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  • Police: Do Not Call Us if Facebook Is Down (911 Inundated; FEMA Needed)

    08/01/2014 2:13:17 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 58 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 · 84 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.
  • Report: Wife of Jeremy Meeks Furious About Viral Mug Shot

    06/24/2014 12:38:17 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 61 replies
    The wife of a Northern California man whose mug shot for an arrest on felony weapons charges went viral on social media due to his widely admired looks is upset that people are taking her husband's arrest as a joke, a woman who says she is a friend of the couple told CBS Sacramento. "She's furious. Her man is in there and people are taking it as a joke, thinking it's funny talking about his looks, saying all kinds of crazy things," friend Simone Johnson told the station. Jeremy Meeks, 30, an ex-con, was arrested last Wednesday, June 18 on...
  • Further Down The Rabbit Hole -- Facebook's 56 Gender Options

    06/24/2014 8:16:23 AM PDT · by Lazamataz · 83 replies
    Original Content | 6/24/2014 | By Laz A. Mataz
    As a very young man, your humble author thought to experiment around with psychedelic drugs. The utter lack of connection to reality was very profound, and very scary. However, when the drugs wore off, reality returned. These days, American reality is so bizarre as to be similar to the psychedelic unreality experienced so many decades ago. In many ways, it is very similar to Alice in Wonderland, and her journey down the rabbit hole. "Curiouser and curiouser," we observe, as America spirals into a state of being in full flight from reality. The example I am focusing on, today, is...
  • How to Facebook like a Boss

    06/24/2014 8:53:29 AM PDT · by swamp40 · 30 replies
    Built In Chicago ^ | 6/23/2014 | Brock Robinson
    So you're a professional, right? Perhaps you're a CEO, CTO, product manager or co-founder of a startup? Maybe you're a senior developer and you volunteer on weekends teaching disadvantaged kids how to code? Maybe you're a stockbroker; an accountant? An angel investor on weekends? You've been in the trenches. People come to you for advice, and you give it. Good, solid advice. Advice people could make some money on, if they'd just pay attention. Advice people could take to heart. Maybe change someone's life for the better. You should be sharing your thoughts to the world on Facebook.
  • Facebook pulls jihadi pages hawking ISIS gear after FoxNews.com query

    06/24/2014 6:43:40 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 8 replies
    FoxNews.com ^ | June 24, 2014 | Robert Gearty
    Facebook promptly shut down a cluster of pages that peddled T-Shirts, hoodies and action figures touting the murderous terror organization ISIS after FoxNews.com contacted the social media giant to ask why they had not been flagged.
  • When This Soldier’s Car Broke Down Near A Small Town In Utah, What These Locals Did Blew Him Away

    06/23/2014 1:27:50 PM PDT · by lowbridge · 25 replies
    http://www.westernjournalism.com ^ | june 23, 2014 | andrea d. combs
    Air Force Staff Sergeant Rowan Coash was on his way to Texas to report for duty when his car broke down unexpectedly. More than 1,000 miles from his destination, he was left on the highway outskirts of Price, Utah. While waiting for a tow truck, he called his friend Erica to tell her about his setback. Erica chose to take action by reaching out to the Facebook community. Anybody out there in Facebook Land near Price, UT and willing to help a soldier? Hundreds of people shared Erica’s post; and Leslie Holmes, a “Good Samaritan” in Price, saw the post and helped...
  • Mohammad Zoabi : message aux terroristes...

