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  • Bill Gates Tops Forbes’ Richest Americans List For 21st Straight Year

    09/29/2014 8:14:43 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 13 replies
    Headlines and Global News ^ | 09/29/2014 | Emily Morgan
    An American worth less than $1.55 billion could not land on this year's "The Forbes 400," the annual ranking for the richest people in America. The cut-off increase from last year's $1.3 billion disqualified 113 poor billionaires for this year's list. Bill Gates once again lorded over his fellow wealthy Americans for the 21st consecutive year with a healthy $81 billion, up $9 billion from 2013. He outpaced Warren Buffet ($67 billion), Larry Ellison ($50 billion) and the Koch brothers' Charles and David (each worth $42 billion) to round out the top five. Michael Bloomberg ($35 billion) managed to slide...
  • Governor Palin: ‘Obama’s Praise Betrays Us’

    09/29/2014 5:18:50 PM PDT · by Bratch · 29 replies
    Conservatives4Palin ^ | September 29, 2014 | Sarah Palin via Steve Flesher
    Governor Palin wrote some wise words via her Facebook page. Obama’s Praise Betrays UsAs I told a Washington, DC audience this weekend, "We can survive the Error of Obama; it’s almost over, and we can survive this President. The question is, can we survive the people who voted for him a second time?" Barack Obama’s praise this week for the Muslim cleric who advocated killing our U.S. soldiers is one of the most appalling stunts we’ve seen. He’s been enabled by the low information voters who gave him a second term to express his true beliefs in a perversely refreshing way...
  • Alton Nolen's Facebook Page Depicted Beheading a Month Before Release from Probation

    09/26/2014 9:47:45 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 39 replies
    Breitbart's Big Government ^ | September 26, 2014 | John Sexton
    Alton Nolen, the man authorities believe is responsible for a brutal beheading in Moore, Oklahoma Thursday, posted an image which seemed to justify beheading on his Facebook page earlier this year. Nolen posted on Facebook under the name Jah'Keem Yisrael. Over the past year, most of his posts deal with Islam. He writes short statements which are signed off with the phrase "****InfoFromAMuslim****." On March 7th, Nolen added an image to his Timeline which shows a partially decapitated man with someone standing over him pulling his head back to show the wound. Above the image there is a quote which...
  • Pharmaceuticals decry FDA's social media rules

    09/24/2014 5:12:30 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 5 replies
    The Hill ^ | September 23, 2014 | Tim Devaney
    Pharmaceutical companies say the Food and Drug Administration's (FDA) new social media rules would have a "chilling" effect on the industry and leave consumers in the dark.The FDA in June released draft guidelines for how drug firms should use social networks like Facebook and Twitter. But pharmaceutical companies are concerned the FDA would hold them responsible for misinformation about their products posted online by third parties that the companies have little to no control over. They say the rules would discourage them from interacting on social networks, leaving consumers without useful information about their products."Given the extraordinary growth of the...
  • Anger at the Facebook fortress: Neighbors hit out at Zuckerberg's $10million noisy mansion..

    09/23/2014 7:27:55 AM PDT · by C19fan · 20 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | September 23, 2014 | Wills Robinson
    Neighbours surrounding Mark Zuckerberg's $10million home in San Francisco say construction work is causing constant disruptions, taking up parking spaces and causing huge amounts of noise. The six-bedroom luxury house in Dolores Park is one of four properties the billionaire Facebook founder has reportedly bought in the area near his Silicon Valley office. Building work on the 1920s property the 30-year-old purchased with his wife Priscilla Chan has been going on for nearly 17 months - sparking a series of complaints from nearby residents.
  • Poorly Behaved Airline Passengers Are Being Publicly Shamed Online

    09/17/2014 3:20:55 PM PDT · by EveningStar · 30 replies
    Business Insider ^ | September 17, 2014 | Jennifer Polland
    We all know that space is cramped on airplanes, but that doesn't mean that it's acceptable to put your feet on someone else's headrest, sprawl across a row of seats when they're already occupied, or walk around the cabin barefoot. PassengerShaming.com is a website that publicly calls out the rudest, grossest airline passenger behavior by posting photos of these offending passengers on Instagram and Facebook.
  • Facebook's Marc Andreessen: Jeff Sessions 'Clinically Insane' for Supporting U.S. Workers

