Meta says ad-free Instagram client The OG App breaks its rules • TechCrunch

Last week, a startup called Un1feed launched an Instagram client called The OG App, which promised an ad-free and suggestion-free home feed along with features like creating custom feeds like Twitter lists. The app raked up almost 10,000 downloads in a few days, but Apple removed the app from the App Store for violating its … Read more

Instagram Video Launched; Integrate IGTV, Video Feeds Under One Platform

Instagram integrates IGTV – an extended video format – and feeds videos on the platform to Instagram Videos. The Facebook-owned app will show a new look Video tab on the app that shows all video content under one umbrella. Video creators will now have useful features such as editing, filtering, and people and location tags. … Read more

Instagram Developing User Controls to Block Nudity and Other Unwanted Content

Meta is developing a set of optional user controls for Instagram to help safeguard users from unwanted and inappropriate content. The tools are being created to “help people protect themselves from unwanted DMs, like photos containing nudity,” a Meta spokesperson told CNET in a statement Wednesday. “This technology doesn’t allow Meta to see anyone’s private … Read more

iPhone 14: Steve Jobs’ daughter mocks Apple’s new phone on Instagram! shared meme

Several new gadgets were launched at the ‘Far Out’ event of tech giant Apple on Wednesday. These included everything from AirPods to the Watch and the new iPhones. The company has unveiled its new product lineup, which it anticipates will be in high demand as the holidays approach. After all the announcements made by Apple, … Read more

iPhone 14: Steve Jobs’ Daughter Eve Mocks Apple With a Hilarious Meme On Instagram

Apple’s ‘Far Out’ event on Wednesday was another extravaganza that can always be expected from the tech giant’s event. There were several new gadgets, including Airpods, watches, and iPhones. The company unveiled its new product line-up, which it anticipates will be in great demand as the holidays approach. However, following the announcement, there was a … Read more

Instagram was fined $402 million in the EU for making young users’ data public

Ireland’s Data Protection Commission has fined Meta €405 million (about $402 million) after an investigation into how it handled teenagers’ data. The decision and fine were finalized last Friday, DPC spokesperson Caolmhe McGuire tells The Verge, and “full details of the decision will publish next week.” The DPC’s deadline for making a final decision on … Read more

Instagram fined €405M in EU for children’s privacy breaches – TechCrunch

A fat fine — of €405 million — is headed Instagram’s way after European Union privacy regulators came to a decision on a long running complaint related to how the social media platform handles children’s data. The penalty is for a breach of the EU’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). Meta was contacted for comment … Read more

Meta plans to bring paid features to Facebook, Instagram, WhatsApp

Meta is setting up a product organization to identify and build “possible paid features” for Facebook, Instagram, and WhatsApp, according to an internal memo sent to employees last week that was obtained by The Verge. The new division is Meta’s fist serious foray into building paid features across its main social apps, all three of … Read more