• Instagram targeted by an investigation into the data protection of European minors

    Instagram targeted by an investigation into the data protection of European minors

    The survey covers the accounts of young people under 18 who open professional accounts, thereby making their data accessible. What the Facebook affiliate is supposed to be preventing.
  • Ten years of Instagram story that went on the air after the first photo

    Ten years of Instagram story that went on the air after the first photo

    On October 6, 2010, the first photo appeared on Instagram and was a photo of a dog owned by the company's founder, Kevin Systrom.
  • Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson rips down his own front gate during power outage

    Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson rips down his own front gate during power outage

    But does he also do drywall? Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson — actor, wrestler, enemy of Tyrese Gibson — can add a new title to his CV: Demolition expert. The 48-year-old Johnson explained via Instagram Friday that he quite literally tore down his own front gate after a power outage caused by a storm rendered it …
  • Leonardo DiCaprio, Kim Kardashian and more ‘freeze’ Instagram to Stop Hate For Profit

    Leonardo DiCaprio, Kim Kardashian and more ‘freeze’ Instagram to Stop Hate For Profit

    Take that, Zuckerberg. Leonardo DiCaprio, Kim Kardashian, Sacha Baron Cohen, and dozens of other celebrities joined the Stop Hate For Profit initiative and froze their Instagram and Facebook accounts for 24 hours in order to hold Mark Zuckerberg’s tech company accountable. “I love that I can connect directly with you through Instagram and Facebook, but …
  • YouTube unveils short-form video ‘Shorts’ to compete with TikTok

    YouTube unveils short-form video ‘Shorts’ to compete with TikTok

    YouTube is rolling out a short-form video feature called “YouTube Shorts” to compete with the popular social media platform TikTok. YouTube said Monday that YouTube Shorts — set to launch in the next few weeks — will allow creators and artists to shoot short, catchy videos up to 15 seconds long using their mobile phones. …
  • It may be more than a year before we can safely go to theaters, Fauci says

    It may be more than a year before we can safely go to theaters, Fauci says

    Dr. Anthony Fauci has some very bad news for theater lovers. In a recent Instagram Live chat with actress Jennifer Garner, the top coronavirus expert said it will most likely remain unsafe to sit in a theater until a year after a vaccine is released, according to TheatreMania. “When are we going to be able …
  • Influencer ‘Ethan Is Supreme’ dead at 17 after suspected drug overdose

    Influencer ‘Ethan Is Supreme’ dead at 17 after suspected drug overdose

    Online beauty influencer “Ethan Is Supreme” has died of a suspected drug overdose, according to his family and closest friends. The YouTube star, real name Ethan Peters, was just 17. The Texan, famed for his flamboyant makeover videos, was found dead in bed by his father, Gerald Peters, at 11 a.m. Sunday, the dad confirmed …
  • Facebook users will be paid to ditch their accounts for election study

    Facebook users will be paid to ditch their accounts for election study

    Facebook users will be paid up to $120 to shut down their accounts as part of an experiment on how the platform affects elections. The social-media giant is reportedly recruiting users willing to give up Facebook and Instagram for one or six weeks in late September for a study of how the apps influence political …
  • 50 Cent and T.I. spar on social media over proposed Versuz battle

    50 Cent and T.I. spar on social media over proposed Versuz battle

    Gosh, it’s like William F. Buckley and Gore Vidal all over again. 50 Cent and T.I. spent Thursday evening antagonizing each other over their proposed Versuz battle. The two rappers, who have been bandying about the idea of doing one of the popular Instagram battles for some time, went at it after T.I. pushed 50 …
  • Colton Underwood and ex Cassie Randolph unfollow each other on Instagram

    Colton Underwood and ex Cassie Randolph unfollow each other on Instagram

    Colton Underwood and Cassie Randolph are no longer keeping up with one another on social media, three months after calling it quits. The former “Bachelor” pair — who met on Season 23 of the long-running ABC series in 2019 — appeared to have stopped following each other on Instagram. Randolph’s sister Michelle and her boyfriend, …