Threads Rolls Out a Free Edit Button for All, Plus Voice Posts and Replies
Threads by Instagram has been fighting the good fight to retain its daily users following an initial dip shortly after its launch. The way it’s been going about it is by regularly adding new features to excite its community, and this week is no exception.
As announced via the official @threads and Instagram boss Adam Mosseri (@mosseri)’s Thread accounts, there are two new features that will be rolled out this week. First, and more importantly, you will now be able to edit a thread for up to five minutes after you’ve posted it. Second, you will now be able to start or reply to a thread using your voice.
Google Expands Access to Social Media Links in Business Listings
Google is giving more businesses the option to add social media links to their Google Business profile, which will ensure that your social media profiles are displayed when your official brand listing shows up in both Google Search and Maps.
X/Twitter Fined Over $600,000 by Australia’s eSafety Commissioner
The Elon Musk-owned social media platform has earned the commissioner’s ire over a lack of response to child sexual exploitation material being shared on the platform.
eSafety sent legal notices to Twitter (since renamed to X) – alongside Google, TikTok, Twitch and Discord – in February 2023, hoping for answers explaining how the company plans to tackle the growing amount of exploitative material on the platform. It has now released a report on the responses it received.
Why NASA Chose WordPress for Revamping Its Flagship Website
NASA has removed the beta label from the new nasa.gov website, which was launched on WordPress, replacing Drupal as the CMS. After a lengthy process, which required 18 months of active web development, data migration, and content building, NASA has emerged with modernised flagship and science websites, showcasing the innovation and discoveries that have defined the agency for more than 65 years.
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WordPress 6.3.2 Security Update For 8 Vulnerabilities
WordPress announced it was publishing a maintenance and security release that patches multiple vulnerabilities including one that could lead to a full site takeover.
Google Will Add New Prompts To Drive Passkey Entry Take-Up
As a part of the broader shift in direction of enhanced net safety, Google says that it’ll start prompting extra customers to add passkey access to their accounts, because it seems to be to maneuver away from conventional password utilisation.
Google initially launched help for passkey entry back in May, and now, it’s trying to make it an even bigger consideration for extra customers.
ServiceNow Flaw May Have Left Data Exposed Since 2015
Information security specialist Daniel Miessler posted on social media saying that a “potential data exposure issue” in the digital workflow management platform could have user data available for unauthenticated users to see.
Miessler said the issue, which could have been around since 2015, is due to a misconfiguration in the Simple List widget in ServiceNow’s system, a tool that allows for records to be viewed in easily readable tables.
National Australia and Commonwealth Banks Switch On Digital Identity Checking Service
National Australia Bank and Commonwealth Bank have switched on a new identity checking service, ConnectID, which will allow companies to tap banks for information about customers rather than gathering it themselves, minimising the risk of another Optus-style attack.
The development of “reusable digital identity”, also known as “identity-as-a-service”, will become an incremental revenue stream for banks by allowing them to charge merchants and customers to validate an account holder’s age, or other identity information.