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User-shaming robot Pic Nix banned by Instagram

Instagram quickly nixes user-shaming service Pic Nix

The plus: it used a nifty, Arduino-powered xy plotter that mimicked a human hand keying in an Instagram post on an actual iPhone. The minus: it allowed users to diss each other's posts without having the 'nads to do it to people's faces.

Iranian court beckons Facebook's Mark Zuckerberg to answer accusations of privacy violation

Mark Zuckerberg. Image courtesy of Frederic Legrand / Shutterstock.com

An Iranian court has not only opened a case against Facebook's instant-message services WhatsApp and Instagram; it's also summoned that "American Zionist" Mark Zuckerberg himself to answer complaints of privacy violation.

Popular platforms, such as Facebook and Instagram, aiding illegal gun sales

Facebook and Instagram aiding illegal gun sales

No questions asked. These sites aren't e-commerce sites, they're quick to remind us, but they sure make it easy for convicted criminals to set up illegal gun buys, as well as one 15-year-old who recently brought a loaded 9mm to school. Facebook's finally, thankfully, talking to advocacy groups about the problem that its brethren, such as Craiglist, have already solved.

Facebook to put Report Abuse button at fingertips of bullying victims

Facebook to put Report Abuse button at fingertips of bullying victims

The Report button is just one tool in Facebook's new Bullying Prevention Hub. It will put help at victims' fingertips at the moment they need it most. Let's hope that the move helps to curb the horrible tide of bullying.

Facebook ban sought for 15-year-old who ambushed and beat autistic child

Facebook ban sought for 15-year-old who ambushed and beat autistic child

A 15-year-old Canadian girl from Nova Scotia has pleaded guilty to a vicious, planned attack on a female, autistic student, and an attorney is seeking to ban her from social media as part of her sentencing.

Monday review - the hot 24 stories of the week

Monday review

In case you missed any recent stories, here's everything we wrote in the last seven days.

'Food porn' Instagram photo of fancy steak/mac and cheese dinner leads IRS to identity thieves

'Food porn' Instagram photo of fancy steak/mac&cheese dinner leads IRS to identity thieves

Identity thieves can't help but brag about all the food they consume with the money they're stealing... Too bad their smarts aren't as big as their appetite.

Monday review - the hot 22 stories of the week

Here you go.

All the stories we wrote in the past seven days, in case you missed anything (or just want to read them again).

Use Instagram on your iPhone? Your account can be hijacked, claims security researcher

Instagram vulnerability

A security researcher has published a proof-of-concept attack on Instagram for iOS that would allow malicious users to remotely hijack victims' accounts, delete or download photos, and tinker with profile details.

Wayward Instagram account creates security scare for Norwegian Royal family

Wayward Instagram account creates security scare for Norwegian Royal family

The secret life of the Norwegian royal family has been on display for anyone with an Instagram account after the son of the country's Crown Princess Mette-Marit was discovered over-sharing photos of family holidays and other events.

Fake Instagram app infects Android devices with malware

Fake Instagram app infects Android devices with malware

Tempted to try out the much talked about Instagram app? Well, be careful where you get it from - as malware authors are distributing malware disguised as the popular app.

Privacy concerns after Instagram's acquisition by Facebook

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Some Instagram users are upset about the acquisition by Facebook - but are they right to complain about what happens to their uploaded photographs?