Emojis and data leakage marked the month of February on TechTudo. The most used smileys ranking on Twitter ranked first in the list. The report that unveiled the 30 most popular emojis on microblogging was favored among users by the laughing face (). Another figure that caught the eye was the mixuruca emoji polemic officially called the Pinching Hand. The cone has become a joke all over the world and has been used with double meaning to refer to the male genital organ.
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Last month the Instagram bug was also highlighted, which caused several Brazilian and foreign accounts to lose followers drastically. In addition, a number of data leak stories have passed on to readers, one of them about 2.2 billion data released for free on the Internet. Check out more details about these and other highlights in the most read news in Softwares in February.
List showing most popular emojis on Twitter Photo: Divulgao
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1. Top Twitter Emojis
A report, made in partnership with We Are Social and the Hootsuite media platform, revealed which are the 30 most popular emoji on Twitter. A favorite among users is the crying face (), used 2,291 billion times on the microblog. In second place was the red heart (), with 1.097 billion uses on Twitter. The recycling symbol () gained the third position in the ranking, published 936 million times popular among the Arabs, the figure used to encourage people to share the tutes.
2. 'mixuruca' emoji becomes a joke
Emoji "mixuruca" gained double meaning on the Internet Photo: Reproduction / Emojipedia
Another highlight in February also involves emoji. The "mixuruca" cone, as it became known in Brazil, has gained sexual connotation on the Internet. It is used with double meaning to refer to the male genital organ. The Pinching Hand, as officially called – shows the thumb and index finger close to identify something small. This figurine is part of the new emoji of 2019. The package, released by Unicode, is scheduled for release on March 5.
3. The new emoji of 2019
Emojis Announced for 2019 Photo: Share / Emojipedia
Unicode unveiled the Emoji 12.0 package with 230 new emojis and symbols for Android, iPhone (iOS) and other operating systems. Among the novelties are flamingo, sloth, co-guide, waffle and mate (drink also called chimarro or terer in Brazil). One of the highlights is diversity. Faces were added representing people with disabilities – an initiative proposed by Apple in 2018 – and two people of the neutral gender holding hands.
4. Instagram accounts lose followers
Users complain on Twitter about missing followers on social network Photo: Reproduction / TechTudo
Several Brazilian and foreign Instagram accounts have lost followers dramatically in less than a day. According to Google Trends, the bug started at dawn on February 13, starting at 1am. There have also been reports of users from all over the world on Twitter. Among the theories was the social networking initiative to fight bots and fake accounts to buy followers. The problem, which was just a bug, was solved on Thursday (14).
5. More than 2 billion passwords released for free on the Internet
Cybercriminals disclose about 2.2 billion user data for free Photo: Pound5
Data from approximately 2.2 billion users has been released on hacking forums and free torrent sites. Of this total, 750 million logins and passwords are new, while the other leaks are old, such as the reported cases of Yahoo, LinkedIn and Dropbox. This can be considered one of the biggest leaks of personal information on the Internet.
6. Hackers sell data from 127 million accounts
Hackers sell over 127 million passwords from various dark web sites Photo: Pond5
Another February highlight also involves leaking information. Over 127 million passwords were exposed from eight websites for sale on the Dream Market, the dark web illegal products market. Targets include the Ixigo ticket searcher, the YouNow live video tool and the online game Stronghold Kingdoms. According to the British website The Register, the stolen data was selling for $ 54,000 in Bitcoin.
7. Google Finds If Your Password Has Leaked
Extensive Google Password Checkup for Chrome Browsers Photo: Reproduction / Paulo Alves
Google's new feature tracks leaked passwords without storing users' personal data. The extension for Google Chrome alerts you if your passwords have been stolen by hackers. The technology was developed in partnership with researchers at Stanford University. Google launched the software on February 5th.
8. 'Hidden' in WhatsApp Web
WhatsApp Web Tutorials Featured in February Photo: Photo: Lucas Mendes / TechTudo)
Two WhatsApp Web tutorials were successful in the last month. With the extension WA Web Plus for Chrome, you can hide names, profile photos and message previews in the web version of WhatsApp. This feature is useful for those who use the app in public places or on their work computer.
Another tutorial helps the user not to leave tracks in WhatsApp Web groups. The Invisible Mode plugin for Chrome lets you read group conversations, audio and videos anonymously on your computer.
9. Post to Instagram via Computer
ContentCal helps you create and schedule Instagram posts from your computer Photo: Reproduo / Marvin Costa
ContentCal is a service that lets you create and schedule free Instagram posts from your computer. In addition, it is possible to make managerial teams professionally to manage both business accounts and public person profiles. Note that not all tools are available in the free version.
10. Windows 10 April Update 2019
Learn how to report bugs on Windows 10 PCs Photo: Carolina Oschendorf / TechTudo
The Windows 10 update also appears among the most widely read software in February. Supposedly called Windows 10 April Update 2019, Microsoft's system can gain appearance improvements and new tools, such as the ease of searching files on a PC. The update should be released in April.