Parler has now been booted by Amazon, Apple and Google, and it may have to go offline temporarily

Parler, the alternative social media platform favored by conservatives, now finds itself virtually homeless on the internet as Amazon (AMZN), Apple (AAPL) and Google (GOOGL) have all booted it from their platforms in a span of a little more than 24 hours. Amazon will remove Parler from its cloud hosting service, Amazon Web Services, Sunday evening, effectively kicking it off of the public

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Popular instant messaging platform WhatsApp is updating its privacy policy. This new policy could have a significant impact on users, so this is why it matters. What has changed in the new privacy policy? First and foremost, it’s worth remembering that WhatsApp remains end-to-end encrypted, making your messages completely safe. What will change, however, is

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All the platforms that have banned or restricted Trump so far

Platforms are rapidly removing Donald Trump’s account or accounts affiliated with pro-Trump violence and conspiracies, like QAnon and #StoptheSteal. Here is a running list: REDDIT:  WHAT: Reddit has banned the subreddit group “r/DonaldTrump,” a spokesperson confirmed to Axios on Friday. COMMENT: “Reddit’s site-wide policies prohibit content that promotes hate, or encourages, glorifies, incites, or calls for violence against groups

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Google suspends Parler social networking app from Play Store; Apple gives 24-hour warning

(Reuters) – Alphabet Inc’s Google on Friday suspended the Parler social networking service from its app store, citing posts inciting violence and demanding “robust” content moderation from the app favored by many supporters of U.S. President Donald Trump. Apple Inc on Friday also gave the service 24 hours to submit a detailed moderation plan, pointing

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5 Habits for Successful Social Media Managers

The social media landscape is changing so rapidly, and over time, it’s getting harder and harder to build an effective, engaged digital community, even in our hyper-connected world.  Three billion people – around 40% of the world’s population – now use social media, spending an average of two hours every day sharing, liking, tweeting and updating on these

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WhatsApp to share user data with Facebook for ad targeting — here’s how to opt out

Facebook-owned messaging giant WhatsApp  has announced a big change to its privacy policy which, once a user accepts its new T&Cs, will see it start to share some user data with its parent company — including for ad-targeting purposes on the latter service. “[B]y coordinating more with Facebook, we’ll be able to do things like track basic metrics about how often people use our services

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Facebook criticizes Apple’s iOS privacy changes with full-page newspaper ads

Facebook says it’s standing up for small businesses. Facebook is publicly criticizing Apple’s upcoming iOS privacy changes in full-page newspaper ads today. “We’re standing up to Apple for small businesses everywhere,” reads the headline on an ad inside the New York Times, the Washington Post, and the Wall Street Journal today. Bloomberg News reports that the ads are related to Apple’s iOS

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Gmail, YouTube, Google Docs, and other Google services hit by massive outage

Multiple Google services and websites including YouTube, Gmail, Google Assistant, and Google Docs were down for around an hour on Monday morning after being hit with a widespread outage. Google acknowledged the issues with Gmail, affecting both its business and personal services, at 6:55AM ET, and said the problem was fixed for the “vast majority” of users

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