Instagram is introducing several new messaging features on the app, including the ability to reply to a new direct message (DM) without leaving the Home feed, quickly share posts with friends, see who’s online, and more. This new wave of features follows the company’s pledge to focus on messaging (as well as Reels) late last year. In

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I don’t know about you, but any time I read things like “non-invasive brain computer interface”, I cringe just a little bit. But that, apparently, is the direction we’re headed, as companies look to the next stage of digital interaction, with Snapchat today announcing that it’s acquired Paris-based neurotech company NextMind to help drive its long-term augmented reality research efforts.

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Instagram’s testing a new way to raise awareness of social causes in the app, with an additional pop-up on the hashtag search pages of selected movements which prompt users to help spread the word in various ways. As you can see in these images, now, when you search for certain cause-related hashtags, a new pop-up will ask

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Russia bans Instagram as promised, blocking access for 80 million users

The move follows bans of Facebook and Twitter. Russia’s promised ban on Instagram has kicked into effect today, with the social media platform inaccessible for the vast majority of the country’s population, according to internet monitoring service GlobalCheck. The country announced plans to ban Instagram last week, in response to parent company Meta’s decision to allow Facebook and

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Ukraine Universities Hacked By Brazilian Via Finland As Russian Invasion Started

The Wordfence team has identified a massive attack on Ukrainian universities that coincided with the invasion of Ukraine by Russia, and resulted in at least 30 compromised Ukrainian university websites. We have identified the threat actor behind the attack, who is part of a group called the Monday group, which the members refer to as

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SpaceX founder Elon Musk tweeted Saturday evening that the company’s Starlink satellite internet service “is now active in Ukraine” with “more terminals en route.” Musk’s announcement came in direct response to a plea from a Ukrainian government official for more Starlink stations amid a Russian invasion that disrupted Ukraine’s internet services. “While you try to

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The Disinformation War: The falsehoods about the Ukraine invasion and how to stop them spreading

A protestor holds a banner depicting Russian President Vladimir Putin during a demonstration in front of the Russian Embassy in Madrid, Spain, Thursday, Feb. 24, 2022.   –   Copyright  Manu Fernandez/Associated Press  By Ian Smith  •  Updated: 25/02/2022 – 07:01Sources – www.euronews.com   The groundwork for Russia’s invasion of Ukraine on Thursday was seeded by a mass disinformation campaign that continues to be ongoing as the conflict

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Entering a Higher State of Vigilance – Ukraine Under Attack

It appears that Russia has just commenced the invasion of Ukraine. Check your preferred international news outlet, but according to the Ukrainian foreign minister “Putin has just launched a full-scale invasion of Ukraine.” Ukrainian airspace is closed with flights diverting. The Twitter Safety account just started tweeting in Ukrainian, giving users instructions on how to: 1) delete or deactivate

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