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Photographers against Oppression print sale for Belarus – in pictures

Photographers against Oppression have organised a print sale to raise money for those adversely affected by recent events in Belarus. More than 16,000 people have been detained for taking part in peaceful protests in the wake of disputed election results, according to the Viasna human rights organisation based in Minsk Continue reading...
Tags: Europe, Photography, World news, Belarus, Minsk

Sacre bleu! France as you've never seen her before

They set out to capture the forgotten France, the everyday architecture of emptied towns and overlooked villages – before their uniqueness is lost for ever. Eric Tabuchi and Nelly Monnier talk us through their vast photographic atlasFrom the industrial north to the sun-baked south, Eric Tabuchi has spent two decades scouring the landscape of France with an obsessive eye. In 2008, the Danish-Japanese-French photographer created a beguiling series called Alphabet Truck by sneaking up on 26 differe...
Tags: Art, Europe, Photography, France, World news, Culture, Architecture, Art and design, Monnier, Tabuchi, Eric Tabuchi, Nelly Monnier


If it isn’t raining I usually try and get outside during this confinement. The other evening there were no clouds and no wind so I set out along the Seine again on Swan Island. A lot of other people had the same idea. It was like this the day before-very dense fog. Here’s the walkway that runs along the middle of the island with the Seine on either side. Lights were coming on in the boats moored along the river. This Viking river boat is lighting up too. It’s the first ...
Tags: Travel, Photos, Europe, Paris, Eiffel Tower, Seine, Viking River, Swan Island, River Cruise Boats

Facebook condemned for hosting neo-Nazi network with UK links

Tech giant criticised for failing to act after being told two years ago about extremist activity on its platformA white supremacist network with more than 80,000 followers and links to the UK far right, including a student charged with terrorist offences, is being hosted by Facebook and Instagram, putting the world’s largest social media company under fresh pressure to tackle extremism.The network, which includes more than 40 neo-Nazi sites, offers merchandise including NaziSS symbols and sticke...
Tags: Facebook, Europe, UK, Technology, Media, Instagram, Social Networking, Race, Social Media, UK News, World news, Ukraine, Digital Media, Wisconsin, The far right, Nazi

One reseller group snagged nearly 3,500 PlayStation 5 consoles, and the resale market might be the only place to score one after it sold out everywhere online

After getting to checkout, PlayStation 5 buyers found out the device had already sold out. Walmart The PlayStation 5 launched this week in Europe and the United Kingdom, and customers encountered many of the same issues they faced in the US: The console was sold out near-instantly at most retailers. The only way to get a PlayStation 5 at launch was through a preorder, but some retailers sold PS5 consoles digitally on a first-come, first-served basis. A robust resale market for the coveted...
Tags: Europe, UK, London, Instagram, Microsoft, Ebay, US, Trends, Walmart, United States, United Kingdom, Sony, Financial Times, Gamestop, Business Insider, Tom

Vatican asks Instagram to investigate Pope account's lingerie model 'like'

The Vatican is seeking an explanation from Instagram, after the official account of Pope Francis liked a photograph of a lingerie-clad Brazilian model.
Tags: Europe, News, Instagram, Pope Francis, Vatican, Pope

From Che Guevara to lockdown: photo book tells story of Madrid

Work features images by some of the most famous photographers of the past centuryCapturing Madrid’s history – in photographsOne warm June weekend 61 years ago, a scruffily bearded Argentinian on his way from Cuba to Cairo stopped over in Madrid. With almost a day to kill between flights, he did what any tourist of the time would have done: explored the city, visited a bullring, had breakfast and did a little shopping.He was, however, no ordinary tourist. A photograph taken very early that Sunday...
Tags: Europe, Photography, Spain, Culture, Art and design, Cuba, Madrid, Che Guevara, Cairo

Shakespeare and Company bookshop in Paris appeals for help – in pictures

English-language bookshop asks customers for support as France enters new lockdownCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverage Continue reading...
Tags: Europe, Books, Photography, France, World news, Culture, Art and design, Paris, Shakespeare, Coronavirus

Come together: images of unity at Photo Vogue festival 2020 – in pictures

From mothers and brothers to imagined lives both past and future, this year’s edition of the Italian festival explores the theme All In This Together Continue reading...
Tags: Art, Europe, Photography, Society, Culture, Art and design, Italy, Exhibitions, Photo Vogue

