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Instagram, PlayStation hit with outages

Jun 14, 2019 - 9:26 AM

Both Instagram and Playstation do not elaborate on the cause or extent of the outage

No special treatment: fake video of Zuckerberg stays on Instagram

Jun 12, 2019 - 12:15 PM

'We will treat this content the same way we treat all misinformation on Instagram,' says an Instagram spokesperson

ZUCKERBERG. Facebook's CEO Mark Zuckerberg looks on before to deliver his speech during the VivaTech (Viva Technology) trade fair in Paris, on May 24, 2018. File photo by Gerard Julien/AFP

Online trove of Instagram influencer info left unguarded

May 21, 2019 - 7:13 AM

Instagram is trying to determine how more than 49 million records worth of private contact information was amassed in an unguarded online database

UNGUARDED INSTAGRAM. This file photo taken on June 19, 2013 shows an attendee taking a photo of the instagram logo during a press event at Facebook headquarters in Menlo Park, California. File photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images North America/AFP

Malaysian teen takes own life after Instagram poll

May 16, 2019 - 7:35 PM

Majority of the 16-year-old's Instagram respondents vote for D rather than L, which apparently mean 'Die' or 'Live,' respectively

'If you hate me, I don't care,' Coco Martin says in new post

May 02, 2019 - 6:45 PM

'I'm too old to worry about who likes me and who dislikes me. I have more important things to do,' says the actor's Instagram post

Instagram considering hiding like count on your posts

Apr 23, 2019 - 6:48 PM

Instagram thinks the change can help your followers focus on what you post rather than the number of likes it gets

Coco Martin: It's my decision to keep my life private

Apr 21, 2019 - 3:43 PM

'Ang hindi ko pagkibo at hindi pagpatol sa mga bagay na hindi kauunlad ng ating bayan ay hindi kabaklaan at kaduwagan,' says the actor

Photo by Angie de Silva

Facebook says it stored 'millions' of unencrypted Instagram passwords

Apr 19, 2019 - 10:18 AM

'We discovered additional logs of Instagram passwords being stored in a readable format. We now estimate that this issue impacted millions of Instagram users,' Facebook says in a blog post.

FACEBOOK. This illustration picture shows the US social media Facebook logo displayed on a tablet in Paris on February 18, 2019. Photo by Lionel Bonaventure / AFP

Facebook, Instagram, Messenger, Whatsapp suffer global outage

Apr 14, 2019 - 8:45 PM

The outage affects approximately 60% of users. The remaining 40% who can access Facebook's services may encounter errors or issues.

Social media platforms attempt to moderate spread of New Zealand shooting video

Mar 16, 2019 - 1:49 PM

The incident has once again called into question major social media platforms’ ability to police harmful content

HALF-MAST. The New Zealand national flag is flown at half-mast on a Parliament building in Wellington on March 15, 2019, after a shooting incident in Christchurch. File photo by Marty Melville/AFP

Outage hits Facebook, Instagram users worldwide

Mar 14, 2019 - 7:26 AM

A Facebook tweet says: 'We're aware that some people are currently having trouble accessing the Facebook family of apps. We're working to resolve the issue as soon as possible.'

DOWN. In this file photo taken on May 16, 2018 shows the logo of the social network Facebook on a broken screen of a mobile phone. Photo by Joel Saget/AFP

Iran's Javad Zarif, public face of detente with West, resigns

Feb 26, 2019 - 2:44 PM

(UPDATED) 'I apologize for my inability to continue serving and for all the shortcomings during my term in office,' Zarif says in a message posted on his verified Instagram account

RESIGNING? Iranian Foreign Affairs Minister Mohammad Zarif speaks at the Council on Foreign Relations April 23, 2018 in New York.  File photo by Don Emmert/AFP

Instagram tightens rules on self-injury images

Feb 08, 2019 - 2:48 PM

The move comes after British Health Secretary Matt Hancock met with social media companies about doing more to safeguard the mental health of teenagers using their platforms

Facebook getting its messaging apps to be friends

Jan 26, 2019 - 2:48 PM

'We're working on making more of our messaging products end-to-end encrypted and considering ways to make it easier to reach friends and family across networks,' a Facebook spokeswoman says

Facebook removes 471 Russian-linked pages for using fake accounts

Jan 17, 2019 - 8:43 PM

One operation is said to have links to Sputnik, a Moscow-based news agency, and affected Central and Eastern European countries. The second Russia-linked operation operated specifically in Ukraine.

