Telegram, the encrypted messaging app, is popular with Kremlin politicians because it's a secure method of communications. Russian security, however, wants backdoor access and is threatening to block the app entirely.
Private messages from Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg are disappearing mysteriously from Facebook Messenger inboxes -- and soon, you're going to be able to do exactly the same thing with your friends.
Facebook, Twitter, and Google have testified before Congress on multiple occasions about Russian election ads, and formal charges have been filed. So what do social media users need to know about those ads? We break it down.
In this week's social feed news, find out how Twitter is managing (or not managing) hoaxes, why Snapchat is getting sued, why Giphy's back on Snapchat and Instagram, and which network may require hashtags.
If you tried to log into your Tinder account yesterday, you likely saw an error message that reads, "Facebook Permissions. Tinder requires you provide additional Facebook permissions in order to use a Tinder account."
Cambridge Analytica's use of data mined from a third-party app is drawing scrutiny to Facebook's privacy practices in what the network now says could affect as many as 87 million people. So what should users know?
In an interview with Vox, Mark Zuckerberg noted that Facebook's system is capable of detecting "what's going on" in the Messenger app. Bloomberg later clarified that Messenger in fact scans users' messages.
Facebook is sharing several changes to how third-party apps access data as the platform ups the estimate of users impacted by Cambridge Analytica. Some features are removed, others will require approval from Facebook before access.