Facebook messenger and Instagram chats will get end to end encrypted chat only after 2023

Facebook, now Meta, has noted that it will not roll out end-to-end encryption for Facebook and Instagram apps until 2023. Last year, Facebook enabled cross messaging with Instagram. Facebook, now Meta, has announced that it would not implement end-to-end encryption for Facebook and Instagram apps until 2023, citing concerns about child safety. Previously, the IT giant stated that end-to-end encryption will be available by 2022. Meta wants to make certain that end-to-end encryption does not prevent it from assisting in the investigation of illicit acts on its platforms. According to…

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Telegram will be launching sponsored messages soon

Telegram is working on Sponsored messages that are currently in test mode. Telegram CEO Pavel Durov emphasised that there are no ads in private chats or group chats on Telegram. Telegram is now in testing phase for Sponsored messages. On his Telegram channel, Telegram CEO Pavel Durov said that these messages will be different from those on WhatsApp, which exploit personal user data even if the messaging network does not display adverts. Furthermore, sponsored messages on Telegram will be limited to 160 characters and will only be visible to users in…

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YouTube co-founder doesn’t seem happy with the platform’s decision to remove dislike country

YouTube recently announced its decision to hide public dislike counts on videos YouTube co-founder doesn’t seem to be happy with its new plan. YouTube recently revealed its decision to hide public dislike numbers on videos, but the company’s co-founder does not appear to be pleased with the new strategy. YouTube stated a few weeks ago that it will no longer provide hate counts on videos. This does not mean that users will not see or be able to use the dislike button; it simply means that the dislike count will…

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The lack of India-specific hate speech regulations on Facebook is concerning, Says Delhi committee looking into 2020 riots

Facebook India public policy director appeared before Delhi Committee. The committee is worried at learning that Facebook was using global hate speech norms in India. Shivnath Thukral, Facebook India’s public policy director, appeared before the Delhi Assembly’s Peace and Harmony Committee on Thursday in connection with the 2020 Delhi riots, informing committee members that Facebook does not have any India-specific hate speech guidelines. Instead, he claims that the social media giant applies global community standards to identify and prohibit hate speech in India and that the method is robust enough…

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Research says Facebook collects user data from teens

Facebook ad delivery systems continue to harvest teen data A group of 44 advocacy organisations has now written to Meta’s CEO and Founder, Mark Zuckerberg, urging that all data collection practises on minor users be discontinued. Facebook and Instagram ad delivery networks continue to capture teen data for the sole goal of giving them surveillance ads. Instagram recently announced that it will soon launch two new measures to protect teenagers from harmful content, following the testimony of whistleblower Frances Haugen before the US Congress that Instagram can have a severe…

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Instagram to ask for video selfie to complete sign up

Instagram will now make it harder for users to get through its sign-in process without proving adequate proofs. Instagram was spotted testing the features last year but couldn’t roll it out then due to technical issues. Creating several Instagram accounts may no longer be as simple as it once was. The social networking app will now make it more difficult for users to join in without providing proper proof. Instagram will require certain users to provide video selfies displaying several angles of their faces in order to authenticate that they are…

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WhatsApp working on two new features : All you need to know

WhatsApp is working possibility of playing and resuming voice recordings. The pause and resume feature would allow users to pause their recording and then resume it before sending. WhatsApp was found to develop two intriguing features. According to reports, the messaging app was working on the option to play and resume voice recordings, as well as the ability to hide last seen from particular contacts. The feature is currently being made available to selected beta testers. The pause and resume feature would allow users to pause and resume their recording…

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Metaverse could harm Facebook: Says Andrew Bosworth

Meta CTO says virtual reality could be a toxic environment He wanted the company’s metaverse as safe as Disney’s. Meta chief technology officer (CTO) and former Facebook employee Andrew Bosworth stated that virtual reality may be a toxic environment, particularly for women and minorities in an internal message. The document, which goes back to March, stated that removing mainstream customers from Metaverse would pose an existential threat to Facebook. In the email, Bosworth cautioned that bullying and other undesirable conduct might be amplified in an interactive environment such as VR,…

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Reels will be more interesting with Instagram’s new features

Instagram is rolling out new voice effects and text-to-speech features for Reels Instagram will let creators use an artificial voice in the Reels to read anything instead of using their own voice. Instagram rolls out a new feature that would help creators make interesting reels. The Meta owned platform is adding new voice effects and text-to-speech features for Reels. These features can be used while editing Reels. They will make your Reels look more engaging and more interactive. Announcing the feature, Instagram posted on its platform, “Attention Reels creators! We…

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Twitter to build a Cryptocurrency team

Twitter’s crypto team will be headed by Tess Rinearson. The team will support Decentralized Apps Twitter has always been the heart of all cryptocurrency discussions. The social media company seems to realize its relevance in the field, as it has now vowed to work on crypto and blockchain solutions for the platform. Tess Rinearson, the developer who has joined Twitter to manage the company’s crypto initiatives, made the announcement in a new tweet. Rather than focusing just on cryptocurrencies, Twitter’s new team will work on underlying solutions such as blockchains…

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