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'Shape of Light' Shines in the Space Where Photographic Art Bleeds into Wider Art

None From May to October 2018, the Tate Modern in London presented an exhibition titled Shape of Light: 100 Years of Photography and Abstract Art, examining relationships between abstraction in fine art and photographic practice. The exhibition featured an array of photographs curated for the show, with relevant examples of abstract art from the Tate's collection. The book, Shape of Light, serves as the companion volume to that exhibition. A generous collection of reproduced photographs, colou...
Tags: Art, Europe, Photography, Music, London, Review, Los Angeles, Book Review, Paris, Manhattan, Laszlo Moholy Nagy, Dada, Tate, Alfred Stieglitz, Man Ray, Stieglitz


Medal.tv’s clipping service allows gamers to share the moments of their digital lives

As online gaming becomes the new social forum for living out virtual lives, a new startup called Medal.tv has raised $3.5 million for its in-game clipping service to capture and share the Kodak moments and digital memories that are increasingly happening in places like Fortnite or Apex Legends. Digital worlds like Fortnite are now far more than just a massively multiplayer gaming space. They’re places where communities form, where social conversations happen, and where, increasingly, people are ...
Tags: Travel, Google, TC, Gaming, Europe, Instagram, Digital, Kodak, Whatsapp, Software, Netherlands, Computing, Api, Satellite Imagery, Driver, Twitch


Solo Female Travel in Europe: Complete Travel and Safety Guide

Kate in Copenhagen Looking to travel solo in Europe? You’ve come to the right place! My name is Kate and I teach women how to travel the world safely on their own. While I’m American and I travel all over the world, I’ve spent the most time in Europe. Several years, when you add it all up. I have traveled to every single country in Europe and have lived in two of them (Italy and the UK). This continent has given me so many happy travel memories and I want you to have them, too. And yet…you have...
Tags: Asia, Europe, UK, London, Featured, Sweden, Instagram, Greece, Australia, France, Scotland, China, Germany, Berlin Wall, Russia, Berlin


Facebook’s Messenger, Instagram and Whatsapp Integration Isn’t Complicated, 8 Things to Know

If you haven’t heard, Facebook announced that it’s working to integrate three major chat platforms — Messenger, Instagram and WhatsApp — in order to allow cross-communication for users. This is a huge development. Facebook acquired Instagram in 2012 and WhatsApp in 2014, making this power move possible. The new infrastructure would keep the three applications distinct while simultaneously allowing users to chat with each other, regardless of their platform. The project is under development and ...
Tags: Facebook, Europe, Instagram, China, Sales, Social Media, Facebook Messenger, New York Times, The New York Times, Intégration, Asia South America, Publisher Channel Content, Facebook Messenger Instagram, Messenger Instagram, Facebook s Messenger Instagram, Integration When


Europe agrees platform rules to tackle unfair business practices

The European Union’s political institutions have reached agreement over new rules designed to boost transparency around online platform businesses and curb unfair practices to support traders and other businesses that rely on digital intermediaries for discovery and sales. The European Commission proposed a regulation for fairness and transparency in online platform trading last April. And late yesterday the European Parliament, Council of the EU and Commission reached a political deal on ...
Tags: Google, Amazon, Android, Facebook, Ecommerce, Europe, Instagram, Ebay, Google Search, Tech, Eu, European Union, E-commerce, Search Engines, Competition, Commission


DJI to apply a stronger geofencing system after a recent drone disruption at Gatwick Airport

After a recent drone incident at Gatwick Airport, DJI has decided to tighten up its geofencing system and give it a third dimension. The Geospatial Environment Online (GEO) 2.0 geofencing system will be launched across Europe, covering a total of 32 European countries. It creates “bow tie” safety zones around runway flight paths, expanding the […] The post DJI to apply a stronger geofencing system after a recent drone disruption at Gatwick Airport appeared first on DIY Photography.
Tags: Europe, Photography, News, Drone, Drones, Gatwick Airport, Geofencing, DJI drone, Geospatial Environment Online GEO


