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You know Researchers found that Facebook has apparently allowed advertisers to earn money by targeting children who are interested in gambling, smoking and other inappropriate things

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You know Researchers found that Facebook has apparently allowed advertisers to earn money by targeting children who are interested in gambling, smoking and other inappropriate things The multinational tech giant  Facebook has yet again involved itself in another controversy. Even though it's one of the most used apps in the world, it still is on the news for one thing, and that not for good things but mostly controversies. Reset Australia group has found that children below the age of 18 years and as young as 13, have started to become a target by business owners for their advertising. Children at this age are usually interested in different things and want to know the answers to everything, but not every question is to be answered to them at such tender ages. With every source of information now being available online, it is up to these large social media platforms to come up with ways to prevent such young audiences from getting exposed to the things they are still too young for

You know Ever thought about how many influencers exist in the world, and across all the major social media platforms? This research shows some astonishing figures

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You know Ever thought about how many influencers exist in the world, and across all the major social media platforms? This research shows some astonishing figures Over the last two decades, social media has become a major part of our daily life as we spend more of our time on these platforms because these platforms connect us with our friends and family. As more users have joined social media platforms like YouTube, TikTok, Triller, Instagram Reels, many of them have become content creators themselves, curating and creating their own stories, photos, and videos for others to entertain. Therefore, the influencers market has seen rapid growth and many children now want to become vloggers or influencers when they are grown up. The pandemic situation could be a reason to change the mind of many people to start their own channels. Now, many people are thinking that how many influencers exist in the world and across all social media platforms. Some hints say that it is somewhere between 3

Did you know YouTube provides update on Self-Certification Feature, Timed Comments Experiment, Mobile Permissions, and More

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Did you know YouTube provides update on Self-Certification Feature, Timed Comments Experiment, Mobile Permissions, and More YouTube is one of the biggest video platforms in the world with more than 2 billion monthly active users. People are now not just watching videos but many of them have started their own channel to influence many people around. However, keeping in view the increasing number of creators on this platform, YouTube is bringing some exciting updates like a few weeks ago it launched the 4K video quality that mobile users can watch on their device to increase their experience. Recently, YouTube has launched a Self-certification update, through self-certification, YouTube makes monetization decisions easily and accurately with the combination of machine learning and human input to decide what content complies with the advertiser-friendly guidelines and what does not. In other words, what content might get you a yellow dollar sign icon which means you can get limited ads,

Did you know Facebook has imposed strict legal action against the sale of Counterfeit goods across all of its platforms

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Did you know Facebook has imposed strict legal action against the sale of Counterfeit goods across all of its platforms Counterfeit goods are basically products of low quality or goods that are made or sold under another company’s name without permission from the actual brand. The sale of counterfeit goods has become more common than expected, as it wasn’t actually believed that so many people will become gutsy enough to start making money out of this. To protect the platform and decrease the sale of counterfeit goods to help in the evolving of the eCommerce business , Facebook has launched new legal action in collaboration with Gucci over the sale of these counterfeit goods on its platform . Facebook has said that the multinational company and Gucci have actually sued an individual in the United States District Court, Northern District of California for over stepping on the policies set by Facebook and Instagram and for breaking the law of Gucci’s intellectual property rights. The in

Did you know A new Immersive View is being introduced to make Zoom virtual meetings more fun

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Did you know A new Immersive View is being introduced to make Zoom virtual meetings more fun With the on going pandemic situation where things are still getting done online including the virtual meetings that are being held on Zoom platform. The video communication application became famous worldwide when many businesses started using the services provided by the app for their online web conferences. These virtual conferences are not as much engaging as they used to be during in person meeting. That is why the developers are trying to make things more fun and user friendly while using this platform. This time the developers decided to go outside the box and introduced a new feature that they named as Immerse View . This new view will enable the host to arrange the video participants or the panelists in a single frame with a virtual background. This will bring participants more closer in a single scene so they can get linked and collaborate in a more united virtual meeting zone. These

Did you know Apple has earned revenue of $89.5 billion in just the second quarter of 2021 already

