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Ebooks are unfamiliar waters for digital pirates, according to UK survey
Publishing sector has the lowest level of illegal downloads in the entertainment industry, with book piracy at half the rate of copyright theft in film and music For publishers, fresh from winning a landmark ruling forcing internet service providers to block illegal ebook download sites in (...)
[The Guardian]

Malaysian, Thais arrested in Facebook human trafficking bust
BANGKOK (AP) " Thai authorities arrested a Malaysian man and two Thai women accused of luring other Thai women into prostitution overseas via Facebook, officials said Friday.The Department of Special Investigation, tipped off (...)
[nzherald.co.nz - world]

Is Facebook use always associated with poorer body image and risky dieting?
College women who are more emotionally invested in Facebook and have lots of Facebook friends are less concerned with body size and shape and less likely to engage in risky dieting behaviors. But that's only if they aren't using Facebook to compare their bodies to their friends' bodies, (...)
[Science daily]

No FoMO! Our addiction to social media and what to do about it – video
Fear of missing out, nomophobia and Facebook addiction disorder are just some of the digital-related anxieties starting to affect our increasingly online lives. Some 35% of millennials list fear of missing out as one of the top three reason for using social media. But how much of a problem are (...)
[The Guardian]

Microsoft Funds OpenBSD
The Microsoft corporation has become OpenBSD's first "Gold Level" sponsor after a large donation. (Facebook and Google are both silver contributors). The move is likely related to Microsoft's use of OpenSSH in future versions of Powershell. Meanwhile at the FreeBSD site companies LineRate, (...)
[OSNews]

Web giants fined for 'morbid' photos
Facebook and Google are fined 50,000 Brazilian real (£10,000) for ignoring a ban on the dissemination of "degrading images" in Brazil.
[BBC News]

Facebook questions use of 'right to be forgotten' ruling
Social network criticises application of privacy ruling while backing Irish watchdog and EU data protection reforms Facebook has criticised European countries for using the “right to be forgotten” ruling on a Spanish case to challenge privacy regulation. The May 2014 ruling, made by the European (...)
[The Guardian]

Le bloc-note de Louise
Depuis six mois, Louise Mortier, 14 ans et demi, fixe le compte à rebours qu'elle a affiché sur sa page Facebook, et surveille ses billets comme s'ils risquaient de s'autodétruire... Et aujourd'hui, ça y est, elle est enfin au concert des Connections à Nice ! Elle saute sur place en hurlant le (...)
[EVENE - Actualité du Livre]

Thousands flock to 'sin free Facebook'
A group of Evangelical Christians in Brazil has launched a social network where swearing and erotic content is completely banned.
[BBC]

Facebook to pay video clip creators
Facebook is to start sharing revenue from advertising with video creators.
[BBC News]

Facebook's black employees still only 1.5% of staff despite diversity gains
Social networking company doubled its number of African American employees in 2014 with 36 hires but proportion to total company barely changed Facebook has almost doubled its number of black employees, but African Americans still represent less than 1.5% of the social networking company’s 5,479 (...)
[The Guardian]

Pakistan gets flustered over Facebook's gay rights meme
Those showing support online for the US supreme court’s decision to legalise same-sex unions have faced a barrage of criticism When Nabeel Khalid joined the 26 million people around the world to superimpose a rainbow flag over his Facebook profile picture, he did not expect a tirade of abuse for (...)
[The Guardian]

Court rejects Facebook privacy case
A court in Vienna declines to hear a legal case involving allegations that Facebook has broken EU data privacy laws.
[BBC]

iGame.com Eye Test Phenomenon Goes Viral
June 30, 2015 (Press Release) – A novel eye test created by iGame.com has become a Facebook phenomenon, attracting a peak of up to 2,000 shares per minute on the social network. - - iGame.com is renowned for its slots, video poker, table and casino games, but its quirky colour test, which (...)
[WebWire Internet technology]

iGame.com Eye Test Phenomenon Goes Viral
June 30, 2015 (Press Release) – A novel eye test created by iGame.com has become a Facebook phenomenon, attracting a peak of up to 2,000 shares per minute on the social network. - - iGame.com is renowned for its slots, video poker, table and casino games, but its quirky colour test, which (...)
[WebWire Electronic Internet commerce]

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