US school sues Meta, Google, Snap over mental crisis among students
San Francisco: A school district in the US state of Maryland has sued Meta, Google, Snapchat and TikTok for allegedly contributing to a mental health crisis among students. The lawsuit, filed by the Howard County Public School System, said that children are suffering an unprecedented mental health crisis fuelled by addictive and dangerous social media Get the latest updates in Hyderabad City News , Technology , Entertainment , Sports , Politics and Top Stories on WhatsApp & Telegram by subscribing to our channels. You can also download our app for Android and iOS .
Bros, Boozeand a whole lot of growing up
There are a lot of pareshaniya here, in both its internal (aagam) and external (lolli) renditions. There is something rather beautifully uncomplicated about young, male camaraderie at least the cinema versions of it, though I am inclined to believe there is some verisimilitude to it all. A kind that is less likely to display their emotions, lest they risk being left out and ridiculed, are shown in a lighter mien with unbridled joy and empathy. Despite the enduring presence of a kind of cinema that likes to tell stories of how men transform into beacons of warmth and emotional intelligence after they meet a woman or become a father, we also see how men possess the ability to be less inhibited and more in touch with their true(r) selves in the company of fellow men. Though buddy comedies are not new, this genres jugalbandi with a deliberate and incisive pop-anthropology lens into the culture of Telangana, is a real time journey of delights. Unlike last weeks Mem Famous, which shares some on-the-nose similarities with Pareshan (in a strictly categorical sense), the latter is jagged and unhinged, flowing free and hitting hard like the inexpensive alcohol that features so prominently throughout the film. Pareshan makes you tipsy, but it is also followed by hangovers, as moments of painful reflection lend a cutting contrast to its visuals of intoxication and madness. Though one is tempted to drop film-bro jargon like mumblecore and cinema verite, Pareshan, really, is stylised chaos masquerading as realism. It is not a story about a singular character. However, it pivots around Isaac (Thiruveer, in a top-notch performance), who triggers the chain of, and resultantly, endures the most pareshani here. Nor is it a story about his quirk-by-the-bucketload buddy brundam RGV, Pasha, Sathi and Maidak. It is a story of everything within and around these people, betraying form and pace to showcase these men sans a key element Telugu cinema loves so much glorification. There are a lot of pareshaniya here, in both its internal (aagam) and external (lolli) renditions. If the Naa saavu nenu sastha, neekenduku dialogue from Pelli Choopulu was stretched for two hours and wrapped around a motley bunch of individuals and one town, that film would be Pareshan. It takes a village to raise a child, or in this case, a band of idiots. For starters, these men do not share the mustafa mustafa or a yeh dosti hum nahi todenge kind of friendship. There is that, for sure, albeit with the sobering reminder that these men do not think twice before treating each other terribly. There is some manipulation that sets the tone right in the beginning, as Isaac uses the money his father got for arranging a job, to get his friend Pasha out on bail. That one, ill-thought act of charity morphs into multiple money problems, as a sold bike, another stolen bike, a demanding girlfriend, another pregnant girlfriend, and a father hell-bent on reforming his wayward son complicate things, as brawls and mandhu sittings, and sometimes both together, relentlessly ensue. There is no polite way of saying this, but the relationships between Sireesha and Isaac, and Sathi and Rajitha are a pitch-perfect representation of those young couples you saw on pre-pandemic tiktoks, whose utter naivete is a source of cruel humour for their more urbane, westernised counterparts. That said, beyond the packaging, these relationships do have conflicts any city-bred couple could also have (a girl talking about the difference between lip gloss and lip balm had me in splits). With more and more films highlighting the Telangana milieu at large, beyond the discourse of representation and the increased bankability of these stories, there is a pronounced tone of weltanschauung making its presence here in Pareshan, vis-a-vis its cultural representation. It is easy to dismiss people drinking here as an endorsement of unchecked debauchery, but Pareshans Rupak Ronaldson has succeeded at scratching the surface to contextualise the whys, whats, and the hows behind the way people of a certain demographic belonging to a certain region behave. How often do we run away when we are faced with a problem at hand? The flight or fight response of ones garden-variety anxiety takes literal dimensions