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Facebook reportedly plans to make it impossible for the police to read your messages

The change would mean that if the user decides to switch encryption on for a message thread, the messages would be encoded in a way that makes them indecipherable to anyone who isn't either the sender or the messages' intended recipient — including Facebook itself and law enforcement.<p>It's …

Nova Peris owns racist Facebook troll

OUTGOING Labor Senator Nova Peris publicly names and shames the troll who posted vile and racist comments on her Facebook page.

The grown-up Instagram style stars you need to know

Ten years ago, all it took for a fashion brand to see sales rocket was to get its clothes worn by a supermodel or an A-list actress. Although we’ll probably never tire of wondering whether we can pull off Kate Moss’s skinny jeans or Gwyneth Paltrow’s jumpsuit, these days the people really inspiring …

THE BEADY EYE SAYS: FACEBOOK IS DESTROYING RELATIONSHIPS.

( A three to four-minute read)<p>I suppose before I write this post I need to declare I am a Facebook user. One of every 13 people on Earth is a …

Brands Killed Social Media, But Netflix Put the Final Nail in the Coffin

Here we are, in the spring of 2016, and we’re still avoiding the elephant in the room: Social media is a dying channel. Dizzying amounts of …

BBC unveils shake-up of online services including recipes website

<b>The BBC has announced that a number of websites, including BBC Food and Newsbeat, are to close as part of plans to save £15m.</b><p>The online News Magazine will also close but "long-form journalism" will continue in some form.<p>Local news indexes for more than 40 geographical areas in England will also …

Social Network Algorithms Are Distorting Reality By Boosting Conspiracy Theories

By Renee DiResta9 minute Read<p>After an anonymous source alleged that Facebook’s Trending News algorithm (and human staff) was intentionally hiding …

Public Health

Here's The Sexist Detail In Movie Posters You Probably Never Noticed

Dammit, world.

Posters

ASA launches investigation into gender stereotyping of women in adverts

Watchdog says research project follows increasing political and public debate on equality issues<p>The UK advertising watchdog is to launch an investigation to see whether rules about the objectification, sexualisation and stereotyping of women in ads need to be tightened.<p>The Advertising Standards …

The Newest Selfie Craze Is T. Rex Hands

What is it with animals and selfies?<p>At this point in your life, you've probably tried every selfie face known to man and posted it on Instagram (or, if it wasn't Insta-worthy, sent it to your bestie on Snapchat).<p>You've mastered the duck face, fish gape, and sparrow face — but have you tried T. rex …

Why Social Media Is Making You Miserable

It might be time to hit the refresh button on how you engage online.<p>Resorting to Facebook for a convenient ego boost, a quick reconnect with friends, or the chance to share your humble opinion may seem like an easy way to improve your mood and stay abreast of what's going on in the world. But a new …

Where are they now? How these 9 social networks have fared since Twitter was born

A lot has happened in the ten years since Twitter was founded — Apple’s App Store and Google Play have come to fruition, the app economy is a billion-dollar industry, and mobile phones have become the new computers. This shift in the way people communicate and interact with each other opens many …

Brussels Scenes of Terror Unfold on Social Media

In the aftermath of the twin terror attacks in Brussels that brought guerilla war to the heart of Europe, local residents, journalists, and tourists …

Social Media

Two college feminists make One Direction tees for a cause

On 1950 Collective’s website, college students Angela Jin and Nishiki Maredia mug for the camera wearing their custom-designed sweatshirts. The message scrawled across their chests is cheeky and clear: "Favorite position: CEO."<p>The two friends, who go to school on opposite sides of the country, …

Boston College

Ryan Reynolds Had The Perfect Response To The Sexist Marketing Of Superhero Movies

Ryan is not here for the "women only like romantic movies" line.<p>*Eye roll forever.

Youngster Are Abandoning Facebook or Twitter for Good Reasons

The new generation who made the Social media giants; Facebook and Twitter popular are starting to quit using them. Now, when they are checking up the …

5 strategies that turn average Joes into social media rock stars

While perusing your Twitter feed you notice yet another Kardashian has tweeted a photo captioned “I love my new jeans!” with the brand name tagged. While you and millions of other followers have viewed this picture now, you are not easily fooled. It’s clear that this celebrity has been paid big …

Offensive social media posting removed from Shane Warne's daughter's site

Shane Warne's daughter Brooke posted this picture on Instagram captioned: "Politically incorrect- yes #Cecil #MalaysianAirline #holocaust"<p>Australia …

Campaigning in a World Dominated by Social Media

Photo Credit: Politics and Social Media<p>By. Rachel Kressin<p>Candidates for the 2016 presidential election are using social media as a means to connect …

Match4Zara: Social media boosts cell donor search

<b>The family of a 13-year-old girl urgently seeking a blood stem cell donor are "amazed" by the response they have received on social media.</b><p>Zara Al Shaikh, who has acute myeloid leukaemia, opened a Twitter account with her father to appeal for help.<p>Her second tweet has been shared more than 8,000 …

Trevor's Affirming #SelfLoveSelfie Campaign: #HeartYourself

Valentine’s Day can be a difficult time for LGBTQ youth who feel unsupported by their family, friends, and communities. During the month of February, …

6 Reasons to Upgrade to RebelMouse from WordPress

The huge gap between current CMS offerings and what the world needed occurred to me during my time as CTO of The Huffington Post. When we were …

The coolest 17 people on the internet right now, according to teens

Recently, we did some research and talked to dozens of teenagers who told us which celebrities they like the most. Answers included run-of-the-mill actors and singers, but it was YouTubers and Vine stars that dominated their responses.<p>We've collected their responses here to show you which stars, …

Will Smith Opens Up About Son Jaden's Gender Fluidity

Will Smith Opens Up About Son Jaden’s Gender Fluidity<p>"As a parent, it's scary. It's really terrifying."<p>Last month we told you Jaden Smith was the new …

Mother who battled anorexia for 15 years after school nurse branded her overweight is furious after her healthy four-year-old son is labelled overweight

A mother who battled anorexia for 15 years when her school nurse described her as overweight has been left furious after her active four-year-old son …

​obama says tampon tax was probably introduced because men were making the laws

The US president joined the conversation surrounding the “luxury” tax on sanitary products in a recent interview.<p>In an interview with three YouTube vloggers at the White House, President Obama was made aware for the first time about the tax most women still have to pay for the privilege of a …

Amy Schumer chastises teen film critic for sexist tweet

The comic responded with distaste to a misjudged joke on Twitter by a 17-year-old she met at the Critics’ Choice awards<p>Amy Schumer has called out a 17-year-old film critic after he aimed a sexist tweet at her.<p>Related: Amy Schumer is a 'sex comic' – and a radical one at that<p>@LCJReviews @jondaly I …

Jada Pinkett Smith suggests boycott of Oscars over lack of diversity

Actor uses #Oscarssowhite hashtag on Twitter to ask if ‘people of colour’ should avoid this year’s ceremony to protest against white-only list of Academy Award nominees<p>Jada Pinkett Smith has questioned whether Hollywood figures from ethnic minority backgrounds should boycott this year’s Oscars over …