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Rumors Allege Gatwick Drone Chaos Conspiracy

Remember that meltdown that basically paralyzed air traffic at Gatwick airport in the UK during the busy holiday travel season in late 2018? Well, the mystery as to who or what was behind the... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
Tags: Photography, UK, News, Gatwick


These Olympus commercials from the 1980s show that attitudes towards gear never really change

Those of us in the UK who grew up in the 1980s will mostly remember George Cole as the lovable rogue Arthur Daley in the TV show Minder, which ran from 1979 until 1994. But this wasn’t all he was doing. In the ’80s, he was also moonlighting in adverts for Olympus, along with legendary […] The post These Olympus commercials from the 1980s show that attitudes towards gear never really change appeared first on DIY Photography.
Tags: Photography, UK, News, Olympus, Commercial, Advertisement, David Bailey, Arthur Daley, George Cole


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


We Are Social’s Monday Mashup #434

UK reports examine Facebook’s practices The results are in from the UK Government’s Cairncross Review, a report examining the health of U.K. news media and digital advertising. It recommends the creation of new official “codes of conduct” for news publishers that deal with Facebook and Google. It also called for the creation of a regulatory body to make sure the platforms were actually delivering on promises to clamp down on the spread of fake news. This was followed by another report from the U...
Tags: Google, Facebook, UK, London, Instagram, India, US, Seo, Lego, Reddit, Jack Dorsey, Mashup, Cpc, Ama, Facebook Twitter, Facebook Instagram


Celebrating the UK's national parks at 70 – in pictures

Winning and shortlisted images from the Campaign for National Parks photo competition capture the beauty and diversity of these landscapes Continue reading...
Tags: Travel, Photography, UK, National Parks, Travel Photography, United Kingdom Holidays, Parks and Green Spaces


I Tried the Copper Hair Trend Everyone's Talking About, and It's Even Better Than I Expected

Copper hair is nothing new, but it's certainly caught the attention of everyone in Hollywood and has since trickled its way into almost every Instagram hair account as well as everyday life. After seeing Julianne Hough debut the hue last year, I pledged I'd follow suit and give it a go myself. I did my research, which consisted of creating a hair inspiration board on Instagram, and called in the professional I truly trusted with such a major hair makeover, Jack Howard, colorist at UK's Paul Edm...
Tags: UK, Hollywood, Instagram, Beauty, Hair, Julianne Hough, Schwarzkopf, Ginger, Howard, Jack Howard, Hair Color, Beauty Expert, Paul Edmonds Salon


“Upskirting” in the UK can now get you up to 2 years in prison

After initially being blocked by a single lawmaker, the bill that punishes upskirting has now become law. Starting in April 2019, people who take photos under someone’s clothing without their consent could end up in jail for up to two years. It took 18 months to make upskirting a criminal offense. It started when Gina […] The post “Upskirting” in the UK can now get you up to 2 years in prison appeared first on DIY Photography.
Tags: Photography, UK, Legal, News, Prison, Law, Illegal, Jail, Gina, Illegal Photography, Upskirting, Upskirt Photography


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


Instagram and Facebook will start censoring ‘graphic images’ of self-harm

In light of a recent tragedy, Instagram is updating the way it handles pictures depicting self-harm. Instagram and Facebook announced changes to their policies around content depicting cutting and other forms of self harm in dual blog posts Thursday. The changes comes about in light of the 2017 suicide of a 14 year old girl named Molly Russell, a UK resident who took her own life in 2017. Following her death, her family discovered that Russell was engaged with accounts that depicted and promoted...
Tags: Social, Startups, TC, Facebook, UK, Instagram, Social Media, Mental Health, Self Harm, United Kingdom, Russell, Online Communities, Suicide Prevention, Adam Mosseri, Mosseri, Molly Russell


Instagram is going to ban all graphic images of self-harm after it was blamed for the suicide of a British teenager

