Why Facebook blocks porn — but lets you watch a murder

Peace and Freedom

Jonathan Taplin — director emeritus of the Annenberg Innovation Lab at USC and author of a new book, “Move Fast and Break Things: How Facebook, Google, and Amazon Cornered Culture and Undermined Democracy” — spoke at a Lotos Club reception for his book on Monday. Here are some of his remarks during a Q&A moderated by Jeffrey Toobin, as well as a subsequent interview with The Post’s Ian Mohr, on the dangers of YouTube and Facebook:

“There is a kind of nefarious block of the ‘safe harbor’ act — the Digital Millennium Copyright Act — that basically says that nobody, no musician, no individual can sue Facebook or Google, or YouTube, for posting stuff that they don’t have permission to. So this is why there are 55,000 ISIS videos on YouTube. Right?…

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Incredible Underwater Waterfall in Mauritius

Moss and Fog

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The idea of an underwater waterfall is a bit mind bending, we know. And technically, what you’re seeing is sand and silt drifting down a huge underwater canyon, giving the illusion of water flowing freely under the ocean. The site is so gorgeous, the technicalities won’t be your on your mind. Mauritius is a tiny island nation 1,200 miles of Africa’s southeast coast.

Frederick C Millett  and Trip Advisor have some great photos of this beautiful island nation with it’s turquoise waters and that incredible chasm in the earth, which causes the waterfall illusion.  Time to book some flights… Via Places To See in Your Lifetime:

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MANHATTAN, NY. #Police are asking for the public’s help as they try to track the movements of a pioneering new judge before she was found dead in the Hudson River – @AceNewsServices

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#AceNewsReport – Apr.19: This is an update on our report on Apr.12: when Sheila Abdus-Salaam’s body was found along the riverbank near her Manhattan home after she had been reported missing a day earlier #AceNewsDesk reports


By TOM HAYS The Associated Press reported on Wednesday that the #police look to uncover judge’s movements before death and two law enforcement officials say the death is being treated as a suicide.

The officials spoke on condition of anonymity because the investigation hasn’t been completed.

Investigators were looking for any video or any witnesses who may have seen the 65-year-old in the time leading up to her death.

An autopsy was inconclusive as to the cause of death and required further study.

Abdus-Salaam was the first black woman on New York state’s highest court.

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ELIZABETH CITY, N.C. – An inmate at Pasquotank Correctional Institute was stabbed several times by a nother inmate on Tuesday an investigation is underway #AceNewsDesk -@AceNewsServices

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#AceNewsReport – Apr.19: Pasquotank County Sheriff’s Office deputies were called to the prison at approximately 8 p.m.

WTKR reported Pasquotank Correctional Institute inmate stabbed during fight with another inmate as EMS also arrived to transport 29-year-old inmate Trenton Devay Hodge to the hospital for treatment of multiple stab wounds to the torso. EMS personnel told deputies the wounds were superficial.

The lieutenant at the prison told deputies Hodge was involved in a fight with 24-year-old Larry Eugene Allred.

Allred told deputies he and Hodge had an altercation earlier on the basketball court. Allred said Hodge continued to antagonize him, and the fight broke out.

Allred is in prison for a sentence of Robbery with a Dangerous Weapon. He isn’t scheduled to be released until 2020.

Hodge is in prison for a sentence of Felony Breaking and/or Entering and is scheduled to be released in September.

Hodge was treated at the…

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LONDON: NPCC Head of Armed #Police says they are introducing a ‘ NEW POLICY ‘ to ‘ SHOOT THROUGH WINDSCREENS OF MOVING VEHICLES ‘ to STOP ATTACKS such as Westminster – @AceNewsServices

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#AceNewsReport – Apr.19: Simon Chesterman, NPCC head of armed policing, says new policy, along with recruitment drive for armed officers, aims to stop Westminster-style attacks

Armed police to be trained to shoot through windscreens to stop vehicle attacks

Armed #police are being given new instructions to shoot through the windscreens of moving vehicles to stop Westminster-style attacks involving cars and lorries.

Simon Chesterman, the National Police Chiefs’ Council lead on armed policing, said it was a change from a former policy that advised officers not to shoot drivers in motion and risk sending the vehicles out of control.

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What I See When I Look For You

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Just Punch The Clock

This time next week I will have submitted three poems – alongside a short story and a piece of drama – for the MA. I’ve been advised to be as bold with my poetry as I am with my prose – to be as confident. So I have tried. I wrote this today and as I’ve said before, I am an Absolute Beginner at poetry. I have no confidence that this is anything other than unspeakably awful, but I don’t just want to write and submit something that is ok. I’d rather be bold and fail than be safe. So, here it is. It is pretty rough, I’m going to work on it tomorrow, probably make it longer,but I thought I’d put it up for feedback, however roughthat feedback is.

What I See When I Look For You

Your trainers,
dangling in the tree above the pond,
still,
spinning,
like…

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Yahoo bows out as public company

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https://www.nytimes.com/aponline/2017/04/18/business/ap-us-earns- yahoo.html?_r=0

Yahoo is bowing out as a public company with its revenue still declining, a chronic problem that culminated in its sale to Verizon Communications.

Despite the revenue downturn, Yahoo fared better during the first three months of the year than analysts had anticipated — a low bar that was another sign of how far the internet pioneer has fallen during the past decade.

The results released Tuesday will mark the final quarterly report of Yahoo’s 21-year history as a publicly traded company unless the Verizon deal unexpectedly falls apart. Yahoo expects the $4.5 billion sale to close in June before the end of the second quarter.

The deal’s final price reflects a $350 million markdown that Yahoo gave Verizon to compensate for the damage caused by two different security breaches that resulted in personal information being stolen from more than 1 billion Yahoo user accounts.

After Verizon takes…

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