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Did you know Apple has earned revenue of $89.5 billion in just the second quarter of 2021 already Apple released iPhone 12 in October of 2020, as said by many, this release was one of the most important one for Apple and also made some impactful marks as well. The launch of this model of iPhone will always be one of the many important launches made by the company. This year too started with a bang for the multinational company. It has been reported that the multinational tech giant company earned $47.9 billion with just its iPhone sales. While people were expecting the revenue to be $77.3 billion, the company is reported to have earned revenue of $89.5 billion in its second quarter of 2021. The sales of iPhones remained unaffected even with the stores being closed all across the United States. There was apparently a global shortage of chip which deeply affected all the sales of MacBooks and iPad and their supply has been postponed at the moment by the tech giant company due to this cri

Did you know Instagram Is Adding Tools Facilitating Influencer Content and Merchandising On The Platform

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Did you know Instagram Is Adding Tools Facilitating Influencer Content and Merchandising On The Platform Instagram is further elaborating upon its platform for content creators, as it looks to add e-commerce tools in order to facilitate branded merchandise being sold online. These features were introduced by Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg, along with Instagram's current head Adam Mosseri as part of a livestream, as reported by Engadget . Content creators and influencers have managed to drive much of the ad revenue on both platforms, and further catering to both them and their audiences feels like a natural next step for the social media giants to take. With both individuals elaborating on the new features , and how they'll affect the Instagram landscape as a whole, there's a lot for us to unpack here. Accordingly, let's begin. One of these tools is labelled Creator Shops. As the title implies, this latest addition will cater to online creators and influencers to sell thei

Did you know Twitter Policy Head Addresses The UK Parliament Over The Topic Of Managing Online Discourse

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Did you know Twitter Policy Head Addresses The UK Parliament Over The Topic Of Managing Online Discourse While addressing The UK Parliament, a Twitter spokesperson argued that the platform is not meant to be a "wholly positive or nice place", in regards to a discussion regarding online moderation. The moderation of online discourse and censorship has been a heatedly debated topic since the advent of social media. With events such as the recent US Capitol Riots, and subsequent news about how much of it originated via platforms such as Facebook, this debate has only been kicked into second gear. The involvement of government organizations in the regulation of international platforms has made the online landscape a bit more difficult to navigate. Yet, such discussion and involvement is important in order to create a safe space online that manages to avoid infringing on the basic human right to free speech. Representing Twitter, Katy Minshall argued in the favour of allowing onli

You know According to Microsoft's Latest Performance Update, LinkedIn is observing a steady growth as it's launching new features to increase user experience

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You know According to Microsoft's Latest Performance Update, LinkedIn is observing a steady growth as it's launching new features to increase user experience LinkedIn was founded in 2002 with a concept unique on its own. LinkedIn is an online service that operates through both websites and mobile apps and provides employment opportunities to people all around the world. The platform is used for professional networking and allows people who are looking for jobs to post their CVs and for employers to post about different job openings. The online service has helped many all across the globe. LinkedIn was bought by Microsoft in 2016 and since then it has been observed that the usage and performance data on LinkedIn including the charts that represented user engagement and growth on the platform have been all lost and for this the platform was criticized as well. Even though there are a total of 756 million users on the platform, it doesn’t say much about the user experience as it

Did you know Google and its parent company Alphabet have earned three times more than they did last year in the first quarter

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Did you know Google and its parent company Alphabet have earned three times more than they did last year in the first quarter It looks like no matter what’s going on in the world. Things have been going extremely well for Google and its parent company Alphabet , who according to the financial results of the first quarter have been able to earn about 18 billion dollars in just the span of three months. The parent company of Google, Alphabet was able to earn three times as much as it did last year in the first quarter. The company has achieved a net profit of 17.93 billion dollars and last year at the same time and position, the net profit of the company was 6.84 billion dollars. There was a 34 percent increase in the revenue of the first quarter, with the revenue of this year being 55.31 billion dollars. The American multinational company earned around $26.29 greater than what was expected which was $15.82 per share. Revenue from Google Cloud too got a huge raise, from 2.77 billion to 4

