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  • School Prepares to Terminate Teacher for Facebook Post Opposing Common Core Curriculum

    02/27/2015 8:56:56 PM PST · by lowbridge · 54 replies
    joe miller ^ | february 27, 2015
    Debora Vailes re-posted on her personal Facebook page a photograph of a little girl crying because of the shortcomings of Common Core. Later that day, her school principal, Dr. Dana Nolan, after discovering the post, gave Deborah Vailes her first written reprimand and ordered her to refrain from expressing any opinion about public education on social media and to remove her anti-Common Core post from the social media site – ASAP. (The school district refers to written reprimands as a “documented conferences.”) Dr. Nolan further informed Deborah that she could not to discuss her opinion in public – on any...
  • Police: Man Burned Down Woman’s Home After Facebook Rejection

    12/22/2014 8:13:19 PM PST · by Beave Meister · 44 replies
    Cleveland CBS ^ | 12/22/2014
    Frankfort, Ky. (CBS CLEVELAND) – A man indicted on arson and burglary charges allegedly set fire to a woman’s home after she rejected his advances on Facebook. Frankfort police say the “disturbing” reason that James Graham, 37, broke into a 22-year-old single mother’s Franklin County home and set it on fire on Nov. 28 is because she “rebuffed” several uncomfortable comments he posted to her Facebook wall, WLEX-TV reports. Investigators say Graham set Joanie Yount’s Hillview Drive home on fire in November, although she and her 3-year-old son were not home at the time.
  • NY Police Department Asking for Facebook Password, Profile when Registering Pistol

    10/18/2014 4:41:59 PM PDT · by therightliveswithus · 25 replies
    Pundit Press ^ | 10/18/14 | Aurelius
    A member of New York Firearms posted both a statement and a picture that claims the city of Watervliet, New York is asking for their Facebook profile and password when registering their pistol. The post, made Wednesday evening, recounting this story: I had the form filled out with all my references, notarized, photos taken, driving record, and safety course. I went in and the officer took my folder in the back and came out and told me I have a lot more work to do and hands me a new packet including the main form except this one is on...
  • Why you should uninstall the Facebook Messenger app as soon as possible

    09/24/2014 9:16:57 PM PDT · by null and void · 15 replies
    Electronic Products ^ | 09/18/2014 | Max Teodorescu
    Shoving an unneeded messenger app down the throat of your entire user base is a guaranteed way to upset people and leave them feeling disillusioned, asking questions like “why do I suddenly need this?” While there’s no indication that Facebook harbors malicious intent, the company is collecting enormous amounts of data about the users of its applications, states iOS forensics specialist and security researcher Jonathan Zdziarski. This should come as no surprise considering that most mobile apps run some sort of analytics on user behavior, although Facebook’s apps ─ according to Zdziarski – have more spyware type code in...
  • Bay Area Police Use Facebook And Twitter to Out "Johns"

    09/07/2014 2:51:07 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 34 replies
    NBC Bay Area ^ | Saturday, Sep 6, 2014
    Bay Area law enforcement officials are turning to Facebook and Twitter to combat prostitution by posting names and photos of men arrested on solicitation charges. Police departments that have taken to shaming "johns" on social media include Oakland, Richmond and Fresno. The move has garnered some controversy, with lawyers and legal experts worrying that defendants who might be ultimately innocent could see their reputations tarnished because of the postings, SFGate reported.
  • 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...
  • Mom’s Facebook post gets 4-year-old son expelled

    08/31/2014 6:27:15 PM PDT · by Morgana · 63 replies
    Fox6 ^ | Posted 4:10 pm, August 27, 2014
    CALLAHAN, Fla. — A Florida mom is fuming after her 4-year-old son was kicked out of preschool because of something she posted to her own Facebook page. Ashley Habat doesn’t think her 4-year-old son should be punished for what she wrote. Habat said her son, Will, was late for school on picture day at his private Christian preschool.
  • 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...
  • Supremes To Decide When Facebook Death Threat Sends You To Prison

