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Silence isn't golden in domestic-violence ad

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Silence isn't golden in domestic-violence ad

Facebook explains policy on hate speech and other harmful content

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In response to Facebook has shared an explanation of how it defines hate speech and harmful content, as well as its plans to address the issues of cruel and insensitive content on the site, following challenges from Women, Action and The Media, the Everyday Sexism Project and a number of activists and organizations calling...
Facebook explains policy on hate speech and other harmful content

Facebook's big misogyny problem | Soraya Chemaly

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Advertisers and users are upset at inadvertent tolerance of abuse of women on the site. So why isn't Facebook taking more action?Last week, Laura Bates, of the Everyday Sexism Project, tweeted a message to FinnAir, asking the company if it knew its advertising appeared on a Facebook page endorsing violence against...
Facebook's big misogyny problem | Soraya Chemaly
Stalkers, prepare to be thwarted: Senate passes location privacy bill

Exec now allows you to "hire" someone to do charitable volunteer work on your behalf

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We’ve told you about San Francisco based company Exec before and how its CEO, Justin Kan, is dedicated to providing an easy tool to get jobs, tasks and errands done in a snap. I sat down with Kan this week and we discussed Exec’s latest promotion, the ability to hire...
Exec now allows you to "hire" someone to do charitable volunteer work on your behalf

Letters: Sunday Dialogue: A New School Schedule?

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Readers react to a proposal for a longer school year and day.    ...
Letters: Sunday Dialogue: A New School Schedule?

Meet the new wave of activists making feminism thrive in a digital age

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Madonna and Beyoncé are championing female empowerment, Spare Rib is to relaunch, and Facebook has had to respond to pressure to tackle misogyny. Tracy McVeigh reports on the return of the F-wordIt was a remarkable victory when the social networking giant Facebook caved in to pressure last week and promised...
Meet the new wave of activists making feminism thrive in a digital age

Legal aid bill is law - the fight back starts now

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Now the legal aid bill is law, how do we preserve access to justice?There were parts of the Legal Aid, Sentencing and Punishment of Offenders Act (Laspo) that were "not just bad but actually wicked", Lord Bach told his fellow peers last Tuesday. I met Bach who led the opposition...
Legal aid bill is law - the fight back starts now

Facebook gives way to campaign against hate speech on its pages

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Company agrees to update policies in response to protest by more than 100 advocacy groupsFacebook has bowed to an outcry over content promoting violence against women after advertisers pulled ads in protest.The company said on Tuesday it would update its policies on hate speech, increase accountability of content creators and...
Facebook gives way to campaign against hate speech on its pages

Row over the Sun's 'despicable' front page - 'lechery over a corpse'

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The Sun has come under sustained Twitter fire today because of its front page, which which reports the arrest of Oscar Pistorius by running a huge picture of his dead girlfriend in a bikini.Hundreds of people have aired their complaints about the image of Reeva Steenkamp, arguing that it is...
Row over the Sun's 'despicable' front page - 'lechery over a corpse'

Task Management Startup Exec Helps Users Give Back By Donating Someone Else's Time To Charity

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Task management startup Exec launched with a pretty simple premise — let users rent someone else’s spare time for a small fee of $25 an hour. That has enabled San Francisco-based users to outsource any number of tasks through its easy-to-use mobile interface, from having Ikea furniture put together to...
Task Management Startup Exec Helps Users Give Back By Donating Someone Else's Time To Charity

Violence against women and girls: shifting culture | Editorial

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It is increasingly questionable whether government policy is keeping pace with the growing dangers to women and childrenThis week we have learned the following: the police still make catastrophic mistakes in the protection of women at risk of domestic violence; that children everywhere have access to pornography, and that this...
Violence against women and girls: shifting culture | Editorial

Want your ed-tech product to survive? EverFi's Tom Davidson says to think about a distributed work force

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For every seemingly (key word) useless thing we learn in high school, whether it’s the Pythagorean theorem, the difference between ionic and covalent bonds, or just what in the hell “onomatopoeia” means, there’s something applicable to so-called (key phrase) “real life” that goes untaught, such as the importance of...
Want your ed-tech product to survive? EverFi's Tom Davidson says to think about a distributed work force

House Proposal Would Require Cell Phone Companies to Keep Logs of Your Sexts

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(Photo: Comcast) What’s in your inbox? Some risque dirty talk? Maybe a handful of regretful messages about how hammered you were last night? If a law enforcement-backed proposal going before a House subcommittee today gets passed, wireless companies will be one step closer to having to store all of your...
House Proposal Would Require Cell Phone Companies to Keep Logs of Your Sexts

Marissa Mayer’s Brother Mason Charged with Three Felonies, Including Domestic Abuse and Assault

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Mr. Mayer's mugshot (SFPD) Looks like not everyone in the Mayer family is as put together as longtime Google executive Marissa. Ms. Mayer's brother, Mason Mayer, has been charged with three felony charges in San Francisco, including domestic violence, assault, and false imprisonment, according to the San Francisco Appeal. Court...
Marissa Mayer’s Brother Mason Charged with Three Felonies, Including Domestic Abuse and Assault

Are Copy Machines a Security Risk?

