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RIP Your Wallet: Instagram Adds In-App Shopping

If you’ve ever browsed through your Instagram feed and thought “Oh that shirt is cute but haha, thank god that’s way too much effort for me to actually leave this app and buy it”—bad news, friends. Instagram announced that starting today, it’s introducing an in-app checkout feature.Read more...
Tags: Science, Instagram, Shopping, E Commerce, What Will Stop The Influencers Now


Instagram Will Now Let You Buy Things Directly Through the App

Starting Tuesday, the photo-sharing app is testing a shopping feature, called Checkout, with a handful of retailers including Nike Inc. and designer fashion platform Revolve. “Over time, as we are creating value for people, this could be a significant part of our business,” said Vishal Shah, Instagram’s head of product. On Checkout, people will be able to buy directly within Instagram, rather than being directed to a retailer’s website.
Tags: Science, Instagram, Nike Inc, Vishal Shah Instagram


49 Dead and Dozens Wounded in New Zealand Terror Attacks That Were Livestreamed on Facebook

At least 49 people are dead and dozens more have been seriously wounded during multiple terror attacks today in Christchurch, New Zealand. The attacker used several long guns to target Muslims in the country and had what police described as explosive devices. One series of attacks was livestreamed on Facebook for 17…Read more...
Tags: Scribd, Facebook, Twitter, Science, Instagram, Guns, Australia, Youtube, Terrorism, New Zealand, Reddit, Mosque, Donald Trump, Terrorists, Gun Violence, Christchurch


Facebook's C-Suite Continues to Melt Down Amid Zuckerberg's Plan to Bundle Products

Chris Cox, one of the first handful of engineers hired to Facebook, a close personal friend of Mark Zuckerberg’s and, until very recently, Chief Product Officer of the entire suite of the company’s products, is departing the company.Read more...
Tags: Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, Science, Instagram, Whatsapp, Zuckerberg, Chris Cox, Chris Daniels, Exits


Researchers Found a Way to Extract Detailed Slo-Mo Videos From a Single Blurry Photo

The Phantom high-speed cameras used by YouTube channels like The Slow Mo Guys to capture mesmerizing slow-motion footage are obscenely expensive. But soon, thanks to a new technique that can extract slo-mo videos from a single photo, the smartphone in your pocket could outperform even a high-speed camera that costs…Read more...
Tags: Photography, Science, Research, Smartphones, Harvard, Slow Motion, High Speed Photography, EPFL, École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne, Slo Mo, Virtual Frame Technique


As Massive Outage Plagues Facebook, Telegram Welcomes Millions of New Users

Slowly but surely, it appears that Facebook is getting its “family of apps” back online. The consequences of the longest outage in the company’s history, however, remain to be seen. On Thursday, one of Facebook’s underrecognized competitors, Telegram, said that it added three million new users in the last 24 hours.…Read more...
Tags: Facebook, Science, Instagram, Whatsapp, Telegram, Cursed, Massive Outage Plagues Facebook Telegram


Relatable: Facebook's 'Family of Apps' Is Struggling Today

Facebook is down! For some people, anyway. So are Instagram and other platforms in the “Facebook family of apps,” news the company communicated on Twitter, a different social media platform that is currently loading.Read more...
Tags: Facebook, Science, Instagram, Outages


That Viral Video of President Trump 'Forgetting His Toupee' Is Totally Fake

Have you seen that viral video doing the rounds of President Donald Trump at Mar-a-Lago lifting up his hat? According to the caption, the president “forgot” that he’s “not wearing his toupee,” and it’s getting passed around Twitter like crazy today. In reality, the video has been digitally manipulated to make Trump…Read more...
Tags: Facebook, Science, Instagram, China, Viral Videos, Hair, Donald Trump, Fake, Fakes, Mar a Lago, Viral Content, President Trump


Facebook takes down UK fake accounts; to tackle anti-vaccine info

Facebook Inc said on Thursday it had removed 137 fake pages, groups and Instagram accounts in the United Kingdom and a further 31 in Romania for engaging in hate speech and making divisive comments. Facebook, Twitter Inc and Alphabet Inc have been under pressure from regulators around the globe to fight the spread of misinformation aimed at destabilizing elections by stoking hardline positions or supporting propaganda campaigns. Facebook also said https://newsroom.fb.com/news/2019/03/combatti...
Tags: Facebook, UK, Science, Instagram, United Kingdom, Romania, Facebook Inc, Alphabet Inc, Facebook Twitter Inc


Facebook to Take Harsher Action Against Anti-Vaccine Content

Facebook won’t allow anti-vaccine views to pop up in search or recommendations on the social network or Instagram, and will reject ads that contain misinformation about vaccines, the company said Thursday. Last month, U.S. Representative Adam Schiff, a Democrat from California, sent a letter to Facebook and Google, asking them to address the problem because their inaction may have contributed to recent outbreaks of measles in the country. Google’s YouTube turned off the ability for anti-vaccin...
Tags: Google, Facebook, Science, Instagram, California, Adam Schiff


