NFL star's wife apologizes for 'dictatorship' rant

Kelly Stafford, wife of longtime Detroit Lions quarterback Matthew Stafford, apologized on Instagram after calling Michigan a "dictatorship" in response to the state's new Covid-19 restrictions.
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Facebook sues to shut down alleged Instagram clone maker over scraping and sharing personal info for cash

Developer in Turkey accused of using 30,000 accounts to nab Instagram files Facebook on Thursday sued Ensar Sahinturk, a software developer based in Istanbul, Turkey, who is alleged to have built a network of sites that scrape data from Instagram to create Insta-clones.…
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Facebook Antitrust Probes Will Target Acquisition of WhatsApp and Instagram

A group of state attorneys general, led by New York Attorney General Letitia James, is on track to file antitrust charges against Facebook in early December, according to a report Thursday from the Washington Post. CNET: The move comes as the US Federal Trade Commission is also reportedly finalizing its antitrust probe into the social media giant. State and federal investigators plan to bring antitrust charges against Facebook over its acquisitions of Instagram and WhatsApp, alleging that the de...
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At the Moonlight Café...

... you can talk all night. [Author: [email protected] (Ann Althouse)]
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Facebook's Instagram 'failed self-harm responsibilities'

The NSPCC says a fall in takedowns of graphic content put children at greater risk.
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Facebook Files Lawsuit Over Cloning of Instagram Accounts

Facebook filed a lawsuit in the U.S. Thursday aimed at preventing the creation of clone sites. The social network accused Ensar Sahinturk of using automation software to scrape Instagram users' publicly visible information and create a network of clone sites, or websites that copy and display profiles, posts and other information from Facebook or Instagram...
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Kelly Stafford, wife of Detroit Lions QB, issues apology after calling Michigan a 'dictatorship' in Instagram rant about Covid-19 restrictions

Kelly Stafford, wife of longtime Detroit Lions quarterback Matthew Stafford, apologized on Thursday after calling Michigan a "dictatorship" in response to news of the state's new Covid-19 restrictions.
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Vatican launches investigation after Pope’s Instagram account likes revealing photo of Brazilian model

‘At least I’m going to heaven,’ jokes model as Vatican reportedly demands explanation from social media site
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Autumn colours in urban Tokyo

Natural autumn colours a long way away from any actual nature.
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Coachella festival to release clothing collections: Here’s how you can snag some swag

The Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival isn’t just a tastemaker in music, but also in fashion, with popular brands marketing festival looks just in time for April. Now the Indio based festival has announced its own clothing collections but you won’t find any flower crowns, fairy wings or bedazzled items. The festival, which didn’t happen this year due to the novel coronavirus, is releasing a pair of clothing collections that include of T-shirts, hoodies and hats. The clothing will be availa...
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Facebook Estimates Hate Speech Seen In 1 Out of 1,000 Views On Its Platform

Facebook for the first time on Thursday disclosed numbers on the prevalence of hate speech on its platform, saying that out of every 10,000 content views in the third quarter, 10 to 11 included hate speech. Reuters reports: The world's largest social media company, under scrutiny over its policing of abuses, particularly around November's U.S. presidential election, released the estimate in its quarterly content moderation report. On a call with reporters, Facebook's head of safety and integrity...
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Barry the Barrel Owl - Central Park's Latest Celebrity

The New York Times just reported on NYC's latest celebrity. ‘I Had to See That Owl’: Central Park’s New Celebrity Bird New Yorkers are so obsessed with Barry the barred owl that some are concerned he could be scared away. So far, he seems to like the attention. It was late afternoon in the North Woods of Central Park, and the sun was setting fast. Joshua Kristal, a photographer with a penchant for birds, was starting to feel despondent as he searched along the creek, looking for any moveme...
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All Saints Day

Usually on All Saints Day, November 1st, I go the Pere Lachaise Cemetery which is an especially lovely place but even more so on November 1st because many people come to visit those who have passed on and to bring flowers, usually mums. Due to the Confinement I missed it this year but on November 9th I made a quick trip up to Montmartre and while there, visited the small local Saint Vincent Cemetery. The leaves were turning. The ivy on the walls looked pretty. I’ve always like...
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Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot knows there's 'COVID fatigue' in peoples' response to the virus. But letting your guard down now could be a matter of 'life and death,' she says.

