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Instagram is this week’s leaky ship, with users’ private contact details exposed via profile pages

It’s a day ending in “y”, which means it’s time for a reminder of how Facebook handles your private data – badly. Today it’s Instagram’s turn, with users’ contact details exposed in web profiles regardless of whether the user chose to make it public or not. CNET reports that contact …

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Instagram will now describe photos using AI for users with visual impairments

Instagram has announced it will roll out features to make the app more accessible for users with visual impairments. The app will allow screen readers to describe photos, either automatically using AI or using custom descriptions added by users. The descriptions, known as “alt text,” are already widely used online …

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Instagram expands shopping to Stories and Explore to help you spend more money

After Instagram introduced shopping in March, they’ve been looking to expand further experimenting with including it in Stories starting in June. They’ve today announced the broader rollout of shopping in Stories, as well as a new personalised channel in Explore. Shopping in Stories is rolling out globally to brands in …

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BlackBerry takes Facebook, WhatsApp and Instagram to court over messaging patents

BlackBerry Limited, the now very-reduced Canadian business enterprise software company is taking Facebook and its subsidiaries, WhatsApp and Instagram, to court in a case where BlackBerry alleges Facebook (and its subsidiaries) infringe on its messaging app patents. The 117 page complaint is centred around BlackBerry’s proprietary and patent-protected messaging product …

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Instagram for Android now has an alpha test version which you can try

Instagram is Facebook’s social network for foodies, bikini enthusiasts and everything in between. Centered on sharing photos, there’s a good chance you’ve used Instagram or at least heard of it, and it’s kind of hard to miss. If you’re reading Ausdroid, you’ll probably like living on the bleeding edge, and …

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