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Apple’s app tracking policy reportedly cost social media platforms nearly $10 billion

Apple’s app tracking policy reportedly cost social media platforms nearly $10 billion

Apple’s app tracking policy reportedly cost social media platforms nearly $10 billion Emma Roth An investigation by The Financial Times found that Snapchat, Facebook, Twitter, and YouTube lost around $9.85 billion in revenue following Apple’s changes to its privacy practices. Last year, Apple announced the App Tracking Transparency (ATT) policy that requires apps to ask…

Taliban content is the latest issue for social media companies | Engadget

Taliban content is the latest issue for social media companies | Engadget Devindra Hardawar While Facebook and Twitter are already struggling to handle vaccine misinformation and extremism, there’s an increased focus on how social networks are handling Taliban-related content, following America’s sudden withdrawal from Afghanistan. The militant group has swiftly overtaken Afghanistan’s civilian government, taking…

Local and anonymous social media app Yik Yak is back

Local and anonymous social media app Yik Yak is back

Local and anonymous social media app Yik Yak is back Chaim Gartenberg Yik Yak — the anonymous, local social media app that only shows posts from people in your immediate area — has returned from the grave with new ownership after shutting down four years ago. According to the app’s relaunched website, the new incarnation…