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Twitter Streets: Hot Trends Today- January 27

Article by Oliver Nash
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Posted: January 27, 2021  

WhatsApp Joins Status

WhatsApp has launched its official account on Status within the application. “WhatsApp is now on Status!” read the status text. “We’ll let you about new features and updates here.”

The move is attributed to the messaging platform’s reminder of its commitment to user privacy. “One thing that isn’t new is our commitment to your privacy”, continued the Status update. “WhatsApp can’t read or listen to your personal conversations as they’re end-to-end encrypted.”

In recent days, WhatsApp has made headlines following its planned decision to update its Terms of Service by integrating with other Facebook-owned family of Apps, in a bid to monetize the platform. Contact lists, locations and financial information are some of the things that would have been compromised if users accepted the terms. According to the messaging platform, you either had to agree to the changes or exit the app altogether. “We’re still working to counter any confusion by communicating directly with @WhatsApp users”, the messaging platform tweeted via their official account on Friday.

WhatsApp has since paused the privacy policy update from the scheduled February 8th to May, for users to have “plenty of time to review and understand the terms”. Alternative platforms, Signal and Telegram, have been reporting an upsurge of newly registered users following the controversial policy update.

‘The Blacklist’ Renewed at NBC

NBC has confirmed that it will be renewing “The Blacklist” for a ninth season. “We couldn’t keep this secret for long. #TheBlacklist has been renewed for Season 9,” the show confirmed the news via their official Twitter handle on Tuesday.

The Jon Bokenkamp-created drama’s official synopsis, according to IMDB, reads: A new FBI profiler, Elizabeth Keen, has her entire life uprooted when a mysterious criminal, Raymond Reddington, who has eluded capture for decades, turns himself in and insists on speaking only to her.

‘It’s a Sin’ Trailer Released

HBO Max has released a new trailer for their upcoming limited series, “It’s a Sin”. Set in 1981, Ritchie (Olly Alexander), Roscoe (Omari Douglas) and Colin (Callum Scott Howells) are young lads, strangers at first, leaving home at 18 and heading off to London with hope and ambition and joy… and walking straight into a virus that most of the world ignores.

Year by year, episode by episode, crossing the whole decade, their lives change as the mystery of that illness starts as a rumor, then a threat, then a terror, and then something that binds them together in the fight. It’s the story of their friends, lovers and families too, especially Jill (Lydia West), the girl who loves them and helps them, and galvanizes them in the battles to come. Together they will endure the horror of the epidemic, the pain of rejection and the prejudices that gay men faced throughout the decade. There are terrible losses and wonderful friendships. And complex families, pushed to the limit and beyond.

“It’s a Sin” premieres on the streaming platform February 18th. Check out the trailer below!

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