50,000 Facebook users became targets of private monitoring

More than 50,000 Facebook users in more than 100 countries will be notified by the company itself that it may have been the target of hacking attempts by monitoring companies working for government agencies, or private clients. The news is the result of many months of research by “Meta” —the Διαβάστε Περισσότερα …

metaverse: Microsoft in the “race” against Facebook

Microsoft opposes Facebook by announcing that it is bringing “metaverse” into “Teams” —its own version of “Zoom”— which has also been integrated into Windows 11. Users, in the first phase, will be able, from 2022, to appear as live cartoons, or 3D digital personalities (“avatars”) in their web chats; as Διαβάστε Περισσότερα …

Metaverse: The new platform that Facebook is preparing

Facebook is preparing a new digital platform called “metaverse”. The new platform will allow users to meet each other in a virtual digital environment, using “augmented reality technology”. As it explains in the relevant announcement, the name “metaverse” comes from a combination of the words “meta” and “universe”. It will Διαβάστε Περισσότερα …

TikTok: New revelations for videos that promote anorexia in teenagers; “They spread like a disease”

There are more and more cases where dangerous and potentially harmful content “gets out” of control and user protection policies on a number of “social media” platforms. Following the revelations of Frances Haugen about the effects of Facebook and Instagram on young users —with their effects being toxic to teens Διαβάστε Περισσότερα …

Experts recorded 46 negative effects of social media

New study raises particular concerns about the impact of “social media” platforms. It is undeniable that “social media” platforms have brought multilevel changes and small and large revolutions in every area of the personal, social and professional life of modern man. The benefits and positive aspects of “social media” are Διαβάστε Περισσότερα …

The British developer who got 15 years banned from Facebook

A programmer from Great Britain created “Unfollow Everything”, which promoted as the solution to the problem of modern man who spends his whole day on “social media”. Yes, we do it in Greece too! What Louis Barclay created allows users to automatically “unfollow” all friends they have on Facebook and the pages they follow Διαβάστε Περισσότερα …

Francis Hogen: What complaints about Facebook reached the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission

A day after her identity was uncovered and a few hours after the blackout of the Facebook, Instagram, WhatsApp and Messenger platforms ended, Francis Hogen’s complaints reached the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission. The complaint states that Facebook misled investors about the size of its audience and hid the steady decline of younger users Διαβάστε Περισσότερα …

Facebook’s five guilty secrets revealed

From the very first moment of its operation, Facebook gathered negative reviews on various kinds of issues. In recent years, the platform that created the world of social media, has been put under the microscope of various authorities around the world on issues related to its tactics, the security of personal Διαβάστε Περισσότερα …

Internet: Increased number of internet users arrested or mistreated

The number of countries where internet users were arrested, or mistreated because of their posts, reached a new record between June 2020 and May 2021, according to a report by the US non-governmental organization “Freedom House”. The most characteristic incidents of this period are the internet disruption in Myanmar and Belarus, Διαβάστε Περισσότερα …

Instagram will ask for a birthday date

Instagram will start requiring users to confirm their dates of birth as part of an effort to push for new security measures for young people, the popular social media app said on Monday. Instagram has explored the possibility of creating a version of its app for children under 13, provoking reactions from the political arena, because Διαβάστε Περισσότερα …

Messenger and Instagram are shielded with encryption

Messenger is one of the most popular ‘online’ communication platforms. It is estimated that around 20 billion text messages are exchanged every month through the Facebook-owned application. The company protects text messages with encryption technology but does not do the same with voice messages or video calls made through the service and their number Διαβάστε Περισσότερα …

Facebook and Instagram will allow users to hide likes

Facebook’s photo-sharing app, Instagram, allows users to hide the number of “likes” in their posts, and this change, as Reuters writes, will soon come to Facebook, after years of testing to reduce pressure on users to use their services. Instagram users will be able to hide “likes” in all posts on their “feed” and in their own “posts”. Both options will be available on Διαβάστε Περισσότερα …