What happens to your life stories if you delete your Facebook account?

If the latest deluge of Facebook controversies has you ready to kick the app to the digital curb, you are not alone. There are plenty of good guides out there on how to do it right. Even Facebook makes it pretty easy to understand the nuances of saying “see ya later” (deactivating) or …

Twitter launches tool to remove unwanted followers without blocking them

Photo: Shutterstock Micro-blogging site Twitter has started rolling out a new feature “soft block” that would allow any user on the web remove a follower without blocking them. To soft block a follower, head to your profile, click followers, click the three-dot menu next to a follower, and then click the option “Remove this …

Instagram to roll out 2 tools to protect teens from harmful posts

Facebook-owned Instagram would soon roll out two new tools to safeguard teenagers from harmful content, after whistleblower Frances Haugen testified last week before the US Congress that Instagram can have a negative effect on the mental health of teenagers. Facebook’s Vice President of global affairs Nick Clegg, appearing on CNN’s State …

Facebook blames outage on error during routine maintenance

The global outage that knocked Facebook and its other platforms offline for hours was caused by an error during routine maintenance, the company said. Santosh Janardhan, Facebook’s vice president of infrastructure, said in a blog post that Facebook, Instagram and WhatsApp going dark was caused not by malicious activity, but an …

Facebook blames ‘faulty configuration change’ for nearly six-hour outage

Facebook Inc blamed a “faulty configuration change” for a nearly six-hour outage on Monday that prevented the company’s 3.5 billion users from accessing its social media and messaging services such as WhatsApp, Instagram and Messenger. The company in a late Monday blog post did not specify who executed the configuration change …