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How This Pic Of Model Alexa Chung Triggered Instagram's 'Thinspo' Ban

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Instagram has changed its user policies to ban "thinspiration" (or "thinspo") images and other photographs that celebrate self-harm. Thinspo devotees ostensibly post pictures of slim-looking men and women as inspiration for those wanting to lose weight. More usually, however, the images are a thinly veiled cover for the pro-anorexia community....
How This Pic Of Model Alexa Chung Triggered Instagram's 'Thinspo' Ban

Tumblr to ban self-harm blogs that glorify anorexia and bulimia

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Blogging site had allowed blogs that encouraged readers to self harm, but will change content policy from next weekTumblr is to launch a new policy banning "self-harm blogs" from the site, with posts promoting anorexia, bulimia and self-mutilation set to be prohibited.The blogging site had previously allowed blogs which promoted...
Tumblr to ban self-harm blogs that glorify anorexia and bulimia

Instagram bans ‘thinspiration’ accounts and glorifications of self-harm like cutting

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Instagram has taken action to prevent users of its service from ‘glorifying self-harm’ and using it to promote extreme weight-loss topics like anorexia and bulemia. This has become a major issue across many online communities lately, with the ‘thinspiration’ tag causing issues at Pinterest and Tumblr updating its policies to...
Instagram bans ‘thinspiration’ accounts and glorifications of self-harm like cutting

UK ISPs Are Already Planning To Offer Porn Filters -- So Who Needs New Legislation?

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Last week Techdirt wrote about the possible introduction of an "opt-in" license to view porn online in the UK. As we noted then, there is nothing to stop parents from installing their own filters to block access to certain kinds of Web sites now. But it seems that soon, they...
UK ISPs Are Already Planning To Offer Porn Filters -- So Who Needs New Legislation?

Amanda Todd's suicide and social media's sexualisation of youth culture | Naomi Wolf

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As the sad story of the bullied Canadian teenager shows, girls are especially vulnerable to imagery sold by the porn industryAmanda Todd, a teenager who lived in the Vancouver area, died earlier this month by her own hand. Shortly before she killed herself, she made a YouTube video describing the...
Amanda Todd's suicide and social media's sexualisation of youth culture | Naomi Wolf

10 of the Most Disturbing Communities on the Web

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The Internet has made so many parts of our lives easier, from commerce to communication, created countless jobs and revolutionized communication and the media. But there’s a darker side to the Web – communities that range from saddening to sickening, some comprised of troubled souls and others of downright terrible...
10 of the Most Disturbing Communities on the Web

Instagram follows Tumblr, Pinterest; bans self-harm posts

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Like Tumblr and Pinterest before it, the popular online photo-sharing service is banning content that encourages eating disorders, self-mutilation, or suicide. [Read more]...
Instagram follows Tumblr, Pinterest; bans self-harm posts

Instagram Latest Online Community To Ban Self-Harm, Pro-Anorexia Accounts

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Instagram! Instagram has elected to take measures banning  self-harm profiles and related hashtags. No more accounts promoting extreme takes on weight loss like anorexia or bulimia and no accounts promoting cutting or similar behavior. Here's a portion of Instagram's statement regarding the changes: Going forward, we won’t allow accounts, images, or...
Instagram Latest Online Community To Ban Self-Harm, Pro-Anorexia Accounts

Tumblr Hits 20 Billion Posts, Doesn’t Appear to Care

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Mr. Karp's Tumblr avatar (mashable.com) In a casual tweet to their 237,000+ followers, Tumblr announced yesterday morning that as of Monday night, the microblogging service crossed the 20 billionth post mark. They apparently "forgot to make a big deal of this earlier," as they were probably too busy adding more...
Tumblr Hits 20 Billion Posts, Doesn’t Appear to Care

Pinterest Users Start Civil War Against 'Thinspo' After Self-Harm Ban Fails

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Pinterest users have begun a civil war against fellow users who promote "thinspo" images on the scrapbook site by polluting the #thinspo tag with images of attractive, curvy women and aphorisms inspiring women to love their bodies no matter what they look like.Images tagged #thinspo, short for "thinspiration," are...
Pinterest Users Start Civil War Against 'Thinspo' After Self-Harm Ban Fails
Pinterest updates its terms of service, simplifies copyright complaints

DoSomething.org Turns To Texting To Help Teens On The Brink

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The teen-oriented social impact organization created a groundswell of support for social causes from thousands of new members when it started texting its user base. Now, they want to use mobile messages to save those young people from suicide, rape, or self-harm....
DoSomething.org Turns To Texting To Help Teens On The Brink

