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Instagram influencers data exploited

A massive database containing contact information of millions of Instagram influencers, celebrities and brand accounts has been found online.

The database, hosted by Amazon Web Services, was left exposed and without a password allowing anyone to look inside. At the time of writing, the database had over 49 million records — but was growing by the hour.

TechCrunch found several high-profile influencers in the exposed database, including prominent food bloggers, celebrities and other social media influencers.

From a brief review of the data, each record contained public data scraped from influencer Instagram accounts, including their bio, profile picture, the number of followers they have, if they’re verified and their location by city and country, but also contained their private contact information, such as the Instagram account owner’s email address and phone number.

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Pioneer Launches DDJ-800 designed for Rekordbox DJ

Inheriting the layout design of our DJ controller, the DDJ-1000 – which has earned a strong reputation with professional DJs who perform at weddings, parties, and events outside the club environment – the Pioneer DDJ-800 packs a host of performance features into a lighter body.

The DDJ-800 is the first piece of hardware compatible with the brand-new Feedback Reducer feature in rekordbox dj, which automatically lessens the “howling” sound of microphone feedback. The DJ controller also features Color On Jog Display, giving you all the information you need for professional performances right in the center of each jog wheel.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Simply connect the DDJ-800 to your PC/Mac to enable rekordbox dj. You don’t need to enter a license key to use the software with the controller.

 

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Unencrypted Matrix

Telegram has been under a ban by internet providers in Russia

For the last 24 hours Telegram has been under a ban by internet providers in Russia. The reason is our refusal to provide encryption keys to Russian security agencies. For us, this was an easy decision. We promised our users 100% privacy and would rather cease to exist than violate this promise.

Despite the ban, we haven’t seen a significant drop in user engagement so far, since Russians tend to bypass the ban with VPNs and proxies. We also have been relying on third-party cloud services to remain partly available for our users there.

Thank you for your support and loyalty, Russian users of Telegram. Thank you, Apple, Google, Amazon, Microsoft – for not taking part in political censorship.

Russia accounts for ~7% of the Telegram user base, and even if we lose that entire market, Telegram’s organic growth in other regions will compensate for this loss within a couple of months. However, it is important for me personally to make sure we do everything we can for our Russian users.

To support internet freedoms in Russia and elsewhere I started giving out bitcoin grants to individuals and companies who run socks5 proxies and VPN. I am happy to donate millions of dollars this year to this cause, and hope that other people will follow. I called this Digital Resistance – a decentralized movement standing for digital freedoms and progress globally.

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Music

Integrated Experience for Artists and Fans

 

At present, there are three distinct music industries: radio, on-demand music, and concert ticketing. However, we are starting to enter a new phase, where these industries will converge and produce one integrated experience for artists and fans. I’ve taken to calling this full stack music, because at heart it speaks to a holistic experience that integrates these industries through data.
The integration of these three, previously distinct industries will produce a richer experience for artists and fans, unlock a ton of additional subscription, ticketing and advertising revenue for artists and create a better experience for fans. It will resolve the central tension between fans, artists and technology companies that so much ink has been spilled about.

Three Distinct Music Industries

There are three main businesses of music:

Radio. Radio is where music discovery happens, and where the majority of casual music fans engage with music. Ninety-two percent of the U.S. population listens to music at least once per week; on average, they listen for 15 hours. It is critical to artists because a radio station decides which track a fan listens to next, and so radio has an incredible ability to drive new artist discovery. Radio is primarily monetized via advertising, generating $45 billion/year. It also is the primary channel for marketing concerts.

On-Demand Music. This is when the listener decides exactly which song comes next (unlike radio). It started with vinyl, migrated to CDs, migrated to iTunes and finally has migrated to on-demand streaming services like Apple Music, SoundCloud, Spotify and YouTube. Monetization used to be in the form of direct spend (buying a CD); it is now a mix of advertising and subscription.

Concert Ticketing. Paying to see your favorite artist live. This used to be a side business for the music industry. However, over the past 10 years this has expanded to become the main event, growing from $10 billion in 1999 to $30 billion in 2015 in gross ticket sales. It is where artists make the majority of their income — typically 70-80 percent. Most of the growth has come from increasing ticket prices — 50 percent of concert tickets go unsold and attendance has not increased anything like as fast as prices.

 

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26 Genres of Music from A-Z

Lyrics:
Yeah yeah yeah yeah
budadudayududo yeah

She’s my crimson rose
and I’ll never let her go

LET’S GO LET’S GO YO (WHAT)
LET’S GO YO (WHAT)
LET’S GO YO (WHAT)
LET’S GO YO (ROWKAY)

Let’s go and eat their corpses
Let’s go and eat that fetus
Let’s go and eat the corpse of the fetuses

Yeah we’re lighting the fire

Light the fire

I am your pain and I am your cyanide
I am your death but that was implied

キミは永遠に 永遠に ボクのDARLING

Ah yeah

C’mon
All the angst inside my brain
I can’t stop ’cause I feel the pain
I will remember the memory
’til I forget

forget what you heard I got all the raps
And when I grab the mic everybody claps
Ho!

Rule number 1
Break all the rules
Except number 1
Wo-ooo-o-o-o-oah

asdffghgjkddmfndnfdk hands up
anerrsnglmrninibwonrinwermpansa

ohhh todo el mundo de la danza

oh we do the A to Z
Just you and me
Ow
Oh baby
Yeah

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Equipment Review

Retro Modern Yahama Keyboards

The reface line of compact keyboards have been designed to be simple enough for beginners to tinker with, yet boasting a feature set to satisfy the needs of experienced musicians. They each have 37 professional-grade mini keys and sport satisfying physical knobs, rectangular buttons or sliders to change the sound.

The mini keyboards can run on six AA-sized batteries for about 5 hours of portable play or from a wall outlet for extended performance. Yamaha promises users a thick, powerful sound, though that’s probably going to be via cabled up external speakers rather than the built-in 2 W sound throwers (though they are supported by bass porting for extra low end thunder), and there’s a headphone jack for “don’t disturb the neighbors” practice.

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Each series member features USB “to host” functionality, which caters for MIDI connectivity to computers and smart devices. Smartphones, tablets and music players can also be hooked up to the 3.5 mm audio input jack to allow for jamming and improv.

The reface DX synth is inspired by 1983’s DX7, which can be heard on chart-toppers like Africa by Toto and Axel F’s Beverly Hills Cop theme. Naturally, this model includes 80s tones in its sonic arsenal, but also features modern sounds, and a multitouch control interface for tone customization via the unit’s frequency modulation synthesis engine.

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