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  • Two More Women are Accusing Bill Cosby of Assault

    11/22/2014 3:33:37 PM PST · by CorporateStepsister · 92 replies
    The Daily Mail | November 22, 2014 | Corporate Stepsister
    Now two more women are coming out, accusing him, making it now up to seventeen women who have come out against him. 1) "Former comedy club manager claims Cosby gave her a Quaalude... and hours later woke up naked in his friend's bed" Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2845640/He-said-little-strong-Former-comedy-club-manager-claims-Cosby-gave-sedative-Quaalude-complained-migraine-hours-later-woke-naked-friend-s-bed.html#ixzz3JqLtCwem Follow us: @MailOnline on Twitter | DailyMail on Facebook 2) "Grandmother is latest to accuse Cosby: Former talent agent says the comedian 'drugged and attacked her during a party at his home while his wife was out of town'" Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2845566/New-Hampshire-grandmother-latest-woman-accuse-Bill-Cosby-drugging-assaulting-inviting-party-comedian-s-wife-town.html#ixzz3JqM4vklY Follow us: @MailOnline on Twitter | DailyMail on Facebook
  • How the Obama immigration policy will affect black unemployment

    11/21/2014 4:40:49 PM PST · by EveningStar · 9 replies
    Facebook ^ | November 20, 2014 | Calvin D. King
    I get a lot of flack from people regarding my lack of regard for El Presidente Obama. Some of it is good natured ribbing. Some of it is downright nasty. I actually hate that I couldn't be a part of the euphoria that was the First Blackish President. I have no allegiance to White America, Black America or any other hyphenated class or socioeconomic status. I am conservative minded but I am no Republican. I just know enough history, enough policy, and enough reality to not be pulled into the fold. So now we are faced with immigration. Those on...
  • Big Stone Co. GOP chair: Muslims are terrorists, we should 'frag 'em'

    11/20/2014 1:27:48 PM PST · by ButThreeLeftsDo · 28 replies
    StarTribune.com ^ | 11/20/14 | Jennifer Brooks
    A Minnesota Republican Party official issued a “call to arms” against Muslims Thursday, calling them “terrorists” and “parasites” and suggesting that someone should “frag ‘em.” Jack Whitley, chairman of the Big Stone County Republican Party, has no apology for a series of inflammatory posts on his personal Facebook page -- remarks state GOP officials have condemned as "outrageous." “Muslims are terrorists. They don’t belong in this country,” Whitley told the Star Tribune Thursday.
  • Nothing much to ‘like’ about political tool Facebook

    11/18/2014 10:04:16 AM PST · by Sean_Anthony · 2 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 11/18/14 | Judi McLeod
    Facebook is now reported to be slamming the door on Barack Hussein Obama With the proverbial horse long out of the barn, the ubiquitous Facebook is now reported to be slamming the door on Barack Hussein Obama. “An upcoming code change means Obama’s groundbreaking 2012 outreach on the site won’t happen again.” (Yahoo, Nov. 17, 2014) Thanks a lot for nothing, Mark Zuckerberg. The fix is already in and you, now advertising for an Executive Amnesty on an unwilling America, have already handed the potential collapse of Western society to the O Man on a silver Facebook platter. Not much...
  • Obamacare Facebook page comments mostly from small group of supporters

    11/17/2014 4:05:25 AM PST · by Enlightened1 · 20 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | 11/16/14 | Kelly Riddell
    60 percent of site’s 226,838 comments attributed to fewer than 100 unique profiles Cindi Huynh, an Obamacare supporter in California, posted on average 59 times a day on the site in 60 days, making her the No. 1 poster in that period. She posted only during work hours — as is the trend of the top 25 posters on the site — and never on weekends
  • Facebook’s New Privacy Policy Means Users Shouldn’t Hide Anything

