Instagram’s New Security Feature To Block Apps, CEO Comments

As part of “experts dots (comments) on the latest information security news” publication, please find below the expert comments on the news that Instagram is stepping up its security features to make it easier for users to block apps from accessing their data.

Jake Moore, Cybersecurity Specialist,  ESET
October 18, 2019
Extra security features are slowly becoming standard features
Extra security features are slowly becoming standard features, which are a step in the right direction. It is fantastic to see the tech giants take on such protection controls and offering it to their customers. However, I still feel third party apps do not always need access to these accounts or need to sign in via the app. Signing in via Facebook or Instagram to delegate accounts could be a r ....
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Yuval Ben-Itzhak, CEO,  Socialbakers
October 16, 2019
Just last month Facebook revealed that it had removed tens of thousands of apps from its platform for breaking its rules.
Since January 2018, we have seen the social media powerhouses – Facebook, Instagram and Twitter – taking numerous steps to clean up their platforms. Whether it's removing fake followers and accounts, clean up offensive content or locking down who can access user data, the age of privacy and transparency has well and truly dawned in social media. It's great to see Instagram following in th ....
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