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Facebook Decides To Do Something About It’s “Fake News” Problem

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After continuously  denying the fact  it has a serious problem with fake news, Facebook has finally admitted it does, in fact, have a problem with fake news.

The social media giant announced several specific ways in which it will try to fix these thorny issues.

Adam Mosseri, Facebook’s vice president of news feed, outlined the efforts. There are four primary initiatives: “easier reporting,” “flagging stories as disputed,” “informed sharing,” and “disrupting financial incentives for spammers.”

The first involves community reporting —something that I’d say  hasn’t really exactly worked well for Facebook in the past—and will  make it easier for users to report something as fake.

The second initiative, “flagging stories as disputed,” is an interesting one. According to Mosseri, “Facebook cannot become arbiters of truth [them]selves,”.  Facebook will begin to work with third-party fact checking organizations to check out potentially fake news stories.

4 organizations—ABC News, Politifact, FactCheck, and Snopes—will be part of this effort. According to ABC News president James Goldston, his company will use its team of election fact-checkers—about a half-dozen in all—and put them to use ferreting out bullshit on Facebook. (He says ABC isn’t getting paid by Facebook.)

Once a story has been “disputed,” it will still show up, but users “will see a warning that the story has been disputed as [they] share.”

As for the “informed sharing” portion of the effort, Facebook says that the number of times a story is shared—supposedly an indicator as to whether it’s misleading—will factor into how it’s ranked on the news feed. And finally, “disrupting financial incentives for spammers” will allegedly deter fake website purveyors from making money, though the actual mechanisms by which Facebook plans to do this are rather vague.

Of course, Facebook is a  powerful company that carries out its operations in opaque and mysterious ways, so it’s difficult to tell whether or not these efforts will actually do much of anything.

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Shocking !!! – This “Egg” Has More Likes Than Every Celebrity In The World

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World record egg

Now it comes down to those few moments in my life I ask myself what the hell my Instagram account is doing.

world record egg

I previously made a post about the most popular animals on instagram that are verified – check the post here



Previously the record for the most liked post on Instagram was held by Kylie Jenner – 18m likes on the picture of her baby. Now that record has been crushed by an egg.  Check the eggs profile here – World_Record_Egg

The Egg is verified with about 7.4M Followers and has 1 single post with about 47miliion likes and 2.7million comments

So this egg’s fans are called the #egggang and #eggsoldiers 😂😂😂😂 .

egg gang

 

Egg Gang Already Has Haters

Just when I thought I’ve seen it all. Take a look at this tweet

From my calculations the only Nigerian Celeb with a higher follower count than the egg is probably Davido.

On another note, this is kind of Sad. My IG account hasn’t even reached 20k. 😥😥

Please go to https://www.instagram.com/naijatechguy and hit that follow button. Maybe we’ll break our own record 😃. I’ll follow back , I promise.

One more thing, the name of the egg is Eugene,  Don’t forget to hit that share button 😋

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GB WhatsApp – Why You Should Stop Using GB WhatsApp In 2019

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GB WhatsApp is the popular modified version of WhatsApp that many people tend to use these days because it offers more features than the Official WhatsApp application.  You may be wondering why you should stop using GB Whatsapp in 2019 , well I’ll be explaining that in this post.

GB WhatsApp

Let’s assume that close to where you live there are hungry wolves in the forest. Not that you’ve personally seen them when you’ve gone into the woods, but you’ve constantly heard them howl at night, and also heard stories of people being killed by them. There are safe paths, with some guards, that go through the woods.



The wolves rarely go through these paths, then there are those that are less sure and may have a lot of wolves. Which do you choose?

GBWhatsApp is not  “safer” than the official product and that means there is risk. What type of risk?

 

GB Whatsapp Lacks Privacy

 

GB WhatsApp lacks Privacy

GB WhatsApp lacks Privacy

There is no Privacy for one and as such you won’t find GB Whatsapp in the Google Play Store because it didn’t pass the security tests and also because it’s a clone app. I know we all love customization but how would you feel if you wake up one day and see that all your conversations have been posted somewhere online?

