Instagram’s Strengthened Security Tools Reach Android App
Instagram today made a set of improved security features available to Android users. It integrated these same changes to the iOS app in August. Moving forward, it should be easier for people to verify their own accounts. Those who wish to verify their account can follow the steps in the settings menu. Instagram says not everyone who applies for account verification will receive it. Verified accounts will feature a blue checkmark, signifying the account is genuine. Perhaps more importantly, Instagram has added support for third-party authenticator apps. This lets people to add an extra layer of security. For example, a user could choose to rely on 1Password rather than SMS as part of a two-factor login. Instagram is free to download from the Google Play Store.
Instagram Introduces New Security and Verification Tools
Aug 28, 2018
Instagram today said it has introduced three new features that are meant to help keep its one billion users safe. To start, a new "about this account" section will appear so people can see when other public accounts were created, where it is located, if the screen name has been changed, and what ad campaigns the account might be running.
Facebook Simplifies Process for Two-Factor Authentication
May 24, 2018
Facebook has made it easier for people to secure their accounts. The company improved how it handles two-factor authentication.
Facebook Makes Sweeping Changes to Data Collection Policies as It Admits Cambridge Analytica Breach Impacted 87M
Apr 4, 2018
Facebook today made significant changes to its platform as it continues to deal with the fallout from the Cambridge Analytica breach. To start, the company now believes Cambridge Analytica was given improper access to the data of as many as 87 million people, mostly U.S.
Google Simplifies 2-Step Verification
Jun 21, 2016
Google has made it easier for people to setup and use two-step verification to protect their accounts. Google already allowed users to tap a Security Key or enter a verification code sent to their phone.
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