    09/12/2014 6:06:54 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 17 replies
    Breitbart's Big Government ^ | September 12, 2014 | Tony Lee
    Do not dare challenge the Masters of the Universe, the Party of Davos, or the Permanent Political Class with facts. After Sen. Jeff Sessions (R-AL), in a thunderous Wednesday speech on the Senate floor, denounced Facebook co-founder Mark Zuckerberg for pushing amnesty on foreign soil and high-tech executives for demanding more guest-worker permits while laying off American workers, Facebook board member Marc Andreessen maligned the Alabama Senator in a series of incensed Tweets. "Outright slander from an odious hack," Andreessen Tweeted on Thursday evening. "Mark has directly&indirectly created 10s, maybe 100s, of thousands of US jobs." He implied that Sessions...
  • Facebook Connections To The C.I.A. and D.A.R.P.A

    09/04/2014 6:46:15 PM PDT · by Shadow · 3 replies
    The Real News Online.com ^ | 01/19/2012 | Brian S Staveley
    Facebook was setup by the C.I.A. Try telling that to most people and they laugh at it. People seem to think its a coincidence that Facebook seems to be so intrusive over and over again. Privacy policies that would make anyone scratch their head. I'm not going to beat around the bush with this blog post. Facebook was setup by the C.I.A. as a data mining project to collect as much information on as many people as they could. Not only that but it also has very strong ties to D.A.R.P.A.
  • Facebook suffers brief, widespread outage

    09/03/2014 3:49:28 PM PDT · by beebuster2000 · 36 replies
    internet ^ | today | cnbc staff
    Outrage ! Finally ! You ask where the outrage is? always the lat place you look.
  • The Evil Face of Facebook Censorship

    09/03/2014 7:34:34 AM PDT · by WXRGina · 60 replies
    American Clarion ^ | September 3, 2014 | Gina Miller
    For many years I resisted joining Facebook. I looked at it with disdain, as nothing more than a do-it-yourself surveillance network, a government spy’s treasure trove, which, of course, it is. I finally decided it could also be a useful tool in sharing my columns and networking with fellow patriots. I knew I wouldn’t stupidly post information about myself that I didn’t want everyone and their dog to know, like photographs of my lunch and when and where I’m away from home at the moment (hello, house burglar!), so I broke down and joined last October. I quickly learned how...
  • US cyber-warriors battling Islamic State on Twitter

    08/31/2014 8:12:31 AM PDT · by GonzoII · 22 replies
    AFP via Ahram ^ | Sunday 31 Aug 2014
    US cyber-warriors battling Islamic State on Twitter AFP, Sunday 31 Aug 2014 The United States has launched a social media offensive against the Islamic State and Al-Qaeda, setting out to win the war of ideas by ridiculing the militants with a mixture of blunt language and sarcasm. Diplomats and experts are the first to admit that the digital blitz being waged on Twitter, Facebook and Youtube will never be a panacea to combat the jihadists. But US officials see social media as an increasingly crucial battlefield as they aim to turn young minds in the Muslim world against groups...
  • 4-Year-Old Expelled from Preschool over Mom’s Facebook Rant

    08/28/2014 2:39:29 PM PDT · by Responsibility2nd · 51 replies
    Yahoo ^ | 08/28/2014 | Jordan Valinsky
    Ashley Habat wasn’t thrilled that the school didn’t give her enough time to prep her son Will for picture day, reports a Jacksonville television station. Understandably, she ranted about the school on her personal Facebook page, writing, “Why is it that every single day there is something new I dislike about Will’s School? Are my standards really too high or are people working in the education field really just that ignorant?”
  • Teenage Boy Shoves Dog Head First Into Freezing Water in Vile 'Ice Bucket Challenge'

    08/28/2014 1:21:36 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 29 replies
    Evening Standard ^ | 26 August 2014 | Robin De Peyer
    This is the sickening moment a teenager plunges his pet dog head-first into freezing water in an "ice bucket challenge" stunt. The boy, believed to be from London, forcibly shoves the animal into the bucket in a cruel mutation of the charity fundraising trend. His actions have been condemned by animal rights campaigners who say it would have been caused "distress, if not harm" to the dog. Officers from the RSPCA said a "formal investigation" was being conducted into potential offences under the Animal Welfare Act. Footage of the incident emerged at the height of the craze - which has...
  • How Social Media Silences Debate