E-commerce startup Zilingo raises $226M to digitize Asia’s fashion supply chain

If you’re looking for the next unicorn in Southeast Asia, Zilingo might just be it. The 3.5-year-old e-commerce company announced today that it has raised a Series D round worth $226 million to go after the opportunity to digitize Asia’s fashion supply chain. This new round takes Zilingo to $308 million from investors since its 2015 launch. The Series D is provided by existing investors Sequoia India, Singapore sovereign fund Temasek, Germany’s Burda and Sofina, a European backer of Flipka...
Tags: Amazon, Fundings & Exits, TC, Ecommerce, Asia, Europe, Instagram, Indonesia, Australia, Southeast Asia, Singapore, Softbank, Funding, Supply Chain, Tech, E-commerce


Dating apps face questions over age checks after report exposes child abuse

The UK government has said it could legislate to require age verification checks on users of dating apps, following an investigation into underage use of dating apps published by the Sunday Times yesterday. The newspaper found  more than 30 cases of child rape have been investigated by police related to use of dating apps including Grindr and Tinder since 2015.  It reports that one 13-year-old boy with a profile on the Grindr app was raped or abused by at least 21 men.  The Sunday Times also f...
Tags: Social, Apps, Europe, UK, Instagram, Tinder, Social Media, Tech, Bbc, Policy, Dating, Regulation, United Kingdom, Child Abuse, Dating Apps, Times


Is Europe closing in on an antitrust fix for surveillance technologists?

The German Federal Cartel Office’s decision to order Facebook to change how it processes users’ personal data this week is a sign the antitrust tide could at last be turning against platform power. One European Commission source we spoke to, who was commenting in a personal capacity, described it as “clearly pioneering” and “a big deal”, even without Facebook being fined a dime. The FCO’s decision instead bans the social network from linking user data across different platforms it owns, unles...
Tags: Google, Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, Europe, UK, Instagram, Tech, Eu, Facebook Messenger, Commission, European Commission, EC, Margrethe Vestager, Zuckerberg, Fco, BBC Radio


Europe is beginning to break up Facebook's business

Germany's move to prevent Facebook from combining data from its core platform, Whatsapp and Instagram shows how EU regulators may eventually seek to break up the social media giant.
Tags: Facebook, Europe, Instagram, Germany, Eu, Cnn


Tech platforms called to support public interest research into mental health impacts

The tech industry has been called on to share data with public sector researchers so the mental health and psychosocial impacts of their service on vulnerable users can be better understood, and also to contribute to funding the necessary independent research over the next ten years. The UK’s chief medical officers have made the call in a setting out advice and guidance for the government about children’s and young people’s screen use. They have also called for the industry to agree a code of ...
Tags: Social, Facebook, Europe, UK, Instagram, Advertising Tech, Bullying, Social Media, Tech, CMO, Mental Health, Abuse, Digital Media, United Kingdom, Photo Sharing, Science and Technology Committee


German antitrust office limits Facebook’s data-gathering

A lengthy antitrust probe into how Facebook gathers data on users has resulted in Germany’s competition watchdog banning the social network giant from combining data on users across its own suite of social platforms without their consent. The investigation of Facebook data-gathering practices began in March 2016. The decision by Germany’s Federal Cartel Office, , also prohibits Facebook from gathering data on users from third party websites — such as via tracking pixels and social plug-ins —...
Tags: Social, Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, Europe, UK, Instagram, Privacy, Germany, US, Social Media, Linkedin, Tech, Eu, European Union, Bbc, Snapchat


Orchard Co-Founder Issues Warning To Music Industry: 'You're Probably Going To Be Replaced'

