Microsoft Refuses to License Facial Recognition Software to Police in California

Facial recognition tech is both dystopian and a huge part of the future of the field of optics and photography. The main issue with it is that it could be used for nefarious purposes. Currently, we... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
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Millions of Instagram Users Impacted by Facebook Password Leak

We brought you news of the Facebook password debacle back in March. When we reported it to you then, it was believed that the leak primarily affected Facebook users. But it is now known that millions... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
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What If You Got Rid of Public Likes on Instagram?

Would Instagram be a better place without likes? The Verge reports that an “unreleased” feature for Instagram that would make “your followers to focus on what you share, not how many... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
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Facebook exposed millions more Instagram passwords than we realized

Facebook today revealed it’d discovered millions of improperly secured passwords on its server. So, you know… business as usual. Facebook revealed in March it’d discovered a cache of Facebook passwords being stored in plain text form — meaning several thousand Facebook employees who had access could have read them at any time. The company stated then that the passwords included those of “hundreds of millions of Facebook Lite users” and only (only?) “tens of thousands of Instagram users.” The com...
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Dramatically downing a beer in a dingy Tokyo bar

A rather theatrically drained glass in a fantastically atmospheric little bar.
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Facebook security lapse affects millions more Instagram users than first stated

News that the company had insecurely stored passwords came on the same day as the release of Robert Mueller’s long-awaited report Facebook chose one of the busiest news days in American politics this year to admit that millions more Instagram users were affected by a security lapse than it had previously disclosed.At 10 am ET on Thursday, as the attorney general, William Barr, wrapped up his news conference on the release of the report of the special counsel, Robert Mueller, Facebook updated a 2...
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Facebook Now Says Its Password Leak Affected Instagram Users Too

People who believe Instagram is more careful with their personal information than its parent company might want to think again. Facebook revealed last month that account passwords for hundreds of millions of users were stored on its internal servers in plain text, and today, it quietly updated its Newsroom post from March to report its...
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Instagram hides Like counts in leaked design prototype

“We want your followers to focus on what you share, not how many likes your posts get. During this test, only the person who share a post will see the total number of likes it gets.” That’s how Instagram describes a seemingly small design change test with massive potential impact on users’ well-being. Hiding Like counts could reduce herd mentality, where people just Like what’s already got tons of Likes. It could reduce the sense of competition on Instagram, since users won’t compare their...
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Facebook Quietly Admitted Millions More Instagram Users’ Passwords Were at Risk

The company updated a blog post about the breach shortly after the Mueller report was released
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Facebook updated a blog post and said the number of unencrypted Instagram user passwords was in the 'millions' not its previous estimate of 'tens of thousands' (FB)

Facebook has stored millions of Instagram users' passwords in an unencrypted format easily readable by its employees for years.  The news came on Thursday by way of an update to an existing company blog post, which in March, announced that unencrypted passwords for hundreds of millions of Facebook and Facebook Lite users had been accessible on its internal servers. At the time, the company also said the same issue affected "tens of thousands" of Instagram users. On Thursday, that number...
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Mueller report details the evolution of Russia’s troll farm as it began targeting US politics

BRENDAN SMIALOWSKI/AFP/Getty Images On Thursday, Attorney General William Barr released the long-anticipated Mueller report. With it comes a useful overview of how Russia leveraged U.S.-based social media platforms to achieve its political ends. While we’ve yet to find too much in the heavily redacted text that we didn’t already know, Mueller does recap efforts undertaken by Russia’s mysterious Internet Research Agency or “IRA” to influence the outcome of the 2016 presidential election. The...
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Donald Glover’s ‘Dusty Ass’ Adidas ads are cracking up Instagram

Donald Glover stays busy. On the heels of his headlining performance at Coachella last week along with the recent release of his much-hyped indie flick “Guava Island,” co-starring alongside Rihanna, the ubiquitous actor-writer-musician managed to also make time to collaborate with Adidas on a shoe line. He promoted the venture on Instagram with five new...
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Facebook Stored Millions of Instagram Users' Passwords in Plaintext

