New Zealand Herald: Annabel Langbein is considering legal action against Facebook and Google to stop scam ads

New Zealand Herald: Annabel Langbein is considering legal action against Facebook and Google to stop scam ads. “Celebrity chef Annabel Langbein is considering legal action against Facebook and Google for allowing scammers to use her image to lure in victims.”

Columbo Gazette: Online database on politically exposed persons launched

Colombo Gazette: Online database on politically exposed persons launched. This is for Sri Lanka. “A politically exposed person (PEP) is defined by the Financial Action Task Force (FATF) as an individual who is or has been entrusted with a prominent public function. Due to their position and influence, it is recognised that many PEPs are in positions that potentially can be abused for the purpose of committing corruption and money laundering offences.” There are currently over 2300 people in the database..

New York Times: When Instagram Killed the Tabloid Star

The New York Times: When Instagram Killed the Tabloid Star. “Instagram gave us a new way of seeing celebrities, drawing us closer to them both physically and psychologically. The images that Kim Kardashian and Kylie Jenner post there may seem like extensions of their reality television empire, but television only works in one direction: We watch it. On Instagram, we look and we post. We watch other people, and we watch ourselves.”

Tubefilter: IGTV Is Funding Creator Content — When It Doesn’t Touch On Politics, Social Issues

Tubefilter: IGTV Is Funding Creator Content — When It Doesn’t Touch On Politics, Social Issues. “Bloomberg reports that Instagram is offering to cover production costs for celebrities and influencers to post to IGTV, so long as their content doesn’t touch on politics or social issues. Such a move could be percieved to be at odds with parent company Facebook, which has controversially opted to continue to run political ads even when they contain lies.”

Pitchfork: Red Bull Music Academy, Which Shuts Down This Week, Shares Archive With Over 500 Lectures

Pitchfork: Red Bull Music Academy, Which Shuts Down This Week, Shares Archive With Over 500 Lectures. “The archive contains over 500 RBMA lectures, as well as interviews, features, videos, and more. RBMA, which launched back in 1998, has hosted SOPHIE, Flying Lotus, Nina Kraviz, Objekt, and so many more.” Some other names I saw as I scrolled through the list: Bootsy Collins, Brian Eno, Chuck D, Debbie Harry, Harry Belafonte, Iggy Pop, Laurie Anderson, Sheila E.

Mashable: Twitter quietly killed its secret ad-free version for fancy people

Mashable: Twitter quietly killed its secret ad-free version for fancy people . “The minds behind everyone’s favorite apocalypse-themed ticker tape confirmed today that Twitter has done away with a little-known version of the service that displayed no ads to certain high-value users. In other words, previously if your account met a certain list of criteria, then you never saw promoted tweets in your timeline.”

Google Blog: Annie Leibovitz unveils photo series with Google Pixel

Google Blog: Annie Leibovitz unveils photo series with Google Pixel. “The individuals photographed include soccer player Megan Rapinoe, equal justice lawyer Bryan Stevenson, artist James Turrell, journalist Noor Tagouri, hip-hop activist Xiuhtezcatl Martinez, Army Officer Sarah Zorn, global-health scientist Jack Andraka and more.”