At last, a camera app that automatically removes all people from your photos – TechCrunch

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As a misanthrope living in a vibrant city, I'm never short of things to complain about. And in particular the problem of people crowding into my photos, whatever I happen to shoot, is a persistent one. That won't be an issue any more with Bye Bye Camera, an app that simply removes any humans from photos you take. It's an art project, though a practical one (art can be practical!), The collective, in particular the artist damjanski, has worked on a variety of playful takes on the digital era, such as a CAPTCHA that excludes humans, and setting up a dialogue between two Google conversational agents.


Instagram removes 'Following' feature that allowed people to see other users' likes and comments.

Daily Mail - Science & tech

Instagram has confirmed it will remove the'Following' tab from the app. The feature allowed users to keep track of photos and videos everyone in their follow list was liking or commenting on. The feature was launched in 2011, as a subcategory under the'Like' menu, the heart-shaped icon at the bottom of screen when you open the app. Instagram's'Following' feature wasn't easy to find, but it could be a major source of anxiety for users. Many users didn't even know the feature existed, but for those who did it could sometimes be a depressing affirmation that one's friends were busy liking everyone else's posts.


Police demand Google remove speed trap, drunk driver checkpoint alerts

ZDNet

The City of New York Police Department (NYPD) has asked Google to stop providing alerts to users when they are coming up to speed cameras and sobriety checkpoints. According to a letter sent by the NYPD to the tech giant and seen by CBS New York, law enforcement has put Google "on notice" over DWI checkpoints being mapped on the crowd-based traffic app, Waze. Waze was acquired in 2013 by Google. The app relies on user input to provide traffic, accident, and map data in real-time. A new feature recently added to the mobile application is the addition of speed camera locations which warn drivers when they are on approach.


Instagram testing new feature that lets users remove followers

Daily Mail - Science & tech

Instagram is trying out a new feature that will allow users to remove followers. A company spokesperson confirmed to the Verge that Instagram is currently testing the tool. Previously, users could only delete followers if they made their profile private. Otherwise, they could block specific accounts. Instagram is trying out a new feature that will allow users to remove followers.


Arizona Radio Station Removes Child Pornography Announcement

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It said: "If you have such material, you can save yourselves and your family a ton of grief and save the taxpayers a lot of money by never storing such pictures on the hard drive of your computer. Always use an external drive and hide it where nobody will ever find it. Likewise, never keep paper pictures, tapes or films of naked juveniles where anybody else can find them."