    08/27/2014 10:13:55 AM PDT · by Sir Napsalot · 19 replies
    NYT ^ | 8-26-2014 | Claire Cain Miller
    The Internet might be a useful tool for activists and organizers, in episodes from the Arab Spring to the Ice Bucket Challenge. But over all, it has diminished rather than enhanced political participation, according to new data. Social media, like Twitter and Facebook, has the effect of tamping down diversity of opinion and stifling debate about public affairs. It makes people less likely to voice opinions, particularly when they think their views differ from those of their friends, according to a report published Tuesday by researchers at Pew Research Center and Rutgers University. (snip) The Internet, it seems, is contributing...
  • Man, 32, is left with brain damage after 'being attacked by gang of 20 black men'

    08/26/2014 11:03:42 AM PDT · by CorporateStepsister · 149 replies
    DailyMail ^ | 26 August 2014 | MailOnline Reporter
    "A West Point man was taken to hospital with life-threatening injuries after he and a friend were attacked by a group of around 20 people in a Huddle House parking lot, police said, potentially as retaliation for Michael Brown's killing. Ralph Weems IV, who is white, was injured early Saturday but is now in fair condition at North Mississippi Medical Center, hospital spokeswoman Genie Causey said. A relative, Bradley Barnes of Madison, told The Associated Press by telephone on Sunday that his brother-in-law was in a medically induced coma following brain surgery. 'They're going to try and wake him up...
  • Feds Creating Database to Track ‘Hate Speech’ on Twitter

    08/25/2014 6:10:49 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 64 replies
    freebeacon.com ^ | August 25, 2014 3:30 pm | Elizabeth Harrington
    The federal government is spending nearly $1 million to create an online database that will track “misinformation” and hate speech on Twitter. ... “This service could mitigate the diffusion of false and misleading ideas, detect hate speech and subversive propaganda [?], and assist in the preservation of open debate,” the grant said. ... “Truthy” claims to be non-partisan. However, the project’s lead investigator Filippo Menczer proclaims his support for numerous progressive advocacy groups, including President Barack Obama’s Organizing for Action, Moveon.org, Greenpeace, the Sierra Club, Amnesty International, and True Majority. ... The government-funded researchers hope that the public will use...
  • Facebook Page Supporting Officer Who Fatally Shot Michael Brown Has Amassed Over 25,000 Likes

    08/18/2014 6:05:46 PM PDT · by Morgana · 30 replies
    CBS ^ | staff
    ST. LOUIS, Mo (CBS St. Louis) – It’s been a little over a week since Ferguson police officer Darren Wilson shot and killed unarmed teenager Michael Brown, causing nationwide protests. Now a Facebook page in support of Wilson has been created. The page, “Support Darren Wilson,” has amassed over 25,000 likes in less than 10 days. The about section on the page explains, “This page is a way to show our Support for Officer Darren Wilson! We believe in all of our LEOs and want to publicaly stand up for him!”
  • Couple arrested in kidnapping of two Amish girls

    08/15/2014 7:41:29 PM PDT · by CorporateStepsister · 39 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 15 August 2014 | Ashley Collman For Mailonline
    A couple has been arrested in connection with the kidnapping of two Amish girls who went missing Wednesday night from their farm in Upstate New York. Fannie and Delila Miller, ages 12 and 6, reappeared after 24 hours missing when they knocked on a stranger's doorstep 36 miles from their home in Oswegatchie, New York. They have since been reunited with their family. On Friday, local authorities announced the arrests of Stephen Howells II, 39, and 25-year-old Nicole Vaisey. According to the suspects' Facebook accounts, they appear to be a couple.
  • Facebook to Track Users Across Devices to Study Shopping Habits [More evilness]

    08/13/2014 1:21:48 PM PDT · by upchuck · 42 replies
    Bloomberg | Aug 13, 2014 | Sarah Frier
    Sorry, Bloomberg is link only: http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2014-08-13/facebook-to-track-users-across-devices-to-study-shopping-habits.html Facebook is near over the top and on the very edge with all this tracking. You been told about it.
  • The Facebook Factor in the GOP's Battle to Take the Senate

