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Here are the 230 new emojis that have just been approved for 2019
Everybody has been talking about the latest batch of emojis, following their approval earlier this week. Unicode Consortium, the group which approve the icons before they appear on the likes of Android and iOS, has given the green light for no less than 230 new emojis. This means that... Read more
How Facebook is ‘expanding efforts’ to help protect elections in 2019
Facebook has released an article explaining how it will strengthen its platform, with this year’s elections in mind. In a blog post, titled ‘Expanding our efforts to protect elections in 2019′, a number of interesting points were discussed and highlighted. The report was jointly compiled by Facebook’s Katie Harbath... Read more
WhatsApp Business to add new web and desktop features to celebrate birthday
To celebrate its first birthday, WhatsApp Business has added some handy features to its desktop and web services. The WhatsApp Business features now available, via fresh web and desktop designs, have been confirmed. Published in an official blog post, the changes are hoped to speed up day-to-day business and... Read more
When Google+ for consumers will shut down has been confirmed
Google+ will start deleting consumer data on April 2.  Now users are being urged to begin backing-up their files. The global brand has officially confirmed when Google+ for consumers will shut down, by releasing a complete timeline. This is something that shouldn’t come as a surprise to users. In... Read more
Claims that the ’10 Year Challenge’ could have AI consequences
From the Ice Bucket Challenge to posting a #NoMakeUpSelfie, everybody loves a Facebook Challenge. The latest trend, the ’10 Year Challenge’, also has celebrities and the wider public hooked. It’s all a harmless bit of fun, right? Well, one writer has now aired some intriguing suggestions about the dangers... Read more
The people most likely to share ‘fake news’, according to recent study
The phrase fake news was relatively unheard of a few years ago. However, its notoriety has now seen it earn a spot in the dictionary, and it is regularly referred to by the President of the United States. It is undeniable that much of the rise in so-called fake... Read more
Google+ data leak will mean earlier closure – here’s what you need to know
Another huge data leak has been revealed by Google, and it may have affected around 52.5 million people. A Google+ data leak will see the platform closed early, after more user data was exposed. This news has been confirmed by Google via a blog post, an investigation is still... Read more
This is how Instagram is improving accessibility for users with visual impairments
Instagram has announced that it will introduce new improvements, making the app more accessible for people with visual impairments. Yes, the app is all about imagery and video content – but now Instagram is making big steps to better support visually impaired users. Screen readers will now be able... Read more
This is the ‘life-changing’ iPhone space bar hack that everyone is talking about
An apparently ‘secret’ hack involving the iPhone space bar is, rather hilariously, ‘blowing minds’ across the world right now. Surely, we’ve all been in the situation where we have to move the cursor while texting to edit a misspelt or unwanted word? This can be potentially problematic, especially if... Read more
Facebook launches £4.5m Community News Project to support local journalism
An ambitious Community News Project has been funded by Facebook, in a bid to enhance local journalism in the UK. In the era of ‘Fake News’ allegations, and digital media casting a shadow over print, the social media giant has been regarded as an ‘enemy’ of journalism by some.... Read more
Byte to be launched in spring 2019 as Vine successor, reveals Dom Hofmann
Byte will be the long-awaited follow-up to Vine, the former short video app sensation, its creator has confirmed. It was no secret that Dom Hofmann, entrepreneur and co-creator of Vine, had been working on a sequel to the app since it was shut down two years ago. Originally it... Read more
Facebook Removes Almost 9 Million Child Nudity Images In Three Months. 
Facebook has announced that its moderators have removed some 8.7 million images of child nudity in just the last three months. The removal of the images was aided significantly by the use of previously undisclosed AI software Facebook has been using for the last 12 months that flags and removes such images automatically. Thanks to the use... Read more
Launch Day Data Breach Of Trump Supporter Dating App
‘Donald Daters’ app experiences data breach on launch day, and that’s not the only issue. It’s tough to be a Donald Trump supporter in today’s political climate. Appointed officials are being chased out of restaurants by protestors, alt-right members are being punched, and now, fans of the president who... Read more
Google+ Going Away (For Real This Time) After Massive Leak
Did you know it was still going? As social media platforms go, there are a handful of major players standing out from among a countless slew of other websites and apps. Some are niche tools, like J-Date or DateACowboy.com, that cater to a specific target audience. Others, like LinkedIn,... Read more
Facebook Could Face Billions In Fines Over Data Breach
It’s more bad news for Facebook. Facebook had to announce last week that yet another cybersecurity and privacy fiasco has taken place with its users’ information. 50 million of those users were compromised, by their estimate, along with a potential 40 million more. By exploiting the tokens related to... Read more
Facebook Breach Compromises 50 Million Accounts
Hackers exploit vulnerability in Facebook’s ‘View As’ feature to access 50 million user accounts. In the mad rush to be the king of data collection and use, Facebook has had quite a few privacy slip ups over the years. Perhaps that’s why the public response to today’s announcement of... Read more
Twitter Blocks Conservative Actor James Woods
Meme shared by Woods sparks action from Twitter. Actor James Woods is no stranger to expressing his political viewpoints on social media, and even disparaging those who don’t agree with him or with whom he doesn’t agree. Now, however, Twitter is pushing back over some of Woods’ content, specifically... Read more
New Research Claims 26% Of Americans Have Deleted Facebook
The study, undertaken by the Pew Research Center (no relation to PewDiePie), is the latest in a year of bad news stories for Facebook. In worrying news for Mark Zuckerberg, the social media giant, a new study has revealed that some 26% of Americans have deleted the Facebook app from... Read more