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Google Rushing to Replace Maps Satellite Image Showing Murdered Teen

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Google has agreed to replace a Google Maps satellite image of a Richmond, California railroad yard that may show the body of a murdered teenager. Read more…

Instagrammers Boosting Aid for Typhoon Victims With ‘Unselfies’

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Instagram may be home to a wealth of aesthetic and legal offenses, but it can also be a tool for promoting our better instincts, as a recent movement involving relief for victims of typhoon Haiyan attests to. Read more…

Histagrams Imagine How Historic Moments Might Have Been Shared on Instagram

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The idea isn’t entirely new. At one point, photographer Allen Murabayashi experimented with re-imagining famous photos as if they had been taken with Instagram to dispel the thought that filters and a square crop often somehow “improve” a photo.

The website Histagrams is similar, only it takes it a step further and lends a comedic edge to the whole experiment. Site creators Gusto NYC and Gavin Alaoen imagine how historically significant moments might have been shared if the people behind them had had Instagram at their disposal. Read more…

Popular Instagram-Related App Scammed 100,000+ Users Out of Their Passwords

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A popular iOS and Android app that promised to generate torrents of Instagram likes and followers for its users also swiped thousands of passwords for the service, and is now being called a massive scam. Read more…

external Facebook Locking Out Users Affected by the Adobe Hack —Krebs on Security

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It looks like users affected by the Adobe hack who use the same email/password combo to access their Adobe account as they do their Facebook account are being locked out by Facebook as a security measure.

According to Krebs on Security, affected FB users are being greeted by the message above and asked to change their password as well as answer a few security questions before being allowed back onto their accounts.

 
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Give It 100: Create a 100-Day Video Time-Lapse of the Journey Towards Your Goals

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Back in July, we shared a viral “Dance-Lapse” video put together by former Microsoft exec Karen Cheng that showed the amazing progress she made learning to dance in one year.

Since that video came out, she’s received countless requests to help others create similar video time-lapses of their own journey towards personal goals. And so she decided to start a website dedicated to that very thing. Read more…

Soundcloud Partners Up with Instagram to Turn Filtered Photos Into Album Covers

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If you’re Maroon 5 or the like, you get to commission photo shoots for your album covers and boost Terry Richardson’s bankroll.

Smaller-scale musicians need to DIY it, however, and now music-sharing service SoundCloud has made it easy by partnering with Instagram.
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Google+ Update Includes Lots of Photo Enhancements

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No doubt feeling pressure from certain other social media sites raking in the dough, Google announced Wednesday a slew of new features for Google+ intended to enhance the way users share, organize and tweak photos.
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GoldBug: Buy a Gorgeous 18 Carat Gold-Plated SLR or Get Your Own Blinged Out

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The holiday season is upon us, so it was perfect timing for photographer Oliver Blackwell and his wife Catherine to get in touch with us to tell us about their new ides/service GoldBug: an online store that sells beautiful classic SLRs made even more beautiful by plating them in 18 carat gold. And what’s more, they’re willing to plate yours if you send it in! Read more…

The First Lady Invites Instagrammers to the White House for a Garden Tour Photo Walk

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First Lady Michelle Obama is turning to Instragram in order to organize a meet-up/photo walk and give the world a tour of the White House gardens this weekend. Read more…