Did you know Pinterest Publishes Its Progress Report For The First Quarter Of 2021, Revealing That The Platform Is Still Going Strong

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Did you know Pinterest Publishes Its Progress Report For The First Quarter Of 2021, Revealing That The Platform Is Still Going Strong Pinterest has published a progress report for Q1 2021 , revealing a whopping 478 million monthly active users on the platform. There's a lot else that the progress reports delves into as well, but Pinterest's continual growth has certainly been a highlight of the company. While the 2020 COVID-19 pandemic certainly had more people clamoring to social media outlets in the face of lockdown, this Q1 2021 report seems to prove that the surge of activity on the platform isn't stopping anytime soon. A total of 478 million active users every month is an impressive milestone, and this number sees an overall 30% increase when compared to last year's first quarter. However, it should be noted that while this growth rate is certainly better than Q1 2020's 26%, it's still a decline from the consistent 37% held by last year's Q3 and Q4 res

You know The Microsoft Windows 10 installed base has set a new record by reaching 1.3 billion active users

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You know The Microsoft Windows 10 installed base has set a new record by reaching 1.3 billion active users The Computer Software Giant, Microsoft has never failed to set up its superiority over others. The Microsoft Windows shortly known as Windows which is a set of various families for graphical operating systems. Microsoft is the one who develop and markets these operating systems. The current Windows version that is Windows 10 has recently reached a new height as it successfully managed to host up to 1.3 billion Window 10 users. This new milestone has been achieved at the time of ongoing pandemic when everything has shifted online, either it be something related to work or business or even education, everything is being done through online, this drastically increased the figure for people using services provided by Microsoft Windows. This showed that the pandemic situation came in handy for Microsoft in many ways which can also be seen in the recently released earning report. Last y

Did you know Facebook responds to the launch of the latest iOS 14.5 updates with a pre-emptive pop-up message

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Did you know Facebook responds to the launch of the latest iOS 14.5 updates with a pre-emptive pop-up message Facebook had many concerns regarding the latest update of iOS 14.5 due to the reason that Apple gave the option to its users whether to permit the advertisers to track their data or not and many advertising companies including Facebook were quite sure that these users will never permit them to track their data. Facebook said that Apple is making this policy to harm small businesses. Now, As Apple is determined to launch this update, Facebook said in an updated Newsroom post that pre-emptive iOS 14 reminders it gave the details in February are now launching. As soon as the iPhone users are installing the new update while having the Facebook and Instagram apps on their devices, they are seeing notifications from Apple about whether they want to permit those applications to track them across apps and websites which are owned by other companies. If the users restricted to grant ac

Did you know TikTok is going to open a Transparency center in Europe that will deal with the questions about how it approaches content moderations and security issues

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Did you know TikTok is going to open a Transparency center in Europe that will deal with the questions about how it approaches content moderations and security issues TikTok gained much popularity in just a few years even after getting banned in India and huge threats from the administration of the US government. However, there are still certain issues regarding the content moderation of the platform that need to be dealt with. Therefore, TikTok has decided to open a Transparency center in Europe where the experts will show the details about how the platform approaches the content moderation and recommendations, and they will also deal with the questions regarding the security of TikTok and the privacies of the users. After opening a transparency center in the US prior year, TikTok will open a similar named The European Transparency and Accountability center and it is committed to providing transparency regarding the issues with the content of the platform and security issues. TikTok

Did you know Facebook CEO Asks a Question On the Platform and Among All the Replies His Father’s Wins Heart

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Did you know Facebook CEO Asks a Question On the Platform and Among All the Replies His Father’s Wins Heart Facebook is one of the most used social media platforms with a large following to it. However, the CEO respects all the people that have helped him come to a place where he stands currently and therefore occasionally tries to interact with the followers on his main page on the Facebook app whether it is about products Facebook should come up with or what their reviews are on a product he company has launched, the CEO tries to communicate all this himself too. Last week, on Friday, the founder and CEO of Facebook Mark Zuckerberg had a question for all of his millions of followers on the social media platform. He asked them “Do you ever get so excited about what you're working on that you forget to eat meals?” This question was followed by his own answer in the comment where the CEO told the public how often this happens to him where he gets excited about something and forgets

