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WhatsApp announced that from 1st February 2020, their messaging service will no longer work on millions of older devices that run on older operating systems. With over 1.5 billion smartphone users in 180 countries, sending 50 million messages per day, the update will have a big effect on a significant amount of iPhone and Android users. WhatsApp, owned by Facebook, has stated that the change is to ensure that hackers will not be able to exploit gaps in the older software and steal personal...

Never before has our privacy been as exposed as it is now with social media, webcams, video doorbells, CCTV, dash cams and mobile phones. We choose to share our days, check-in to where we visit, photograph and video ourselves and others, we are watched from CCTV cameras, dashcams etc and any of this can be viewed and uploaded to the internet with a tap on a screen. Our once private lives are now led very publicly and because of this, there are things you should never post online. Personal...

For anyone applying for credit, whether a loan or mortgage for example, most of us know a lender will look at our credit report and base any decisions on what is in the file. But what if lenders were also able to look at our social media activity? Is this something to worry about?? Firstly, if your credit history is well established and blemish-free, it is unlikely that a lender will ask to browse your social activity. Secondly, you have to give your permission for them to access your files...

It would appear that ‘buying followers’ on social networks is actually a thing! Who knew?! Given the importance of likes and followers on social media profiles these days, it would be fair to say many celebs will have a degree of fake followers. The celeb in question may not even be aware as their PR company/ management could set up this without their knowledge. Countless companies are selling fake profiles, and for that reason, the business involving selling fake followers is enormous...

It is a rare person indeed that has no form of social media under the age of 40. One of the biggest questions surrounding it is “How does it affect our mental health?” The majority of us will have experienced both positive and negative impacts on social networks; hopefully, more of the former. Have you been guilty of taking numerous selfies to get the ‘perfect’ pose ready to post to social media? How many times have you not posted a picture due to worrying about what others may think about...

Facebook, Instagram and Twitter, LinkedIn, and other social networks are now used daily by most of us to post, share and tweet information about ourselves. If you think it's just your friends and family that can view these, then you are mistaken! We can post on social media with the click of a button or a tap on the screen. We share what we have been doing recently, how we are feeling, and our opinions on various subjects. Social media is, without a doubt, a fantastic way to communicate with...

There are over 3 billion users of social media around the world, which accounts for approximately 42% of the population. Of these users, 74% would trust social media to guide them towards making a decision when buying items, by seeing their reviews and recommendations of such products. In light of this, we can see why social media influencer campaigns are worth megabucks to online marketers! Moving on, what is a social media influencer? An excellent social influencer will broadcast over a few...