Facebook takes down fake accounts in UK, Romania

Facebook Inc said on Thursday it had removed 137 pages, groups and Instagram accounts in the United Kingdom and a further 31 in Romania for engaging in coordinated inauthentic behavior. The individuals behind these accounts represented themselves as far-right and anti-far-right activists and operated fake accounts to engage in hate speech and spread divisive comments on both sides of the political debate in the UK, Nathaniel Gleicher, head of Facebook's cybersecurity policy wrote in a blog post...
Tags: Facebook, Science, Instagram, United Kingdom, Romania, Facebook Inc, Nathaniel Gleicher, UK Romania


Queen shares digital milestone with royal Instagram followers

Monarch posted image of 1843 Charles Babbage letter to Prince Albert during Science Museum visit on ThursdayThe Queen has proved she is in touch with the touch screen by sharing her first Instagram post in the latest personal technological milestone of her lengthy reign.The 92-year-old monarch shared an archive image to the 4.6 million followers of @theRoyalFamily’s Instagram account during a visit to the Science Museum to formally open the new Smith Centre and summer exhibition, Top Secret.
Tags: Science, Technology, Instagram, UK News, Museums, Monarchy, The Queen, Albert, Science Museum, Charles Babbage, Smith Centre


Mark Zuckerberg: 'Privacy'

And on the sixth day of March the clouds above Menlo Park parted, and lo, Mark Zuckerberg spoke of privacy.Read more...
Tags: Mark Zuckerberg, Science, Instagram, Whatsapp, Menlo Park, Thus Spake Zuckathustra, Big Boy Time


'The Voice' contestant Janice Freeman dead at 33

Freeman's former coach Miley Cyrus paid tribute on Instagram, posting a photo of a rainbow with the caption, "This represents you perfectly."
Tags: Science, Instagram, Miley Cyrus, Voice, Freeman, Janice Freeman


Facebook Is Suing Four Chinese Companies for Allegedly Selling Fake Accounts

Facebook is suing four companies and three individuals based in China it alleges have been creating and “promoting the sale of fake accounts, likes and followers” on Facebook and its subsidiary Instagram, as well as other social media sites, the company announced on Friday. In addition to the alleged efforts to create…Read more...
Tags: Facebook, Science, Technology, Instagram, China, Social Media, Courts, Bots, Trademark, Coordinated Inauthentic Behavior


Facebook Sues China-Based Companies for Selling Fake Accounts

The Chinese companies advertised and created the fake accounts over the last two years and marketed them for sale on six websites, selling them in bulk quantities, according to a complaint filed Friday in San Francisco federal court. “Fake and inauthentic accounts can be used for spam and phishing campaigns, misinformation campaigns, marketing scams, advertising fraud, and other fraud schemes which are profitable at scale,” Facebook and Instagram alleged. Facebook has came under intense scruti...
Tags: Facebook, Science, Instagram, San Francisco


Half of Child Grooming Cases Involve Facebook-Owned Platforms, UK Report Finds

Data compiled by the UK’s National Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children (NSPCC) found that in the past 18 months, over half of child grooming incidents in England and Wales where the communication method was known involved a Facebook-owned platform.Read more...
Tags: Facebook, UK, England, Science, Instagram, Wales, Whatsapp, Yikes, NSPCC, Child Grooming


The NASA Archives. 60 Years in Space.

To celebrate the organization’s first 60 years in space, The NASA Archives features 400+ photographs and rare renderings—spanning the moon landing, rovers on Mars and more. Launched in 1958, the National Aeronautics and Space Administration was the world’s first civilian space agency with a focus on peaceful exploration—despite it being founded as part of the Space Race. With notes from science and tech journalists, NASA historians, …
Tags: Books, Photography, Space, Science, Design, Photo Books, History, Nasa, Reading, Mars, National Aeronautics and Space Administration, NASA Archives


One of Solo: A Star Wars Story's Giant Explosions Was Inspired By the Slow Mo Guys on YouTube

Digital tools like 3D animation and motion capture helped revolutionize the visual effects industry, but there’s still plenty of room for practical effects to help bring the impossible to the big screen. Solo: A Star Wars Story’s VFX supervisor Julian Foddy revealed to the BBC that one of the film’s most memorable…Read more...
Tags: Photography, Science, Bbc, Slow Motion, Behind The Scenes, Visual Effects, Ilm, Special Effects, The Slow Mo Guys, Industrial Light Magic, Slo Mo, Solo A Star Wars Story, Julian Foddy


Jeff Bezos Nudes, Self-Aware Fish, and Brain Zapping: Best Gizmodo Stories of the Week

