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The best wildlife photos of the year show a curious grizzly, dueling reindeer, and fish swimming through a cloud of sperm

Laurent Ballesta/Wildlife Photographer of the Year The London Natural History Museum's Wildlife Photographer of the Year contest awards images that showcase the diversity and fragility of life. This year, the contest drew a record of more than 50,000 entries from photographers in 95 countries. The winning photos show reindeer fighting over mates, seals giving birth, and a mountain gorilla enjoying the rain. The camouflage grouper is declining due to overfishing, but each July, beneath...
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Social media bringing antisemitic ideas to new generation, report says

Antisemitism ‘allowed to flourish’ on platforms whose users are mainly younger people, says researchA new generation of users of “younger” social media platforms such as TikTok are being introduced to antisemitic ideas they would be unlikely to encounter elsewhere, warns a report.The research comes amid warnings that those drawn into conspiracy theories around Covid-19 are at risk of adopting antisemitic views. Continue reading...
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The Eiffel Tower was lit up in pink for Breast Cancer awareness. I saw photos, did a little research and foolishly thought it would be pink the whole month of October. I was wrong. I did get some night photos, just not in pink. Included are some day photos when I had an appointment in the area. Here’s the moon crossing the Seine. The moon as I near Trocadero. Here she is along with quite a few people. Day time shot. There are doing a ton of renovation to it so I try to ...
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After suffering two outages in a week, Instagram is testing a feature that lets you know when it's having issues so you won't think it's just your internet

Jens Kalaene/picture alliance via Getty Images Instagram says it is testing a feature that notifies users when outages or technical issues occur. The company will use the feature "when we see that people are confused and looking for answers." The news comes after Instagram, Facebook, and WhatsApp had two outages in five days last week. Instagram is testing out a new feature to notify users about outages after the app suffered two of them in the span of five days last week.The company anno...
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Masturbation memories: a sex toy giveaway (50 prizes!)

Here we are, in the formerly-futuristic year 2021, and it's been 14 years since I sat in my college dorm room and typed up my very first sex toy review. My blog is now a teen, the same age I was when I fell in love with a girl for the first time. Should I be asking my blog about its sexuality? Honey, you know you can come to me with anything. I could yammer on about how different everything was back in 2007, because BOY WAS IT, but I'll leave that for my social media posts throughout the giv...
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Dwayne Johnson Had A ‘Meeting of Clarity’ With Vin Diesel After Infamous Instagram Post

It’s no secret that Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson and Vin Diesel have had a contentious relationship throughout their acting careers. In a recent interview with Vanity Fair, Johnson explained the feud in further detail. RELATED: Dwayne Johnson Laughs at Vin Diesel’s ‘Tough Love’ Comments, Won’t Return to Fast Series Shortly after appearing in Fast Five, Johnson and Diesel saw their relationship bubble over into the public. During production of the Fast & Furious franchise’s eighth film, The Fate of ...
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Instagram Reels Ads Placements Now Available via Instagram Marketing API

Instagram Reels ads placements can now be done via the Instagram Marketing API (application-programming interface). The platform said in a blog post that the option is available on all versions of the API, and an upgrade is not required. Nor is the use of a new endpoint required, as Instagram said the Reels ads placement...
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Facebook claims test SEC’s reach

In one whistleblower tip provided to the SEC, Ms. Haugen and her lawyers wrote that Facebook made “Multiple material misstatements and omissions on the question of whether Facebook and Instagram impact teenage users,” according to a copy seen by the Journal. Two years ago Facebook agreed to pay $100 million to the SEC to resolve allegations that it didn’t disclose the misuse of user data by consulting firm Cambridge Analytica. Another reason for the SEC to look into the Facebook claims, lawyers ...
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Facebook stock is testing a key 200-day support level after whistleblower allegations help spark 17% sell-off

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg (left) and former Facebook employee Frances Haugen. Matt McClain-Pool/Getty Images/Andrew Harnik/AP Facebook stock fell more than 2% on Tuesday, testing its key 200-day moving average as support.The social media company has fallen 17% from its record high reached on September 1.The decline in shares of Facebook was accelerated by the allegations from a whistleblower.Sign up here for our daily newsletter, 10 Things Before the Opening Bell.Facebook stock fell more...
Tags: Apple, Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, Instagram, Congress, Trends, Markets, Stock Market, Technical Analysis, Andrew Harnik, Matthew Fox, AP Facebook, Haugen, Facebook Stock, Mover, Facebook Stock Price

