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This Tool Could Protect Your Photos From Facial Recognition

Researchers at the University of Chicago want you to be able to post selfies without worrying that the next Clearview AI will use them to identify you.
Tags: Photography, News, Privacy, Social Media, University Of Chicago, Facebook Inc, Facial Recognition Software, ClearView, Computers and the Internet, Hoan, Ton-That, Clearview AI Inc


Facebook bought, copied, threatened competition: 11 key takeaways from Zuckerberg’s deposition before the antitrust subcommittee

In his introductory remarks at the Big Tech CEOs’ hearing before the House subcommittee on antitrust on July 29 (available to watch here), Facebook founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg conveniently gave a skewed picture of Facebook’s dominant position. “In many areas, we’re behind our competitors. The most popular messaging service in the US is iMessage. The fastest growing app is TikTok. The most popular app for video is YouTube. The fastest growing ads platform is that of Amazon. The largest ads pl...
Tags: Travel, Apple, Google, Amazon, Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, News, Pinterest, Instagram, US, Snapchat, Whatsapp, Competition, Netflix, House, Antitrust


‘Succession’ Star Nicholas Braun Reveals Whether Cousin Greg Has a Future in Music

Emmy-nominated actor Nicholas Braun, who plays the beloved character Cousin Greg on HBO’s “Succession,” is following in Kendall Roy’s footsteps by trying his hand at music. Braun released a song called “Antibodies” earlier this week. Inspired to write the tune during the coronavirus lockdown, he crowd-sourced lyrics via Instagram, asking musicians to help with verses […]
Tags: Hbo, News, Instagram, Antibodies, Braun, Greg, Succession, Nicholas Braun, Kendall Roy


Debunked: Canon is not recalling or delaying shipments of the EOS R5

Recall rumors have swirled, but they are not true
Tags: Photography, News, Trends, Rumors, Canon, Canon EOS R5


Hoops Break Up, Citing Sexual Abuse

The Bloomington indie rock band Hoops have broken up. In a statement on Instagram, frontman Drew Auscherman cites sexual abuse allegations against a former member of the band, as well as his "own personal issues of emotional abuse towards partners and friends." Auscherman writes, "We have come to the conclusion that it is … More »
Tags: Music, News, Instagram, Hoops, Bloomington, Drew Auscherman, Kevin Krauter, Auscherman


Facebook signs deals with labels for music videos: Report

In a significant development for Facebook’s music business, the company has just signed music video deals with Warner, Sony and Universal, the three largest labels in the world, Bloomberg reports. Earlier this month, the company wrote to artists saying that their music videos would be automatically added to their pages, and if they chose not to do so, the company would set a page for those videos on its own. The deal with the big three labels seems to pave the way for the social media company to...
Tags: Travel, Facebook, Spotify, Music, News, Instagram, India, Bloomberg, Warner Music Group, Sony Music, Universal Music Group, Saregama, Facebook Watch, In India Facebook, Zee Music, Warner Sony


The Strange Lure of Other People’s Photos

When I consider all that these people lived through — world wars, the Depression, epidemics with no medicine — I’m given a far longer view.
Tags: Photography, News, Coronavirus (2019-nCoV


Can a book club help create societal change? Trini Rodriguez thinks so

Trini (Tlazohteotl) Rodriguez is a soft-spoken woman of Mexican indigenous Huichol ancestry, whose voice you sometimes have to lean in to hear. But behind her quiet ways is the force of a lifelong fighter for social change: She has been a bilingual-bicultural teacher, editor for a national bilingual newspaper in defense of undocumented workers and for 17 years served as executive director of Tia Chucha’s Centro Cultural & Bookstore in Sylmar, an organization she and husband Luis J. Rodriguez, a ...
Tags: News, Instagram, California, Los Angeles, Sport, Chicago, Soccer, United States, Tehran, Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, Better Angels, Instagram Facebook, Azar Nafisi, Rodriguez, San Fernando Valley, Claudia Rankine


Kylie and Kendall Jenner endorsed 'knock-off' Apple products on Instagram

They promoted AirPods clones, whose design may be in breach of Apple's intellectual property rights.
Tags: Apple, News, Instagram, Kendall Jenner, Kylie


