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  • A reminder that your Instagram photos aren’t really yours: Someone else can sell them for $90,000

    05/27/2015 8:53:39 AM PDT · by a fool in paradise · 11 replies
    Washington Post ^ | May 25, 2015 | Jessica Contrera
    ...This month, painter and photographer Richard Prince reminded us that what you post is public, and given the flexibility of copyright laws, can be shared — and sold — for anyone to see. As a part of the Frieze Art Fair in New York, Prince displayed giant screenshots of other people’s Instagram photos without warning or permission. The collection, “New Portraits,” is primarily made up of pictures of women, many in sexually charged poses. They are not paintings, but screenshots that have been enlarged to 6-foot-tall inkjet prints. According to Vulture, nearly every piece sold for $90,000 each. How is...
  • Utah Mom Finds Kids' Pictures On Adult Sites

    05/04/2015 9:28:39 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 42 replies
    A mother from Riverton, Utah makes a shocking discovery -- pictures of her children on websites connected to porn. Brittany Champagne was on Instagram Wednesday night when she came across her 8-year-old daughter’s picture on somebody else’s profile. “I clicked on there and I found a girl claiming to be 11-years-old as my daughter, and she's a bisexual cheerleader and her whole page is about gay pride,” Champagne said. This was clearly a fake account, so Champagne did some digging and made more disturbing discoveries -- pictures of Champagne herself and her 9-month-old son.
  • Disgraced US Congressman Aaron Schock Has Disappeared

    05/01/2015 1:35:47 PM PDT · by drewh · 19 replies
    News au.com ^ | May 01, 2015 5:58PM
    Just weeks ago, the 33-year-old with model good looks was an Instagram star, posting endless photographs of himself — some of them shirtless — jetsetting around the world, hobnobbing with celebs, training with troops and surfing and sunbaking in exotic locations. Now, he is the subject of a federal investigation and the target of a multi-million dollar class action. The pictures have also been used to fuel rumours that Schock is gay — an issue only because of his staunchly Republican views and the fact that he campaigned against marriage equality. On April 15, lawyer Daniel Kurowski filed a lawsuit...
  • 5 THINGS FULTON SHEEN TEACHES US ABOUT SOCIAL MEDIA

    04/13/2015 2:59:45 PM PDT · by NYer · 11 replies
    Dominican Journal ^ | April 13, 2015 | BR. PATRICK MARY BRISCOE, O.P.
    “Jesus loves you.” #JN3:16 #Easter #risn“Pray. Hope. Don’t worry.” #faith #believe“Preach the Gospel at all times” #Francis #peace #prayalwaysTwitter, Facebook, Instagram, Tumblr, Pinterest and countless other platforms are filled with almost empty Christian one-liners and other messages.  Oftentimes trite sayings are re-tweeted or shared along with some kind of exhortation to “spread the word.”  Since you’re a Christian, you can feel guilted into supporting this sort of thing, to do your share of evangelization.  Believe me, I’m committed to building up a Christian culture, but sometimes I can be downright ashamed of that content.  In the most extreme cases it...
  • Women embrace 'granny hair' trend, posting silver selfies on Instagram

    04/08/2015 8:42:25 AM PDT · by Gamecock · 42 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 1 April 2015 | Naomi Greenaway
    Full Title: Would you dare to go GREY? Women embrace 'granny hair' trend, posting silver selfies on Instagram... after mature models walked the catwalks with undyed locks _____________________________________ Whether you sprout the odd grey hair, spend hours eradicating them or let your silver locks flow free, the latest hair trend is good news for women everywhere. Instagram is awash with the grey haired images - from beauty shots featuring professional models to selfies uploaded by proud grey haired Instagrammers. For the younger granny trend followers, going grey takes serious effort in the beauty department, but for others it means emancipation...
  • Liberal Democrat ex-Mayor Hurls Large Jar of Vaseline at Governor of Maine

