Instagram is installed on Windows 10

The popular application presents problems uploading an image if the device doesn’t feature a touch screen, such as a tablet.

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No more having to send an email with that beautiful picture you have taken with your camera, which previously you’ve had to put on the computer’s hard drive, to upload it to Instagram as the popular application of photographs reaches the PC. Although not for everyone…

One of the things that are missing from the app of Facebook is that we don’t not have a computer version. So far, the user has handled the application only from mobile. However, the company has designed a version for Windows 10.

Stakeholders and Instagram can be downloaded from the Microsoft Store. However, users have already been reporting malfunction. And it is that you can only upload an image if the device has a touch screen, such as a tablet. By contrast, in the desktop it does not work.

Google and Facebook will build the fastest submarine cable between Los Angeles and Hong Kong

The two Internet giants expects its launch by 2018. It will have an approximate cost of $400 million.

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Google and Facebook have joined forces to build a submarine cable of 120 terabits per second (Tbps). A 12,800 kilometer cable which will connect Los Angeles to Hong Kong and become the fastest in the Pacific Ocean.

“Google’s mission is to connect people and information in the world, providing fast and reliable infrastructure,” says the Internet king in a blog, which announces that with the company of Mark Zuckerberg, they will “build the first system direct submarine cable between Los Angeles and Hong Kong with high capacity”.

The cable will cost approximately $400 million and intends to distribute its capacity in five fibre pairs. All those involved in investment, will have its own cable portion so they can have their own private traffic and maintain it.

The new submarine cable will become the sixth in which Google takes part. One of them, Faster, currently holds the record for the highest capacity and speed in the Pacific Ocean, but with the new plans of Google, the development of new cable which is scheduled to go into operation in 2018, Faster will take the second place.

Submarine cables are one of the most used ways to connect different parts of the world. Without going any further, last May, Facebook and Microsoft reached an agreement to deploy a new submarine using a fibre optic cable of next generation, called Marea, which will communicate Spain and the US from 2017. In addition, it will be managed and operated by a new subsidiary of Telefónica Telxius infrastructure.

This submarine cable will be 6,600 kilometers long connecting the United States, through the major hub connectivity in Northern Virginia, with Southern Europe. Specifically, Virginia Beach will join with Sopelana Vizcaya and then reach the Middle East.

Facebook presents Workplace, the social platform for companies.

The company has announced the launch of this new service, independent of the popular social network, which has worked for a year in tests under the name of Facebook at Work.

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Facebook just announced the launch of its social platform for companies, Workplace, which has worked for a year in tests under the name of Facebook at Work and it has already kicked off with thousand customers.

Workplace by Facebook is a kind of professional version of the social network created by Mark Zuckerberg that aims to contact all employees of a company or organisation through the phone sites.

“On Facebook, for many years, we have had an internal version of our ‘app’ to manage our company. We have seen that in the same way Facebook can be connected with friends and family, it can also be connected with your coworkers” the company explained the company in a note circulated.

Of the more than 1,000 organizations worldwide that use Workplace, people have created nearly 100,000 groups and the main countries where it is used are India, United States, Norway, United Kingdom and France, whose reception has been very good.  For this reason, Workplace will be available to any company or organization that wants to use it.

The platform “has the ambition to change the way of working for businesses, to give voice to everyone, to offer all employees, even those who until now did not have an email, the same communication tools are using in their private life”, Facebook explained to Efe.

The service is independent of Facebook, but works similar: features a wall, chat, live broadcasts (Facebook Live), groups, automatic translations or voice and video over IP.

Integrated into the technological system of each company, employees can access the platform via iOS, Android or a browser.

Codorniou said that the service is easy to use, requires no training and improves business productivity by making internal communication easier.

The company has worked for two years in the development of the platform, which aims to “connect via mobile phone to all employees of a company regardless of their position of responsibility, and tested with real customers in the past year, which he worked with under the name of Facebook at Work.

Service prices will be set according to the number of employees of organisations: $3 per month for companies up to a thousand employees, $2 for between 1,001 and 10,000 and $1 per user templates for more than 10,000 professionals. The non-profit organisations and educational institutions may use Workplace for free.

According Codorniou, rates are “reasonable” considering that an email account usually costs $6 or $7 per employee. The management has stated that the monthly bill will depend on the level of use: the company will only pay if the employees use the platform.

