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Meta’s Facebook just reached another major milestone

Meta has revealed that for the first time, Facebook has more than 3 billion users – more than half of the global population that has the ability to access it.
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Threads’ latest feature could be a game changer

As Meta continues to build out its Threads social media app, its developers have just rolled out a feature that many of its users have been crying out for.
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Twitter officially ditches the blue bird as it rebrands as X

Twitter CEO Linda Yaccarino has officially unveiled the new logo for Twitter, replacing the iconic bird logo that launched with the service in 2006.
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Threads adds a bunch of new features in first notable update

Threads had released its first significant update since bursting onto the scene at the start of this month as a rival to Twitter.
Instagram Threads app.

Threads users falling away in large numbers, data suggests

Threads may have had the best start of any app to date in terms of download numbers, but new data suggests the road ahead may be a  rocky one.
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Twitter is now giving money to some of its creators

Twitter has officially launched its revenue-sharing program for creators and has already notified some users of their first payments.
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Meta brings cartoon avatars to video calls on Instagram and Messenger

Don't want to show your face in a video call on Instagram or Messenger? Well, now you can use a cartoon avatar instead.
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Twitter CEO claims platform had best day last week

Twitter's new CEO tweeted on Monday that despite the current fuss over Meta’s new and very similar app, Twitter had its largest usage day last week.
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How to get verified on Instagram Threads

Instagram Threads is Instagram's answer to Twitter. It has many of the same features, including a verified badge. Here's how to get one for yourself!
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Twitter goes after ‘copycat’ app Threads

Twitter is threatening to sue Meta over the new Threads app, accusing it of trade secret theft via Twitter staff who joined the company to work on the new app.
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The 10 big ways that Threads is totally different from Twitter

Threads has quite a few similarities to Twitter, which likely made it easier for you to join. But now let's examine the glaring differences between the two.
Instagram Threads app.

Instagram Threads: what you need to know, and how to sign up

Instagram Threads — Instagram's new Twitter alternative — is finally here. Here's everything you need to know about the app, including how to sign up.
Instagram Threads app.

Threads off to a flying start as Zuckerberg posts first tweet in 11 years

The highly anticipated and potential Twitter-killer has landed and millions have already downloaded it, according to Meta CEO Mark Zuckerberg.
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Twitter CEO Yaccarino breaks silence on platform’s reading caps

Twitter’s new CEO Linda Yaccarino has commented for the first time on the platform’s controversial decision to impose reading limits on its users.
Screenshots of Meta's Threads app.

Meta’s Twitter rival Threads to launch on Thursday

Folks fed up with the ongoing antics at Twitter may be interested in trying out Meta's Threads app when it launches later this week.
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You’ll soon have to pay to use TweetDeck

Twitter has announced that from early August you'll have to be a paid member of Twitter Blue to use its web-based TweetDeck dashboard.
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Instagram and Messenger get more parental supervision tools

Meta has just released additional supervision tools for parents of teens who use apps such as Instagram and Messenger.
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Hacker sent to jail for huge 2020 Twitter breach

A British man who took part in a high-profile Twitter hack in 2020 has been handed a five-year jail term for his part in the crime.
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Australia threatens Twitter with huge fines over hate speech

Twitter could be hit with huge fines in Australia after the nation’s cyber watchdog asked the social media company to explain what it’s doing about online hate.
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Facebook vows to restrict news access in Canada

Facebook owner Meta will restrict news access in Canada after lawmakers passed legislation designed to force it to pay news outlets for hosting their content.
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Reddit hacker demands $4.5M and a change to new API rule

Ransomware group BlackCat has claimed responsibility for a cyberattack on Reddit in February and is now demanding a $4.5 million payment.
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YouTube makes it easier for new creators to earn money

YouTube has made it easier for up-and-coming creators to start earning cash from their work after it lowered the bar for entry to the YouTube Partner Program.
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Worried about the FBI’s deepfake warning? Follow these expert tips

The FBI says deepfake crimes are rising. We talked to experts across the board, and they have some critical advice to keep you safe in a hostile online world.
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Instagram may be preparing an AI-powered chatbot

With ChatGPT continuing to gain so much attention, other tech companies have been scrambling to release their own AI-powered chatbots in a bid to stay relevant.
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Linda Yaccarino finishes first day as Twitter CEO

Linda Yaccarino has stepped into the role earlier than expected, though that's probably because there's much work to be done.
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Twitter’s head of trust and safety resigns

Twitter executive Ella Irwin confirmed on Thursday that she has stepped down as the company’s head of trust and safety.
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Reddit could kill my favorite app — and that’s a problem for everyone

Reddit is trying to charge third-party apps an obscene amount to use its data, and it could have wide-ranging effects on all the apps you love. Here’s why.
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Twitter ‘melts’ as it becomes first social app to launch a presidential bid

Elon Musk’s plan to make Twitter the first social media platform to host the launch of a U.S. presidential bid didn’t get off to the best start.
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WhatsApp finally lets you edit sent messages. Here’s how to do it

Messaging app WhatsApp has announced a much-requested edit feature that lets you alter a message within 15 minutes of sending it.
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TikTok sues Montana in bid to overturn statewide app ban

TikTok has sued Montana in a bid to overturn the state's plan to ban the app from January 1 over national security concerns linked to its Chinese owner.
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TikTok users sue to overturn Montana’s statewide ban of app

Just hours after Montana announced a new law banning the TikTok app statewide from next year, a group of TikTok users has sued in a bid to block the ban.
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TikTok faces outright ban in first U.S. state

TikTok was hit with more bad news on Wednesday after Montana signed into law a bill banning the popular app from January 1, 2024.
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Elon Musk says if his tweets lose his firms money, then so be it

Elon Musk, CEO of Tesla, Twitter, and SpaceX, said in an interview on Tuesday that if his controversial tweets cause his firms to lose money, then so be it.
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Former ByteDance exec claims China had access to TikTok data

TikTok is feeling the heat again after a former executive at its parent company, Byte Dance, made a series of damning claims in a wrongful dismissal lawsuit.
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