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India

Teenager breaks into home of girl he befriended on Instagram; steals gold, valuables worth $20,000

In a shocking incident a 19-year-old youth was arrested for burgling a girl’s house after making her acquaintance on Instagram. The incident occurred in India’s financial capital city, Mumbai. The accused Shaizaan Agwan, had met the teenage girl, daughter of a chartered accountant, through the online photo-sharing platform Instagram. After becoming friends with the girl, […]

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World

Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, YouTube, Snapchat lock Donald Trump’s accounts

Multiple social networking companies suspended accounts of Donald Trump after he posted in support of the US Capitol attackers. In a social media message to protesters Mr Trump said “I love you” before telling them to go home. He also repeated false claims about election fraud. Twitter said it required the removal of three tweets […]

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Insane World

Wannabe Instagram star stabs her mother, rips out her heart after being confronted about drug addiction

A wannabe Instagram star allegedly killed her own mother with a kitchen knife and ripped out her heart while she was still alive. 21-year-old medical student Anna Leikovic then dug out her mother’s lung and intestines, wiped all the blood off, took a shower and then went out with her boyfriend. The shocking incident was […]

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Insane World

Woman falls to death while attempting to take picture at popular INSTAGRAM location

A woman suffered a fatal fall while trying to take a picture at the edge of a popular 262-foot cliff in the Australian state of Victoria. 38-year-old, Rosy Loomba, was with her husband and child when the accident occurred at Grampians National Park. They were at Boroka Lookout, an overhang by the side of the […]

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Tech

Facebook might be forced to SELL Instagram and WhatsApp

The United States Federal Trade Commission and nearly every US state sued Facebook Inc on Wednesday, saying it violated antitrust law and should potentially be broken up. With the filing of the twin lawsuits, Facebook becomes the second big tech company to face a major legal challenge this fall. The FTC said in a statement […]

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Tech

Instagram comes under scanner for making email addresses and phone numbers of minors public

Facebook owned Instagram has come under scanner by Ireland’s Data Protection Commission (DPC) over the social media giant’s handling of children’s personal data on its websites. The DPC, the main data privacy regulator in the European Union, received complaints from individuals and had identified “potential concerns” in relation to the processing of children’s personal data […]

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Tech

Celebrities and brands pause Instagram accounts in Stop Hate for Profit campaign

The charity Stop Hate for Profit is asking Instagram users to join a 24-hour social media “freeze” on Wednesday, during which they put up a message about Facebook Group’s “repeated failures to address hate speech and election disinformation on their platforms.” In July brands including Adidas, Birchbox, Dockers and French Connection US paused their advertising […]

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Tech

Instagram launches ‘Suggested Posts’ to keep users scrolling forever

Instagram is enhancing its content on the home page so that users never get bored while scrolling infinitely. Facebook owned platform announced the ‘Suggested Posts’ at the bottom of the field after users have viewed all recent posts for the accounts that they follow. When you see the notification that “you’re all caught up,” you’ll […]

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Entertainment

Nicki Minaj announces pregnancy on Instagram

Trinidadian-born rapper, singer, songwriter, actress, and model, Nicki Minaj on Monday announced she was expecting her first child, posting photos of her baby bump. “#Preggers,” wrote the “Bang, Bang” singer on her Instagram account, beside a photo of her wearing a bejeweled bra while cradling her naked belly. “Love. Marriage. Baby carriage. Overflowing with excitement […]

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India

Delete social media accounts or resign: Delhi High Court tells Army officer

The Delhi High Court heard a plea put forth by a senior army officer who challenged the Indian Army’s policy of banning men in uniform from using social media platforms like Facebook and Instagram. The court gave Lieutenant Colonel P K Choudhary,  a choice to make and asked him to delete his social media accounts […]

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Entertainment

24-year-old YouTube influencer dies along with unborn son

Social media star Nicole Thea has died along with her unborn son, her Instagram page has announced. A statement from her mum said the 24-year-old, who was eight months pregnant, had named her child Reign with her partner Boga. No cause of death was revealed in the post. The dancer and influencer, who lived in […]

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Entertainment

After removing supermodel Bella Hadid’s Instagram post, Facebook apologies

Instagram apologised to Palestinian-Dutch supermodel Bella Hadid after the social media platform removed a post she shared that showed a picture of her father’s passport with his birthplace listed as Palestine. According to Page Six, Instagram’s parent Facebook said the post shouldn’t have been removed. “To protect the privacy of our community, we don’t allow […]