Tumblr is already flagging innocent posts as porn

Tumblr is already flagging innocent posts as porn

Tumblr announced earlier today that it will ban all adult content on the platform, starting on December 17th. Now, longtime users are criticizing the company’s auto-detecting algorithms, which appear to be incorrectly flagging some inoffensive images as explicit. Tumblr is giving users until the start date of the ban later this month to appeal, but the inaccuracies are causing concern that blanket bans on such content could sweep up inoffensive posts and continue to drive…

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Samsung’s Wireless Duo charger is more than 50 percent off at Amazon today

Samsung’s Wireless Duo charger is more than 50 percent off at Amazon today

Samsung’s Wireless Charger Duo normally runs for $119.99, but as part of Amazon’s “12 Days of Deals” promotion, you can purchase one for $49.99, which is over 50 percent off its usual price. While the charger is made in black or white, it appears that the discount is only valid on the black version. The Wireless Charger Duo is built with Samsung’s phones and wearables in mind, hence the smaller pad for its Gear smartwatches,…

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Trump’s car deal with China is great — for other countries

Trump’s car deal with China is great — for other countries

Why Japan, South Korea, and Germany are likely ecstatic right now. President Donald Trump and members of his administration are quite excited about Saturday’s handshake deal between the US and China. They claim Beijing agreed to lower tariffs on American cars entering the Chinese market from 40 percent to zero. And even though China hasn’t confirmed this detail, it sounds like good news, as lower tariffs would greatly reduce the price of US vehicles, perhaps…

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What the latest report on skin care company Deciem reveals about its troubled founder

What the latest report on skin care company Deciem reveals about its troubled founder

Canada’s Financial Post details Brandon Truaxe’s hospitalization for mental health and drug issues. Brandon Truaxe is arguably the most controversial beauty industry figure in the world. The founder of Deciem, which produces the popular and affordable skin care line the Ordinary, was ousted from the company in October after months of increasingly troubling and erratic behavior that culminated in an announcement he was ceasing business and closing all Deciem stores worldwide, through a post on…

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After Sears declared bankruptcy, employees are fighting for severance pay

After Sears declared bankruptcy, employees are fighting for severance pay

Sears executives might collect millions, but workers say they are fighting for severance. Sheila Brewer had been working at Kmart in Rockford, Illinois, for 17 years as a data and customer service lead when her district manager announced in April that the store would shutter in September. Kmart, under parent company Sears, was once a thriving American department store, but saddled with debt and declining sales, it had been dying a slow death for years….

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PewDiePie urges his fans to donate to charity as T-Series battle rages on

PewDiePie urges his fans to donate to charity as T-Series battle rages on

Felix “PewDiePie” Kjellberg will soon be overthrown by Indian music production T-Series as the biggest channel on YouTube, but the controversial creator is using his current spotlight to give back. In a video posted today, Kjellberg announced that he’s currently raising funds for Child Rights and You, an organization seeking to help children in India. In the video, Kjellberg explains that despite the good-natured efforts made to keep him in the lead, there’s also been…

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Female law students pressure firms to stop banning sexual harassment suits

Female law students pressure firms to stop banning sexual harassment suits

Student groups at Yale, Stanford, and other schools will stop promoting jobs at firms that use mandatory arbitration. Female student groups at prominent US law schools are cutting ties with law firms that force employees to sign away their right to sue over sexual harassment and other forms of discrimination. About a dozen student organizations that represent women released a statement Monday saying they will stop accepting funding from these firms, and will no longer…

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Trump says China might kill car tariffs, which would boost foreign automakers

Trump says China might kill car tariffs, which would boost foreign automakers

Late Sunday night, President Trump seemed to announce a potentially big development in the ongoing trade war with China. The Chinese government, he tweeted after a sit-down dinner with President Xi Jinping at the G20 Summit, “agreed to reduce and remove tariffs on cars coming into China from the US.” China currently applies a 40 percent tax on cars imported from the United States, so a reduction or a complete removal — it’s still not…

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France’s deadly and growing protests, in 17 pictures

France’s deadly and growing protests, in 17 pictures

Cars on fire. Police fighting protesters. Tear gas everywhere. Welcome to France. The images coming out of France right now show devastation, violence, and a nation in the throes of unrest. The country is currently experiencing widespread protests and riots that have led to massive clashes with police. Over the past three weeks, four people have died, hundreds have been injured, and thousands of dollars’ worth of property has been damaged. The protests started around…

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