Bryan Cranston Recovers From Covid-19, Donates Plasma: ‘I Was One of the Lucky Ones’

“Breaking Bad” star Bryan Cranston has revealed via Instagram that he contracted COVID-19. Now recovered and with the antibodies, he has decided to donate plasma to aid scientific research of the virus. Cranston made the announcement with a two-minute video in which he takes his followers through the plasma donation process at the UCLA Blood […]
Tags: Breaking Bad, News, Instagram, Bryan Cranston, Ucla, Cranston, Coronavirus


Ultra slow-mo camera can record light bouncing off mirrors

Putting other slow-motion cameras to shame!
Tags: Photography, News, Trends


Lawyer files PIL in Madras HC seeking pre-censorship of social media, OTT platforms

Advocate K Suthan on Monday a PIL in the Madras High Court asking for a pre-censorship authority for social media and OTT platforms. The Times of India first reported on the petition. Six other high courts have heard cases asking for censorship of streaming services, and those courts have largely either dismissed the cases or deferred hearing on them as a similar case is pending before the Supreme Court. Suthan’s case stands out for its inclusion of user-generated content in the demanded scope...
Tags: Travel, News, Instagram, Censorship, Social Media, Netflix, Hindu, Tamil Nadu, Médias, YouTube Channel, Madras, Times of India, Muruga, YouTube Facebook, Petitioner, Madras High Court


Watch: Rubber chicken one-man-band Zeroelectrodrum [VIDEO]

Sound up. Go, chickens, go! @zeroelectrodrum Mr Green & Mr Pink ##onemanband ##beatmaker ##electronicmusic ##music ##fyp ##techno ##streetperformer ##beatmaking ##drums ##chikens ##freestyle ##electrotrash ♬ Mr Green and Mr Pink - zeroelectrodrum 'Mr Green and Mr Pink,' by @zeroelectrodrum. Zeroelectrodrum is a one-man-band electronic beatmaker. I have no idea how this magic happened, but wow, it's something else. They're on YouTube and Instagram, and TikTok.
Tags: Post, Music, News, Instagram, Weird, Creative, Wow, Green, Rubber Chickens


Big Tech House Hearing Reveals Mark Zuckerberg Emails About Facebook’s Instagram Acquisition

Facebook’s $1 billion deal to buy Instagram in April 2012 became a focal point of the House Judiciary Committee’s antitrust hearing, with emails from Mark Zuckerberg revealing that the Facebook CEO was concerned that Instagram would become a competitor. Referring to email communications provided by the social media giant, Rep. Jerry Nadler (D-N.Y.), chairman of […]
Tags: Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, News, Instagram, House Judiciary Committee, Facebook CEO, Jerry Nadler, Instagram Acquisition


Jayapal accuses Facebook of threatening to clone Instagram before buying it

CEO Mark Zuckerberg was grilled about acquiring and copying competitors
Tags: Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, News, Instagram, Trends, Social Media, Jayapal


Instagram Blurs Madonna Post Sharing Discredited COVID-19 Cure Video

Instagram blurred a discredited coronavirus conspiracy theory viral video posted by pop icon Madonna on Instagram with a caption stating: “False Information – Reviewed by independent fact-checkers.” The video was subsequently deleted from Madonna’s Instagram page. The video is by Houston-based Dr. Stella Immanuel who advocates hydroxychloroquine as a coronavirus cure. “The Truth will set […]
Tags: News, Instagram, Global, Madonna, Houston, Donald Trump, Annie Lennox, Stella Immanuel, Instagram Blurs Madonna Post


‘Company size doesn’t prevent competition’, Zuckerberg to argue at antitrust hearing

“Facebook is a successful company now, but we got there the American way: we started with nothing and provided better products that people find valuable. As I understand our laws, companies aren’t bad just because they are big. Many large companies that fail to compete cease to exist,” Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg plans to tell lawmakers at an antitrust hearing on Wednesday, according to prepared remarks released to the public. “We know that our future success is not guaranteed, especially in a ...
Tags: Travel, Apple, Google, Amazon, Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, News, Instagram, Congress, China, US, America, Competition, Tim Cook, Antitrust, Jeff Bezos


