Sharing holiday photographs online may seem natural to many, but homeowners risk invalidating their insurance if they tell the world their home is left unprotected. Little-known clauses give insurance companies the right to decline claims for burglary if a homeowner has made it obvious their property has been left empty. Danielle Clements of Gorvins Solicitors said that insurers could argue policyholders had failed to take "reasonable care" to protect their home while away and refuse to pay out. Among those who could fall foul of such rules are David and Victoria Beckham. The couple were the victims of an attempted break-in at one of their homes earlier this week. The property in the Cotswolds... Register for free to read this article, or log in to your Telegraph account Register Log in … [Read more...] about Don’t copy the Beckhams – why posting holiday photos online could invalidate your insurance
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Our new Epson FastFoto scanner sucked in photos so fast it made us laugh. Put a stack in, and the photos jump through the scanner like they've been shot out of a cannon. Typical speed is one per second. Then we asked ourselves the big question: Why get a photo scanner when ScanMyPhotos.com will do it for you? For instance, they'll currently scan a thousand 4- by-6-inch photos for $50. No muss, no fuss. So here's why your own scanner might be more useful: A scanned photo, sent by email or shared on Facebook, is often a spur of the moment thing. Reach your hand into an old collection, pull out a stack and put them in the FastFoto scanner. Within a few seconds, they pop out, enhanced if you wish, red-eye removed, and uploaded to your private account on Dropbox or Google Drive. And, oh yeah, saved to your computer. The scanner scans both sides at once, which is kind of crucial. Because many times we, and we're sure many others, have looked at an old photo and said "who's that?" So it's … [Read more...] about Epson FastFoto scanner a whiz for large piles of photos
By CAROLYN HAX, SYNDICATED COLUMNIST Updated 9:55 am, Sunday, May 20, 2018 Photo: Westend61, Getty Images Hi, Carolyn: I recently came across an online death notice for an ex-boyfriend. Sadly, he died relatively young, but I'm not too surprised. He battled alcoholism, which is among the many reasons we broke up. I have a lot of photos from when we were together, whose digital negatives are stored online indefinitely (or until I delete them). I'm torn between wanting to flush them or offer them to his family, who only know that we broke up on bad terms. Knowing him, he never told them the real problems, so more likely than not they hate me. Some of the pics are from a trip he did with his dad when they moved our stuff cross-country. My ex had borrowed my camera and later told me how much fun they had and how he and his dad bonded during that long trip. The pics captured those good times. So here I sit with all these … [Read more...] about Carolyn Hax: Should she share photos of deceased ex with his grieving family?
Several elite Baltimore private schools were caught up in a social media firestorm over photos of students and alumni dressed in racially charged Halloween costumes.One photo showed a graduate of Boys’ Latin School of Maryland dressed in an orange jumpsuit with the name “Freddie Gray” on the back. Gray died from injuries sustained in police custody in 2015, a case that has drawn national attention after rioting broke out in the city following his death.Another photo, from a different party, depicts two teens dressed in orange jumpsuits with a racial slur in the caption. They were identified as students of the Gilman School and Roland Park Country School, in a joint statement from the schools.That photo was taken and captioned by a student of Mount Saint Joseph High School, the Baltimore Catholic school said in a statement late Monday.“Obviously, this sort of behavior cannot be tolerated, and we share in the hurt and dismay this action may have caused. We take … [Read more...] about Racially charged photos of Baltimore private school students in Halloween costumes create stir online
Indonesia is moving towards a ban on child marriage, officials said on Tuesday after a photo of a teenage couple who tried to tie the knot went viral on social media. Indonesia, the world's most populous Muslim nation, is among 10 countries with the highest number of girls marrying before they turn 18, according to campaign group Girls Not Brides. A photo of a 15-year-old boy and a girl, 14, trying to register their marriage on the island of Sulawesi has been shared widely online since last week, sparking renewed pressure on the government to end such underage unions. President Joko Widodo has agreed to sign a decree that would ban child marriage, a spokeswoman at the Women Empowerment and Child Protection Ministry told the Thomson Reuters Foundation. No other details were available immediately, but the spokeswoman said public dialogues on the matter would be held. The ministry has been pressing the government to raise the minimum age for marriage to 20 for girls, and 22 for boys. … [Read more...] about Viral photo prompts Indonesian government to move towards banning child marriage