The New East photo prize 2020 shortlist – in pictures

Calvert 22 Foundation and The Calvert Journal have announced the finalists of the New East photo prize 2020. This year marks the third edition of the competition, which celebrates contemporary photography from eastern Europe, the Balkans, Russia, and central Asia. The shortlist includes 11 photographers from Albania, Georgia, Hungary, Poland, Russia, and Uzbekistan. The winners will be announced to the public on 10 November. The biennial prize received over 700 entries this year from 26 New East...
Tags: Asia, Europe, Photography, World news, Art and design, Uzbekistan, Albania, Calvert, Calvert Journal, Balkans Russia, New East, Georgia Hungary Poland Russia

Ed van der Elsken's crazy world – in pictures

Recognised as one of the most influential photographers of the last century for his raw street-style images of daily life, Ed van der Elsken’s working archive has been acquired by the Rijksmuseum and the Nederlands Fotomuseum, and includes unseen images in an unpublished photobook, Feest (“to party”), which provides insight into his approachCrazy World until 10 January 20201 at the Rijksmuseum, Amsterdam Continue reading...
Tags: Europe, Photography, World news, Netherlands, Ed van der Elsken, Feest, Nederlands Fotomuseum, Rijksmuseum Amsterdam Continue

Time at a Standstill: Spain's lockdown experience – in pictures

Time at a Standstill is a digital project that brings together the work of 42 photographers who explore the experience of el confinamiento in a country becalmed by coronavirus and isolation. The project can be viewed on the PHotoESPAÑA website Continue reading...
Tags: Europe, Photography, Spain, World news, Coronavirus

Leading Thoughts for October 29, 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. Carl Schorske on the need to think not just about but to think with history; to employ the materials of the past and the configurations in which we organize and comprehend them to orient ourselves in the living present:: “In most fields of intellectual and artistic culture, twentieth-century Europe and America learned to think without history. The ver...
Tags: Facebook, Europe, Leadership, Instagram, America, Machiavelli, Carl Schorske, Robert D Kaplan, Leading Thoughts

China’s Real Invasion of Taiwan Has Already Started

HONG KONG—When Chinese Communist Party (CCP) leader Xi Jinping visited a military base in Southeast China this month, he told members of the party’s Marine Corps to “focus your minds and energy on preparing to go to war.” His speech came shortly after the Trump administration said it would move forward with a $7 billion arms sale to Taiwan, which China has threatened to retaliate against if it goes through.Xi has long wanted to absorb Taiwan under the Communist Party’s rule—he’s openly stated hi...
Tags: Facebook, Hong Kong, Europe, Japan, News, Instagram, Washington, France, China, Germany, Taiwan, Beijing, United States, Xi Jinping, Marine Corps, North America

Polish pro-choice protesters march against new law – in pictures

Pro-choice protesters marched in cities across Poland on Friday as public anger rose over a ruling banning almost all abortion in the country Continue reading...
Tags: Health, Europe, Photography, Women, World news, Poland, Abortion

Beam is building a web browser that gathers knowledge from your web activity

Remember Netscape Navigator and Internet Explorer? Those applications from the 1990s used emphatic metaphors in their names to talk about a simple task — browsing the web. Today, nobody would say that Google Chrome is a web explorer. Browsing the web has become an effortless — and often mindless — task. You grab your phone or computer, you open a new tab and you type a few words in the address bar. Beam, a new startup founded by Dom Leca and Sébastien Métrot, is working on a brand new app that i...
Tags: Apple, Google Chrome, Google, Startups, TC, Facebook, Apps, Europe, Instagram, Tech, France Newsletter, Beam, Sparrow, Loren Brichter, Leca, Beam Beam

Ireland’s data protection authority probing Facebook, Instagram over handling of children’s data

Ireland’s Data Protection Commission has opened two investigations into Facebook and Instagram, both dealing with how the latter processes children’s data on its platform, it said in a statement on Monday. Broadly, the first inquiry will focus on Facebook’s legal bases for processing children’s personal data, and the second one will analyse Instagram’s profile and account settings, and how appropriate they are for protecting children’s privacy. As part of the first enquiry, the regulator will a...
Tags: Travel, Facebook, Europe, News, Instagram, Privacy, China, US, Ireland, Airtel, Gdpr, Facebook Instagram, DPC, Stier, TechCrunch Facebook, Data Protection Commission

Social media users pass the 4 billion mark as global adoption soars

More than 4 billion people around the world now use social media each month, and an average of nearly 2 million new users are joining them every day. The world is spending more time on social media too, with the typical user now spending roughly 15 percent of their waking life using social platforms. However, social media isn’t the only aspect of digital that’s delivering impressive numbers. The new Digital 2020 October Global Statshot Report – produced in partnership with Hootsuite  – s...
Tags: Apple, Facebook, Twitter, Europe, Japan, Usa, Instagram, Yahoo, Youtube, China, India, Disney, Digital, Social Media, Seo, Data

Who regulates social media?

