has pushed forward a set of new features just days before its’ senate hearing about the Facebook Files, a set of internal reports stating how the app, as well as its partner Facebook, have distinctly negative effects on teens and young adults. The changes include a “Take a break” feature, allowing users to set […]

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Family Tracking App “Life360” Reportedly Sells Precise Location Data To Buyers

One of the largest “family safety platforms”, Life360, has been reportedly revealed to be one of the largest providers of location data, frequently selling location data from both adult and child users to a variety of data brokers. These data brokers then provide the information to other, third-party customers. Life360 CEO Chris Hulls said in […]

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Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey Steps Down From Position

Jack Dorsey, co-founder and public face of Twitter, has recently announced his decision to step down from his role as CEO of the social media platform, effective immediately. Despite stepping down, Jack will still hold a position on Twitter’s board of directors for at least another year, while the role of CEO will be passed […]

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Facebook to Shut Down Its Facial Recognition System

In a surprising move, Facebook has announced that it will be shutting down its facial recognition system and deleting all of its face scan data of more than 1 billion of its users. Citing “concerns about the place of facial recognition technology in society” and the fact “regulators are still in the process of providing […]

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Last Week With Facebook: Outages And Leaks

Facebook has been the center of attention throughout the past week, for all of the wrong reasons. From whistleblowing to outages, here’s the recap on what happened to the software giant in the past week. On Monday, Facebook suffered from a six-hour outage, which took down Facebook, Instagram, WhatsApp, and Messenger for around six hours. […]

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Facebook Under Fire After Reports of Its Active Suppression of Negative Research Reports

The software giant Facebook is currently under fire after reports that its management team is fully aware of the harm its applications mentally inflict on its users, and due to the fact that Facebook-led studies that resulted in criticism of the site have been suppressed and hidden from the public eye intentionally. Led by researchers […]

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Stalkerware: What Is It and Why Should You Be Vigilant of It

Stalkerware is a type of malware that disguises itself as a useful app while hiding its ulterior motives. Whether disguised as a fun game or a parental controls software, when installed on your device and given permissions, this type of software is a dangerous and unethical tool that anyone with physical access to your smartphone […]

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