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Did you know The Hidden Black Market of Social Media Accounts

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Did you know The Hidden Black Market of Social Media Accounts When you think of online black markets, you are probably going to think of places that sell weapons, narcotics as well as a wide range of illicit services. While these products and services are definitely popular on the dark web and its various criminal marketplaces, there is another commodity that has proven to be massively profitable in this regard. This commodity is the social media account or any other kind of online profile of someone or the other who might not even know that their account is for sale. Now, it has been a trope for many years now that no one really knows who you are on the internet. During the early days of the creation of online profiles it was quite easy to make a fake account, and even massive social media platforms like Reddit actively facilitated the creation of fake accounts because of the fact that this is the sort of thing that could potentially end up making their user numbers seem a lot highe

Did you know The Americas and Africa Have the Poorest Internet Service Despite it Being the Most Expensive

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Did you know The Americas and Africa Have the Poorest Internet Service Despite it Being the Most Expensive Today, having a stable internet connection is a must. However, when one pays a significant amount to get poor connectivity, the problem arises. Studies show that certain areas in the US must pay as much as $7 per megabit. And it turns out that the worst internet in the world is also quite expensive. Surfshark fetched some interesting details from the Digital Quality of Life index and verified that the areas paying the most for the internet end up acquiring the poorest connections in terms of quality. Oceania, Europe, and Asia happen to provide affordable internet connections that are impressive quality-wise. On the other hand, the connectivity in the Americas is the second-worst in the world despite the internet being fourth-most expensive. As for Africa, it ranks last when it comes to offering good-quality internet at an affordable price. A person is expected to spend an average

You know Snapchat conducted a research that depicts their audience’s response towards the video content that gets featured in the app

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You know Snapchat conducted a research that depicts their audience’s response towards the video content that gets featured in the app Snapchat was first launched in 2011, and it has been everyone’s favorite since then. Snapchat was the first app ever to introduce the sharing of snaps in the form of photos and videos with everyone. Multiple apps took on this feature into their own apps as well but no one has been able to beat the bar that Snapchat has set. Generation Z also known as zoomers include people that are born in the years 1997 and 2012 and Millennials includes people that are born in 1981 to 1996. It is most expected from the people of Generation Z to be involved with such chart breaking apps like Snapchat, but you will be surprised to know that many users of Snapchat are from Millennials as well! Snapchat has been introducing many features into its apps, with the competition that this app must have with other high following social media apps. Snapchat never fails to catch up

Did you know Snippets Might Be Getting Phased Out of Google Search

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Did you know Snippets Might Be Getting Phased Out of Google Search Snippets have become a mainstay when it comes to Google search, and many people have started to rely on them as a way to obtain the information that they are looking for quickly without having to click several links and read through entire articles on a regular basis. With all of that having been said and now out of the way, it is important to note that tools that track Google search results are revealing some interesting data which indicates that snippets have been featured in far fewer Google search results over the course of the past week since the 18th of February 2021. The decline varies from tool to tool analysis, with Moz indicating an approximately 8% decrease whereas SEOClarity appears to be showing a decline of about 25%, but the fact remains that this decline appears to be quite real. What’s more is that it’s unprecedented; if you look at Google search history over the past decade and even further than that,

Did you know Mobile Market Forecast Report Predicts The App Spending To Go Up To $270 Billion Till 2025

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Did you know Mobile Market Forecast Report Predicts The App Spending To Go Up To $270 Billion Till 2025 Can you imagine living without apps? While the answer to this would most probably be a “no” from the majority, a new study by Sensor Tower has predicted that the ad spending will go up to $270 billion by the year 2025 and this figure does include paid downloads, in-app purchases, and subscriptions. Furthermore, the market researchers have also estimated that the in-app spending will return to the level of pre-pandemic, which means that there will be a stable growth in the next few years, downloads will go up but the biggest surprise will emerge in the form of app store spending in non-game apps beating mobile game spending by at least 2024. Looking at how consumers crazily spend almost twice on mobile games as compared to on non-games, this, for now, seems to be a very impossible claim. But the firm is hopeful because of the sudden shift that mobile apps are expected to make toward

You know On its 12th anniversary, WhatsApp claims it handles more than 1 billion calls each day