    08/13/2014 6:18:42 AM PDT · by Moseley · 6 replies
    American Thinker ^ | August 13, 2013 | Jonathon Moseley
    Politically active liberal Mark Zuckerberg’s Facebook is now blocking Republican candidates from his social media website Facebook in the GOP’s bid to retake control of the U.S. Senate in November. Facebook deleted late Monday night an “Event” this author created to ask for donations to Kevin Wade, running for U.S. Senate as a Republican in Delaware from his 4,937 Facebook friends. Freshman Democrat U.S. Senator Chris Coons is up for re-election this fall. His approval rating was only at 49% a year ago in September 2013 according to a University of Delaware poll. The year since that 49% approval last...
  • Facebook Crosses The Line With New Facebook Messenger App

    08/08/2014 4:21:33 AM PDT · by raccoonradio · 40 replies
    Russo/CBS local ^ | 8/7/14 | Nick Russo
    First, this is VERY important to read and understand. I’m doing my best to look out for all the Facebook Users who aren’t as tech savvy as their kids or friends. I’m trying to help explain what’s happening because if I don’t…nobody else will! If you’re anything like your neighbor…you probably use Facebook on your phone WAY more than you use it on a computer. You’ve been sending messages from the Facebook app and it probably always asks you if you want to install the Facebook Messenger App. It’s always been OPTIONAL but coming soon to your Facebook experience….it won’t...
  • Swedish Politician Quits Following Anti-Semitic Facebook Post (religion of peace again)

    08/06/2014 9:38:28 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 4 replies
    INN ^ | 8/7/2014, 5:45 AM | Elad Benari
    A Swedish politician resigned following sharp criticism after he wrote on Facebook that “Jewish pigs” are responsible for mass murders in Gaza, according to the English language Swedish website The Local.Omar Omeirat, Social Democrat candidate for the town council of Filipstad, central Sweden, gave a speech in the town on Friday evening advocating diversity and openness. On Saturday he sang a very different tune. “The entire Muslim world is sitting and watching while our brothers and sisters in Palestine are slaughtered by the Jewish pigs,” Omeritat wrote on his Facebook page, according to The Local. “May Allah strengthen those who...
  • Iranians vs. ‘Hanging Judges’

    08/06/2014 6:02:24 PM PDT · by nuconvert · 2 replies
    Weekly Standard ^ | Aug 5, 2014 | Stephen Schwartz
    Abulghasem Salavati, who heads Branch 15 of the Revolutionary Court in Tehran, is known as one of Iran’s “hanging judges.” ...an Iranian opposition advocate now living in Norway, described Salavati ordering half a dozen death sentences against protestors in the reformist “Green movement” of 2009. More than 100 participants in the “Green movement” were charged in a mass show trial held in Tehran that year, over which Salavati presided. ... Mohammad Moghiseh, has meanwhile sentenced eight Iranian Facebook users—six men and two women—to a total of 127 years in prison. ... such verdicts “go beyond what Iran’s own laws dictate.”...
  • Mom Catches 12-Yr Old Daughter Posting Inappropriate Pictures to Facebook – Her Response is EPIC

    08/02/2014 11:32:14 PM PDT · by Impala64ssa · 27 replies
    Top Right News ^ | Jason DeWitt
    That’s the way to do it. The mother of this 12 year old girl had her post her punishment online after finding out she had posted pictures online to a Facebook account that she shouldn’t have even had (pics of her holding an alcoholic beverage). Her daughter was grounded for the act, and then had to take to Facebook to deal with the consequences publicly…
  • Police: Do Not Call Us if Facebook Is Down (911 Inundated; FEMA Needed)

    08/01/2014 2:13:17 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 67 replies
    WFSB ^ | Aug 01, 2014 | Rob Polansky
    An officer from Los Angeles County took to Twitter on Friday when Facebook users called for help to report that the social media website was down. Sgt. Burton Brink, the public information officer in La Crescenta, CA, posted a Tweet reminding people about the reasons for calling them for help. "#Facebook is not a Law Enforcement issue, please don't call us about it being down, we don't know when FB will be back up!" he wrote. Users who tried to get on Facebook around noon EST were greeted with an apology. "Sorry, something went wrong. We're working on getting this...
  • Is Facebook Down?

