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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.

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YouTube Paid Creators $30 Billion Over the Last Three Years

YouTube has provided insight into the state of its content platform, including some impressive figures regarding its revenue and payouts to creators.

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Facebook and Giphy Used Legal Loophole to Close Deal

Giphy used a legal loophole to help Facebook purchase it without drawing regulatory scrutiny.

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Messenger Calls and Instagram DMs Get End-to-End Encryption

Facebook has added major security features to Messenger calls, as well as Instagram DMs, upgrading both with end-to-end encryption (E2EE).