You know YouTube Select Will Now Offer Seasonal Opportunities for Brands to Increase Their Reach

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You know YouTube Select Will Now Offer Seasonal Opportunities for Brands to Increase Their Reach YouTube is one of the worlds most used platform and probably the best one to stream your videos and watch video content on. The application knows that it has a large following and therefore it works hard every day to offer the best it has to its community. YouTube offers brands an option called YouTube Select which allows brand to select on which videos they want to display their brand marketing and ads and hence brands can select the site’s top videos and channels to display their advertising . However, things are now changing as Google is now expanding what YouTube Select offers with seasonal sponsorships that will be available quarterly. A new update will allow an expansion in the slate of the sponsorship opportunities it offers through YouTube Select and this option will give brands more ways in which they can promote their brands to specific moments and themes within the app. Accordi

Did you know Reddit is working on to improve the search experience for its users and has even hired more people for this

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Did you know Reddit is working on to improve the search experience for its users and has even hired more people for this Reddit is a platform that hosts discussions on various topics that includes people from all around the world. The members of the site submit their content that includes links, images, videos and text posts, the content of the users is then either voted up or down by the other members. It is a network where news related to different topics goes viral; it contains web content rating and offers a lot more. The site has also included live streaming into its site through the Reddit Public Access Network. Now like every other social media site at the moment, Reddit too is trying to find new ways and is also developing more tools that can increase engagement on the platform. The online forum is at the moment mainly focusing on its search option to make the experience for that more comfortable for their users. The platform when informing about this in a blog post said that

Did you know After animals and cars, Google Search brings Pac-Man, Hello Kitty and several other characters into its interactive AR objects library

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Did you know After animals and cars, Google Search brings Pac-Man, Hello Kitty and several other characters into its interactive AR objects library Google has extended its 3D augmented reality feature in mobile search with the inclusion of 14 new Japanese characters including Pac-Man which the most searched anime character on tech giant and the number one country for Pac-Man searches is Peru, followed by Hello Kitty but its search number was almost less than half of Pac-Man and other like Gundam, Ultraman, and Evangelion, and many more are characterized in their 3D form.   Google has taken these characters from the well-known pop culture franchises in Japan. For the past few years, Google was adding 3D models for various animals, dinosaurs, insects, and planets, and other types of educational kinds of stuff. Users can view these characters when they are searching by their names on Google app on Android and iOS devices but these types of content can only be viewed on such devices havin

Did you know Report reveals how safe Facebook, YouTube, TikTok and other big social networks are for consumers and advertisers

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Did you know Report reveals how safe Facebook, YouTube, TikTok and other big social networks are for consumers and advertisers For the first time, a comprehensive report on the joint steps taken by major social media platforms ( Facebook , Instagram, Twitter , YouTube , TikTok, Snapchat, and Pinterest) in addressing problems like inciting hatred and graphic content has been revealed. The World Federation of Advertisers (WFA) has released a new study that ranks brand safety success across all seven major social media channels. The reason for this is to aid in the integrity of the media supply chain and to assist advertisers in deciding where to invest their hard-earned advertising dollars. The study, which was released by the Global Alliance for Responsible Media (GARM), a cross-industry project of the trade organization that aims to discuss how advertising supports negative content online, subjected to provide a shared structure for the whole advertising world. The report's goal i

Did you know Facebook’s Covid-19 Misinformation Problem in Europe is Worse Than People Thought

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Did you know Facebook’s Covid-19 Misinformation Problem in Europe is Worse Than People Thought Facebook has come under a lot of very justified criticism for its role in propagating misinformation about the covid-19 pandemic, and while the social media platform has worked a bit to make the problem a little less prevalent in the US, it seems that the company has not placed nearly as much emphasis on Europe. This problem is particularly prevalent in situations where the misinformation in question is being spread through some language other than English. According to a detailed study conducted by Avaaz , about 56% of the misinformation in Europe that was not in English did not get acted upon by Facebook. If you compare this to the situation in the US, only 26% of misinformation got ignored by Facebook which indicates a clear bias towards English that has become a mainstay of the debate surrounding the internet over the course of the past few years. This sort of thing is particularly egregi