Social media platforms have repeatedly found themselves in the United States government’s crosshairs over the last few years, as it has been progressively revealed just how much power they really wield, and to what purposes they’ve chosen to wield it. But unlike, say, a firearm or drug manufacturer, there is no designated authority who says what these platforms can and can’t do. So who regulates them? You might say everyone and no one. Now, it must be made clear at the outset that these companie...
Tags: Google, Amazon, Social, TC, Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, Twitter, Europe, Instagram, Fcc, Social Networks, Congress, California, France, Government, Social Media

Family of Moscow-Born Teen Who Beheaded Teacher Were from Chechnya Where Charlie Hebdo Cartoons Are Demonized

MOSCOW—The man known as ‘Putin’s attack dog’ has spent years promoting a violent response to the publication of controversial cartoons of the Prophet Muhammad. When a teenager from a Chechen family beheaded a school teacher in France on Friday for sharing these images with his class, Ramzan Kadyrov, the Putin-backed ruler of Chechnya, took to social media to lecture France about its “unacceptable attitude to Islamic values.”Kadyrov has worked hard to make the French controversy a cause célèbre i...
Tags: Europe, News, Instagram, Putin, France, Russia, West, Paris, Palestine, Moscow, Muslim, Myanmar, Kremlin, Ramzan Kadyrov, Chechnya, Charlie Hebdo

The EU is investigating Instagram for allegedly exposing the contact data of up to 5 million underage users

Instagram is being investigated over whether it exposed children's data. Getty The EU is investigating whether Instagram broke data-privacy laws after it allegedly exposed the personal data of millions of children, the Telegraph reports. It follows a complaint from a US data scientist, who last year said that Instagram allowed underage users to publicly display their phone numbers and email addresses by switching to "business" accounts. Ireland's Data Protection Commission, the officia...
Tags: Facebook, Europe, Instagram, US, Trends, Eu, Ireland, Telegraph, Dublin, DPC, Stier, Data Protection Commission, IDPC, Isobel Asher Hamilton, Data Protection Commission DPC, Graham Doyle

Instagram’s handling of kids’ data is now being probed in the EU

Facebook’s lead data regulator in Europe has opened another two probes into its business empire — both focused on how the Instagram platform processes children’s information. The action by Ireland’s Data Protection Commission (DPC), reported earlier by the Telegraph, comes more than a year after a US data scientist reported concerns to Instagram that its platform was leaking the contact information of minors. David Stier went on to publish details of his investigation last year — saying Insta...
Tags: Social, Facebook, Europe, UK, Instagram, Privacy, US, Tech, Eu, Bbc, Ireland, Competition And Markets Authority, Gdpr, DPC, Stier, David Stier

Bars in Paris before and after Covid curfew – in pictures

On Saturday, Paris went under a night-time curfew that will last at least a month. France has reported another record for new coronavirus cases, with more than 32,000 registered in 24 hoursCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageA bar on the Rue de Seine Continue reading...
Tags: Europe, Business, Photography, France, Travel & leisure, World news, Paris, Coronavirus, Rue de Seine Continue

Politicians still don't understand the tech companies they're supposed to keep in check. That's a problem.

