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Hello Kitty fans ‘fluff their ears’ as Sanrio’s cafe truck rolls into Torrance

by Megan Garringer, Contributing writer After a dreary week of rain, a bright pink pop-up shop selling whimsical treats and merchandise was exactly what the South Bay needed. On Saturday morning, the Hello Kitty Cafe Truck came back to the South Bay for the first time since summer. Sanrio’s famous truck made an appearance at the Del Amo Fashion Center in Torrance, bringing lines and smiles. When the pop-up shop opened at 10 a.m., the wait in line was nearly 40 minutes. Nick Gatelein, who said he...
Tags: Facebook, Hollywood, Instagram, California, US, Sport, Soccer, Orange County, Hello Kitty, Sanrio, Lee, South Bay, Torrance, Pelosi, Kitty, Christine Lee

Mark Zuckerberg's Mentor 'Shocked and Disappointed' -- But He Has a Plan

Early Facebook investor Roger McNamee published a scathing 3,000-word article adapted from his new book Zucked: Waking Up to the Facebook Catastrophe. Here's just one example of what's left him "shocked and disappointed": Facebook (along with Google and Twitter) has undercut the free press from two directions: it has eroded the economics of journalism and then overwhelmed it with disinformation. On Facebook, information and disinformation look the same; the only difference is that disinformatio...
Tags: Apple, Google, Amazon, Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, Twitter, Tech, Alexa, Facebook News Feed, McNamee, Facebook Google, Google Home, Roger McNamee, Facebook Catastrophe Here

Are ‘10-Year Challenge’ Photos a Boon to Facebook’s Facial Recognition Technology?

The meme encourages people to post a photo of themselves from 10 years and one from today. It’s just a drop in a big bucket of data Facebook has already amassed.
Tags: Facebook, Photography, News, Privacy, Face, Social Media, Facial Recognition, Facial Recognition Technology, Facebook Inc, Computers and the Internet, Data-Mining and Database Marketing, 10YearChallenge

Jeff Kush – “Whiplash”

Closing out 2018 with two buzzworthy singles, “Get Active” and “Jolly Rancher”. Jeff Kush shows no signs of slowing down as he enters 2019 with a brand new song, titled, “Whiplash”. Produced by Penacho, the West Chester-native continues showcasing his superior lyrical abilities on the track. Covered in sauce, slick rhymes, witty metaphors, and knockout punchlines, Kush is emerging as one of the biggest new artists to watch in 2019. “Whiplash” is apart of Kush’s current campaign for a highly-...
Tags: Facebook, Instagram, Jazz, Whiplash, Singles, West Chester, Kush, Penacho, Jeff Kush, Soundcloud Follow Jeff Kush, Kush Network, Jolly Rancher Jeff Kush

How to stop Facebook advertisers snooping on your private life

A series of Facebook privacy scandals , and the company's sometimes questionable efforts to clean up after them, have seen tech commentators like Bill Bennett and Paul Brislen leave the social network.Me, I'm sticking with it.... [Author: [email protected]]
Tags: Facebook, Business, Bill Bennett, Paul Brislen

Krystian Bielik accidentally kicked in groin by Charlton pitch invader (Video)

In League One soccer action from England, Charlton Athletic midfielder Krystian Bielik was accidentally kicked in the groin by a clumsy pitch invader as the team celebrated the winning goal in Saturday's match against Accrington Stanley.After 90 minutes of scoreless action, Charlton forward Karlan Grant converted a penalty kick in injury time to break the tie. Some fans came out of the stands to celebrate with Grant in the corner of the pitch as his teammates joined him. One Charlton fan came ...
Tags: Facebook, Sport, Accrington Stanley, Grant, Charlton Athletic, Charlton, Michael James, Krystian Bielik, England Charlton Athletic, Karlan Grant, Bielek

Facebook reportedly developing LOL meme app to try to appeal to teens

Facebook is reportedly developing an app named LOL, which will feature memes in the form of funny videos and GIF-like clips. The app is said to be in testing in a very limited private beta, but sources said that the app is "cringey." The post Facebook reportedly developing LOL meme app to try to appeal to teens appeared first on Digital Trends.
Tags: Facebook, News, Trends, Social Media, Lol, Meme

Report: The FTC May Slam Facebook With 'Record-Setting' Fine Over User Privacy

Federal Trade Commission staff assessing whether social media giant Facebook violated a legally binding user privacy agreement with the agency are considering slapping the company with a “record-setting fine,” the Washington Post reported Friday, citing “three people familiar with the deliberations but not authorized…Read more...
Tags: Facebook, Science, Technology, Privacy, Washington Post, Social Media, Cybersecurity, Fines, Federal Trade Commission, Ftc, Cambridge Analytica, delete Facebook