    04/02/2015 6:05:29 PM PDT · by bogeybob · 35 replies
    Bangor Daily News ^ | April 2, 2015 | Staff
    Maine's Governor was quickly escorted off stage at a forum in Saco, Maine, after a former Mayor and ex-Democrat legislator threw a large bottle of petroleum jelly at Lepage. The Governor's Security staff immediately escorted the perp out of the auditorium.
  • LePage town hall ends abruptly when ex-lawmaker reportedly throws ‘jar of Vaseline’

    04/02/2015 7:40:44 PM PDT · by Steven Scharf · 16 replies
    The Bangor Daily News ^ | 4-2-2015 | News Staff
    SACO, Maine — Gov. Paul LePage’s budget presentation at Thornton Academy in Saco came to an abrupt end when former Democratic state Rep. Joanne T. Twomey of Biddeford confronted the governor, according to multiple social media reports. According to social media reports, Twomey “threw a jar of Vaseline” toward the governor. Twomey reportedly was escorted from the meeting by security. A CBS 13 video shows Twomey throwing something on the stage, which did not strike LePage, as she was escorted from the building. The item was quickly retrieved by what appeared to be security personnel. In an Instagram video posted...
  • New 'Daily Show' Host: Jews are Hateful and Warlike, Calling Jews "Untermensch" is Okay

    03/31/2015 10:43:37 AM PDT · by rightistight · 41 replies
    Pundit Press ^ | 3/31/15 | Aurelius
    Jon Stewart's Daily Show replacement posted anti-Semitic tweets, has called Jews hateful, and attended an "Anti-Israel" rally. Trevor Noah, who will be taking over for Stewart, has posted a slew of anti-Semitic jokes and ramblings over the last few years. He also attended a rally against Israel last year and posted it on Instagram and defended a term used by the Nazis to call Jews inferior. Here are just a few example's of Noah's sentiments:
  • Winter blues? Rich kids of Instagram show you how to get over them

    02/10/2015 5:41:22 AM PST · by C19fan · 6 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | February 10, 2015 | Staff
    As snow batters the the eastern United States and temperatures plummet in Britain, the summer months and the chance of a holiday for some seem like a dream away. But for these kids, it is a simple and accessible reality. The wintry weather is another excuse for Instagram's wealthiest youngsters to escape in their private jets or sports cars to holiday homes and penthouses suites around the world, just to get some sun.
  • Criminal act against property going viral

    01/20/2015 12:20:08 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 47 replies
    KPRC, NBC 2, Houston TX ^ | Jan 19 2015 06:11:36 PM CST | Bill Spencer
    It is a crime spree and viral internet sensation that started in Chicago last May and is spreading across the country like wildfire. […] It's called “Put ’Em In A Coffin,” and it was created by a rap musician named VonMar, who has posted dozens of videos of himself doing it. He's even been arrested for it. Just what is “Put ’Em In A Coffin”? James McHugh, 28, lives in the Fifth Ward, and he can tell you exactly what it is, because it happened to him this past weekend. “A group of young idiots, just out for laughs, to...
  • To beat the iPhone, you have to beat the iPhone’s camera

    01/13/2015 11:09:05 PM PST · by Swordmaker · 94 replies
    The Verge ^ | January 13, 2015 10:11 am | By Vlad Savov
    Speed kills, and the iPhone goes from 0 to a good picture faster than anything else I was at Intel’s CES booth, composing a photo with my Android smartphone, when a pair of anonymous hands thrust a shining iPhone 6 Plus into my line of vision. A nonchalant tap of the camera shutter button later, the hands were pulling back, having captured a stupendously clear and sharp picture on the first attempt. By the time I’d completed my routine of setting proper focus and steadying myself, the dude who’d beaten me to a better shot with none of the effort...
  • Selena Gomez deletes mosque photo after criticism

    01/02/2015 3:26:16 PM PST · by artichokegrower · 45 replies
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | January 2, 2015
    Pop star Selena Gomez has tweeted and deleted a photograph of herself baring her ankle during a visit to a mosque in the United Arab Emirates after sparking outrage online with the inappropriate snap.
  • Selena Gomez pulls down picture that infuriated Muslims because she was displaying her ANKLES