    08/01/2014 9:09:30 AM PDT · by BigEdLB · 85 replies
    Facebook ^ | 8/1/14 | BigEdLB
    Something went wrong... Anyone else have this problem?
  • Sarah Palin, Rush Limbaugh: Foolish For Boehner To Take Impeachment 'Off The Table'

    07/31/2014 4:45:23 AM PDT · by Resettozero · 69 replies
    Breitbart - Big Government ^ | 30 Jul 2014 | by TONY LEE
    After conservative icon and talk radio host Rush Limbaugh blasted House Speaker John Boehner (R-OH) for declaring that impeaching Obama was off the table, former Alaska Governor Sarah Palin praised Limbaugh for understanding the importance of not emboldening Obama to act even more lawlessly. "Rush is right," she wrote in a Wednesday Facebook post. "The GOP wants to take impeachment off the table? When will you learn liberals won't hate you less if you play nice in these tumultuous times? No matter how polite, complacent, and complicit you are, Obama will continue to harm our Republic and make you impotent....
  • Wonder Woman Gal Gadot Slams Hamas 'Cowards' Who Hide Behind Women And Children

    07/28/2014 6:54:10 AM PDT · by Bratch · 30 replies
    Breitbart California ^ | July 27, 2014 | Christian Toto
    Gal Gadot, soon to play the iconic heroine Wonder Woman in the upcoming Batman vs. Superman: Dawn of Justice, is showing heroism on behalf of her fellow Israelis. The brunette stunner sent out an unapologetic prayer for Israel over the weekend via Facebook. Her social media message didn't end there. She then savaged Hamas for what she called horrific and cowardly behavior.
  • Facebook Declares Group "Death to Israel and the Zionists" "Doesn't Violate Community Standards"

    07/29/2014 8:04:19 AM PDT · by therightliveswithus · 24 replies
    Pundit Press ^ | 7/29/14 | Aurelius
    In response to a report that the Facebook group "Death to Israel and the Zionists" is offensive, Facebook has declared that it "doesn't violate our Community Standards." Similarly, the also declared that the group "DEATH TO ZIONISTS" was also found not to violate Facebook's standards. Here are the declarations from Facebook reporting on their decision: And: Death to Zionists' page wrote on the first day of their group’s creation, “Army of Mohammed has started to return.” ...And, of course, the group "Death to the Jews" is still up on Facebook.
  • (Bleep): Ted Cruz Rips HBO Over 'Misogynist' 'True Blood' Episode

    07/22/2014 4:47:22 PM PDT · by mandaladon · 46 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 22 Jul 2014 | John Nolte
    Using Facebook, Texas Republican Senator Ted Cruz responded to a Sunday night episode of HBO's "True Blood." The show revolved around a vampire bloodbath at a fictional Ted Cruz fundraising event held at the George W. Bush Presidential Library. The episode is laced with insults aimed at the GOP and coins the term "Republi-cunt." Cruz labeled the episode "misogynist and profanity-ridden" and then added that he was surprised "HBO is suggesting that hard-core leftists are blood-sucking fiends...." Of all the places I never thought to be mentioned, HBO's True Blood vampire show would have to be near the top of...
  • Ted Cruz bites back at ‘True Blood’

    07/22/2014 3:17:13 PM PDT · by Nachum · 41 replies
    WaPo ^ | 7/22/14 | Colby Itkowitz
    There were only a few ways Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Tex.) could react to HBO’s “True Blood” portrayal of Texas Republicans being murdered at a fictitious Cruz fundraiser. He could have ignored it, or laughed it off. But he went political. A scene in Sunday’s episode took place at the George W. Bush Presidential Library, where a Cruz function was being held. The vampires who went made disparaging comments about the Republicans in attendance (What do you expect? It’s Hollywood.) and then there was a vicious bloodbath. (We admittedly do not watch “True Blood,” so we can’t offer further context, but...
  • Clinton: US, Europe should get tough on Russia (Is it Re-Reset Button time already?)

