Media & Arts

#MeToo and #TimesUp Have Pushed 48% of Companies To Review Pay Policies

Posted by on April 14, 2018 in Films & TV, Media & Arts with 0 Comments
#MeToo and #TimesUp Have Pushed 48% of Companies To Review Pay Policies

48% of companies say they’re reviewing their pay policies with an eye toward closing the compensation gap between males and females.

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Will This Be Trial That Puts Cosby Away?

Posted by on April 14, 2018 in Films & TV, Internet, Media & Arts with 0 Comments
Will This Be Trial That Puts Cosby Away?

Cosby trial reveals alleged victim was paid nearly $3.4 M

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Showing They ‘Learned Nothing’ From Iraq, Corporate Media Help Beat War Drums for Trump Attack on Syria

Posted by on April 12, 2018 in Corporate Controlled Media, Media & Arts with 0 Comments
Showing They ‘Learned Nothing’ From Iraq, Corporate Media Help Beat War Drums for Trump Attack on Syria

As media critic Simon Maloy lamented, the behavior of much of the corporate media “indicates how alarmingly comfortable much of the mainstream press is with the idea that the president can just up and decide to initiate military hostilities whenever, wherever, and for whatever reason—even when there is no actual reason at all.”

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Google’s File on You Is 10 Times Bigger Than Facebook’s — Here’s How to View It

Posted by on April 10, 2018 in Internet, Media & Arts, Social Media with 0 Comments
Google’s File on You Is 10 Times Bigger Than Facebook’s — Here’s How to View It

Curious about just how much of his data Google had, web developer Dylan Curran says he downloaded his Google data file, which is offered by the company in a hub called “My Account.” This hub was created in 2015, along with a tool called “My Activity.” The report issued is similar to the one Facebook delivers to its users upon request. Curran says his report totalled 5.5 GB, which is almost ten times larger than the one Facebook offered him. The amount and type of data in his file, Mr. Curran says, suggests Google is not only constantly tracking our online movements but may also be monitoring our physical locations.

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The (Almost) Complete History of ‘Fake News’

Posted by on April 7, 2018 in Entertainment, Media & Arts, Social Media with 0 Comments
The (Almost) Complete History of ‘Fake News’

How a phrase that originally referred to moneymaking Macedonian teens came to mean a whole lot more.

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Not 50 Million, Not 87 Million… Facebook Admits Data From ‘Most’ of Its 2 Billion Users Compromised by ‘Malicious Actors’

Posted by on April 5, 2018 in Media & Arts, Social Media with 0 Comments
Not 50 Million, Not 87 Million… Facebook Admits Data From ‘Most’ of Its 2 Billion Users Compromised by ‘Malicious Actors’

Buried in Facebook’s announcement that Cambridge Analytica had improperly gathered data from up to 87 million users was the stunning admission that “malicious actors” exploited the site’s search features to collection information from “most” of its 2 billion users.

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This 4 Minute Video Will Really Make You Rethink Your Use of Social Media

Posted by on April 3, 2018 in Media & Arts, Social Media with 0 Comments
This 4 Minute Video Will Really Make You Rethink Your Use of Social Media

“This Panda Is Dancing – Time Well Spent” is a poetic short film by Max Stossel & Sander van Dijk. In the Attention Economy, technology and media are designed to maximize our screen-time. But what if they were designed to help us live by our values? What if news & media companies were creating content that enriched our lives, vs. catering to our most base instincts for clicks? What if social platforms were designed to help us create our ideal social lives, instead of to maximize time-on site and “likes”?

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Viral Video Exposes News Stations Across US Pumping Exact Same Scripted Fear into Viewers

Posted by on April 2, 2018 in Corporate Controlled Media, Media & Arts with 0 Comments
Viral Video Exposes News Stations Across US Pumping Exact Same Scripted Fear into Viewers

This viral video includes nine stations simultaneous featured on the screen saying in unison, “But we’re concerned about the troubling trend of irresponsible, one-sided news stories plaguing our country. The sharing of biased and false news has become all too common on SOCIAL MEDIA.”