    06/16/2014 9:58:52 PM PDT · by Citizen Zed · 31 replies
    Forbes ^ | 6-16-2014 | Kashmir Hill
    Pennsylvania man Anthony Elonis has historically enjoyed saying outrageous things on Facebook, such as how he would like to murder his estranged wife; shoot up an elementary school; sneak into an amusement park he was fired from to wreak havoc; slit the throats of a female co-worker and a female FBI agent; and use explosives on the state police, the sheriff’s department, and any SWAT team that might come to his house. Elonis has never actually done any of these things, but he did spend the last three and a half years in prison for saying that he would.
  • DELETE YOUR FACEBOOK

    06/15/2014 4:10:42 PM PDT · by TurboZamboni · 106 replies
    youtube ^ | 6-5-14 | Matthias
    Is it time for you to delete your Facebook account permanently? This guy thinks so, and his arguments may just convince you. You should take a moment to hear what he has to say and then decide for yourself.
  • Woman Barred From Ranting About Family on Facebook

    05/18/2014 5:01:05 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 15 replies
    WHIO ^ | Sunday, May 18, 2014 | Matt Moreno
    Hate it when people rant on Facebook? Well, one New Jersey mom has actually been banned from doing just that. A judge has ordered one unidentified woman not to go on Facebook to rant about her children or ex-husband. This comes after the woman attempted to kidnap her two kids and take them to Canada. (Via The Star-Ledger) The case goes back to 2011. The social media restrictions were placed on her as a condition of her probation after her ex-husband's family and local officials found her posts disturbing. According to New Jersey's The Daily Journal, those posts involved her...
  • Facebook killed my high school reunion

    05/17/2014 5:18:03 PM PDT · by windcliff · 99 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | 5-16-14 | Darren Murph
    Facebook killed my high school reunion . In a way, the high school reunion is as unashamedly American as apple pie and Chevrolet. Go on — ask your parents if they had one. I’d wager that the majority of them would say that they did, and in fact, they probably retain quite a few memories. Someone was shockingly large; someone was stunningly beautiful; someone had completely fallen off of the wagon. The high school reunion’s primary allure was the possibility — nay, the probability — of a few shockers, coupled with the underlying desire to show up and impress the...
  • Facebook Wants To Banish Low-Quality Photos — Like LOLCats — From Your News Feed

    05/03/2014 2:50:32 PM PDT · by MinorityRepublican · 21 replies
    Business Insider ^ | DEC. 2, 2013 | JILLIAN D'ONFRO
    Facebook just announced a dramatic update to the way that it ranks its News Feed content that will have users seeing more news articles and fewer cute meme photos, like LOLCats. The company cites an internal survey that apparently showed that people prefer clicking links to high quality articles (about current events, sports, whatever) over the latest memes. "Starting soon, we’ll be doing a better job of distinguishing between a high quality article on a website versus a meme photo hosted somewhere other than Facebook," the blog post reads. "This means that high quality articles you or others read may...
  • Beating caught on cell phone and posted to Facebook, one suspect arrested

    04/02/2014 10:10:40 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 70 replies
    WFSB ^ | Lisa Hutson
    WINTON TERRACE, OH (FOX19) - Three women are in custody and another remains at large for the stripping, beating and robbery of two women at Winton Terrace Saturday. Cell phone video recorded during the incident shows two women stripped naked, beaten and robbed. After the incident, the video was posted on Facebook.
  • Report: Mexican Teen Stabbed Best Friend 65 Times for Posting Naked Selfies on Facebook

