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Snapchat Outage, Said to Affect Android Users, Has Now Been Resolved

Messaging app Snapchat has reportedly been crashing down on some Android devices for the past couple of days, the media reported. The issue has since been fixed, the company revealed late on Wednesday night. “We’re aware many Snapchatters are experiencing crashing on the app. We’re looking into it and working on a fix!” Snapchat Support said in […]

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More Social Media Time Raises Cyberbullying Risk

TUESDAY, July 10, 2018 (HealthDay News) — If your teen spends a lot of time on social media, you might want to get them to cut back due to the risk of cyberbullying, new research suggests. Researchers surveyed more than 12,000 teens in Germany, Poland and Romania and found those who used social network sites for more […]

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Trump’s Twitter Followers More Than Doubled Since He Took Office, Remains Most Followed World Leader: BCW

US President Donald Trump is by far the most followed world leader on Twitter, with the Pope trailing him by some 4.5 million followers, a study showed Tuesday. The number of Trump’s followers has “more than doubled since taking office”, the study authors said. With more than 52 million followers, the @realDonaldTrump account also counts nearly 10 million more followers […]

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Beware of the deceptive world of social media

  “The government can’t make people love me, but it can keep them from lynching me.” While vacationing in Europe’s verdant valleys, one of my friends was reminded of these words by Martin Luther King, Jr. The reason? Time and again he was asked in a veiled manner whether Indians were a nation of rapists […]

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EU Leaders Urge Internet Giants to Fight Online Extremism

  HIGHLIGHTS EU leaders on Thursday urged Internet firms to combat online extremism EU said that social networks have improved in removing hate content But Jourova called for further progress – particularly from Twitter EU leaders on Thursday urged Internet firms to do their utmost to combat online extremism promoting attacks or face the possibility […]

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Twitter for Android Gets Automatic Night Mode

  HIGHLIGHTS Twitter for Android bumps to version 7.2 It introduces the new automatic night mode feature This comes a week after Twitter’s overhauled interface Twitter has updated its Android app to introduce automatic night mode for all its users. First, the app featured a manual toggle that allowed it to switch to night mode, […]

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WhatsApp for Android Beta Gets Photo Bundling, Refreshed Call Screen

Last week, WhatsApp slowly started rolling out the ability to share files of any type, and now, users of the Android beta report that one new feature (media bundling) has been added alongside one aesthetic change (a new call screen). The WhatsApp update may not seem much, but it does give you the option to […]

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How social media saved socialism

  Supporters of Labour party leader Jeremy Corbyn at a campaign event. Labour pulled off a spectacular election turnaround largely thanks to social media. Photograph: Danny Lawson/PA Socialism is stubborn. After decades of dormancy verging on death, it is rising again in the west. In the UK, Jeremy Corbyn just led the Labour Party to […]

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Twitter Hires Ned Segal, Former Goldman Sachs Managing Director, as CFO

  Twitter Inc on Tuesday hired Ned Segal, senior vice president of finance at Intuit Inc and a former managing director at Goldman Sachs Group Inc, as its chief financial officer beginning in late August. Anthony Noto, who has been serving as Twitter’s CFO and chief operating officer since November, will remain at the company as […]

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Uber Expands in Belgium Despite Bitter Opposition

US-based taxi app Uber expanded its service in Brussels on Thursday despite growing opposition by traditional cab drivers who plan a major protest in Europe’s capital later this month. The controversial smartphone service officially launched its premium UberX option but announced it at a press conference whose location was only revealed at the last minute […]