    06/17/2014 2:38:55 PM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 1 replies
    You Tube ^ | 15/6/14 | Mohammed Zoabi
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3GtK1OLhqEk#t=114
  • Facebook, Twitter Down In Iraq: Communications Ministry Blocks Social Media Sites

    06/15/2014 4:26:09 PM PDT · by kristinn · 21 replies
    International Business Times ^ | Friday, June 13, 2014 | Howard Koplowitz
    Social media sites, including Facebook and Twitter, were down in Iraq Friday as the country’s Communications Ministry blocked access to them. The Iraqi Ministry of Communications also notified citizens in a Facebook post Friday night local time that the Internet would be cut off on Sunday “in all parts of Iraq” to maintain optical cable along the Turkish border. It did not address reports that social media was inaccessible. Baghdad-based BBC reporter Richard Galpin said Friday that Facebook, Twitter and YouTube were blocked in the Iraqi capital. A Communications Ministry source confirmed the shutdown to the Kuwait News Agency, but...
  • 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.
  • Monsanto Teaching a Health Class In a School Near You?

    06/13/2014 12:21:11 PM PDT · by PoloSec · 7 replies
    DC Clothesline ^ | June 13 2014 | Heather Callaghan
    I’m retelling this story not to cause sheer outrage or bring down shame and fire on one school in one instance, but to let you know definitively that Monsanto representatives could visit a school near you to teach a class. And you need to know what they are saying… It happened in at least one instance and with a fairly interesting method of leaving lasting impressions on 12-year-old 7th graders. I know Steve from Facebook and he posted videos of his stepson after coming home from school one day in late May to tell the family that four Monsanto representatives...
  • Gay pride flag hoisted over U.S. Embassy in Tel Aviv: welcome to Sodom's new headquarters

    06/12/2014 9:16:18 AM PDT · by lifeofgrace · 23 replies
    The Thanks Project ^ | 6/11/14 | Steve Berman
    The U.S. Ambassador to Israel, Dan Shapiro, has hoisted the gay pride flag over the embassy building in Tel Aviv.  Todd Starnes grabbed the pic from the embassy's Facebook page. “Proudly flying the colors,” Ambassador Dan Shapiro wrote on the embassy’s Facebook page. He posted a photograph showing a rainbow colored flag flying alongside the American flag outside the embassy in Tel Aviv.  “For the first time in history, the U.S. Embassy in Tel Aviv has raised the Pride flag together with our American flag,” Shapiro wrote. “We are proud to join with the municipality of Tel Aviv-Yafo and its residents...
  • Woman makes-up boy on Facebook to talk to niece, who asks boy to kill her aunt, uncle, cousin & dog

    06/11/2014 11:25:29 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 24 replies
    The Birmingham News ^ | June 10, 2014 | Stephen Dethrage
    19-year-old Marissa Williams was charged with the solicitation of murder and is in the Tuscaloosa County Jail pending a $30,000 bond.TUSCALOOSA, Alabama -- A 19-year-old is in the Tuscaloosa County Jail after asking a fictional stranger to shoot and kill her family. According to court records filed Tuesday, 19-year-old Marissa Williams has lived with her aunt in Fosters, Ala., since April 2014. Their relationship was strained by Williams' habits on social media -- she allegedly would invite strangers she befriended on sites like Facebook over to her house. When her aunt asked Williams to stop inviting men she met online...
  • Woman Sues Hospital for Posting STD Results on Facebook

    06/07/2014 2:51:26 AM PDT · by kingattax · 37 replies
    Yahoo ^ | Jun 5, 2014 | Elise Solé
    Imagine that someone broadcast your very personal secret on Facebook. Unfortunately for one Ohio woman, that’s exactly what happened when several hospital employees leaked her medical records that revealed she had an STD to the social networking site. She’s now suing the hospital for more than $25,000 in damages. Back in September, the woman, who remains anonymous and lives in the town of Winton Hills, was being treated for Syphilis at the University of Cincinnati Medical Center. Shortly after, hospital employees snapped a photo of her records, including her name and diagnosis, and posted it to the Facebook page “Team...
  • Battle Continues Over ‘Virgin Mary Should’ve Aborted’ Facebook Page