Popular finance-meme startup Litquidity has made its first public hire: a contestant from reality show 'FBoy Island'

Mark Moran of "FBoy Island" joined Litquidity. Photograph by Courtesy of HBO Max Photograph by Courtesy of HBO Max Financial meme startup Litquidity hired its first public employee: a former FBoy Island contestant. The contestant, Mark Moran, left Centerview Partners earlier this year for the reality TV dating show. Moran updated his social media to say "Employee No. 1" at Litquidity. Popular financial startup Litquidity hired its first full-time employee, a former "FBoy Island" contesta...
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Instagram’s newest feature will let you know when it does go down

Forget Down Detector or Twitter, Instagram will let you know when it's experiencing issues -- at least if you're in the U.S.
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Facebooks bad few weeks could leave it facing 2 threats even bigger than new laws, analyst says

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg. Chip Somodevilla / Getty Images Facebook's brutal few weeks could lead to class action lawsuits and state attorneys general-led probes. Analyst Blair Levin of New Street Research said that is a greater threat than potential regulation. Litigation could force Facebook to share documents, which could include "problematic evidence." Facebook has had a brutal few weeks, and lawmakers now have increasingly more fodder to finally reign in Big Tech.But the social...
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Meet Tsuneko Sasamoto, Japan’s First Female Photojournalist and Now, at 107, Japan’s Oldest Living Photojournalist

You should never become lazy. It’s essential to remain positive about your life and never give up. You need to push yourself and stay aware, so you can move forward.  — Tsuneko Sasamoto Sound advice whether one is interested in sustaining a creative practice or remaining vigorous as one ages. Photographer Tsuneko Sasamoto is an excellent poster child for both. Born in Tokyo in 1914, shortly after the beginning of the first World War, she is Japan’s first female photojournalist and — at 107, its...
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A second Facebook whistleblower says she's willing to testify before Congress, and that she's shared documents with a US law agency

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg. AP Photo/Mark Lennihan Former Facebook employee Sophie Zhang is willing to testify before Congress, she told CNN. Zhang said she'd shared documenation about "potential criminal violations" with a US law enforcement agency. Zhang publicly criticized Facebook in a 7,800-word memo after she was fired in 2020. Sophie Zhang, a former Facebook data scientist who went public with her criticisms of the company in September 2020, has told CNN she is willing to test...
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Instagram is testing feature that tells panicking users the service is broken again

Have you tried reading books? Facebook-owned Instagram is to start testing a new feature which informs users they may not be able to post or view snaps of dinner, memes, selfies, or whatever it is people are interested in showing off to others because the service is broken.…
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The Hull Fair returns – in pictures

The Hull Fair, one of Europe’s largest travelling fairs, has returned after a break due to the coronavirus pandemic. More than 250 rides and stalls have returned to the city for the annual event which was last postponed during the second world war. The fair began in 1279 and was extended to an 11-day event in 1752. The fair runs until 16 October this year Continue reading...
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Nicki Minaj defends Jesy Nelson in 'blackfishing' row

The pair went on Instagram live to discuss the backlash to their song.
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‘She opens the app and gets bombarded’: parents on Instagram, teens and eating disorders

Mothers describe their daughters’ dangerous experiences after whistleblower Frances Haugen’s testimonyEarly in the Covid-19 pandemic, Michelle noticed her teenage daughters were spending substantially more time on Instagram.The girls were feeling isolated and bored during lockdown, the Arizona mom, who has asked to only be identified by her first name to maintain her children’s privacy, recalled. She hoped social media could be a way for them to remain connected with their friends and community....
Tags: Facebook, Technology, Instagram, Social Networking, Social Media, Society, US news, Mental Health, Eating Disorders, Anorexia, Arizona, Michelle, Frances Haugen

Instagram is testing an outage notification, so you don’t whine on Twitter

A few days ago, residents of the internet flocked to Twitter to complain about Facebook‘s services, including Instagram and WhatsApp, being down. Looking at a ton of stories and people complaining about the outage, the company itself wants to inform you about outages in the future. For that, it’s testing a feature on Instagram that’ll show you information about a technical glitch or service problems in your Activity Feed. What’s more, the company will also notify you when the issue is resolved a...
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