Articles tagged "social-media"

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Dutch court rules grandmother must remove photos of grandchildren from social media under GDPR

According to the ruling, the grandmother refused to take down images of at least one of the minors, even after requests from their mother to do so. As a result, the grandmother will be fined €50 for each day the images are still up.

The Associated Press criticized over social media rights requests for free content

Twitter has been buzzing with concerns about a social media release form the AP has been using since at least 2015.

Instagram expands fact-checking program with misinformation warnings on images

Instagram makes it third-party fact-checking system global, expanding the presence of 'false information' warning labels on fake images.

Instagram expands anti-bullying system, starts issuing alerts over offensive captions

Instagram's latest anti-bullying effort involves an AI-powered system that warns users when they're about to publish an offensive caption.

Former Facebook employees claim Instagram hid 'likes' to increase post frequency

Per a report from CNBC, a number of former Facebook employees have spoken out that Instagram's recent transition to hiding the like count of posts was more than just a good-will gesture.

This Chrome extension makes Instagram 'likes' visible again

Chrome users can now 'unhide' Instagram likes on the Web using a new browser extension called The Return of Likes.

Facebook explains how its AI helps Instagram users discover new images

Facebook details how its machine learning technology analyzes billions of Instagram images in real-time to help users discover new content.

Instagram hidden-likes trial goes global after months of regional testing

Instagram has been hiding like counts for some users across several regions since earlier this year. Now the trial is expanded to a global scale.

Facebook fixes iOS bug that triggered the camera app on iPhone

Facebook has fixed a bug that caused iPhone users' Camera app to open alongside the Facebook app, causing concern that Facebook might be recording users.

Instagram CEO says it will start testing hidden 'likes' in the US starting this week

The confirmation comes from Instagram's CEO Adam Mosseri from an interview earlier this week.

Instagram releases its 'Restrict' shadowbanning feature for all users

The new tool enables an Instagram user to restrict other accounts from posting content on and sending messages to their own account.

Facebook expands Face Recognition photo scanning, makes feature opt-in for new users

Facebook's ‘Face Recognition’ feature, which was first introduced in late 2017, will not be turned on for new users unless the user opts-in.

Instagram removes ad partner accused of harvesting huge trove of data on users

Instagram has banned one of its advertising partners, HYP3R, after it was allegedly caught scraping a huge amount of data on users.

Instagram will soon receive ‘from Facebook’ branding

Facebook has confirmed it's adding ‘from Facebook’ to both Instagram and WhatsApp in an effort to ‘to be clearer about the products and services that are part of Facebook.’

Behance introduces Moodboards, a Pinterest-like way to group projects and images

These Pinterest-inspired boards serve as a way to inform and inspire by gathering together bits and pieces of other art and info.

Instagram users are risking their health for images at Spain's toxic Monte Neme lake

It might look pretty, but unless you want to risk your health, it's probably best to stay away from the abandoned quarry in Galicia, Spain.

‘Tag cleaners’ spam Instagram accounts with safe images to combat digital vandalism

Instagram users across the globe are teaming up for good to help ‘protect’ the accounts of users whose accounts have been the target of trolls for various reasons.

Instagram changes its policy on disabling accounts, will give users a warning first

Instagram says it plans to crack down on more accounts, but notes it'll be handing out warnings first before the account is disabled.

Instagram expands its hidden ‘likes’ experiment to additional countries

In April Instagram launched an experiment hiding like counts for some of its users in Canada. Now the trial has been expanded to more regions.

Instagram is rolling out photo and video advertisements in Explore tab

As part of its recently-redesigned Explore page, Instagram has announced it's adding inline advertisements within the featured content.

Facebook will reconsider nudity policies following large nude photo shoot near NYC HQ

The National Coalition Against Censorship (NCAC) is reporting that Facebook will reconsider nudity policies following large nude photo shoot near NYC HQ.

US visa applicants must soon submit social media accounts including Flickr, Instagram

Starting on Friday, the Trump administration will put a new policy in place that will require 'most' U.S. visa applications to provide information regarding their social media accounts.

Instagram's redesigned Explore tab is now live: Stories, shortcuts and more

Instagram has brought live the update to its Explore tab that brings more content and better organization to the forefront of the user interface.

Would you delete all your Instagram photos to fly free for a year? JetBlue hopes so

JetBlue is offering free flights for a year...so long as you remove all of your Instagram photos from your account.

Instagram clarifies its algorithmic feed doesn't limit post reach, despite viral claims

Despite viral photographs suggesting otherwise, Instagram claims it's not limiting how many accounts particular posts reach.

You can now post photos and videos to multiple Instagram accounts at once

Instagram has quietly added the iOS-exclusive ability to post images or videos to multiple Instagram accounts at once on the same device.

Major Facebook bug exposed private photos of 6.8 million users to third-party apps

Facebook has disclosed a major photo API bug that left the private images of millions of users exposed to third-party apps from September 13, 2018 to September 25, 2018.

