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Instagram won’t say why teen’s dead body still shows up in profile pics despite image blocking tech

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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.

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Instagram won’t say why teen’s dead body still shows up in profile pics despite image blocking tech

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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…

What you need to know about viral FaceApp’s privacy policy

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You might want to think twice before you use viral selfie app FaceApp.

The two-year-old app, which lets you alter photos of your face, once again shot to the App Store’s top spot this week after celebs and others began sharing doctored photos of themselves. Like some of Snapchat’s popular face filters, you can change photos of yourself so you appear older or younger, or “swap” genders. 

It’s a familiar gimmick at this point – and not one that’s new for FaceApp— but the app has gone…

#KnowYourRights efforts share important information on social media amid ICE raids

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The hashtag, made popular on Twitter and Instagram, featured information from the ACLU regarding how to deal with ICE. The information was shared by celebrities, politicians, and American citizens alike.

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#KnowYourRights efforts share important information on social media amid ICE raids

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The hashtag, made popular on Twitter and Instagram, featured information from the ACLU regarding how to deal with ICE. The information was shared by celebrities, politicians, and American citizens alike.

Read more here. Read more…

More about Politics, Mashable Video, Culture, Immigration, and Ice

Furbo dog camera is $64 off for Prime Day

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TL;DR: The treat-tossing Furbo pet camera will be your dog’s new best friend (after you, of course) — get one for just $134.99, saving you $64.


If you’re a dog owner, you know what it’s like to imagine your pup trapped at home all day while you’re toiling away at work. And while you probably shouldn’t quit your job just so you can stay home with them, you can buy yourself a high-tech pet camera to help cushion the blow for you and your dog a little bit (and it’ll go a long…

Awesome Prime Day deals on home security: Blink, Ring, SimpliSafe

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TL;DR: Home security systems, cameras, and alarms are on sale this Amazon Prime Day — and you can save big on popular brands like Ring, SimpliSafe, and Arlo.


Not to go all Debbie Downer on you, but all that cool stuff you’re buying during Amazon’s annual Prime Day sales event could be gone as soon as it arrives if your house isn’t protected from thieves and porch pirates. 

Thankfully, everyone’s favorite retail overlord is offering some seriously amazing deals on home security systems…

Furbo dog camera is $64 off for Prime Day

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TL;DR: The treat-tossing Furbo pet camera will be your dog’s new best friend (after you, of course) — get one for just $134.99, saving you $64.


If you’re a dog owner, you know what it’s like to imagine your pup trapped at home all day while you’re toiling away at work. And while you probably shouldn’t quit your job just so you can stay home with them, you can buy yourself a high-tech pet camera to help cushion the blow for you and your dog a little bit (and it’ll go a long…

Awesome Prime Day deals on home security: Blink, Ring, SimpliSafe

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TL;DR: Home security systems, cameras, and alarms are on sale this Amazon Prime Day — and you can save big on popular brands like Ring, SimpliSafe, and Arlo.


Not to go all Debbie Downer on you, but all that cool stuff you’re buying during Amazon’s annual Prime Day sales event could be gone as soon as it arrives if your house isn’t protected from thieves and porch pirates. 

Thankfully, everyone’s favorite retail overlord is offering some seriously amazing deals on home security systems…

Keurig K-Mini Plus single serve coffee maker is $30 off for Prime Day

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TL; DR: The space-saving Keurig K-Mini Plus single serve coffee maker is on sale for $69.99 this Prime Day at both at Amazon and Walmart, down $30 from its usual price. 


For those days where you’re running late, can’t find your keys, and have to skip out on your morning coffee run to get to work on time, there’s a way to ensure you get the caffeine fix you need: Take the brewing into your own home. 

The Amazon Prime Day gods have smiled upon us frazzled caffeine addicts by knocking…