Magnus Paajarvi wipes out during goal celebration (Video)

Ottawa Senators left winger Magnus Paajarvi fell over during his goal celebration in Friday night's NHL game at Carolina.Paajarvi knocked a rebound into the net to break open the scoring at the 15:43 mark of the first period. He lifted up one leg and pumped his fist, then suddenly lost his balance and fell on his side.Fortunately, Paajarvi was OK and was able to laugh about it afterwards, which means it's OK for us to laugh at him as well. So let's watch Paajarvi's fall in an infinite loop, sh...
Tags: Facebook, Sport, NHL, Ottawa Senators, Magnus Paajarvi, Paajarvi, Michael James, Carolina Paajarvi

Suspended pairs skating champion John Coughlin dies at 33

John Coughlin, a two-time U.S. pairs champion recently suspended from figure skating, died by suicide in Kansas City, Missouri. He was 33. U.S. Figure Skating released a statement Saturday and cited his sister, Angela Laune. The sister said in a Facebook post that her “wonderful, strong, amazingly compassionate brother John Coughlin took his own life. […]
Tags: Facebook, News, Sports, Nation, Kansas City Missouri, John Coughlin, Angela Laune

'I Got Death Threats For Writing a Bad Review of Aquaman'

The Huffington Post recently published a post by one of the 300 members of the Broadcast Film Critics Association -- and a contributing writer to Variety. I saw "Aquaman" on a brisk Monday morning in December. Though I appreciated that star Jason Momoa didn't take himself too seriously while playing an underwater superhero, the glut of CGI effects distracted me from the story. Which was hollow and nonsensical anyway. As with every movie I watch -- up to four a week, hundreds a year -- I expresse...
Tags: Facebook, Tech, Suicide Squad, Aquaman, Jason Momoa, Huffington Post, Variety, Broadcast Film Critics Association, Bcoz

#10YearChallenge: Harmless Trend or Boon to Facial Recognition Technology?

The meme encourages people to post a photo of themselves from 10 years and one from today. It’s just a drop in a big bucket of data Facebook has already amassed.
Tags: Facebook, Photography, News, Privacy, Face, Social Media, Facial Recognition, Facial Recognition Technology, Facebook Inc, Computers and the Internet, Data-Mining and Database Marketing, 10YearChallenge

Why it's so easy to believe that the '10-year challenge' is a grand Facebook conspiracy

In the Japanese animated series Ghost in the Shell, there is a villain called the Laughing Man who has always stayed with me. At first he appears to be a prolific hacker orchestrating a series of daring crimes, always managing to... [Author: [email protected]nz]
Tags: Facebook, Business, Shell

Women’s March Returns To DC, Other Cities

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Women’s March returned to Washington on Saturday and found itself coping with an ideological split and an abbreviated route due to the government shutdown. The original march in 2017, the day after President Donald Trump’s inauguration, drew hundreds of thousands of people. The exact size of the turnout remains subject to a politically charged debate, but it’s generally regarded as the largest Washington protest since the Vietnam era. Organizer this year submitted a perm...
Tags: Facebook, New York, News, Washington, White House, Ap, Hawaii, Vietnam, Donald Trump, National Park Service, Movement, Trump International Hotel, Pennsylvania Avenue, Nation of Islam, Mallory, Carmen Perez

How 2018 became Facebook’s worst year in privacy and security

In early December, Facebook’s developer team declared the discovery of a security bug that gave developers access to photos users hadn’t shared on their timeline, including photos they had posted in Facebook Marketplace or Stories. More worryingly, apps could find access to images users might have uploaded to Facebook but didn’t post anywhere. For example, this could be pictures you uploaded to a profile update you abandoned and did not complete. These are pictures that users haven’t shared with...
Tags: Startups, Facebook, Syndication, Facebook Marketplace

Boo, the Internet's favorite Pomeranian, dies of 'broken heart', owner says

Boo, a social media superstar, had over 16 millions followers on Facebook and was often photographed next to his companion Buddy, who died in 2017.            [Author: USA TODAY]
Tags: Facebook, Usa, News, Usa Today

Boeing started a trade dispute with Canada, but Airbus and Alabama ended up being the winners