    11/15/2014 12:39:40 PM PST · by BenLurkin · 26 replies
    thenextdigit.com ^ | November 15, 2014 | Wayne Murphy
    Facebook is again taking a dig at your privacy. With the ever changing privacy policies, the manager of privacy and public policies at Facebook, Mr. Matt Scutari literally mocks the privacy of users to a certain extent. In fact, the manager of privacy and public policies at Facebook even condemn the privacy lovers by stating that Facebook does not even consider the option of privacy of its users for themselves. Facebook considers that there is absolutely no sense in allowing the users to hide stuff from Facebook. ... According to a statement by Mr. Matt Scutari, the manager of privacy...
  • U.S. Marshals: Facebook Posts Helped Lead Authorities To Longtime Fugitive

    11/14/2014 7:22:58 PM PST · by BenLurkin · 6 replies
    CBSLA.com) ^ | November 14, 2014 4:54 PM
    RIVERSIDE (CBSLA.com) — A man wanted in connection with a quadruple homicide has been arrested after authorities say he was hiding in plain sight for 12 years. U.S. Marshals descended Thursday on a home in the 3500 block of Farnham Place and arrested Eduardo Rodriguez, who lived there with his fiancée and several children. “They had big guns and we were just kind of scared and we had the children,” said Dulce Rodriguez, a neighbor. “We see the helicopter flashing the light, and there’s a truck right in front with a man who they’re pointing big guns again, telling him...
  • ‘Run Them Over,’ Urges Palestinian Song

    11/10/2014 12:45:46 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 35 replies
    INN ^ | 11/10/2014, 5:58 PM
    A song that urges Palestinian Arabs to use cars to commit terror attacks against Israelis has become a big hit on social media, reports Palestinian Media Watch. One video version of the song “Run over [the settler]!” by singers Muhammad Abu Al-Kayed and Anas Jaradat has more than 385,000 viewings on the “Quds News Network” Facebook page. On one of the singers’ YouTube channel, the song has more than 71,000 views. The song calls for murder: “Run [them] over, destroy, annihilate, blow them up.” Palestinians are urged to “lay an ambush on the road and run them over.” The song...
  • Sarah Palin Facebook Statement

    11/05/2014 5:17:01 AM PST · by Resettozero · 54 replies
    Sarah Palin Facebook ^ | November 5, 2014 | Sarah Palin
    Thank you, wise voters! Tonight is a big victory for We the People! Credit is due to the victorious candidates. Your message to President Obama is undeniably received, though he'll try to ignore it. Now, new Republican Congressional majority in the House and Senate, please realize that Americans were not necessarily voting FOR any party; they were voting AGAINST the continued dysfunction and corruption in D.C. We the People were saying, “enough is enough” to the scandals, crony capitalism, and utter lack of leadership in Washington. The Democrats got mauled today, deservedly so. To prohibit that from happening to the...
  • Facebook Co-founder's Husband Crushed

    11/04/2014 8:24:20 PM PST · by Diana in Wisconsin · 9 replies
    Politico ^ | November 4, 2014 | Kevin Roubillard
    GOP Rep. Chris Gibson cruised to reelection Tuesday, derailing the political dreams of wealthy Democratic candidate Sean Eldridge. Eldridge, the 28-year-old husband of Facebook billionaire and New Republic publisher Chris Hughes, spent nearly $3 million on his quest to win New York’s Hudson Valley-based 19th District. Eldridge conceded with Gibson holding a 65 percent to 35 percent lead. Twenty-eight percent of precincts were reporting. Gibson, a decorated Army veteran, has held the seat since 2011 and managed to win over many Democrats, building a solid lead over Eldridge, who moved to the district only a few years ago. Eldridge tried...
  • Terminal cancer patient, Brittany Maynard, 29, exercises her right-to-die

    11/02/2014 6:01:40 PM PST · by CorporateStepsister · 172 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | November 2, 2014 | Wills Robinson
    A 29-year-old terminal cancer sufferer who had previously spoken of her right to die has ended her own life surrounded by her family. According to friends and family of Brittany Maynard, she passed away in her Portland, Oregon, home after her condition worsened and the tumor took over. However she was able to choose to die before she lost her ability to function. People.com said she wrote on Facebook : 'Goodbye to all my dear friends and family that I love. 'Today is the day I have chosen to pass away with dignity in the face of my terminal illness,...
  • 'Goodbye World. Spread Good Energy': Terminal Cancer Patient, Brittany Maynard, 29...