    07/21/2014 8:06:11 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 25 replies
    Yahoo! News ^ | 7/21/14 | Ken Thomas - ap
    WASHINGTON (AP) — Hillary Rodham Clinton said Monday that the U.S. and Europe should work together to develop tougher sanctions on Russia while she backed President Barack Obama's calls for a thorough investigation into the passenger jet that was shot down last week over Ukraine. Clinton said in a Facebook chat from the company's headquarters in Menlo Park, California, that tougher sanctions would make clear to Russian President Vladimir Putin "that there is a price to pay for this kind of behavior." The former secretary of state said she agreed with Obama's comments earlier Monday urging "immediate and full access"...
  • Hillary Clinton answers questions on Facebook today

    07/21/2014 1:40:31 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 27 replies
    SFGate.com ^ | 7/21/14 | Wendy Lee
    Hillary Rodham Clinton will participate in a live Q&A today on Facebook. ... She said in a Facebook post that she’ll be talking about her new book, “Hard Choices“ and answer questions on her book’s Facebook page beginning at 2:30 p.m. The book delves into her years as secretary of state.
  • Peres: Israel will punish terrorists ‘with a firm hand’ [Israel's President]

    06/30/2014 12:45:20 PM PDT · by Star Traveler · 15 replies
    The Times of Israel ^ | Monday, June 30, 2014 | Marissa Newman
    President Shimon Peres said the Israeli security crackdown will persist in its efforts to combat terror. “Alongside the heavy mourning, we will remain determined to punish the villainous terrorists with a firm hand,” he said. “Our war on terror will only grow, and will not be weakened, such that this murderous terror will not dare raise its head.” The president also offered his deepest condolences to the families and praised them for “devotedly raising their children.” “The kidnapping and murder of innocent youths in the dead of the night is a heinous and unforgivable crime,” opposition leader and Labor Party...
  • Swede's Salary Chopped for Facebook Use

    07/18/2014 4:04:37 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 2 replies
    The Local ^ | 11 Jul 2014
    An employee at an insurance agency in central Sweden will lose 15 days of pay as punishment for surfing the web on the job, spending over 40 hours this summer mainly using social media. Multiple employees at a branch of Försäkringskassan (Swedish Social Insurance Agency) in Gävle face serious repercussions for browsing the web instead of helping customers. In one case, the employee spent about 50 hours of work time during one month visiting 350 websites - including plenty of shopping, weight-loss sites, and blogs. Over a period of seven months the woman had worked 51 hours overtime, but over...
  • Drought Shaming Pitting Neighbors Against Neighbors On Social Media

    07/14/2014 5:32:02 AM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 27 replies
    CBS Sacramento ^ | July 11, 2014 | Anjali Hemphill
    SACRAMENTO (CBS13) — Neighbors are tattling on neighbors for wasting water and some are taking their drought shaming to social media. If you’ve ever had the feeling you’re being watched while you water your lawn, there’s a good chance you are during this historic drought. In Sacramento, water wasters can face fines, and the enforcer may be someone who lives right next door. Terrance Davis with the city department of utilities says he’s seeing a trend of drought shaming. “Our water use complaint calls have gone up exponentially from the last 2 years,” he said. Karen Halbo lives in River...
  • The FDA Is Now Policing Facebook Likes

    07/10/2014 6:14:30 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 25 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | July 9, 2014 | Tristyn Bloom
    The U.S. Food and Drug Administration is protecting consumer rights in a bold new way–by policing companies’ Facebook pages.Zarbee’s Naturals, a producer of “safe and effective natural [cough] remedies” for children, was sent a warning letter by the FDA for liking comments on its Facebook page implying that its products “are intended for use as drugs.”Zarbee’s products were designed specifically for children too young for FDA-approved medications and have not been reviewed by the FDA. Happy customers posted their approval on the company’s Facebook page, saying things like “Love Zarbee’s this is the only medicine we use for our 2...
  • Facebook: Yeah, we removed Jones’ hunting pics, but feel free to visit the ‘Kill Kendall Jones’ page

    07/09/2014 8:11:34 AM PDT · by servo1969 · 32 replies
    Twitchy.com ^ | 7-9-2014 | Twitchy Staff
    Full Title" "Facebook: Yeah, we removed Kendall Jones’ hunting pics, but feel free to visit the ‘Kill Kendall Jones’ page" Facebook has standards. And 19-year-old Kendall Jones’ hunting photos violate those standards, a spokesperson for the social network told Mashable. Specifically, the pictures were deemed to break a rule about “graphic images shared for sadistic effect or to celebrate or glorify violence,” as outlined in this page on Facebook Community Standards. “We remove reported content that promotes poaching of endangered species, the sale of animals for organized fight or content that includes extreme acts of animal abuse,” a Facebook spokesperson...
  • Trial opens for man accused in child porn production