here, with alcohol and brawls always coming in the way of Isaac taking charge of his own life. The biggest depiction of youth culture is not in Pareshans display of binge drinking, but in Isaacs key conflict which is relatable to many young folks. We dont know what to make of our lives but we are also not ready to listen to someone, most likely our parents dictating our future. There is constant friction between our expectations of who we want to be, clashing head first with what our parents want for us. Sometimes, the kids win. Other times, the parents do. Pareshan does not give you closure in that regard, though Isaac emerges from the film with some clarity and due maturity, finally learning to practise healthy boundaries. The weltanschauung continues to reflect in moments that do not even factor themselves into the larger proceedings of the film. Between a stray shot of a chicken made to drink some booze seconds before slaughter, groups of people making choreographed content for a local cable channel, poignant shots of folks going into a coal mine via a cable chair, a boy continuously asking for a sanna-pinisu charger, a Telugu evangelist with his English interpreter and some delightfully colloquial intro, interval and exit credits the film crafts a beautiful love letter to Mancherial and its people warts and all. The cinematography by Vasu Pendem is audacious, in the way it frames its leads in certain scenes at the centre of the frame, alongside some cool frame-within-a-frame shots. The unchoreographed-yet-choreographed fight scenes (the male equivalent of the no-makeup makeup look), shot with tactile handheld camera movements practically make you feel sweat and gashes forming on your arms, as you watch the film from your cushy seat. The music is another major winning factor in the film. It is hard to wrap your thoughts on a film that has really just opened a world for you, that begs to be explored even after the end credits have rolled. But if Spaghetti Westerns gets the first part of its name due to the sheer number of Italian filmmakers directing such movies, then it would be fair to anoint this emerging sub-genre of Telangana cinema as Mutton Curry Southerns. Cast: Thiruveer, Pavani Karanam, Bunny Abhiran, Sai Prasanna, Arjun Krishna Director: Rupak Ronaldson
This summers holiday it bag? A no-frills, budget airline polyester carry-on
Wheely cases be gone! The 15 Kono duffle bag is all over TikTok and offers practical style at cabin size. Dont get Fashion Statement delivered to your inbox? Sign up here Nothing evokes summer wanderlust faster than a film peppered with glamorous luggage moments. In Rear Window, Grace Kelly travels with a sleek Mark Cross overnight case; in Spectre, James Bond uses a Globetrotter trolley bag; while even Harry Potter boards the Hogwarts Express with an embossed trunk. The reality is a little harsher. Rather than sleek monogrammed cases and trolleys stacked neatly with leather portmanteaus, the bag you are most likely to see at the departure gates this year is a 15.99 polyester duffle sold on Amazon . Continue reading...
Amber Heard quits Hollywood after losing controversial court case with Johnny Depp
Actress Amber Heard has revealed that she is beginning to enjoy living in Spain. This is the first time she has publicly admitted that she has gone to Spain. Significantly, there was a much-discussed defamation case between Amber Heard and Johnny Depp. Her ex-husband Johnny Depp has also filed a defamation case against the actress over an article she wrote in 2018. Is Amber Heard living in Spain?: Now Amber Heard has revealed that she is living in Spain and is also happy. She is living in Madrid, Spain. Amber Heard came into the limelight after the case with Johnny Depp in 2022. The trial ended with Johnny Depp paying $10 million to Amber Heard as damages. At the same time, an additional compensation of $ 350,000 was also fixed. She has also written an article in The Washington Post in 2018. Amber Heard is not saying adis to Hollywood just yet. https://t.co/jWBBfcc6u2 pic.twitter.com/uDACe95enU Page Six (@PageSix) June 1, 2023 Has Amber Heard left Hollywood forever?: Earlier it was reported that Amber Heard had now shifted to Madrid, Spain. According to The Independent, Amber Heard also speaks Spanish well. Many have claimed that Amber Heard has left Hollywood forever. A video has started going viral on TikTok. In this, she can be seen interacting with a reporter. Odisha CM Patnaik inaugurated three football training centers Spider-Man 4 is in the works, with Tom Holland and Zendaya Dasara director Srikanth Odela ties the knot
TikTok cooking hack gone wrong: Woman suffers facial burns while attempting to cook eggs
In a rather unfortunate turn of events, Shafia, a 37-year-old woman, suffered burns and injuries to her face while attempting to cook eggs using a microwave. Yes, you read that correctly-cooking eggs in the microwave.
