Instagram CEO, ACLU slam TikTok and WeChat app bans for putting US freedoms into the balance

As people begin to process the announcement from the U.S. Department of Commerce detailing how it plans, on grounds of national security, to shut down TikTok and WeChat — starting…

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TikTok’s rivals in India struggle to cash in on its ban

Scores of startups have launched short video apps in recent months Manish Singh 1 day For years, India has served as the largest open battleground for Silicon Valley and Chinese…

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Facebook is bringing a Shop section to its app, while Instagram expands Live Shopping

Facebook is announcing a number of new e-commerce features both within the main Facebook app and on Instagram. The pandemic has forced many businesses to shift online, and Facebook made…

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Instagram wasn’t removing photos and direct messages off its servers

A security researcher was awarded a $6,000 bug bounty payout after he found Instagram retained photos and private direct messages on its servers long after he deleted them. Independent security…

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Instagram Reels Launches Worldwide to Compete With TikTok

Instagram Reels, a new way to create and share 15-second TikTok-like videos, is officially launching in the US. Reels shares many of the same features as TikTok, which is why…

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Instagram confirms its TikTok rival, Reels, will launch in the US in early August

Instagram confirmed it’s preparing to soon launch its TikTok competitor, known as Reels, in the U.S. The company expects to bring the new video feature — which is designed specifically…

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Facebook makes education push in India

Facebook, which reaches more users than any other international firm in India, has identified a new area of opportunity to further spread its tentacles in the world’s second largest internet…

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Facebook is shutting down Lasso, its TikTok clone

Facebook is no longer betting on Lasso, an app it launched a year and a half ago, to take on TikTok . The social juggernaut’s TikTok clone is shutting down…

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Instagram Says Sites May Need Permission to Embed Photos

Site owners may need to get permission from Instagram users before embedding their posts on a web page, according to a company statement. Newsweek is currently being sued for copyright…

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4 views on the future of retail and the shopping experience

The global spread of COVID-19 and resulting orders to shelter in place have hit retailers hard. As the pandemic drags on, temporary halts are becoming permanent closures, whether it’s the…

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