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Instagram's spam problem

Instagram's spam problem

Instagram has a spam problem. Anyone who has been using the app in the past 6 months, will have noticed a huge spike in accounts adding you as a friend, or tagging you in a post, leading you to dodgy accounts. They're incredibly easy to spot, because they always feature a lady in her underwear…

Facebook to sidestep adblockers

Adblockers are a real problem in 2016. Publishers are losing money because of them, but at the same time, you can see why people use them because some online adverts are so intrusive. With that, Facebook are throwing their weight around, and have started bypassing adblockers on their desktop version. Use of adblockers has shot…

Teenager sues Snapchat for being 'obscene'

Remember being a teenager? It was all hormones and sulking, wasn't it? While most teens are into underage drinking and smashing some windows for no good reason, some of them are in fact prudish grasses. While that's fine, one such teen is such a prude, and such a massive snitch, that they're willing to sue…

Are you ready for the Facebook of football?

Do you like social media? Do you like football enough to talk endlessly about transfer rumours, ill-advised tactical decisions, and how the Adidas Tango is the greatest football ever designed? Well, it looks like there's going to be a 'Facebook for football', where you'll be able to talk at everyone like you should have your…

Snapchat to store images in 'Memories'

Snapchat has been growing and growing in popularity. This is for two reasons - it's really daft, and we all need some silliness at the moment; and because you are far less likely to get people setting on you and abusing you for posting what you want, thanks to it being less public than Facebook…

No, Facebook isn't going to charge you

Recently, we were talking about an old Facebook hoax that had started doing the rounds again, and it seems another has reared up again. It's almost as if people haven't heard of checking Snopes first, when they hear any spurious claim from someone online. Either way, you may have heard about Facebook charging customers for…

Ignore “posts can become public tomorrow” Facebook nonsense

Every so often, something goes around Facebook that gets everyone concerned about the privacy of their account. Of course, the simple act of having a Facebook account means that your details, messages, and everything else, isn't exactly private, but that's not what we're talking about here. You'll see messages saying that your Facebook posts (among…

Instagram to translate other languages

Do you have a number of friends who live overseas, who you can't understand when they speak in their native tongue? That's one of the drawbacks of the internet, when you've made pals all over the globe. Well, Instagram have a solution - in the next update, it will have built-in language translation features, so…

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Zuckerberg covers his webcam

Zuckerberg covers his webcam

Ever felt like the internet is spying on you through your webcam and the like? Perhaps you don't trust certain social media companies to respect your privacy? Well, join Mark Zuckerberg's club, who clearly doesn't think sharing is caring, as it turns out he's put tape over his webcam, as well as covering the Apple…

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500 million use Instagram

500 million use Instagram

Instagram may have messed around with your timeline, but for the time being, it is still fantastically popular, with a whopping 500 million users, actively sharing their photos and videos with the world. That's half a billion people, all telling everyone that they've been for a run, had a day out with their children, and…

How to get Facebook's secret football game

Remember Facebook's secret chess game? They had a hidden basketball game too. Well, seeing as Euro 2016 and the Copa America is in full swing, we might as well tell you that there's a hidden football game too (that's soccer, for any Americans who are reading this). You will have played something similar in the…

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Twitter beef up blocking

Twitter beef up blocking

One of the big problems Twitter has, is people talking about really boring stuff. Another problem it has, is people thinking that their cat photos are at all interesting. Another thing is that Twitter seems to have a bit of a problem when it comes to abuse. Thanks to the fast-paced nature of the social…

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Microsoft to buy LinkedIn

Microsoft to buy LinkedIn

Even though LinkedIn have been involved in one of the biggest breaches in the internet's history, and they're also responsible for seemingly endless unsolicited messages pestering you about everything, even if you've deleted your account... it seems Microsoft see some value in it. In a surprising move, Microsoft have thrown a whopping $26.2 billion (or…

Facebook will delete old photos if you don't install app

If there's one thing that Facebook love doing, it is to force you to install new apps they release. They are going to forcibly persuade you into using their Messenger app, and now, they're going to try and make you download their Moments app. How? They will delete all your photos that you've synced from…

Upload videos as comments on Facebook

Facebook have had an idea - they're going to let you upload videos in the comments section of posts. That's great news if you want to leave long, rambling declarations of love on your favourite celebrity's latest post about cancelling some tour dates, or leaving threatening messages on a snack manufacturer who has just said…