    01/02/2015 1:55:08 PM PST · by Huntress · 69 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | 1/1/2015 | Chris Pleasance
    Pop starlet Selena Gomez was so heavily criticized for posting pictures of herself flashing her ankle inside Abu Dhabi's Grand Mosque on Instagram that she appears to have deleted the evidence altogether. A second picture, showing Gomez and fellow musicians Kendall Jenner, Gigi Hadid, Cody Simpson and Shay Mitchell smiling and striking poses has also been lambasted but remained on her Instagram Thursday. Mosque visiting rules strictly ban all 'intimate behavior' including holding hands and kissing, and states that all skirts must be ankle-length. Commenting on the picture, Alaa Almitwally said: 'Disrecpectful! It's a religion place not a place to...
  • Coffee Shop Owner Who Called Jews ‘Greedy’ on Instagram Was ‘Misunderstood’ (Brooklyn NY)

    10/03/2014 4:59:44 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 26 replies
    DNAinfo New York ^ | October 2, 2014 1:49pm | Serena Dal
    A Bushwick coffee shop owner whose Instagram post called Jews “greedy infiltrators” told DNAinfo New York Thursday that his post was “misunderstood” and that people reacted so severely to it “because they identify so much with their race.” Bushwick native Michael Avila, 31, opened The Coffee Shop at 203 Wilson Ave. this summer in the hopes that it would become a place for the community. He’s had several customers come in describing poor living conditions and the “sneaky” methods that their landlords—who he said are often Jewish—use to try to kick them out, Avila explained. He said that after two...
  • The Creepiest New Corner Of Instagram: Role-Playing With Stolen Baby Photos

    09/23/2014 7:53:23 PM PDT · by Huntress · 13 replies
    fastcompany.com ^ | 9/23/2014 | Blake Miller
    Parents say it’s a form of digital kidnapping. Instagram isn’t sure what to say. The followers were the first sign of trouble. There were 20 new ones following Jenny on Instagram--an unusually large burst of attention for the married mother of three from Charlotte, North Carolina. Then two private messages arrived, with warnings that barely made sense. “The women told me they saw a photo of my baby daughter, and a user named ‘Nikki’ was saying it was her son, Wyatt,” says Jenny, who, concerned for her privacy, asked that her last name not be used. “Nikki said he was...
  • Poorly Behaved Airline Passengers Are Being Publicly Shamed Online

    09/17/2014 3:20:55 PM PDT · by EveningStar · 30 replies
    Business Insider ^ | September 17, 2014 | Jennifer Polland
    We all know that space is cramped on airplanes, but that doesn't mean that it's acceptable to put your feet on someone else's headrest, sprawl across a row of seats when they're already occupied, or walk around the cabin barefoot. PassengerShaming.com is a website that publicly calls out the rudest, grossest airline passenger behavior by posting photos of these offending passengers on Instagram and Facebook.
  • The new Batmobile from 'Batman v. Superman' has been fully revealed

    09/10/2014 11:19:05 AM PDT · by EveningStar · 34 replies
    The Verge ^ | September 10, 2014 | Jacob Kastrenakes
    Zack Snyder gave us a gritty, black-and-white glimpse of the new Batmobile back in May, and now, thanks to some people on Instagram who happen to be near the shoot, we're now starting to get a good look at the entire vehicle. The new photos show Batman v. Superman's Batmobile parked against the side of the road — where it's clearly a lot bigger than the average car.
  • BREAKING==> Mike Brown’s Instagram Account Found: “My Hands My Ammunition”

    09/05/2014 11:44:35 AM PDT · by mandaladon · 89 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | Thursday, September 4, 2014, 11:06 PM | Jim Hoft
    Mike Brown.’s Instagram account was located. Brown describes himself: “My Hands My Ammunition” “I’m out here to claim what’s mines” And he did. Brown was caught on camera robbing a local convenience store before his death.
  • Video: Dubai Crown Prince on Top of Burj Khalifa With Super Moon