Instagram is banning all graphic images of self-harm. It follows the social network being blamed for the suicide of British teenager, Molly Russell. Instagram boss Adam Mosseri said "we are not where we need to be on self-harm and suicide." Banning graphic content is one of four steps he laid out to make the platform safer. Instagram's new boss has promised to ban all graphic images of self-harm after the social network was blamed for the suicide of a British teenager. Adam Mosseri has been i...
Tags: Apple, Facebook, UK, London, Instagram, Trends, Bbc, Ian, Hancock, Jeremy Wright, National Suicide Prevention Lifeline, Samaritans, Matt Hancock, Adam Mosseri, Mosseri, Molly Russell


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


Why the UK is taking on social networks over child safety

Worries are growing about the destructive effects of algorithms on the youngSocial networks are facing a new legislative crackdown as worries about child safety online mount.While all sides agree that protecting children online is of paramount importance, the calls have led to a tense conflict between larger social networks, who argue that they cannot be held to an expectation of perfection, and the government, which is increasingly threatening to redefine the roles of internet companies if they...
Tags: Facebook, UK, Technology, Media, Pinterest, Instagram, Social Networking, Children, Internet, Society, Child protection, Internet Safety


21 Savage’s True Origin Story as a British Immigrant Leaves Trap Music Fans Stunned After ICE Arrest

In 2019, it’s not completely shocking that a rapper’s real life doesn’t live up to the “thug” backstory he’s concocted for himself.For example, Rick Ross, the tatted up gangsta rapper was, in fact, a correctional officer at one point.Tekashi 6ix9ine, who claimed to be born and bred for the street life, is in fact just a goofy kid named Daniel Hernandez who ended up falling in with the wrong crowd. His true “street” colors shined through when he recently ratted on his former gang friends.So when ...
Tags: UK, Celebs, London, Instagram, Celebrity Arrests, Immigration, Atlanta, Daily Mail, United States, Hip Hop, Ice, Pop Culture, Jazz, Rick Ross, Savage, Breakfast Club


The Daily Edit – Motorcyclist: Amy Shore

Motorcyclist Photographer: Amy Shore Heidi: How did this assignment come about, did you bring the idea to them? Amy: I had heard about the Malle London Great Mile previously and always thought it sounded amazing! But then I was approached by a German journalist to join the event for a number of magazines. I got to ride and photograph the journey. It was one of the best assignments I’ve ever been asked to photograph! I loved it so much as an assignment, myself and my fiancé have boo...
Tags: Photography, UK, Scotland, Honda, The Daily Edit, Amy, Amy Shore, Amy Shore Heidi, Malle London Great Mile


Facebook ads promising…

The two Facebook ads I posted a couple of days ago have been selling books like gangbusters! And making a profit? Well, let’s not get ahead of ourselves… It’s the best pay-per-click ad response I’ve ever had. My targeting is nothing different from what I’ve done before, just the ads are different. I’m targeting US and UK, to similar authors mostly. Yesterday I sold 18 books, including one reader who bought the whole Last Mayor series in one go – 9 books. Normally I sell 1 or 2 a day. From Feb 1-...
Tags: Facebook, Photography, UK, Writing, Marketing, US


Instagram's most-liked egg is actually a mental health advert

The image of an egg, which is Instagram's most liked photo ever, is part of a mental health campaign.
Tags: UK, News, Instagram


Kodak Film Business Could Be for Sale

Right on the heels of the return of Ektachrome in 120 and sheet formats comes word that Kodak Alaris might be looking for a suitor to buy its Paper, Photochemical, and Film division. And they want to do it pretty quickly according to PetaPixel with a target date of March 2019. Image via Wendy Wei from Pexels.com. The Kodak web of companies is complex. In 2012 the company went bankrupt and, in order to pay down its debts, the imaging divisions were sold to the UK Kodak Pension Plan. Kodak Alari...
Tags: Photography, UK, News, Kodak, PPF, Kodak Alaris, PetaPixel, Pexels, Eastman Kodak Company, Kodak Moments, Alaris, Wendy Wei, Kodak Pension Plan Kodak Alaris, Marc Jourlait, Jourlait, Consumer Imaging


