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WhatsApp Beta Extends Delete for Everyone Option Duration

WhatsApp Beta Extends Delete for Everyone Option Duration

Now users will get 1 hour to get rid of sent messages with Delete for Everyone on WhatsApp

When WhatsApp rolled out the Delete for everyone, few months ago every user was thrilled but its short duration wasn’t loved by all. Finally WhatsApp heard the desperate call of the users and had decided to boost the duration of time by more than 1 hour with the upcoming update.

This update is in beta version and it is being tested on a number of devices globally to get rid of any flaws or issues emerging out of it. It is expected to be made available to the users worldwide in the stable version very soon enough.

Delete for Everyone:  Much needed feature but came too late

WhatsApp has launched the delete for everyone feature in the month of November 2017. This feature allowed the users to delete any sent message but within seven minutes of sending it out. Though this feature was ridiculed by many as the time frame offered by WhatsApp was too less.

However upcoming update to the WhatsApp will allow the users to delete sent messages within 4096 seconds which equals to 4096 seconds or 68 minutes and 16 seconds to be precise.

The beta version of WhatsApp 2.18.69 already comes with this enhanced deleting functionality but this number does sound quite random and weird. However it is a great improvement over the earlier available 420 seconds which simply offered to less time to take action.

More new features like Delete for Everyone coming to WhatsApp

WhatsApp is not just extending the period for delete for everyone but it will be also bringing the ability to forward stickers in the upcoming update. The 2.18.69 will come with the support for the sticker app but at the moment the beta version is dealing with a notorious bug which caused the app to crash whenever a user tries to send GIFs to others. WhatsApp engineers are working tirelessly to get rid of this bug along with other before it is rolled out to other devices.

In the meantime WhatsApp has already brought two updates right to the beta program in order to address the issues engulfing the new features. These version numbers are 2.18.70 and 2.18.71 and the first one is aimed at fixing the issue for sending GIFs while the second one brings the ability to add new voice note sending icon right in the chat window.

In upcoming days users will be able to record just a portion of the voice and lock it before they send it out to them. Earlier users had the ability to record and send the voice note to others without even getting the chance to listen to the recording.

Now the lock feature will allow the users to lock the microphone button when it is not to be used. WhatsApp is also gearing up to offer a number of sticker pack in the upcoming days which can be downloaded with a simple click and use it in the messages for more interactive conversation.

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An Instagram Hack Hit Millions of Accounts Victims Phone Numbers for Sale

An Instagram Hack Hit Millions of Accounts Victims Phone Numbers for Sale

Instagram suffered the hacking of six million accounts

Illustrious figures of the sports, artists, and celebrities of Hollywood are the victims of Instagram HACK.

It seems that computer attacks become very normal nowadays. A few weeks ago the objective of the hackers was HBO. Now they turn their eyes into the Instagram.

The Instagram, the social network under the shield of Facebook suffered a breach of security few days ago. It was solved but resulted in the infringement of millions of profiles.

According to reports , the group of hackers who attacked Instagram, known as ‘Doxagram’, took to steal information from millions of accounts. At first, it was thought that the affected profiles were only those that were verified with the blue insignia, but from ‘Doxagram’ confirmed to the portal The Daily Beast that they had in their power data of six million of them.

The hackers further detailed that they possess data of 50 of the Instagram  accounts with more followers in Instagram. Among them are celebrities and athletes, and even detailed that the account of the President of the United States was also a victim.

In the material collected there would be telephone numbers and email accounts, all of which was put up for sale on the Dark Web.

Instagram co-founder Mike Krieger noted that the bug was fixed quickly. However, he advised users to be alert to any suspicious activity.

We recommend people to modify their password as soon as possible. Also, enable 2-step authentication to prevent them from entering the profile from an unauthorized device.

An Instagram vulnerability allowed hackers to seize the profiles of millions of users, including Selena Gomez, phone numbers, and email accounts.

Although the hacking happened on Tuesday 29 August, the social network of images revealed today that there were six million affected accounts, out of a total of 700 million users who are currently registered. From the company said they have solved the vulnerability.

“After further analysis, we determined that this problem also affected some unverified accounts,” said Instagram co-founder and technical director Mike Krieger on the official blog.

“While we can not determine which specific accounts may have been affected, we believe it was a low percentage,” he said.

According to the source, the list of profiles of celebrities comprises of personages of the sport, artists, and celebrities. Emma Watson, Emilia Clarke, Zac Efron, Leonardo Di Caprio, Beyonce, Lady Gaga, Rihanna, Floyd Mayweather, Zinedine Zidane, Neymar and Ronaldinho, among others, are among the 1,000 people affected by the hackers.