    04/01/2014 4:27:37 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 21 replies
    UPI ^ | April 1, 2014 | Evan Bleier
    A Mexican teenager has been accused of brutally killing her best friend after she posted naked selfies of the two girls posing together on Facebook. According to police, Erandy Elizabeth Gutierrez, 16, allegedly stabbed 16-year-old Anel Baez 65 times during a fatal attack on March 19. Authorities believe that Gutierrez wanted to get back at Baez for posting the "humiliating" photos. When Baez asked Gutierrez to come to her home in Guamúchil in an effort to mend fences, her “sister” allegedly went to use the bathroom but instead grabbed a kitchen knife and carried out the killing. Gutierrez had been...
  • Woman shocked to find out her Facebook pictures being used in prostitution ads

    03/26/2014 6:17:34 PM PDT · by kingattax · 65 replies
    Yahoo ^ | 3-26-14 | Will Lerner
    21-year-old Dallas Miller received an awkward email from her friend. The White Creek, Tennessee resident was told that her face was showing up in advertisements on Backpage.com for prostitution. As WKRN ABC News 2 reports, there are some problems with this: 1) Dallas isn’t a prostitute. 2) She never gave her permission to have her pictures used in ads for prostitution, because, as I just mentioned, she isn’t a prostitute. Dallas’ pictures show up in an ad that, in part, reads, “best time of your life 100% guaranteed satisfaction [phone number redacted] OUTCALL ONLY – 21.” Ms. Miller told WKRN,...
  • Facebook HQ Evacuated

    03/11/2014 10:27:02 PM PDT · by hoagy62 · 11 replies
    San Jose Mercury News ^ | 3/11/14 | Katie Nelson
    The headquarters of social media giant Facebook was evacuated Tuesday evening, but police would not say what forced the clearing of the company's campus. The company, founded in 2004, has 6,337 employees as of December 2013, according to the company's website. Thousands of those workers report to the company's main campus at 1601 Willow Avenue, an address that was rechristened as "1 Hacker Way" after the company took over the old Sun Microsystems campus.
  • How Facebook Exploits Underage Girls In Its Quest For Ad Revenue

    02/28/2014 9:46:56 PM PST · by Rusty0604 · 5 replies
    Zerohedge ^ | 02/28/2014 | Tyler Durden/ Mike Krieger of Liberty Blitzkrieg
    How Facebook Exploits Underage Girls in its Quest for Ad Revenue Sophie Bean, 14, of Sequim, Wash., said she was thought she was “liking” a Facebook ad related to fashion modeling. Instead, it promoted a Facebook page that recruited adult webcam models. “I just thought it was for modeling, and I’m interested in that, and I thought it would help me out,” Sophie said. Sophie wasn’t the only teen connecting with the page, which Facebook statistics show is most popular with users 13 to 17. Clicking on it didn’t pull the teens into nude webcam modeling, but did mean they...
  • Controversy over Facebook photo of baby holding rifle (Yes, It's Getting This Bad)

    02/25/2014 6:52:18 PM PST · by raybbr · 35 replies
    WTNH.com ^ | 2/25/2014 | Erin Logan
    WOODBRIDGE, Conn. (WTNH)– A report it photo from a viewer is sending shock waves across social media and the state Tuesday. The photo was snapped at a local gun store and it shows a Bolt Action Rifle, resting on a baby’s lap. That picture of the sixth-month-old baby girl with the rifle in front of her was taken by her father at Woodbridge Firearms Trading Post. He and the store owner say it’s just a picture, others say it’s just wrong. The baby girl is becoming very popular on social media. The picture of the baby with a rifle resting...
  • Kansas candidate posted grisly images (Milton Wolf)

    02/23/2014 10:55:48 AM PST · by Second Amendment First · 97 replies
    Politico ^ | 2/23/14 | JAMES HOHMANN
    A Kansas radiologist running for Senate posted grisly X-rays of patients who had been shot on his Facebook page and engaged in joking online banter about the images.Milton Wolf, challenging Sen. Pat Roberts in a Republican primary, acknowledged Sunday that he posted “insensitive” comments online, which he described as “mistakes.”He was responding to a devastating story in the Topeka Capital-Journal, which reported that he wrote that a patient could not complain about the awkward way his head was positioned for an X-ray, published on Facebook, because he was dead. He said a man decapitated by gunfire resembled an alien in...
  • I Am Kielbasa

