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Technology Instagram cracks down on app that snoops on private profiles

05:40  18 november  2019
05:40  18 november  2019 Source:   engadget.com

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Instagram is taking action against a stalker-friendly app that makes Like Patrol seem modest. The social network confirmed to Android Police that it was The app was still available on the Google Play Store as of this writing, and appeared to be popular with over 500,000 downloads since its April debut.

For Instagram , this means the company is taking new steps to limit the kinds of content that can appear in the app 's recommendations in the Explore tab or on hashtag pages. "For example, a sexually suggestive post will still appear in Feed if you follow the account that posts it, but this type of content

Instagram is taking action against a stalker-friendly app that makes Like Patrol seem modest. The social network confirmed to Android Police that it was sending a cease and desist request to Ghosty, an Android app built to show you private Instagram profiles without permission. That would be enough of a violation by itself, but the way Ghosty exposes those profiles makes things worse. It pushes you to recruit others before you can see private accounts, and it simply harvests users' data to find the private profiles they follow. You're giving up some of your own privacy (and that of your friends) to intrude on others.

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Instagram is cracking down on fake account activity with the closing of Instagress, a popular third-party service that advertised itself as an automated way Instagress said it was forced to shut down its service, which let people pay to have their accounts automatically like and comment on other photos

According to Instagram ’s blog post on the subject, they believe that inauthentic accounts are bad for their community, and have upgraded their auto-detection and removal software to crack down . If you don’t know anything about fake followers and inauthentic social media activity, there have been a few

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The app was still available on the Google Play Store as of this writing, and appeared to be popular with over 500,000 downloads since its April debut.

Its presence online might be short-lived. Instagram was clear that Ghosty "violates our terms," and planned "further enforcement" against the developer on top of the cease and desist warning. The question, of course, is how the app has remained on Google Play without either Instagram or Google taking notice. There's a real danger that creeps might use this to harass or threaten people who think their accounts are safe, and several months of access is enough to do some serious damage.

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