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Banksy confirms he is behind British seaside ‘spraycation’ artworks

Anonymous artist posts Instagram video charting his coastal tour in an ageing camper vanBanksy has confirmed that he is indeed the author of a number of works that have appeared recently in seaside towns on the UK east coast.An Instagram video clip, just over three minutes long called “A Great British Spraycation”, shows the elusive artist taking a summer road trip in a beaten-up camper van with cans of spray paint stashed inside a cooler. Continue reading...
Tags: UK, England, Instagram, Art and design, Banksy


Researchers: Instagram 'Bullied' Us Into Halting Algorithmic Research

A Berlin-based nonprofit studying the ways in which Instagram’s algorithm presents content to users says parent company Facebook “bullied” its researchers into killing off experiments and deleting underlying data that was collected with consent from Instagram users.Read more...
Tags: Facebook, Science, Instagram, Privacy, Berlin, Social Media, Software, Computing, World Wide Web, Terms Of Service, Internet Privacy, Nicolas Kayser Bril, the Facebook, Kayser Bril, Criticism Of Facebook, Technology Internet


Once again, Facebook champions privacy ... of its algorithms: Independent probe into Instagram shut down

AlgorithmWatch ends newsfeed study after 'thinly veiled threat' AlgorithmWatch, a non-profit group based in Germany, said it has been forced to end its efforts to monitor Instagram's newsfeed after parent company Facebook intervened.…
Tags: Facebook, Instagram, Germany, Software


Reddit Wants to Be TikTok, as Long as That’s What You Guys Are Doing Now. That Could Change if You’re Not Into It. They’re Flexible.

In the beginning, there was chaos, and out of that chaos came short-form video on social media. Twitter tried it; TikTok perfected it; Instagram wants to dominate it; and now, Reddit is throwing its little alien antenna in the ring, reportedly test-driving a new short video feed on its iOS app.Read more...
Tags: Facebook, Science, Instagram, Software, Computing, Reddit, Video Hosting, Wikis, Like Button, Mobile Applications, Video Software, Tiktok, Application Software, Social Networking Services, Entertainment Culture, Technology Internet


Biden holds sign with 'Dude with Sign' at White House to promote vaccines for young people

Instagram influencer Sam Phillips (left) with President Joe Biden (right). @dudewithsign, courtesy of The White House Another social media influencer arrived at the White House to promote the COVID-19 vaccine. "Dude with Sign," an account with more than 7.5 million followers, met with Biden last week. A photo posted Friday featuring both guys holding signs passed 1 million likes in just two hours. See more stories on Insider's business page. President Joe Biden sported his tan suit in ...
Tags: Politics, Instagram, Cdc, White House, Trends, Joe Biden, Vaccine, Biden, Sam Phillips, Phillips, Influencer, Biden Biden, Olivia Rodrigo, Seth Phillips, Jake Lahut, Biden White House


Pink Sand Beaches of Bermuda

Pink Sand Beaches of Bermuda In a few weeks, Carol and I will be enjoying the pink sand beaches of Bermuda as we enjoy Viking’s “Getaway” cruise . This was one of Viking’s first offerings in their Welcome Back Cruises .  And the idea here is to fly to a beautiful destination close to the U.S. and enjoy the ship as your floating hotel for the week. We’ve got good friends joining us from North Carolina, and Carol and I will be spending a few nights in Boston before we fly off to Bermuda. The “O...
Tags: Travel, Facebook, Instagram, Boston, North Carolina, Carol, Bermuda, Viking, Viking Ocean Cruises, Roaming Boomers Travel Services, Luxury Ocean Cruises, Bermuda Escape Cruise


Facebook is bringing end-to-end encryption to Messenger calls and Instagram DMs

Facebook has extended the option of using end-to-end encryption for Messenger voice calls and video calls. End-to-end encryption (E2EE) — a security feature that prevents third-parties from eavesdropping on calls and chats — has been available for text conversations on Facebook’s flagship messaging service since 2016. Although the company has faced pressure from governments to roll back its end-to-end encryption plans, Facebook is now extending this protection to both voice and video calls on Me...
Tags: Security, Facebook, Apps, Messenger, Instagram, US, Social Media, Tech, Whatsapp, Encryption, End-to-end Encryption, Software, Facebook Messenger, Computing, Operating Systems, Product Management