Egg photo tops Kylie Jenner for most-liked Instagram post of all time

Jan 14, 2019 - 12:57 PM

A silly post explicitly created to beat Kylie Jenner's record-holding post is a hit among netizens

Screenshot from world_record_egg/Instagram

Instagram blames 'bug' for design change that prompted backlash

Dec 28, 2018 - 6:12 PM

The accidental design change rollout requires users to swipe horizontally instead of the normal vertical scroll to see their feed

Heart Evangelista's 'grocery outfit' is now a meme and we're all for it

Dec 12, 2018 - 11:43 AM

What do you wear when you're grocery shopping?

MULTI-HYPHENATE. Heart Evangelista's crazy rich Asian lifestyle has turned into a source of memes. Image from Heart's Instagram

Instagram adds voice feature to direct messages

Dec 11, 2018 - 10:50 AM

Users will be able to record messages up to a minute long, either to a chat partner or a chat group

Photo from Instagram's Twitter page

Instagram follower count appearing de-emphasized in redesign tests

Nov 23, 2018 - 3:07 PM

Like Twitter, the image-sharing platform may be pushing for people to not boost their follower counts

Screenshot from Instagram blog

Instagram ousting fake followers from accounts

Nov 20, 2018 - 10:37 AM

The crackdown comes as Instagram parent Facebook strives to assure people that the leading social network and its services can be trusted

Facebook shuts more accounts aimed at political meddling

Nov 14, 2018 - 2:20 PM

The numbers of accounts removed for 'coordinated inauthentic behavior' is raised to 36 at Facebook and 99 at the social network's Instagram service

Klook unveils Asia’s most Insta-worthy travel experiences in 2018

Oct 26, 2018 - 11:25 AM

Up your Instagram game with 10 of Klook’s most photographed travel experiences

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Oct 22, 2018 - 10:10 PM

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[OPINYON] Yogyakarta Diaries: Pero binabagabag pa rin ako ng komedya sa Pilipinas

Oct 14, 2018 - 8:00 AM

Mabubusog na naman tayo sa pangako habang paparami nang paparami ang nahihirapang tugunan ang totoong pagkagutom

Instagram ramps up battle against bullying

Oct 10, 2018 - 9:47 AM

The move comes after Facebook also increased anti-harassment measures, following a survey which said young victims of online abuse feel social media firms aren't doing enough to fight the problem

FIGHTING BULLYING. An attendee takes a photo of the instagram logo during a press event at Facebook headquarters on June 20, 2013 in Menlo Park, California. File photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images/AFP

Instagram was temporarily down in some parts of the world

Oct 03, 2018 - 4:18 PM

(UPDATED) Those who attempted to use the app were not able to see their profiles properly, and a 'Cannot refresh feed' error showed. On the web version, the site showed a '5XX Server Error' message.

How Instagram may change after founders' departure

Sep 26, 2018 - 5:08 PM

More and more, Facebook may try to funnel more Instagram users, known for being a younger demographic, onto its main platform

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Sep 25, 2018 - 9:57 PM

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Instagram co-founders resign from Facebook-owned company

Sep 25, 2018 - 11:43 AM

(UPDATED) 'Mike and I are grateful for the last 8 years at Instagram and 6 years with the Facebook team,' Systrom says in a statement on September 24, following a report on the departure in The New York Times

INSTAGRAM. Kevin Systrom and Mike Krieger attend the 16th Annual Webby Awards at Hammerstein Ballroom on May 21, 2012 in New York City. File photo by Paul Zimmerman/Getty Images/AFP

KC Concepcion pens sweet birthday message for boyfriend Pierre Emmanuel Plassart

Aug 30, 2018 - 10:44 PM

'Chivalry is NOT dead!' KC writes

Instagram adds verified accounts to 'stop bad actors'

Aug 29, 2018 - 10:21 AM

High-profile accounts will now be able to request for a verification process

Hundreds of Instagram users locked out of accounts in hack

Aug 16, 2018 - 4:26 PM

Victims report that their login credentials were changed and their avatars were replaced with a film still

INSTAGRAM. Photo by Nopparat Khokthong/

Facebook, Instagram to introduce time-management tools

Aug 01, 2018 - 10:16 PM

Among the tools are a way to limit notifications, and a dashboard that allows users to keep track of how much time they have spent on the platforms

