CBS8: Facebook takes down ads mentioning African-Americans and Hispanics, calling them political

CBS 8: Facebook takes down ads mentioning African-Americans and Hispanics, calling them political. “Dozens of advertisements removed from Facebook for being political ahead of the November midterm elections did not appear to express any political view, a USA TODAY analysis showed. The Facebook ads from businesses, universities, nonprofits and other organizations did seem to have something in common: They mentioned ‘African-American,’ ‘Latino,’ ‘Hispanic,’ ‘Mexican,’ ‘women,’ ‘LGBT’ or were written in Spanish. Even offers of free delivery from Chipotle Mexican Grill were mislabeled as political until an inquiry from USA TODAY.”

Ars Technica: Sorry, Sony Music, you don’t own the rights to Bach’s music on Facebook

Ars Technica: Sorry, Sony Music, you don’t own the rights to Bach’s music on Facebook. “Sony Music Entertainment has been forced to abandon its claim that it owned 47 seconds of video of musician James Rhodes using his own piano to play music written by Johann Sebastian Bach.”

Washington Post: 1,464 Western Australian government officials used ‘Password123’ as their password. Cool, cool.

Washington Post: 1,464 Western Australian government officials used ‘Password123’ as their password. Cool, cool.. “Somewhere in Western Australia, a government IT employee is probably laughing or crying or pulling their hair out (or maybe all of the above). A security audit of the Western Australian government released by the state’s auditor general this week found that 26 percent of its officials had weak, common passwords — including more than 5,000 including the word ‘password’ out of 234,000 in 17 government agencies.”

BBC: Facebook rejects Montreal museum’s ad over Picasso nude

BBC: Facebook rejects Montreal museum’s ad over Picasso nude. “The Montreal Museum of Fine Arts online ad for its big summer exhibit was blocked because it showed abstract breasts painted by the modern master. The museum eventually had to reach out directly to Facebook in order to get the posts authorised.”

Barefaced cheek: Rubens nudes fall foul of Facebook censors (The Guardian)

The Guardian: Barefaced cheek: Rubens nudes fall foul of Facebook censors. “Rubens nudes have entranced those visiting the world’s great art galleries for some 400 years. Contemporaries on whom the Flemish master is said to have had a profound impact include Van Dyck and Rembrandt … but none of this has passed muster with Facebook’s censors.”