Monday News: Facebook is tracking you, Pandora sues the Turtles, amazing urban photos, and Abe’s most expensive book
“We receive data about you whenever you use or are running Facebook, such as when you look at another person’s timeline, send or receive a message, search for a friend or a Page, click on, view or otherwise interact with things …. ,” the Data Use Policy says in the section titled “Information we receive and how it is used.”
The move is perhaps a bold one by Pandora since anti-SLAPP procedures are not typically used in copyright cases, and because Flo and Eddie have already had some success in their campaign to wring out extra royalty dollars on behalf of the music industry.
The underlying copyright issues in the case are complex even by entertainment law standards but, in essence, they amount to performers demanding new money for old recordings on the basis of obscure state laws. –Gigaom
“By combining two realities, I am making a third that you cannot see … but it exists! I am showing you the missing stars,” says Cohen. “Photography is way of showing things that we can’t see. Photography is a way to dream. I am not showing you post-apocalyptic cities, merely cities without electricity. I am bringing back the silence.”
Cohen has visited nine cities including New York, San Francisco, Rio De Janeiro, and Hong Kong. Using an equatorial tripod mount and polar-scope, Cohen captures an urban landscape, then travels to a less populated location at the same latitude with greater atmospheric clarity. Using this method, the skies above Shanghai are actually in Western Sahara and Paris is illuminated by the stars over Montana. –Wired
The most expensive book was a 19th century French work called Les Maîtres de L’Affiche. It sold for $43,450, edging out an original German copy of Das Kapital for the title. Other notable titles on this list include a signed first edition of John le Carré’s Call for the Dead ($22,000). –The Digital Reader