Social Media

Facebook isn’t the only one watching. Protect your privacy with these 5 apps

Facebook is currently feeling the heat for abusing user data. But it's far from alone in keeping close tabs on users. Here are five pro-privacy tools which allow you to strike back.
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Pinterest launches a feed of just the boards and users you follow

Want to see Pinterest recommendations, or just Pins from followed users? Now Pinners can choose with a Pinterest Following feed update. The secondary feed eliminates recommendation and is (almost) chronological.
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7 hidden Snapchat features for chatting with friends

Gesture-based controls may be fast, but they can also leave features hiding. Here are seven hidden Snapchat features you may not have discovered yet, from turning yourself into a sendable GIF to custom emojis.
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Looking to live-stream? Here's how to go live on Instagram

Going live on Instagram is a great way to connect with your followers and share an experience in a fun, informal way. It's super-easy to do, but we've laid out everything you need to know to get started.
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Facebook is ditching a major data source and limiting third-party app access

The Cambridge Analaytica saga continues as Facebook announces the platform will no longer use data collected from outside companies for ads. The change comes after Facebook pauses third-party app access to revisit the standards.
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Facebook says it will demystify data collection with a privacy settings overhaul

Facebook is working to make sure users understand just what data the platform collects, starting with new shortcuts, data tools, and more transparent policies. Some changes are new, others push a Privacy Center scheduled for May ahead of…

Mozilla’s Facebook Firefox tool helps keep your browsing habits more private

If you're concerned about Facebook and privacy, then you will want to check out Mozilla's Facebook Container add-on for its Firefox browser, which will limit Facebook's ability to track your browsing activity.
Movies & TV

‘Silicon Valley’ takes a jab at Facebook during season 5 premiere

In the premiere episode of season 5 of HBO's Silicon Valley, a clever Easter egg can be found in the opening credits, taking a jab at Facebook, and the controversies the company has been facing of late.

Here’s a few tips and tricks to get the most out of Instagram

Instagram might be everyone's favorite app for sharing photos, but it's more powerful features are a bit hidden. Here's how to get started and how to take your mobile photography to the next level.
Social Media

Facebook: Yes, we track your calls and texts, but you told us we could

Facebook is speaking out after Android users discovered the network has data on their call and text history. The platform confirmed the feature but says it's is only used when users give permission to sync their contacts.
Social Media

Public trust in Facebook fades in light of privacy concerns

The fallout over Cambridge Analytica has cost Facebook more than cash. It has also cost them the public's trust as polls show a majority of the public no longer trust Facebook.
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Reddit bans its DarkNetMarkets subreddit

As part of its efforts to root out illegal activity taking place on the site, Reddit has banned several subreddits dedicated to illegal activities and dark web black markets.