    06/04/2014 7:02:16 AM PDT · by BlatherNaut · 16 replies
    The Blaze ^ | 5/29/14 | Bill Hallowell
    It’s been on again, off again for a controversial anti-Christian Facebook page at the center of a heated First Amendment debate. Just days after a pro-life group claimed victory in having the “Virgin Mary Should’ve Aborted“ page removed for violating Facebook’s standards, it is once again active. The contentious page, which pokes fun at Christian theology and organized religion, was apparently removed Friday following new-found complaints from the leader of Project Wildwire, a pro-life group that opposes Planned Parenthood. Cary Bogue, the organization’s CEO, took credit for the removal in a press release, noting that he finds the “Virgin Mary”...
  • Whoops! Planned Parenthood shows photo of abortion victim on Facebook

    06/03/2014 6:57:49 PM PDT · by Morgana · 2 replies
    Jill Stanek ^ | Jill Stanek
    File this one in Planned Parenthood’s “whoopsie” folder to be sure. Nevertheless, up on Planned Parenthood Advocates of Ohio’s Facebook page at the moment is a photo of an abortion victim, along with half an “ABORTION IS MURDER” sign. Note the “like’s” are all by pro-lifers. Click to enlarge… The event being promoted by Planned Parenthood was a Columbus, Ohio, stop this morning of the “When Women Succeed, America Succeeds” bus tour, featuring pro-abortion Democrat House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi. Obviously there to greet Pelosi were pro-life activists, including Created Equal, which noted on Facebook, “How can women succeed so...
  • Silicon Valley Capitulates to Jesse Jackson Shakedown

    05/30/2014 11:25:37 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 23 replies
    NLPC ^ | May 29, 2014 | Carl Horowitz
    In the sixth year of the presidency of an African-American, and long after Jesse Jackson, Sr. is considered relevant to anything, Silicon Valley's biggest companies are rushing in to resuscitate his career as tribute artist. Jackson once again has resorted to his anachronistic but apparently still effective playbook. He issues an ultimatum for more "diversity." As he sees it, the company has a choice: 1) expand hiring, marketing and other activities in ways that favor nonwhites; or 2) get ready for a boycott, picketing, a lawsuit or other bad publicity, even though it has been years since he has...
  • Teen Honor Student Brutally Murdered Parents with Multiple Weapons (took away his iPod)

    05/29/2014 11:12:33 PM PDT · by chessplayer · 62 replies
    A 16-year-old Norview High School student, Vincent Tyrell Parker of Norfolk entered a guilty plea to charges of killing both his parents in a brutal assault he claims was fueled by his dad taking away his iPod. Parker admitted to leaving school early, while his father was still at work. Vincent drove home to the 1000 block of Bland Avenue, where he lived with his parents. He went upstairs and pepper-sprayed his mother when she came out of the bathroom. He then stabbed her in the eye and beat her with a crowbar and a baseball bat. Vincent claimed at...
  • Guilty by Facebook

    05/29/2014 1:52:47 PM PDT · by FredDardick · 29 replies
    Conservative Spotlight ^ | May 29, 2014 | Fred Dardick
    I guess you can put this in the “Now Only in Chicago, But Soon To Be in Your Backyard As Well” file. Writing for Breitbart, Warner Todd Huston discovered government officials in Will County, located just outside of Chicago, had issued a fine based on nothing more than a private individual’s Facebook post, no due process necessary: "The police department of a Chicago area forest preserve district used a local woman’s social media post as a basis to send her a citation in the mail after she made a Facebook post about a county park." Due to a number of...
  • Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg Summoned to Appear in Iranian Court

    05/27/2014 12:40:10 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 35 replies
    NBC Bay Area ^ | Tuesday, May 27, 2014
    A judge in southern Iran has ordered Facebook founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg to appear in court to answer complaints by individuals who say Facebook-owned applications Instagram and Whatsapp violate their privacy, semiofficial news agency ISNA reported Tuesday. It quoted Ruhollah Momen Nasab, an official with the paramilitary Basij force, as saying that the judge also ordered the two apps blocked. It is highly unlikely that Zuckerberg would appear in an Iranian court since there is no extradition treaty between Iran and the United States. Some Iranian courts have in recent years issued similar rulings that could not be carried...
  • Iran judge summons Facebook CEO to court

