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Protesters, journalists capture sobering images of racists marching in Charlottesville

Nazis, white nationalists, and other hate groups are marching in Charlottesville, Virginia ahead of a rally to protest the removal of a statue of Confederate Gen. Robert E. Lee.  Hours before the rally was scheduled to start, racists streaming i.....»»

Category: topSource:  mashableAug 12th, 2017

Google Explains Why It Banned the App For Gab, a Right-Wing Twitter Rival

AmiMoJo shares a report from Ars Technica: When right-wing trolls and outright racists get kicked off of Twitter, they often move to Gab, a right-wing Twitter competitor. Gab was founded by Andrew Torba, who says it's devoted to unfettered free expre.....»»

Category: topSource:  slashdotRelated News2 hr. 19 min. ago

Google figured out how to flawlessly remove stock-photo watermarks

Watermarks are placed on copyrighted images like stock-photos in order to keep people from using them without permission or without paying. And manually removing them requires Photoshop skills, time and being ok with the image not looking it.....»»

Category: topSource:  engadgetRelated News3 hr. 26 min. ago

Tor “can’t build free and open source tools” and stop racists from using them

"We are everything they claim to despise," but Tor won't prevent vile usage of its tools. (credit: Tor Project) The Tor Project has reiterated its absolutist commitment to free speech, saying that even though Daily Stormer recently moved to a.....»»

Category: topSource:  arstechnicaRelated News4 hr. 47 min. ago

Can"t See the Solar Eclipse? Tune in Online or Watch on TV

Ronald Dantowitz has been looking forward to Monday's solar eclipse for nearly 40 years. An astronomer who specializes in solar imaging, he's been photographing eclipses for more than three decades, and will be using 14 cameras to capture the Aug. 21.....»»

Category: topSource:  scitechtodayRelated News5 hr. 19 min. ago

Box Adds Google Cloud Vision for Image Recognition, More News

Box moved a little deeper into the digital asset management space this week with the announcement that it's adding Google Images search technology to its platform via the Google Cloud Vision API. Continue reading........»»

Category: itSource:  cmswireRelated News5 hr. 19 min. ago

We"re at a crossroads for free speech online, and it could change the internet as we know it

After decades of operating in the shadows of the web, online racists are now the focus of deserved intense anger and sudden action by the entities that once blithely hosted them. While there's never been a tacit endorsement from the internet's gateke.....»»

Category: topSource:  mashableRelated News5 hr. 35 min. ago

Google explains why it banned the app for Gab, a right-wing Twitter rival

Gab's free-speech stance makes it popular with right-wing trolls and racists. Google CEO Sundar Pichai. (credit: Sam Churchill) When right-wing trolls and outright racists get kicked off of Twitter, they often move to Gab, a Twitter competito.....»»

Category: topSource:  arstechnicaRelated News7 hr. 27 min. ago

USA Today teams with Instagram to livestream the solar eclipse

The USA Today Network has announced that in collaboration with Instagram, it will livestream the total solar eclipse on August 21st. The feed will feature real-time video broadcasts by journalists in areas along the eclipse's path of to.....»»

Category: topSource:  engadgetRelated News7 hr. 46 min. ago

Google uses machine learning to help journalists track hate

Hate crimes have sadly existed long before last weekend's tragic events in Charlottesville, Virginia but tracking them has been difficult. To help fix that, the Google News Lab has partnered with ProPublica, the New York Times, BuzzFeed.....»»

Category: topSource:  engadgetRelated News7 hr. 46 min. ago

Leaked images show off one of the iPhone 8"s key components

The iPhone 8 is (hopefully) coming soon, and we might just have a closer look at one of its most important components.  The new A11 processor chip that will power the next iPhone allegedly appears in newly leaked photos posted to Slashleaks, whi.....»»

Category: topSource:  mashableRelated News7 hr. 55 min. ago

Gab, the right-wing Twitter rival, just got its app banned by Google

Gab's free-speech stance makes it popular with right-wing trolls and racists. Google CEO Sundar Pichai. (credit: Sam Churchill) When right-wing trolls and outright racists get kicked off of Twitter, they often move to Gab, a right-wing Twitte.....»»

Category: topSource:  arstechnicaRelated News10 hr. 19 min. ago

Heather Heyer"s mom refuses to talk to President Trump after his press conference

Turns out the mother of Heather Heyer, the 32-year-old who was killed after a man crashed his car into a crowd of counter-protesters at the "Unite the Right" rally in Charlottesville, Virginia, isn't as big of a Trump fan as he made her out to be. In.....»»

Category: topSource:  mashableRelated News10 hr. 54 min. ago

Arnold Schwarzenegger just told a Trump bobblehead doll what to say about Charlottesville

Arnold Schwarzenegger knows a thing or two about Nazis — the original ones — having been born in Austria in 1947, shortly after the end of the Second World War.  SEE ALSO: Mark Ruffalo, Olivia Wilde, and more celebs led a powerful pr.....»»

Category: topSource:  mashableRelated News10 hr. 54 min. ago

Scorching heat, rolling blackouts: The West is changing how it does summer

The electricity industry at large can take pointers from a region working its grid hard. Enlarge (credit: Getty Images) This June, we received a letter from a reader asking why it seemed like there are fewer summer blackouts, especially in th.....»»

Category: topSource:  arstechnicaRelated News13 hr. 19 min. ago

Scorching heat, rolling blackouts: The west is changing how it does summer

The electricity industry at large can take pointers from a region working its grid hard. Enlarge (credit: Getty Images) This June, we received a letter from a reader asking why it seemed like there are fewer summer blackouts, especially in th.....»»

Category: topSource:  arstechnicaRelated News14 hr. 35 min. ago

Rupert Murdoch"s son speaks out against Trump in blistering email about Charlottesville

James Murdoch, CEO of 21st Century Fox and son of Trump's close ally Rupert Murdoch, has penned a blistering email condemning the president's reaction after the violence in Charlottesville.  SEE ALSO: Read Tim Cook's powerful note to Apple emplo.....»»

Category: topSource:  mashableRelated News15 hr. 19 min. ago

Leaked Galaxy Note 8 images show the phone in the flesh

A dummy Galaxy Note 8 has been photographed from a variety of angles, giving us one of our best looks yet at the phone. The best images we’ve seen so far of the Samsung Galaxy Note 8 have been renders, but today we’ve seen high-qu.....»»

Category: topSource:  techradarRelated News16 hr. 35 min. ago

The A to Z of Photography: Chromatic aberration

Chromatic aberration, or color fringing, is a common artefact in digital images – here's what you need to know. Chromatic aberration is an optical deficiency caused by a lens’ inability focus all wavelengths of light on the same plan.....»»

Category: topSource:  techradarRelated News17 hr. 19 min. ago

Samsung Galaxy Note 8 Dummy Leaks; Promo Leaflet Reveal Specs

Just as we saw Samsung Galaxy Note 8 leaked on benchmarking websites AnTuTu and GFXBench, it looks like we now have some images showcasing a dummy model of the upcoming flagship device, claimed to be captured somewhere in China. According to the imag.....»»

Category: topSource:  techtreeRelated News17 hr. 34 min. ago

Tina Fey eats a cake for America on SNL"s "Weekend Update: Summer Edition"

Tina Fey didn't like seeing racists march through her college town.  "It broke my heart to see these evil forces descend upon Charlottesville," the University of Virginia graduate told Colin Jost on Weekend Update: Summer Edition. SEE ALSO:.....»»

Category: topSource:  mashableRelated News21 hr. 3 min. ago