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Can you sue someone for embedding your Instagram post? Maybe

If you’ve ever had a website or blog embed one of your Instagram posts on their website, you may be able to sue them for using it without your permission. That’s according to an ongoing lawsuit between Newsweek and a photographer, after the company embedded one of their Instagram posts on their website.

As reported by Ars Technica, Newsweek had originally asked for permission to use the photo without the embed, but after being turned down, they chose to use Instagram’s embed feature to display the image. Now, the legality of that is in question, with Instagram seemingly siding with its users and the artists that post original content on the Facebook-owned social platform.

In a statement to Ars, a Facebook spokesperson notes: “While our terms allow us to grant a sub-license, we do not grant one for our embeds API. Our platform policies require third parties

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Review: Gunnar Optiks blue light blocking glasses

The Good

Transition-type lenses are great

Amber Max are the highest blue light blocking you can get

Comfortable to wear for long periods

Wide fit

The Bad

Frames feel a little flimsy

No nose bridge adjustments

We’ve long used Gunnar Optiks here at KnowTechie, as it was one of the first companies on the scene for blue-light-blocking glasses with a long history of supporting gamers.

Now, the company has two new lens types to add to their existing range, the Work Play which has transitions-type lenses, and the Amber Max which has their highest level of blue light blocking.

With a long pedigree like that, are the new lens types up to the challenge? We’ll find out, and also talk a bit about why you should be blocking that blue light, as well as wearing computer glasses even if your eyesight is 20/20.

Block that blue outta your life

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The best crowdfunding campaigns to check out in June 2020

Crowdfunding is a really cool way for innovative products to see the light of day, without the restrictions placed on in-house development at large companies. It’s also a great place to check out video games from small studios, movies, and even campaigns for social good.

With all of those campaigns competing for your attention, it can be tricky to find ones based on your interests. Let KnowTechie do all the hard work for you, with our picks of the crop for June.

Check out these 10 crowdfunding campaigns in June 2020

So… with how many crowdfunding campaigns there are out there, how do you choose what to back? Well, I use a combination of checking out their campaign page, looking to see if any of the comments on their prior campaigns show dissatisfied backers, and also companies I’ve already had successful pledge fulfillment from.

I also tend to stick to

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How to protect yourself when bringing your smartphone to a protest

If you plan on exercising your First Amendment rights to peaceful assembly to protest the injustices in the system, there are a few things you should consider to keep yourself as safe as possible. Things like knowing where you are going, how to get away if needed, and what clothes to wear, are all essential.

What’s also pretty essential is to think about how to secure your smartphone, not just from loss or theft but also from surveillance. You also need to plan for disrupted communications, as even without cell towers being jammed, that many devices in one place always slows down the network.

I mean, have you ever been to a sporting event or conference where the WiFi was crawling? The same thing applies to protests.

Assume you’re being watched

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Even in a huge crowd, your physical person can be tracked. All it takes is facial

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The best police scanner apps

After a weekend of protests against police brutality that spawned even more police brutality, there’s no wonder that police scanning apps are on the rise in the app store rankings. According to app analytics firm Apptopia, the top five police scanner apps were downloaded 213,000 times over the weekend alone.

Now, we can’t tell you if those are concerned citizens, protestors, journalists, or other users of the apps. What we can tell you is that if you’re a peaceful protestor, knowing where heavy police presence is situated, or where fighting is going on, is going to keep you safer than if you find yourself in those hotspots. Knowing where to avoid is important, as the heavily-militarized police departments nationwide have been breaking out their hardware to quell these protests.

Oh, and a quick word on legality before we go further. Zipscanners says that there are no federal laws against

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