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Are Android Apps Tracking Your Children?

  • Crystal Ng
  • 6 Days ago
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Studies reveal a number of Android applications are violating the U.S. COPPA law. Children under the age of 13 require more supervision in the use of applications. Not long ago, there was some uproar about data sharing between Facebook and Cambridge Analytica. The internet has become so complicated in recent years such that nothing online […]

What New Features is Snapchat bringing to us now?

  • Crystal Ng
  • 14 Days ago
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Snapchat introduces new group video call feature. It allows up to 16 people to participate in one call. Users have been introduced to various kinds of social media platforms in this day and age. This, in turn, leads to a fierce competition in the market behind the production of these applications. From Facebook to Instagram, […]

How is Facebook affecting your well-being?

  • Crystal Ng
  • 17 Days ago
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The use of Facebook contributes to the levels of stress hormone cortisone. The study required participants to not use Facebook for five days. The Journal of Social Psychology has just published the findings of a research regarding the use of social media. It was done by the University of Queensland in Australia. They have proven the […]

Microsoft imposes strict Code of Conduct, Severe Punishments

  • Crystal Ng
  • 22 Days ago
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Microsoft is reinforcing and revising its Code of Conduct terms. Microsoft has threatened to suspend or ban people for infringements.  Due to the anonymity that exists in cyberspaces, there is an astronomical amount of unsolicited content on the internet nowadays. Hence, it should come as no surprise that Microsoft is revising its terms and conditions to […]

Logging Allegations Come to Light, Facebook’s Public Opinion Sways

  • Crystal Ng
  • 26 Days ago
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Zuckerberg admits to Cambridge Analytica rumor. Facebook says calls and texts logging requires users’ permission. Just last week, there was news of Facebook Inc. alleged leak of some 50 million users’ personal information to a British firm, Cambridge Analytica. Cambridge Analytica has supposedly worked for President Trump in the 2016 electoral campaign. Following that, several […]

Story behind the trend #DeleteFacebook

  • Crystal Ng
  • 1 month ago
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As a result of last week’s scandal regarding Facebook’s possible leak of our personal information, #DeleteFacebook has become a possible new trend. Rumor has it that Cambridge Analytica LLC, a private British company that utilizes data mining, brokerage and analysis to produce communication strategy for election purposes, was able to acquire personal information of about […]

Twitter is following in the footsteps of Snapchat

  • Crystal Ng
  • 1 month ago
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In a generation where smartphones are no longer categorized as a luxury item but a necessity, everyone is on some form of social media. As such, the companies behind these social media platforms are competing to get ahead of one another. For one, Instagram began as a mere photo sharing application, but it has since […]

International Women’s Day as well as Women’s History Month

  • Crystal Ng
  • 1 month ago
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International Women’s Day, as defined on their website, “is a global day that celebrates the social, economic, cultural and political achievements of women. This day also marks a call to action for accelerating gender parity.” A number of multinational corporations have made an effort to acknowledge the significance of March 8th, otherwise known as the […]

Don’t be Alarmed if You Hear Laughter, could be Alexa

  • Crystal Ng
  • 1 month ago
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Owing to the advancement and innovation in science and technology, we have become the generation that resorts to the utilization of voice-enabled devices in order to complete our daily tasks such as switching the lights on and off, playing music and so forth. Consequently, various companies in that industry – Google and Amazon, to name […]

China bans Facebook messaging service WhatsApp

  • William Van-Lear Black
  • 7 Months ago
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The Chinese government has disabled Facebook-owned messaging service WhatsApp, the New York Times reports. Nadim Kobeissi, an applied cryptographer at Paris-based research firm Symbolic Software, told the Times his company began noticing slowdowns in the service Wednesday. By Monday, the block had become comprehensive. Authorities blocked video-chat and file-sharing functions within WhatsApp in mid-July, but […]

Amazon glitch gives customers big news

  • William Van-Lear Black
  • 7 Months ago
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Amazon sent several customers e-mail alerts Tuesday notifying them that items on their baby registries had been purchased and were on the way, MarketWatch reports. But, many who received the e-mails did not have registries and were not expecting babies. Some such customers assumed the messages were spam and did not click the link provided. […]

Snap Shares Dip Below IPO Price, Selloff Expected

  • William Van-Lear Black
  • 10 Months ago
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Shares of Snap, Inc. were valued at $16.99 when the market closed Monday, marking the first time the stock has dipped below its $17 IPO price since the company went public in March. The drop comes as the market anticipates a massive selloff of Snap stock when a lockup period, which prevented investors who bought […]

After Reports, Facebook Bans the Creation of Spy Tools

  • Sharnita Sanders
  • 1 year ago
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The more technology advances, the more open we become to scrupulous activity. Facebook has recently responded to the reports that a few surveillance agencies have been using the social media giant as a means for spying. Since the report has been made Facebook has responded by updating its platform policy to prevent such things from […]

AT&T Cell Phone Users Lose Contact With 911 in 14 States

  • Sharnita Sanders
  • 1 year ago
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On Wednesday, some AT&T cellphone users were unable to dial 911, but it was only for a few hours. It didn’t take long for city and county law enforcement along with emergency response teams to warm people. The teams headed to social media warning people over the span of five hours about the possibility of […]

Facebook’s New Apps In Competition With YouTube?

  • Sharnita Sanders
  • 1 year ago
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Social Media giant Facebook is always coming up with new ways to improve its usability for its consumers. In fact, the company is now coming up with ways get its users to upload and stream more and more videos. In order to achieve this, the social media site has made new changes when it comes […]

Valentine’s Day Scams; A Warning From the Better Business Bureau

  • Sharnita Sanders
  • 1 year ago
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Valentine’s Day is Tuesday, and many will take this opportunity to shower their loved ones and partners with gifts to show just how much appreciation and admiration they have. Yet with the holiday estimating to cost America a big $18 billion this year, the scammers are going to be out on the prowl to take […]

Facebook Faces Lawsuit Over Stolen Tech?

  • Sharnita Sanders
  • 1 year ago
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Mark Zuckerberg, the well-known owner of the social media giant Facebook, has to testify in court over a $2 billion lawsuit. ZeniMax Media filed the lawsuit against Oculus and co-founder Palmer Luckey. Since Facebook is now the owner of Oculus, ZeniMax added Facebook to the lawsuit. ZeniMax says Facebook knew that Oculus stole ZeniMax’s tech but purchased the […]

Skype Expands its Translator

  • Sharnita Sanders
  • 1 year ago
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Skype’s translation feature, created back in 2014, only allowed users to translate Skype to Skype calls. The company, however, recently announced that the translation option will soon be available for landline and mobile use as well. Users will need to be members of the Windows Insider Program which is free and allows its users to […]

Live Streaming Video Comes to Instagram

  • Staff Contributor
  • 1 year ago
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What was once a niche corner of the internet afforded only to those with low-quality webcams has now blossomed into a booming business that everyone wants a piece of. And now you have another live streaming app to choose: Instagram, if you couldn’t tell from the title. Following Facebook, Youtube and Periscope, Instagram users (only […]

Microsoft and LinkedIn Join Forces

  • Sharnita Sanders
  • 1 year ago
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Microsoft closed its biggest deal ever by purchasing LinkedIn for $26.2 billion. This deal exceeded the one Microsoft made by purchasing Skype for $8.5 billion back in 2011. Six months ago, Microsoft had announced that they planned on buying LinkedIn, and this Thursday the details were made final. Although Microsoft will own LinkedIn, the CEO […]
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