Also, if you use any other app for using Whatsapp other than the official app, there is a high chance that your security will be compromised. Whatsapp uses end to end encryption, i.e the sender and receiver can only read the messages because only they have the key. There have been unverified reports about the developers of the app adding malicious codes to the app and also there’s a high chance they’re gathering your data without you even knowing.

Now there are basic things the developers could have added to this –

  • A KeyLogger – so that everything you type will be stored in their server.
  • With banks starting to have transaction support on whatsapp they may keep track of your online transactions via your phone and they may copy those keystrokes of your data to clone your card.
  • Anything you send or receive will definitely not have end to end encryption like the original WhatsApp, and developer can receive the private data including image and videos.
  • They have access to read your SMS, they can receive the OTP as well.
  • Your memory card access is also there, so you definitely don’t have any privacy on that device at all

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Also come to think of it , Just think about this –

Why does any developer put his/her continuous effort to develop an unofficial modified version of WhatsApp violating all of the copyright policies of the official application?

Why would anyone give you all those awesome looking features for free?

If he/she wanted to put his time and effort to build a separate new messaging platform like whatsapp with a lot of extra features and customization along with personalization options he/she easily could do that which of course eventually might have the potential to be one of the most downloaded and one of the most popular user friendly messaging applications in the world/

Nobody does something like that without any thing in mind so in this case, as no one knows the source code, there is a huge possibility that the privacy of users are being compromised every single moment. There is never something totally free without something behind it.

Immediately you install GB Whatsapp, you have already given the developer permission to access more or less each and every data of your smartphone, along with lot of sensitive information.

 

GB WhatsApp lacks Privacy

There is totally no assurance that the developer is not continuously spying on the daily activities you usually do with your smartphone. The day he decides to mess with the data he can easily do that because the users already gave him permission to,

I still agree that GB whatsapp still provides a lot of extra useful features but is it worth exchanging your entire online privacy and data including your contacts info, personal chats, messages, voice notes, gallery, camera, GPS locations, account information, call history just for the sake of using a single unofficial application.

 

Finally I need you to understand this

  1. Whatsapp is not an open-source platform – This means that nobody can just simply copy and paste the code by making a few changes and launch it as a separate product. Such apps are cloned and might steal your information by adding some extra few extra lines of code.
  2. You’ll soon get banned – Some of my friends have reported to me that their account has been banned by official Whatsapp for using some of these apps.  WhatsApp is also going to try to implement ads on their platform this year as a way to generate revenue and the developers of these cloned apps may try to stop these ads from working on their own modded versions and the only way Whatsapp can successfully run their ad platform without any glitches might be banning these other cloned apps and its users.

Be it GBWhatsApp , YoWhatsApp , APCWhatsApp , PDPWhatsapp or any unofficial Whatsapp app stay away from it.

 

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Whatsapp To Add Fingerprint Security In A Few Weeks

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Fingeprint security is finally coming to Whatsapp which means – no more snooping around on other people’s chats when the app isn’t open.

WhatsApp has been working round the clock to ensure you get the best out of it this year and while we expect to see lots of update in the future including the ads, the fingerprint security is almost here .



 

Whatsapp To Add Fingerprint Security
According to the WhatsApp beta update for Android, the company is said to be working on a new authentication feature which isn’t available globally yet as the feature is currently under development.

Once the Fingerprint feature is enabled , the app will be completely protected, so the you will need to authenticate your identity in order to open WhatsApp (from the app icon, from the notification or from external pickers).

It will protect the entire app, meaning you can’t use it to lock specific conversations for now.

The company is also rumored to be working on implementing Face ID and Touch ID for iOS. There will be a section in the app where users can enable the fingerprint authentication feature.

Availability

This feature is in an alpha stage of development and it will be available in a few weeks for Android users Marshmallow and above, and iOS users.

WhatsApp Audio Picker

WhatsApp is also working to improve the audio picker that will allow users to see the list of all available audio files stored in your phone. The user will be able to play the audio before sending it, and it is also possible to select more audio files to send!

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