    05/27/2014 9:08:45 AM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 11 replies
    Yahoo! News ^ | 5/27/14 | AP
    TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — A judge in southern Iran has ordered Facebook founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg to appear in court to answer complaints by individuals who say Facebook-owned applications Instagram and Whatsapp violate their privacy, semiofficial news agency ISNA reported Tuesday. It quoted Ruhollah Momen Nasab, an official with the paramilitary Basij force, as saying that the judge also ordered the two apps blocked. It is highly unlikely that Zuckerberg would appear in an Iranian court since there is no extradition treaty between Iran and the United States. Some Iranian courts have in recent years issued similar rulings that...
  • Facebook reinstates offensive ‘Virgin Mary Should’ve Aborted’ page; Christian activist plans protest

    05/26/2014 5:48:13 PM PDT · by Morgana · 23 replies
    life site news ^ | Kirsten Andersen
    MILWAUKEE, May 23, 2014 (LifeSiteNews.com) – The head of a Christian ministry that succeeded in having an anti-Christian hate page removed from Facebook last year is taking action once again after discovering the page has been reinstated. Cary Bogue, CEO of Project Wildfire and owner of the “Catholics & Protestants United Against Christian Discrimination” Facebook page, objects to a page called “Virgin Mary Should’ve Aborted,” (WARNING: obscene content) which depicts as its cover image the unborn Jesus as an abortion victim wearing a crown of thorns, while the Virgin Mary smokes a marijuana cigar with a satisfied smirk. The page’s...
  • The 10 Algorithms That Dominate Our World

    05/25/2014 9:30:53 PM PDT · by ckilmer · 61 replies
    io9.com ^ | 5/22/2014 | George Dvorsky
    The 10 Algorithms That Dominate Our World 152,35526 George DvorskyProfile George Dvorsky ExpandThe importance of algorithms in our lives today cannot be overstated. They are used virtually everywhere, from financial institutions to dating sites. But some algorithms shape and control our world more than others — and these ten are the most significant.Just a quick refresher before we get started. Though there's no formal definition, computer scientists describe algorithms as a set of rules that define a sequence of operations. They're a series of instructions that tell a computer how it's supposed to solve a problem or achieve a certain...
  • Jesse Jackson presses Facebook on lack of diversity

    05/22/2014 1:39:04 PM PDT · by artichokegrower · 51 replies
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | May 22, 2014 | David R. Baker
    Jesse Jackson isn’t keeping quiet about the lack of diversity in the tech industry’s ranks.
  • Facebook Launches NSA-Style Auto-Eavesdropping Feature

    05/22/2014 8:57:09 AM PDT · by mojito · 15 replies
    ZeroHedge ^ | 5/21/2014 | Tyler Durden
    I hope there are people who love the feature and post more," says Facebook's product manager excitedly about the new feature they just added. We suspect people will not... As The WSJ reports, starting Wednesday, the app has the ability to recognize music and television shows playing in the vicinity of users. Read that again... 'in the vicinity of users'. In other words, Facebook is unveiling its own NSA-style eavesdropping feature (on you and all your friends). Don't worry though... even if users decide not to share what they’re hearing or watching, Facebook will hold onto the data in anonymous...
  • This App Helps Identify Your Facebook Foes

    05/21/2014 1:07:11 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 9 replies
    Emirates 24/7 ^ | Wednesday, May 21, 2014 | Joseph George
    How many foes do you have as friends on Facebook? If you are not sure, Kaspersky Labs says it will help you do so. The online security service provider has released a new Facebook app that could help you get rid of those who are a potential threat. The firm says in the first quarter of 2014, 79.5 per cent of all social media phishing attacks targeted Facebook followed by 14.5 per cent on Twitter. The free app will enable Facebook users to identify who among their friends are active spammers, who talk but never listen, who like to snoop...