    02/21/2014 3:06:00 PM PST · by NYer · 54 replies
    The Catholic Thing ^ | February 21, 2014 | Austin Ruse
    Imagine the heartache of the cis-trans male who opens up Facebook and realizes there’s no gender category for him to choose from. It’s only male and female. This is just too outré for words.  Doesn’t everyone know that gender is a social construct – that gender is malleable and may change from moment to moment? One could be five or six or seven of them before lunchtime and a few dozen more before climbing under the covers and turning into a butterfly, or whatever. Gender is not in the head, you know, it is not in the brain. You are...
  • Facebook can tell when 'in a relationship' is about to begin

    02/17/2014 6:36:51 PM PST · by BenLurkin · 31 replies
    UPI ^ | Feb. 17, 2014 at 7:21 PM
    The study, which analyzed what Facebook sees before and after a relationship starts, found a typical courtship on the social networking site begins with messages being exchanged, visiting of profiles and sharing posts on each other's timelines. There is an increase in the number of timeline posts shared between a potential couple 100 days before the relationship begins, followed by a significant drop in posts immediately after the relationship starts, the researchers said.
  • Here’s a List of 58 Gender Options for Facebook Users

    02/13/2014 3:52:20 PM PST · by markomalley · 94 replies
    ABC ^ | 2/13/2014 | Russell Goldman
    (snip) User’s can now select a “custom” gender option.“There’s going to be a lot of people for whom this is going to mean nothing, but for the few it does impact, it means the world,” Facebook software engineer Brielle Harrison told the Associated Press. Harrison, who worked on the project, is in the process of gender transition, from male to female.Facebook will also allow users to select between three pronouns: “him,” “her” or “their.”The following are the 58 gender options identified by ABC News: AgenderAndrogyneAndrogynousBigenderCisCisgenderCis FemaleCis MaleCis ManCis WomanCisgender FemaleCisgender MaleCisgender ManCisgender WomanFemale to MaleFTMGender FluidGender NonconformingGender QuestioningGender VariantGenderqueerIntersexMale to...
  • Liberal 'trolls' post list of conservative Facebook pages marked for takeover

    01/28/2014 7:37:13 PM PST · by T Ruth · 33 replies
    examiner.com ^ | January 24, 2014 | Joe Newby
    It seems that more and more, Facebook is becoming a battlefield of political ideologies with stories that sound like something written by Tom Clancy. Early Friday morning, Examiner.com was given a long list of approximately 80 conservative Facebook pages targeted by liberal "trolls" for infiltration and takeover by someone who only wished to be identified as "AJ," an administrator of a targeted page. * * * The pro-Sarah Palin "Barracuda Brigade" and the pro-Phil Robertson "I Stand with Phil" pages were among those listed as targets. Several pro-gun pages were listed along with a Facebook page supporting the South Carolina...
  • Wanted man slips up with Facebook post

    01/21/2014 4:33:16 PM PST · by moonshinner_09 · 24 replies
    Timesleader.com ^ | January 21. 2014 | Steve Mocarsky
    FREELAND — If you’re wanted by the police, it’s probably not smart to post a police department’s “wanted” photo of yourself on your Facebook profile. But, that’s just what Anthony James Lescowitch apparently did. And he was captured 45 minutes later, Freeland police announced, fittingly enough, on the department’s Facebook page. The Freeland Police Department posted a photo of Lescowitch at 9:19 p.m. Monday, noting that Lescowitch, 35, was wanted for aggravated assault and numerous other charges. The post asked that anyone knowing Lescowitch’s whereabouts to call police at 570-636-0111 or 911. Less than two hours later, Freeland police posted...
  • Man Posts On Facebook About “Police State” And Guess Who Shows Up?