Facebook late last month revealed that the social media company mistakenly stored passwords for "hundreds of millions" of Facebook users in plaintext, including "tens of thousands" passwords of its Instagram users as well. Now it appears that the incident is far worse than first reported. Facebook today quietly updated its March press release, adding that the actual number of [Author: [email protected] (Swati Khandelwal)]
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Free 8×10 Photo Print From Walgreens Stores

Free 8×10 Photo Print From Walgreens Stores Create or login to your account, upload a photo, and use the following code to make an 8×10 print free: 8X10APRIL The code may not work in the Walgeens App You can pick-up in any Walgreens store for free or ship it to your home for 99 cents. […]
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Facebook Quietly Updates Last Month's Security Disclosure To Add That 'Millions' of Instagram Users Are Also Impacted

Last month, Facebook disclosed that hundreds of millions of users on its platform had their account passwords stored in plain text -- in some cases going back to 2012 -- and searchable by thousands of Facebook employees. Today, the company quietly updated that blog post to reveal that Instagram users are also impacted. It said, in the update: Since this post was published, we discovered additional logs of Instagram passwords being stored in a readable format. We now estimate that this issue impa...
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Ricoh GR III (Interesting Recent Cameras I)

The new Ricoh GR III The Ricoh GR has a very long lineage at this point, across various formats and spanning film and digital. Generally they have all been fixed-lens compacts with a slowish 28mm (or equivalent) lens, a focal length that has long been considered central and important in Japan. The original film cameras, first introduced 23 years ago in 1996, included the GR1, GR10, GR1s, and the GR1v, plus several "Date" versions and the spinoff GR21, an ultrawide 21mm-lens variant. GR film c...
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The Hitman’s Bodyguard Sequel Wraps Production

The Hitman’s Bodyguard sequel wraps production Star Ryan Reynolds (Deadpool) took to Instagram to reveal two brand new behind-the-scenes photos from the set of Lionsgate’s upcoming The Hitman’s Wife’s Bodyguard as production officially wraps for the action-comedy sequel. Featuring Reynolds along with co-stars Samuel L. Jackson (Spider-Man: Far From Home) and Salma Hayek (Drunk Parents), you can check out the full photos below. PB = PB || {}; PB.gptStandAlone...
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Do Kylie Jenner's Makeup-Free Selfies Point To A Skin-Care Line?

Kylie Jenner is good at keeping secrets. Let's not forget she kept her pregnancy under wraps for a full nine months, which is especially impressive when your take into account that her family airs their personal lives on reality television. But lately, the makeup mogul's secretive style has been faulty. She's been dropping hints left and right about a possible skin-care launch. From lots of makeup-free selfies to Instagram Story teasers, let's examine all these clues Jenner is leaving behind.It...
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Facebook now says its password leak affected ‘millions’ of Instagram users

Facebook has confirmed its password-related security incident last month now affects “millions” of Instagram users, not “tens of thousands” as first thought. The social media giant confirmed the new information in its updated blog post, first published on March 21. “We discovered additional logs of Instagram passwords being stored in a readable format,” the company said. “We now estimate that this issue impacted millions of Instagram users. We will be notifying these users as we did the ot...
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Lens: Will Martin Parr’s Photos Change the World? He Doesn’t Think So

In documenting his homeland, the British photographer captures its contradictions and ambiguities with a sense of humor.
Tags: Photography, News, Great Britain, Magnum Photos, Politics And Government, London (England, Immigration and Emigration, Great Britain Withdrawal from EU (Brexit, Will Martin Parr

Sweet 16: Wacom’s Cintiq 16 pen display makes retouching photos a breeze

Wacom’s Cintiq pen displays are usually reserved for the pros (or wealthy enthusiasts), but the new Cintiq 16 brings screen and stylus editing to an approachable price. Does it cut too much to get there? The post Sweet 16: Wacom’s Cintiq 16 pen display makes retouching photos a breeze appeared first on Digital Trends.
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Ingenious DIY Etch-A-Sketch digital camera

