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  • How Two Facebook Developers Could Decide the Election

    07/26/2016 2:05:26 PM PDT · by tosh · 39 replies
    Scout ^ | 07/26/2016 | Berit Anderson
    Thanks to Facebook’s renowned hacker culture, just two developers working together could push an update to the site’s news feed algorithms that changes the outcome of the 2016 presidential election. According to former Facebook developers Scout has spoken with, it takes one engineer to write the code and one to approve it and push it to production. Done smartly, these kinds of manipulations would be very targeted and extremely difficult to detect. Imagine two developers pushing Facebook’s ‘I Voted’ banner to the top of news feeds among liberal voters in swing states to drive more of them to the polls....
  • Facebook Admits It Blocked Links to Wikileaks DNC Emails

    07/25/2016 1:07:50 PM PDT · by ColdOne · 34 replies
    gizimodo.com ^ | 7/25/16 | William Turton
    Link only.... http://gizmodo.com/facebook-admits-it-blocked-links-to-wikileaks-dnc-email-1784262270
  • Navy chiefs face Trident crew shortages because recruits dont want to log off Facebook

    07/25/2016 4:07:16 AM PDT · by sukhoi-30mki · 14 replies
    Mirror, U.K. ^ | 25 JUL 2016 | KIRSTIE MCCRUM
    The Royal Navy is suffering a recruitment crisis when it comes to staffing Trident submarines - as young people are too addicted to Facebook to go off-tech for weeks at a time. Following a vote to renew the nuclear submarines which passed through Parliament last week, those serving say that a scheme designed to attract new blood has faltered. And a senior source says this is down to the fact that "you cannot Facebook your friends". Last month, the annual report from the Ministry of Defencess internal watchdog, the Defence Nuclear Safety Regulator, warned of a shortfall of qualified engineers,...
  • SORE LOSER Ted Cruz DESTROYED on His Own Facebook Page By Former Cruz Supporters

    07/22/2016 8:06:45 PM PDT · by BlackFemaleArmyCaptain · 318 replies
    TruthFeed ^ | 7/21/2016
    Ted Cruz humiliated himself last night and has virtually no defenders left (other than his alleged mistress Amanda Carpenter who wrote a Pro-Cruz article that Cruz retweeted.) Take a look at what some of Ted Cruzs own supporters posted on HIS Facebook page after he committed political suicide like a childish sore loser.
  • IL Trump delegate removed from RNC after racist Facebook post

    07/21/2016 3:12:02 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 41 replies
    abc7chicago ^ | 07/21/2016
    The chairman of the Illinois Republican Party said credentials for one of Donald Trump's delegates have been pulled after she made a racist comment online. Reports say Lori Gayne admits she was the author of a Facebook post made under a different name at the 2016 Republican National Convention. Gayne posted a photo of law enforcement officials in Cleveland. The description said, "Our brave snipers just waiting for some n***** to try something. Love them."
  • Jonesville's Chief of Police loses job after making racist comments on social media

    07/20/2016 6:33:18 AM PDT · by TigerClaws · 41 replies
    JONESVILLE, La. (KNOE 8 News) - Former Chief of Police Skylar Dore pleaded his case with citizens of Jonesville, but many of them didn't want to hear it.. "I'm sorry, but you should have thought about it before you even hit those keys," says Sharon Stevenson, a resident of Jonesville. Dore is referring to the racist remarks Dore made on Facebook about President Obama, criticizing his handling of the police shootings in Dallas and Baton rouge "It hurt. I'm going to be honest. That brought tears to me because then I saw some of the racial comments coming up," says...
  • NSA paid millions to cover Prism compliance costs for tech companies

    08/24/2013 9:46:18 AM PDT · by Jim Robinson · 11 replies
    Guardian ^ | Aug 22, 2013 | By Ewen MacAskill in New York
    The National Security Agency paid millions of dollars to cover the costs of major internet companies involved in the Prism surveillance program after a court ruled that some of the agency's activities were unconstitutional, according to top-secret material passed to the Guardian. The technology companies, which the NSA says includes Google, Yahoo, Microsoft and Facebook, incurred the costs to meet new certification demands in the wake of the ruling from the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance (Fisa) court. The October 2011 judgment, which was declassified on Wednesday by the Obama administration, found that the NSA's inability to separate purely domestic communications from...
  • This could be the most interesting speech of the GOP Convention

