Privacy concerns over Snapchat’s ‘My AI’ feature

  Internet privacy experts at VPNOverview are warning Snapchat users against using the ‘MyAI’ feature on the app.  The latest feature was launched in February this year to Snapchat premium users and is now available to all users. But the feature has sparked privacy concerns worldwide as it reveals information about users, sending Google searches for…

ShinyShiny snippets: The iPhone SE could be making a comeback after all

Apple iPhone SE 2022 Apple is reportedly once again working on a next-generation iPhone SE, according to analyst Ming-Chi Kuo, despite his previous reports that it had canceled work on the phone. In a Twitter thread, Kuo says the company has “restarted” the project and that the iPhone SE 4 will feature…

4 in 10 Parents Worried Kids are ‘Oversharing’ Online

A study of 1,000 parents of 13 to 18-year-olds found that although 66 per cent think self-expression is important, 40 per cent fear their offspring are saying TOO much online. According to the research, the most popular topics to discuss in the online world for those aged 13 to 18 are friendships (46 per cent),…

ShinyShiny snippets: WhatsApp to let you leave group chats silently

Meta has announced new privacy features for WhatsApp users. Users will be able to leave group chats silently, control who can see their online status and block screenshots on View Once messages. Meta chief executive Mark Zuckerberg said this would help keep WhatsApp messaging "as private and secure as face-to-face conversations". It will begin rolling…

Safer Internet Day: 5 Tips to Keep Kids Safe Online

Tomorrow (8th February) is Safer Internet Day. We teamed up with web hosting experts at Fasthosts to give our top 5 tips for keeping children safe online... We know that children’s online safety is among a parent’s biggest priorities, and it’s incredibly important to keep children out of harm’s way when using the internet. Due to…

Facebook user decline: what the experts say

Social media giant Facebook has seen the number of its daily active users (DAUs) drop for the first time in its 18-year history. Facebook's parent company Meta Networks says DAUs fell to 1.929bn in the three months to the end of December, compared to 1.930bn in the previous quarter. The firm also warned of slowing…

Snapchat launches feature for remembering birthdays

Snapchat has launched a new feature to make it fun and easy to remember and celebrate your Snapchat friends' birthdays! The Birthdays Mini pulls together a list of all your friends who have allowed their birthday to be seen on Snapchat (instructions on how below), so you can see all the upcoming and recent birthdays,…

World data suggests TikTok is most popular social app, claims study

TikTok may have the crown as the most downloaded social media app globally during the pandemic, but new research by comparethemarket.com reveals that Facebook is still Brits’ favourite platform – and that only one in 10 (11%) favour the video-based app. Following data revealing the top eight downloaded apps over the pandemic, comparethemarket.com polled UK social media…

ShinyShiny tech round up: Snapchat campaigns to boost Covid-19 jab take-up

Snapchat, YouTube, TikTok and Reddit are involved in a new campaign encouraging more young people to get their coronavirus jab. The social networks have teamed up with the government as it pushes ahead with the final stage of the vaccine rollout. New data shows that one million vaccine appointments were booked in the two days…

How To Create A Path Towards The Future In Business

In business, you must be well aware of the new technology sweeping across the planet that could benefit your own business. If you are interested in being in the modern world, then you will probably want to learn a little more about QR codes. They have been around for sometime and they were made popular…