After Cambridge Analytica, Crimson Hexagon Flayed Facebook policies


The ghost of 2014 data scandal haunts Facebook again

Facebook has suspended Boston-based data analytics company Crimson Hexagonalleging that the firm harvested users’ data, a report by The Wall Street Journal.

What is the report?

Facebook fears that the analytics firm is violating its policies regarding the use of data. The firm has contracts with the US government, a Russian non-profit organization tied to the Kremlin and the Turkish government and that it is sharing FB users’ data to benefit its contracts. The firm has contracts to analyze public data for third-party clients. The data is the property of Facebook.

What is this firm? 

Started in 2007, Crimson Hexagon has the renowned Harvard Professor Gary King as its co-founder. Gary King is presently leading the Social Science One program of Facebook. It is an independent research initiative of preventing election interference by the social media giant.

Crimson Hexagon helps its clients with its Artificial Intelligence. Its job is to give insights for manufacturing and marketing. The insights help in manufacturing products and shaping marketing strategies. But its Chief Technology Officer Chris Bingham categorically stated …

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When I&B Minister barred Hindi film songs from AIR


AIR didn’t broadcast Hindi film songs from 1952 to 1957

The first I&B Minister of India B.V. Keskar decreed that All India Radio (AIR) wouldn’t air film songs. It happened in 1952 and the excuse given for this draconian law was degeneration of film songs due to westernization.

Meet B.V. Keskar

Balakrishna Vishwanath Keskar was born in 1903 in Pune. A staunch Brahmin and a classical musical purist, B.V. Keskarwas trained in Indian classical music by Hari Narayan Mukherji of Banaras. He completed his early education from Kashi Vidyapith and received D. Litt from Sorbonne. Before joining politics, he worked as a lecturer at Sanskrit Vidyapith, Banaras. Also, he’s the largest serving Union Minister for Information and Broadcasting in independent India. He served I&B Ministry from 1952 to 1962.

What was the impact of the law?

B.V. Keskar wanted AIR to work for the cultural growth of a young nation. He further argued that classical music is on the verge of extinction due to decreased appreciation for the traditional music. He objected to the film industry using erotic words and western themes for making songs.


Teen Titans Go Movie Review


Teen Titans Go! To The Movies to become superheroes

Teen Titans Go! To The Movies is another superhero movie from the stable of DC Comics but it promises a different adventure. And it would be better to say that this movie is born out of the desire of every cartoon character of DC Comics. When every character is being personified in movies then why should some characters left behind?

Demanding toon characters 

The Teen Titans don’t want to remain mere audience of the other characters. They want their own movie but the Teens aren’t taken seriously. They are comedy stars and Warner Bros. Animation makes movies of superheroes only. The Titans aren’t superheroes hence they aren’t suitable for making action thrillers. The characters that are always seen doing petty things and enjoying sandwiches and chocolates can’t become a savior of the world. The Titans need to do something that makes them superheroes.

Making of superheroes 

The Titans decide to approach leading Hollywood directors but they are rejected and doors are shut on them. Discouraged from the response, they think of another way to become superheroes. And the second step of Titans is going to …