You know Google Photos Now Allows Users To Upload Pictures And Create Albums While Offline

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You know Google Photos Now Allows Users To Upload Pictures And Create Albums While Offline A recent update to Google Photos now allows users to upload pictures and content to the platform even when offline. Google Photos is essentially the company's way of providing a service much similar to the popular Google Drive, but instead of uploading files and folders, users now have a dedicated space for uploading their favorite photos and cherished memories. And what a space it is. With unlimited storage and the ability to upload pictures up to 16 megapixels and 1080p resolution, users finally have the perfect spot for storing their precious digital keepsakes. Of course, this service comes with its limitations. One being that the unlimited storage and quality conservation of photos is a limited time offer and from the 1st of June, 2021, a limitation of 15GB will be applied. If users want to further increase storage space and upload pictures in their original quality, subscription packages

Did you know These new Billing Fraud Apps on Google Play Store were downloaded by over 750K Android users

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Did you know These new Billing Fraud Apps on Google Play Store were downloaded by over 750K Android users A set of apps responsible for fraudulent activities have been discovered by a team of researchers. These applications were present on the Google Play Store responsible for hijacking notification of SMS messages for billing scam. Most of the users that were targeted by the apps were from Southwest Asia and from the Arabian Peninsula. The app successfully managed to reach more than 750K downloads before being uncovered by the researchers and getting removed from the hosting platform. Two cyber security firms namely McAfee and Trend Micro were the first to report these findings independently. According to the researchers from McAfee, these apps used to depict themselves as photo editors, wallpapers, keyboard skins, puzzles and many other apps related to the camera. Later these applications would hijack the SMS notification by the embedded malware and would start unauthorized purchase

Did you know Threat Actors Continue to Use Google Alerts to Spread Malware and Scams

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Did you know Threat Actors Continue to Use Google Alerts to Spread Malware and Scams Google Alerts can be a great way to stay up to date with the world around you because of the fact that this is the sort of feature that could potentially end up getting you the specific news that you need as soon as it breaks out in the world. However, it is important to note that in a lot of situations Google Alerts tend to be hijacked by various malicious actors so that they can spread malware or potentially end up making people fall for various scams and the like as well. This trend has actually started to increase in recent time, and even if you sort your Google Alerts so that you only get the highest quality ones threat actors can still find a way to work around this. At this point you might be wondering how they manage to trick Google, and basically the answer to this question is that they use cloaking which is a form of SEO that makes them seem legitimate even though they’re in no way so. Users

You know Google Reveals Two Main Reasons for Content Removal from Search Engine Results

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You know Google Reveals Two Main Reasons for Content Removal from Search Engine Results Web content creators generally tend to work really hard on the content they end up putting out there because of the fact that this is the sort of thing that could potentially end up allowing them to get to a point where they can generate revenue from said content. However, it is important to note that in a lot of instances content ends up getting removed from Google and the creators of this content usually want an explanation as to why this might have ended up happening. Google has discussed two of the main reasons for content removal, and it appears that the first of these two reasons has to do with the law. If any kind of content is breaking the law or it's illegal in any way, shape or form, Google would be forced to remove it. This makes sense since no matter how big the tech company gets it will pretty much never be above the law, nor would such a thing be truly beneficial for society as a

Did you know YouTube Makes Changes to Improve Creator Experience

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Did you know YouTube Makes Changes to Improve Creator Experience It’s safe to say that content creators are the backbone of what makes YouTube such a popular and successful video streaming platform, but it is important to note that creators often feel like they are not given the right kind of attention based on how much they contribute to the platform itself. YouTube is shuffling some things around and making some changes that are hopefully make things a bit easier for content creators on the platform in general. One of the changes that’s coming is that creators will now be able to upload channel banners through their smartphones once again. This feature was pretty useful but it was taken away for a while, and most creators will be quite glad that they are getting the chance to use it once again since it can make things a lot more convenient.    Additionally, the About tab is getting a new design which might make it easier for various users to parse the information they need from the a