Hackers want your photos for your fingerprints, not just your smile

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Security and privacy have always been hot topics on social media, with much discussion taking place over issues such as image ownership, privacy settings, and how to not invite 1.2 million partygoers to your 15-year-old daughter’s birthday party. As a result of this ongoing discussion in the news, most of us know better than to …

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What Facebook did to us in 2016

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Over the past ten or 11 years the power of social media has grown beyond belief. At first like a stream and then into a river and then a flood, it now sits as an ocean in our consciousness. We orient our free time around it, report gatherings, bookmark meals, and document concerts and gigs. …

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Trump to inherit Obama’s 11.4m Twitter followers

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The American public have voted, and Donald Trump has won the 2016 presidential election. One of the many questions on the world’s lips right now is, what happens to the @POTUS Twitter account? After all, it has a healthy 11.4m followers, and has been fairly involved in making Obama’s views heard online during the election campaigns. President …

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Twitter pledges changes amidst share struggles

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Earlier in May it was widely reported that Twitter was planning on letting users write longer tweets by excluding photographs, links, and usernames from its 140 character limit. That was nearly four months ago, and as of yet, the change is yet to occur. The platform has made headway in the past, such as when …

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Instagram launches personalised video feed & Instagram Stories

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A recent Instagram update lets you see the best videos without disrupting your main feed.  Its overhaul of the Explore page sees a string of new video channels with, most importantly, a personalised ‘Videos You Might Like’ feed which draws across the network. There are also various themed, hand-created channels, such as feature spotlights on specific …

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