Whats Wrong With Todays Society Captured In 10+ Brutally Honest Illustrations

August 19, 2017

With a style based on 50’s advertisements and a vintage feel – Holocraft perfectly captures today’s social issues and modern behavior in his illustrations and does so in a brutally honest way. Keep on scrolling to check them out and don’t forget to vote for your favorites! #1 #3 #5 #7 #10 #13 #15 #17 #20 #23 #25 #27 #30 #33 #35 #37 #40 #43 #45 #47 #50 #53 #55…


Advertising giants leave little room for adtech startups, and VCs are noticing

June 14, 2017

Jason Rowley is a venture capital and technology reporter for Crunchbase News. More posts by this contributor: How Ethereum became the platform of choice for ICOd digital assets Heres how likely your startup is to get acquired at any stage Since the earliest days of the commercial web, there was a Faustian bargain struck between users and content publishers: Users got free access to online content in exchange for tolerating ads sold…


Social media giants making progress on illegal hate speech takedowns: EC

June 2, 2017

Its beena year since the four major social platform players agreed with Europes executive body to a voluntary Code of Conduct for removing illegal hate speech within 24 hours of a complaint being received. A lot has happened on this front since then, with a series of content moderation scandals hitting different platforms and serving to ramp up the regional pressure on the tech giants including YouTube suffering an advertiser…


Miso Happy is a 3D selfie app that rocks the uncanny valley

June 1, 2017

Move over duckface. Shove off rainbow spew. Theres a new selfie game in town and it wants to turn your 2D visage into uncannily accurate 3D then splice that axiomatic piece of you into animated cartoon suits that rock out, strut their disco stuff, skateboard, look coy, relaxed or laugh maniacally. Think: realistic-looking stickers that twist and twirl. If that idea doesnt immediately thunder with resonating intent through your mental…


UK wants G7 to take collective action on online extremism

May 27, 2017

The UK Prime Minister is exercising the annual G7 summit of seven of “the worlds” major industrialized democraciesto push for more to be done aboutonline bigotry, including co-ordinating on ways to troop social media platformsto be more pro-active about removing and reporting fanatical material to authorities. Theresa May is chairing a counter-terrorism hearing at the G7 summit today in Sicily, meeting with the leaders of the US, Canada, Germany, France,…


At Facebook we get things wrong but we take our safety role seriously | Monika Bickert

May 23, 2017

Our reviewing of difficult posts and images is complex and challenging. We appreciate the Guardian revealing how tough it is to get the balance right Last month, people shared several horrific videos on Facebook of Syrian children in the aftermath of a chemical weapons attack. The videos, which also appeared elsewhere on the internet, showed the children shaking, struggling to breathe and eventually dying. The images were deeply shocking so…


Pepe the Frog creator kills off internet meme co-opted by white supremacists

May 8, 2017

Matt Furie agrees defeat after months of attempting to strain back his peaceful frog-dude who had been appropriated as a racist love symbol The creator of Pepe the Frog has symbolically killed off the cartoon frog, effectively surrendering restrict of the character to the far right. Matt Furie, an artist and child development diary columnist, initiated the now-infamous frog as part of his Boys Club series on MySpace in 2005….


Social media firms should face fines for hate speech failures, urge UK MPs

May 3, 2017

Social media giants Facebook, YouTube and Twitter have once again been accused of taking a laissez-faire approach to moderating hate speech content on their platforms. This follows a stepping up ofpoliticalrhetoric against social platforms in recent months in the UK, following a terror attack in London in tech firms to do more to help block the spread of terrorist content online. In ahighly critical Last month, theGerman government backed a…