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These 33 adorable photos of Grumpy Cat's life and rise prove why she stole our hearts and raked in millions for her owner

Grumpy Cat, the famed Instagram star with a permanent frown, died this week at age seven. The cat first went viral in 2012, and brought in millions for her owners through public appearances and endorsement deals. Here's how Grumpy Cat rose to notoriety and brought happiness to many with her memorable miserable demeanor. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. The beloved internet sensation Grumpy Cat died this week at the age of 7, his owners announced on Instagram. In a Friday m...
Tags: Mark Zuckerberg, Hollywood, Texas, Instagram, Youtube, New York City, Barack Obama, Trends, Cnn, Mtv, New York Times, Arizona, Reddit, Aubrey Plaza, Grumpy Cat, Silicon Valley


Facebook says Israeli company used fake accounts to target African elections

Facebook has removed hundreds of fake Facebook and Instagram pages, groups, and accounts that it says were run by an Israeli firm that was targeting countries in Africa.
Tags: Facebook, Instagram, Cnn


Selena Gomez, the 3rd most followed person on Instagram, just said social media has been terrible for young people

Selena Gomez is voicing her concern about the "terrible" effect that social media has had on her generation, and says she advocates taking breaks from the platforms.
Tags: Instagram, Cnn, Selena Gomez


40% of Americans support antitrust action against Facebook after a cofounder called for it to be broken up (FB)

40% of Americans want to see antitrust action taken against Facebook. That's according to a new Business Insider/INSIDER poll of US adults conducted by SurveyMonkey. Facebook cofounder Chris Hughes recently called for the Silicon Valley tech giant to be broken up, and the results may bolster these arguments. Facebook has pushed back against demands for anti-monopoly argument, calling for different regulation instead. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. Facebook cofounder Chris...
Tags: Google, Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, Instagram, Elizabeth Warren, US, Trends, Cnn, Nick Clegg, New York Times, Silicon Valley, Andreessen Horowitz, Chris Hughes, Hall, Signal, Bernie Sanders


Facebook says breaking up a 'successful American company' isn’t the right way to hold it accountable (FB)

After Facebook co-founder Chris Hughes called for CEO Mark Zuckerberg relinquish his stranglehold on the industry and for the company to be broken up in a New York Times op-ed on Thursday, the tech giant has responded.  "Facebook accepts that with success comes accountability. But you don't enforce accountability by calling for the breakup of a successful American company," Nick Clegg, Facebook's vice president of global affairs and communication, said.  Hughes is calling for a breakup of F...
Tags: Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, Instagram, Trends, Cnn, New York Times, Standard Oil, Peter Thiel, Chris Hughes, Ftc, Zuckerberg, Hughes, Federal Trade Commission FTC, Harry McCracken, Nick Clegg Facebook, Disney Plus


Instagram blocks '#VaccinesKill' hashtag after CNN Business report

Instagram said Thursday it will now block additional hashtags that surface vaccine misinformation, but other hashtags and content promoted by anti-vaccination accounts are still thriving on the platform.
Tags: Instagram, Cnn


Instagram will let you appeal post takedowns

Instagram isn’t just pretty pictures. It now also harbors bullying, misinformation, and controversial self-expression content. So today Instagram is announcing a bevvy up safety updates to protect users and give them more of a voice. Most significantly, Instagram will now let users appeal the company’s decision to take down one of their posts. A new in-app interface rolling out starting today over the next few months will let users get “get a second opinion on the post” says Instagram’s head of ...
Tags: TC, Facebook, Instagram, Tech, Cnn, Newton, Karina Newton


Facebook promised to curb anti-vaccine content but 2 months later Instagram still has lots of it

It's now been two months since Facebook promised to take action to limit the spread of disinformation about vaccines. Two months later, anti-vaccination posts and a #vaccineskill tag still appear prominently all over Facebook-owned Instagram. Kaya Yurieff at CNN reports that “Two months after Facebook pledged to fight vaccine misinformation on its platforms, and in the midst of a measles outbreak in New York City,” Instagram is still serving up plenty of posts from anti-vaccination accounts (...
Tags: Facebook, Post, News, Instagram, Russia, New York City, Cnn, World Health Organization, Vaccines, American Medical Association, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, American Academy of Pediatrics, Daniel Salmon, Karina Newton Instagram, CNN Business, Instagram Kaya Yurieff


Instagram still doesn't have vaccine misinformation under control

Two months after Facebook pledged to fight vaccine misinformation on its platforms, Instagram is still serving up posts from anti-vaccination accounts.
Tags: Facebook, Instagram, Cnn


Facebook and Instagram are still struggling to shut down videos of the Christchurch mosque massacre