Martin Fitzpatrick built the Etch-A-Snap, a digital camera with an automated Pocket Etch-A-Sketch as its display on the back. Each photo takes between 15 minutes to one hour to be sketched. From Two Bit Arcade: Photos are processed down to 240x144 pixel 1-bit (black & white) line drawings using Pillow and OpenCV and then translated into plotter commands by building a network graph representation with networkx. The Etch-A-Sketch wheels are driven by two 5V stepper motors mounted into a custo...
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Ryan Murphy Announces Boys in the Band Netflix Movie

Ryan Murphy announces Boys in the Band Netflix movie When he’s not busy juggling countless TV projects, Ryan Murphy also puts on plays. In fact, his recent Broadway production of Mart Crowley’s The Boys in the Band is coming to Netflix. Yesterday, Murphy took to Instagram (via THR) to announce the feature film, which will stream exclusively on Netflix. PB = PB || {}; PB.gptStandAlone = PB.gptStandAlone || {}; PB.gptAutoRefresh = PB.gptAutoRefresh || {'g...
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American Suppressor Association Tax Day Raffle

American Suppressor Association Tax Day Raffle ★ Enter Today For a Chance to Win a Rugged Obsidian 9, FDE Glock 17, with Free Transfer Tax   ★ ATLANTA, GA – Don’t let the Tax Man get you down! ASA is kicking off our Tax Day fundraising raffle! Help us fight for your right to protect your hearing by visiting for your chance to win a Rugged Obsidian 9 suppressor paired with a Lipsey’s exclusive Glock 17 Gen 4 9mm handgun, all in FDE, and a match grade threaded barrel from...
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Three deadlines (and Instagram!)

Here’s what someone posted yesterday in The Freelancer’s Workshop discussion board: I was really just hoping to pick up a few insights from Seth. I got one of those yesterday, but meeting and interacting with other people struggling with the same things as me has been amazing. The deadline to sign up for The Bootstrapper’s Workshop and The Freelancer’s Workshop is this weekend. Today’s your last best day to level up. The next altMBA is now accepting applications, and the early deadline is Ap...
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2019 Pulitzer Prize winners announced for Breaking News and Feature Photography

The 2019 Pulitzer Prize winners have been announced. And like every year, stories in two photography-related categories have been awarded: the Breaking News Photography and Feature Photography. Winners of both categories won the awards for moving stories from different parts of the world, and you can read more and see the images below. Breaking News […] The post 2019 Pulitzer Prize winners announced for Breaking News and Feature Photography appeared first on DIY Photography.
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Panasonic Lumix S1R vs. Nikon Z 7: High-res mirrorless showdown

The 47-megapixels Lumix S1R and 46-megapixel Nikon Z 7 are the two highest-resolution, full-frame mirrorless cameras on the market. The S1R features a high-resolution mode that can take 187MP images, but the Nikon is lighter and cheaper. The post Panasonic Lumix S1R vs. Nikon Z 7: High-res mirrorless showdown appeared first on Digital Trends.
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42 Photographs Of Super Cute Cats For Your Enjoyment

Cats are super cute. They are companions, an important part of the family and, if you've ever had a cat, they can be just hilariously funny. Photographing your furry family member is really the same... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
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Online fashion retailer Pink Lily inks PE funding

Bowling Green, Kentucky-based Pink Lily, an online fashion retailer, has secured an undisclosed amount of private equity funding. The investors were not named. PRESS RELEASE BOWLING GREEN, Ky., April 18, 2019 /PRNewswire/ — Pink Lily, one of the fastest-growing online fashion retailers in the country, announced today that it has received a significant minority investment from private equity investors focused on partnering with fast-growth e-commerce businesses. The investment will be used to exp...
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