    07/14/2014 6:36:42 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 18 replies
    Emirates 24/7 ^ | Monday, July 14, 2014
    Hamdan: With every full moon comes a new beginning and with every new beginning comes opportunitiesSheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Crown Prince of Dubai, shared these pictures and video on his Instagram account of him atop the world’s tallest building - Burj Khalifa – with the Super Moon in the backgrounD. Along with the picture, Sheikh Hamdan wrote: “With every full moon comes a new beginning and with every new beginning comes opportunities! A big thank you to all my followers.” Sheikh Hamdan also posted this video: “Super moon, super city for my super followers!” Social networking...
  • Angel Haze & Ireland Baldwin: Definitely Dating ('Homophobic' Alec Baldwin's Daughter)

    06/28/2014 12:07:00 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 42 replies
    New York Magazine ^ | ALLISON P DAVIS
    <p>Angel Haze and Ireland Baldwin have been canoodling and exchanging intense/adorable message all over Instagram and Twitter for several months now, and would like us to finally acknowledge their relationship. The couple, who met at fashion week, are out and proud about their status as GFs — and they're ready for the media to be too, says Haze in an interview with The Independent.</p>
  • South Carolina Governor Nikki Haley: ‘We Will No Longer Educate Children … ’

    06/09/2014 1:52:47 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 15 replies
    New York Magazine ^ | Joe Coscarelli
    Every now and then, 140 characters are just not enough. Surely there are some children out there who could educate Nikki Haley and her social media team about the dangers of linking one's Twitter account with Instagram, because sometimes ... oh, never mind. They'll figure it out eventually.
  • Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg Summoned to Appear in Iranian Court

    05/27/2014 12:40:10 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 35 replies
    NBC Bay Area ^ | Tuesday, May 27, 2014
    A judge in southern Iran has ordered Facebook founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg to appear in court to answer complaints by individuals who say Facebook-owned applications Instagram and Whatsapp violate their privacy, semiofficial news agency ISNA reported Tuesday. It quoted Ruhollah Momen Nasab, an official with the paramilitary Basij force, as saying that the judge also ordered the two apps blocked. It is highly unlikely that Zuckerberg would appear in an Iranian court since there is no extradition treaty between Iran and the United States. Some Iranian courts have in recent years issued similar rulings that could not be carried...
  • Iran judge summons Facebook CEO to court

    05/27/2014 9:08:45 AM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 11 replies
    Yahoo! News ^ | 5/27/14 | AP
    TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — A judge in southern Iran has ordered Facebook founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg to appear in court to answer complaints by individuals who say Facebook-owned applications Instagram and Whatsapp violate their privacy, semiofficial news agency ISNA reported Tuesday. It quoted Ruhollah Momen Nasab, an official with the paramilitary Basij force, as saying that the judge also ordered the two apps blocked. It is highly unlikely that Zuckerberg would appear in an Iranian court since there is no extradition treaty between Iran and the United States. Some Iranian courts have in recent years issued similar rulings that...
  • Joe Biden Joins Instagram, Everyone’s Lives Improve Exponentially

    04/16/2014 4:29:28 PM PDT · by PaulCruz2016 · 16 replies
    Time ^ | 04-16-2014 | Samantha Grossman
    Fingers crossed for daily selfies of the Veep rocking Ray-Bans Well, it finally happened. Vice President Joe Biden has joined the selfie-snapping, brunch-loving, filter-abusing masses of Instagram, and we couldn’t be more thrilled about it. His handle is @VP and everyone should probably start following him immediately.
  • The 25 Pictures Girls Need to Stop Posting in Social Media (slide show)

    04/08/2014 3:35:13 PM PDT · by EveningStar · 39 replies
    Rant Chic ^ | November 7, 2013 | Haley Kittsmiller
    Everyday, our feeds on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram are flooded with the same old crap. Girls are going crazy taking pictures of EVERYTHING throughout their days, and subjecting their friends to this garbage on all the social media sites. These following 20 [sic] pictures are the most commonly posted, and the reason Zuckerberg gave us an 'unfriend' button.
  • Facebook, Instagram Meeting with Gun Control Groups

