Instagram shuts down dozens of accounts used to make cash

More than a dozen of young Instagram users who use the social media platform to make cash say that their accounts have recently been removed.

A Facebook representative said the accounts were disabled following multiple violations of platform policies, as well as tried abuse of internal processes.

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Facebook features a new privacy tool to protect your information — here’s the way to use it currently

Keep websites and apps from telling Facebook what you do.

Facebook’s new privacy tool addresses privacy issues.

Facebook is launching a brand new feature that enables you to see and manage information that apps and websites share with the platform. It’s known as Off-Facebook Activity and it allows you to keep track of the type of data third-party apps can access and what they’re using it for. As an example, if you’re buying the Galaxy Note 10, Facebook can determine what you were looking for and show you targeted ads for that phone.

With the new privacy feature, you’ll be able to tell Facebook to disconnect any info that the corporate has shared from your account, and it’ll stop showing you those targeted ads. Its launch follows a $5 billion fine from the FTC and a commitment from Facebook to better protect users’ privacy.

Facebook is additionally modifying its ad library, “Why am I seeing this ad?” and is adding a brand new feature referred to as “Why am I seeing this post?” this will assist you manage what you see from your friends, pages and groups in your News Feed.

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Instagram’s boss says the app doesn’t listen in on your conversations for ads.

Instagram isn’t eavesdropping on its customers’ conversations offline to target them with ads, in line with its chief, Adam Mosseri.

In a new interview with CBS’s Gayle King, Mosseri addressed the common suspicion that Instagram and its owner, Facebook, tap into user’s phones to collect ad-targeting intelligence.

King asked Mosseri concerning what happens on the back end when a commercial for something she just mentioned privately uncannily shows up in her Instagram feed.

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Instagram will now support landscape video on IGTV

The vertical video experiment is over.

Instagram is no longer all-in on vertical video. The corporate announced that its long form video offshoot, IGTV, will now support landscape video. Up until now, the corporate solely supported vertical video, which was a feature focus during its launch nearly a year ago. Instagram says the modification comes due to creator feedback and because some viewers are finding landscape videos on IGTV already however haven’t been able to turn their phones to watch them in full screen.

“We realize this is an evolution from where IGTV started — we believe it’s the right modification for viewers and creators,” the company says in a blog post. “In many ways, opening IGTV to more than just vertical videos is similar to when we opened Instagram to more than just square photos in 2015. It enabled creativity to flourish and engagement to rise — and we believe the same will happen again with IGTV.”

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