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WhatsApp banned under-16s – is Snapchat about to ban youngsters too?

IS SNAPCHAT getting ready to block under-16s like WhatsApp before it? The company has announced that it will no longer track the location of users aged 13 to 15 to comply with upcoming EU data privacy rules. The move could see its controversial Snap Map f

    World

    Iran releases messaging app Soroush to replace Telegram

    As Soroush app is officially launched in Iran, Telegram users reported problems using the messaging platform.

      World

      Number of active Facebook users increased despite scandals

      Company sees number of monthly active users reach 2.2 billion while facing scrutiny over data breach and harvesting.

        Gadgets

        Facebook brushes off data scandal and GROWS to 2.2billion users worldwide

        DATA woes be damned, people are still signing up to Facebook in their droves. The social network has bounced back from a month’s worth of bad press, congressional hearings and grillings from MPs over its privacy scandal to reach 2.2billion monthly

          World

          Snapchat's grip on teenage users is loosening, but the only real threat is Instagram (SNAP)

          Teens are a coveted but fickle group of tech users, especially when it comes to the social media platforms they use. It turns out, the only thing that's consistent about the average teenager's use of a social media site is its tendency to waver. This char

            Technology

            How fake Mark Zuckerbergs scam Facebook users out of their cash

            Facebook users are scammed out of money by fake Mark Zuckerberg accounts on Facebook and Instagram, NYT reports.

              Technology

              Facebook reports increase in daily users in North America, rebounding from drop late last year

              Facebook has regained the daily active users it lost in North America during the fourth quarter, a possible sign that News Feed changes and data privacy issues have not hurt the company.

                Mobile

                Facebook beats in Q1 and boosts daily user growth to 1.45B amidst backlash

                Amongst massive criticism over data privacy, Facebook showed the resiliency of its advertising machine by beating Wall Street’s $11.41 billion revenue estimate in its Q1 2018 earnings report by raking in $11.97 billion in revenue with $1.69 EPS comp

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                  Roku is adding a bunch of free news (ROKU)

                  This story was delivered to Business Insider Intelligence "Digital Media Briefing" subscribers hours before appearing on Business Insider. To be the first to know, pleaseclick here.BI IntelligenceVideo streaming platform Roku announcedseveral additio

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                    The 5 most anticipated new TV shows premiering in May

                    ShowtimeThe spring TV season is well underway, and some highly anticipated new shows are premiering next month.To find out which shows audiences are anticipating the most, the TV tracking appTV Timeanalyzed data from its 2.1 million global users to see wh

                      Technology

                      Twitter beats estimates as growth moves overseas; shares jump

                      (Reuters) - Twitter Inc reported its second profitable quarter on Wednesday and topped Wall Street estimates for revenue and monthly active users, as advertisers in Asia and other markets outside the United States embraced Twitter's video ads.

                        Technology

                        Instagram Now Lets Users Download All Photos, Videos With New Tool

                        Instagram has launched a new tool that will finally let users download all of their data. The photo-sharing platform is also making it easier for users to simultaneously upload multiple photos and videos to Stories.

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                          Snapchat SCAM messages threaten to publicly share your nude photos and ‘wipe all your pics’

                          SNAPCHAT is being flooded with scam messages threatening to share users’ nude photos and wipe all the pics from the app. The company is warning of a specific fake message that tells users their saved pictures, known as “Memories“, will b

                            Business

                            TSB crisis: CEO says online banking is 'up and running', but some users report problems - live updates

                            TSB blasted as ‘totally shambolic’, as CEO Paul Pester thanks customers for their patience after days of IT problemsTSB claims services are up and running againUsers: We can’t get online 8.44am BST Related: Business Today: sign up for a morning sho

                              Europe

                              Iran pushes app with 'Death to America' emoji

                              Tehran wants 50m users of the Telegram messaging service to switch to its own version.

                                World

                                Facebook-owned WhatsApp raises minimum age in Europe to 16 ahead of massive data law change

                                WhatsApp will ask European users to confirm they are at least 16 years old.

                                  Gaming

                                  Xbox One Users Will Soon Be Able To Link Their Discord Accounts

                                  So, here's something that makes so much sense, we're surprised it hasn't been done until now. Thanks to a new collaboration between Xbox and Discord, users across both services will soon be able to link their accounts. That should make keeping up with fri

                                    Technology

                                    Spotify launches a new free version that lets users choose songs from specific playlists

                                    Spotify will let listeners pick and choose what songs they want to listen to on 15 different playlists.

                                      Showbiz & TV

                                      Spotify just unveiled a new free version of its mobile app — here's your first look at all the changes (SPOT)

                                      Spotify on Tuesday unveiled a new free version of its mobile app. The app now gives non-paying users more control over their music by letting them listen to playlists in any order.  Spotify's smartphone app was previously limited to shuffle mode for

                                        Top News

                                        Ex-Cambridge Analytica CEO lied, says academic

                                        Academic Aleksandr Kogan's company, Global Science Research, developed a Facebook app that vacuumed up information from users

                                          Gadgets

                                          New FREE Spotify app lets you choose the songs you want to hear

                                          SPOTIFY has unveiled a brand new version of its free smartphone app that let’s you CHOOSE the songs you want to play. Previously, only paid-up Spotify members could pick songs they want to hear – while free users have to put up with shuffled playl

                                            Startups

                                            Spotify beefs up its free tier

                                            Today at the Gramercy Theater in NYC, Spotify’s Chief R&D Officer Gustav Söderström announced a brand new free version of the Spotify mobile app. By leveraging their investment in machine learning, Spotify’s new free tier recommends musi

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