Sharon Cuneta celebrates 40 years in showbiz with concert

Jul 25, 2018 - 12:46 PM

Sharon also formally launches her presence on social media via Twitter, Instagram, Facebook, and YouTube

MILESTONE. Actress Sharon Cuneta answers questions at a press conference on her concert in celebration of  her 40th year in showbiz this year. Photo by Rob Reyes/Rappler

Instagram users in some countries can now apply for verification

Jul 16, 2018 - 3:23 PM

Instagram wants to put a stop to the Instagram account verification black market where the blue checkmark could reportedly fetch prices of up to $15,000

Instagram Lite launches for data-conscious photo takers

Jun 28, 2018 - 1:17 PM

Instagram Lite comes in at 573 kilobytes, around 1/55 of the size of the original Instagram application

Facebook may soon tell you how much time you spend on it

Jun 26, 2018 - 11:04 AM

Uncovered code reveals the social media giant is working on a feature that can track how much time you use Facebook each day over a week

FACEBOOK. The logo of social networking website 'Facebook' is displayed on a computer screen in London, 12 December 2007. File photo by Leon Neal/AFP

With a billion users, Instagram takes on YouTube in video with IGTV

Jun 21, 2018 - 1:08 PM

Instagram chief executive Kevin Systrom announces the milestone as he unveils the new video application known as IGTV

Instagram quietly ends screenshot notification feature on Stories

Jun 15, 2018 - 2:30 PM

The news marks the end of a few months of testing with a limited rollout that didn't quite indicate who was in the testing pool

INSTAGRAM. This file photo taken on June 19, 2013 shows an attendee taking a photo of the instagram logo during a press event at Facebook headquarters in Menlo Park, California.  File photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images/AFP

After backlash over viral video, Gretchen Barretto and friends apologize

Jun 10, 2018 - 10:15 PM

Gretchen, along with friends Mimi Que and Patty Pineda, say sorry via Instagram live over a June 6 video that went viral

Ellen Adarna posts photo of diamond ring, igniting engagement rumors

Jun 04, 2018 - 9:48 AM

Ellen posts a photo on Sunday, June 3, and then deletes it an hour after

'ARTJOG 2018': Pertemuan gagasan dalam seni

Jun 03, 2018 - 11:44 AM

'ARTJOG 2018' memuat berbagai karya seni mulai dari lukisan, grafis foto hingga instalasi multimedia

Pencerahan bagi pegiat, penikmat, dan pemburu foto.

5 tips for an Instagram-worthy journal

Jun 02, 2018 - 8:34 PM

Now that you've got your bullet journal format down, what's next? Here's how you can pretty-up your notebooks

Instagram rolls out 'mute' option

May 23, 2018 - 4:16 PM

Users now have the option to stop seeing posts from an account without unfollowing them

Cherie Gil is on a mission to throw water in the faces of 100 people

May 16, 2018 - 5:37 PM

The actress is bringing her 'Bituing Walang Ningning' character Lavinia Arguelles back to life as she reenacts an iconic scene from the 1985 film

ICONIC. Cherie Gil recreates the immortal 'Bituing Walang Ningning' scene with Atom Araullo. Screenshot from

Where is Ellen Adarna's public apology?

May 12, 2018 - 12:56 PM

The mother of the teenager tagged by the actress as a paparazzi had warned Ellen of legal action if she fails to issue a public apology over the incident

ELLEN ADARNA. The actress is involved in a camera-duel incident involving a teenager at a ramen restaurant. Screenshot from

'PAP moves?' Mom of teen demands apology from Ellen Adarna

May 07, 2018 - 9:46 PM

'We prefer not to take this further, but as our only daughter, we are ready to take this wherever needed to protect her integrity,' writes the mother of the 17-year-old

RAMEN-GATE. The mother of the teen whom Ellen Adarna publicly accused of allegedly trying to 'pap' her speaks out. File photo from Ellen Adarna's Instagram account

Instagram announces GoPro, Spotify integration with Stories

May 03, 2018 - 4:55 PM

The integrations will allow users of the GoPro or Spotify apps to send content to Instagram Stories

INTEGRATION. Instagram users can now shares Spotify playlists and tunes without needing to connect the apps together. Screen shot from Instagram.

Iran bans foreign social media networks in schools

Apr 16, 2018 - 7:57 AM

Schools must 'only use domestic social networks' for their communication,' the ministry says