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Miley Cyrus Shows Off Her Crazy Christmas Presents

Miley Cyrus finds herself surrounded by a fake gumball machine, hot dog, piece of pizza, and more in a new Instagram selfie she posted on Thursday evening (December 25). The 22-year-old singer got all the goodies for Christmas from her parents who also got her a pair of vintage Moschino earrings. PHOTOS: Check out the [...]

Court Rules It's OK For Cops To Use Fake Instagram Accounts

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

Police Can Create Fake Instagram Accounts To Investigate Suspects

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

Judge says fake Instagram accounts are OK for collecting evidence

A New Jersey judge denied an accused jewel thief's request to throw out Instagram evidence.

Fake Cop Instagram Account Gets an OK From NJ Judge

6 days agoTechnology / Gadgets : Gizmodo

In October this year, a case came under legal scrutiny when DEA agent created a fake Facebook account on Sondra Prince, even using photos of her and her young son and niece to create the digital forgery. Facebook denounced the action as a serious breach of its terms and policies. But Instagram, it seems, is a different matter. Read more...

Judge says police can create fake Instagram accounts to see photos

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...

Judge: It’s OK for cops to create fake Instagram accounts

"No…warrant is required for the consensual sharing of this type of information."

Justin Bieber Loses Over 3.5 Million Followers In Instagram Purge: See How Other Celebs Fared

Instagram went all Noah’s Flood on its subscribers on Thursday, when the photo sharing app purged millions of spam and fake accounts from the social network platform. After Instagram — who scored the highest follower count loss (18.9 million, 29%) — Justin Bieber had the second biggest hit. Show More Summary

Instagram Gets Rid Of Spam Accounts & Celebs Lose MILLIONS Of Followers! See Who Dropped The Most HERE!

Who knew there was so much spam out there?! Answer: Instagram knew. So, yesterday the company deleted all of the fake and inactive accounts registered with them, which means celebs lost millions of followers! Ariana Grande's account is now minus 1.5 million people, and Kim Kardashian is down 1.3 million dolls! But, she's now officially dethroned Justin [...]

Kim Kardashian Loses 1.3 Million Instagram Followers, Still Becomes Most Followed Star on Instagram

Kim Kardashian has lost more than a million Instagram followers in the social application's purge of fake users this week, but still emerged with a new title: Instagram's most followed celebrity ever! By actual human users, no less! In...Show More Summary

Instagram Users Finding They’re Less Popular Than Thought

Instagram has revealed “corrections” in the number of people following many users, after announcing last week it had removed a significant number of fake accounts from the Facebook-owned photo-sharing service.

The New Spambot-Free Instagram Is Now Worth $35 Billion

You've got to clear out the crap in your life if you want to have room for prosperity. That's just good feng shui! And look how well it's worked out for Instagram. More than 18.9 million fake users vanished from the photo-sharing service between Wednesday and Thursday as Instagram actively deleted spambots, the New York Times reports. Show More Summary

This Is Why You Just Lost a Bunch of Instagram Followers

Instagram eliminates millions of fake accounts in a matter of hours

Epic Bot Fraud: Up To 50% Of All Publisher Traffic Is From Fake Clicks; Billions In Ad Revenue At Risk

One of the more entertaining stories of the day has to do with the crackdown by Instagram to purge millions of fake users, in the process exposing "celebrities" who were such only thanks to the excessive purchasing of followers, butShow More Summary

Kim Kardashian Overtakes Justin Bieber to Become Most-Followed Person on Instagram

Following Instagram’s recent purge of fake accounts, Kim Kardashian has officially become the most-followed person on the popular social media network overtaking Justin Bieber. The change in place comes as a result of 3.8 million spam… The post Kim Kardashian Overtakes Justin Bieber to Become Most-Followed Person on Instagram appeared first on Highsnobiety.

Google Develops Android Cars, Instagram Culls Fake Users, & More… [Tech News Digest]

Also, Internet Explorer is the only option, a new Minecraft game is in the works, Dying Light tests your survival skills, and Megatron hates selfies. Android M Could Power Your Car Well I seem to have come to the disturbing realisation that I love Android and don’t want to ever go back to iOS. Show More Summary

Instagram purges spam fake accounts, costing celebs millions of followers

Instagram has made good on its promise to start purging inactive, fake and spam accounts this December, and it's doing such a great job that users are calling it "Instagram Rapture" or "Instapurge." Celebrities ended up losing a big chunk of their fo...

Millions of Fake Instagram Users Disappear in Purge

last weekTechnology : Bits

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.

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