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You know On its 12th anniversary, WhatsApp claims it handles more than 1 billion calls each day WhatsApp has been on number one in instant messaging apps for many years. The Facebook-owned company celebrated its 12th anniversary while revealing that it manages more than 1 billion calls every day. It’s been 12 years since WhatsApp has been launched and it continues to grow even more every passing day. Back in 2009 in the month of February, WhatsApp first originated and soon after its launch, the user engagement increases too many folds. At first, users were allowed to share their status with friends and family, there was no audio or video call feature. However, it grew and developed into a complete messaging platform , gradually substituting conventional voice and video calls. After some years, users were enabled to send stickers and gifs and make payments through the platform. At the beginning of 2021, due to the revised privacy policy, WhatsApp has been called out. The policy was sup

Did you know Facebook has decided to remove its ban on Australia as the new law proposed by the Government involved the tech giant to pay local publishers for their news content

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Did you know Facebook has decided to remove its ban on Australia as the new law proposed by the Government involved the tech giant to pay local publishers for their news content We have always seen Facebook have the upper hand no matter on what situation it gets indulged in. Facebook always finds a way around. The American-based multinational company some while ago, put a ban on Australia from sharing news on the social media platform and decided to remove news Pages due to the disagreement after the House of Representatives passed the draft law, that involved Facebook and Google paying news publishers for content and for hosting links to new sites. The Government decided on this law for regulation, but recently it has come in the news that Facebook has decided to remove this ban and reinstate news Pages back for Australian users. After the ban was implemented, the Australian Treasurer Josh Frydenberg had a meeting with Mark Zuckerberg and they had decided to end the ban in the coming

Did you know Google Docs Will Soon Be Getting a Comments Filter

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Did you know Google Docs Will Soon Be Getting a Comments Filter If you have ever ended up participating in any kind of Google Doc that was being edited in a collaborative manner, you would be well aware that the comments that end up getting left can often be rather chaotic and difficult to make sense of. Because of the fact that this is the sort of thing that could potentially end up preventing people from being able to effectively collaborate on Google Docs and the like, Google is working on an update that will help organize the comments and enable you to filter the ones that are specifically meant for you thereby allowing you to figure out what needs to be done. The way that you can now filter comments is that you can choose to see all comments, ones that are meant for you or ones that have been resolved. This can really help to make it easier for people to collaborate on a wide range of Google Docs based projects, and it can help speed up the process in quite a few ways as well. Wi

You know TikTok removed over 89 million videos and 15.6 million accounts from its social network in H2 2020

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You know TikTok removed over 89 million videos and 15.6 million accounts from its social network in H2 2020 In the past few months, TikTok has been accused of displaying content that is not appropriate for young users. After which immediate action was taken by the owners of the platform. In this week’s update, TikTok has released the latest transparency report data as it had to go through difficulties because of the allegations. The report revealed all the videos and content that have been taken off of the platform for various reasons. The statistics provided in the data indicate that the social media platform took strong actions and worked hard to improvise the inappropriate content before making it available for the audience. TikTok made it clear by providing further details regarding the same concern to clarify the allegations. TikTok revealed that at the beginning of 2021, a total of 89,132,938 videos were deleted globally which is not even 1 percent of the total videos posted on

Did you know YouTube has taken on the initiative to introduce supervised accounts for parents to look over and control the type of content their kids can watch on the platform

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Did you know YouTube has taken on the initiative to introduce supervised accounts for parents to look over and control the type of content their kids can watch on the platform No doubt, the media world has progressed a lot in recent years. With everyone having some sort of gadget in their hands from kids to old people, and the much available content on the internet related to everything, one needs to make sure that everything that is viewed is according to their age requirements. A close eye has to be kept on the things that kids watch because it doesn’t even come to notice and any graphic related media that might be traumatizing for a child can get in front of their eyes. For this, YouTube has finally taken an initiative and has announced that the company is planning on to launch a beta test of new features that includes parents having the control over what content their kids get to see through a supervised Google Account. This feature will allow parents to set up and manage their Yo

Did you know With the help of the new feature of Oculus Quest, you can mark your real couch in VR

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Did you know With the help of the new feature of Oculus Quest, you can mark your real couch in VR A new Oculus Quest inflates the headsets Guardian mode by allowing you to mark your actual couch as an object that you can see in VR, the guardian is a safety feature that will allow you to draw lines in the environment that act as a simulated borderline. And here in VR, you get when you get two closes in the edges. However, this couch mode is first time added which a guardian mode that has worked more than just a portion of space. Gamers sometimes want to make more of their space but that is not possible , sometimes it is easier to play long VR games while sitting on a seat with the help of firmware v26 for the Oculus Quest and Oculus Quest 2, what you now have to do is just sit down on the couch. A picture was shared by UploadVR , to elaborate new feature in which there was a couch and there was a rectangle hovers on the top of the couch that is showing the existence in actual space, how

Did you know Twitter’s New Hacking Labels, what it Means and How Were They Hacked?

