This week in Hard Refresh: Social we review TikTok creator monetization, Meta crypto ads, Spotify Wrapped, & more!

Techcrunch.
  • Meta is offering up an explanation for its approach to user safety following their delay on rolling out end-to-end encryption. Let’s hear this one…
  • Meta also updated its policy this week on cryptocurrency ads, making room for more crypto promotions on its apps.
  • Instagram wants to be number one in…

This week in Hard Refresh: Tech we review China’s privacy law, gift card scammers, AR in healthcare, & more!

Hacker News.
  • A critical vulnerability was found in more than 150 HP printer models. Scroll down to find the link to update your machines.
  • Mozilla announced a rollout of patches this week for a critical flaw in the NSS cryptographic library. Make those updates ASAP!
  • Researchers discovered banking trojans disguised as Google…

This week in Hard Refresh: Social we review Snap AR, Meta encryption plan, more Adele, & more!

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A short post for a short week!

This week in Hard Refresh: Social we review new Instagram features, Snap’s music AR lenses, Adele, & more!

Techcrunch.
  • Early access to Facebook’s new academic research API is now available.
  • Ohio is suing Facebook for misleading the public on the effect the platform has on children. They’re doin’ it for the kids.
  • Two fun new features arrived at Instagram this week: the option to remove a single photo from…

This week in Hard Refresh: Social we review new Facebook Groups tools, Take a Break Instagram option, Bezos & Dicaprio, & more!

The Verge.
  • Facebook is planning on deleting “sensitive” ad group targeting groups that are linked to race and politics.
  • Facebook is facing a new antitrust suit from Phhhoto, a former upstart Instagram rival, who alleges Facebook copied and killed the competition. This feels… valid.
  • Facebook announced new Groups tools at their 2021…

This week in Hard Refresh: Tech we review Google’s U.K. privacy suit ruling, cryptocurrency scams, Microsoft & Meta, & more!

Techcrunch.
  • After two major hacks in the last ten years, the Biden administration has issued a new directive urging federal agencies to fix hundreds of vulnerabilities in software and hardware that hackers have repeatedly exploited.
  • Microsoft has plans to double the cybersecurity workforce by 2025. Sounds good to me!
  • The healthcare…

This week in Hard Refresh: Social we review Instagram Twitter Cards, Snap audio clips, Santa Con, & more!

Techcrunch.
  • Try as they might, Facebook still can’t quite get past their tarnished reputation, regardless of their Meta rebrand.
  • Sneaky, sneaky! Facebook is trying to bypass Apple’s 30% cut of fan subscriptions by providing a work around so creators can make their full share of the profit.
  • Meta has also introduced…

This week in Hard Refresh: Social we review Instagram link stickers, Snap at the Senate, YouTube podcasting, & more!

New York Times.
  • Facebook’s new corporate name is Meta. The change is part of the company’s new focus on what it calls the “metaverse.”
  • Facebook has also updated its rights protection tools to help brands detect IP violations across its network of platforms.
  • A new report shows that Facebook prioritized the angry emoji…

This week in Hard Refresh: Tech we review genetic data privacy laws, State department cybersecurity, AR at Google, & more!

Yahoo Finance.
  • The State department is reportedly planning a new cybersecurity office, which will aim to tackle global cybersecurity challenges. Certainly a step in the right direction!
  • Apple released another iOS 15 update this week that patches twenty-two security flaws. Have you updated yet?
  • BlackMatter ransomware group has taken aim at two…

This week in Hard Refresh: Social we review Reels collaborations, Messenger AR calls, Bones or No Bones, & more!

The Verge.
  • Facebook is planning a rebrand with an all new name, set to debut next week. Am I the only one in awe over this decision? Although I guess it makes sense, the Facebook name is a bit tainted.
  • Speaking of tainted, Mark Zuckerberg was named as a defendant in consumer…

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