Tuesday, June 15, 2021
Tuesday, June 15, 2021

United States: Some Interesting CDA Section 230 Developments: A Novel FCRA Victory, A …

To print this article, all you need is to be registered or login on Mondaq.com. In the past month, there have been some notable developments surrounding Section 230 of the Communications Decency Act ("CDA" or "Section 230") beyond the ongoing debate in Congress over the potential for legislative reform. These include a novel application of CDA in a FCRA online privacy case (Henderson v. The Source for Public Data, No. 20-294 (E.D. Va. May 19, 2021)) and the denial of CDA immunity in another case involving an alleged design defect in a social media app (Lemmon v. Snap Inc., No. 20-55295 (9th Cir. May 4, 2021), as well as the uncertainties surrounding a new Florida law that attempts to regulate content moderation decisions and user policies of large online platforms. Florida's SB 7072 On May 24, 2021, the Florida governor signed a bill (SB 7072) that, among other things: prohibits large "social media platforms" (i.e., over 100 million global monthly users) from willfully deplatforming Florida political candidates, bars any action to shadowban or deplatform a "journalistic enterprise" based on the content of its publications, and prohibits deplatforming or limiting access to a user's posting without first giving notice and offering…

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TikTok users terrified at apocalyptic 'safe zone' seen on Snapchat map of Dubai

Invalid EmailSomething went wrong, please try again later.When you subscribe we will use the information you provide to send you these newsletters. Your information will be used in accordance with ourPrivacy Notice.A TikTok user has been given a glimpse into a terrifying post-apocalyptic world after discovering a group of islands that may house the countries most powerful people should world order collapse. The islands ominously found off the coast of Dubai in the United Arab Emirates have been positioned in an eerily similar shape to the the world map. Dozens of islands scatter the coastal area with many labelled as country or place names such as the United Kingdom, Australia and California, reports Lad Bible. One island has even been named Island Michael Schumacher, presumably in honour of the former Formula One motor racing champion. The islands were labelled as countries of areas of the world (Image: TikTok) The real life Fox Mulder shared details of their find on TikTok using a Snapchat map to provide evidence of the dramatic discovery. Scrolling over the map the computerised voice asks: ""I saw this on TikTok and didn't believe it but oh my god what the f***?" The video, with added haunting…

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Snapchat releases a fun new filter which uses AR to make you look like an animated Disney …

Released in 2011, Snapchat is one fun platform. The app gave tough competition to other famous social platforms and made its way into the hearts of its users. The app stood out from others mainly because of its unique concept and features like stories, streaks, etc.Ever since its release Snapchat has always developed features that attract users and give them an excellent user experience.If you are someone that has been using Snapchat for a long time, you might remember the boring times when there used to be no lens feature on the app.Things changed when they released a bunch of new lenses which were unlike the ones other apps had. The lens feature scans users face and then applies different filters on it, one of the most famous being the dog filter.Don't we all just love Snapchat lenses? They make our photos look better, they make texting with friends much better as you can send them cool snaps instead of boring text messages.The Snapchat lens made a lot of people join Snapchat and proved to be one of Snapchat's most profitable feature.Considering the fact that lens is one of Snapchat's top used feature, Snapchat regularly brings out new and awesome…

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UK teenager jailed after kicking elderly man into river while laughing and filming for Snapchat

A UK teenager who kicked an elderly man into a river then ran away laughing while filming it all on Snapchat has been jailed for 10 weeks.  Benjamin Bridgeman, 19, booted the 74-year-old into the ice-cold River Mersey in Warrington as he took a break from his walk on April 25, reports Metro UK.  Bridgeman and an unnamed 16-year-old boy ran away from the river laughing and uploaded footage of the attack to Snapchat alongside a sequence of laughing emojis.  The victim was only rescued from the water after two 14-year-old schoolgirls heard him yelling for help. Khloe Woods and Ellie Hughes formed a human chain to pull the man, who was just managing to keep his head above water, out of the river.  In court, Bridgemen pleaded guilty and was sentenced to 10 weeks in prison and ordered to pay £500 (NZ$989.66) in compensation to the victim.  Judge Nicholas Sanders said the offence was "extremely serious" and the video shared to social media was "frankly sickening".  The court heard how the victim was pushed "very hard" from behind while out for his walk causing him to fall into the river and hit his face on "something".  The river was…

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This “Never Have I Ever” Quiz Will Officially Determine If You're A Nightmare On The Internet