To make matters worse, hackers published the private data of the victims in the database of the site Doxagram – now it is not available – and they offered for the modest sum of 10 dollars.

In this regard, Instagram confirmed that it is “working with the police” to combat the sale of stolen information by the hackers. “We encourage people to be vigilant about the security of their account and be careful if they encounter any suspicious activity, such as calls, texts, and unacknowledged emails,” Krieger concluded.

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Artificial Intelligence Now Powers all of Facebook Translation

Artificial intelligence now powers all of Facebook translation

Facebook starts using AI for Facebook translation service  on its social network

Facebook is known as the world’s widely used social networking platform with more than a billion user base. Over the time it has been found that people are looking at post written in foreign language quite often and Facebook is bringing artificial intelligence backed Facebook translation service to decipher it for the users.It should be notes that Facebook has amassed more than two billion users on global scale and it offers supports to as many 45 popular languages. Facebook has announced that it is embracing the use of the new Facebook translation service in order to aid the users in understanding each other thoughts and posts regardless of the language.

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Why You Should Delete Your Old Number from Facebook Account Now

Why You Should Delete Your Old Number from Facebook Account Now

Facebook Account and It’s Know-how

With the advancement of social media, Cyber crime is increasing day by day. The hackers are smart enough to trace all your Facebook account details with the help of any personal detail of an individual. It is always advisable to not to disclose any of your personal details with those whom you do not know personally. These days the line between trust and betrayal is so thin that even the ones you know can misuse your personal details. So, always be doubly sure before sharing your details with anybody. These days we easily become friends with people on Facebook account and we do not even think once before sharing our details with them. Some people are so obsessed with getting more likes and comments on Facebook that they share their phone numbers on their page which is on the long run is like inviting problems for yourself.

Now, with the increase in the usage of social media negativity, people are not safe anywhere. If you have even shared your old phone number on a widely social media site, then Facebook or you have linked it with your Facebook account then remove it as early as possible. Anyone with a bad intention can misuse it, as with the help of that old number they will easily trace your account details and even your password which is enough to create any mishap pertaining to your account, and the worst thing is that you won’t even receive a notification on your email in terms of any damage incurred on your account. A lot has been debated on this regard. Several allegations have been bestowed on Facebook, but no concreate steps have been taken.

Facebook does not entertain any sort of liabilities in terms of their privacy system. They won’t take any responsibility if any mishap takes place or any discrepancy occurs with any users’ Facebook Account profile.

Since now we are aware of this mishap taking place, there are only two ways to avoid it. The first and the most obvious way is to remove your phone number by making changes in your privacy settings. The second is a bit complicated, but definitely not complicated than the problems which you will face once your number has been misused, this is known as authentication of two-factors on Facebook i.e. you have deny access to any other user login from your laptop, PC, cell phones or tablet. This might be a bit complicated where you have to use your current phone number.

The main purpose behind creating this awareness is to save every person’s Facebook account from this bug. This is a scam and can led to huge consequences. So, be aware and make necessary changes in your Facebook account as that what matters. Your every personal information in your Facebook Account can be used for any sort of dangerous enterprise on this social media which will make you fall in trouble. So, be very careful before allowing anyone to use your gadget for logging in to avoid all sorts of mishap. This precaution is applicable for all.

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Beach Hazards &3 Ways Earth Networks Can Help

Beach Hazards &3 Ways Earth Networks Can Help

Beaches are a popular destination for those looking to get away for a summer vacation and enjoy some time in the sun. However, there are some hazards associated with the beach that you should be aware of. Many are severe weather related, which Earth Networks can help with. Consider some of these beach hazards and the benefits of EN with hazards which can help by utilizing real time weather trackers and other equipment that work to predict severe weather conditions.

Weather Warnings

Earth Networks has systems that can provide severe real time lightning alerts and weather warnings to beachgoers in order to communicate that there is severe weather in the area. Lightning and thunderstorms can be dangerous to people on the beach.

High winds created by storms can make for rip currents and cause the water to be unsafe for swimming. Rip Currents can be deadly if not respected and paid attention to.

Being in the water when lightning is present is very dangerous. Having weather sirens and alerts available on the beach in order to warn people of these conditions is essential to safety.

Weather Trackers

Weather trackers are also an important piece of what Earth Networks can do for the safety of beach vacationers. Weather trackers use real time weather data to track severe weather in the area and predict its arrival down to the minute. Constant updates can help people know how long their beach day can last and when they should begin to head back to their hotel. Severe thunderstorms that are not tracked effectively can lead to unnecessary injuries and drowning if swimmers are not notified in enough time to leave the area.

In order to have a safe and fun beach vacation, weather trackers and weather alert systems are the best way to know what to expect out of the weather each day so that everyone can stay safe.


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