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Chrissy Teigen Is the Latest to Test Instagram’s Nudity Policy

Chrissy Teigen Is the Latest to Test Instagram’s Nudity Policy

So, how long will this post stay up on Instagram? Model Chrissy Teigen is the latest in a line of high-profile celebrities who’ve chosen to defy Instagram’s lame rules concerning nudity. On Monday afternoon, Teigen posted this photo, from a shoot for W Magazine: [timeout] this story shot by #mertandmarkus for @wmag. Honored to be in the company of such …

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Facebook Says It Can’t Track Revenge Porn Poster

Facebook Says It Can’t Track Revenge Porn Poster

A Dutch court has ordered Facebook to identify the person who uploaded a sexually explicit video of a 21-year-old woman back in January. But there’s a problem. Facebook would love to help, but it can’t, it says. Why? According to Facebook, the request for user data simply came too late. “The offending account was ultimately deleted before we received any …

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Uber Makes a Big Mapping Play, Hires 100 Bing Engineers

Uber Makes a Big Mapping Play, Hires 100 Bing Engineers

Uber is continuing its quest for maps self reliance, and is set to acquire a chunk of Bing’s mapping assets. Both Microsoft and Uber confirmed the deal to TechCrunch, but wouldn’t get specific on the terms. The deal will see Uber absorb around 100 Microsoft data collection engineers. A move this large proves that Uber really, really wants to get …

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Uber France Execs Reportedly Arrested

Uber France Execs Reportedly Arrested

Uber France CEO Thibault Simphal and Uber Europe GM Pierre-Dimitri Gore-Coty have both been taken into custody, according to reports from the AFP and France’s The Local. According to authorities, the two Uber bosses are being investigated for running an illegal operation. From The Local: According to BFM TV the pair are being investigated for “inciting illegal employment”, with the …

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French Police Told to Seize Uber Cars on Sight

French Police Told to Seize Uber Cars on Sight

French authorities have sided with protesters in cities like Paris, Marseille, and Aix-en-Provence, and are clamping down on Uber’s activities. On Thursday, around 3,000 angry taxi drivers took to the streets to protest Uber, specifically Uber’s lower-cost offering UberPOP. The drivers see Uber as unfair competition, as its drivers don’t have to jump through the same hoops as traditional taxi …

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Supreme Court Marriage Ruling Got You Feeling Prideful? Facebook Lets You Rainbow Your Profile Pic

Supreme Court Marriage Ruling Got You Feeling Prideful? Facebook Lets You Rainbow Your Profile Pic

If you’re excited about today’s Supreme Court ruling, Facebook has a cool way to let you show it. Head on over to facebook.com/celebratepride and you can add a rainbow filter to your profile picture. See? Mark Zuckerberg just did it: Earlier today, Zuckerberg praised the ruling, saying we are moving in the right direction. Our country was founded on the …

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Tim Cook: “Today marks a victory for equality, perseverance and love”

Tim Cook: “Today marks a victory for equality, perseverance and love”

Today the US Supreme Court, in a 5-4 ruling, said that the Constitution requires that same-sex couple be allowed to marry. The decision effectively makes gay marriage legal nationwide, as states can no longer reserve the right to marry only for heterosexual couples. And the tech world’s most prominent gay CEO, Tim Cook, has spoken out. In a series of …

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Facebook Snags Its New Chief Security Officer from Yahoo

Facebook Snags Its New Chief Security Officer from Yahoo

In April, Uber poached Facebook’s Chief Security Officer Joe Sullivan. Now, Facebook has found his replacement. And they took him from Yahoo. Your new Facebook CSO is Alex Stamos. Stamos served as Yahoo’s Chief Information Security Officer. “The Internet has been an incredible force for connecting the world and giving individuals access to personal, educational and economic opportunities that are …

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Disney Is Banning Selfie Sticks

Disney Is Banning Selfie Sticks

If you’re planning a trip to any Disney World, you should leave your selfie sticks at home. Disney has announced that, effective Tuesday, selfie sticks will no longer be allowed into any Disney World theme park. This also includes Disney World water parks or DisneyQuest. A similar ban goes into effect on June 30 at Disneyland in California. “We strive …

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Two Self-Driving Cars Involved in “Complex Driving Scenario”

Two Self-Driving Cars Involved in “Complex Driving Scenario”

Did two self-driving cars, one owned by Google and the other owned by Delphi, have a near miss on the streets of Palo Alto the other day? Not really, according to Delphi. But they were involved in a “complex driving scenario.” Google is the most prominent tester of self-driving cars on California roads, but it’s not the only one. Reuters …

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Netflix Is Poised to Launch in India Next Year: Report

Netflix Is Poised to Launch in India Next Year: Report

Netflix hasn’t been shy about its plans for world domination, and by sometime next year the streaming company might put a big piece of the puzzle in place. The Times of India quotes the ubiquitous sources familiar with the matter, who claim Netflix is gearing up to enter India by 2016. From TOI: Netflix, has firmed up plans to enter …

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Google’s Self-Driving Cars Hit the Road

Google’s Self-Driving Cars Hit the Road

Last month, Google said it was almost ready to start testing its self-driving car prototypes on public roads, and that it would happen sometime this summer. Well, that time is now. A few cars from Google’s fleet are now cruising California highways. Slowly. “These prototype vehicles are designed from the ground up to be fully self-driving. They’re ultimately designed to …

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