    11/02/2014 5:40:12 PM PST · by Steelfish · 177 replies
    Daily Mirror (UK) ^ | November 02, 2014 | WILLS ROBINSON
    'Goodbye World. Spread Good Energy': Terminal Cancer Patient, Brittany Maynard, 29, Exercises Her Right-to-Die And Takes Her Own Life Surrounded By Her Family Brittany Maynard, 29, had previously planned to legally end her life on November 1 - before she loses her battle with terminal brain cancer She died on Sunday in her Portland, Oregon home on Sunday Maynard wrote on Facebook: 'Goodbye to all my dear friends and family' Added that she had 'a ring of support' around her as she typed Was diagnosed in April and doctors gave her just six months to live She then made headlines...
  • Facebook data mining for political views

    10/31/2014 11:02:58 AM PDT · by leapfrog0202 · 42 replies
    Politico ^ | 10/30/2014 | Hadas Gold
    Facebook is mining its data of users' posts to find out how users feel about certain candidates or issues and sharing that data with ABC News and BuzzFeed for use in their 2016 reporting, the social-networking site will announce on Friday. The data will be gathered from the posts of Facebook users in the United States 18 and older, classifying sentiments about a politician or issue as positive, negative or neutral. The data can also be broken down into sentiments by gender and location, making it possible to see how Facebook users in the key primary states of Iowa or...
  • WA Gun Control Groups Complains to Facebook & Gets Anti i-594 Graphic Removed!

    10/31/2014 11:27:14 AM PDT · by w1n1 · 4 replies
    http://westernshootingjournal.com/ ^ | 10/2014 | R Alexander
    Can you believe this? Woke up the other morning to a message from Facebook that my profile photo had been removed for copyright infringement after a complaint from the Washington Alliance for Gun Responsibility. This is the message received: Contact the Complaining Party If you believe that this content should not have been removed from Facebook, you can contact the complaining party directly to resolve your issue: Report #: 940883179273582 Rights Owner: Washington Alliance for Gun Responsibility Email: jack@wagunresponsibility.org You can read more here The fact I-594 proponents are resorting to this is evidence they are concerned the initiative may...
  • Left-leaning "friends" on social media (Vanity)

    10/30/2014 1:42:52 PM PDT · by Tired of Taxes · 104 replies
    On social media websites, how do you handle "friends" with completely different political viewpoints? Suppose you want to keep in contact with family members. So you sign up for Facebook. Almost all of your "friends" are relatives. Some are Republicans, others Democrats. You love them all. But your news feed shows their "likes" and their comments on many different issues. And some "friends" go to extremes, even using profanity and insulting conservatives. Do you "like" the comments you agree with and ignore the ones you oppose? (This is what I've been doing so far.) Or do you jump into every...
  • Zuckerberg speaks Chinese, Beijing students cheer

    10/23/2014 3:14:29 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 5 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Oct 23, 2014 4:47 AM EDT | Didi Tang
    China may ban Facebook, but not its co-founder Mark Zuckerberg, who entertained an audience of students in Beijing with a 30-minute chat in his recently learned Mandarin Chinese. There was no explicit discussion of China’s ban on the social media site, which has been in place since 2009, though an indirect reference to it drew laughter during the question-and-answer session Wednesday at the prestigious Tsinghua University. Both Zuckerberg and the university posted video clips of the Q&A online. […] “Speaking of China, I have a more difficult question for Mark, which I hope will not get me fired. What are...
  • Obama's "Truthy" Squad Set to Invade Social Media

    10/22/2014 9:02:50 PM PDT · by Abakumov · 17 replies
    Radix News ^ | October 23, 2014 | Judge Andrew P. Napolitano
    Earlier this week, the federal government’s National Science Foundation, an entity created to encourage the study of science — encouragement that it achieves by awarding grants to scholars and universities — announced that it had awarded a grant to study what people say about themselves and others in social media. The NSF dubbed the project Truthy, a reference to comedian Stephen Colbert’s invention and hilarious use of the word “truthiness.” The reference to Colbert is cute, and he is a very funny guy, but when the feds get into the business of monitoring speech, it is surely no joke; it...
  • Shocking: Muslims Daub Swastika on Temple Mount