About a the organisations that already work with the Workplace by Facebook, include Danone, Booking.com, Starbucks in the US, Oxfam and Save the Children.

In addition, the network has indicated that it has launched a partnership program with partners such as Deloitte Digital, Edelman, Weber Shandwick and Ketchum to promote the implementation of the platform among its customers.

Twitter cuts off the wings to stalkers

The internet company added new systems to filter abusive and violent content as a stop is put to messages that encourage terrorism

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It’s just a start, but it is a necessary maneuver. The US multinational, Twitter has announced the addition of new systems to filter content deemed to those using abusive and violent language. With the change of the rules we’re expecting better user experience and a more attractive social network to future members of the community.

The fact that you can only tweet in 140 characters was once threatening the future of Twitter as a company but for now, the platform has decided to give greater user control over the content they receive thanks to a system that plays two roles: first custom notifications and, secondly, a quality filter that automatically detects threatening messages depending on their origin and relevance of the account. They have also increased in recent months the team that reviews the accounts mainly of terrorism and violence. The result is evident: 235,000 of them have been eliminated. Since the launch of this service last year Twitter had suspended a total of 360,000 accounts.

Hotbed of “trolls” for many, a channel of information for others, the truth is that Twitter is in constant struggle to strike a balance between freedom of expression and what is considered politically correct. The CEO Dick Costolo failed to react to this problem that comes from the outside and a year after taking over the role previously managed by one of its founders Jack Dorsey, neither has found the magic formula although they have taken new steps.

Recently, to encourage users to “behave”, the verification program reactivated some accounts. This requires registering with real names and surnames, introduce a photograph and other personal data that actually meet real personalities.

Leslie Jones, an american comedian and actress has recently suffered a shameful campaign of racist harassment by a series of users. She left the social network accordingly tearfully and sorry for it. One of her greatest stalkers was a Greek journalist named Milo Yiannopoulos, alias Nero, whose account was suspended for insulting the actress’s last film “Ghostbusters”.

Others like Ashley Judd, however, openly denounced the stalkers after a campaign of violence against women starting gaining popularity, like the actress Lena Dunham at the time when someone published a photo of her in her underwear. And many others like them, not only in the US but UK celebrities have lived in their own flesh the constant harassment.

But the battle against the so-called “trolls,” as known in the Internet as people who under anonymity engage in harassing has a counterpart, the possible stampede of many of these users seeking notoriety. Twitter, however, is synonymous of information in real time, but for years this main problems is causing many users to question if they should remain or simply become a member.

As a publicly traded company, in fact, Twitter has a dynamic range of behaviour imposed by investors claiming an increase in mass of users to generate income. And the truth is that today, the lack of growth recorded in recent quarters is worrying. While the social network created by Mark Zuckerberg explores new ways and adds the unattainable figure of 1,710 million accounts, the network of the blue bird travels adrift, looking for new formats and accumulating only 313 million users.

The Cybersecurity measures the Islamic State imposes on its members

Jihadists receive a 30-page document with instructions in order to not to be located on the Web. It includes advice on how to navigate through Tor or how they must use Telegram instead of WhatsApp.

A Russian-language terror news and recruitment website. (Benjamin Chasteen/Epoch Times)

The self-proclaimed Islamic State has boasted in recent times to master the world of internet. From the propaganda of the use of social networks to encrypted communications between supporters worldwide. But the reality, according to many analysts, is another. The most obvious example is the mobile phone that was allegedly used by one of the terrorist in the attacks of Paris: not only been located but have extracted a lot of data relevant to the investigation.

Experts and researchers, consulted by the EP agency, reinforce this theory of careless handling of communications by jihadists. In fact, in Europe there have been several operations against suspected terrorists who have resulted in captured fans through online systems.

Forces of the US intelligence follow the line of terrorists Networks. Through this work, the Centre for Counter-terrorism of West Point located a manual in which the organisation lectured to their cells on how to protect their communications and preserve their cyber-security, according to Wired.

The document of 30 pages, offers amazing tricks. In fact it is simple tips that anyone can carry out in order to protect their privacy.

Isis’s great secret lies in the use of the Tor network, a browser that prevents the original IP user is located. In addition, they are betting on Telegram instead of WhatsApp thanks to the privacy it offers. Wickr cryptocat and also for chats; Hushmail and ProtonMail to send emails (although they can also use Gmail with false credentials when navigating with Tor) and Signal RedPhone to make encrypted calls.

