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Signal recovers from disruption caused by influx of new users

Signal is now fully operational after a one-day outage caused by an influx of WhatsApp users joining the service. Following the release of WhatsApp's new privacy policy, millions of users have switched to rival platforms like Signal. Due to the influx of new users, the application had problems with messages and logins. Thank you to the millions of new Signal users around the world for your patience. His ability to understand inspired us as we expanded our capacity. " Signal tweeted. “As an unfortunate side effect of this interruption, users may see errors in some of their chats. This * doesn't * affect the security of your chat, but you may have missed a message from that contact. " Signal notes that while the outage may have ca...
Apps & Games, Facebook, News, whatsapp

WhatsApp delays new privacy policy amid widespread confusion

WhatsApp has delayed its new privacy policy amid confusion over its data-sharing practices with Facebook, its parent company. Originally, the policy was supposed to go into effect on February 8, and users had to agree to it to continue using the app. This date has now been extended to May 15. “We have heard from a lot of people how much confusion there is surrounding our recent update. There has been a lot of misinformation that has caused concern and we want to help everyone understand our principles and facts, ”the company said in a blog post. WhatsApp has reiterated that conversations are protected with end-to-end encryption and that it does not keep logs of who users are texting or calling. It also points out that you can't ...
Apps & Games, Donald Trump, Facebook, News, snapchat, Social Media, Twitter

Snapchat permanently bans US President Donald Trump

Snapchat has joined Twitter to permanently ban Donald Trump from its platform following the violent siege of the US Capitol. "Last week we announced an indefinite suspension of President Trump's Snapchat account and we have been evaluating what long-term action is best for our Snapchat community," the company said in a statement. "In the interest of public safety, and based on your attempts to spread misinformation, hate speech and incite violence, which are clear violations of our guidelines, we have made the decision to permanently terminate your account." Following the attack, the digital giants have taken steps to prevent violent rhetoric from spreading on the Internet through their platforms. Twitter has permanently banned Tru...
Apps & Games, Facebook, News, whatsapp

WhatsApp clarifies its privacy policy to assure users that they cannot read messages

WhatsApp assures users that it cannot read their messages, following widespread protest over the recent update to its privacy policy. "We want to address some rumors and be 100 percent clear, we continue to protect your private messages with end-to-end encryption," the Facebook-owned platform tweeted. WhatsApp noted that it doesn't keep records of who everyone is texting or calling. He also notes that neither he nor Facebook can see your shared location. In addition, the company clarified that it does not share its contacts with Facebook.We want to address some rumors and be 100% clear - we continue to protect your private messages with end-to-end encryption. pic.twitter.com/6qDnzQ98MP - WhatsApp (@WhatsApp) January 12, 2021I...
Apps & Games, Facebook, News

Facebook updates the ‘Access your information’ tool to better detail data usage

Facebook has revamped its 'Access Your Information' tool to better break down and explain its data use practices. Before the change, Facebook had two categories to explain its data practices: 'Your information' and 'Information about you'. The social media giant has now divided these two categories into eight sections. The eight categories include: your Facebook activity, friends and followers, preferences, personal information, registered information, ad information, applications and websites outside of Facebook, and security information. Each of these categories is divided into other subcategories. Facebook notes that it has also added new search functionality. "It is important for us to continue to make it easier for people to...
Business, Facebook, General, Google, microsoft, Twitter

Microsoft, Google and Facebook stop their political contributions after the attack on the Capitol

Microsoft, Google and Facebook have said they will halt some political contributions after the deadly siege of the US Capitol. A Microsoft spokesperson has said the tech giant is pausing its political spending until after considering the implications of the attack. "The PAC (political action committee) regularly pauses its donations in the first quarter of a new Congress, but this year it will take additional steps to consider these recent events and consult with employees," the spokesperson said. The Verge. Additionally, Facebook has said that it is halting its contributions to the PAC for at least the first quarter of the year. It's worth noting that the freeze only affects PAC contributions and not all of the social media ...
Apps & Games, Donald Trump, Facebook, News, Shopify, Trump

