A New Jersey court rules that police can go undercover to snoop on private Instagram profiles. While the great Instagram Rapture of 2014 zapped millions of fake accounts, the photo-sharing service won't soon be rid of bogus friend requests. Show More Summary
According to a recent opinion passed down by district court judge William Martini in New Jersey, it is 100 percent legal for a police officer to create a fake Instagram account, friend you, and use evidence found in your Instagram feed against you, should you get yourself into the kind of mess that requires such an investigation. Show More Summary
Many would argue that cops cross the line when they impersonate people on social networks to catch suspects, but that doesn't mean that fake accounts are always off the table. In a recent opinion, New Jersey district judge William Martini contends th...
"No…warrant is required for the consensual sharing of this type of information."
The photo and video sharing service is deleting fake and spam accounts, resulting in sharp drops in the number of followers listed for top celebrities and brands.
Did you know that you could purchase Instagram followers for just a couple of bucks? Social networks are aware of this new phenomenon, and they are clamping down on this questionable practice because some believe it deceives fans. The media spotlight is once again shining on the purchasing of fake followers. Show More Summary
No, our senior art critic didn’t fly down to Miami for Art Basel. In fact, he posted this explanation on Twitter before the fair kicked off: “Love that artists/galleries might make $ there. I have nervous breakdowns at fairs.” But he did watch and tweet and Instagram from afar, depicting his... More »
Amanda Bynes did NOT rip Paris Hilton and other celebs on Instagram... it was an impostor all along... and the fake account has been shut down.An account called Amandabynesfashion has been populated with posts attacking various celebs... accusing…
Hey everyone, remember how we were promised a bitchin' Total Eclipse of the Blood Moon in April, but were left with nothing but sad wispy clouds and Diplo's presumably fake Instagrams? Well, you've got another shot at sheer disappointment: the Blood Moon returns early tomorrow morning. Set you alarm for 6 a.m. and draft your enraged tweets now, Hive Mind. [ more › ]
Guest Post: Instagram is allowing fakers to squat brands’ precious identities, using fake Instagram accounts to pass themselves off as genuine companies.
Porsha says Kenya is just an ashy Instagram thirst bucket… Porsha Williams Accuses Kenya Moore Of Having Fake Instagram Posts The season may be over, but the beef between RHOA cast members Porsha Williams and Kenya more is definitely still
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Mr. Super Tagger and Miss Mirror Selfie rule Instagram. The unwritten rules of Instagramming (i.e.: no excessive hashtags) don't apply to them. But what if the app changed its unwritten rules to real policies? Designer Ben Horsely of...Show More Summary
Two Brooklyn-based designers have launched Instasham — a completely free, online repository of fake Instagram photos that visitors can steal and claim for themselves. Let’s face it, a big part of social media from a single-user perspective is vanity and Andy Dao, Stacey Smith, and Joseph Valle, the creators of the site, are betting that [...]Show More Summary
Malware authors are cashing in on the Instagram-Facebook craze with their fake Instagram app for the Android platform. The fake Instagram app is actually a Trojan in disguise, dubbed as “Andr/Boxer-F” by Sophos, who discovered the malicious apps. Show More Summary
We’ve already seen a fake, malware-spreading version of Angry Birds Space for Android. Now there are reports of a fake, malware-spreading Instagram that’s making the rounds, too. The Android world erupted into cheers a few weeks agoShow More Summary
Finally, after what seemed like an eternity of waiting, Android users recently got their hands on a version of Instagram they could call their own. The photo filter and sharing app was a runaway success with iPhone users, and it’s been one of the hottest apps in Google Play since it launched. Popularity comes at [...]
Fake Instagram apps spread Android malware, Nokia posts a Q1 loss, and Apple pushes to get straggling MobileMe users onto iCloud. It’s all in today’s Daily Dose. You can catch The Daily Dose every Monday through Friday right here on The Next Web. Make sure to hit the subscription button of your choice below to [...]
The security hounds over at Sophos have discovered a Russian website which is trying to sell you a fake version of Instagram for Android. When you click the application, you do get sent to an install page, and it seems as if you are...Show More Summary
We've already seen a fake, malware-spreading version of Angry Birds Space for Android. Now there are reports of a fake, malware-spreading Instagram that's also making the rounds. More »