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Did you know Twitter’s New Hacking Labels, what it Means and How Were They Hacked? Twitter users just noticed a new change in Twitter. As of February 20th 2021, Twitter started putting some warning labels under some tweets. The warning label states that the following tweet may be obtained through hacking based on the content or link it carries. The warning label first appeared on a tweet by an independent news website “ The Grayzone ”. The tweet in question included a link about a story of hacking and leaking which portrayed the participation of BBC and Reuters in a program created by the UK government called the “weaken Russia's state influence.” The tweet showed a message reading “These materials may have been obtained through hacking” and whenever any other Twitter user tried re-sharing the tweet it showed a pop up to them warning about the hacked contents, however once they did follow through with re tweeting the same warning label appeared on their tweet as well. This was the

Did you know Telegram has introduced a whole bunch of features for its users in the app’s new beta update v7.5.0

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Did you know Telegram has introduced a whole bunch of features for its users in the app’s new beta update v7.5.0 Telegram is a social media app that was launched in August of 2013 but the app gained most popularity in the beginning of 2021 when Whatsapp announced its new privacy features that included the app and Facebook getting every data and media of its users that caused quite uproar everywhere in the world. The app has been coming up with updates and features for their new users and plans to provide an over the top experience for their users. While launching new features and updates for the app with the new beta update v7.5.0 , it was announced by the app that it is now rolling out an auto-delete feature for messages that will allow users to set a timer for deleting messages for all the people they sent those messages to, home screen widgets that will allow users to have an easier approach to their chats faster.  The new update will come with two widget options, a chat Widget and

Did you know You’ll Be Shocked How Much Data Apps Collect Without Your Permission

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Did you know You’ll Be Shocked How Much Data Apps Collect Without Your Permission The fact that a lot of apps harvest user data and information has been the source of much controversy because of the fact that this is the sort of thing that could potentially end up compromising the level of safety that users would ideally want to be able to take advantage of while surfing the web. This lead to widespread regulations that made it so that companies had to ask for your permission before collecting a lot of data, but with all of that having been said and now out of the way it is important to note that a study conducted by researchers from the University of Bologna and University College London has revealed some disturbing information It is always assumed that apps will be collecting at least some data without your permission, but the sheer amount of data that these apps manage to get their hands on without telling you about it is quite staggering to put it mildly. The primary kind of data t

Did you know Apple Is About To Make iPhone’s Security Impenetrable For Hackers

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Did you know Apple Is About To Make iPhone’s Security Impenetrable For Hackers Apple’s new security technique in iOS 14.5 version has been made to be almost impossible for nation-states hackers to hack the iPhones. Being the world’s biggest smartphone making company and now the largest phone-selling company from October 2020 till December 2020 by selling over 80 million iPhones in just three months. After the launch of iPhone 12, 12 pro, and 12 pro max, apple has left Samsung much behind in terms of sales. Lately, the cyber hackers sponsored by the states were using 0click exploits as they are called, in which without the users' interaction the phones can be hacked in order to spy and gather intelligence. Back in 2016, United Arab Emirates’ government intelligence hackers used the ‘karma’ a 0-click tool code used for hacking iPhones and hacked into hundreds of phones. Also last year thirty six journalists and editors working at AlJazeera news network, which is known to be one of th

Did you know Cybercriminals are continuously changing their ways for attacks through a new phishing scam which is capable of bypassing old-style URL defense

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Did you know Cybercriminals are continuously changing their ways for attacks through a new phishing scam which is capable of bypassing old-style URL defense Cybercriminals are continuously trying new ways to trick you so that they cannot get detected by security researchers. Many people are unfortunately becoming the victims of such criminals, now through a new phishing scam, which is basically a fraudulent game of deception by which the attacker gets your sensitive information such as username, passwords, credit card information, etc by sending you unknown links from different sources. Many people unintentionally click such links and give their personal information by thinking that these are trusted links and consequently lose their data. These criminals sometimes after taking your personal information give you threats and sometimes, they blackmail different people they fell prey. These types of attacks are pretended to be a trusted entity and trick the users to open an email or inst

You know Twitter’s "Review Before You Tweet" Feature Is Back To Prevent The Use Of Harmful Language

