BuzzFeed News: Celebrities Are Being Sued For Posting Paparazzi Photos Of Themselves On Social Media. “More and more celebrities are finding out that being in a photo doesn’t necessarily mean they have the right to post it on social media. Photo agencies have started aggressively pursuing legal action against celebrities who use paparazzi images without permission, adding to the friction that already exists between stars and the relentless photographers who pursue them.”
ZDNet: DOD doesn’t keep track of duplicate or obsolete software. “The US Marine Corps, the Navy, and the Air Force are not keeping track of their software inventories, according to a report released today by the US Department of Defense Inspector General (DOD IG).”
BuzzFeed News: Facebook Is Testing Auto-Responses For Live Video And Some Of The Suggestions Are Offending People. “Facebook appears to be testing a new tool that prompts users to comment on live video streams — including those involving sensitive situations like shootings and sexual assault — using suggested text and emojis.”
Ars Technica: Facebook: We’re not asking for financial data, we’re just partnering with banks. “Facebook is pushing back against a report in Monday’s Wall Street Journal that the company is asking major banks to provide private financial data. The social media giant has reportedly had talks with JPMorgan Chase, Wells Fargo, Citigroup, and US Bancorp to discuss proposed features including fraud alerts and checking account balances via Messenger.” I had a comment here but my keyboard melted.
The Star: Federal department tells researcher his document request will be ready in … 80 years. “Library and Archives Canada is promising to fulfill an Ottawa researcher’s access to information request. It just needs until 2098. In correspondence reviewed by the Star, the federal department said it needed at minimum eight decades to review 780,000 records related to a mysterious RCMP investigation called Project Anecdote.”
Krebs on Security: Panerabread.com Leaks Millions of Customer Records. “Panerabread.com, the Web site for the American chain of bakery-cafe fast casual restaurants by the same name, leaked millions of customer records — including names, email and physical addresses, birthdays and the last four digits of the customer’s credit card number — for at least eight months before it was yanked offline earlier today, KrebsOnSecurity has learned.”
I normally try to put no more than four links in every given section. But I’m breaking my own rule today, partially because this is such a good article and partially because I do this for posterity. Posterity, if you want a good overview of why 2018 is just so weird, read this. The Verge: How a tweet about a chicken and a hair dryer got its own news cycle. “On March 21st, New Yorker food correspondent Helen Rosner tweeted a photo of her pointing a Dyson Supersonic Hair Dryer at a raw chicken. She was trying to remove moisture and maximize the crispiness of the chicken skin before roasting it, and she wanted to share her snow day plans with her followers. But this story is not about chicken. Well, it’s kind of about chicken. It’s also about Twitter and digital media and misogyny and The Daily Mail. ‘Hair dryer chicken’ is in the midst of its own internet life cycle, and Rosner doesn’t really have anything to do with it anymore.”