Madonna's Instagram account flagged for spreading misinformation

The pop star was censured for sharing a video about a coronavirus conspiracy theory.
Tags: News, Instagram, Madonna


Wiley: Rapper deleted from Facebook and Instagram after abuse of Jewish critics

The grime artist posted inflammatory comments amid criticism over his previous anti-Semitic rant.
Tags: Facebook, UK, News, Instagram, Wiley


Sony’s A7S III is the ultimate 4K video camera, five years in the making

Sony completely overhauled the A7S III top to bottom to make it the most capable 4K mirrorless camera yet.
Tags: Photography, News, Trends, Sony, Mirrorless Cameras, Sony a7s III, 4K videography


'Challenge Accepted' on Instagram: Black and White Selfies for Women

A campaign that purports to be about “women supporting women” is filling people’s Instagram feeds with striking, if opaque, imagery.
Tags: News, Instagram, Washington, Social Media, Kerry, Kristen, Eva, Bell, Alexandria, Garner, Jennifer, Cindy, Crawford, Longoria, Women and Girls, Ocasio-Cortez


Urban Explorers Give Modern Ruins a Second Life

In photos and videos, researchers and thrill-seekers celebrate the allure of abandoned schools, factories, hotels, movie palaces and other forgotten properties.
Tags: Art, Photography, News, Urban Exploration, Matthew Christopher, Shutdowns (Institutional, Philadelphia (Pa, Real Estate (Commercial, Historic Buildings and Sites, Documentary Films and Programs, Jake Williams, Abandoned America, Bright Sun Films, Drew Scavello, Truth In Destruction, Bryan Weissman


F1 star clarifies Instagram post after backlash

Formula One world champion Lewis Hamilton has clarified his views on a potential coronavirus vaccine after sharing an anti-vaccination post on social media.
Tags: News, Instagram, Lewis Hamilton, Stories


Photoshop for iPad finally has Edge Detection — here’s how to use it

Masking out complex textures like hair on Photoshop for iPad just got simpler
Tags: Mobile, Photography, News, Adobe, Photoshop, Trends, Mobile Photo Editing, Photoshop For Ipad


On the Lookout for Moose on Michigan’s Isle Royale

The remote Isle Royale, tucked away in the northern reaches of Lake Superior, is one of America’s least visited national parks.
Tags: Photography, News, America, National Parks, Michigan, Moose, Lake Superior, Islands, National Park Service, Travel and Vacations, Historic Buildings and Sites, Monuments and Seashores, Parks and Other Recreation Areas, Camps and Camping


Acclaimed Japanese fashion designer dies

Acclaimed Japanese fashion designer Kansai Yamamoto has died. The announcement of his death, posted on the label's official Instagram account Monday, said Yamamoto passed away on July 21, 2020. He was 76 years old.
Tags: News, Instagram, Stories, Kansai Yamamoto, Yamamoto


Marilyn Manson Was In The Studio With A$AP Ferg

Looks like Marilyn Manson was just in the studio with A$AP Ferg. Both of them posted photos with each other on Instagram over the last few hours, and it looks like they spent some time recording on Saturday night. Ferg posted a video of them in the vocal booth with Manson speaking into … More »
Tags: Music, News, Instagram, Marilyn Manson, Asap Ferg, AP Ferg, Ferg, Manson


Wiley: Priti Patel probes Twitter and Instagram delay in removing 'appalling' posts

The home secretary says anti-Semitic posts should be taken off Twitter and Instagram more quickly.
Tags: UK, News, Instagram, Wiley, Priti Patel


Naya Rivera's ex-husband shares his grief

Ryan Dorsey, the ex-husband of 33-year-old Naya Rivera, posted a heartbreaking tribute to the actress on Instagram after investigators announced her death earlier this month.
Tags: News, Instagram, Stories, Naya Rivera, Ryan Dorsey


Naya Rivera's ex-husband, Ryan Dorsey, wrote on Instagram her death left a 'hole' in everyone's heart

Ryan Dorsey, the ex-husband of 33-year-old Naya Rivera, posted a heartbreaking tribute to the actress on Instagram after investigators announced her death earlier this month.
Tags: News, Instagram, Stories, Naya Rivera, Ryan Dorsey



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