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Martin Sorell warns : Prism will alter attitudes towards data

Martin Sorell rightly calls Google, Twitter, facebook et al "media companies masquerading as technology companies", and believes that The Guardian’s revelation about the National Security Agency PRISM program will directly affect consumer behavior. Not just the old farts who have been online since 1990s, but also for the snapchatting kids who have grown up online and have a very different attitude toward privacy. This will change. (Finally!)

Speaking to Brandrepublic in Cannes Sorell says "Prism will alter attitudes towards data".

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Photographer sues BuzzFeed for $3.6M for using photo without permission

Yikes! As reported by Paidcontent :"Photographer sues BuzzFeed for $3.6M over viral sharing model", Imaging Resource : "Photographer sues BuzzFeed for $3.6 million over image use", and Petapixel: "Photographer Sues BuzzFeed for $3.6M for Using Photo Without Permission" ....a photographer has sued Buzzfeed. For lots of money.

The image which was ganked off the photographers clearly labelled "all rights reserved" flickr page, and posted in a Buzzfeed listicle called the 30 funniest header faces. Buzzfeed did the DMCA thing and removed the image as soon as the Kai Eiselein alerted them to the fact that nobody had asked for permission to use that image. Not good enough! Kai Eiselein is slapping Buzzfeed with a suit anyway, arguing that Buzzfeed encourages people to share, syndicate, source and plain old steal from them - thus causing the image to appear all over the web.

Buzzfeed, Inc. actively encourages its users to share content, regardless of whether or not that content is owned by, or licensed to, Buzzfeed. The plaintiff asserts that Buzzfeed, Inc. is responsible for 61 contributory infringements upon his photograph.

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Xbox One and the ASCII middle-fingers on facebook.

Right now the Xbox's Facebook page is home the what may be the worlds largest collection of ASCII art bird-flipping. Consumers aren't loving the new Xbox One system. Sony pwned Xbox with this Playstation 4 "official sharing tutorial", and I suppose the gamers decided to join in mocking Microsoft, invading facebook en masse.

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Portland Press Herald: social media for everyone talks SM with Adland's Åsk 'Dabitch' Wäppling

We gab social media is Portland Press Herald, 'Social media for everyone, from the C-Suite to the street'. Then, now, big, small, the marketing in and the dangers of our new interconnected lives.

 

Want to work in Ghana? Now Available Africa is seeking talent in Cannes.

Want to spend some time down in Africa? Where it rains? Sorry, had a Toto song in my head. Now Available.it have opened a 'Afropean' shop in west Africa, in Ghana's capitol Accra: Now Available Africa. If you're keen, you have a chance to interview with the Italian board in Cannes. Details below.

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Dumb ways to die starts winning everything in Cannes.

As predicted Dumb Ways To Die is raking home the lions in Cannes, it took the Grand Prix in the Direct Lions and PR Lions. It also got a nice Gold Lion in the Promo & Activation Lions category. Trust me, it ain't over until the fat fireworks blow up on Saturday, there will be more. How do I know? Have you seen anything else memorable in 2012? That cleaned up at both D&AD and One Show?

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Duolingo proposes to user in special exercise set up by boyfriend.

Duolingo are romantic saps. When Flavio asked them to help him do a a duolingo proposal, they did. See, Flavio knew that his girlfriend was taking Italian lessons with Duolingo so that she would be able to speak to her beau in Italian. He asked Duolingo to set up an exercise just for her that would lead to the big question. It began innocently enough, with "Lui ti ama" to translate. "He loves you". Then "Lui ti adora", he adores you.. and then it got personal: “Will you marry Flavio Esposito?”

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