'I will rape you' post put on Facebook to advertise Instagram

Instagram used a user-generated image which included the text “I will rape you before I kill you, you filthy whore!” to advertise on parent company, Facebook, the latest sign that Facebook’s algorithm needs tweaking.

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2017/09/22/will-rape-post-put-on-facebook-to-advertise-instagram.html

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Instagram no longer requires square photos in private messages

Private chats on Instagram are getting even more streamlined — photos can now be sent without editing, no crop required. The change also comes with in-chat link previews as Instagram continues to refine Direct.

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2017/05/26/instagram-no-longer-requires-square-photos-in-private-messages.html

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Instagram Snaps Up Rivals' Users


Instagram has reached a milestone of 700 million members while enjoying the fastest-ever growth rate in the company’s history. The network has grown by more than 100 million members in the last four months. Its burgeoning growth can be credited to new features like Stories, live video and disappearing messages in Direct, the company said. “Ostensibly copied from Snapchat, the feature was significant in driving the ephemeral messaging app to an IPO,” said Zach Fuller, an analyst at Midia Research.

The original article can be found here: http://www.ecommercetimes.com/story/84492.html?rss=1

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Instagram Stories to Feature Video Ads


Instagram on Wednesday announced that businesses will be able to place immersive, full-screen video ads in its Stories feature, which has attracted 150 million daily users since its launch five months ago. Further, Instagram Business Tools will include insights on stories, which will allow business users to view the reach, impressions, replies and exits for each individual story. One in five stories generates a direct message from viewers, and 70 percent of Instagram users currently follow a business, according to the company.

The original article can be found here: http://www.ecommercetimes.com/story/84221.html?rss=1

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Facebook, Twitter cut off surveillance tool used by police to monitor protesters

Twitter, Facebook and Instagram are cutting ties with a social media surveillance company after a report by the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) claimed it was being used by the police to target protesters.

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2016/10/12/facebook-twitter-cut-off-surveillance-tool-used-by-police-to-monitor-protestors.html

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Eagle grabs boy, and it's captured on Instagram

In a dramatic photo, an Instagram user in Australia captured a close encounter between a boy and a very large bird when a wedge-tailed eagle grabbed the youth’s head with its talons.

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2016/07/14/eagles-grabs-boy-and-its-captured-on-instagram.html

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Instagram Blows Past Competition to 500M Mark


Instagram on Tuesday said it had passed a milestone, with its community having grown to more than 500 million members — more than 300 million of them using the site on a daily basis. The Instagram community has become more global, with more than 80 percent of Instagrammers living outside the United States. Instagram’s user base has more than doubled in two years, surging past rival photo-sharing site Snapchat. Its growth spurt comes at a time when Twitter growth appears to be stagnating as it struggles for profitability.

The original article can be found here: http://www.ecommercetimes.com/story/83631.html?rss=1

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Instagram reinvents itself with clean new design and icon in latest update

After more than five years, Instagram is unveiling a new identity and app design. Usability remains the same, but the app now features a simple black-and-white scheme that acts as a blank canvas to color photos.

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2016/05/11/instagram-reinvents-itself-with-clean-new-design-and-icon-in-latest-update.html

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