    07/16/2016 7:24:12 AM PDT · by onyx · 25 replies
    AMERICAN THINKER ^ | JULY 16, 2016 | Thomas Lifson
    I was excited when I first heard that Peter Thiel was going to be a speaker at the Republican National Convention.  While everyone naturally focuses on what Trump and Pence will have to say, Thiel, often labeled an “eccentric billionaire,” could help rebrand the Trump-era GOP. Like Trump, Thiel is flamboyant and loves shaking things up.  Andrew Styles of Heat Street: Thiel, who is also a Trump delegate to the convention, is an interesting choice. In some ways, Thiel’s support for Trump makes a lot of sense. Both are billionaires who like to disrupt the sh*t out of the status...
  • Mark Zuckerbergs immigration reform group ramps up its attacks on Donald Trump (Ptomaine Alert)

    07/18/2016 8:42:10 AM PDT · by orchestra · 17 replies
    Recode ^ | 7/18/2016 | Dawn Chmielewski
    (Full title):Mark Zuckerbergs immigration reform group ramps up its attacks on Donald Trump as the RNC gets under way The immigration reform group launched a website, Trump365, that explores the human and economic toll of deporting an estimated 11 million people. Its a big number, said FWD.us president Todd Schulte. We want to break it down so people understand this is going to hurt each and every one of us in America, whether theyve ever met an undocumented immigrant or not. FWD.us cites estimates that the cost of such a mass deportation could reach $735 billion to $935 billion over...
  • White working-class boys are being put off university by success stories of celebrities who neverWhi

    07/17/2016 8:48:28 PM PDT · by CorporateStepsister · 31 replies
    Dailymail ^ | 17 July 2016 | By Ross Parker For The Daily Mail
    They're known as some of the most inspirational businessmen in history. But the success of industry giants such as Sir Richard Branson and Lord Sugar is actually putting working-class boys off of further education. A number of high profile celebrities who have gone on to make their fortunes after dropping out of education or choosing to not go to university are inspiring young men to following in their footsteps, according to a new report.
  • Silicon Valley Executives Sign Letter Condemning Donald Trump

    07/15/2016 6:19:33 PM PDT · by dennisw · 88 replies
    BREITBART ^ | July 15
    Over 140 of Silicon Valley’s entrepeneurs and executives have signed an open letter condemning Donald Trump as a potential “disaster for innovation,” praising government involvement in the economy, and claiming “diversity is our strength.” The letter’s signatures includes several high-profile names in tech like Steve Wozniak, the co-founder of Apple, Alexis Ohanian, the co-founder of Reddit, and Jimmy Wales, the founder of Wikipedia. Executives from companies like Twitter, Google, Facebook, Slack, Snapchat and Yelp also signed the open letter, as well as Arielle Zuckerberg, sister of Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg. Ev Williams, founder and CEO of Medium and co-founder of...
  • Facebook: Kill Jews Not Violation of Community Standards

    07/14/2016 11:02:54 PM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 51 replies
    Jewish Press ^ | 13/7/16 | Asher Schwartz
    Facebook has always been the most accessible tool available to the average person for means of freedom of speech. Turns out terror organizations like Hamas are very aware of that, and largely use it to their advantage. Being a huge fan of freedom of speech, Facebook has made its terms of usage very, shall we say, flexible. For that reason, five families, Israeli and American, all of whom lost a family member in the recent murderous wave of terror, are suing Facebook for $1 billion. The lawsuit was brought under the 1992 Anti-Terrorism Act that prohibits American businesses from providing...
  • German police kicking in doors and dragging people away for Facebook posts about Muslim violence

    07/14/2016 3:55:58 PM PDT · by dontreadthis · 60 replies
    pamelageller.com ^ | July 14, 2016 | Pamela Geller
    This is where it leads when you criminalize speech its a regular occurrence in Muslim countries under the sharia. And so we can expect to see it in Western countries that adhere to speech restrictions in accordance with Islamic law. This is inevitably where it will lead if we surrender to the leftist/ Islamic warmongers. Merkels new Nazi regime. Its why we are suing Loretta Lynch. Yesterday, our law firm AFLC is filed a lawsuit on grounds that Facebook violated Section 230 of the Communications Decency Act under the First Amendment. Section 230 immunity from lawsuits to Facebook, Twitter,...
  • The black cop who has a problem with 'Black Lives Matter'