Facebook brings end-to-end encryption to Messenger calls and Instagram DMs

Facebook has extended the option of using end-to-end encryption for Messenger voice calls and video calls. End-to-end encryption (E2EE) — a security feature that prevents third-parties from eavesdropping on calls and chats — has been available for text conversations on Facebook’s flagship messaging service since 2016. Although the company has faced pressure to roll back its end-to-end encryption plans, Facebook is now extending this protection to both voice and video calls on Messenger, which me...
Tags: Security, Facebook, Apps, Messenger, Instagram, US, Social Media, Tech, Whatsapp, Encryption, End-to-end Encryption, Software, Facebook Messenger, Computing, Operating Systems, Product Management


Facebook Shut Down German Research on Instagram Algorithm, Researchers Say

Researchers at AlgorithmWatch say they were forced to abandon their research project monitoring the Instagram algorithm after legal threats from Facebook. From a report: The Berlin-based project went public with the conflict in a post published Friday morning, citing the platform's recent ban of the NYU Ad Observatory. "There are probably more cases of bullying that we do not know about," the post reads. "We hope that by coming forward, more organizations will speak up about their experiences." ...
Tags: Facebook, Instagram, Berlin, Tech, Facebook From, AlgorithmWatch, NYU Ad Observatory


Reddit is quietly rolling out a TikTok-like video feed button on iOS

From Instagram’s Reels to Snapchat’s Spotlight, most social media platforms are looking toward the TikTok boom for inspiration. Now, even Reddit, a discussion-based forum, is making short-form video more pronounced on its iOS app. According to Reddit, most iOS users should have a button on their app directly to the right of the search bar — when tapped, it will show a stream of videos in a TikTok-like configuration. When presented with a video, (which shows the poster who uploaded it and the sub...
Tags: Social, Mobile, Facebook, Apps, Video, Instagram, Berlin, Tech, Spotlight, Snapchat, Brooklyn, Reddit, Dubsmash, Short-form Video, Reels, Tiktok


The Courage to Lead with Character and Resiliency

TAKING ON A POSITION of leadership comes with assuming risk, encountering organizational challenges, and being a moral role model for an organization. I believe a person who is not willing to make the sacrifice to take on such a role should step aside and let someone else do it. Three attributes that are critical to taking on the mantle of leadership are decision-making, resiliency, and character. Leaders must have the courage to make decisions with well less than perfect information. Jack Welc...
Tags: Facebook, Asia, London, Leadership, Ge, Instagram, Austria, Pennsylvania, Arizona, Army, John, Vietnam, General Electric, Personal Development, Saigon, South China Sea


Sunrise — 6:00 and 6:03.

 Please use the comments section to talk about whatever you want. I'm moderating all the comments these days and I'm pretty strict about comments needing to follow from the post, but the sunrise photo posts are not intended to establish a topic. No need to address the beauty/dullness of a particular sunrise. These photos are part of what is a ritual for me, getting out to experience the sunrise. I'm happy if you enjoy the photographs and completely uninterested in your nonenjoyment of them. ...
Tags: Photography, Law, Sunrise, Lake Mendota, Ann Althouse


10 things in tech you need to know today

AUDI AG Good morning and welcome to 10 Things in Tech. If this was forwarded to you, sign up here. ​​Plus, download Insider's app for news on the go - click here for iOS and here for Android.Let's get started.1. Audi's new prototype is a self-driving electric car that can change its shape. The Skysphere EV can expand and contract at the push of a button, adding more or less leg room as needed. Take a look at the futuristic electric Audi.2. Amazon plans to track its customer ...
Tags: Google, Amazon, Facebook, Instagram, US, Newsletter, Trends, Tech, Tesla, Bloomberg, Audi, Mailchimp, Apple Google, Audi AG, Newsletters, Teslas


The Portfolio: Boitumelo Motau on capturing a moment

Even in revisiting the space, I can never capture the moment, as if it were sucked into my camera when I pressed the shutter, muses Boitumelo Motau The post The Portfolio: Boitumelo Motau on capturing a moment appeared first on The Mail & Guardian.
Tags: Photography, Body, Johannesburg, Friday, Symbolism, Portfolio, Composition, Blankets, Boitumelo Motau, Klein Street



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