Photo: Phierce Photo Lotus and Pigeons Playing Ping Pong have been out on the road together for the last few days, turning heads each with their unique brand of improvisationally-influenced music. Whether it’s the funky rock approach of Pigeons or the smooth electronic influences of Lotus, both bands know exactly how to keep fans engaged when they’re on stage. Both bands continue to evolve with experience, as Pigeons are planning a new album release later this year and Lotus just released their first ever album with vocals on every track. With the two bands going back to back at Express Live in Columbus, OH, you can bet that this was a great night of music!Check out a full recording from the Pigeons’ set, courtesy of taper mott77.You can see the full gallery of images from the night below, courtesy of Phierce Photo, as well as a video recap from the performance. Load remaining images
Stuff co.nz 15 December 2015A new law plans to ban children under 16 living in the European Union (EU) from social media unless they have parental consent – but New Zealand experts say it won’t have the desired effect.EU Parliament introduced the change to the proposed data protection laws last week.If the new legislation is passed it will raise the age of consent for websites to use personal data from 13 to 16.NetSafe chief executive Martin Cocker said the impetus for the law change was data protection but it was unlikely to make personal information any safer.“It’s based on the premise that children between 13 and 16 are not capable of understanding the contracts that they’re getting into with social media in terms of the treatment of their data.“I think the truth is very few people are aware of what they’re signing themselves into.”Cocker said companies like Facebook and Twitter had the most user-friendly privacy policies due to public scrutiny.“The challenge is it may drive people away from the social media platforms that are following the rules and are therefore the better behaved ones. It may be counter-productive.”Bob McCoskrie, head of conservative lobby group Family First, said he did not think the proposed law would be enforceable.Changing the age limit “has merit” but “the horse has bolted” when it comes to kids getting access to social media sites, he said.“My concern with social media is not that the kids are on it but it’s the type of people that go on masquerading as someone they’re not.”No matter what the entry point, parents should be regularly monitoring their children on social media and restricting their time online, McCoskrie said.“I liken social media to just leaving the bedroom window open and allowing anyone to just come into the bedroom.”http://www.stuff.co.nz/technology/75108437/proposed-european-law-to-ban-under-16s-from-social-mediaKeep up with family issues in NZ. Receive our weekly emails direct to your Inbox.