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Facebook Sues Man Selling Fake Likes and Followers to ‘Cheat Instagram’

If the sheer number of Instagram bots with profiles that read “buy 5,000 likes RIGHT NOW!!!” are any indication, selling fake likes, followers, and comments on Instagram is big business. But it’s also risky, as one fraudster from Belarus is finding out first hand. In a statement posted yesterday, the social media giant announced that …

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This Interactive Map is a Street View of 1940s New York City

1940s NYC is a new online interactive map created by NYC-based software engineer Julian Boilen. It’s like Google Street View, except every photo taken shows New York City between 1939 and 1941. “Between 1939 and 1941, the Works Progress Administration collaborated with the New York City Tax Department to collect photographs of every building in …

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TikTok Holocaust Trend is ‘Hurtful and Offensive’, Says Auschwitz Memorial

A new “Victims” or “Holocaust” or “Trauma Porn” trend has popped up on video sharing app TikTok that has prompted reactions ranging from outrage to disbelief. While the point of the trend seems to be educational, many people have called it out as offensive and tone-deaf at best, or disturbing and inhumane at worse. While …

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Android 11 Will Limit Third-Party Camera Apps to Protect User Privacy

A few weeks ago, it was discovered that Android 11 would limit third-party camera apps’ access, essentially “forcing” apps to use the phone’s built-in camera app even if you have a different app selected as your Default. But while the limitation might seem a bit Apple-esque, Google says it’s a necessary trade-off to protect users’ …

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Olympus Releases Free OM-D Webcam Software for Mac Users

Olympus has just announced the release of its OM-D Webcam Beta software for Mac. Almost two months after releasing the software for Windows, Mac users can now turn select OM-D cameras into ultra-high-quality webcams for livestreaming or video conferencing without using a capture card. The announcement dropped this morning, and it brings OM-D Webcam to …

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Whitney Slammed for Buying Black Photographers’ Art Indirectly for Exhibition

The famous Whitney Museum of American Art in Manhattan is being accused of “predatory” and “exploitative” behavior after it purchased artwork by Black photographers indirectly (and at a steep discount) through a fundraiser to exhibit the photos without the artists’ permission. HuffPost reports that the Whitney had purchased artwork by Black photographers through the collective …

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Polaroid Unveils Pocket-Sized Dye Sub Printer for Your Smartphone Snaps

Polaroid has officially unveiled its first product since the company reclaimed its original name and released the Polaroid Now back in March. Meet the Polaroid Hi-Print: a pocket-sized, bluetooth-enabled photo printed that uses dye sublimation to create 2×3-inch “stickable” prints from your smartphone snaps. There are a lot of pocketable photo printers out there, but …

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Panasonic Manager: Micro Four Thirds is ‘a Precious Asset,’ It’s Here to Stay

Ever since Panasonic joined the L-Mount alliance and began releasing full-frame cameras, customers have wondered: is this the end of the company’s Micro Four Thirds journey? According to a recent interview with the Director of Panasonic’s Imaging Business Unit, Yosuke Yamane, the answer is a resounding “No.” The interview was published last week by Dave …

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