The movement, fomented by a photo-editing tool that Facebook launched Friday, is a response to major news events that we've seen before: Profile picture change campaigns have become as common as cat videos on certain social networks. There were green filters for Iranian protesters in 2009, yellow ribbons for Hong Kong in 2014, black dots to oppose sexual violence in India, Arabic "Ns" to support Iraqi Christians.
PANAMA CITY, Panama — Facebook was at the VII Summit of the Americas this week looking for partners to increase free Internet access in Latin America, a region where more than 50 percent of the population does not have access to the web.
It really is the age of the selfie. Instagram announced Tuesday that 300 million people log into its site every month. That puts the photo-sharing site ahead of Twitter, which claims 284 million monthly active users on its official website.
Last week, Spain passed a law requiring news aggregators such as Google News to pay publishers a fee if they link to their content. Supporters of the law, nicknamed the "Google Fee," say it will prevent copyright infringements. But opponents argue that it limits freedom of expression.