HEINZ Unveils First Global Creative Brand Platform in Over 150 Years
Business Wire India Today, HEINZ announces It Has to be HEINZ , a new global platform marking the first time in its 150-year history where the brand is unified under one creative strategy. The campaign pays homage to the brand by celebrating the irrational love people have for HEINZ from real fans personal love affairs with the brand, to the love and care its products are made with. This press release features multimedia. View the full release here: https://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20230601005186/en/ HEINZ announces its first new global platform in its 150-year history It Has to be HEINZ, inspired by real-life stories of fans undeniable love of HEINZ (Graphic: Business Wire) Anchored by Kraft HEINZs largest media investment to date, the global creative platform demonstrates the unmatched love generations of people all over the world have for HEINZ from Ketchup to Beanz and everything in-between(z). The fan stories featured in the creative such as HEINZ tattoos, carrying condiment packets in purses, and smuggling tins of Beanz through airport security are sourced from social media, news articles, and through word of mouth. As we looked to unify the brand under one global brand platform, we dove into the world of our consumers and found that they all shared one thing: the irrational lengths they go to for HEINZ products, said Diana Frost, Chief Growth Officer, North American Zone at The Kraft HEINZ Company. As a brand obsessed with our consumers, we created It Has to be HEINZ as our love song back to them, our fans are our muses. For over 150 years, HEINZ has been on a quest to do the common thing uncommonly well. Today, unparalleled quality remains at the core of the brands beliefs and practices, from the careful selection of only the highest quality ingredients by its seven Tomato Masters, to its goal of sourcing 100% sustainable ketchup by 2025. Each step is meticulously considered to make sure the unmistakable taste of HEINZ is delivered every time. Our fans may go to irrational lengths for HEINZ products, but the feeling is mutual were just as obsessed with our products as they are and cant wait to share it with the world, said Cristina Kenz, Chief Growth Officer, International Zone at The Kraft HEINZ Company. This irrational love is also driving a larger transformation at Kraft HEINZ, where were moving at the speed of culture to surprise and delight our consumers with insight-led innovations and authentic brand experiences. The campaign, developed in partnership with Wieden+Kennedy, features five vignette-style spots of true and could-be-true stories, celebrating the unmatched love people have for HEINZ Ketchup and Beanz. The new platform will be featured across channels, targeting mass reach and high impact placements through TV, online video, cinema, social, and out-of-home. It Has to be HEINZ will debut in the U.S., Canada, the U.K. and Germany, and will roll out to additional markets over the next six months. To follow along, check out @Heinz , @Heinz_ca and @heinz_uk on Instagram and @Heinz_us , @heinz_ca and @heinzuk on TikTok. About the Kraft HEINZ Company We are driving transformation at The Kraft HEINZ Company (Nasdaq: KHC), inspired by our Purpose, Lets Make Life Delicious. Consumers are at the center of everything we do. With 2022 net sales of approximately $26 billion, we are committed to growing our iconic and emerging food and beverage brands on a global scale. We leverage our scale and agility to unleash the full power of Kraft HEINZ across a portfolio of six consumer-driven product platforms. As global citizens, were dedicated to making a sustainable, ethical impact while helping feed the world in healthy, responsible ways. Learn more about our journey by visiting www.kraftheinzcompany.com or following us on LinkedIn and Twitter. View source version on businesswire.com: https://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20230601005186/en/
Nvidias CEO Jensen Huang plans trip to meet China executives despite US curbs
Huang, who headlined a trade show in Taiwan this week, plans to travel to China for the first time in years in June, said the people, who asked not to be identified because his schedule is private. Companies on his itinerary include gaming leader Tencent Holdings Ltd. and TikTok-owner ByteDance Ltd., one of the people said.
