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British television naturalist David Attenborough joined Instagram on Thursday at the age of 94, quickly racking up more than one million followers in his first few hours – in record time in fact. The veteran broadcaster, who has enjoyed a stellar 60-year career chronicling the natural world for audiences, used his inaugural post on the
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The latest update to Instagram Reels makes the short-form video feature mimic TikTok even more. In addition to letting you record longer Reels, Instagram now lets you easily edit clips, as well as extend the countdown timer.  Instagram Reels Gets Even Better Reels, also known as Instagram’s take on TikTok, allows you to record and
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Facebook is taking additional steps to ensure the safety of groups on the platform. The social media giant has faced backlash for its handling of controversial material in the past, prompting its crackdown on groups that break Facebook’s policies. Facebook Becomes Less Tolerant Towards Groups Tom Alison, Facebook’s vice president of engineering, detailed the new measures
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In another shocking turn of events, US President Donald Trump’s ban on TikTok has been delayed. TikTok will now have until September 27th, 2020 to finalize a deal with Oracle and Walmart, allowing the app to avoid a ban. Trump Approves of TikTok Deal After President Trump seemed dead set on removing TikTok from US app stores
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WhatsApp is already known as a relatively secure messaging service, and its desktop version may be getting even more secure. Data from its latest beta suggests that WhatsApp Web might receive fingerprint authentication in a future update. WhatsApp Web May Get Fingerprint Authentication According to a report by WABetaInfo, WhatsApp Web may be in for a major security
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If the 2020 US Presidential Election results in chaos, Facebook says that it could possibly prevent content from circulating. The social media giant is reportedly preparing its response to potential Election Day violence. Facebook Gets Ready for Election Day Chaos According to a report by the Financial Times, Facebook vice president of global affairs and
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TikTok and WeChat will disappear from Apple App Store and Google Play store Sunday night in the US, unless the two apps can reach a last minute deal with Trump administration. This move will block Americans from downloading the Chinese-owned platforms over concerns they pose a national security threat. The bans, announced on Friday, affect
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Twitter, which was recently targeted in a hacking campaign that compromised the accounts of prominent political figures and celebrities, said on Thursday it was implementing more security measures for certain election-related accounts in the United States. Accounts belonging to the US executive branch, Congress, presidential campaigns and political parties are among those which Twitter said
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