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Flashing the Peace Sign Can Get Your Identity Stolen

So say Japanese researchers

(Newser) - Thanks to improvements in technology, the following popular hand gestures are no longer advised in photos: waving, giving the thumbs up, and flashing the peace sign. Raising the double bird or a fist remain excellent options. Researchers at the National Institute of Informatics in Japan say that smartphone cameras are... More »

Peace, Man: Symbol Turns 50

The sign has endured for half a century now

(Newser) - The peace symbol, an inspiration for decades of anti-war movements and one of the most recognizable hieroglyphics, turns 50 today. The symbol was introduced in 1958 at a British rally against the atomic bomb. “I drew myself, a man in despair, and put a circle around it to represent... More »

Ubiquitous Peace Sign Turns 50

Symbol debuted at British anti-nukes rally

(Newser) - One of the world’s most recognizable symbols turns 50 today, the Victoria Times Colonist reports. The peace sign has become the rallying beacon for social movements from civil rights to anti-war. But textile designer Gerald Holtom designed the emblem to trumpet the fight for nuclear disarmament in England; it... More »

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