Instagram explains its recommendations and 'shadowbanning'
Instagram is, once again, trying to explain how its recommendations work in an attempt to dispel misconceptions about how the apps algorithm works and whether or not the company engages in shadowbanning of certain creators. In a new blog post from Instagrams top exec Adam Mosseri, he offers one of the most detailed explanations to date on how the app ranks content in various parts of the app. Instagram doesnt have a singular algorithm that oversees what people do and dont see on the app, Mosseri explains. Instead, he says, there are multiple algorithms and ranking systems underpinning different aspects of the app, like Explore, Reels, Stories and search. Each of these uses a variety of signals to determine how content is ranked for each user. For example, the order of posts in your main feed is determined by your past activity, as well as previous interactions with the person who made each post. Likewise, Stories posts take into account viewing history as well as closeness, or how likely you are to be connected as friends or family. On the other hand, recommendations in Explore are largely based posts youve liked, saved, shared and commented on in the past, but are more likely to come from accounts youve never interacted with. One of the more interesting sections of Mosseri's blog post is titled addressing shadowbanning. Mosseri notes that there isnt a universal definition for the word, but acknowledges that many creators use the term to imply that a users account or content is limited or hidden without a clear explanation or justification. And he says that the company is working to increase transparency around when creators content or accounts are blocked from the apps recommendations. Specifically, he calls out the apps account status feature, which can alert users if one of their posts or their account is considered ineligible for recommendations. The feature also offers an appeals process. While its not the first time Instagram has addressed the issue, which has been the subject of much speculation and conspiracy theories over the years, there has been a notable shift in the way the company is talking about shadowbanning. In a similar post from two years ago, Mosseri wrote that the truth is most of your followers wont see what you share, because most look at less than half of their Feed. Now, he says Instagram is working on increasing transparency in cases when a creators content isnt widely distributed due to a policy violation. If anything makes your content less visible, you should know about it and be able to appeal, he wrote. He added that Instagram is testing new notifications to help creators understand when the reach of their reel may be limited due to a watermark (the company has tried to discourage users from posting recycled TikToks to Reels for years). While some creators may still find these explanations unsatisfying and there are more than a few who fall into that camp, judging by the comments on Mosseris own Instagram post the new details underscore just how central algorithmic recommendations are becoming to Instagram. While the app re-introduced an optional chronological feed , Mark Zuckerberg has said his goal is to transform Instagram and Facebook into a discovery engine more focused on recommendations than posts from friends. This article originally appeared on Engadget at https://www.engadget.com/instagram-explains-its-recommendations-and-shadowbanning-234716911.html?src=rss
While parents worry, teens are bullying Snapchat AI
While parents fret over Snapchats chatbot corrupting their children, Snapchat users have been gaslighting, degrading and emotionally tormenting the apps new AI companion. I am at your service, senpai, the chatbot told one TikTok user after being trained to whimper on command. Please have mercy, alpha. In a more lighthearted video, a user convinced the  While parents worry, teens are bullying Snapchat AI by Morgan Sung originally published on TechCrunch
Air chat: A single app will do the work of Tiktok, Instagram and Clubhouse! Equipped with AI..
A new Android social media app is about to be launched soon. The special thing about this app is that most of the features of Tiktok, Instagram, and Clubhouse will be available in it. Not only this but this app called Airchat App will also be equipped with AI. The Airchat app is currently available in a closed beta version for iOS. Customers who want to use the beta version can join the waitlist by visiting https://www.getairchat.com/. Indian-American entrepreneur and investor Naval Ravikant have invested money in making this app. The Airchat app aims to revolutionize social media by connecting people in a novel way. It is shown in the trailer released by the founder of Airchat that on this social media app with a push-to-talk layout, users will be able to communicate with each other through video or podcasts like Clubhouse. This app is made up of elements of Tiktok, Clubhouse, and Instagram. AI integration What makes this app most special is the integration of AI in this app which will work to enhance the experience of the users. In the app, you will find chat rooms for different topics. You can join the chat room of your choice and will be able to connect directly with the speakers. These rooms are special because each chat is divided into multiple messages or sections. There will be an option to reply to the chat, like it. It is not that in Airchat you will be able to talk only through audio and video content, but text-based rooms will also be available in this app. Users will get private, public and open rooms in the app. The room creator will be able to control the room privacy. PC Social media
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When The TikTok Ban Killed Dreams
In India, TikTok unleashed creativity in people like never before until it was unceremoniously banned in June 2020, leaving them heartbroken.
TikToker Mizzy granted bail in care of his mother
Notoriety-courting prankster who filmed home trespasses charged with breaches of criminal behaviour order TikTok prankster Mizzy, who is accused of breaking a court order with social media videos, has been granted conditional bail after his mother agreed to have him home. The 18-year-old, whose real name is Bacari-Bronze OGarro, was charged with three breaches of a criminal behaviour order imposed on him last week after hed posted a video showing him invading an unsuspecting familys home. Continue reading...