    07/08/2014 11:16:27 AM PDT · by csvset · 3 replies
    Virginian Pilot ^ | July 8, 2014 | Tim McGlone
    NORFOLK Jury selection began this morning in the federal trial of a Virginia Beach man accused of offering women money to produce child pornography for him. Robert H. Scott Jr., who also went by Mike Pyro, faces 28 counts of production, distribution and receipt of child pornography and related charges. Three women who are expected to testify previously admitted that they took sexually explicit videos of very young children and sent them to Scott by phone and email, according to court filings. One victim was 1 year old. Others were 2, 3, and 5. Scott met the women on Facebook...
  • Facebook Flags Images of Pro-Life Father Loving Unborn Child as "Violent"

    07/08/2014 6:31:55 AM PDT · by wagglebee · 17 replies
    Life News ^ | 7/7/14 | Carole Novielli
    A Black pro-life organization has had three Facebook images flagged as “graphic violence!”One of those images depicts a father loving his unborn child: LifeNews blogger Ryan Bomberger is an Emmy® Award-winning Creative Professional who founded The Radiance Foundation (TRF), a life-affirming 501(c)(3), along with his wife, Bethany. Working in conjunction with noted national civil rights leaders like Dr. Alveda King (niece of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.), Ryan is involved in national efforts to expose and defund Planned Parenthood and document how abortion is destroying the Black community. Sometimes Ryan’s thoroughly researched and pointed remarks rile establishment folk, like the...
  • Was The Department Of Defense Behind Facebook’s Controversial Manipulation Study?

    07/06/2014 11:59:49 AM PDT · by dalight · 15 replies
    zerohedge.com ^ | July 1, 2014 | Tyler Durden
    ... The Professor of Communication and Information Science, Jeffrey Hancock, who Mr. Rosen mentions above, has a history of working with the U.S. military, specifically the Minerva Institute. ... A US Department of Defense (DoD) research program is funding universities to model the dynamics, risks and tipping points for large-scale civil unrest across the world, under the supervision of various US military agencies. The multi-million dollar program is designed to develop immediate and long-term “warfighter-relevant insights” for senior officials and decision makers in “the defense policy community,” and to inform policy implemented by “combatant commands.” Launched in 2008 – the...
  • Controversy over Facebook Emotional Manipulation Study Grows as Timeline Becomes more Clear

    07/06/2014 11:01:43 AM PDT · by dalight · 21 replies
    Forbes.com ^ | 6/30/2014 | Gregory S. McNeal
    My colleague Kashmir Hill just reported that Facebook conducted their news feed manipulation four months before the term “research” was added to their data use policy, she writes: However, we were all relying on what Facebook’s data policy says now. In January 2012, the policy did not say anything about users potentially being guinea pigs made to have a crappy day for science, nor that “research” is something that might happen on the platform. Four months after this study happened, in May 2012, Facebook made changes to its data use policy, and that’s when it introduced this line about how...
  • Electronic Privacy Information Center Challenges Facebook's Manipulation of Users

    07/06/2014 10:34:23 AM PDT · by dalight · 7 replies
    epic.org ^ | July 3, 014 | EPIC
    EPIC Challenges Facebook's Manipulation of Users, Files FTC Complaint EPIC has filed a formal complaint to the Federal Trade Commission concerning Facebook's manipulation of users' News Feeds for psychological research. "The company purposefully messed with people's minds," states the EPIC complaint. EPIC has charged that the study violates a privacy consent order and is a deceptive trade practice. In 2012, Facebook subjected 700,000 users to an "emotional" test with the manipulation of News Feeds. Facebook did not get users' permission to conduct this study or notify users that their data would be disclosed to researchers. In the complaint, EPIC explained...
  • Why Facebook's 'Voter Megaphone' Is the Real Manipulation to Worry About

