Major Instagram Ad Partner Banned for Tracking Users’ Locations and More – Photography Article

Following a shocking expose from Business Insider, major Instagram ad partner Hyp3r has been banned by the platform for tracking millions of users’ locations, saving public Instagram Stories, and automatically scraping user data. Hyp3r is “an award-winning location-based marketing platform” based out of San Francisco. The marketing firm has raised over $23 millions in funding, and up until yesterday they were identified as a trusted Facebook Marketing Partner. It offers location-based marketing data to brands, allowing, say, a hotel to…

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Photographer Speaks Out About ‘The Dark Side of Modeling’ – Photography Article

After the recent allegations of harassment and assault against celebrity photographer Marcus Hyde, fashion photographer Jessica Kobeissi decided to use her platform on YouTube to speak out against what she’s calling “the dark side of modeling” and share some of the horrifying stories she’s heard from models she works with. The hour-long video that resulted is, at times, distressing. From offensive or harassing text messages and Instagram DMs all the way to horrifying accounts of abuse, the stories that Kobeissi…

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