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  • Govt asks Google, FB, Microsoft, others to remove Blue Whale links

    Blue Whales Game

    The government directed internet majors Google, Facebook, WhatsApp, Instagram, Microsoft and Yahoo to immediately remove links of the dangerous online game Blue Whale Challenge. The online game has led to suicides of children in India and other countries.The Ministry of Electronics and IT said in a letter to the internet majors that there are instances of children committing suicide in India while playing Blue Whale Challenge. 

    It asked the internet majors to ensure that any such link of this deadly game should be removed immediately from social media platform.

  • Instagram makes tough for stalkers


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    Earlier it was easy for any user to take a snapshot or to record a video of any story users were uploading, but now it will be changed soon.

    The popular image and video sharing platform will soon start telling its users about their stalkers.

    'Stories' automatically self-destruct after 24 hours, unless of course, one decides to add them to the 'Story Highlights' section on their profile. But, the screenshot and screen-recording function essentially allow one to make permanent copies of the post if they want to.

    When somebody takes a screenshot of one of your 'Stories', a sun-shaped symbol will appear alongside their name in the Story Views section, according to The Independent.

    The move, which serves as a good news to privacy-conscious users, brings Instagram Stories even more in line with Snapchat.

    With agency inputs