Milano, sequestrati 1,5 milioni di sacchetti non a norma: anche buste col marchio Louis Vuitton

Continuano le indagini della Polizia Locale sui sacchetti di plastica non a norma e pericolosi per l’ambiente. In particolare, ne circolano molti troppo «sottili» (di spessore inferiore a quello consentito dalle normative vigenti) che si rompono subito e non possono essere riutilizzati, finendo così per inquinare l’ambiente. Gli agenti del Nucleo Antiabusivismo hanno individuato un grosso distributore: si tratta di un cittadino marocchino di 60 anni, titolare di un’azienda che rifornisce di imballaggi per alimenti e per trasporto merci i principali mercati di Milano. L’indagine è partita all’interno del mercato di via Crema, dove gli agenti, dopo aver assistito ad una vendita di alcuni scatoloni di sacchetti, sono intervenuti e hanno proceduto al controllo di un autocarro. Nel camion c’erano scatoloni con migliaia di sacchetti non a norma, privi cioè di elementi identificativi quali denominazione e sede del produttore, nonché loghi e idonee [...]  read more

‘Disenchantment’ trailer reveals a fantasy land gone wrong

The 10-episode run premieres August 17th. It’s far too soon to say whether or not this will come close to replicating the better moments of Futurama or The Simpsons, but the basic ingredients are there: Groening’s iconic art style, top talent (such as Broad City‘s Abbi Jacobson in the main role) and ample amounts of cultural commentary.

social experiment by Livio Acerbo #greengroundit #engadget

Israele mette in salvo 800 “Caschi Bianchi” dalla Siria

Israele ha messo in salvo 800 “Caschi Bianchi”, i volontari della cosiddetta Difesa civile siriana. L'operazione è stata condotta al posto di frontiera fra Quneitra e le Alture del Golan. I volontari sono stati portati in territorio israeliano e poi in
by Livio Acerbo #greengroundit #thisisnews

Trill Project aims to be a safe community for people to express their true selves

Trill Project, founded by three high school girls, recently launched out of private beta to help people safely express themselves online. For those unfamiliar with the word “trill,” it’s a combination of “true” and “real.” An investor described it to me as a positive Yik Yak.

Trill Project began as a community for teenagers, especially for transgender teens who felt like they didn’t have a safe space to be themselves. It has since expanded it to a platform for everyone to express anything from their struggles with addiction, mental illnesses to workplace issues.

“We’re reinventing the narrative of social networking and we kind of elevate social media by being private and anonymous,” Trill Project co-founder Georgia Messinger told TechCrunch over the phone.

On Trill Project, everything is anonymous (there are no usernames) and monitored by 50 moderators around the clock. Trill Project also has machine learning algorithms as work to learn from reported posts to be able [...]  read more

Snapchat will shut down Snapcash, forfeiting to Venmo

Snapcash ended up as a way to pay adult performers for private content over Snapchat, not just a way to split bills with friends. But Snapchat will abandon the peer-to-peer payment space on August 30th. Code buried in Snapchat’s Android app includes a “Snapcash deprecation message” that displays “Snapcash will no longer be available after %s [date]”. Shutting down the feature will bring an end to Snapchat’s four-year partnership with Square to power the feature for sending people money.

Snapcash may have become more of a liability than a utility. With apps like Venmo, PayPal, Zelle, and Square Cash itself, there were plenty of other ways to pay back friends for drinks or Ubers, so Snapcash may have seen low legitimate usage. Meanwhile, a quick Twitter search for “Snapcash” surfaced plenty of offers of erotic content in exchange for payments through the feature. It may have been safer for Snapchat to ditch Snapcash than risk PR problems over its misuse.

TechCrunch tipster [...]  read more

Snapchat ends its peer-to-peer payment service on August 30th

Snapcash launched in 2014 as a partnership with Square that theoretically gave both sides a tremendous boost: Snap got a payment platform with relatively little work, while Square attached its service to a very familiar name. However, it’s no secret that Snapcash didn’t take off. For many, Venmo is the household name when it comes to pay-your-friends apps — and that’s not including mounting competition from the likes of Facebook, Zelle or tightly integrated features like Apple Pay Cash and Google Pay. No matter how well Snapcash worked, it was just one fairly ordinary option in a sea of choices.

The shutdown also comes as Snap itself has been struggling to stay competitive. Remember, Snapcash launched when Snapchat was at a cultural zenith, and Instagram was still two years away from introducing an imitative Stories [...]  read more