In this article, Oisin Lunny shares a dire warning from Scott Cohen, the enigmatic music tech pioneer affiliated with company's like, Spotify, The Orchard, and the British Phonographic Industry. In a recent keynote presentation, Cohen warned a massive industry sea change would likely soon reshape the music business entirely. _________________________________ By Oisin Lunny. This article originally appeared on Forbes Scott Cohen is something of an enigma in the music industry. H...
Tags: Asia, South Korea, Spotify, Europe, Music, UK, London, Instagram, India, US, Pink Floyd, Canada, United States, Sony, Saab, Glastonbury


Instagram’s Adam Mosseri to meet UK health secretary over suicide content concerns

The still fresh-in-post boss of Instagram, Adam Mosseri, has been asked to meet the UK’s health secretary, Matt Hancock, to discuss the social media platform’s handling of content that promotes suicide and self harm, the BBC reports. Mosseri’s summons follows an outcry in the UK over disturbing content being recommended to vulnerable users of Instagram, following the suicide of a 14 year old schoolgirl, Molly Russell, who killed herself in 2017. After her death, Molly’s family discovered she ...
Tags: Social, TC, Facebook, Apps, Europe, UK, Instagram, Molly, Youtube, Social Media, Tech, Bbc, Artificial Intelligence, Self Harm, United Kingdom, Telegraph


Online platforms still not clear enough about hate speech takedowns: EC

In its latest monitoring report of a voluntary Code of Conduct on illegal hate speech, which platforms including Facebook, Twitter and YouTube signed up to in Europe back in 2016, the European Commission has said progress is being made on speeding up takedowns but tech firms are still lagging when it comes to providing feedback and transparency around their decisions. Tech companies are now assessing 89% of flagged content within 24 hours, with 72% of content deemed to be illegal hate speech bei...
Tags: Google, Social, Facebook, Twitter, Europe, UK, Instagram, Youtube, Germany, Censorship, Social Media, Tech, Eu, European Union, Snapchat, Artificial Intelligence


Facebook warned over privacy risks of merging messaging platforms

Facebook’s lead data protection regulator in Europe has asked the company for an “urgent briefing” regarding plans to integrate the underlying infrastructure of its three social messaging platforms. In a statement posted to its website late last week the Irish Data Protection Commission writes: “Previous proposals to share data between Facebook companies have given rise to significant data protection concerns and the Irish DPC will be seeking early assurances that all such concerns will be fully...
Tags: Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, Europe, UK, Instagram, Tech, Eu, New York Times, European Commission, Nyt, Kevin Systrom, Mike Krieger, Jan Koum, Zuckerberg, Acton, WhatsApp Facebook


New York state security: Manhattan's KGB Spy Museum – in pictures

A museum in New York claims to be the only collection focusing on the KGB’s espionage operations in the world. The newly opened exhibition hall, housed in a former warehouse on 14th Street, is home to 3,500 original period objects, which the designer of the museum, Julius Urbaitis, has gathered after 30 years of research around the world Continue reading...
Tags: Europe, Photography, New York, Russia, Cold War, World news, US news, Culture, Art and design, Manhattan, Espionage, KGB, Julius Urbaitis, KGB Spy Museum


Valentino’s Creative Director: “This Is The Inclusivity Of Haute Couture”

Valentino's spring 2019 haute couture show proved you don't have to dress like a meme to go viral. What Pyer Moss' spring 2019 collection designer Kerby Jean-Raymond started by exploring what it means to be Black in America; Valentino's creative director Pierpaolo Piccioli took it a step forward, reimagining high society if it embraced Black women. View this post on Instagram “I have asked the seamstresses of the Atelier to...
Tags: Europe, Fashion, Music, Instagram, America, Vogue, Italy, Vogue Italia, Black, Valentino, Cecil Beaton, Naomi, Franca, Pierpaolo Piccioli, Kerby Jean Raymond, Pyer Moss