    01/19/2014 8:44:49 AM PST · by lowbridge · 109 replies
    http://freepatriot.org ^ | january 18, 2014 | sean brown
    We use Facebook for many things, some of us use it for posting pictures of our food, others for posting the infamous “selfie”, and some of us to vent our frustrations with thegovernment and politics as a whole. No matter the reason you use Facebook, you expect to be able to post just about anything you want(aside from death threats to the President) without being hassled since our right to free speech is protected. Well that’s not the experience Blaine Cooper from Humboldt, AZ had. The 34 year old posted a rant on Facebook showing his frustration with the country and within...
  • Facebook ‘basically dead and buried’ among teens, as their parents increasingly embrace it: study

    12/29/2013 6:20:53 AM PST · by canuck_conservative · 75 replies
    National Post [Canada] / The Telegraph ^ | December 27, 2013 | Matthew Sparkes
    A study of how older teenagers use social media has found that Facebook is “not just on the slide, it is basically dead and buried” and is being replaced by simpler social networks such as Twitter and Snapchat, an expert has claimed. Young people now see the site as “uncool” and keep their profiles live purely to stay in touch with older relations, among whom it remains popular. Prof Daniel Miller of University College London, an anthropologist who worked on the European Union-funded research, wrote in an article for the academic news website The Conversation: “Mostly they feel embarrassed even...
  • Fit mom Maria Kang banned from Facebook over obesity comments

    "The popular and unrelenting support received to those who are borderline obese (not just 30 to 40 lbs overweight) frustrates me as a fitness advocate who intimately understands how poor health negatively effects a family, a community and a nation," Kang wrote, according to News 10. According to Kang, her post was taken down within three hours of going viral. Facebook then shut down her account, saying her words constituted “hate speech.”
  • Mothers create group dedicated to sharing photos of other people's DISABLED and 'ugly' children

    11/09/2013 5:27:49 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 21 replies
    The Daily Mail ^ | November 8, 2013 | Alexandra Klausner
    A facebook group dedicated to criticizing 'ugly' babies proves that bullying is not just an act of teenagers. The private facebook group, which has since been removed, is composed of grown women around the country who grab photos of toddlers from other mothers' facebook pages without approval and post them online for criticizing. The group was originally designed to trade and sell children's clothing but took a nasty turn. One mother, Melissa Anetucci, of Palm Beach, Fla. has made it her mission to fight against the self-proclaimed 'mean girls group' and to expose their wildly inappropriate behavior. She began posting...
  • French Bank Apologizes After Posting Picture of Squirrel's [Organs]

    10/21/2013 1:24:58 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 43 replies
    UPI ^ | Oct. 19, 2013
    A French bank apologized after posting a photo on Facebook of a squirrel caught hanging upside down by his testicles on a bird feeder. Caisse d'Epargne shared the photo on Facebook as part of a marketing campaign for a line of insurance. The photo was accompanied by a slogan, "Because accidents don't just happen to others, insurance will also cover you for any temporary injuries." TheLocal.fr said Friday many of the bank's 24,000 Facebook followers thought the account had been hacked. When the bank realized followers' reaction they apologized and took down the photo. "We wanted to make use of...
  • Authorities looking into threat against Texas Sen. Ted Cruz

    10/18/2013 5:56:17 PM PDT · by markomalley · 98 replies
    The Hill ^ | 10/18/2013 | Alexander Bolton
    Law enforcement officials are investigating a threat against Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas), who was vaulted into national prominence with his push to defund ObamaCare. A person identifying himself as Troy Gilmore Jr., posted on Twitter Friday morning: “Take down Ted Cruz, at his home” and listed Cruz’s home address in Houston. “What goes around comes around CRUZ!!” the person wrote. The author of the threat uses the Twitter handle @ArmyVet54 and identifies himself as having served in the U.S. Army and Navy. Sean Rushton, Cruz’s spokesman, said, “We’re aware of it and have alerted the proper authorities.” “I can’t comment...
  • Fight on Facebook turns deadly: prosecutors

