The Cybersmile Foundation launches social media campaign proving #TrollingIsUgly

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Created by Adam&EveDDB, the campaign highlights the plight of abuse people are subject to by putting themselves online. It starts with King uploading a short video of herself in her underwear asking people what they think. After a short period of time, the influencer received negative comments from trolls relaying nasty messages such as: ‘She so fatty’, ‘Girls shouldn’t lift weight, your arms are way to big’ and ‘You’re ugly, your face is still ugly’. From these messages, King and the Adam&EveDDB creative team made alterations to her body based off of what they were saying.

 

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KFC Launches US$10K ‘Internet Escape Pod’ So Colonel Sanders Can Keep You Safe

 

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Most recently, it’s introduced an ‘Internet Escape Pod’, a cage that features a long-limbed ‘Colonel Sanders’ shielding its occupants from the dangerous depths of the World Wide Web.

The pod was created to help buyers get away from the havoc caused by the “hailstorm of coupons” and advertising usually associated with Cyber Monday.

Before you start envisioning a beautiful life where you’re perpetually tucked in the embrace of your hero, there’s a catch: the tent will take US$10,000 out of your pocket. For an anti-tech, anti-internet product, the price is no small fry.

Bumble Promotes Anti-Catfishing Feature With a Food Truck

Dating app Bumble handed out free catfish to raise awareness of an anti-catfishing feature.

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What to do about a catfish — millennial-speak for someone who pretends to be someone they aren’t online?

Fry ’em up and eat them for lunch, says Bumble, the dating app on which women must message the men first.

The Austin-based tech company behind the app rolled out an airstream food truck in New York this weekend, serving fish tacos to promote a new photo verification feature intended to weed out phony accounts.

Cellphones in Hand, Saudi Women Challenge Notions of Male Control

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The three cases are part of a campaign by Saudi women, who have been broadcasting daring videos with their cellphones, using Facebook to organize street protests and posting Twitter messages to challenge the very idea of male supremacy in their famously patriarchal society.

The campaign, started by a loose network of activists who have enlisted young, media-savvy women, has gone far beyond earlier protests against the kingdom’s reaffirmed ban on female drivers, and has become a challenge to the pervasive guardianship system. In this entrenched system of guardianship, a male relative — usually a father or a husband, but sometimes a brother or even a son — has the legal right to control a woman’s movements.

What use is the right to drive, the young activists ask, if a woman still needs a man’s permission to leave the house?

Even among some of the activists themselves, there has been surprise at the response. “I’m very impressed; a few years ago I thought I was the only one who thought this way,” said Moudi al-Johani, 26, a Saudi woman who said she was locked up by her family when she returned from Florida during a college vacation.

The Last Emoji

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Sprint has unveiled the ultimate emoji as a statement against texting while driving.

…According to Adweek, Sprint and Alma chose Miami as the location for the sculpture, and placed it there April 29, because Florida remains one of the few states that does not prohibit texting while driving as a primary offense. This means that texting drivers can only be issued citations if they’ve been pulled over for another traffic offense.