About #follownews

#follownews is a social news filtering application that allows you to "follow your news":

We filter news based on their #hashtags.
We filter news based on their #popularity with our unique fpopTM algorithm.
We filter news based on their #hotness with our unique fhotTM algorithm.
You filter news based on the #emotions they bring using our voting system.
You filter news based on your #hashtags & create your own #follownews page with your own custom URL.

Sign up to create your #follownews page now, start following your news based on your hashtags & share your #follownews page with the world!

Contact #follownews

You can contact #follownews via:

- Email at [email protected]

Disclaimer

#follownews is a social news filtering application. Users submit news articles and news sources which are then tracked by #follownews. Users then have the ability to follow their own news in their user pages based on their hashtags, e.g. @davidt.

#follownews employs a fair use policy. Externally sourced content is only indexed if it is made publicly available via RSS feeds and always in accordance with each source's fair use policy. The rest of the content on #follownews is created by users.

#follownews employs proprietary technology, including the fpop (TM) and fhot (TM) algorithms, and UMV (user emotional voting) to better index and filter news and provide added value to its users.

The information contained in this website is for general information purposes only. The information is provided by #follownews and while we endeavour to keep the information up to date and correct, we make no representations or warranties of any kind, express or implied, about the completeness, accuracy, reliability, suitability or availability with respect to the website or the information, products, services, or related graphics contained on the website for any purpose. Any reliance you place on such information is therefore strictly at your own risk.

In no event will we be liable for any loss or damage including without limitation, indirect or consequential loss or damage, or any loss or damage whatsoever arising from loss of data or profits arising out of, or in connection with, the use of this website.

Through this website you are able to link to other websites which are not under the control of #follownews. We have no control over the nature, content and availability of those sites. The inclusion of any links does not necessarily imply a recommendation or endorse the views expressed within them.

Every effort is made to keep the website up and running smoothly. However, #follownews takes no responsibility for, and will not be liable for, the website being temporarily unavailable due to technical issues beyond our control.

Content Addition

If you would like to submit news articles or news sources for inclusion to #follownews please contact us via email at [email protected].

Content Removal

If you would like to have any content removed from #follownews please contact us via email at [email protected].

Copyright Infringement

Notification of Copyright Infringement

It is our policy to respond to clear notices of alleged copyright infringement that comply with the Digital Millennium Copyright Act. In addition, we will promptly terminate without notice the accounts of those determined by us to be "repeat infringers". If you are a copyright owner or an agent thereof, and you believe that any content hosted on our web site (www.follownews.com) infringes your copyrights, then you may submit a notification pursuant to the Digital Millennium Copyright Act ("DMCA") by providing Follownews's Designated Copyright Agent with the following information in writing (please consult your legal counsel or see 17 U.S.C. Section 512(c)(3) to confirm these requirements):

A physical or electronic signature of a person authorized to act on behalf of the owner of an exclusive right that is allegedly infringed.

Identification of the copyrighted work claimed to have been infringed, or, if multiple copyrighted works on the Follownews web site are covered by a single notification, a representative list of such works at that site.

Identification of the material that is claimed to be infringing or to be the subject of infringing activity and that is to be removed or access to which is to be disabled, and information reasonably sufficient to permit Follownews to locate the material. Providing us the article or image URL is the best way to help us locate content quickly.

Information reasonably sufficient to permit Follownews to contact you, such as an address, telephone number, and, if available, an electronic mail address at which you may be contacted.

A statement that you have a good faith belief that use of the material in the manner complained of is not authorized by the copyright owner, its agent, or the law.

A statement that the information in the notification is accurate, and under penalty of perjury, that you are authorized to act on behalf of the owner of an exclusive right that is allegedly infringed.

Please note that under Section 512(f) of the DMCA, any person who knowingly materially misrepresents that material or activity is infringing may be subject to liability.

Please note that Follownews may, at our discretion, send a copy of such notices to a third-party for publication. As such, your letter (with personal information removed) may be forwarded to Chilling Effects for publication.

Counter-Notification

If you elect to send us a counter notice, to be effective it must be a written communication that includes the following (please consult your legal counsel or see 17 U.S.C. Section 512(g)(3) to confirm these requirements):

Your physical or electronic signature.

Identification of the material that has been removed or to which access has been disabled and the location at which the material appeared before it was removed or access to it was disabled.

A statement under penalty of perjury that you have a good faith belief that the material was removed or disabled as a result of mistake or misidentification of the material to be removed or disabled.

The user's name, address, and telephone number, and a statement that you consent to the jurisdiction of Federal District Court for the judicial district in which the address is located, or if your address is outside of the United States, for any judicial district in which Follownews may be found, and that you will accept service of process from the person who provided notification under subsection (c)(1)(C) or an agent of such person.

Please note that under Section 512(f) of the Copyright Act, any person who knowingly materially misrepresents that material or activity was removed or disabled by mistake or misidentification may be subject to liability.

Designated Copyright Agent

Follownews' Designated Copyright Agent to receive notifications and counter-notifications of claimed infringement can be reached as follows:

Attention: Copyright Agent, at [email protected]

You acknowledge that if you fail to comply with all of the requirements of this section, your DMCA notice may not be valid.

Privacy Policy

If you require any more information or have any questions about our privacy policy, please feel free to contact us by email at [email protected]

At #follownews, the privacy of our visitors is of extreme importance to us. This privacy policy document outlines the types of personal information is received and collected by #follownews and how it is used.

Log Files

Like many other Web sites, #follownews makes use of log files. The information inside the log files includes internet protocol ( IP ) addresses, type of browser, Internet Service Provider ( ISP ), date/time stamp, referring/exit pages, and number of clicks to analyze trends, administer the site, track user’s movement around the site, and gather demographic information. IP addresses, and other such information are not linked to any information that is personally identifiable.

Cookies and Web Beacons

#follownews does use cookies to store information about visitors preferences, record user-specific information on which pages the user access or visit, customize Web page content based on visitors browser type or other information that the visitor sends via their browser.

Some of our advertising partners may use cookies and web beacons on our site.

These third-party ad servers or ad networks use technology to the advertisements and links that appear on #follownews send directly to your browsers. They automatically receive your IP address when this occurs. Other technologies ( such as cookies, JavaScript, or Web Beacons ) may also be used by the third-party ad networks to measure the effectiveness of their advertisements and / or to personalize the advertising content that you see.

#follownews has no access to or control over these cookies that are used by third-party advertisers.

You should consult the respective privacy policies of these third-party ad servers for more detailed information on their practices as well as for instructions about how to opt-out of certain practices. #follownews's privacy policy does not apply to, and we cannot control the activities of, such other advertisers or web sites.

If you wish to disable cookies, you may do so through your individual browser options. More detailed information about cookie management with specific web browsers can be found at the browsers' respective websites.