    09/20/2013 4:22:57 AM PDT · by rightwingintelligentsia · 22 replies
    Chicago Sun-Times ^ | September 19, 2013 | RUMMANA HUSSAIN
    A 30-year-old woman gunned down her rival at a West Side gas station last month after the pair got into a fight on Facebook, Cook County prosecutors said Thursday. Khalila Southall, who fled to Rochester, Minn., following the Aug. 26 shooting, allegedly admitted to Chicago Police that she and Lakeisha Tate had a previous argument on the social media site and “did not like each other.” Before she was killed, Tate, 28, made a purchase and was walking out of the gas station in the 3300 block of West Harrison when she was confronted by Southall in a red dress,...
  • Facebook censorship?

    10/07/2013 12:06:08 PM PDT · by rusty millet · 44 replies
    vanity | today | me
    Facebook seems to be blocking access to criticisms of the shutdown, obamacare, and other political posts, and communication with others. Anybody else seeing a pattern of censorship, or is my tinfoil too tight?
  • Facebook Fascist Alive And Well On Obamacare Page

    10/07/2013 4:41:08 PM PDT · by DAC21 · 29 replies
    Myself | 10/07/2013 | DAC21
    No Surprise, but dissention is not allowed on the Obamacare Facebook Page. Zuckerberg has released his Brown Shirts. If your 1st Amendment rights don't fit in with their Ideology you get your account locked for a day. For comic relief I check in on the Obamacare Facebook page to see what the local paid Shills Sierra and Malaya had to spew this morning. Sierra was having troubles putting a coherent sentence together, literally missing words, no idea what she was trying to emote, which I pointed out. No foul language on my part, I stated “Sierra had to start her...
  • Facebook

    10/07/2013 6:31:12 PM PDT · by Wuli · 18 replies
    10/7/2013 | Wuli
    This morning my facebook newsfeed look normal - many entries going back hours before and some a few days before (about a dozen or more entries). Then, as of just a short while ago, my Facebook newsfeed shrunk to just three entries. And, I then did an "edit" (a link for it occurs at the bottom of the newsfeed) and found nothing out of order on what/whose posts I block from my newsfeed. Then I checked my friends list and noticed a couple where the "include in newsfeed" had been turned off; which I corrected; but all the other tags...
  • Well, I feel better. (Facebook)

    05/22/2012 11:52:50 PM PDT · by real saxophonist · 279 replies
    Vanitissimo | 23 May 2012 | Me
    Hi David, We have received a request to permanently delete your account. Your account has been deactivated from the site and will be permanently deleted within 14 days. If you did not request to permanently delete your account, please login to Facebook to cancel this request: https://www.facebook.com/login.php Thanks, The Facebook Team
  • Running Into Facebook

    10/05/2013 7:49:48 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 13 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | October 5, 2013 | Rich Tucker
    As the baseball playoffs approach, beware: As some fans in Boston found out the hard way, snapping too many cell phone photos may be bad for your camera. Or at least your beer. Still, despite the chance of losing your phone or your beverage, we love to snap and share. Everything. It was that noted wine drinker Socrates who opined that the unexamined life is not worth living. But how many friends would he have had on Facebook, anyway? Americans don’t have Socratic problems. Our lives are over-examined. Few of us go anywhere without a smart phone these days. Whether...
  • Facebook Promotes Vulgar Hate of Religion and Hetero-Normalcy

    09/30/2013 9:09:12 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 20 replies
    Townhall ^ | 09/30/2013 | David Usher
    One has to wonder how a publicly-traded company can do business with a business model staked on organized hateful harassment of Christians and the vast majority of normal, everyday, heterosexual Americans. Here is the shocking reality. I returned from the Midwest Republican Leadership Conference last weekend to find that a Facebook group with a filthy (NSFW) name insulting Jesus and the Virgin Mary had “Liked” just about every article posted on our Center for Marriage Policy Facebook page (presently NSFW). There is nothing more disgusting than seeing a photo of myself with Rick Santorum that is dirtied by “Likes” containing...
  • Yahoo CEO Mayer: we faced jail if we revealed NSA surveillance secrets