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Are Copy Machines a Security Risk? is a post from Chris PirilloWatch CBS News Videos OnlineAlmost all copiers made since 2002 have a hard drive buried inside the machine. Just like the ones in your computer, those hard drives store data and information. They store images of every document that...
Are Copy Machines a Security Risk?

Irish newspapers and the battle to control online content

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Attempts by Irish newspapers to charge sites just for using links to their content are a harbinger for a huge battle to comeIrish newspapers created quite a stir when they demanded a fee for incoming links to their content. Actually, this is a mere prelude to a much more crucial...
Irish newspapers and the battle to control online content
Facebook Will Block Photos Celebrating Rape Following Ad Boycott
Facebook Is Trying To Scrub Sexist Rape-Praising Hate Speech Off Its Site

Nigella and Charles - red faces after a Sunday red-top scoop

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A couple of weeks ago I asked whether there was any point to the continued publication of the Sunday People.Ever since - and I know it's not because of what I wrote - the paper has been coming up with must-read stories (see here and here).But none was more spectacular...
Nigella and Charles - red faces after a Sunday red-top scoop

BBC sorry over 'hacked Rihanna Chris Brown domestic violence Twitter post'

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Hackers blamed for comment...
BBC sorry over 'hacked Rihanna Chris Brown domestic violence Twitter post'

Letters: Misunderstanding the point of comedy

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According to Tanya Gold (Have you heard the one about rape? It's funny now, 18 August), the prevalence and acceptance of jokes about rape "normalises and diminishes violence towards women: if it is easy to laugh about, it is hard to take seriously". In my experience as a comic and...
Letters: Misunderstanding the point of comedy

Does Facebook have a problem with women?

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Facebook insists there's no place on its site for hate speech or content that is threatening or incites violence. So why do images that seem to glorify rape and domestic violence keep appearing?Does Facebook have a problem with women? The question has been around since 2011 when Eve Ensler and Ms...
Does Facebook have a problem with women?

Ban on Anonymous Comments Does Not Violate Free Speech, Says New York Lawmaker

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(Image: flickr.com/jbcurio) New York legislators involved with the proposed Internet Protection Act are getting a lot of calls today, and they’re not quite sure why. The bill was introduced weeks ago to a quiet reception but seems to have become controversial overnight. “Assemblyman Jim Conte is just a co-sponsor on...
Ban on Anonymous Comments Does Not Violate Free Speech, Says New York Lawmaker

Facebook pulls pages depicting violence against women

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After an activist campaign and advertiser boycott, the social network deems any content that glorifies rape or domestic violence as hate speech. [Read more]...
Facebook pulls pages depicting violence against women

Richard Branson Is Really Angry That A Tasteless Christmas 'Joke' Was Posted On Virgin Mobile's Homepage

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The perpetually smiling Virgin Group founder Richard Branson is not happy. A Christmas "gag" labeled "The Gift of Christmas Surprise" -- featuring picture of a man covering a woman's eyes from behind along with the caption "Necklace? Or chloroform?" -- was posted on Virgin Mobile's homepage over the weekend. Buzzfeed's...
Richard Branson Is Really Angry That A Tasteless Christmas 'Joke' Was Posted On Virgin Mobile's Homepage

Charity Asked to Pay for Linking to Newspaper Website

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(Illustration by David Saracino / New York Observer.) Earlier this month, an Irish newspaper licensing body sent a cease and desist letter to a domestic violence charity for the crime of linking to a newspaper article without paying a license fee. In the letter, Newspaper Licensing Irish Limited (come and get...
Charity Asked to Pay for Linking to Newspaper Website

Take Back Your Voices

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The other day, my friend Hank Wasiak invited me to guest lecture to his MBA class at USC in Los Angeles. Before the class got started, he took me around campus, and we stumbled into this huge display of tee shirts hanging on clotheslines in a big open area. Each...
Take Back Your Voices
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