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Data Steal Of Instagram Users: A Company Steals Data From Millions Of Instagram Users

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Data Steal Of Instagram Users

Data Steal Of Instagram Users

Data Steal Of Instagram Users:- Of course, Facebook is not one of the examples when we talk about privacy or use of user data, especially after the Cambridge Analytica scandal. Well, as we have just learned, those of Mark Zuckerberg is again splashed by a new theft of user data, in this case, Instagram. On this occasion, it is not Facebook that is pointed with the finger, at least directly. But it has been one of its marketing partners that has stolen data from millions of Instagram users.

Specifically, it has been the company Hyp3r responsible for collecting millions of Stories and photos published on the popular social network to obtain specific user-profiles and subsequently send them advertising. Yesterday, Instagram himself sent a letter to the marketing company informing him of the termination of his contract with the social network after having broken the rules of the same.

Hyp3r would have stolen millions of Stories and Instagram photos for over a year

Of course, the theft of this data was possible thanks to a combination of errors of the network configuration and the lack of supervision by the company of Mark Zuckerberg to detect such actions.

In this way, Hyp3r was compiling millions of Stories, biographies, and photos published on Instagram, for at least one year, to create detailed profiles to which to send a specific type of advertising. For this, the marketing company collected images labeled with the location of the same and even made use of image recognition software to detect. Where they had been made, as well as other data, and then use all this information to launch. These users advertise themselves.

For example, if someone was in a hotel and posted a selfie from there, the company was able to process this information and subsequently launch advertising from other hotels to that user. Therefore, Hyp3r took advantage of a security breach in the social network to collect this type of user content, although some such as the Stories are designed to disappear after 24 hours, which means for Instagram a clear violation of the terms of the service.

Also, the former Instagram partner took the opportunity to deepen the profiles of these users further and gather more information such as biographies and followers and link all this information with location data and data from other sources.

The majority of stolen data from Instagram users came before Instagram began removing certain features from its API after the case of Cambridge Analytica. Something that was publicly received as a considerable measure to protect everyone’s privacy by Hyp3r herself. Who, however, went to work behind to build a system that could skip Instagram changes and thus continue to collect this data from anyway.

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YouTube Will Use AI to Automatically Determine Age Limits of Videos

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YouTube Will Use AI to Automatically Determine Age Limits of Videos

As we know, YouTube currently has a special tool that allows creators to determine the age limit of the videos they upload. However, it is not uncommon for this tool to be misused by bad creators.

Therefore, YouTube also has a special team that continues to monitor YouTube content that violates the rules. However, it seems that now YouTube will use AI technology to help solve this problem.

Yes, it is said that YouTube plans to use Artificial Intelligence to detect and determine the age limit of a video. Later machine learning technology will help AI to find out what content is displayed in a video.

Based on the recognition of YouTube, later the AI ​​technology will be implemented on their main site so that later users who want to view videos that have age restrictions will immediately be taken to the sign in page to verify their age and determine whether the video can be watched or not because of insufficient age. .

“This helps us ensure that no matter where the video is found, it can only be watched by viewers of an adequate age,” said YouTube as quoted from the Ubergizmo website.

The presence of this feature is known to be caused by a problem that had occurred on YouTube, where there were several conspiracies and disturbing videos that actually exist on YouTube Kids which is actually a special platform for children with safe content.

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This bug on Instagram allows hackers to take over your smartphone

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This bug on Instagram allows hackers to take over your smartphone

Recently, researchers from Check Point Security have found a dangerous bug in the Instagram application where this bug can be used by hackers to take over the victim’s smartphone.

Yes, not just taking over the Instagram account, this bug is known to allow hackers to take over the user’s smartphone and it is possible that the victim’s smartphone will be planted by even more dangerous malware.

To take advantage of this bug, the hacker will first send a photo containing malware code to the victim via Direct Messages. Only with that, the smartphone of Instagram users can be taken over.

This is because the Instagram application itself initially has access to the user’s smartphone so that if the Instagram application is hacked, the user’s smartphone can also be hacked.

This bug on Instagram allows hackers to take over your smartphone

Luckily, Instagram is now known to have fixed this bug. If you are now using the latest version of the Instagram application, then you are safe from these dangerous bugs.

As a result of the discovery of this bug, the head researcher from Check Point, Yaniv Balmas, appealed to all smartphone users to be more careful in giving permission to the applications they install, be it trusted applications such as Instagram.

“People should pay more attention to every permission an application has. Most people don’t care about the access request message and immediately press the yes button. But that is the start of the cyber attack process,” said Yaniv Balmas as dictated by Ubergizmo.

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Twitter Starts Testing Voice Messages Feature in DM

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Twitter Starts Testing Voice Messages Feature in DM

After rolling out the audio tweets feature for iOS last June, Twitter is now continuing to experiment to help users communicate more easily on its services, one of the things it does is release voice messages.

Recently the Product Manager for Direct Messages on Twitter, Alex Ackerman-Greenberg told The Verge that currently his party is ready to test the voice messages feature in DM. Later this feature will be tested for the first time in Brazil.

Alex said that later this feature could allow users to send audio messages with a duration of up to 20 seconds via Direct Messages. The reason is that previously users could only send text and images

Just like voice tweets, voice messages in DM come with a fairly simple interface. There is only a play / pause button and information on the duration of the received audio message.

Twitter Starts Testing Voice Messages Feature in DM
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“The in-line recording experience makes it easier for users to send messages as part of their natural conversation flow,” said Twitter.

It is known that Twitter also presents a report message button which can later be used if a user misuses the voice DM feature. It seems that Twitter has already thought about all the impacts that might occur if the feature was released.

Of course, the presence of this feature makes Twitter now one step closer to its rivals, namely Facebook and Instagram, which have long presented an audio message feature in their Direct Messages.

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