A good rule of thumb if you’re going to threaten to publish nude photos of the richest man on the planet unless he says you’re not working with the Saudi government is: Probably don’t do that! And if for some reason you are reckless enough to do that, you probably shouldn’t do so in writing!Read more...
Tags: Google, Star Wars, TV, Science, Technology, Movies, Instagram, Net Neutrality, Labor, Drugs, Horror, Funerals, China, Social Media, Star Trek, Fish


These Award-Winning Botanical Photos Belong in Alice in Wonderland 

Some photographers like to capture people; others like to capture the stories of the botanical world, from our backyards to our gardens and wildlands. That’s the premise behind the Royal Botanic Gardens at Kew’s International Garden Photographer of the Year Award, whose winners were announced Friday.Read more...
Tags: Art, Photography, Science, Plants, Alice, Royal Botanic Gardens, Flora Fauna, Kew 's International Garden


Facebook Says It Needs to Collect All Your Data to Protect Against Terrorism and Child Abuse

Facebook was slapped with a ruling in Germany today that limits how the social media giant can collect data across its multiple platforms, like WhatsApp and Instagram. And Facebook is not happy about it, to say the least. The company says it’s collecting all of that data for your own good. They’re simply using their…Read more...
Tags: Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, Science, Instagram, Privacy, Germany, Whatsapp, Surveillance, Donald Trump, Data Privacy, Sheryl Sandberg, Instagram and Facebook, Cambridge Analytica, President Trump, delete Facebook, Bundeskartellamt


Flickr: Seriously, Download Your Photos Before March 12 or Lose Them Forever

The good news is that Flickr has extended the deadline for users to download their images from its servers before it starts mass deleting photos. The bad news is that this is definitely still happening in mid-March, so really, really make it a priority this time if you want to save your stuff.Read more...
Tags: Photography, Science, Flickr, Download Your Dang Photos


Slo-Mo Footage Of a Magnet on a Trampoline Reveals its Invisible Forces

You might recall that grade-school experiment where an iron filing-covered sheet of paper draped over a magnet reveals the invisible lines of its magnetic forces. But with a strong enough magnet (the kind they won’t let you play with in school) and a miniature trampoline, you can actually see those invisible magnetic…Read more...
Tags: Photography, Science, Magnets, Slow Motion, Experiments, Slo Mo


The Tortured Case for Deleting Instagram

There are a lot of reasons to delete Facebook. The company has been violating your privacy and secretly giving away your data for years. Last year, in particular, was a bad one for the company. Still, it’s easy to forget, when thumbing through its endless stream of glamorous images, how one beloved app is a member of…Read more...
Tags: Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, Science, Instagram, Privacy, Social Media, delete Facebook, Delete Instagram


The Egg Is Now Trying to Sell Us Hulu

Well folks, it finally happened. After weeks of wondering what, exactly, the world_record_egg Instagram account was trying to promote, we finally have our answer.Read more...
Tags: Science, Instagram, Super Bowl, Kylie Jenner, Hulu, Egg, Bad Eggs


Facebook and Twitter Purge Hundreds of Fake Accounts Linked to Russia, Iran, and Venezuela

Twitter and Facebook both announced on Thursday that they’ve recently removed hundreds of accounts tied to misinformation campaigns with apparent links to Russia, Venezuela, and Iran. Facebook’s Head of Cybersecurity Policy Nathaniel Gleicher said in a call with reporters that the companies were able to identify bad…Read more...
Tags: Facebook, Twitter, Science, Instagram, Russia, Social Media, Iran, Bangladesh, Venezuela, Misinformation, Russia Iran, Russia Venezuela, Iran Facebook, Nathaniel Gleicher


Snapchat: So, About Those Public Stories That Automatically Disappear... Would You Miss Them

Snapchat owner Snap Inc. has had a rough go of it lately. Its stock, which hit the market at $17 per share (and peaked at $29.44) during its initial public offering in March 2017, is in the gutter—a high of $6.54 so far in 2019. It’s seemingly hit a wall in growth, and it’s still bleeding cash. A major update to the…Read more...
Tags: Mobile, Facebook, Apps, Twitter, Science, Technology, Instagram, Social Media, Snapchat, Snap, Snap Inc


Apple Says It Will Pay ‘Shot on iPhone’ Photo Contest Winners After Backlash

Three days after announcing its “Shot on iPhone Challenge,” Apple has updated its official rules page for the photography contest following a burst of outrage from artists on social media.Read more...
Tags: Iphone, Apple, Photography, Science, My Rent Is 1000 Exposure Dollars Sir


I Cut Facebook Out of My Life. Surprisingly, I Missed It

Week 2: FacebookRead more...
Tags: Facebook, Science, Instagram, Whatsapp, FacebookRead, Blocking The Tech Giants



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