Are you willing to strip bare to protest censorship on social media? An artist has organized an event to challenge Facebook and Instagram’s “Community Guidelines” by organizing a large-scale nude photography shoot in New York City this June called #WeTheNipple. 1872 Time Capsule Includes California Gold Rush Lore Artist Spencer Tunick and the National Coalition Against Censorship are organizing to have hundreds of nude bodies "take a stance in the streets of New York City" against censorship of art on big social media platforms. The event is happening June 2, though specifics on the street location haven't been released. Dad Finds Shirtless Man in 12-Year-Old Girl's Closet The man told investigators the 12-year-old girl's had invited him over for sex -- and that he'd thought she was 21. Now the girl's father is sounding the alarm. KPRC's Rose-Ann Aragon reports. (Published Saturday, April 13, 2019) “I hope to make a new nude … [Read more...] about Calling All Exhibitionists! Artist Wants Hundreds to Pose Naked in NYC Streets in Social Media Censorship Protest
Breaking News Emails Get breaking news alerts and special reports. The news and stories that matter, delivered weekday mornings. SUBSCRIBE April 16, 2019, 8:40 PM GMT By Olivia Solon and Cyrus Farivar REDWOOD CITY, Calif. — Ted Kramer seemed on edge. While sitting at a Starbucks recently talking to a reporter, he kept looking over his shoulder mid-conversation, scanning people and cars passing by. For years, Kramer, 35, founder of the now-defunct startup app developer Six4Three, has been involved in a high-stakes legal battle with Facebook. He suspects the technology company has hired people to surveil him, because he says he has seen people taking photos outside his San Francisco apartment. Facebook says the surveillance claim is “absolute fantasy” and denied monitoring Kramer. While Kramer’s concern sounds far-fetched, it’s far from the most bizarre thing about his lawsuit, which has prompted an investigation by the British Parliament and shows … [Read more...] about Inside bikini-photo startup Six4Three’s scrappy battle to put Facebook on trial
Ted Talk organizers today hosted a conversation with Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey. The conversation went mostly as planned. It centered on opportunities and challenges faced by the platform, and what it was doing to address them. But in one bit of poor planning, someone decided it’d be a good idea to feature a hashtag, #AskJackAtTED, on a projector screen behind Dorsey during the talk. Never been to TNW Conference? You. Are. Missing. Out. Get tickets Put a reviled public figure before a giant screen and let the Internet tell him what they think of him? What could possibly go wrong. It didn’t take long for Twitter trolls to sink their teeth in, reportedly forcing TED’s social media crew to pull the plug on what ended up being a really bad idea. TED hasn’t published a link to the talk yet, but we’ve got a few examples to report thanks to images shared on, well, Twitter. They ranged from the obvious… to questions about Dorsey’s … [Read more...] about Twitter users trolled Jack Dorsey so hard they had to shut off the screen during his TED Talk
Breaking News Emails Get breaking news alerts and special reports. The news and stories that matter, delivered weekday mornings. SUBSCRIBE April 16, 2019, 8:30 AM GMT By Olivia Solon and Cyrus Farivar Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg oversaw plans to consolidate the social network’s power and control competitors by treating its users’ data as a bargaining chip, while publicly proclaiming to be protecting that data, according to about 4,000 pages of leaked company documents largely spanning 2011 to 2015 and obtained by NBC News. The documents, which include emails, webchats, presentations, spreadsheets and meeting summaries, show how Zuckerberg, along with his board and management team, found ways to tap Facebook’s trove of user data — including information about friends, relationships and photos — as leverage over companies it partnered with. In some cases, Facebook would reward favored companies by giving them access to the data of its users. In … [Read more...] about Mark Zuckerberg leveraged Facebook user data to fight rivals and help friends, leaked documents show
You post a picture on Instagram and wait for the likes to roll in. That particular feature, the one that keeps you coming back to check your profile again and again, could soon come to an end. Facebook and other social media companies may have to turn off the “like” function under proposed guidelines to ensure the safety of children online. The UK’s Information Commissioner Office has released a proposed child-friendly design code that would remove aspects of social media for children under the age of 18 that encourage them to stay on the internet. Nudge techniques, including the like button and the Snapchat streak, were criticised under the code, as they help firms harvest more data about the people using them. The code, which begins its consultation process today, suggests 16 online standards that must be met, such as settings must be set to “high privacy” by default, and that only the minimum amount of … [Read more...] about Is this the end of the ‘like’ button on social media?