 Tweeted song lyrics or put lyrics as your status Tweeted song lyrics or put lyrics as your status  Posted a "Like my status for a truth is" or something adjacent Posted a "Like my status for a truth is" or something adjacent  Poked someone on Facebook Poked someone on Facebook  Been in a poke war with someone on Facebook Been in a poke war with someone on Facebook  Only ever left negative reviews on Yelp Only ever left negative reviews on Yelp  Posted pictures of your friend without their permission Posted pictures of your friend without their permission  Posted a video of your friend without their permission Posted a video of your friend without their permission  Posted pictures of a stranger without their permission Posted pictures of a stranger without their permission  Posted a video of a stranger without their permission Posted a video of a stranger without their permission  Posted more than once a day Posted more than once a day  Posted more than five times a day Posted more than five times a day  Posted more than 10 times a day Posted more than 10 times a day  Used "XD" or "xD" as laughing faces Used "XD" or…

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Snapchat: 'Language learning lenses' now make it easier to learn Bengali, Punjabi, and other …

Image Courtesy: Forbes Last year, Snapchat made it easier for users to learn Hindi, Kannada, and Marathi languages by introducing language learning lenses, and now they’ve expanded the languages by adding Bengali, Punjabi, and Telugu languages in the lenses as well. Image Courtesy: The Bharat Express News.  Snapchat leverages AR and Machine Learning Technology to discover the names of over 1,000 objects in multiple languages. Users are required to put the object in front of the Snapchat lenses to identify the name of the object in regional language. For individuals interested in learning several regional languages of India, this function is really valuable. All credit goes to Atit Kharel, a member of the snap lenses network, who created these innovative lenses. In an interview, Atit Kharel said “I have always been attracted by India’s cultural richness and the variety of languages that are spoken here, ” “The lenses were built with the aim of making learning Indian languages enjoyable and easier,” he added. Snapchat has introduced various useful features for its users in recent years, including an AR store that allows users to select and buy clothes on Snapchat, as well as Bitmojis that inspires others to use recycled products…

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Warriors star Draymond Green gets trolled by Taylor Rooks over NSFW Snapchat snafu

The Golden State Warriors had a bittersweet year in 2016. The Dubs made history by virtue of their 73-9 regular-season record but found themselves on the bitter end of it when they blew a 3-1 lead in the NBA Finals. For Draymond Green, the embarrassment did not stop in June. To recall, Green found himself in a scandalous corner after accidentally showing the entire world a picture of his private business. Via Michael Lee of The Washington Post: “We’re all one click away from placing something in the wrong place. I suffered from that this morning.” Unfortunately, the internet never forgets as Draymond Green was reminded of that particular episode during Bleacher Report’s “Just Playin'” hosted by Taylor Rooks. She left the breadcrumbs for the Warriors star which, to no surprise, got picked up by Green quickly. Rooks: “This is like an app where you can take a pic but it goes away.” Green: “Snapchat? Y’all foul.” Sorry, Draymond. This will forever haunt the Warriors All-Star even past his retirement. He did serve as a reminder to others on how important it is to think before they click. Then again, this is only a blip in his decorated resume. Draymond…

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Clackamas County Sheriff's Office arrests man on several sex abuse charges

CLACKAMAS COUNTY, OR (KPTV) - A Clackamas County man is behind bars - facing several sex charges. Police arrested 40-year-old Vitaliy Yasinskiy Wednesday night and investigators say he used Snapchat to lure his underage victim."If your child has a smartphone, essentially, there's thousands of sex offenders or pimps in your living room," Detective Chad Kyser with Clackamas County Sheriff's Office's Adult Sex Crimes Unit, said.They're sending that strong message to warn parents and children about the dangers of online predators after they arrested Yasinskiy. Kyser said Yasinsky used the Snapchat app to contact the underage victim in this case."The offender essentially reached out to the victim and started following on Snapchat and then that segued into having contact. you know, replying to stories," Kyser said. "Then that ultimately led to meeting up in person and that's where the crime started occurring from there."He said Snapchat tends to be commonly used in these cases because it's harder to track."Snapchat, the way the platform is set up is that when you send a message, it'll instantly delete if you have it set up that way. So, retention of records presents a larger problem," Kyser said.This has been going on for months, but…

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Authorities: Man sent nude photo to girl, attempted sexual meeting

EAU CLAIRE — A Menomonie man sent a nude photo of himself to a 13-year-old girl and attempted to arrange a sexual meeting with her, authorities said.Rayco N. Richardson, 20, E4072 440th Ave., was charged Thursday in Eau Claire County Court with felony counts of use of a computer to facilitate a child sex crime, exposing a child to harmful descriptions and exposing genitals.Richardson is scheduled to make his initial court appearance on Thursday, June 17.According to the criminal complaint:The legal guardian of the girl told police on April 12 that the girl appeared to be having an online Snapchat dating relationship with a 19-year-old man, who was later identified as Richardson.The girl’s phone had hundreds of messages between her and Richardson.In the messages, the girl and Richardson talked about loving each other. Many of the messages from Richardson addressed his desire to meet the girl in person to have sex with her.The girl, in the messages, talks about being 13 years old. And Richardson talks about both of their ages.The girl’s phone and the messages were provided to police.The girl told an Eau Claire police detective that she met with Richardson on one occasion but was hesitant to discuss…

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