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The attorney general for Washington, D.C., said Wednesday that the nation’s capital had sued Facebook over reports involving Cambridge Analytica ‘s use of data from the social media giant.
“Facebook failed to protect the privacy of its users and deceived them about who had access to their data and how it was used,” Attorney General Karl Racine said in a statement. “Facebook put users at risk of manipulation by allowing companies like Cambridge Analytica and other third-party applications to collect personal data without users’ permission.”
The lawsuit came as Facebook faced new reports that it shared its users’ data without their permission.
Cambridge Analytica, which worked for Donald Trump’s presidential campaign at one point, gained access to personal data from tens of millions of Facebook’s users. The D.C. attorney general said in the lawsuit that this exposed nearly half of the district’s residents’ data to manipulation for
political purposes during the 2016 campaign, and he alleged that Facebook’s “lax oversight and misleading privacy settings” had allowed the consulting firm to harvest the information.
Facebook did not immediately respond to a request for comment. (VOA)
Google-owned YouTube on Thursday revealed a list of top videos as well as creators for 2021 and gaming along with comedy videos that have topped the chart in India.
In 2021, gaming leveled up, emerging as a rich and diverse ground for storytelling and community building, with a notable presence across top creators, top breakout creators, top women breakout creators and even top YouTube Shorts creators.
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"The main idea behind coming up with a list of popular creators is to inspire new creators. YouTube has given a proper platform both small as well as big communities. With the expansion of regional languages, the platform is ready to cater the needs of every content creators as well as consumers," Satya Raghavan, Director of YouTube Content Partnerships, India, told IANS.
"Our viewers turned to YouTube to learn new skills, hone newfound passions, discover content to watch with friends and family, and foster a shared sense of community," he added.
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While Round2Hell's 40-minute long horror-comedy zombie apocalypse short film became the #1 trending video, comedy did just as well in short-form video.
Tamil sensation Enjoy Enjaami, set off a drumbeat of content inspired by the Tamil Hit reaction videos, cover songs including some in Hindi and Malayalam, animated re-creations, re-creations within FreeFire, make-up tutorials, and even a PSA by the Kerala Police! Our Top Shorts creator A2 Motivation emerged as the most famous videos on the platform.
"Our viewers turned to YouTube to learn new skills, hone newfound passions, discover content to watch with friends and family, and foster a shared sense of community," he added. | Unsplash
"2021 showed us that even in challenging times, the inventiveness and creativity of our ecosystem can bring help and hope to the lives of millions of Indians. It's time to celebrate the content and creators that made YouTube an indelible part of our popular culture, and in fact our lives," Raghavan added.
In addition, Bhuvan Bam (BB Ki Vines) web series, Dhindora, Telugu channels Filmymoji and Funmoji, The Viral Fever (TVF) web-show Aspirants, Dice Media's Operation MBBS and Clutch, Telugu shows like 30 weds 21 by Girl Formula and Surya featuring Shanmukh Jaswanth in the lead, emerged as some of the top shows this year on YouTube. (IANS/SP)
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By N. Lothungbeni Humtsoe
There is nothing better than a healthy glowing. What people dont tell you is that make-up also looks better on healthy rejuvenated skin. A lot of focus is given to cleansing and moisturising, but face massage is equally important.
Massaging the face increases blood circulation and relaxes the skin, taking the stress and tiredness right out. Face massages can also help in collagen synthesis to ensure skin brightening and smoothening the fine lines. One should massage their face 2 to 3 times a week to get the desired results.
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Rachit Gupta, Director, OxyGlow Cosmetics Pvt. Ltd. shares, "Facial skin is more delicate than the skin on the rest of the body and demands a lot of attention and care. Hectic lifestyles make the facial skin lose the sheen and natural glow. The solution for common problems like patchy skin tone, dullness, acne, scars or spots, premature ageing, etc is to include face massages with natural gels in one's routine. Gels are recommended especially as they suit varied skin types and do not harm the skin. They lightly moisturise and bring back the shine of the face. Just 5 minutes of care can give wonderful results not just in terms of a healthier skin but as a great stress buster."
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What can a 5-minute massage do?
* By improving blood circulation gives a natural glow to the face
* Removes toxins by moving the lymphatic fluid
* Regular massages help in reducing fine lines and can keep wrinkles at bay
* Increases collagen production that helps in improving elasticity and preventing the skin from sagging, keeping it young
* Results in even and radiant skin tone, also help in reducing acne and scars
* Reduces stress not only in the muscles but also helps in relaxing mentally, leaving one's mood elevated
Use your fingers to massage the skin with gentle pressure only. Massage in a circular motion. | Unsplash
How to do it right?
* Wash your hands thoroughly
* Wash your face with water or a gentle face wash and pat dry
* Apply a natural face massage gel on the face
* Steam your face to help open up your pores
* Use your fingers to massage the skin with gentle pressure only. Massage in a circular motion. One can also use a roller
Things to keep in mind: Do not use a lot of pressure while massaging. Be careful and gentle around the eyes as the skin is very sensitive, use soft movement. Use slow and outward motion to massage your face. Move thoroughly and cover all areas from the forehead to the neck.
Choose natural gels for massage which contain aloe-vera and/or herbs or mint or rose. Gels provide light moisturizing and are not oily. They provide much-needed nourishment to the facial skin. They are versatile and suit dry skin types as much as oily skin. Most people have combination skin and are always concerned about which product to choose. In this case, one cannot go wrong with natural gels. Gels also help in healing and mending the skin due to their beneficial ingredients. (IANS/SP)
(Keywords : Rejuvenation, Facial Massage, Healthy, Glowing, Circulation, Natural Glow, Dullness, Acne, Collagen, Wrinkles, Sensitive, Nourishment, Beneficial, Aloe-vera)
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As December is here, here are some of the books which you can read. At last, what is December known for if not Christmas lights, hot chocolate, and good books?
The Deal of a Lifetime by Fredrik Backman
The genre of the book is ‘sweet fiction’. The story is about is a father and son who are meeting for the first time in years on Christmas eve. Basically, this is a short novella about the meaning of life, death, and sacrifice. Moreover, Backman, with this book, remind us that life is a fleeting gift, and our legacies rest in how we share that gift with those we love. All-in-all, this is a book about compassion, which the world needs more than ever!
The Great Alone by Kristin Hannah
The genre of the book is ‘historical fiction and thriller’. Interestingly, this book is a reference to Robert W. Service’s poem "The Shooting of Dan McGrew”. The story is primarily about the Allbright family, who move to the Alaskan wilderness, and there they face some ensuing challenges. Now, in order to know what challenges they face, read the book, please!
Little Women by Louisa May Alcott
This is a classic book whose genre is ‘coming-of-age’. As the title itself suggests, the book is about four sisters who are not so well-off, but surely, their life is happening! The life for the four March sisters is rich with colour, as they play games, make new friends, argue, grapple with their vices, learn from their mistakes, nurse each other through sickness and disappointments, and get into all sorts of trouble. Truly cosy is what this book is!
Mistletoe by Alison Littlewood
Well, the genre of the book is ‘horror’. The story follows when Leah’s husband and son died a tragic death. So, to escape the ill thoughts, she hastily purchases a rundown farmhouse to get away from all of it. But soon after she moves in, Leah starts seeing and hearing things which aren’t there and shouldn’t be there. Oh, it’s December! A little tint of horror is a must, right?
Keywords: Books, December, Readers, Book Recommendations, Fiction, Non-Fiction, Historical.