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INSTAGRAM’S NEW DATA DOWNLOAD TOOL HAS LEAKED SOME USER PASSWORD
Instagram new tool revealed user passwords!
WHAT HAPPENED WITH INSTAGRAM’S DOWNLOAD YOUR DATA TOOL?
Instagram the famous social networking site has recently launched a new tool- The Download Your Data tool. The news has come that this new tool has leaked some user’s passwords. The company said that it happened because of a bug. It also assured that only a a few users were affected and that the bug has now been fixed now.
HOW DID IT LEAK DATA?
The Information has reported that this data leaked happened when some users were trying to download their Instagram photos and video. The URL which is needed to access the archive for photos and video included the passwords of users.
All the users who were affected by this security flaw were immediately informed via an email by Instagram. The company released an official statement, assuring that only a handful of people were affected and that this issue has now been fixed.
HOW CAN YOU KEEP YOUR INSTAGRAM ACCOUNT SECURE?
It is a minor issue but Facebook that owned Instagram had many such issues in recent months. It is high time users start taking precautions for keeping your account safe. Here are some points that will help you safeguard your passwords:
- For all your social media accounts, use a different password that has a combination of alphabets, numbers, and symbols. There are many apps that will help you to manage all passwords in one place.
- Instagram has two-factor authentication so make use of it to secure your password.
- Also, protect your mobile and computers with passwords, PIN codes and so on.
If you are one of the users who got a mail from Instagram that says your password was leaked, don’t panic. Just change your password and take every precaution to make it more secure.
YOUTUBE IS FINALLY STREAMING HOLLYWOOD MOVIES FREE WITH ADS AND FOR PREMIUM MEMBERS NO ADS!
Ad-free YouTube Movies now a reality!
CAN WE REALLY WATCH MOVIES FREE ON YOUTUBE?
YouTube is still very popular among people, and it has been pushing viewers to subscribe to music and support favorite channels. Now, the Google-owned site YouTube has launched new ad-supported options for viewers. In October, the video giant site streamed famous ‘Terminator’ and ‘Rocky’ for free. The only kick is that it had occasional ads in it, but other than completely free.
The reports by AdAge, states that YouTube made available 100 Hollywood titles “Free with Ads”, this is their official label. But this option only appears in the right-column of up-next video suggestions. If you search for this option, you won’t find any such information.
HOW IS IT DIFFERENT FROM OTHER YOUTUBE MOVIES OPTION?
The official YouTube Movies channel uploads the movie both free and paid. It has around 70 million subscribers but still paid ‘New Releases’ are shown first.
If you keep scrolling, you will find the ‘Free to watch’ movies option. It has a dedicated page that allows users to “View all,”. You can even sort the movies by genre. Right now, the total number of movies to watch is 99 and has great range.
Some of the movies available are “The Terminator “and the entire original “Rocky” series. Even some documentaries like “Jiro Dreams of Sushi” are available too. Some kid movies like “All Dogs go to Heaven” and “Agent Cody Banks” are also free to watch.
HOW MANY ADS ARE THERE?
The number of ads depends on the duration of the movie. If its 90+ minute long, it will a handful of ads and for a longer duration, the ads would increase too. The process of selecting and swapping the movies by YouTube is still not decided.
HOW MUCH MONEY DOES IT MAKE?
There are no reports or news about the amount of revenue the video giant splits with studios. But the potential for money making with this is huge. Currently, the ads that are streaming here are similar to the ones that you see in regular YouTube videos.
This is great news for users who frequent this site to watch movies. Now, they have the option to watch free movies that too in great quality. If you are a premium member of YouTube, you can watch these free movies without any ads.