EU data watchdog raises concerns over Facebook integration

Irish commission that regulates site requests urgent briefing on platforms mergerFacebook’s plan to merge WhatsApp, Instagram and Facebook Messenger could raise significant data protection concerns, according to the Irish commission that regulates the social network in the EU.The Data Protection Commission has asked for an urgent briefing with Facebook Ireland so it can assess the proposals, it said in a statement. “The Irish DPC will be very closely scrutinising Facebook’s plans as they develop...
Tags: Facebook, Apps, Europe, Technology, Media, Instagram, Privacy, Social Networking, Social Media, Eu, World news, Whatsapp, Encryption, Ireland, Digital Media, Facebook Messenger


As Clegg appears in Brussels, Facebook tightens controls on political ads

Facebook continues to feel the heat over its role in how people communicate — and more importantly, miscommunicate — globally, so today in Europe it redoubled its efforts to counter critics by rolling out new controls specifically around election misinformation ahead of European Parliament elections this spring. It unveiled its latest efforts to fight “fake news”, with a new system of controls around the placement of political ads, as well as a new set of human-staffed operations centers in D...
Tags: Social, TC, Facebook, Europe, Elections, Instagram, Government, Singapore, India, Nigeria, US, Tech, Nick Clegg, Brazil, Brussels, Dublin


As Clegg appears in Brussels, Facebook tightens controls on political ads, opens Dublin control center ahead of European elections

Facebook continues to feel the heat over its role in how people communicate — and more importantly, miscommunicate — globally, so today in Europe it redoubled its efforts to counter critics by rolling out new controls specifically around election misinformation ahead of European Parliament elections this spring. It unveiled its latest efforts to fight “fake news”, with a new system of controls around the placement of political ads, as well as a new set of human-staffed operations centers in D...
Tags: Social, Startups, TC, Facebook, Europe, Elections, Instagram, Government, Singapore, India, Nigeria, US, Nick Clegg, Brazil, Brussels, Dublin


10 things in tech you need to know today

Good morning! This is the tech news you need to know this Monday. Mark Zuckerberg has tasked Facebook employees with reconfiguring its messaging services WhatsApp, Messenger, and Instagram so users can communicate across the platforms, The New York Times reported. The apps will continue to operate as three standalone platforms but would be unified by an "underlying messaging infrastructure" that includes end-to-end encryption for the entire "family" of Facebook-owned apps. Some lawmakers are a...
Tags: Apple, Google, Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, Spotify, Europe, Beyonce, Instagram, California, Youtube, Los Angeles, Trends, Earth, Bbc, Mit, New York Times


The facts about Facebook

This is a critical reading of Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg’s article in the WSJ on Thursday, also entitled The Facts About Facebook.  Yes Mark, you’re right; Facebook turns 15 next month. What a long time you’ve been in the social media business! We’re curious as to whether you’ve also been keeping count of how many times you’ve been forced to apologize for breaching people’s trust or, well, otherwise royally messing up over the years. It’s also true you weren’t setting out to build “a...
Tags: Google, Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, Europe, UK, Instagram, Congress, Molly, Washington, Tech, Eu, Spain, Bbc, Harvard, Paris, Macedonia


I attended Instagram influencer Caroline Calloway's 5-hour, $165 creativity workshop that people have called a 'scam.' Here's what it was like inside. (FB)

Instagram influencer Caroline Calloway has made headlines for holding "creativity workshops" for her followers that were poorly run and derided as "scams."  When Calloway decided to relaunch her tour, I was able to attend her five-hour-long workshop this past weekend in New York. Calloway first rose to prominence in 2015, when she started posting personal stories about college life and heartbreak. Since then, she has amassed more than 800,000 Instagram followers. Many of Calloway's fans say ...
Tags: Facebook, Europe, New York, Instagram, La, America, Los Angeles, Trends, Daily Mail, Brooklyn, Connecticut, Oscar, Cambridge, Seattle, University of Cambridge, Caribbean


I attended Instagram influencer Caroline Calloway's 5-hour, $165 creativity workshop that people have called a 'scam.' Here's what it was like inside (FB)