    10/19/2014 11:50:28 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 28 replies
    INN ^ | 10/19/2014, 12:08 PM | Ari Soffer
    On Sunday morning, Jewish visitors to the Temple Mount—the holiest site in Judaism—were appalled to find that Muslim worshipers had daubed anti-Semitic graffiti equating the Jewish Star of David to the Nazi swastika. Temple Mount activist Yehuda Glick first uploaded a photo of the shocking graffiti onto his Facebook account, along with a statement blaming the lack of proper response by authorities to Islamist rioting and provocations, and accusing the government of burying its head in the sand. “When they make light of the torching of a police station on the Temple Mount, when the sole response to daily Muslim...
  • Social media is now influencing credit scores in the UK

    10/13/2014 7:10:54 PM PDT · by Citizen Zed · 9 replies
    Epoch Times ^ | 10-13-2014 | Tommy Wyher
    It might be time to whittle down your friends and followers on Facebook and Twitter. Not just because they continually post “news” articles from The Daily Mash or because they upload twelve pictures of their newborn baby every day, but because they could be negatively affecting your credit scores and credit worthiness. In a society where online data is abundant and easy to obtain, creditors are starting to use this information to their advantage. Lenddo, a ‘trust-based lender,’ is very open regarding their policy of using social media data as a factor in loan applications. In an article by Fortune...
  • Nashville Police Chief: Secret Service Tried to Fool Armed Homeowner with Fake Search Warrant

    10/16/2014 1:09:31 PM PDT · by marktwain · 56 replies
    The Truth About Guns ^ | 16 October, 2014 | Robert Farago
    Nashville Police Chief: Secret Service Tried to Fool Armed Homeowner with Fake Search Warrant By Robert Farago on October 16, 2014 “Nashville Police Chief Steve Anderson recently sent a letter to Congress alleging that Secret Service agents asked Nashville police to falsify a warrant so that the agents could search the home of a Nashville resident who had posted about President Obama on Facebook,” benswann.com reports. More specifically, “in January of 2013, Secret Service agents working out of the Nashville field office visited the home of the resident who made the Facebook postings and knocked on his door. Then, an...
  • Jefferson County official says she meant 'no ill intent' to Obama in Facebook post

    10/15/2014 7:48:48 AM PDT · by DoodleDawg · 24 replies
    St. Louis Post Dispatch ^ | 10/15/14 | Leah Thorsen
    HILLSBORO • Jefferson County Recorder of Deeds Debbie Dunnegan said Tuesday that she used a poor choice of words on a post on her personal Facebook page that some are interpreting as an attack on President Barack Obama. “I have a question for all my friends who have served or are currently serving in our military … having not put on a uniform nor taken any type military oath, there has to be something that I am just not aware of. But I cannot and do not understand why no action is being taken against our domestic enemy. I know...
  • Facebook and Apple now paying for women to put motherhood on ice by freezing their eggs

    10/14/2014 7:50:31 AM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 20 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 10/14/14 | Josh Gardner
    Apple and Facebook say they'll shell out out as much as $20,000 for women to put their parenthood plans on ice. The firms also hope the incentive will help women balance child-rearing and work life. However, even as success rates continue to rise, there are no guarantees the method will lead to conception down the road.
  • Hackers Deface Parents’ Facebook Page Devoted to Their “Bucket List Baby” Shane

    10/13/2014 10:33:46 AM PDT · by Morgana · 10 replies
    LIFE NEWS ^ | Steven Ertelt |
    Last week, LifeNews reported on the brief life and death of baby Shane, whose courageous parents Dan and Jenna Haley allow to have a chance at life. They rejected abortion even though their baby had been diagnosed with anencephaly and was expected to die not long after birth. The Haleys won admirerers around the world for their innovative idea to create a bucket list of things Shane would have done had he had the opportunity to live a full life. Little Shane experienced so much in life before he was even born. Today, he finally saw the world outside his...
  • Facebook group to spend $1M for Shaheen

