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Unretouched Portrait of Cindy Crawford Sparks New Discussion About Photoshop and Beauty

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An unretouched photograph of Cindy Crawford has leaked onto the Web, causing a fresh new wave of discussion and debate about Photoshop and what women’s bodies really look like.
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New Doom Mod Adds a Selfie Stick and 37 Instagram Filters to the Classic Game

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It’s becoming trendy to offer selfies as a feature in video games now. Just weeks after World of Warcraft added self-portraits through a new patch, the classic first-person-shooter Doom is getting the same treatment — albeit unofficially.

There’s a new mod for the game called “InstaDoom” that adds a selfie stick and 37 Instagram filters to the game, opening the door to some strange in-game photo ops.
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Major Museums Are Now Banning Selfie Sticks

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As the selfie stick craze sweeps the nation, major museums in the United States are banning the device in order to protect both visitors and artworks.
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NASA Creates Movie Parody Posters Featuring Its ISS Expedition Astronauts

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The image above may look like a poster for the upcoming Star Wars movie, but it’s actually a portrait NASA just released of its Expedition 45 crew. It’s a long-standing tradition of the space agency for its crews to pose for a wacky photo shoot for posters that are often parodies of popular Hollywood movies.
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Man Finds Simple Hack for Deleting Other People’s Facebook Photos, Earns $12.5K Bounty

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An Indian security researcher has been awarded $12,500 by Facebook after discovering a ridiculously simple hack that could have wiped out vast numbers of photos on Facebook.
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When Photo Thieves Get Caught, Photo Thieves Get Mad — REALLY Mad.

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I created Photo Stealers as not only a way for photographers to protect their copyrighted works and their clients’ rights but also to protect consumers from these photographers whom are misrepresenting their body of work.

Thus far, there has not been a single photographer listed on Photo Stealers by mistake. Often, those outed on Photo Stealers fight back, some more than others, but one of my latest cases has created a whole new level of fighting back.
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Forgotten Moon Camera Found Tucked Away in Neil Armstrong’s Closet

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After Neil Armstrong, the first man on the moon, passed away in 2012, his widow contacted the National Air and Space Museum. Carol Armstrong had discovered a white cloth bag in one of Neil’s closets, and it was filled with items that looked like they had been used in space. Among the contents was a forgotten camera that had been used to capture images of the first moon landing.
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Teen Arrested for Murder After Incriminating Himself with Snapchat Selfie with Body

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A 16-year-old Pittsburgh teenager has been arrested for murder after taking a selfie with the body and sending the photographic evidence of his crime to a friend through Snapchat.
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Photographer Unveils ‘B*tchCoins': A Digital Currency Backed by Her Prints

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The BitCoin boom of 2014 (and subsequent decline) helped introduced the idea of a digital currency to the general public. Photographer Sarah Meyohas wants to take advantage of this new awareness: she is launching her own “digital currency” called the “B*tchCoin” (BC) that’s backed by her own photography.
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Japan Prevents Conflict Photographer From Going to Syria by Confiscating His Passport

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Japan has confiscated the passport of a photographer who was planning to travel to Syria, saying that the move was necessary to protect the man’s life. It is reportedly the first time the country’s government has ever taken such action.
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