Web Roulette is an addictive, swipeable web browser for the TikTok era
If mindlessly browsing the internet is your preferred way to combat boredom and waste time, the indie app makers behind to-do list app Clear and game Heads Up! have a new product youll want to try: Web Roulette, a mobile web browser app for iOS built for the short attention spans of the TikTok era.  Web Roulette is an addictive, swipeable web browser for the TikTok era by Sarah Perez originally published on TechCrunch
Numerous Albanians in the UK have violated their immigration bail
London: According to a report from Monday, nearly 13,000 Albanians who entered the UK without legitimate visas broke the terms of their immigration bail. According to Home Office data, 12,842 Albanians released from immigration detention facilities in the 15 months prior to this March missed their scheduled reporting time to bail officials. They made up just over 25% of the 44,957 individuals who disobeyed their immigration bail during that time. Electronic tags are used to keep an eye on many of the people released into the community. The Daily Telegraph noted on Monday that videos posted on TikTok depict Albanians removing their jewellery with wire cutters or scissors. Also Read: OIC's chief visits a refugee camp in Bangladesh, where the Rohingya continue to be a top priority. According to The Telegraph, TikTok users in Albania are also offering to serve as guarantors for up to 3,000 ($3,700) to prevent their countrymen from entering the UK from being detained at a detention facility. Also Read: Combat with Serb protesters in Kosovo results in injuries to NATO soldiers Following the signing of an agreement between Tirana and London that expedites their removal, immigration lawyers in London told Top Channel that Albanians were breaking the terms of their bail because they were afraid of being deported to their home country. Also Read: G20 Countries Including India Are Fuelling Modern Slavery: Report A Home Office spokesman told the Telegraph, We take further steps if the person does not comply with the conditions of their bail. They continued, There are additional bail requirements, home visits, arrests, and obtaining financial guarantees.
Twitter Exits Voluntary EU Disinformation Code but Obligations Remain, EU Commissioner Says
Twitter has exited the European Union's disinformation code, a voluntary pact involving three dozen signatories including Facebook parent Meta, Google, Microsoft, and TikTok. While the Elon Musk-owned microblogging platform has quit the pact, its obligations to the bloc still remain, according to Thierry Breton, the EU Industry commissioner.
A TikTok running joke got a game kicked off the Nintendo Switch eShop
Narrative poker game Sunshine Shuffle was supposed to launch on Nintendo Switch this week. That is, until a running TikTok gag went awry.
Montana faces lawsuit from TikTok following ban on the Chinese-owned app
TikTok argues that Montana's ban infringes upon the constitutional right to free speech protected by the First Amendment
TikTok Files Lawsuit Against US State Montana's Ban on App, Says It Violates Rights of Company, Users
TikTok on Monday filed a lawsuit challenging the state of Montana's new ban on use of the Chinese-owned app, the first state to bar the popular short-video sharing service.
TikTok sues Montana in bid to overturn statewide app ban
TikTok has sued Montana in a bid to overturn the state's plan to ban the app from January 1 over national security concerns linked to its Chinese owner.
TikTok Users in Montana, US, File Lawsuit Seeking to Block State's Ban on App
Five TikTok users in Montana who create content posted on the short-video app filed a lawsuit in federal court seeking to block the state's new ban on the Chinese-owned platform.
Everything You Need to Know About TikTok as a Business [Infographic]
We hear a lot about TikTok in the news these days. Even though its future is uncertain at the moment, plenty of influencers and businesses rely on them to get the word out about their brands. This infographic from Vizion Online helps businesses figure out what TikTok is all about: The post Everything You Need to Know About TikTok as a Business [Infographic] appeared first on Best Infographics .
Cancer Patient In Punjab Drives Cab To Raise Money For Treatment
When Pooja found out that she had cancer in 2018, she returned from the Gulf to her native Jalandhar in Punjab. Later, she moved to Ludhiana to stay with her friend Kamaljit Kaur, whom she had met through TikTok. Pooja has third stage cancer of the uterus. She now drives a cab to raise money for her treatment. Pooja has already spent over Rs 3.5 lakh on radiation and chemotherapy, but her cancer persists. (Video credit: PTI)
Excess Kia and Hyundai car thefts
In the middle of 2022, a popular video on TikTok, since taken down, Tags: Hyundai , Kia , theft , USAFacts
Economic Tightening Will Be Long-Drawn: Ex Twitter India Head On Tech Layoffs
Companies extrapolated during Covid...There was a lot of short-term demand...This economic tightening is going to be long drawn...Meta is facing competition from TikTok...These are some of the factors, Manish Maheshwari, Co-Founder, Fanory and Former Head of Twitter India, said when asked the reason behind the big tech layoffs.
Hyundai, Kia develop anti-theft software to tackle TikTok's vehicle theft challenge
According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, the Kia Challenge on TikTok has resulted in hundreds of car thefts across the nation, including 14 reported crashes and eight fatalities, reports The Verge.