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Instagram today continued its rollout of pressure free, community-focused updates that now include a blur filter to obscure potentially sensitive content, as deemed by the Instagram review team when a particular post is reported. Instagram said that this means users are "less likely to have surprising or unwanted experiences in the app," but they can still view the image or video by simply tapping on the blurred post.

Security is getting beefed up in the new update as well, with Instagram enabling two-factor authentication for every user. As it is everywhere else, when the security measure is implemented by a user they will have to type in a code -- sent through a text message -- every time they log in to their Instagram account. Instagram said that these updates will help the app continue to move towards "fostering a safer, kinder community."

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Instagram's kindness-focused hopes for its community will be represented in a worldwide meet-up happening March 25 and 26, where users everywhere can find local meet-ups "to share their stories and spread kindness in the world."
The first step is to celebrate the kindness our community is already known for. On March 25 and 26, tens of thousands of Instagrammers all over the world will come together for Worldwide InstaMeet 15 to share their stories and spread kindness in the world. You can find an InstaMeet near you or spread kindness by leaving an encouraging comment, giving an inspiring person a like or sharing a message of support with a friend.

Our teams are focused on making Instagram a kind, welcoming place for everyone, and we're just getting started.
Earlier this week, a Bloomberg report stated that Instagram is working on a way to let users book appointments directly within the app by visiting pages of hair salons and restaurants. The move is said to be intended to take on the likes of Yelp by also adding a way for users to post reviews of businesses on their Instagram page, fostering a community of opinions to inform potential customers of the quality of the location.

Article Link: Instagram Continues to Build 'Safer, Kinder' Community With Two-Factor Authentication and Blurred Posts
 

now i see it

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Ahhh security. The buzzword of this decade. It means absolutely nothing.

THERE IS NO SECURITY.

The most insecure thing you can do is believe that there is security.
 

ovo6

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Only two factor authorization I got I for iCloud sometimes I check my social apps on friends phone
 

autrefois

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Isn't this what George H W Bush ran on in 1988? A kinder, safer Instagram. Read my lips, no nude pictures. :)

I understand the idea behind it, but I don't know how successful it would be. The press release almost makes me not want to try it though. The marketing language used by these tech companies sometimes is somewhere between funny and creepy.
 
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Rainshadow

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Unbelievable world. Can't offend and companies have to protect our eyes...literally... I mean really?

Maybe for kids... but then again, there was this thing called parenting once upon a time that my parents used.
 

C DM

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Unbelievable world. Can't offend and companies have to protect our eyes...literally... I mean really?

Maybe for kids... but then again, there was this thing called parenting once upon a time that my parents used.
Unbelievable for people to have options that they can personally use for themselves to decide what they themselves want to do, see, hear, etc.? Something people have been doing all their lives throughout history?
 
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thisisnotmyname

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I'm cynical but when I hear 2FA being enabled for every user via text message I assume a data grab of mobile numbers. Especially since they will likely simultaneously refuse any VoIP based number.

Edit: enabled for every user as opposed to optional or even opt in. This sounds forced for all.
 
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Pakaku

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Ahhh security. The buzzword of this decade. It means absolutely nothing.

THERE IS NO SECURITY.

The most insecure thing you can do is believe that there is security.
?????

Do you understand "two factor security" at all? It means you need two ways to log in, which is commonly a written password and a code from a cell-phone text message. And assuming you don't cheap out and use a texting app, good ****ing luck to any hacker out there on getting physical access to my own phone.
 

SPUY767

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Unbelievable world. Can't offend and companies have to protect our eyes...literally... I mean really?

Maybe for kids... but then again, there was this thing called parenting once upon a time that my parents used.

You think this has anything to do with offensive content? This is politics. I agree with the bit about parenting though.
 

Goatllama

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Seems like an elegant and unobtrusive solution to me. Wonder what picture they blurred out in the example, though. Kinda looks like Winnie the Pooh, but what is he doing? Do I want to know? :p
 
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