Mandel Ngan/AFP/Pool/Getty Images Big Tech companies have never controlled more of our lives. But, we don't have many politicians who understand the intricacies and nuances of technology to properly hold the industry accountable.  Recent hearings in the UK and Australia show just how incompetent politicians are at understanding technology.  Part of the issue is pride and part is due to generational differences. Regardless, we need politicians who can ask the right questions and create int...
Tags: Google, Amazon, Facebook, Europe, UK, Instagram, Mac, Australia, China, US, Trends, Fbi, Alaska, US Senate, Red Army, US Department of Justice

The Little Black Door app makes luxury wardrobes shareable, resalable, and sustainable

When Lexi Willetts and Marina Pengilly realized they could make as much as £30,000 a year reselling their luxury clothes and accessories online, they resolved to create a solution for modern women who are already well-versed in the behaviors of Instagram and the sharing economy. Their solution, Little Black Door, has just gone live on the iOS store, and allows women to see, style and share their wardrobes with friends and followers. It also connects them to resale platforms, unlocking a vastly m...
Tags: TC, Europe, Fashion, Instagram, Tech, Artificial Intelligence, Furniture, Online Sales, Wardrobe, Natural Language Processing, Willetts, Little Black Door, Lexi Willetts, Marina Pengilly, Real Real Depop, Runway Hurr

Athletes, priests and presidents: 10 public figures who didn't take the coronavirus seriously and then got infected themselves

President Trump holds a Make America Great Again campaign rally in Winston-Salem, NC United States on September 8, 2020 Peter Zay/Anadolu Agency via Getty Images President Donald Trump and First Lady Melania Trump both tested positive for the coronavirus on Thursday. Trump is the biggest name in a lineup of political figures, athletes, and celebrities who didn't take the COVID-19 pandemic threat seriously, refused to wear face masks, or publicly joked about the virus. But despite dismissi...
Tags: Europe, Politics, News, Instagram, Nbc, Washington Post, Cbs News, White House, Denver Nuggets, Trends, Joe Biden, Features, Getty Images, Britain, Gop, Washington Dc

NESCAFÉ Gold 'Make Your Moment Matter' Campaign

Over the years, NESCAFÉ has played a key role in creating and enhancing coffee moments for people around the world. This is why NESCAFÉ has created a new brand platform, "Make Your Moment Matter", to celebrate these life moments that we often take for granted and encourage people to take the time to enjoy them over a cup of coffee.    The new platform first launches in Europe falls under NESCAFÉ Gold, with a campaign idea focused on savouring the moments that matter. N...
Tags: Facebook, Europe, UK, Instagram, France, Advertising, Food And Drink, Publicis, Bruno Bertelli, Nescafe, Publicis Conseil, Christopher Thiery, Belen Sagrario, Irene Balascas, Robert Marsh, Ilias Papadopoulos

Risking the Channel ‘death route’ to Britain – a photo essay

For three weeks, two teams from Agence France-Presse followed Walid, a Kuwaiti, Falah, an Iraqi, and his two daughters, from the town of Grande-Synthe in northern France to Dover via the choppy waters of the Channel. Photographs by Sameer Al-Doumy. Text by by Clement Melki, Sameer Al-Doumy, Thomas Bernardi with the London bureauSameer Al-Doumy is a Syrian photographer born in Douma. He has spent seven years covering the war that has wracked his country since the 2011 uprising, including three ye...
Tags: Europe, Photography, London, France, UK News, World news, Syria, Immigration and asylum, Britain, News photography, Migration, Dover, Agence France Presse, Grande Synthe, Agence France Press, Sameer

Facebook warns of plugging services in EU if regulators suspend data transfers

Facebook has told Ireland’s Data Protection Commission that it cannot see how it can continue operating in the European Union if regulators’ proposal to suspend overseas data transfers between the EU and United States is implemented. In the event that Facebook becomes subject to a complete suspension of the transfer of users’ data to the US, it is not clear “how, in those circumstances, it could continue to provide the Facebook and Instagram services in the EU”, Facebook said in a regulatory fil...
Tags: Travel, Facebook, Europe, News, Instagram, Privacy, US, Eu, European Union, United States, Ireland, Commission, Court of Justice, SCC, DPC, European Union CJEU

Facebook said it might stop operating in Europe if the EU suspends all data transfers to the US

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg. AP Photo/Andrew Harnik Facebook warned it may stop operating its core app and Instagram in Europe if it's forced to suspend transfers of EU data back to the US. In a court filing on the decision, Facebook said it has 410 million monthly active users in Europe. Facebook's legal fight with Ireland's Data Protection Commissioner (DPC) stems from a preliminary order issued earlier this month by the DPC questioning the legal validity of the mechanism Facebook curre...
Tags: Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, Europe, Instagram, US, Trends, Eu, Ireland, EU US, DPC, Irish High Court, Business Post, Tech Insider, Europe Legal, Data Transfer, U.S

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