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Instagram scam preys on bank followers

August 24th, 2016 by Mark Daly in Industry News No Comments »
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A new report suggests thousands of Instagram users are falling for a scam that targets followers of financial institutions on the image-sharing platform. So I began following Bank of America’s official account to see what would happen. Sure enough, the first message arrived in moments. “Hey are you interested ib [sic] making some extra cash.” […]

Instagram changes cause growing backlash among posters

March 29th, 2016 by Mark Daly in Industry News No Comments »
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Changes to how Instagram content will appear in the app’s feed have sparked a backlash among some of its users. The app plans to switch to “algorithmic timelines” – sorting posts according to users’ interests – rather continuing to list them chronologically. Celebrity posters, who are worried their photos may no longer be seen by […]

Fashion firm rebuked over Instagram ads by US watchdog

March 17th, 2016 by Mark Daly in Industry News No Comments »
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A US fashion firm has settled a case in which it was accused of failing to flag paid Instagram endorsements as being adverts. Lord & Taylor had been charged with paying 50 “influencers” to post photos of themselves on the same weekend in March 2015 wearing one of its dresses. The US trade regulator said […]

Fixed bug of the week: Who saw your private Instagram messages?

February 17th, 2016 by Mark Daly in Industry News No Comments »
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We live in a world where app developers are rolling out new features non-stop, constantly. (“Software is eating the world” and all that.) Notwithstanding all the fancy new devops and agile processes out there, when you’re in a huge hurry, sometimes security flaws squeeze through unnoticed. That’s what happened to Instagram last week. Its Android […]

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