Facebook and Instagram are still struggling to rid their platforms of videos of the Christchurch mosque shooting livestream, CNN reports.  The video was originally livestreamed to Facebook by the suspected shooter seven weeks ago. In the first 24 hours following the attack, Facebook said it removed 1.5 million videos of the shooting which spread like wildfire across its platform. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. Facebook is still struggling to keep footage of the Christchur...
Tags: Facebook, Instagram, Trends, Cnn, New Zealand, Christchurch, Feinberg, New Zealand Herald, Eric Feinberg, Global Intellectual Property Enforcement Center, Instagram Nine


Facebook's new plan doesn't protect your privacy, and neither does the FTC

The FTC can prohibit Facebook from particular types of data collection, unwind the WhatsApp and Instagram mergers as illegal under the Clayton Act, and prohibit Facebook from acquiring competitive threats going forward, writes Sally Hubbard, director of strategic enforcement at the Open Markets Institute.
Tags: Facebook, Instagram, Cnn, Ftc, Sally Hubbard


Louis Farrakhan, Alex Jones and other 'dangerous' voices banned by Facebook and Instagram

Facebook announced Thursday afternoon that it was banning people including Louis Farrakhan, the Nation of Islam leader notorious for anti-Semitic language and right-wing conspiracy theorist Alex Jones from its platforms.
Tags: Facebook, Instagram, Cnn, Alex Jones, Louis Farrakhan The Nation of Islam, Louis Farrakhan Alex Jones


Louis Farrakhan, Alex Jones and other 'dangerous' voices banned from Facebook and Instagram

Facebook announced Thursday afternoon that it was banning people including Louis Farrakhan, the Nation of Islam leader notorious for anti-Semitic language and right-wing conspiracy theorist Alex Jones from its platforms.
Tags: Facebook, Instagram, Cnn, Alex Jones, Louis Farrakhan The Nation of Islam, Louis Farrakhan Alex Jones


Facebook bans Alex Jones, Milo Yiannopoulos, Laura Loomer, Louis Farrakhan, as 'dangerous'

Facebook says it has banned accounts for Infowars, Alex Jones, Milo Yiannopoulos, Laura Loomer, Louis Farrakhan, and others from both Facebook and Instagram, citing its “dangerous individuals and organizations” policy. Some accounts are still up, however, at the time of the coordinated, multi-publication, embargoed news release. The ban apparently hasn't fully gone into effect as of 1130am PT, and Milo even posted something to Instagram mocking the news, and promoting his email newsletter. Fa...
Tags: Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, Twitter, Post, Business, Politics, Technology, News, Instagram, Washington Post, Cnn, Atlantic, Terrorism, Islam, Watson, Hate Speech


Harry and Meghan unfollow William and Kate on Instagram -- for a good cause

The Duke and Duchess of Sussex have unfollowed all of their fellow royals on Instagram, and are now following just 16 other accounts.
Tags: Instagram, Cnn, Harry, Kate, William, Duke, Sussex, Meghan


F8 2019: What's new from Facebook and Instagram

Here's everything coming out of Facebook's annual developer's conference.
Tags: Facebook, Instagram, Cnn


Neymar given three-match ban for Instagram rant

Paris Saint Germain striker Neymar has been banned from European club competition for three matches by UEFA as punishment for a Instagram post criticizing match officials in charge of the French club's defeat to Manchester United in March.
Tags: Instagram, Cnn, Manchester United, Uefa, Neymar, Paris Saint Germain


Spotify, Chance The Rapper, Kesha Join Webby Winners 2019

Chance The Rapper, Childish Gambino, Kesha, Solange and Spotify were among the 2019 Webby Award Winners alongside Steph Curry, Ellen DeGeneres, The Walking Dead, Trevor Noah and more. Three million votes were cast in more than 240 countries to choose the Winners of the Webby People’s Voice Awards. This year’s Winners will be recognized alongside Special Achievement honorees, including trailblazer Greta Thunberg, actor Issa Rae, Glossierfounder Emily Weiss, artist Tierra Whack, and host...
Tags: Facebook, Spotify, Music, New York, Instagram, Jimmy Fallon, New York City, Disney, America, Nasa, Cnn, Netflix, House, Conan, Musicians, Emma Stone


What you missed in cybersecurity this week

It’s been a busy week — it’s tough to keep up with all the cybersecurity news. We’ve collected some of the biggest cybersecurity stories from the week — from TechCrunch and afar — to keep you up to date with the latest hacks, privacy breaches and security stories you need to know. Facebook now says its password leak affected ‘millions’ of Instagram users TechCrunch: As all eyes were on attorney general William Barr giving his highly anticipated summary of the Mueller report out this week, Face...
Tags: Security, Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, Utah, Instagram, Privacy, Washington Post, Russia, India, Dnc, Tech, Iran, Cnn, Hack, Fbi, Hillary Clinton