They also ask to remove the option of location, an elementary measure for someone who lives in hiding but not for the jihadist who published a selfie in a logistics centre and ended bombed by the United States. General of the US Air Force directly Herbert Carlisle called them “bobo” terrorists.

For this reason-and others evident jihadists have prohibited the use of social networks.

Facebook Messenger already has over one billion users as WhatsApp

The messaging application by Mark Zuckerberg has been growing since it got incorporated into artificial intelligence.

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Facebook Messenger is growing by leaps and bounds. The company announced Wednesday that its instant messaging application, which will soon allow encryption end to end, generates over 1,000 million users every month, just like WhatsApp.

Last April, Facebook announced that 900 million people were those who used Facebook Messenger per month, the application that currently sits as the second most popular in iOS of all time, behind an app that can not take another place, Facebook.

Mark Zuckerberg, CEO of the popular social network, demonstrates once again why he is the king of the application market. According to the company, in almost all countries of the world, people use Messenger every day in very different ways: business and personal.

For some time now Zuckerberg and his team focused their efforts on promoting this ‘app’. One of its latest developments is that you can now make calls in a group of up to 50 people. A new possibility to follow ticking away rivals like Hangouts of Google, and Skype, from Microsoft. According to Facebook, 10% of all calls made globally, are performed via Messenger.

But from a professional point of view, Messenger has come a long way. In fact, in the last conference for developers, Zuckerberg announced that artificial intelligence would be key to his app. Facebook has long works in his own virtual assistant, Facebook M, which is integrated into the messaging application. It is the best tool with which users are served by other virtual robot users. Artificial intelligence, in this sense, is being the best ally of companies.

For this reason, every month it generates more than 1,000 million users, and the number of messages sent has doubled over the last year.

Since the Platform Messenger opened, they have launched more than 18,000 “bots” and more than 23,000 developers have registered to use the tools it has to offer.

Facebook also incorporates an automatic translator

Both users and administrators of pages can post a message in any language which at the same time will be translated into other languages in order to expand the audience and increase interaction without communication barriers.

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Facebook does not want language to be a barrier for its users. The social network can not afford the luxury of losing customers. In fact, according to figures from the company, 50% of the community speaks a language other than English, as pointed out in their blog. For this reason, Mark Zuckerberg has decided to introduce an automatic translator.

The new tool was launched earlier this year in the pages of Facebook but now the network is testing its performance in individual profiles. In this case, the option “See Translation” passes into history.

With this new tool, administrators and people can compose a single message in multiple languages and users who receive that message will by default get it translated into their own or preferred language. “This allows diverse audiences to interact more and more easily with pages and people they follow”, they say.

Those who want to allow this multilingual possibility on their posts can go to the Settings – Preferences Language- translation of the news section. In the option “What languages do you want to automatically translate?”, the user can select the language they want.

“Machine translation is almost perfect, but needs improving” warn those responsible, the key to perfect this process is based on deep neural networks. That is, a technology that mimics the human brain function, so that the result is almost perfect, in comparison of translations from previous years. “In recent years, deep neural networks have proven to be highly skilled to learn certain tasks, such as recognising faces in the photos. Now, they are also improving machine translation and natural language, where a machine truly captures the meaning of words and phrases which translates” they explain.

So far, about 5,000 pages are already using this automatic translator and publish, according to Facebook, an average of 10,000 times a day. These messages receive 70 million daily visits, of which 25 million come from users who, by default, get the message translated into their language.

The construction of this multilingual experience is very simple. Facebook user write the messages. Then, when creating a new entry, the option to write the same message in other languages appears. Facebook offers the text to be translated into 45 different languages. Simply select those you want in the drop-down menu and automatically translate. “These automatic translations are generated by machine learning models,” explains Facebook.

Mark Zuckerberg doesn’t feel safe online

A small detail does not go unnoticed after seeing the image published by the owner of Facebook to celebrate 500 million followers on Instagram.

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Security experts say that no device is 100% secure. And that fear is common among users of new technologies, even someone like Mark Zuckerberg, uswer which we would assume features the best tools to digitally protect his devices, but with webcam calls being potentially “hackable” private conversations and photographs can be exposed.

