A man who uploaded the 2016 movie Deadpool to Facebook could face six months in prison, according to a report. Over six million people reportedly watched the illegal copy of Deadpool uploaded by the man, 22-year-old Trevon Franklin, before he was arrested in June 2017.According to Gizmodo, the sentencing position document declared that, “the government recommends the high-end sentence of six months’ imprisonment, to be followed by a one-year term of supervised release, and a mandatory special assessment of $100,” and claimed Franklin “flouted the law” in a “brazen and public manner,” by ignoring warnings and preparing to post more illegal copies of other movies. The document also noted that despite comments informing Franklin that the post was illegal, Franklin “responded on Facebook by insisting he wouldn’t be punished.” “I got the ultimate way out of this, yall might be surprised on how I won’t go to … [Read more...] about Report: Man Who Uploaded ‘Deadpool’ Movie to Facebook Could Face Six Months in Prison
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Snap faced the music in a new and very real way this week. The company’s first earnings report, after going public in March, disappointed investors and fell short of expectations on almost every metric.The makers of Snapchat reported a $2.2 billion loss in the first quarter on almost $150 million in revenue and user growth slowed to its lowest rate in years. Shares took a nosedive and remain down by more than 20 percent at the week’s end.[ Related: Snap soars on IPO, now what? ]The Los Angeles-based company added 8 million new daily users during the quarter, which marks a year-over-year growth rate of 36 percent, but the company was adding new users at a rate of 52 percent one year ago. Snapchat added 5 million new daily users in the previous quarter, leading up to its initial public offering. It ended the quarter with 166 million daily active users.Post-IPO declines are the norm for social firmsWhile the declines are troubling, disappointing earnings results following an … [Read more...] about Why you need to stop comparing Snap to Facebook
The folks at EuclidIQ have come up with a clever way to publish short videos in a single upload to your social media accounts. But those with frequent sharing habits will have to pay for the privilege.UptiiQ (free in the App Store, with in-app purchases) is marketed as a “video converter tool for social media,” but it’s really just an iPhone app designed to save time by posting videos to Facebook, YouTube, and/or Twitter all at once (sorry, Instagram and Vimeo fans). Rather than upload the same file to three different services, UptiiQ conserves bandwidth by first sending videos to their own servers, then processes and posts to each of the connected services.The app features a straightforward user interface with only three buttons. New videos can be recorded directly inside the app from the Upload Video tab, or selected from the iOS Photos library. There’s no way to navigate folders—thumbnails are sorted in descending order with most recent at the top, … [Read more...] about UptiiQ review: Post videos to three social networks at once from a single upload
The head of Facebook Messenger says the app became cluttered, but the company will look to simplify the app. Facebook Messenger will put an emphasis on audio and video chatting in 2018. Messenger is also trying to make customer service easier by allowing users to chat with companies. Facebook’s head of Messenger David Marcus published a new blog post detailing the issues the company sees with Messenger and what it is going to do to address them. Facebook is responding to feedback about the app that has spiraled from a messenger app to a little bit of everything. This follows up a recent announcement that Facebook is changing how your News Feed will look.“The app became too cluttered,” Marcus admitted in his blog post. “Expect to see us invest in massively simplifying and streamlining Messenger this year.” Facebook Messenger has added chatbots, advertisements, games. It also added AR features to take on Snapchat. All of those additions … [Read more...] about Changes are coming to Facebook Messenger with simplicity in mind
In what will be an obvious push to keep users within its platform, Twitter Chairman Jack Dorsey has been sharing some new pictures on his stream. The photos show filtering without the apparent use of a third party platform.Twitter customers that use Instagram may have noticed that pictures taken using that photo-filter app are no longer posting correctly to Twitter. Unfortunately, that is not a bug. Since Instagram is now part of Facebook, it recently deactivated the "cards" feature enabling clean viewing of pictures in Twitter. Twitter recently disabled the “find my Twitter friends” feature on Instagram. The game has certainly heated up between the two services. To that end, Twitter will be introducing its own filter features to its native applications, which would effectively eliminate the need for a third party application. How many filters there will ultimately be is not know, Jack’s pictures have only shown black and white images. The … [Read more...] about Twitter to introduce picture filters before the holidays?