A popular family tracking app was leaking the real-time locations of more than 238,000 users for weeks after the developer left a server exposed without a password. The app, Family Locator, built by Australia-based software house React Apps, allows families to track each other in real-time, such as spouses or parents wanting to know where […]View More A family tracking app was leaking real-time location data
This post reveals the cost of acquiring a customer on every ad channel my agency has tested.View More What’s the cost of buying users from Facebook and the other ad networks?
In the latest Equity Shot, Kate Clark and Alex Wilhelm take a closer look at Pinterest and Zoom’s IPO filings.View More Equity Shot: Pinterest and Zoom file to go public
Flip the “days since last Facebook security incident” back to zero. Facebook confirmed Thursday in a blog post, prompted by a report by cybersecurity reporter Brian Krebs, that it stored “hundreds of millions” of account passwords in plaintext for years. The discovery was made in January, said Facebook’s Pedro Canahuati, as part of a routine […]View More Facebook admits it stored ‘hundreds of millions’ of account passwords in plaintext
If you’re like me, who isn’t big on social media, you’d think that the image filters that come inside most apps will do the job. But for many others, especially the younger crowd, making their photos stand out is a huge deal. The demand is big enough that PicsArt, a rival to filtering companies VSCO […]View More PicsArt hits 130 million MAUs as Chinese flock to its photo editing app
Snap is under NDA with the UK’s Home Office as part of a working group tasked with coming up with more robust age verification technology that’s able to robustly identify children online. The detail emerged during a parliamentary committee hearing as MPs in the Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS) questioned Stephen Collins, […]View More Snap is under NDA with UK Home Office discussing how to centralize age checks online
Facebook said it removed 1.5 million videos from its site within the first 24 hours after a shooter livestreamed his attack on two New Zealand mosques, killing 50 people. In a series of tweets, Facebook’s Mia Garlick said a total of 1.2 million videos were blocked at the point of upload. Videos that included “praise […]View More Facebook failed to block 20% of uploaded New Zealand shooter videos
Facebook and its related family of apps appear to be down for most users right now. There’s not much more information to share at this point, but the web is freaking out (as is to be expected). Facebook has confirmed the outage and we’ll update as we get more information. We’re aware that some people […]View More Facebook, Instagram and Messenger are down for some users
Facebook’s gang that couldn’t shoot straight advertising department has made another blunder, this time by pulling Elizabeth Warren campaign ads touting the Senator’s proposal to break up big tech. The offending ads were pulled, according to Politico, over their use of the Facebook brand in their copy. Meanwhile, other ads that the Senator’s Presidential campaign […]View More Facebook’s ad team shoots itself in the foot by pulling Elizabeth Warren campaign ads
Just days before Flickr mass deletes photos across its platform, the company has decided to hit its users with some good news.
In a blog post on Friday, Flickr that it will allow free accounts to host and upload more than the 1,000 photo limit if the photos are licensed freely under Creative Commons. Users can change their current photos to Creative Commons licensing, as well as upload future similarly licensed photos, to their free Flickr accounts.
After Flickr, one of the largest photo-sharing website, was acquired by Smugmug last year, the company announced to its account policies. Free accounts would be limited to no more than 1,000 image uploads. Photos exceeding that limit would be deleted from users’ free accounts. If a Flickr user wanted to keep those photos or upload more than 1000, they would need to upgrade to a paid “pro” level account. Read more…View More Flickr announces all public Creative Commons works are now protected from deletion
Flickr announced today that all Creative Commons images will remain protected on its site – including those uploaded in the past and those that will be added in the future. The news follows Flickr’s November 2018 announcement where it had stated it wouldn’t delete Creative Commons photos already on its service, after switching over to […]View More Flickr says all Creative Commons photos are protected from deletion, not just past uploads
Oh joy, oh rapture, unsubdued, Flickr’s login is no longer tied to Yahoo. The photo-sharing platform announced today that it will roll out a new system to members over the next few weeks that doesn’t require a Yahoo ID. This is welcome news to long-time Flickr users who are still bitter over the requirement, introduced […]View More After more than 10 years, Flickr frees its login system from Yahoo