Chicago's Mayor Lori Lightfoot arrives at a University of Chicago initiative event for the science in Chicago, Illinois, on July 23, 2020. REUTERS/Kamil Krzaczynski Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot spoke to Insider on Thursday about her city's response to COVID-19.  She admitted people have experienced "COVID fatigue" in recent weeks, but urged people not to gather on Thanksgiving.  She said the decision not to gather for the November holiday is a matter of "life and death." Visit Business...
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Leading Thoughts for November 19, 2020

IDEAS shared have the power to expand perspectives, change thinking, and move lives. Here are two ideas for the curious mind to engage with: I. Gary Burnison on anticipating what lies ahead: “You don’t need a crysal ball to anticipate. Rather, you need to be acutely attuned to what’s happening around you and in the world at the present moment. Once you see reality clearly, then—and only then—can you make the leap to extrapolate the meaning. You move from seeing only “this is what is happening...
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Facebook sues operator of Instagram clone sites

Facebook has today filed another lawsuit against a company acting in violations of its terms of service. In this case, the company has sued Ensar Sahinturk, a Turkish national who operated a network of Instagram clone sites, according to court filings. Facebook says Sahinturk used automation software to scrape Instagram users’ public profiles, photos and videos from over 100,000 accounts without permission, and this data was then published on his network of websites. In the filing, Facebook says...
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Please Enjoy These 2020 Award-Winning Wildlife Photos

“All living beings are on Earth for a reason, from the tiniest insects to the greatest mammals.” That’s what Agora, a free photography app, said they aimed to show with their photography contest, #Animals2020.Read more...
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A fintech startup was rapped by the UK's financial watchdog

The UK's financial watchdog warned Wednesday fintech Lanistar wasn't authorized to operate. Lanistar claims its upcoming debit card is "the world's most secure card," and can link up to eight bank accounts. The Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) said Lanistar "is targeting people in the UK," and advised consumers to "be especially wary of dealing with this unauthorised firm." Lanistar rejected the FCA's statement, saying: "Legal and regulatory compliance are central to Lanistar's business." It w...
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I'm a 29-year-old Instagram influencer who made $17,000 in one month. Here's how I turned my love of fruit into a lucrative business.

Marley Mauvais is a food content creator and Instagram influencer. Photo: @sudophotography, Marley Mauvais is a 29-year-old fruit influencer and plant-based content creator who lives in New Jersey. In 2019, she started an Instagram account to share her fruit-based recipes with others, and slowly began to make and sell the products and home remedies she used. In September, Marley recorded her first five-figure month, making $17,000 from a combination of sales on her website as w...
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A designer worn by Cardi B and Doja Cat says mega-influencer Danielle Bernstein copied her skirt and plans to sell it at Macy's: 'She has some explaining to do'

On the left, Danielle Bernstein wears a patent leather skirt that Whitney says she bought from Grayscale. On the right, a model wears Grayscale's skirt. Screenshot from Danielle Bernstein's Instagram account; Courtesy Grayscale Danielle Bernstein is a social media influencer whose fashion blog-turned-brand WeWoreWhat has 2.5 million followers on Instagram. Bernstein has leveraged her large following to sell fashion lines at major retailers like Macy's.  Most recently, the influence...
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Fintech startup Lanistar was rapped by the UK's financial watchdog

Gurhan Kiziloz, founder and CEO of Lanistar Lanistar The UK's financial watchdog warned Wednesday fintech Lanistar wasn't authorised to operate. Lanistar is gearing up to launch the "world's most secure" bank card. The Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) said Lanistar "is targeting people in the UK," and advised consumers to "be especially wary of dealing with this unauthorised firm." Lanistar rejected the FCA's statement, saying: "Legal and regulatory compliance are central to Lanistar's bu...
Tags: UK, Money, Instagram, Finance, Trends, Startup, Tech, Fca, Bank, Credit Card, Scam, Fintech, Mastercard, Debit Card, Financial Conduct Authority FCA, UK s Financial Conduct Authority FCA

