WhatsApp, Facebook and Instagram are down for some users, again

WhatsApp, Facebook and Instagram are down for some users, again

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WhatsApp, Instagram and Facebook are experiencing outage in some parts of the world with users complaining of being unable to upload pictures or updates their statuses. According to DownDetector, which tracks outages in tech platforms and social media sites, the outage first appeared at around 10AM ET or 7PM IST. Users all across the globe
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Facebook launches UK reporting tool to clamp down on scam ads

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Martin Lewis: ‘The UK faces an epidemic of online scam ads – they’re everywhere.’ Photograph: Ken McKay/ITV/Rex/Shutterstock Fresh efforts to tackle scam adverts across Facebook are being introduced in the UK following action taken by the consumer champion Martin Lewis. The social media company is releasing a scam ads reporting tool, with a specially trained team investigating
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Twitter takes down ‘a large number’ of Chinese-language accounts ahead of Tiananmen Square anniversary

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Twitter  has suspended a large number of Chinese-language user accounts, including those belonging to critics of China’s government. It seems like a particularly ill-timed move, occurring just days before thirtieth anniversary of the Tiananmen Square massacre on June 4. “A large number of Chinese @Twitter accounts are being suspended today,” wrote Yaxue Cao, founder and editor of the
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Google’s Digital Wellbeing software might be slowing down Pixel phones

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Google’s Digital Wellbeing software is meant to be a helpful, transparent tool for monitoring your smartphone usage habits and striking a healthier balance between tech and life. But over the last couple weeks, a number of Pixel owners have come to the conclusion that it has the unwanted side effect of slowing down their device.
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Chinese Censors Go Low-Tech to Clamp Down on Twitter: A Knock on the Door

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The 50-year-old software engineer was tapping away at his computer in November when state security officials filed into his office on mainland China. They had an unusual – and non-negotiable – request. Delete these tweets, they said. The agents handed over a printout of 60 posts the engineer had fired off to his 48,000 followers.
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