#SocialSpeak – WhatsApp Founder Jumps Ship and Change Your Twitter Password, Now

May 6, 2018

Facebook loses another key member right as they announced new changes at their F8 developers conference to the platform as well as Instagram. And Twitter urged users to change their passwords on the platform due to a bug, read all about the latest from the world of social media.

WhatsApp founder Jan Koum resigns from the Facebook board

A long time in the making, WhatsApp founder Jan Koum resigned from Facebook’s board, a move that has been reported as being inevitable, amid the outrage from the data leaks that have plagued the social network for the past month.

Facebook’s business model of monetising personal user data has historically been different from WhatsApp and it is predicted that Facebook plans to loosen user encryption to enable ads on the messaging app. The fallout from this row could help shape the future of the internet and the entire global digital economy.

 

Here’s a suggestion: Change your Twitter password asap

It’s time for every Twitter user to change their password. Announced via a blogpost, Twitter said that they have now fixed a bug that stored passwords on an “unmasked in an internal log”. There has been no reported evidence of abuse, but the platform has urged all users to change their passwords as soon as possible, especially if you recycle your Twitter password for other sites.

 

Announcements by Zuckerberg and Co. from Facebook’s F8 Developer Conference

Facebook announced a host of new features and changes at its recently concluded F8 Developers Conference. The new changes come as Facebook has been under global scrutiny for sharing user data with Cambridge Analytica.

Tackling the issue of privacy head-on, Clear History will enable you to clear any information from Facebook’s analytics. Watch Party is a feature that will enable you to watch live video and chat with friends. An upvote/downvote functionality will be added to some comments and to wrap it all up a new dating feature that will help 200 million of the platform’s single users to find meaningful relationships.

 

Video Chat to AR filters, Instagram now offers so much more

Instagram expands on its features, enabling the camera to be used for much more than just sharing snapshots and stories.

The Facebook-owned photo-sharing platform announced a host of changes at the Facebook F8 Developer Conference, including a redesigned Explore section, the ability to finally chat with friends through video, new options for sharing stories and a new “bully filter” for the comments section across different posts. New AR lens filters will also be rolling out on the platform soon.

 

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