The right to 3D-print arms

Are you very afraid? 3D-printed guns are coming. “Virtually undetectable!” shrieked CNN. “This changes the safety of Americans forever!” shrieked MSNBC. Does it? Six years ago, a company called Defense Distributed posted blueprints for 3D-printed guns on the web. The Obama State Department said that violated the Arms Control Act because allowing foreigners to see them is equivalent to exporting a missile launcher, and that’s illegal. Defense Distributed withdrew the blueprints. Gun control advoc...
Tags: Isis, Instagram, Congress, California, Opinion, Massachusetts, America, Sport, Cnn, Soccer, Paris, Msnbc, Doj, Oklahoma City, Josh Blackman, Blackman


After US terrorism designation, Instagram begins banning some Iranian generals

Instagram and its parent company Facebook began removing pages and accounts run by people associated with the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps this week after the U.S. government officially designated the IRGC a terrorist organization on Monday, Instagram confirmed to CNN.
Tags: Facebook, Instagram, US, Cnn, Irgc, Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps


Kim Kardashian West becoming a lawyer makes more sense than it may seem

The reality TV and Instagram star says she wants to help reform the criminal justice system -- and she's already had an impact.
Tags: Instagram, Cnn, Kim Kardashian West


A Few Links the Morning After

Hybrid laser-scan/panorama photographs may be used to help rebuilt Notre-Dame: Vassar Professor Andrew Tallon uses laser scanners to make incredibly detailed maps of ancient structures such as Notre-Dame cathedral, accurate to half a centimeter, originally to try to understand the methods of ancient builders. But his scanning maps (which he merges with panoramic photographs) of Notre-Dame could well be invaluable in the rebuilding and reconstruction process. Because Andrew clambers around on led...
Tags: Photography, Washington Post, Cbs News, Jerusalem, Bbc, Cnn, Atlantic, New York Times, Athens, Catholic Church, Times, Notre Dame, Los Angeles Times, News And Occasions, Around The Web, Michael Johnston


Ariana Grande shares brain scan and opens up about PTSD

Ariana Grande took to Instagram to share photos of her brain scan that she says shows post-traumatic stress disorder two years after the attack at her concert at Manchester Arena.
Tags: Instagram, Cnn, Ariana Grande


Beach club owner rips into freeloading Instagram 'influencers'

Fed up with hearing from wannabe-Instagram influencers asking for free stuff in exchange for publicity, the owner of a beach club in the Philippines has decided to take a stand.
Tags: Instagram, Cnn, Philippines


Vocabulary: Eye AF and Related Terms

Eye-Start: A system invented by Minolta (?) whereby the camera turned on and began to autofocus when you put your eye to the viewfinder. Now used in some cameras to switch between the rear viewing screen and the eyepiece viewfinder. Eye-Controlled Focus: A system invented by Canon for film SLRs in which a series of sensors in the viewfinder eyepiece read the "bump" of your cornea to cause the camera to autofocus on the area your eye was looking at in the finder. Successful implementation varied ...
Tags: Photography, Cnn, Sony, Nikon, Canon, Lightroom, Michael Johnston, Mike, Michael C Johnston, Minolta, Kodachrome, William Schneider, JOHN GILLOOLY, Terence Morrissey, Herman Krieger, Mike Schwarts


Vaccine misinformation flourishes on Facebook and Instagram weeks after promised crackdown

Misinformation about vaccines continues to thrive on Facebook and Instagram weeks after the companies vowed to reduce its distribution on their platforms.
Tags: Facebook, Instagram, Cnn


Beto O'Rourke sounds off on big tech companies like Facebook, Twitter, and Google, says government needs to treat them 'a little bit more like a utility'

Beto O'Rourke, the 2020 presidential candidate and former congressman from Texas, responded to a question about breaking up the big tech companies on Wednesday. O'Rourke, who officially entered the race on March 14, has emerged as a fundraising frontrunner, raking in $6.1 million in 24 hours. O'Rourke was asked about Massachusetts Sen. Elizabeth Warren's calls to break up the big tech companies — Google, Facebook, Amazon, and others — by CNN national reporter Eric Bradner. For O'Rourke the "be...
Tags: Google, Amazon, Facebook, Texas, Instagram, America, Trends, Cnn, New Hampshire, Iowa, PAC, Warren, Amy Klobuchar, Sen Ted Cruz, Facebook Twitter, Rourke


College admissions: long a murky cesspool of sports, affirmative action, government and benefactors

If you were laboring under the illusion that the admissions process at elite colleges is a meritocracy, stop. The college admissions cheating scandal comes as no surprise for those who have watched the process over the years. Parents want their kids in good schools because that reflects on them, not the kids. It does not matter if you are Jared Kushner’s dad getting him into Harvard by funding a building, or Forrest Gump’s mom doing the Greenbow, Alabama Middle School Principal to advance her so...
Tags: Hollywood, Instagram, Congress, California, Opinion, Africa, Sport, Cnn, Harvard, Soccer, Yale, Tennessee, Michael Jordan, Ivy League, Johnson, Usc


You can now buy products directly on Instagram

Instagram's new checkout option lets users purchase products and manage orders directly on the app.
Tags: Instagram, Cnn



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