The Book Of Japanese Tea Review

It’s pretty hard to beat the soothing taste of a nicely brewed pot of aromatic green tea served cold in the heat of summer, or a hot one that warms you up in winter. Perhaps it’s an acquire taste, but I’ve definitely learned to appreciate it over my years of stay in Japan after been introduced to really tasty green tea by my Japanese friends. This pocket sized photo book published by PIE explores the Japanese philosophies behind Sado ( 茶道 – The Way Of The Tea ), complemented by the most gorge...
Tags: Amazon, Photography, Japan, Book Reviews, Book Review, Anime, Pie, Japanese culture, Matcha, Sado, Amazon De, Japanese tea, Amazon CA, PIE books, PIE International, The Book Of Japanese Tea

How Errol Morris Became Obsessed with — and Figured Out — the Truth of a Famous War Photograph Errol Morris didn’t go all the way to the Crimean Peninsula just because of a sentence written by Susan Sontag. “No,” he once explained to a friend, “it was actually two sentences.” Found in Regarding the Pain of Others, Sontag’s late book-length essay on war photography, these lines deal with the fact that “many of the canonical images of early war photography turn out to have been staged, or to have had their subjects tampered with.” Take Val...
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The Dodo Kicks Off ‘Weirdest Pets Challenge’ on Instagram Reels

Animal brand The Dodo kicked off its "Weirdest Pets Challenge" on Instagram Reels Thursday. Fans are invited to show off their pets' funniest, most bizarre behaviors via the short-form video feature, and some of Instagram's emerging pet creators will partake, as well, sharing their content to The Dodo's main feed. The Dodo will choose its...
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Demi Lovato Gets A Jaw-Dropping New Look And Fans Are ‘Obsessed’

The singer debuted a short blond haircut on Instagram this week, writing: “I did a thing…"
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Twitter: How to Send a Fleet

Twitter debuted Fleets earlier this week, allowing users to share disappearing tweets to their tops of their feeds, similar to how one shares disappearing posts to Instagram or Facebook Stories. Our guide will show you how to send a Fleet in the Twitter mobile application. Note: These screenshots were captured in the Twitter app on...
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Social media innovation is dead

Twitter just released Fleets, its version of temporary stories. Chesnot/Getty  Twitter just rolled out its version of temporary stories, joining Instagram, Facebook, LinkedIn and everyone else.  All of the social media apps are cannibalizing each others' best features to try and be all things to all people.  But we don't need a dozen 'superapps,' and adding Fleets won't help Twitter solve the problems it is already facing.  Chris Stokel-Walker is a freelance journalist and the author of "Y...
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Instagram revamps its mobile messaging app Threads

Instagram is continuing to develop its standalone messaging app, Threads. Last month, the company to make it possible for users to message everyone, instead of just “close friends,” as its other messaging app, Direct, once did. Today, Instagram is releasing a redesigned version of the Threads app with updated navigation and a Status tab, as well as support for posting photos and videos to your Instagram Story. The changes address some of Threads’ shortcomings in usability. Though the app ...
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Instagram Simplifies Navigation in Its Threads From Instagram Stand-Alone App

Instagram added a Status tab to its standalone Threads From Instagram application Thursday, giving users an easier way to stay up to date and interact with their friends' status updates and Stories. A new tabbed navigation system was also developed to help people move between those sections. And the app got a new inbox tab...
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Meet Allan Maman: The 21-year-old whose cold emails to Andrew Yang and Mike Bloomberg led to him making memes for their political campaigns

Allan Maman (L) with Michael Bloomberg (R). Allan Maman Allan Maman, a 21-year-old who didn't go to college, is the brainchild behind many of the memes used by the presidential campaigns of Andrew Yang and Mike Bloomberg.  Maman's work included an 'AirPod' meme for Yang and a Democratic debate meme for Bloomberg. In an interview with Business Insider, Maman revealed his career in meme-making, and how it started with cold emails. Maman also got an assist from contacts dating to his days as...
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