    02/26/2014 6:16:28 AM PST · by rktman · 16 replies
    Bretibart.com ^ | 2/25/2014 | AWR Hawkins
    Facebook and Instagram are "in talks" about gun control with Michael Bloomberg's Mayors Against Illegal Guns (MAIG) and Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America (MDA). MAIG and MDA want both social media sites to "prohibit the private selling or trading of guns on its platforms."
  • Facebook & Instagram In Talks With Gun Control Advocates Seeking To Ban Gun Sales On Social Sites

    02/24/2014 11:40:06 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 17 replies
    Forbes ^ | February 21, 2014 | Clare O'Connor
    Two of the country’s most influential gun control groups are in talks with Facebook’s legal team in an effort to see gun sales banned on the world’s largest social network and its sister site Instagram. Moms Demand Action For Gun Sense In America has partnered with Michael Bloomberg’s Mayors Against Illegal Guns to put pressure on Facebook to prohibit the private selling or trading of guns on its platforms — a practice that’s as widespread as it is unregulated. “Facebook and Instagram are enabling people to sell weapons, often with no questions asked and no background checks required,” said Mayors...
  • Madonna posts picture of 13-year-old son with liquor

    01/07/2014 7:08:02 AM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 31 replies
    Madonna posted a picture of her 13-year-old son Rocco Ritchie holding a bottle of gin Saturday on Instagram, according to the New York Daily News. "The party has just begun!" Madonna captioned the shot, which included two of Rocco's apparently underage friends holding bottles of vodka. Note to self: Tear up kids' invites to birthday parties at Madonna's house. According to E! News, the photo was taken in the Swiss Alps where the legal drinking age is 16. But, in her defense, Madonna probably never went to math class. Of course, people immediately criticized Madonna on Instagram, prompting her to...
  • Dem pushes Instagram to stop gun sales on site

    11/04/2013 1:58:56 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 10 replies
    The Hill's Hillicon Valley ^ | November 4, 2013 | Kate Tummarello
    Sen. Ed Markey (D-Mass.) on Monday asked Instagram to stop its users from selling firearms. “A growing number of Instagram’s users are conducting unregulated gun sales through Instagram’s widespread mobile and Internet application,” Markey wrote in a letter to the company on Monday, citing a Daily Beast report from last month. Markey said he is concerned that “a significant number of unlawful sales of firearms may be occurring through Instagram’s mobile and online services.” Markey noted the ability of Instagram users to remain anonymous and find gun sales through “an array of ever-expanding search terms” such as #gunsforsale, #gunstore and...
  • Gun sales booming on Instagram

    10/23/2013 7:31:59 AM PDT · by Joe Brower · 9 replies
    Fox News ^ | 10/23/13 | Jeane MacIntosh
    Gun sales booming on Instagram By Jeane MacIntoshPublished October 23, 2013New York Post The gun market is booming on Instagram. The popular photo-posting app – bought last year by Facebook for $1 billion – has become the go-to place for folks looking to buy and sell firearms on the Internet, boasting a web of private owners and professional dealers with shotguns, handguns and assault rifles for sale on the open market, according to a report by The Daily Beast. Instagram is not an e-commerce site, and has no stated policy barring firearm sales. Users of the app can readily find...
  • Biz Break: Google, Facebook and Instagram risk user backlash with privacy changes

    10/11/2013 6:09:22 PM PDT · by george76 · 8 replies
    San Jose Mercury News ^ | 10/11/2013 | Jeremy C. Owens
    Google announced Friday that it would begin placing users' activity and photos into advertisements and recommendations seen by the account-holders' Google+ contacts, similar to Facebook's "Sponsored Stories," which led to a class-action lawsuit that cost the Menlo Park company $20 million and forced it to offer members an option to opt out of such uses. "For example, your friends might see that you rated an album 4 stars on the band's Google Play page. And the +1 you gave your favorite local bakery could be included in an ad that the bakery runs through Google," the Mountain View search giant...
  • George Zimmerman trial defense attorney Don West: Controversial Instagram prompts rape threats

