1. cageymaru

    Facebook Outage Caused by BGP Routing Error

    NETSCOUT has released a statement to BleepingComputer that the Facebook and Instagram outages were caused by a BGP routing error. "'At approximately 12:52PM EST on March 13th, 2019, it appears that an accidental BGP routing leak from a European ISP to a major transit ISP, which was then...
  2. cageymaru

    Facebook and Instagram Are down

    Facebook and Instagram are reportedly down. This probably means that your personal information will have to wait until both services are back up before it is harvested (sarcasm.) Facebook acknowledged the connection troubles on Twitter since it couldn't announce it on its own social media...
  3. cageymaru

    Instagram Users with 100,000+ Followers Get Free Food for Posts

    The "This is Not a Sushi Bar" restaurant in Milan, Italy is offering Instagram users with 100,000+ followers free food if they post a picture of their meal and tag the restaurant on social media. "Owner Matteo Pittarello said he hoped the offer would attract millennials as patrons and create...
  4. AlphaAtlas

    Instagram Might Share Location Data With Facebook

    Techcrunch got a tip suggesting that Instagram could share location data with Facebook in the future. Jane Manchun Wong previously reported on prototypes of Instagram Video Calling and Music Stickers, which eventually turned into features, and now she says an Instagram prototype has a new...
  5. AlphaAtlas

    Instagram Founders Leave Facebook

    The New York Times reports that Instagram's co-founders, Kevin Systrom and Mike Krieger, are leaving Facebook. Facebook bought Instagram for a cool $1 Billion way back in 2012, and the platforms have remained more or less separate ever since then. The departure seemed relatively amicable when...
  6. cageymaru

    Teens Know That Social Media Companies Want to Manipulate Them

    Teens are addicted to social media, but a new study finds that they are cognizant that the companies are manipulating them. Social media companies like Snapchat have activities that require that you send at least one message to a group of friends or family members at least once a day to...
  7. cageymaru

    Your Teen's Next Summer Job Might Be Posting Sponsored Content to Instagram

    Many teens have struggled to find summer jobs. They want to make money over the summer and sometimes they just can't land a job cutting grass fast enough. Then some jobs require training and age requirements to work that can get in the way of you and your next pair of Nike shoes. Resourceful...
  8. cageymaru

    Instagram Users Are Getting Hacked

    Instagram users are getting hacked and in addition to their passwords being changed; profile pictures are being switched to animated Disney characters. The hackers then change the email address to a Russian .ru domain to completely lock them out. This leaves the user to complain on Twitter...
  9. DooKey

    The Instagram Rich List Shows How Insane The World Is

    I'll have to admit right up front that I don't use Instagram and don't really feel any need to. With that said I'm amazed that a person can make the kind of money they do on a social media platform just posting something. I looked at the rich list and didn't recognize many of them and the ones I...
  10. FrgMstr

    Facebook Did Something Smart

    Given that younger users are avoiding Facebook more and more, it is telling that maybe Facebook saw all that coming? Quartz is reporting that Facebook's $1B investment in Instagram is now worth $100B. Given that I am an old fart, I don't use Instagram (or Facebook), but when I do, it is...
  11. DooKey

    Leave Facebook and go to Instagram Instead?

    I guess the average user of social media really doesn't have a clue when it comes to their data, who's using it, or who owns the platform they are using. Case in point is that some people are leaving Facebook and are getting their social media fix from Instagram because of the data abuse issues...
  12. DooKey

    Instagram May Add Voice and Video Calling

    It appears that the code for voice and video calling is embedded into the code of the Android Application Packages for Instagram. Based upon this information it's easy to see that Instagram is getting ready to add these features to their product. I'm not an Instagram user, but I imagine these...
  13. R

    Sneaky Ways App Developers Get You Addicted

    In a report from Business Insider, Jonathan Kay, chief operating officer of app analytics firm Apptopia goes into several of the ways that app developers use to get people hooked on using them. The article is incredibly detailed, going from Instagram's push notifications, to Twitter using the...
  14. DooKey

    Instagram Tests Letting You Follow Hashtags Instead of People

    Instagram is allowing limited testing on following hashtags instead of people. I suppose this might be a good thing for Instagram users, but since I'm not a user I can't opine on that. Let me know what you think. Is it going to be a useful thing if it goes into widespread use? So far the...
  15. FrgMstr

    Doxagram Doxagram Doxagram

    If you were looking to buy your own "Doxagram" domain, you better get after it quickly as it is reported by Graham Cluley that Instagram and Facebook have purchased 280 domains containing "Doxagram." It seems that all of this is happening to head off hackers that recently exploited a...
  16. S

    TITAN X Pascal Announced?

    From NVIDIA's Instagram...can't find anything else official on it. Must be a mistake? Screenshot in case it gets taken down: [click to enlarge]