Airbus broke ground on its new Airbus A220 assembly plant in Mobile, Alabama. The construction of the Mobile plant is the latest chapter in a trade complaint filed by Boeing against Canada's Bombardier.  The new $300 million-plant will assemble aircraft destined for the A220's North American customers such as Delta, and JetBlue. This week, a brand new $300 million Airbus jetliner assembly plant broke ground in Mobile, Alabama and it's the culmination of a trade dispute Boeing launched with Ca...
Tags: Facebook, US, Alabama, Trends, Atlanta, Canada, Delta, Airbus, Tsa, Montreal, Quebec, Boeing, United, Jetblue, Business Insider, Bombardier

FightLite MXR Subgun Product Announcement

FightLite MXR Subgun Melbourne, FL –  -( FightLite Industries, the country’s leading manufacturer of innovative, mission-configurable firearms, parts and accessories announces the official production launch of its caliber and magazine convertible FightLite MXR! The new patent-pending FightLite MXR is a multi-caliber, pistol cartridge platform that is primarily chambered for 9mm NATO and is caliber convertible at the user level without tools to include .22LR, 9mm NATO, .357 Sig, ...
Tags: Facebook, Usa, Guns, Nato, Paris, Las Vegas, Bataclan, CNC, FN, Melbourne Florida, Firearm News, Sands Convention Center, Geoffrey Herring, FightLite Industries, ARES Defense Systems Inc, USA s Space Coast

These Are The Best Photography Podcasts Out There, So Take A Listen

Are you after the best photography podcasts you can listen to right now…well here we give you a comprehensive list of our favourites and we do think that they are the very best photography podcasts out there. I mean, what a great time to be alive! I still remember when in 2005 Apple announced their version of iTunes that featured podcast support, it was amazing. A whole world of content possibilities was at our fingertips, and I was thrilled. Nowadays, Podcasts are still a very important thing, ...
Tags: Apple, Facebook, Utah, Photography, Los Angeles, Martin Taylor, Chris, Camera Craft, Andrew, Jeff, Bryan Caporicci, Martin Bailey, College of DuPage, Corriere della Sera, Chris Marquardt, Valerie

Everybody thinks Facebook Stories is a lame Snapchat clone, but it's showing signs of being a huge sleeper hit (FB)

Facebook's Stories feature might be one of the company's biggest hits in 2019. The feature got a lukewarm response when it was introduced in 2017, with many writing it off as a shameless clone of one of Snapchat's best features.  But one analyst predicts half of Facebook's daily users will be using it before too long.  And the glossy, eye-catching Stories format might enable more premium advertising, netting Facebook even more advertising dollars. The reception to Facebook's Stories feature h...
Tags: Apple, Facebook, Instagram, Trends, Myanmar, FBS, Signal, Rosenblatt Securities, Cambridge Analytica, Facebook Stories, Mark Zgutowicz, Instagram Facebook Stories FBS, Zgutowicz

Photography news: Careful, self-driving cars can ruin your camera sensor

In this week's photography news, learn how self-driving cars destroyed a digital camera via lasers. Find out how many patents Canon filed for in 2018. Read about what Tamron lenses are available for the Nikon Z6. The post Photography news: Careful, self-driving cars can ruin your camera sensor appeared first on Digital Trends.
Tags: Facebook, Photography, News, Trends, Nikon, Canon, Tamron, Photography News

From WhatsApp to Alexa : why the ad-free era is over

As we grow wiser to marketing, advertisers are finding new ways and places to plug productsWe’ve weaned ourselves off banner advertisements, with a fifth of us using ad blockers in our internet browsers, according to research firm eMarketer. So-called “native advertising” online, where advertising is presented in a similar way to editorial, has failed to take off. A US study last year from found native advertising is no better at getting us to buy than standard online ads.“Consumers are very goo...
Tags: Amazon, Facebook, Technology, Media, Instagram, Social Networking, Advertising, US, Snapchat, Whatsapp, Online Shopping, Alexa, Amazon Alexa, Huddersfield University, Lisa Du Lieu

Two Collared Doves

Some time ago, I wrote about the bird that is a common avian continuity error in period dramas set in Britain. The familiar “coo-coo-cooo” call of the Collared Dove (Streptopelia decaocto) would not have been heard in this green and pleasant land until well after the Second World War. The species had simply not spread its wings to settle on this sceptred isle from its native habitat of The Balkans. As such, you should not be able to hear its plaintive call while Mr Darcy steps sodden from that l...
Tags: Facebook, Europe, UK, England, Birds, Britain, Nancy, Mediterranean, Robin, Isles, East, Bennett, Joshua, Southern Africa, Sotheby, Darcy

