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Facebook reveals “Not without my consent” program in full effect

Facebook reveals “Not without my consent” program in full effect

Today a new program from Facebook was released in order to combat the sharing of intimate images without shared consent. This is sometimes referred to as "revenge porn" and it's become a major problem across all forms of social media in the past half-decade. Today Facebook's pilot program revealed over a year and a half ago live in a new security-aimed hub called "Not without my consent."

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Facebook just lost two key execs: Why the impact could be huge

Facebook just lost two key execs: Why the impact could be huge

Facebook just announced the loss of two of its most major executives. One was the Facebook head of product, the other was the head of WhatsApp. Chris Cox has apparently been wanting to leave the company for "a few years," according to company head Mark Zuckerberg. WhatsApp head Chris Daniels has also "decided to leave the company" - and Zuckerberg's used the same language in announcing the apparent self-made decisions by both leaders. If we analyze the language used by Zuckerberg in his note today, we can glean a bit before we move on to more grand analysis.

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Facebook back online after hours of downtime: Here’s their excuse

Facebook back online after hours of downtime: Here’s their excuse

Facebook was down yesterday, resulting in troubles with all of Facebook's various properties. This includes WhatsApp, Instagram, Messenger, and Facebook proper. This is a good example for why one should not rely on one company to provide all of one's means of communication. Today Facebook revealed the reason why it had some troubles in the last day - a "server configuration change." I mean, yes I'm sure that's possible, but really?

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Facebook, Instagram, WhatsApp down: Huge outage leaves users waiting

Facebook, Instagram, WhatsApp down: Huge outage leaves users waiting

Facebook has been experiencing an outage that continues to impact some Instagram, WhatsApp, Facebook, and Oculus users. The issue has been ongoing for hours today, and though Facebook has acknowledged it multiple times, the reason for the outage remains unclear. In its most recent update, Facebook said that it can confirm the problem does not stem from a DDoS attack.

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How haqnii, yogi.mp4, and yogqq dominated Instagram likes

How haqnii, yogi.mp4, and yogqq dominated Instagram likes

Today there's a bit of business going on in Instagram with a crew of developers in Indonesia. Users @haqnii, @yogi.mp4, and @yogqq, as well as others, have set up a bit of a trick on Instagram. They've created a loop, with which any person who follows and comments with a tag will be up-voted by hundreds of accounts (all of which are run by bots). But that's not the end goal - that's just the hype.

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JetBlue Instagram promo kills feeds like OnePlus hammered phones

JetBlue Instagram promo kills feeds like OnePlus hammered phones

What would it take for you to delete all of the photos on your Instagram account? Is a chance at winning a year of free flights enough? If it is, then boy does JetBlue have a promotion aimed dimed at you. The airliner has announced an "All You Can Jet" sweepstakes that will give out a year of free flights to three different people, but before you can even get your name in the drawing, you'll need to wipe your Instagram account clean.

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Galaxy S10 update brings Bixby button remap, Instagram Mode

Galaxy S10 update brings Bixby button remap, Instagram Mode

The Galaxy S10 and its siblings aren't even completely in the public's hands but Samsung is already rolling out its first update to the device. That is probably for the best because it's an update that many won't want to skip. At least those who have considered the Bixby button the bane of their life. With the latest update, they can now remap that to what they want. Even better, the update may have a thing or two bonuses as well.

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All of Galaxy S10’s unique app features: Instagram, Adobe

All of Galaxy S10’s unique app features: Instagram, Adobe

The Samsung Galaxy S10 is now official, and of course, the phone's triple rear-camera is getting a lot of attention. In fact, that camera was one of the first things Samsung dove into during today's presentation in San Francisco. The camera segment of the show wasn't entirely focused on specifications, though, as Samsung had some app partnerships to announce as well.

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Instagram fundraising stickers could come at the worst time possible

Instagram fundraising stickers could come at the worst time possible

Throughout the many tribulations and scandals that rocked Facebook and its properties, Instagram seems to have remained the one bright light in Facebook's storm. It isn't without its own issues, of course, but those have been relatively minor. Instagram remains popular, almost unchallenged, and in the perfect position to do some good. The social network is reportedly testing a sticker to let users donate to a charity that, while good on the surface, could raise some doubts given its parent company's behavior.

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Instagram confirms bug caused huge drop in follower numbers

Instagram confirms bug caused huge drop in follower numbers

A day after Twitter revealed that "an issue" was removing Likes from tweets comes a similar statement from Instagram, which says that a bug is responsible for the massive drops in follower numbers some users have experienced. Complaints about the follower decrease spurred speculation that Instagram was purging inauthentic accounts, but the company has revealed that an ongoing issue is to blame.

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Instagram Direct Messages could be coming to desktop, web soon

Instagram Direct Messages could be coming to desktop, web soon

Mark Zuckerberg wants to unify the company's separate messaging services. Not everyone agrees, especially considering the privacy nightmare it could lead to. The social networking giant, however, could be attacking the problem from a slightly different angle. There are now signs that Instagram is playing around with a version of its Direct messaging feature for web browsers on desktops. And while this might sound like a great standalone feature, it could also be just the opening salvo for a series of changes.

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Instagram to completely remove graphic self-harm images

Instagram to completely remove graphic self-harm images

It turns out that a "sensitivity screen" wouldn't enough after all. In reviewing the role it may have played in a recent teen suicide, Instagram has reportedly thought of putting a blurry block on top of graphic images of self-harm and suicide. But given the complexity of balancing equally valid concerns, Instagram is setting its foot down on a simpler solution. Graphic self-harm photos are out. Non-graphic ones are allowed but you'd be hard-pressed to find them.

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