    07/08/2013 7:21:25 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 51 replies
    WPLG-TV ^ | July 8, 2013 | Andrea Torres and Christina Vazquez
    George Zimmerman's trial defense attorney Don West recently reported he received e-mails from people threatening his daughters with rape over a controversial post on Instagram. Rachel West, who was not in the family picture, was in the courtroom Monday. In a response to a July 2nd prosecution's request to investigate the social media post, West said the family photo prompted "threats of violence" that were "vicious." West also said he was distressed that in a request to investigate the post, the prosecution had made "reckless, dangerous and inaccurate allegations." Prosecutors linked the motive for the post to witness Rachel Jeantel,...
  • Al-Qaeda Propagandist Called For Attacks On Sports Events

    04/16/2013 2:13:26 PM PDT · by Biggirl · 141 replies
    http://cnsnews.com/ ^ | April 16, 2013 | Patrick Goodenough
    (CNSNews.com) – Although no group has claimed responsibility for Monday’s deadly bomb blasts at the Boston Marathon, a leading al-Qaeda ideologue last year recommended that jihadists in America include sporting events in their list of prospective terror targets.
  • Did You Really Think Facebook Wouldn't Turn Your Instagram Photos Into Ads?

    12/18/2012 12:42:47 PM PST · by beaversmom · 24 replies
    Forbes ^ | December 18, 2012 | Robert Hof
    Instagram just set off a bomb inside its new privacy policy and terms of service. New wording essentially makes it possible to turn people’s photos posted after Jan. 16 using Instagram into advertisements. In other words, that sutro-toned picture of your beloved Lhasa apso freshly coiffed after her grooming might well become an ad for Classy Canine Dog Salon. The language at issue: [Y]ou hereby grant to Instagram a non-exclusive, fully paid and royalty-free, transferable, sub-licensable, worldwide license to use the Content that you post on or through the Service, except that you can control who can view certain of...
  • New Website Lets You Peek Into Any Building

    10/04/2012 1:18:48 PM PDT · by jwsea55 · 11 replies
    CNBC Yahoo Business ^ | Oct 4, 2012 | Cadie Thompson
    If you could take a look inside any building that's off limits, where would you look? Perhaps, you'd take a gander into Apple's headquarters, or check out what's going on at the Playboy Mansion. Maybe you would rather just see what's going on at CNBC's headquarters. Well, now there is a website that is aiming to let people do just that and its using Facebook (fb) owned Instagram to make it happen. Basically, Worldcam is aggregating images posted in Instagram that are tagged with a location to feed users' searches. Users enter the general location and name of building they...
  • Jihadis Online: A Few Thoughts

    07/24/2012 3:24:56 AM PDT · by Cindy · 45 replies
    Society For Internet Research ^ | JULY 5, 2011 | S.O.F.I.R.
    SNIPPET: "I. When considering the matter of jihadis online, remember that most of what we think we know is based on analyses of the comments made by an handful of vocal activists. The vast majority of jihadis online, be they on forums or social networking sites[i], say nothing. Skillful translations and insightful analyses by definition tell us little about this potentially lethal yet silent majority."
  • Instagram Users Dismayed by Facebook Purchase

    04/10/2012 11:57:52 AM PDT · by jilliane · 5 replies
    GMA ^ | 4/10/2012 | Joanna Stern
    ...After the initial announcement on Monday of Facebook's plans to spend $1 billion on the photo-sharing site, you couldn't avoid the negative reaction on Twitter and Facebook, and even Instagram itself.
  • Apple Could Attack Facebook (And Instagram) Next With iPhone "Media Stream"

    01/20/2011 7:06:04 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 5 replies
    Business Insider ^ | 01/20/2011 | Dan Frommer
    Apple is primarily competing against Google in the mobile industry right now, but a new feature could take aim at Facebook, a powerful company we expect Apple to be competing with more in the future. The Mac site 9to5Mac has uncovered what appears to be a secret new feature in a future version of Apple's iOS, "Media Stream." This includes "Photo Streams," which you can share and subscribe to, and some Foursquare-like feature called "Find My Friends." Sure sounds like a built-in competitor to Facebook's news/activity/photo/check-in feeds. And sounds even more like Instagram, the iPhone photo app/social network that has...