    07/13/2016 11:54:13 PM PDT · by Cronos · 14 replies
    BBC ^ | 13 July 2016 | BBC
    "Black Lives do not matter to most black people...Only the lives that are taken at the hands of cops or white people, matter." That is the conclusion of a strongly-worded post that has been shared more than 130,000 times on Facebook and has racked up hundreds of thousands of views on other media platforms such as Imgur. While the sentiment is provocative, it is the identity of the author that triggered particular interest. Jay Stalien's profile indicates he is an active police officer in Florida and previously Baltimore. And he is black. The post was published last weekend, amid mounting...
  • UPDATE: Purdue Now Says It Wont Expel Student Who Criticized Black Lives Matter

    07/13/2016 10:03:24 PM PDT · by Enchante · 29 replies
    Heat Street ^ | July 13, 2016 | Staff
    By Heat Street Staff | 7:11 pm, July 13, 2016 Purdue University this afternoon has issued a statement in the case of a student allegedly threatened with expulsion and definitely the recipient of death threats for criticizing Black Lives Matter on Facebook. Joshua Nash, a biology major who is gay and refers to himself as a dangerous faggot in his Twitter bio (a reference to conservative commentator Milo Yiannopoulos) was summoned to a mandatory Administrative Meeting after a student reported a posting of his made on Facebook. According to Nash, the Facebook posting was to the effect that...
  • facebook refuses to pull down donald trump sucks page

    07/13/2016 8:36:08 AM PDT · by SteveH · 16 replies
    facebook ^ | 7/13/2016 | facebook
    Thank you for taking the time to report something that you feel may violate our Community Standards. Reports like yours are an important part of making Facebook a safe and welcoming environment. We reviewed the Page you reported for harassment and found it doesn't violate our Community Standards. Please let us know if you see anything else that concerns you. If you want us to look at something specific on a Page, be sure to report the content (ex: photo), not the entire Page. We want to keep Facebook safe and welcoming for everyone.
  • Fed. Gov. Authorizes Facebook, Twitter, and YouTube to Censor Anti-Islam Speech; Lawsuit Filed

    07/13/2016 8:13:08 AM PDT · by Mr. Mojo · 44 replies
    Today the American Freedom Law Center (AFLC) filed a federal lawsuit in the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia, challenging Section 230 of the Communications Decency Act (CDA) under the First Amendment. Section 230 provides immunity from lawsuits to Facebook, Twitter, and YouTube, thereby permitting these social media giants to engage in government-sanctioned censorship and discriminatory business practices free from legal challenge. The lawsuit was brought on behalf of the American Freedom Defense Initiative (AFDI), Pamela Geller, Robert Spencer, and Jihad Watch. As alleged in the lawsuit, Geller and Spencer, along with the organizations they run, are often...
  • Criticizing Immigration is a Criminal Offense in Bavaria

    07/12/2016 9:17:33 PM PDT · by MtnClimber · 16 replies
    Gates of Vienna ^ | 12 Jul, 2016 | Nash Montana
    Vierkirchen is a municipality in the district of Dachau, in Bavaria north of Munich. A Vierkirchen man and his were recently tried and convicted for creating an immigration-critical group on Facebook. Many thanks to Nash Montana for translating this article from Der Mnchner Merkur: Married couple sentenced for anti-immigration Facebook group Vierkirchen A Vierkirchen couple was brought before the district court in Dachau, accused of sedition. The husband had created a group that was hostile towards refugees. Due to the supposed anonymity of the Internet, the number of rightwing radical messages is increasing. But a married couple from Vierkirchen...
  • Germany: Married couple sentenced for anti immigration Facebook group

    07/12/2016 9:19:04 PM PDT · by Ray76 · 20 replies
    An original translation by Nash Montana Vlad Tepes Blog ^ | July 12, 2016 | An original translation by Nash Montana Eeyore
    A Vierkirchen couple was in front of the district court in Dachau being accused of sedition. The husband had created a group that was hostile towards refugees.
  • Dallas cop shooter Micah Johnson purchased AK-47 through Facebook in 2014