    07/06/2014 10:26:31 AM PDT · by dalight · 11 replies
    Techpresident.com ^ | July 3, 2014 | Micah L. Sifry
    Two years ago, on the morning of the 2012 election in the United States, I got an email with an urgent subject line: "You should write the story of how Facebook blew an opportunity to turn out 300k voters." The sender, a veteran progressive online activist who would prefer to remain anonymous, was upset for good reason. The election was bound to be close, and as of 10am that morning he hadn't yet seen an "I'm Voting" button on his Facebook page, nor had another colleague of his. Nor was one on my own Facebook page. Given that when Facebook...
  • Alleged Facebook predator used fake account to flirt with hundreds of boys

    07/04/2014 7:34:16 PM PDT · by Morgana · 7 replies
    KFOR ^ | Ed Doney
    YUKON, Okla. - A vigilant mother helps authorities nab an alleged internet predator, just hours after she discovered her teenage son’s conversations with the man on Facebook. The Canadian County Sheriff’s Office says Michael Goddard, 23, of Oklahoma City, pretended to be a teenage girl on Facebook to lure in a 14-year-old Yukon boy and admitted to possibly hundreds of other victims. He was arrested Friday night. Goddard allegedly used the name “Nicole Tinner” and used a fake photo to flirt with hundreds of juvenile boys on Facebook.
  • Joe Geoghagan Is A 31 Year Old Veteran And He’s Begging The VA Not To Let Him Starve To Death

    07/04/2014 6:45:20 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 60 replies
    Right Wing News ^ | July 3, 2014 | John Hawkins
    Joe Geoghagan is a 31 year old veteran and he’s begging the VA not to let him starve to death. Let me repeat that. Joe Geoghagan is a 31 year old veteran and he’s BEGGING the VA not to let him starve to death. Joe first came to my attention because he wrote the Right Wing News Facebook page asking for help. Imagine that: a veteran who did three tours in Iraq and Afghanistan reduced to writing the owner of a Facebook page because he doesn’t know where else to turn to get basic medical attention. After doing some basic...
  • Facebook admits manipulating users' emotions by modifying news feeds

    06/29/2014 9:41:07 AM PDT · by don-o · 30 replies
    The Guardian ^ | June 29, 2014 | Robert Booth
    Website publishes details of experiment in which users can be made to feel better or worse through 'emotional contagion' It already knows whether you are single or dating, the first school you went to and whether you like Justin Bieber or loathe David Cameron. But now Facebook, the world's biggest social networking site, is facing a storm of protest after it revealed it has discovered how to systematically control users' emotions making them feel happier or more sad at the stroke of a few computer keys. The Californian internet giant has published details of a massive experiment in which it...
  • Facebook conducted secret psychology experiment on users’ emotions

    06/28/2014 7:22:44 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 9 replies
    Daily Telegraph (UK) ^ | 12:00PM BST 28 Jun 2014 | Harriet Alexander
    Over 600,000 Facebook users have taken part in a psychological experiment organized by the social media company, without their knowledge. Facebook altered the tone of the users’ news feed to highlight either positive or negative posts from their friends, which were seen on their news feed. They then monitored the users’ response, to see whether their friends’ attitude had an impact on their own. “The results show emotional contagion,” wrote a team of Facebook scientists, in a paper published by the PNAS journal—Proceedings of the National Academy of Scientists of the United States. …
  • Mike Rowe Pens Scathing Facebook Post After Liquor Store Disagreement With a Lawyer

    06/24/2014 8:04:07 PM PDT · by AuditTheFed · 23 replies
    The Real Mike Rowe on facebook.com via toprightnews ^ | June 23, 2014 | The Real Mike Rowe
    by Jason DeWitt | Top Right NewsOne thing we love about Mike Rowe, the former “Dirty Jobs” TV host and current head of Mike Rowe Works, is that he always speaks his mind. Monday, he did so once again — and took on a lawyer in doing so.Mike hit his local liquor store last week and noticed a picture near the front of the shop: a man in a white shirt that the store was identifying as a shoplifter. “Good for you,” Rowe says he told the owner, as he retold the story on a Facebook post: “I wish every store in the country did...
  • Thief Forgets To Log Off Facebook After Burglarizing Home

    06/24/2014 5:47:52 AM PDT · by rktman · 21 replies
    minnesota.cbslocal.com ^ | 6/23/2014 | Unknown
    A Minnesota man is in jail because he logged on to Facebook. Police say 26-year-old Nicholas Wig checked his profile from a home he broke into, and then he didn’t log off. It happened June 19 in South St. Paul.