Instagram to blur self-harm images after Molly Russell's suicide

“I have been deeply moved by the tragic stories that have come to light this past month of Molly Russell and other families affected by suicide and self-harm,” wrote Instagram chief executive Adam Mosseri in a Telegraph op-ed today. “Even as a parent, I cannot begin to imagine what these families are going through and my thoughts go out to them.” With those words, Instagram began its announcement of new features to make it a little harder for users to view images of self-harm, which he says wil...
Tags: Health, Post, UK, News, Instagram, Children, Suicide, Youth, Social Media, Mental Health, Depression, Telegraph, Self-harm, The Telegraph, Pinterest Instagram, Picks


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


Instagram's boss says it's not doing enough to catch self-harm images before they are discovered by users

Head of Instagram Adam Mosseri admitted in an op-ed that Instagram isn't doing enough to catch images of self-harm and suicide before they reach other users. The article follows the suicide of British teenager Molly Russell, whose family subsequently found she'd been viewing graphic images of self-harm on Instagram. Mosseri is due to meet with UK Health Secretary Matt Hancock, who has warned social media companies that if they fail to regulate themselves, the government will to step in. Head ...
Tags: Apple, Facebook, UK, Instagram, Trends, Conservative, Bbc, Daily Telegraph, Hancock, Kamal Ahmed, Samaritans, Matt Hancock, Adam Mosseri, Mosseri, Molly Russell, UK Health


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


Instagram: Girl tells how she was 'hooked' on self-harm images

Libby's father says he reported disturbing content to Instagram, but the company did nothing.
Tags: UK, News, Instagram, Libby


UK retailers jump the gun on the Panasonic S1 and S1R mirrorless cameras

Well, it’s (almost) official. The launch of the Panasonic S1 and S1R full-frame mirrorless cameras was expected in March, presumably, so they could tease them at The Photography Show, and then show them off properly at Photokina. Since Photokina was cancelled, however, Panasonic let out a new teaser letting us know to expect an announcement […] The post UK retailers jump the gun on the Panasonic S1 and S1R mirrorless cameras appeared first on DIY Photography.
Tags: Photography, UK, News, Panasonic, Full Frame Mirrorless, Panasonic Mirrorless, L Mount, Panasonic S1, Panasonic S1R, Photokina Since Photokina


The Daily Edit – Wired UK: Christie Hemm Klok

Wired UK Creative Director: Andrew Diprose Photo Director: Dalia Nassimi Acting Photo Director:  Cindy Parthonaud Photographer: Christie Hemm Klok Heidi: What type of direction did you get from the magazine? Christie: I got a lot of direction from the magazine. When Cindy Parthonaud, the acting photo director at the time, approached me about the shoot she had a pretty clear vision in mind. She referenced an image that I had taken for WIRED US back when I worked in house for them of ...
Tags: Photography, UK, US, The Daily Edit, Christie, Abraham, Cindy, Abraham Attah, Andrew Diprose, Christie Hemm Klok, Cayce Clifford, Dalia Nassimi, Cindy Parthonaud, Christie Hemm Klok Heidi


Love in Berlin: Intimate Portraits of Berlin Couples

The intimate photography project comecloser.berlin is the creation of Berlin-based photographer Julia Liebisch and captures the dynamic of a variety of different couples from Berlin. Her curiosity and devotion towards authentic documentary photography lead her towards the idea of capturing people’s most precious possession – the love towards their significant other. She is devoted to capturing real life and imperfect stories, far away from the staged images, our eyes are already very used to dai...
Tags: Portrait, Photography, Fashion, UK, Couples, Germany, Berlin, India, Love, Relationship, People, Stories, Julia, Julia Liebisch


Instagram is down for some users (FB)

Instagram is down for some users. It's not clear exactly how many people are affected, or what's causing the outage. Business Insider has reached out to the Facebook-owned photo sharing app for more information. The app's news feed is refusing to refresh for some users, while the homepage on desktop won't load. Down Detector, a website that tracks outages of popular websites, reported a spike in users saying Instagram was down on Monday, with particular hotspots on both coasts of the United Sta...
Tags: Apple, Facebook, UK, Instagram, Trends, United States, Xiaomi



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