    07/12/2016 4:14:45 PM PDT · by Mariner · 59 replies
    The New York Daily News ^ | July 12th, 2016 | BY Joseph Stepansky
    Micah Johnson never balked at the $600 asking price for an AK-47 assault rifle. The buy was arranged via Facebook, and consummated in the parking lot of a Target. Seller Colton Crews forgot about the deal until last week, when ex-Army reservist Johnson killed five Dallas police officers and federal investigators tracked Crews down. I dont even know how I feel about it right now, Crews told the Daily News. I have no idea. Its awful. Its just bad. Crews, 26, said there was no inkling during their 15-minute November 2014 transaction that Johnson was anything except a military...
  • Detroit police detective demoted over Facebook post critical of BLM

    07/12/2016 9:05:41 AM PDT · by rktman · 37 replies
    americanthinker.com ^ | 7/12/2016 | Thomas Lifson
    Detective Nathan Weekley of the Detroit Police Department has been busted back to ordinary officer, losing his gold shield for something he posted on Facebook. Katrease Stafford of the Detroit Free Press writes:
  • Facebook Deletes Meme Page Mocking Hillary Clinton

    07/11/2016 4:35:45 PM PDT · by RightGeek · 48 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 7/11/2016 | Lucas Nolan
    Admins of the lighthearted political page Liberty Memes have been suspended from Facebook and had images mocking Hillary Clinton deleted from their page. The Facebook page, boasting over 100K likes, has had multiple images removed as they apparently dont follow the Facebook Community Standards. One of the most recent images removed was one that poked fun at Hillary Clinton and the recent recommendation by the FBI not to press charges following Clintons email scandal. The image received approximately 10K likes, 50K shares and 4 million views before it was promptly removed from the page for violating community standards. The image...
  • Families of Victims of Hamas Terror Sue Facebook for $1 Billion

    07/11/2016 4:09:17 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 24 replies
    PJ Media ^ | July 11, 2016 | Debra Heine
    Facebook is being hit with a $1 billion lawsuit after allegedly allowing the Palestinian terrorist group Hamas use its platform to plot attacks in Israel and the West Bank that killed and wounded Americans. According to Bloomberg News: "Plaintiffs include the families of Yaakov Naftali Fraenkel, a 16-year-old abducted and murdered in June 2014 after hitching a ride in the West Bank, and 3-year-old Chaya Braun, whose stroller was struck intentionally by a Palestinian driver in October 2014 at a train station in Jerusalem." Facebook has knowingly provided material support and resources to Hamas in the form of Facebooks online...
  • Facebook to deploy secret conversation feature on site

    07/10/2016 9:41:09 PM PDT · by george76 · 12 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | July 10, 2016 | Andrew Blake
    End-to-end encryption vexing to some officials . Facebook says it has begun to offer users the option of securing their messages with end-to-end encryption, a service that soon may allow more than a billion account holders potentially including jihad and other terror groups to message one another below the radar of law enforcement surveillance. ... By implementing end-to-end encryption, Facebook aims to give its users a way of communicating over the networks proprietary Messenger application in a manner intended to make correspondence undecipherable to anyone other than the sender and recipient, a possibility that alarms law enforcement officials....
  • Riveting post by black police officer confronts BLM with raw honesty.. (strong language)

    07/10/2016 6:16:45 PM PDT · by Impala64ssa · 29 replies
    Biz Pac Review ^ | 7/10/16 | Michele Kirk
    <p>An African-American police officer from Florida has laid bare his heart in a powerful way.</p> <p>Pundits have been talking non-stop since a new wave of sensationalized stories about so-called trigger happy cops hit the news last week.</p> <p>Brutal reality hits officer Jay Stalien in the face every single day and he poured out his feelings on Facebook in a riveting post.</p>
  • Black Lives Matter Activist SHOT DEAD After Breaking Into St. Louis Police Officers Home

    07/10/2016 7:11:30 PM PDT · by Nachum · 21 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | 7/10/16 | Black Lives Matter Activist SHOT DEAD After Breaking Into St. Louis Police Officers Home Jim Hoft
    Tyler Gebhard was killed Saturday in St. Louis after trying to break into a police officers home. Gebhard had argued with the cop about Black Lives Matter on Facebook. The unidentified cop and Gebhard knew each other through church. Tyler Gebhard was 20 years old. He was shot after he threatened the officers wife after she wouldnt let him in the home and threw a planter through the window. StL Today reported: A former Affton High School football standout forced his way into a South County home and was shot and killed by an off-duty officer inside after a Facebook...
  • Intruder shot by off-duty St. Louis County officer after online argument about Black Lives Matter

