Tuesday, November 12, 2019

With VSCO, Snapchat Can Turn Snaps Into Film, Light Leaks and All

What happens when you mix VSCO film-inspired presets with Snapchat’s augmented reality lenses? AR film effects like light leaks and flares. On Friday, November 8, VSCO announced the popular editing app’s first Snapchat...

CES 2020: News, Reviews & Analysis From Las Vegas (Jan 7-10)

CES 2020 is the biggest consumer electronics show in the world, and it all goes down in Las Vegas, Nevada between January 7-10. Major companies like Samsung, Sony, Microsoft, Amazon, and Facebook use...

Twitter’s Latest Feature Lets You Explore Tweets in a Whole New Way

Twitter is about to roll out a new Topics feature to help users find a greater selection of content across a range of subjects. Following several months of testing, Topics will launch globally on...

US DOJ Accuses Former Twitter Employees of Spying for Saudi Arabia

A former Twitter employee was arrested November 5 and accused of spying for Saudi Arabia. The Washington Post has a copy of the charges, which were released the next day. The Justice Department...

Documents Show Facebook Used User Data As Bargaining Chip To Competitors

Leaked documents show that Facebook used user data as a bargaining chip with its advertising partners and leveraged the data against its competitors.  NBC News first reported on the confidential documents in April that...

Private Facebook Group Data Improperly Accessed by Third-party Devs

Facebook is yet again at the center of a user privacy mishap. In a blog post, its head of platform partnerships, Konstantinos Papamiltiadis, revealed that about 100 third-party app developers had improper access...

YouTube’s Attention Grabbing Super Stickers Have Gone Global

YouTube now has stickers, although unlike Line, WeChat, and Facebook Messenger’s stickers, YouTube’s Super Stickers are closer to the way Twitch emotes work. Here, they are a new way for you to stand...

Facebook wants you to take a selfie in order to verify your identity

Facebook is reportedly working on facial-recognition software that would verify the identities of users trying to access the app. Jane Manchun Wong tweeted out a prototype that asks users to take a selfie by...

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