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You know Twitter’s "Review Before You Tweet" Feature Is Back To Prevent The Use Of Harmful Language Twitter launched the beta model of the 'review before you tweet' feature on iOS last year in May 2020 which was made to help the users to take another look at and review the message before sending t to anyone. Later in August, the feature was opened for the Android users as well but the feature was paused after being in the testing mode but now it is being relaunched . Recently in a reply to a Tweet made in august 2020 asking about the feature in experiment mode, Twitter gave out the news that their testing is back on iOS devices. The feature consists of a Tweet, Edit as well as a Delete option. Moreover there is a "did we get this wrong" button. In case the prompt was a mistake as well as for getting users feedback. The new algorithm will analyze the comments and any abusive or antagonistic sounding messages will be prompted to review. Furthermore, any messag

Did you know Google has finally updated the Gmail app with App Privacy labels

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Did you know Google has finally updated the Gmail app with App Privacy labels Good news for iOS users as Google , the multinational technology company quietly adds App privacy labels to the Gmail app on the Apple App Store. Gmail App Privacy disclosed that the app will be using the user’s location for Google listing user ID, user content and contacts as information to be shared with a third party. After YouTube, Gmail becomes the company’s second most used app to get a privacy label. Google has been a little late with adding these privacy labels because Apple has been executing their App Privacy labels since December of last year. As said by Apple, that it is the responsibility of the app developers to add privacy labels in their apps, this allows the users to know how much data that particular app is collecting from them. The Gmail app was showing some warning notifications that the app was not getting any security updates and it had been two months since then that Google finally took

Did you know Starlink Internet Speeds to Double in 2021, Says Elon Musk

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Did you know Starlink Internet Speeds to Double in 2021, Says Elon Musk Elon Musk has been climbing rather rapidly in terms of his influence within the tech industry as well as the world in general. His biggest company right now apart from Tesla, and the company that is receiving the most good press these days, is SpaceX, and while the main focus of this company has more to do with space exploration rather than anything else, another thing that the company is known for is the fact that it is operating the world’s first satellite based internet service, Starlink . While only a few people have currently used this internet service, when it finally gets deployed for global use the end result will be that anyone anywhere will be able to gain access to lightning fast internet. Elon Musk has already stated that thanks to the satellites being launched by SpaceX Starlink might just end up becoming accessible worldwide later in 2021, but another thing that Musk recently announced that the maximu

You know iPhone is at top of the of list best-selling smartphone in the world according to the stats of Q4 2020

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You know iPhone is at top of the of list best-selling smartphone in the world according to the stats of Q4 2020 Apple company has maintained its standard not only in privacy but also in the performance of the phone, therefore this smartphone has not become a status symbol for people. Despite high prices of this smartphone brand, the sale of this phone is increasing day by day and this smartphone has reached to number 1 spot in best-selling smartphone in the world according to the statistics of Q4 of the year 2020. Experts say that when the Apple company announced that its latest model iPhone 12 will support 5-G wireless data standards, people become so excited to buy that phone which significantly increased its sale all over the world. Apple company since its launch due to high prices could not maintain the first position up to the year 2020 since the launching of its smartphones, Samsung company was the greatest rival of iPhones which maintained the first position, however, iPhone 12

Did you know New Google App Voice Tests Suggest Assistant Won’t Be Replacing Voice Search Anytime Soon

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Did you know New Google App Voice Tests Suggest Assistant Won’t Be Replacing Voice Search Anytime Soon For better or for worse, Google has been trying rather hard to make sure that it has bundled up as many of its features as possible. This is being done because of the fact that this is the sort of thing that could potentially end up taking some of the older offerings that Google has incorporated into its services and mixing them up with new and advanced programs and features so that some kind of optimal user experience can be obtained. One old school Google feature that has not been going away for some reason is Voice Search. It was widely speculated that Voice Search, which is the feature that gets activated for Google searches when you utter phrases such as “OK Google” and the like, would be discontinued in favor of Google Assistant. After all, Google Assistant is a voice activated feature that is far richer in terms of its features, so it just seemed to make sense that Google would

Did you know DoubleVerify releases a report that marks the effects many horrific incidents from last year caused all around

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Did you know DoubleVerify releases a report that marks the effects many horrific incidents from last year caused all around Last year in 2020 the world witnessed many challenges that were completely unimaginable. Out of the many things which we never thought we will have to experience was living in a global pandemic. COVID-19 did a lot to completely change our lives, some for the best and some for the worst. Many brands had to spend more than usual for their advertisements as people relied more on online shopping and couldn’t go out because of the lockdown. Other historic things that everyone had to witness altogether were the 2020 US elections, the war between Donald Trump and Joe Biden and the Black Lives Matter movement to finally implant a racial justice all over the country. All of these events shaked things up on a larger bit and had something going on for all of us. According to the annual report released by DoubleVerify , in November of 2020 during the presidential US electio