    07/10/2016 6:42:16 PM PDT · by plain talk · 29 replies
    St. Louis Post-Dispatch ^ | 7-10-2016 | denise hollingshed
    A former Affton High School football standout forced his way into a South County home and was shot and killed by an off-duty officer inside after a Facebook dispute over Black Lives Matter apparently boiled over late Saturday afternoon.
  • Off-duty police officer fatally shoots home intruder who had argued with him about BLM

    07/10/2016 3:43:34 PM PDT · by TigerClaws · 149 replies
    An off-duty police officer fatally shot a man who was trying to enter his St. Louis-area home late Saturday afternoon, Missouri officials say. According to police, 20-year-old Tyler Gebhard rang the doorbell at the officers Lakeshire, Mo., home shortly before 6 p.m. When the officers wife answered the door and refused entry, police said, Gebhard, a former high school football star, threw a 50-pound concrete planter through a rear window and attempted to enter. St. Louis County Police Chief Jon Belmar said Gebhard was shot twice in the chest by the officer, whose name was not released. Gebhard, who was...
  • Former Miss Alabama: Cant Help But Think Dallas Shooter Was a Martyr (VIDEO)

    07/10/2016 8:49:44 PM PDT · by KentTrappedInLiberalSeattle · 58 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | 07/10/2016 | Jim Hoft
    What a lovely gal. On Thursday night Black Power activist Micah Johnson murdered five police officers in cold blood and injured seven others. Micah wanted to kill white people and white cops.He did.Video captured Micahs mass murder and execution of one police officer. On Sunday Kalyn Chapman James, the first black Miss Alabama, posted video on Facebook saying she cant help but think Micah Johnson was a martyr. AL.com reported: Kalyn Chapman James, the first African American to hold the Miss Alabama title, posted a tearful video on her Facebook page Sunday that says she doesnt want to feel this...
  • Public Enemy's Professor Griff Distances Himself From Dallas Police Shooting

    07/09/2016 5:10:50 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 12 replies
    Billboard Magazine ^ | July 8, 2016 | The Associated Press
    The man who killed five Dallas police officers and wounded seven others was described as a loner, an Army veteran who served in Afghanistan and a follower of black militant groups on social media. Among the Facebook "likes" of 25-year-old Micah Xavier Johnson were the African American Defense League and the New Black Panther Party, which was founded in Dallas. He also was a member of the Facebook group "Black Panther Party Mississippi." A photo on Facebook showed Johnson wearing a dashiki - his raised, clinched fist over the words "Black Power."(continued)
  • Facebook Says Cartoon Of Police Officer Being Murdered Doesnt Violate Policies

    (Warning Graphic content posted below) The picture, posted on Black Panther Party of Mississippi, a Facebook page frequented by the Dallas shooter, Micah Xavier Johnson, was reported to the social network by a concerned user. But Facebook refused to take the image down.
  • Facebook refuses to remove sickening cartoon of police officer having his throat slit (short title)

    07/09/2016 9:55:00 AM PDT · by bobsunshine · 51 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | July 9, 2016 | Ollie Gillman
    Facebook has refused to remove a sickening cartoon of a police officer having his throat slit from a Black Panther page used by Dallas cop killer Micah Xavier Johnson. The gruesome image shows a man dressed in black slashing a uniformed officer's throat with a knife as blood spills out of the cop's neck. It was posted on the 'Black Panther Party Mississippi' page, which Johnson posted a twisted rant on just days before he embarked on his massacre. The cartoon carries the words 'as a R.B.G. killer panther I pledge to defend my black community by any means necessary'....
  • Dallas sniper followed black militant groups on Facebook,

    07/09/2016 8:29:19 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 20 replies
    Fox News.com ^ | July 9, 2016
    The Army veteran who gunned down five Dallas police officers Thursday evening subscribed to updates from black nationalist groups on social media and had been sent home from Afghanistan following a sexual harassment allegation. Micah X. Johnson, 25, shot 14 people, including 12 officers, at the end of an anti-police protest in downtown Dallas. He was killed early Friday after authorities sent a bomb-wielding police robot to infiltrate the parking garage where Johnson was holed up. Beginning in 2009, Johnson served in the Army Reserve as a private first class with a specialty in carpentry and masonry, the military said....
  • Confirmed Philando Castile Was an Armed Robbery Suspect

