Plus is Kanye West starting his own streaming service?
Facebook is testing a new preemptive revenge porn defence in Australia that may, at first blush, feel counterproductive: uploading your nude photos or videos directly to Messenger. According to ABC News, Facebook has partnered with the office of the Australian government’s e-Safety Commissioner on the project that states that by uploading the images or videos you fear may be shared in the future, Facebook can digitally “hash” the media to track the media using the same artificial intelligence-based technologies it uses in its photo and face matching algorithms, and then prevent it from being uploaded and shared in the future.
Read more about this crazy yet genius idea here.
Instagram users are cheering today, with the Facebook-owned platform announcing in a blog post that all photos and videos from users’ camera rolls can now be added to Instagram Stories. So no more 24-hour restriction!
Get all of the details here.
Taylor Swift is expected to hold back her forthcoming album Reputation from all streaming services during the first week of sales following its November 10 release. Reports from Bloomberg suggests that the 27-year-old pop star’s team is currently negotiating with streaming services to determine when the album will become available for consumption, but one record label insider told The Music Network “it’s a strategy of pure greed and absolute hypocrisy that is a ploy to grab headlines leading into the album release on Friday.”
Read more about this well-known tactic here.
- Facebook’s unorthodox new revenge porn defence is to upload nudes to Facebook [via The Verge]
- Facebook introduces a Messenger plugin for business websites [via TechCrunch]
- Facebook shows it’s still trying to fight fake news in latest attempt [via The Next Web]
- Twitter is giving everyone longer tweets, but you probably won’t use them [via Recode]
- Twitter replaced its character counter with a circle and everyone’s really confused [via Mashable]
- Twitter will monitor tweets to find the biggest holiday trends [via Digital Trends]
- Older Photos and Videos Can Now Be Added to Instagram Stories [via Adweek]
- Instagram now lets some users view bookmarked posts on the web [via The Verge]
- Instagram pushes more influencers to adopt its new format for sponsored posts [via TechCrunch]
- If you’ve Instagrammed the Mona Lisa, you might be in this short film [via Mashable]
- Taylor Swift’s forthcoming album won’t be available on streaming services for a full week [via The Music Network]
- Taylor Swift is going to save the CD [via Quartz]
- Andrew McManus Kicks Off New Festival With Jimmy Barnes [via Noise11]
- Australia Rising: Alex Lahey on the most exciting new acts from Down Under [via NME]
- New Study Shows Which Cities Have the Cheapest and Most Expensive Concert Tickets [via Pigeons & Planes]
- High Scores: Jessica Curry Mixes Classical Compositions with Virtual Reality [via Bandcamp Daily]
- Kanye West Might Be Starting His Own Streaming Service [via Complex Music]
- How Thor: Ragnarok director Taika Waititi got the rights to Led Zeppelin’s Immigrant Song [via The Verge]
- 38% Of The Music Business Now Indie Labels [via hypebot]
- Who Needs Shazam? Google Assistant App Adds Song Recognition [via hypebot]
- Musical.ly starts to attract brands for influencer marketing [via Music Ally]
- Snapchat’s potential redesign might be too little, too late [via The Next Web]
- Snap says it’s going to start paying top creators [via The Verge]
- This is what happens when Facebook eats your business [via Quartz]
- A Twitter executive banished laptops from his meeting, and the reactions were excellent [via Quartz]
- Why Maybelline is winning at social media [via Digiday]
- Google will soon estimate how long you have to wait at that trendy restaurant [via Fast Company]
- Haven’t upgraded to iOS 11? You’re not alone. [via Mashable]
JADEN JAM: New Zealand’s first cat and internet sensation, Paddles, has sadly died.