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Twitter parrots Facebook with group messaging, video features

The Facebook-ification of Twitter continues today with the announcement that Twitter users will now be able to send group messages and upload videos directly to the service. Expanding the direct messages feature to enable communication with a group of people instead of just one other person shows that Twitter isn’t afraid to emulate Facebook, which has offered group messaging [...]

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Woman Discovers Her Photos Have Been Used to Catfish Others for Years

Most of our discussions of catfishing are limited to the catfishers and catfishees, but there’s a third category we often forget about: the unwitting catfish-complicit, whose pictures and deets make the catfishing possible, and whose lives also get crappy and complicated when sucked into the mix. Read more… Continue Reading from the Source

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Five Best Image Hosting Web Sites

Taking photos and uploading them to the web has never been easier. The best sites to store those photos keep them backed up, make them easy to share, showcase them in good-looking galleries, and offer you tons of space and editing tools. This week, we’re looking at five of the best image hosting sites, based [...]

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Instagram bug allowed anyone to view “private” photos

Instagram has fixed a vulnerability which allowed anyone with access to an image’s URL to view the photo, even those shared by users whose accounts are set to “private.” A Quartz reporter discovered the problem while using Instagram’s API as a reporting tool. The problem is thought only to have applied to Instagram users who shared [...]

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Twitter should ban @HistoryinPics and other accounts that repeatedly share false information

Last week, Gizmodo’s Matt Novak published an article called “86 Viral Images From 2014 That Were Totally Fake.” The single biggest source of fake photos? A wildly popular Twitter account called @HistoryinPics. The offending images, which were tweeted out to over 2 million followers, included a shot of Mahatma Gandhi dancing some sort of contemporary jig [...]

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