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Illuminate Film Festival – The Very Best in Conscious Cinema | May 30 – June 3, 2018

Posted by on April 1, 2018 in Alternative Media, Films & TV, Media & Arts with 0 Comments
Illuminate Film Festival – The Very Best in Conscious Cinema | May 30 – June 3, 2018

The Illuminate Film Festival was founded on the premise that the language of film is universal and a dynamic force in carrying messages to the masses, the Festival showcases the best of transformational media to uplift, inspire and transform.

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How Do You Describe Grace? (Video with Jason Silva)

Posted by on March 30, 2018 in Entertainment, Internet, Media & Arts with 0 Comments
How Do You Describe Grace? (Video with Jason Silva)

Silva delves into the emotions evoked when one thinks about grace and the nature of man’s transformative cells, nature’s wonderful array and the perception of God.

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The Internet of Things Is a Formula for a Global Trance

Posted by on March 28, 2018 in Internet, Media & Arts with 0 Comments
The Internet of Things Is a Formula for a Global Trance

The Internet of Things means life will become automatic for a large chunk of the population. Your car will drive you. Your fridge will order new food items. Your heat and air conditioning will operate beyond your control. Your toaster will decide how brown the bread will be. Your whole home will run on prescribed algorithms, deciding how much energy you can use and when. You will become a spectator. Passivity IS hypnosis!

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As Feds Launch Probe, Users Discover ‘Horrifying’ Reach of Facebook’s Data Mining

Posted by on March 27, 2018 in Media & Arts, Social Media with 0 Comments
As Feds Launch Probe, Users Discover ‘Horrifying’ Reach of Facebook’s Data Mining

After a New Zealand man named Dylan McKay called attention in a viral tweet last week to the alarming fact that Facebook had collected his “entire call history” with his partner’s mother and “metadata about every text message [he’s] ever received or sent,” other Facebook users began downloading their archive of personal data the social media giant had stored and discovered that McKay’s experience was hardly anomalous.

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10 Social Media Networks to Use Instead of Facebook

Posted by on March 25, 2018 in Media & Arts, Social Media with 0 Comments
10 Social Media Networks to Use Instead of Facebook

There are six primary reasons why we need our social media run through the blockchain technology: distributed consensus mechanisms ensure better security and privacy; blockchain eliminates censorship and safeguards freedom of speech by anonymizing user meta-data; in a blockchain, you aren’t the product (your meta-data is not harvested for commercial gain); by eliminating a central server, users have more control over their own content; blockchain’s tokens, coins, and smart contacts make transactions, payments, and peer-to-peer commerce smoother; decentralized networks sans external payment methods mean crowdfunding for startups is much easier.

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Lawsuits Pile Up As #DeleteFacebook Movement Spreads

Posted by on March 22, 2018 in Media & Arts, Social Media with 0 Comments
Lawsuits Pile Up As #DeleteFacebook Movement Spreads

#DeleteFacebook started trending on Twitter late Tuesday as users complained about “trust issues” regarding how the company shares their personal data. It gained a notable booster when WhatsApp co-founder Brian Acton tweeted that the time has come for Facebook users to delete their accounts. “Delete and forget. It’s time to care about privacy,” he tweeted.

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WATCH: How Music Can Heal Us [Super Cool 3-Minute Video with Jason Silva]

Posted by on March 16, 2018 in Conscious Art, Films and Music, Media & Arts with 0 Comments
WATCH: How Music Can Heal Us [Super Cool 3-Minute Video with Jason Silva]

This capacity of music and concert and vibe and people together to create a shared ecstasy, an electronic Buddhism in which the self vanishes, is one way in which we escape death. It’s one way in which we pierce the finite, and for a second we become infinite.

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