You know Researchers from the University of Cambridge were able to uncover the very basis of extremist attitudes

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You know Researchers from the University of Cambridge were able to uncover the very basis of extremist attitudes Extremist attitude tends to get developed in people from a really young age. It depends on the type of grooming and learning the child is receiving. Extremist attitude is when a person thinks outside the boundaries that is set by any particular ideology and takes that meaning to an extreme level. This type of behavior tends to make the environment of any community unhealthy and toxic. Even if someone develops such views, one should always figure out at some point in life that its views may be wrong and should also know that there is always room for improvement. Researchers from the University of Cambridge recently uncovered the very basis and structure of these people that view everything on such extreme means. The studies involved a total of 330 participants from the US aged between 22 and 63 and were tested through various ways, which included 37 neuropsychological tasks a

Did you know Nearly 7 in 10 People Want Robots to Manage their Finances Instead of Humans (infographic)

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Did you know Nearly 7 in 10 People Want Robots to Manage their Finances Instead of Humans (infographic) It goes without saying that the COVID-19 pandemic has forced us to be extra careful with how we spend our money. But the problem is that people are not ready to trust someone with their hard-earned money. However, they are ready to trust “something” and that something is artificial intelligence. According to research conducted by Farnoosh Torabi and Oracle , the pandemic played a key role in leveling up the anxiety and uncertainty people have had in regards to controlling their finances. The research revealed that stress and sadness had increased by more than 50%. For business leaders, the factor of stress witnessed a massive boost of 186% and that of sadness increased by 116%. Since the pandemic has forced us to make changes in almost every area of our lives, it’s only fair that people have become worried about managing their finances. Over the last year, people’s feelings towards

Did you know Chrome Uses Up a Shocking Amount of Memory, Here’s Why

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Did you know Chrome Uses Up a Shocking Amount of Memory, Here’s Why A really common complaint that quite a few people have ended up having with regards to Google Chrome is associated with the tendency of this browser to make your computer/laptop a lot slower than might have been the case otherwise. Because of the fact that this is the sort of thing that could potentially end up limiting you in terms of the kind of usage you can end up getting out of your machine, you might be concerned that using Google Chrome is not going to be worthwhile if it compromises your PC’s ability to run in a swift and efficient manner. The main reason why Google Chrome makes your system so slow is due to the reason that it uses up quite a bit of your PC's memory while it is operational. This reason is all well and good, but before you can safely end up saying that it is worth using based on this information you need to understand why Google Chrome requires the use of so much RAM in the first place. This

You know Data shows Google’s Chrome OS officially crossed Apple’s macOS in the desktop operating system with a market share of around 11 percent, whereas Apple’s market share is only at 7 percent

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You know Data shows Google’s Chrome OS officially crossed Apple’s macOS in the desktop operating system with a market share of around 11 percent, whereas Apple’s market share is only at 7 percent Almost all people are familiar with Microsoft Windows operating system because people are using it for a very long time, and it is still dominating the whole world as compared to its rivals in the market. In the area of desktops and laptops, Windows is the most common operating system installed in it. Approximately, 77 to 87 percent globally and, if we talk about macOS, it is around 7 percent. Whereas, people may be shocked with the Chrome OS which has officially crossed the market share of macOS with a market share of 11 percent. It means that people are migrating to Chrome OS from Windows and macOS. You may be curious about the Chrome OS in the world of computers. Well Chrome OS is a Linux-based operating system, which is actually a Google operating system or a Google world. You can use your

Did you know Facebook’s New Insights Shed Light On Impact Of COVID-19 On Small Businesses

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Did you know Facebook’s New Insights Shed Light On Impact Of COVID-19 On Small Businesses The most recent insights from Facebook are about how immensely the current COVID’19 pandemic has been affecting small and medium-sized businesses. The reprise of its state of the small business report explains much about the impact on SMB’s around the globe. The detailed report has an extensive analysis of the impact of the pandemic on different sectors in business globally. The insights include the statistics starting from the mid of 2020 and feedback from more than 30 thousand business keepers from more than 50 countries. They aim to highlight the challenges and problems faced by the owners to run their businesses in such times. The insights include almost all the fields and organizations due to the fact that all of this together will affect the economy and will help regulate the market value. Let us see some key points of the Global State of Small Business report here: As compared to 2019, t