To commemorate the 500 million users of Instagram, Facebook founder and owner of this network of photography published a picture of him in his profile. The sympathetic picture went around the world, and way too many users did not let out a small detail: his laptop, on his desktop office was covered with tape on the place of the webcam. Paranoia? ¿Urban Legend? Reality? The truth is that last year alone, Facebook invested more than 10 million pounds in security measures.

Zuckerberg, often expresses misgivings about computer security and real paranoia of being “hacked”, although recently a group of cybercriminals gained access to some of his private online services such as Twitter or Pinterest because reportedly his passwords was “dadada”, a combination clearly too weak. However, its business position (one of the world’s richest entrepreneurs) Zuckerberg, 31, shows once again how to take precautions.

This is a homemade way to plug the camera and prevent a possible cyber criminal from taking control of it and, on the other hand, the image can also be seen using duct tape to obstruct the microphone input located in the left side of the device.

Thanks to specific remote access tools, cybercriminals can interact with the victim: display messages on the screen, open a website, delete the toolbar, open the CD and endless amount of stuff. The confusion of the victim when the computer behaves strangely amuses PC and Laptop repairers.

According to company sources like Kaspersky, who believe that hackers tend to collect images of the victims without them knowing they’re being recorded and depending on the content the hacker can publish images or commit a bigger crime.

The Spam King sentenced to 30 months in prison

The creator of a message sent containing a link to click and referred to another web focused in getting appropriate access credentials of the accounts of the social network.

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Sanford Wallac, the self-styled King of Spam, was sentenced on Monday to a two and a half years in prison in the US after he was convicted on charges of fraud by sending mass spam on Facebook, which compromised user accounts.

Wallace held a massive spam campaign between November 2008 and March 2009, which came to send up to 27 million messages through Facebook’s servers, as you can read on the website of the Department of Justice.

The message sent containing a link to click on it referred to another web, getting appropriate access credentials of Facebook accounts. He came to expose almost 500,000 accounts which also gave him the opportunity to extend the spam campaign.

Wallace pleaded guilty in August 2015. Then, prosecutors asked for a sentence of 36 months imprisonment, “underscore the importance of the seriousness of their actions and deterred from engaging in similar conduct again.” In the end, he has been sentenced to 30 months and must pay $310,629 in restitution.

The King of Spam was not new in sending spam in 2008. Earlier, in 1991, he had done the same by fax, and has been sued several times by companies like Facebook, AOL and MySpace, as explained Engadget .

Mark Zuckerberg, the “king” in the application market.

The CEO of Facebook dominates the world thanks to the “apps” WhatsApp, Messenger, Instagram and his own social network. All of them are the most downloaded in the world, followed by Snapchat.

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Apple has already announced that next autumn they will change its strategy in the App Store. Numerous rumours suggest that Google will also carry out changes in the rules of the Play Store. It’s time to reinvent the smartphone App industry.

In the case of applications, the star player is well known: Mark Zuckerberg. The founder of Facebook is by far the king of downloads. As reported by “Business Insider” Facebook Messenger, Facebook, Instagram and WhatsApp were the most downloaded apps of May in total, they staged 62% of downloads, according to data analysis firm Sensor Tower:

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In fact, Sensor Tower came to the conclusion for the first quarter of 2016 on how Facebook has a dominant role. And its leading position not only in the US but worldwide. The study indicates that WhatsApp was the most downloaded in the world (more than 125 million downloads), followed by Facebook Messenger, Facebook and Instagram.

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It is clear, therefore, that Mark Zuckerberg has no competition. Not even Google is, if necessary, a direct rival. In any case, it would be Snapchat. The popular application of external messaging has already surpassed Twitter in number of users and its growth continues.

On the other hand, the application market is marked by only two operating systems: iOS and Android…Or what is the same: Apple and Google. Both, according to the report, numbers of downloads grew over the first quarter last year. Separately, the App Store has grown by 13% while the Play Store has grown by 6.7%.

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While it is true that the market for application downloads continues to grow, it’s doing it slowly. And besides, it is dominated by large companies. Where are the small developers?

“The rise of mobile applications began in July 2008, when Apple introduced the App Store. Now it is over, says Recode after echoing another study: last May, 15 of the best application “small” publishers saw their downloads go down an average of 20% in the US, according to research by Nomura, which is based on data provided by SensorTower.

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However, this slow growth makes Uber and Snapchat take the impact in the opposite way and make the number of downloads considerably higher compared to 2015:

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