Instagram influencer Caroline Calloway made headlines last year for holding "creativity workshops" for her followers that were poorly run and derided as "scams."  When Calloway decided to relaunch her tour, I was able to attend her five-hour-long workshop this past weekend in New York. Calloway first rose to prominence in 2015, when she started posting personal stories about college life and heartbreak. Since then, she has amassed more than 800,000 Instagram followers. Many of Calloway's fan...
Tags: Apple, Facebook, Europe, New York, Instagram, La, Los Angeles, Trends, Daily Mail, Brooklyn, Connecticut, Oscar, Cambridge, Seattle, University of Cambridge, Caribbean


Official: Barcelona sign Ajax’s Frenkie de Jong

A new star has risen at the Camp Nou Barcelona have confirmed the signing of Ajax midfielder Frenkie de Jong after months of speculation on the youngsters future. De Jong has been linked with a move away from Ajax for a while now. De Jong is seen to be one of the most talented youngsters in European football since breaking through at Ajax. He has played 28 games so far this season and has secured a spot for himself in the midfield of the Dutch giants. That lead to people speaking about him all ...
Tags: Europe, Florida, Instagram, Germany, Sport, Barcelona, Ajax, Soccer, Premier League, Paris, Netherlands, Amsterdam, Fc Barcelona, Jong, De Jong, Uefa Nations League


Tasmanian Tiger USA Launches New Website and Social Media Platforms

The new website for US customers offers a full line of available products for retailers and customers, plus a dealer portal for up to the minute inventory and accounting. Tasmanian Tiger New Website Homepage Miramar, Fla. (Ammoland.com) – Tasmanian Tiger, a tactical nylon line of products distributed exclusively for the U.S. market by Proforce Equipment, Inc., is proud to announce the launch of their US website exclusively for American dealers and customers at tasmaniantigerusa.com. The new...
Tags: Facebook, Asia, Europe, Usa, Instagram, Guns, US, Gear, Las Vegas, NGO, Social Media Platforms, Facebook Twitter, Las Vegas Nevada, Sands Expo, Richard Lewis, Shooting Industry News


Google news links may lose thumbnail photos because of EU copyright directive

You know what Google news results look like when the page doesn’t load properly? If EU Copyright Directive Article 11 and 13 pass, all Google news results could look like this: with blank image thumbnails and without short snippets of text. The final language of the EU Copyright Directive will reportedly be released next week, […] The post Google news links may lose thumbnail photos because of EU copyright directive appeared first on DIY Photography.
Tags: Google, Europe, Photography, News, Eu, European Union, Copyright, Copyright Law, Copyright Protection


For Immediate Release 172: The double-edged sword of a Facebook meme

Suspicion about the consequences and outcomes of the #10YearChallenge meme on Facebook kicked off discussion in the January episode of “The Hobson & Holtz Report”, aka FIR podcast episode 172. Is it just a harmless meme? Or is it a surveillance nightmare? Shel and Neville weight in. Here’s the line-up of all the topics that caught our attention and prompted lively conversation in this episode: Lost trust in Facebook led to wariness about a user-generated meme.Adobe is bringing part...
Tags: Google, Facebook, Europe, Business, Politics, Technology, Instagram, Adobe, Social Networks, Advertising, Marketing, Communication, Public Relations, Eu, Society, Blogging


Billingham Bags

I know, I know, what David Paterson said...in the last Featured Comment on the previous post...but I can't help one more comment about bags. And that is to point out that any time you get a lot of use out of something, you win. I circle back around to writing about Billingham (here's their website, which has the least informative "About Us" page I've ever encountered) every few years. I put Billingham in the "High-Status Luxury Veblen-Good brands" category in my Guide to Bag Brands. However, Tre...
Tags: Europe, Photography, Kodak, Reagan, David, Bureau of Labor Statistics, Ronald Reagan, Kent, Detroit, Photo Equipment, Michael Johnston, Mike, Bernie, Jeff, Michael C Johnston, Veblen



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