Pakistani Facebook star killed by brother in honor killing

Jul 16, 2016

Pakistani Facebook star killed by brother in honor killing

A Pakistani social media celebrity whose selfies polarized the deeply conservative Muslim country has been murdered by her brother in a suspected honor killing, officials said Saturday, prompting shock and revulsion. Qandeel Baloch, praised by many of the country’s youth for her willingness to ...

Monkey that took selfie should get copyright: U.S. lawsuit

Sep 23, 2015

Monkey that took selfie should get copyright: U.S. lawsuit

A rare crested macaque monkey that snapped a well-known grinning “selfie” should be declared the photo’s owner and receive damages for copyright infringement after it was used in a wildlife book, U.S. animal rights activists argued in a federal lawsuit filed on Tuesday. Naruto, ...

Mar 20, 2015

Selfie generation warned over eclipse peril

An eclipse that will sweep Europe and parts of Africa and Asia on Friday poses a danger to selfie-takers, eye specialists warned on Thursday. Even if the sun is in eclipse, its radiation can still burn the retina, with the risk of permanent damage ...

Mar 17, 2015

Thai women warned against taking 'underboob selfies'

Thailand’s military government warned women on Monday against posting “selfie” photos of the lower half of their breasts — a social media trend that has gone viral — saying their actions could violate the country’s computer crime laws. Thailand’s 2007 Computer Crimes Act bans ...

Aug 8, 2014

Monkey 'selfies' spark copyright dispute

Monkey see, monkey do. But when a monkey takes a selfie, who owns the copyright? A series of self-portraits taken by Indonesian monkeys has sparked a copyright dispute between Wikipedia and a British wildlife photographer, who wasn’t amused that the popular images are being ...