    10/10/2014 6:22:40 PM PDT · by ObamahatesPACoal · 19 replies
    The Hill ^ | Mario Trujillo
    An affiliate of Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg’s political advocacy group is putting nearly $1 million into New Hampshire to back Sen. Jeanne Shaheen (D) in her reelection bid. The Council for American Job Growth is launching a 10-day television spot touting Shaheen’s support on veterans issue. The group has ties to FWD.us, which Zuckerberg founded to advocate for immigration reform and other issues important to the tech industry.
  • Court Says the Gov't Can Impersonate You on Social Media — and There’s Not Much You Can Do About It

    10/08/2014 3:29:20 AM PDT · by Wolfie · 33 replies
    The Blaze ^ | Oct. 7, 2014
    Federal Court Says the Government Can Impersonate You on Social Media — and There’s Not Much You Can Do About It Imagine finding out you have a Facebook page that you didn’t actually create. It has your name, your private photos and all of your personal information — none of which you posted. That’s the discovery New York resident Sondra Prince made. Prince, formerly Sondra Arquiett, alleges that after she was arrested on drug charges in 2010, the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration used the photos on her confiscated cellphone to create Facebook profile in her name and without her consent....
  • Why America Is Losing The Online War With ISIS

    10/08/2014 5:32:08 AM PDT · by fivecatsandadog · 7 replies
    Business Insider ^ | October 6, 2014 | Jeff Bardin
    Every month, the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria, better known as ISIS, recruits up to 3,400 people via a well-organized and highly successful social media and online campaign. That’s 3,400 potential fighters or homegrown terrorists that are newly minted each month by the world’s most dangerous jihadist militant group. Sites like Facebook also know very well who the ISIS members are, yet little is done to remove these accounts. Shutting down a terrorist’s social media account can be accomplished in a few ways - from getting the site to do it for you, by pointing out how the person(s)...
  • Obama's Justice Department Set Up A Fake Facebook Page In This Woman’s Name

    10/07/2014 7:38:27 AM PDT · by wrhssaxensemble · 16 replies
    The Justice Department is claiming, in a little-noticed court filing, that a federal agent had the right to impersonate a young woman online by creating a Facebook page in her name without her knowledge. Government lawyers also are defending the agent’s right to scour the woman’s seized cellphone and to post photographs — including racy pictures of her and even one of her young son and niece — to the phony social media account, which the agent was using to communicate with suspected criminals. The woman, Sondra Arquiett, who then went by the name Sondra Prince, first learned her identity...
  • 2016 elections: Ted Cruz for president?

    10/04/2014 12:10:17 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 38 replies
    The Fort Worth Star-Telegram ^ | October 4, 2014 | Maria Recio and Anna M. Tinsley
    U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, is widely considered to be running for president in 2016. But he was really put out that someone apparently connected to him said so, anonymously, in a National Journal story and Cruz took to social media to make his point. “Heidi and I have not made any decisions about political plans past the mid-term elections,” Cruz posted on Facebook, referring to his wife. “Clearly we have an overzealous supporter out there making freelance comments, but to be clear, no decision has been made. “Whoever this ‘anonymous advisor’ was, he or she had no authority to...
  • Facebook Promises a Deeper Review of Its User Research

    10/02/2014 12:25:19 PM PDT · by Citizen Zed · 5 replies
    NY Times ^ | 10-2-2014 | VINDU GOEL
    Facebook said Thursday that future research on its 1.3 billion users would be subjected to greater internal scrutiny from top managers, especially if they focused on “deeply personal topics” or specific groups of people. But no outside body will review Facebook’s research projects, and the company declined to disclose what guidelines it would use to decide whether research was appropriate. Nor did it indicate whether it will get consent from users for projects like its emotion manipulation study, which set off a global furor when it was disclosed this summer. In essence, Facebook’s message is the same as it has...
  • Bill Gates Tops Forbes’ Richest Americans List For 21st Straight Year

    09/29/2014 8:14:43 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 14 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...