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‘ It’s genuine, you are aware ?’: why the online influencer industry is going’ authentic’

The long read: Calamity such as Fyre Festival have tarnished the boom business of YouTube and Instagram starrings. Now the industrys top tastemakers have a new scheme: keeping it real In a central London hair salon last December, the manner influencer Victoria Magrath( @inthefrow) mingled among a few of her 849,000 Instagram adherents. Magrath- tall, …

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Are you ready? This is all the data Facebook and Google have on you | Dylan Curran

The harvesting of our personal details goes far beyond what many of us could imagine. So I braced myself and had a look Want to freak yourself out? I’m going to show just how much of your information the likes of Facebook and Google store about you without you even realising it. Google knows where …

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The fallout from # PlaneBae shows how voyeurism has been normalised | Arwa Mahdawi

A women account of two strangers fulfilling on a flight went viral recently, but it was not her story to share and those who participated ought to feel guilty about it If a passenger on a plane reclines their seat the moment the flight takes off, it is fair to say they are a terrible …

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Trump interview: ‘I’m very popular in Britain. I is a lot of fan mail’

A round-up of some of the more eyebrow-raising statements in the US chairwomen interview with Piers Morgan Donald Trump Trump interview: ‘I’m very popular in Britain. I is a lot of fan mail’ A round-up of some of the more eyebrow-raising statements in the US president’s interview with Piers Morgan Martin Farrer Mon 29 Jan …

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More than 100,000 sign petition for Netflix to cancel Insatiable over ‘fat-shaming’ claims

Comedy starring Debby Ryan as overweight teen who takes revenge on tormentors criticised for promoting toxic ideas More than 100,000 people have signed a petition calling for Netflix to cancel the release of its new comedy-drama Insatiable over claims that it engages in ” fat-shaming “. The series, which starrings actor and singer Debby Ryan, …

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Playboy business on sale for $500 m- but is there still fund in the bunny?

The erotic magazine has switched to a no-nudes policy but some analysts ensure the brand as overvalued: the reasons for its existence are no longer in place What price a pair of bunny ears with a long history, an erotic publication with a faded pedigree, and a Hollywood mansion with an octogenarian sitting renter? Its …

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New Year’s solvings for big tech: how Silicon Valley can be better in 2018

Tech is one of the richest and most powerful industries in America and it gets an nasty lot incorrect. So heres some seasonal advice for Silicon Valleys biggest beasts New Year’s resolutions are crap. The entire workout is rife with failure and self-loathing, and you, dearest, have no need to make any. You are already …

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Taylor Swift is the top-earning celebrity of the year, according to Forbes

LOS ANGELES, CA – FEBRUARY 15: Taylor Swift performs onstage during The 58 th GRAMMY Awards at Staples Center Image: Kevin Mazur/ WireImage I guess Taylor is picking up the tab at the next squad night out. Pop queen and Grammy win Taylor Swift has been named the top-earning celebrity of 2016 by Forbes . …

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