    09/11/2013 5:56:48 PM PDT · by Hojczyk · 17 replies
    The Guardian ^ | September 11, 2013 | Dominic Rushe
    During an interview at the Techcrunch Disrupt conference in San Francisco, Mayer was asked why tech companies had not simply decided to tell the public more about what the US surveillance industry was up to. "Releasing classified information is treason and you are incarcerated," she said. Mayer said she was "proud to be part of an organisation that from the beginning, in 2007, has been sceptical of – and has been scrutinizing – those requests [from the NSA]." Yahoo has previously unsuccessfully sued the foreign intelligence surveillance (Fisa) court, which provides the legal framework for NSA surveillance. In 2007 it...
  • Viral Facebook Post: 'I Didn't Join The Navy To Fight For Al Qaeda In Syria!'

    08/31/2013 11:42:13 PM PDT · by Dallas59 · 106 replies
    IJ ^ | 9/1/2013 | IJ
  • Mark Zuckerberg's Facebook page hacked to expose bug

    08/20/2013 5:20:04 AM PDT · by themoneytimes · 9 replies
    Apparently, nothing can be show up on your Facebook Wall unless posted by you or your friends, but a Palestinian security researcher and hacker Khalil Shreateh just proved this wrong! On detecting a privacy bug that allowed anyone to post something on a non-friend's Timeline, Shreateh reported the flaw to Facebook’s security team but they didn’t take his warnings seriously. After Shreateh failed to evoke a positive response, the Palestinian hacked into and posted a message on CEO Mark Zuckerberg's page last week to expose the glitch and prove a point. "First, sorry for breaking your privacy and post(ing) to...
  • FBI interrogated man after comment about American “Police State” on Facebook

    08/27/2013 8:45:15 PM PDT · by Nachum · 91 replies
    Patriots for America ^ | 8/27/13 | Tish
    HUMBOLDT, AZ — A man says that within hours of making an impassioned post on Facebook, he was being interrogated by police and the FBI. Blaine Cooper, 33, contacted policestateusa.com with a concerning story about how his sentiments posted on Facebook had drawn the attention of the federal government. He showed me the comment and told me that within 24-hours of posting it, he was being contacted by the police and FBI. His colorful comment was in reference to what he believes is an “American Police State,” in which the power of the federal government is growing in a direction...
  • Graffiti Artist Hits ‘Like’ On Facebook And Gets Arrested For His Alleged Role In Riot

    08/18/2013 6:16:09 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 12 replies
    CBSLA.com) ^ | August 18, 2013 5:23 PM
    HUNTINGTON BEACH (CBSLA.com) — A graffiti artist, who allegedly tagged a police car during the riot in Huntington Beach last month, clicked the “like” button on the police department’s Facebook page, triggering his arrest, police said Sunday. Huntington Beach police took to Facebook to trumpet the arrest of Luis Enrique Rodriguez, 18, of Anaheim. Rodriguez, “apparently proud of his actions, ‘liked’ the Huntington Beach Police Department’s picture # 15 and shared it with his friends, which was noticed by numerous fans on our Facebook page and a series of tips led to his identification,” police posted. On his own Facebook...
  • Unlike! Research links social networking to unhappiness

    08/18/2013 4:50:00 PM PDT · by ReformationFan · 2 replies
    Fox News ^ | 8-15-13
    Facebook could be spreading unhappiness through society as well as keeping people connected, research has shown. The number one social networking site is strongly associated with declines in well-being, psychologists claim. Scientists found the more time people spent on Facebook over a two-week period, the worse they subsequently felt. In contrast, talking to friends on the phone or meeting them in person led to greater levels of happiness. "On the surface, Facebook provides an invaluable resource for fulfilling the basic human need for social connection," said Study leader Ethan Kross, from the University of Michigan. "But rather than enhance well-being,...
  • Facebook Is A Bummer, Study Says (Anti-Social Media?)