Ibis Switzerland hotels offer social media pros to manage guests' Instagram accounts

Guests who would rather spend time actually enjoying their Swiss vacation can now do so while still maintaining a presence on social networks, thanks to Ibis Switzerland Hotels' new social media sitting services.

Instagram unveils IGTV, a new standalone app for sharing hour-long vertical videos

Instagram TV — IGTV for short — is a new app and service from Instagram that puts the focus on video content. You can now follow content creators and watch up to hour-long vertical videos inside the new dedicated IGTV app, as well as directly within Instagram.

Instagram launches Mute button, tests 'all caught up' feature

Instagram has finally launched a "Mute" button, and is testing an "All Caught Up" feature that will let you know when you've seen all new post from the people you follow from the past 48 hours.

Instagram now lets you share other people's photos in your Stories

You can now insert another user's Instagram post into your own Stories as a customized sticker, the first official "regram" feature we've seen from the Facebook-owned photo sharing app.

Instagram rolling out ability to link a credit card and buy things inside the app

Parent company Facebook continues Instagram's transformation from a mobile image sharing platform into a do-it-all application by adding a way to pay for things right within the photo sharing app. This could be very interesting for photographers.

Instagram currently testing slow-motion video and mute features

A curious computer science student discovered these as-yet unreleased features by digging into the code of the Instagram Android app.

This AI-powered chatbot scores your Instagram photos on color, emotion, and more

The team at BBC's Tomorrow's World built a Facebook Messenger chatbot that uses artificial intelligence to analyze and score your photos based on color, composition, emotion, landmarks, and more.

Snapchat launches water-resistant Spectacles V2 with photo capture

Snapchat has just introduced version 2 of its Spectacles camera glasses, and they come with a bunch of new features, including: photo capture, water resistance that can handle shallow water snaps, a sleeker design, better battery, and more.

New Instagram tool lets you download a copy of all your data

You can now download a zip-file, including all images and videos you ever posted on Instagram, plus comments, messages, settings and other data in json-format.

You will soon be able to download your entire photo archive from Instagram

Instagram will soon allow users to download their content from within the app. Gone are the days of using third-party apps and services to get the job done.

Instagram 'Focus' mode brings fake bokeh to single-camera smartphones

Version 39 of the Instagram app on both Android and iOS brings a background-blurring portrait or depth mode, similar to what we've seen on many recent smartphones, except that it works for single-camera phones.

Snapchat launches more realistic AR face masks for iPhone X users

The latest update to the Snapchat app uses the iPhone X's TrueDepth camera to create more realistic augmented reality face masks—improving one of the app's most popular features.

Facebook Messenger adds 360-degree photo and HD video support

Facebook has added support for 360° panoramic photos and 720p HD video to Facebook Messenger. This follows last November's update, which doubled the resolution of photos shared through the messaging app.

Snapchat's first TV commercial calls the app 'a new kind of camera'

Photo messaging app Snapchat has produced its first TV commercial, which hopes to educate older folk about what Snapchat is. And what it is, apparently, is "a new kind of camera."

Instagram updates news feed, makes it a bit more chronological

Instagram has revealed some interesting updates this week, including a return to a slightly more chronological newsfeed where "newer posts are more likely to appear first in feed."

The Broccoli Tree and the dangers of sharing photos of the places you love online

As photographers, we often share photos of our favorite locations, landscapes, and landmarks online. But what if your photos ultimately led to the destruction of those locations, landscapes, and landmarks? For one photographer in Sweden, that's exactly what happened.

UPDATED: Instagram is NOT bringing back the chronological feed

A report that Instagram was considering bringing back the chronological feed has been squashed by Instagram itself. Despite years of complaining, it seems IG has no interest in dumping the algorithmic feed.

500px acquired by Chinese licensing giant Visual China Group

Visual China Group (VCG)—the world's third largest image licensing company and the so-called 'Getty Images of China'—has acquired photo sharing community and licensing marketplace 500px.

Tourists are destroying New Zealand's iconic Lake Wanaka tree for Instagram photos

The tree lost a limb during the holidays last year, prompting the local government to put up signs. But if Instagrammers won't keep their distance, the tree might have to be protected with fencing.

Twitter is using AI to intelligently crop image previews

Twitter is harnessing the power of computer vision to more intelligently crop image previews, automatically focusing the crop around the most eye-catching or interesting part of the photo.

Canon accidentally shared a composite photo shot with a Fuji all over social media

Oops. In their rush to post a pretty picture last night, multiple Canon social media accounts accidentally shared a composite, huge portions of which were stolen and shot with a Fujifilm X-T1.

Instagram rolls out 'Recommended Posts' feature, and users aren't happy

Instagram is rolling out its "recommended posts" to everybody now, and users who have already seen the new feature are taking to Twitter to voice their displeasure.

Instagram now lets you follow hashtags, is testing 'recommended' posts

A month after testing the feature with small groups, Instagram has launched the ability to follow hashtags at the same time as they're testing another new feature: a Recommended for You section.

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