Waging war on web 'thinspiration' | Tina Hassannia

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I tried to dent the pro-anorexia subculture on Instagram. But until society stops telling girls thin is beautiful it's a losing battleDo a quick search on Instagram and you will find reams of "thinspiration" material, usually in the form of pictures that glamorises the extreme skinniness of various models and...
Waging war on web 'thinspiration' | Tina Hassannia

WEIRD: Video Game Characters Are Now Modeling Prada

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The characters from Final Fantasy XIII-2 are taking on a new look when they serve as models for Prada's Spring/Summer 2012 men's collection in British fashion mag Arena Homme+'s 12-page fashion spread. Because when Lightning, Noel, Snow, and company aren't vanquishing evil and whatnot, they're lounging around in silk blouses and...
WEIRD: Video Game Characters Are Now Modeling Prada
Pinterest revises terms of service, removes right to sell your content

Pornterest Vs. Pornstagram Vs. Tumblr’s #NSFW

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Wow, Pinterest’s porn section is fairly tame. I was just curious about the type of not-so-mommy-friendly content that might be popping up on what’s now the third-most popular social network after Facebook and Twitter. (Also I’m bored). After all, Tumblr houses, like, a lot of porn. Both services aim to help their members find...
Pornterest Vs. Pornstagram Vs. Tumblr’s #NSFW

Instagram bans content and hashtags promoting self-harm

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Following similar moves by Pinterest and Tumblr, Instagram has updated its community guidelines to prohibit "accounts, images, or hashtags dedicated to glorifying, promoting, or encouraging self-harm." Instagram says that the guideline is intended to "maintain a positive and healthy community," but that the rules don't apply to accounts that...
Instagram bans content and hashtags promoting self-harm

David Cameron Plans 'Radical' Child Protection Internet Measures

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The last time we heard from David Cameron, he was wringing his hands over social media in the wake of protests in the UK. One may have thought this was just a blip on the wrong-radar, but he's back and he's apparently decided that the UK government needs to handle...
David Cameron Plans 'Radical' Child Protection Internet Measures

ISP asks new customers to set access controls

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TalkTalk customers will be unable to activate broadband until they specify which categories of website children can accessParents purchasing a new broadband service will have to say if they want their children to have access to porn, gambling, self-harm and other controversial websites.TalkTalk will provide the service to each new...
ISP asks new customers to set access controls

David Cameron plans internet filter prompts to protect children from porn

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Prime minister champions 'more sophisticated' system, saying blanket filters on new computers is a waste of timeDavid Cameron has announced "radical" plans to help parents protect their children online by prompting them to tailor their computer settings to block internet pornography, violence and other unsuitable websites.The prime minister, who described...
David Cameron plans internet filter prompts to protect children from porn

Pinterest Will Make It Easier To Report Copyright Violations

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Bowing to pressure about how its uses content users post to its site, Pinterest announced changes to its service terms Saturday. Pinterest said the new terms are easier to understand and were developed with feedback from users. The terms also address recent questions raised about the site's relationship to...
Pinterest Will Make It Easier To Report Copyright Violations
Ask.fm is the new explicit online playground for teens

Tumblr to ban self-harm blogs

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The blogging website Tumblr has announced plans to remove posts which promote self-harm and eating disorders...
Tumblr to ban self-harm blogs

Tumblr On Its Self-Harm Blog Ban: Support Is OK, Glorification Is Not

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Tumblr is clarifying its sticky position regarding the new policy to ban certain blogs from its network. You may remember last week, when the company took the bold stance that blogs promoting self-harm, including anorexia, bulimia, self-mutilation and suicide, would no longer be allowed on its network. Today, the company...
Tumblr On Its Self-Harm Blog Ban: Support Is OK, Glorification Is Not

Pinterest is updating its terms of service and preparing to release its API

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Fast growing social sharing site Pinterest has introduced significant changes to its terms of service and began to develop APIs to open the service  up to third party developers and services. An email sent out to registered users explains that the company has updated the original terms that have governed...
Pinterest is updating its terms of service and preparing to release its API
#Cutting: one artist reacts to the Internet's self-harming problem

Gary McKinnon not at suicide risk, says psychologist

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Assessment differs from earlier advice and finds alleged hacker no longer poses a serious suicide risk if extradited to USAlleged hacker Gary McKinnon would no longer pose a serious suicide risk if extradited to the US, a senior psychologist has determined.Professor Declan Murphy, of the Institute of Psychiatry, King's College,...
Gary McKinnon not at suicide risk, says psychologist
Tumblr’s banning “self-harm” blogs that promote eating disorders and suicide
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