    08/14/2013 3:45:45 PM PDT · by Veto! · 54 replies
    Los Angeles Times ^ | August 14, 2013, 3:03 p.m. | Geoffrey Mohan
    Facebook users in a study led by the University of Michigan wound up feeling worse about themselves after two weeks, and their moment-to-moment mood darkened the more they browsed the social medium. ... The more you used Facebook, the more your mood dropped.
  • Facebook, twitter, FR Screen name security risk

    08/14/2013 9:18:02 AM PDT · by Jim Robinson · 179 replies
    Aug 14, 2013 | Jim Robinson
    Dear FRiends, A FReeper sent me a short list of names this morning that he says he found on an internet site that matched up freeper names to their real names. He says he managed to get the site owner to delete it and we can thank him for that. But in the message he sent me there was also an accusation that the list was provided to a third party by John Robinson. That's bullshit. John would never do such a thing. On a hunch, I looked up the listed names on FR's facebook page and sure enough all...
  • EDITORIAL: What Gun Owners must learn from George Zimmerman

    08/12/2013 1:22:38 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 52 replies
    Guns.com ^ | August 12, 2013 | David LaPell
    On Feb. 26, 2012 in Sanford, Florida there was a shooting that would, for whatever reason, transfix this country and pressure how we as a nation understand our natural right to self-defense. I am of course referring to the shooting of Trayvon Martin by George Zimmerman. It’s not my intention here to pour over the details of this case — I’m sure we have all heard those, time and time again. I personally have no desire to hear them again. Rather, I want to look at what we can learn, as a community of gun owners and concealed carry holders,...
  • New App Blocks “Annoying” Baby Photos From Facebook Feed

    08/11/2013 7:34:24 PM PDT · by Morgana · 20 replies
    life news ^ | Kristen Hatten
    Washington, DC (LiveAction) — Are you sick and tired of looking at stupid baby faces? Does the thought of people loving someone more than themselves make you sick to your stomach? Is the very suggestion of selfless responsibility inherent in the image of an adorable, smiling baby utterly repugnant to you? If you answered “Yes!” to any of the above questions, have I got the app for you! Unbaby.me is a Chrome extension (I have no idea what that means) that removes those pesky baby photos from your Facebook news feed. According to their website, all you have to do...
  • Florida Officer Fired After Calling Trayvon Martin a ‘Thug’ on Facebook

    08/11/2013 1:29:44 PM PDT · by lowbridge · 51 replies
    http://www.theblaze.com ^ | august 11, 2013 | Oliver Darcy
    A Florida beach safety officer was fired on Friday after he referred to Trayvon Martin as a “thug” on his personal Facebook page. Todd Snipes, a beach officer of 15 years who was stationed about 40 minutes from where Trayvon Martin was killed in Sanford, Fla., was initially suspended for the post he made on Facebook last month. “Another thug gone,” Snipes wrote the night of George Zimmerman’s acquittal. “Pull up your pants and be respectful. Bye bye thug r.i.p.” In his termination letter, Department of Public Protection Director George Recktenwald wrote that Snipes had “engaged in behavior that threatens...
  • Facebook goes ban-happy, punishes user for saying 'thank you

    08/10/2013 6:54:36 AM PDT · by lowbridge · 64 replies
    http://www.examiner.com ^ | August 9, 2013 | Joe Newby
    What good is a social media site that punishes people for communicating with each other? That's what a growing number of users are asking after being punished and banned from Facebook for making innocuous comments in posts to others. One of the most egregious examples happened Friday when Examiner.com's Joseph L. Parker thanked someone for liking an article he wrote. On Friday, Parker sent Examiner a screenshot of the message he received telling him his message of thanks was considered "spam" and informing him he was temporarily blocked from posting comments. This kind of complaint is not unusual, but has...