Facebook Building Yellow Pages Into WhatsApp, Launching in Brazil

Facebook announced it is building a Yellow Pages feature into WhatsApp, allowing users to look up local business information.

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China Limiting Minors’ Usage of the Chinese Version of TikTok

In yet another attempt to limit the impact of technology on young people, China is limiting Douyin usage for those under 14 to 40 minutes a day.

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Facebook and Twitter Fined in Russia Over Not Deleting Content

Russia’s crackdown of tech companies continues, as a Russian court has fined Facebook and Twitter for not deleting content the government deems illegal.

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Twitter Introduces Communities

Twitter has introduced Communities, a featured designed to help people connect around common interests.

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Twitter Testing Automated Account Labels

Twitter is testing a feature that would allow automated accounts and bots to sport labels in an effort to improve communication.

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LAPD Collects Everyone’s Social Media Data and Social Security Numbers

The LAPD has instructed officers to collect social media data and social security numbers on everyone they stop.

PSA: WhatsApp Dropping Support For Older Android Devices

WhatsApp is preparing to drop support for older versions of Android, impacting users running versions older than 4.1.

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Twitter Buying Scroll to Serve as Foundation for Subscription Service

Twitter has announced it is buying Scroll as it looks to establish a subscription service for premium content.

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Ireland’s Data Protection Commission Fines WhatsApp $267 Million

WhatsApp has been fined €225 million ($267 million) for violations of the EU’s GDPR.

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Need Facebook Support? Buy an Oculus — But No Guarantees It Will Work

Facebook may be one of the dominant social media platforms, but it certainly hasn’t achieved that based on its customer support — which is abysmal.