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Instagram looking to take a bite out of YouTube with new 1-hour uploads feature

Instagram announced they will allow users to upload videos up to an hour long, a significant increase from previous one-minute limit. The Facebook-owned social media platform looks to compete with the media megalodon, YouTube, owned by Google. These videos will be housed on IGTV, currently accessible in the top-right hand corner of the Instagram homescreen on […]

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Instagram looking to take a bite out of YouTube with new 1-hour uploads feature

Instagram announced they will allow users to upload videos up to an hour long, a significant increase from previous one-minute limit. The Facebook-owned social media platform looks to compete with the media megalodon, YouTube, owned by Google. These videos will be housed on IGTV, currently accessible in the top-right hand corner of the Instagram homescreen on […]

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What to Do If You Hate Your Partner’s Social Media Presence

I once briefly dated a guy whose entire Twitter feed was about biking. He spent his day posting links to cycling routes, talking about his bike, communicating with other biking enthusiasts, advocating for cyclist safety efforts, and putting up photos of cars obstructing bike paths. All of this is admirable, of course,…Read more… Continue Reading […]

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Here’s How Internet Ads Follow You Around

Internet ads are so invasive that we can’t blame you for thinking that Facebook is listening to you talk. It’s probably not, but it is helping ad networks track you across the internet and across your apps. Tech public policy expert Chris Yiu recently tweeted 14 different ways that ads follow you around the internet,…Read […]

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How to Disable Facebook’s Fundraiser Notifications

I get it: We all want to contribute to something larger than ourselves, and it’s wonderful to see more people “donating birthdays” to a charitable cause. This typically involves announcing on Facebook that your birthday is coming up, picking a not-too-crazy number to raise funds for a favorite charity, and watching…Read more… Continue Reading at […]

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Apple Isn’t Your Friend

Apple has been steadily positioning itself as the anti-Facebook for a while now, and between verbal jabs aimed at the social media giant and privacy-focused product decisions, the patient goodwill campaign seems to be working. Unfortunately, Apple isn’t going to save us, and now’s the time to keep your guard up.Read more… Continue Reading at […]

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New Facebook Live feature allows users to lip sync their favorite songs

Facebook Live will now offer a lip sync feature that will allow users to choose from a variety of songs when starting their live lip sync broadcast. Live streamers will also have the ability to form duets via Facebook Live’s co-stream function. To try the new feature, Facebook Live visitors need only to select “broadcast […]

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New Facebook Live feature allows users to lip sync their favorite songs

Facebook Live will now offer a lip sync feature that will allow users to choose from a variety of songs when starting their live lip sync broadcast. Live streamers will also have the ability to form duets via Facebook Live’s co-stream function. To try the new feature, Facebook Live visitors need only to select “broadcast […]

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Aussie police to combat illicit drugs via presence of drug dogs at A&B Sydney show

New South Wales (NSW) police will implement a tight admission policy to combat illict drug use at Above & Beyond’s Common Ground show, scheduled for June 9 at Sydney Olympic Park’s Exhibition Halls at Sydney Showground. In a post recently published to the force’s official Facebook page, NSW police notified attendees that drug detection dogs […]

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The Gaslamp Killer issues new statement pleading innocence in light of defamation lawsuit

Last October, electronic music producer The Gaslamp Killer, real name William Bensussen, was accused of allegedly drugging and raping two women in 2013. News first arose when one of the alleged victims, Chelsea Tadros, first shared her account via Twitter, stating that the Los Angeles artist drugged her and a friend, RaeAn Medina, at a […]

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Russian Facebook Ads Targeted American Voters by Exploiting Racial Tensions on Both Sides

Last week, the US House Intelligence Committee released approximately 3,517 Facebook ads purchased by the Russians between 2015-17, meant to influence the 2016 election, all of which are available to download. USA Today conducted a study of the ads and concluded that more than half of them …Continue reading Continue Reading at https://thedailybanter.com

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Instagram and Spotify introduce new story feature to simplify music sharing

The days of screenshotting that track that you’ve been digging in order to share it on your Instagram story are over. Instagram and Spotify introduced a new music sharing feature that allows Spotify listeners to share the song that they’re currently streaming with their Instagram followers. Spotify users need only to select the ‘Share to Instagram […]

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Stop Using WhatsApp If You Care About Your Privacy

Privacy has always been a key feature and popular selling point for the messaging app WhatsApp. Company co-founder Jan Koum grew up in the Soviet Union under heavy government surveillance, and he promised to keep user data protected after Facebook acquired WhatsApp in 2014. Now, with Koum on the way out, it may be…Read more… […]

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How to Watch the 2018 F8 Conference, Where Mark Zuckerberg Will Sweat Over Data Privacy

And you thought hoodies made Mark Zuckerberg sweat. Though Facebook’s overlord did a good job answering questions at two different congressional hearings last month, you can expect the Zuck to have a few things to say about data privacy at the opening keynote for this year’s F8 developer conference.Read more… Continue Reading at http://lifehacker.com

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Silicon Valley Gazillionaire At WhatsApp Quits To Become Ultimate Porsche Man

The Silicon Valley gazillionaire of concern today is Jan Koum, now ex-CEO and co-founder of WhatsApp, a Facebook subsidiary. Koum, according to the Washington Post, is peacing out over the usual complaints of “strategy” and “Facebook’s attempts to use its personal data and weaken its encryption.” But importantly, he’s…Read more… Continue Reading at http://jalopnik.com

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