Instagram is taking steps to block users from posting horrific photos of a teen's body after her brutal murder, but the platform's filters seem to have blind spots: profile pictures and videos.
Days after heavy backlash for not taking down gruesome photos of Bianca Devins' body quickly enough, Instagram still struggles to get a handle on content moderation. The upsetting situation is another example of social media companies being ill-prepared to keep up with widespread platform abuse.
Known on Instagram as @escty, Devins was a 17-year-old e-girl who was popular on 4chan and ran a server on Di...more
Congressman Warren Davidson really wants to talk about shitcoins.
The representative from Ohio took pains Wednesday to make that clear during a congressional hearing examining the potential ramifications of Facebook's proposed Libra digital currency. Over the course of the hearing, Davidson highlighted all the perceived benefits of bitcoin and laid out how "shitcoin" — like, he implied, Libra — fundamentally differ.
In questioning Meltem Demirors, CoinShares' chief strategy officer, Davidson first introduced his likely befuddled colleagues to the crypto term of art.
"A lot of...more
There's a whole lot of talk about aliens on the internet right now, and it's even driving people to go hunting for extraterrestrials on the web's biggest adult video website, Pornhub.
In wake of the viral Facebook event about storming Area 51 began making the rounds earlier in July, searches for both Area 51 and aliens have spiked on Pornhub, according to the site's internal analytics team.
Since July 12, searches for Area 51 have taken off like a rocket to Mars. Between July 12 and July 16, there have been more than 160,000 total searches with nearly 59,000 searches logged on Tuesday, July 16...more
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TL;DR: This high-end hardside suitcase makes a great carry-on, and you can get it from Amazon today for just $469 — 31% off its suggested retail price.
With Prime Day officially over, Amazon wants to send you off in style.
The retail giant is currently featuring a post-"parade of deals" discount on a carry-on suitcase made by the the luxury travel brand Tumi, marking it down by more than 30% to save you a casual $206. (If you're planning on putting your Prime Day savings towards a last-minute summer getaway, this is a deal that you maybe, probably shouldn't miss.)
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West Antarctica is an ominous place.
In this exceptionally remote region, ice is breaking off into the sea faster than it's naturally replenished by snowfall. Massive icebergs — recently one five times the size of Manhattan — have broken off into the ocean more frequently since 2001. This is bad. As West Antartica's ice shelves — the ends of great glaciers that float over the ocean — continue snapping off, eventually they'll lose the critical point at which they're grounded to the ocean floor, resulting in their collapse. Critically, these grounded ice shelves act...more
The blue boxes bear only a graphic of a white anchor. If you found one on the street, it might look like packaging from a store with a nautical theme. But upon lifting upon the lid, you'll see a message: "This is for you. This is my gift to you. If any of these words describe how you're feeling, then this box is for you. Lost. Hopeless. Suicidal."
Ali Borowsky, founder of the small, grassroots nonprofit organization Find Your Anchor, has placed inside the box, among other items, a list of suicide prevention resources, posters with hopeful messages, a deck of cards titled "52+ Reasons to Live,"...more
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This was a step away from another exec’s December 2018 statements that Google didn’t have plans to launch a search product in China “right now.” Dragonfly was criticized for the privacy, censorship, and human rights concerns it may have caused.Read more here. Read more...More about Tech, Google, China, Mashable Video, and Dragonfly
TL;DR: Walmart has slashed the prices of several Vizio D-Series TVs by as much as $250 as part of its ongoing Big Save sale. Get the one you see above for just $110, for example!
So, you've found yourself in a bit of a pickle. You desperately need to buy a new TV before you head off to college — Grey's Anatomy isn't going to watch itself, after all — but you're on a budget, and you missed out on Amazon's Prime Day discounts. (In your defense, some of those Lightning deals were scooped up before we could even click "Add to Cart.")
Don't go into panic mode just yet, because Walmart'...more