Ottawa-based Shopify removes Trump-affiliated stores from its platform

Ottawa-based Shopify has shut down the stores of US President Donald Trump following the violent siege of the Capitol on January 6. The two stores that closed sold “Make AmericaA Great Again” hats and other related products. Shopify says it closed stores because Trump's actions went against its policies. “Shopify does not tolerate actions that incite violence. Based on recent events, we have determined that President Donald J. Trump's actions violate our acceptable use policy, which prohibits the promotion or support of organizations, platforms, or individuals who threaten or tolerate violence to advance a cause, ”he said. it's a statement. . Shopify is not the only digital platform that implemented restrictions after the events...
Apps & Games, Facebook, News, president trump, snapchat, Trump, Twitter, youtube

US President Donald Trump banned from Facebook ‘indefinitely’

Facebook is extending its ban on the account of the president of the United States, Donald Trump, "indefinitely and at least for the next two weeks." Following the violent siege of the United States Capitol on January 6, the social media giant banned Trump from its platforms for 24 hours, but has now decided to extend the measure until "the peaceful transition of power is completed." "We believe the risks of allowing President Trump to continue to use our service during this period are simply too great," said Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg. in a sentence. Zuckerberg claims that for the past few years, the company has allowed Trump to use its platform in accordance with its rules, and at times removed some of the content when it viola...
Apps & Games, Facebook, News, whatsapp

WhatsApp updates its privacy policy to require data sharing with Facebook

WhatsApp has updated its Privacy Policy and terms of conditions to require users to share data with Facebook, its parent company. The new messaging app policy goes into effect on February 8. It indicates that "you must accept these updates to continue using WhatsApp." This is a big change from what Facebook had promised when it initially bought WhatsApp in 2014, as it had assured users that their data would not be shared with Facebook. WhatsApp highlights that there are three key updates that affect the way the platform will process user data. This includes how businesses can use Facebook's hosted services to store and manage their WhatsApp chats and how it will partner with Facebook to offer integrations across all of its produc...
Apps & Games, Facebook, News

Facebook ordered to pay millions in damages to an Italian company for copying an app

Facebook was ordered to pay 3.83 million euros (about 5.9 million Canadian dollars) in damages to an Italian software development company. A Milan-based appeals court upheld a 2019 ruling that found Facebook copied its 'Close' feature from the Italian company, which is called Business Competence. The judges concluded that the Facebook function copied the company's application called 'Faround'. The Faround app essentially allows users to find Facebook friends near them. Months after the app's launch, Facebook launched its 'Nearby' feature, after which Faround downloads had reportedly dropped significantly. Business Competence filed a lawsuit against Facebook in 2013, and the court issued a preliminary ruling in its favor in 2016. ...
Apps & Games, Facebook, Messenger, News, whatsapp

Facebook records all-time highs for the use of Messenger and WhatsApp during New Year’s Eve

Facebook has revealed that Messenger and WhatsApp saw new records for video calls and voice calls on New Year's Eve. “Even though many were separated from their friends and family due to the COVID-19 pandemic, people were still able to connect with each other in the same way that they have been doing throughout the year: through audio calls and video online, and in record numbers, "Facebook sketched in a blog post. The social media giant says more than 1.4 billion voice and video calls were made via WhatsApp on New Year's Eve, which is the most calls made in a single day on the platform. It notes that WhatsApp calls increased more than 50 percent compared to the number of calls made on New Year's Eve in 2019. There were also more t...
Facebook, iPhone News, New Years Eve

Facebook Shares Record New Year’s Eve App Usage Statistics

In a blog post yesterday, Facebook released New Years Eve usage statistics for Facebook, Messenger, WhatsApp, and Instagram, revealing record numbers. With Facebook's presence in the digital space, it's no surprise that the tech giant's platforms were one of the best options for people around the world to get in touch with their friends and family this New Year's Eve. Check out the infographic below: Image: Facebook New Years Eve saw all of the previous usage logs from the various Facebook platforms replaced by new highs, and these are some of the most notable stats, shared with iPhone in Canada:WhatsAppMore than 1.4 billion voice and video calls were made on New Year's Eve 2020 globally, the most calls in a single day on WhatsApp. WhatsApp calls increased more than 50% co...