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OnlyFans Backtracks on Sexual Content Decision
OnlyFans, a content subscription service, has decided to suspend its new content policy change that sparked controversy and backlash from sex workers.
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The London-based firm announced last week their plans to ban all sexually explicit photos and videos starting this October.
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It's worth noting that the exclusive subscription service has only halted it which indicates that the decision is not fully reversed yet.
Instagram to Replace Swipe-Up Links in Stories with Sticker Option
Facebook’s Instagram decided to change the current 'Swipe up' to view links with a new 'Link' sticker option instead.
Instagram is killing Swipe up links on stories from Aug 30— Matt Navarra (@MattNavarra) August 23, 2021
They will be replaced by link stickers pic.twitter.com/4jYEeu0b3f
Of course, this would only be available to those with 10K+ followers who already have the option to add links to their stories.
TikTok Rolls out New Shopify Shop Tab for Approved Merchant Profiles
In a new partnership with Shopify, China’s TikTok has introduced a new way to make it easier for users to discover and shop on the app from countless brands with a new shop tab expansion for Shopify merchant profile that allows product display showcases to your in-app presence.
These Shopify merchants can be used to tag products in organic TikTok posts. In addition, TikTok is giving the community the option to either shop directly from the merchant’s storefront or click a tagged product in a merchant’s TikTok video, which will take them to the merchant's online store for checkout.
Saudi Arabia Launches New $1 Billion Tech Initiatives
According to Albawaba, Saudi Arabia has joined forces with 10 global tech giants like Google, Amazon, IBM, Cisco, Oracle, Microsoft, Trend Micr to introduce a number of new high-tech initiatives worth nearly $1.06 billion.
#VIDEO: Tuwaiq Academy announces its partnership with 10 international tech giants to open capability centers and innovation hubs in Riyadh, such as Apple, Microsoft, Google, DJI, ONEMT, Amazon AWS, Trend Micro, IBM, to improve the digital skills of 10,000 Saudis. #LaunchKSA pic.twitter.com/RdkViU8Nnw— Saudi Gazette (@Saudi_Gazette) August 25, 2021
These initiatives, which are aimed to create one programmer out of every 100 Saudi nationals by 2030, are considered the biggest technological launch of its kind in the Mena. region.
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