Category: Social Media

‘interested in treason’ tagging, Facebook Apologised

Facebook has apologised for labelling 65,000 Russians as “interested in treason,” putting them at potential probe risk by the Russian law enforcement officials and the government, the media reported. According to a report in The Guardian, the advertising tools algorithmically labelled 65,000 Russians as ‘interested in treason’. Facebook later said the label was intended to […]

Advertising tracking tools launched by Twitter and Facebook

Twitter Inc made it easier for users to identify political campaign ads and know who paid for them, as social media platforms faced the threat of US regulation over the lack of disclosure on such spending. The microblogging site launched ‘Ads Transparency Center’ to allow anyone to view ads that have been put on Twitter, […]

Continued Conversation; Google Assist introduces new feature

Google has introduced a feature called “Continued Conversation” for Google Home, Home Mini and Home Max that would allow users to ask Assistant a question and then add a follow-up or a reminder without having to say, “OK Google,” each time. The feature would work by keeping Assistant active after an initial request, for which […]

Instagram’s answer to YouTube is IGTV

Aiming to take on Google-owned YouTube, popular photo-sharing platform Instagram announced it would allow users to upload videos up to one hour in length, up from the previous one-minute limit, adding that it has hit the milestone of one billion users worldwide. “We launched IGTV (a button inside the Instagram home screen, as well as […]

Yahoo Messenger services to be shut down; Date announced

Oath, the subsidiary of telecommunications giant Verizon that operates Yahoo, has announced the final wrap-up of Yahoo Messenger with its services coming to an end on July 17. “Yahoo Messenger will no longer be supported after July 17, 2018. Until then, you can continue to use the service normally. After July 17, you’ll no longer […]