AI photo editor FaceApp goes viral again on iOS, raises questions about photo library access

FaceApp. So. The app has gone viral again after first doing so two years ago or so. The effect has gotten better but these apps, like many other one off viral apps, tend to come and go in waves driven by influencer networks or paid promotion. We first covered this particular AI photo editor  from a team of Russian developers about two years ago.

Burberry Monogram Is the Latest Must-Have in Fashion | fashion and trends

Burberry Group Plc just pulled a rabbit out of its vintage check hat. The British luxury brand –which is in the middle of a business turnaround – reported same-store sales growth of 4% in the three months to June 29, double what was expected by analysts. The performance is all the more notablegiven the disruption to its Hong Kong stores from the city’s recent protests.

Small plane lands on water near Maryland beach in front of onlookers

A pilot of a small plane landed the aircraft on the waters off a Maryland beach Tuesday but was not hurt, police said.

Trevor H. Deihl, 23, of Reedville, Va., told officials he’d been flying his single-engine Cessna 172RG when the plane started having engine problems, Maryland State Police said.

Deihl brought the aircraft down toward the water and skidded for several feet before it stopped off an Ocean City beach.
Deihl was the only person inside and managed to get out. Paramedics treated and released him.


Citizen Engagement in the Contemporary Era of Fake News: Hegemonic Distraction or Control of the Social Media Context?

Paper by Paul R. Carr, Sandra Liliana Cuervo Sanchez, and Michelli Aparecida Daros: “Social media platforms have gained prominence worldwide over the past decade. Texts, images, recordings/podcasts, videos and innovations of all sorts have been created, and can be shared and disseminated, including fake news in all of its dimensions. By playing supposedly a neutral political role, social media platforms are accessible to users, generally without discrimination, in addition to being a lure and target for certain/targeted constituencies.


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