I don't trust Facebook, but I can't quit it either (FB)

My trust in Facebook has eroded to all-time lows, especially after the company's past year of scandals. Yet, I can't bring myself to quit Facebook, and I don't think it's going to happen anytime soon. Facebook had a rough 2018. My colleague Rob Price put together a list of Facebook scandals in 2018, and the list goes on and on. Seriously, go read it — especially if you have a Facebook account. I've read through Rob's list several times now, and several items horrify me personally. Between Fac...
Tags: Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, Trends, Myanmar, Rob, Rob Price, Cambridge Analytica

Oodles of Classic Doctor Who Episodes Streaming Free Online This Month

A quick fyi: This month, Twitch is presenting a marathon streaming of classic Doctor Who episodes. Continuing through January 25th, they plan to broadcast "11 to 12 hours of new episodes per day (~27 episodes), repeating once so you can catch Doctor Who nearly 24 hours a day, every day..." Stream the episodes right above, or here on Twitch. Follow Open Culture on Facebook and   Twitter and  share intelligent media with your friends. Or better yet, sign up for our daily email and get a ...
Tags: Google, Facebook, Television, College, Bbc, Sci Fi, Facebook Twitter, Vincent Van Gogh

US regulators said to impose a record-setting fine against Facebook for privacy violations

According to a new report from WSJ, U. S regulators have met to discuss imposing a record-setting fine against Facebook for violating a legally binding agreement with the government to protect the privacy of its users' personal data. The fine under consideration at the Federal Trade Commission would mark the first action levied against Facebook in the United States since reports emerged in March about the Cambridge Analytica. The penalty is expected to be much larger than the $22.5 million fi...
Tags: Google, Facebook, US, Blogging, United States, Rumors, Federal Trade Commission, Ftc, Cambridge Analytica, WSJ U S

Facebook said to be secretly working on LOL meme hub app

After Facebook Watch, Lasso, and IGTV, the company has been quietly developing another product targeted at the teens. According to a new report, the company has spent months building LOL which is a special feed of funny videos and GIF-like clips. The product is divided into categories like “For You,” “Animals,” “Fails,” “Pranks” and more with content pulled from News Feed posts by top meme Pages on Facebook. LOL is currently in private beta with around 100 high school students who signed non-...
Tags: Facebook, Apps, Blogging, Rumors, Lol, Facebook LOL, Facebook Watch Lasso

Texas Daycare Workers Fired Over Disturbing Video Showing One of Them Yanking Black Girl By Her Hair

Disturbing video footage showing a daycare worker in Texas yanking a little black girl by her hair has gone viral on social media, and the two women involved have been fired.The video shows a woman pulling the child by her hair as the little girl dozes in and out of sleep at the lunch table.“Stand up!” the woman yells, forcing the child upright, as another woman behind the camera giggles.“Olivia, what are you doing on the floor?” the woman says to another child who looks drowsy and out of it. “S...
Tags: Facebook, Texas, Jazz, Wilson, Rangel, Lubbock Texas, MacKenzie, LPD, Lubbock Police Department, KAMC News, Texas Department of Family and Protective Services, Atlanta Black Star, LaQuitta Wilson, Texas Daycare Workers, Daycare Workers Police, KAMC News Once

Ryan Johansen smashes Mark Scheifele in head with high stick (Video)

Nashville Predators center Ryan Johansen smashed Winnipeg Jets center Mark Scheifele in the head with a high stick during Thursday night's NHL game at the Bridgestone Arena.It happened at about the 16:30 mark of the first period as Johansen and Scheifele were fighting for the puck in the corner of the Predators zone. As Scheifele tapped the puck over to a teammate along the boards, Johansen spun around and whacked Scheifele with a tomahawk chop using his stick. The referees stopped play immedi...
Tags: Facebook, Sport, Nashville, Jets, NHL, Bridgestone Arena, Winnipeg Jets, Johansen, Ryan Johansen, Scheifele, Mark Scheifele, Michael James

George W. Bush treats Secret Service detail to pizza

DALLAS (AP) — Former President George W. Bush treated his Secret Service detail to pizza to show his appreciation for their service without paychecks during the partial government shutdown. A photo posted on Bush’s Instagram and Facebook pages shows him delivering pizzas to the detail. On his posting, Bush said he and wife Laura “are […]
Tags: Facebook, News, Instagram, Ap, Nation, Dallas, Secret Service, George W Bush, Bush, Laura