    07/08/2016 9:22:45 PM PDT · by Kevin in California · 187 replies
    Conservative Treehouse ^ | 07-08-2016 | Sundance
    The Falcon Heights, Minnesota police shooting of Philando Castile is based around an entirely false narrative. Castile and Ms. Diamond Reynolds (Facebook video uploader) were pulled over by police because Castile matched a BOLO Alert for an armed robbery suspect from four days prior
  • Woman Facebook live-streams her dying boyfriend seconds after he is shot four times by a cop

    07/07/2016 10:28:33 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 219 replies
    www.dailymail.co.uk ^ | 07-07-2016 | By Sarah Dean and James Wilkinson
    Full Title: Woman Facebook live-streams her dying boyfriend seconds after he is shot four times by a cop as his mother says police kept her from her son's deathbed and claims the girlfriend is now missing =============================================== The devastated mother of a black man who was shot dead by a cop and whose death was live-streamed on Facebook by his girlfriend says she was prevented from seeing him on his deathbed. Valerie Castile, mother of Philando Castile, 32, who was shot in Falcon Heights, Saint Paul, Minnesota on Wednesday night, also claimed they have been unable to locate Diamond Reynolds,...
  • Facebook Notification Symbol - What does It Mean?

    07/06/2016 7:20:27 AM PDT · by newfreep · 13 replies
    Vanity | July 6, 2016 | newfreep
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  • Clinton-Linked Israel Basher Max Blumenthal Disparages, Defames the Late Elie Wiesel

    07/05/2016 6:18:24 PM PDT · by SJackson · 12 replies
    Algemeiner ^ | 7-2-16 | Ruthie Blum
    Clinton-Linked Israel Basher Max Blumenthal Disparages, Defames the Late Elie Wiesel; Says Holocaust Survivor Should Not Be Honored As the world began to mourn the passing of renowned author, Holocaust survivor, Nobel Prize recipient and Algemeiner Tribute Committee Chairman Elie Wiesel on Saturday, with heart-felt eulogies and personal tributes from heads of state to friends, a famous Israel-basher took the opportunity to disparage and defame the intellectual icon. Max Blumenthal senior writer for AlterNet and author of Goliath and The 51 Day War: Ruin and Resistance in Gaza, a virulently anti-Israel book about Operation Protective Edge in the summer...
  • Zuckerberg runs Facebook like a North Korea-style cult & launches angry tirades on staff'

    07/02/2016 6:36:42 PM PDT · by PaulyPaul · 44 replies
    Express UK ^ | July 1, 2016 | Patrick Christys
    Employees at the social media sites office have nicknamed Zuckerberg the little emperor as he has a KGB-like internal police force called The Sec monitoring every move of the staff, according to Antonio Garcia Martinez. The former advertising manager claims Zuckerberg has slogans such as our work is never done daubed across office walls and swore at employees who had angered him by not decorating his office the way he wanted.
  • Meet Donald Zuckerberg Facebook Founder Builds Oppressive Wall Around Hawaii Property

    07/01/2016 5:56:52 PM PDT · by Lorianne · 35 replies
    Liberty Blitzkrieg ^ | 29 June 2016 | Michael Krieger
    Just in case youre still wondering why the worlds so-called elites are losing credibility and respect faster than Mario Draghi can say whatever it takes New York Magazine reports: In April, Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg told a crowd of developers that he heard fearful voices calling for building walls. At the time it was widely assumed he was talking about Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump. But perhaps he was just hearing the voices echoing across his enormous Hawaiian estate? Back in 2014, the Facebook CEO purchased 700 acres of land on the island of Kauai for a cool $100 million....
  • Facebook is like North Korea, says ex-Facebooker

    07/01/2016 1:32:30 AM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 18 replies
    CNET ^ | June 30, 2016 | Chris Matyszczyk
    Facebook is like North Korea, says ex-Facebooker Technically Incorrect: In his new book, former Facebook product manager Antonio Garca Martinez says Facebook management got upset if women's skirts were too short. Technically Incorrect offers a slightly twisted take on the tech that's taken over our lives. Many younger types imagine Facebook as a nirvana where you skateboard down corridors, code all night long and wait for the money to start rolling in. Antonio Garca Martinez thinks it's a little more like North Korea. The former (and fired) Facebook product manager today released a book called "Chaos Monkeys: Obscene Fortune and...
  • Facebook Bias in Trending Topics

    06/29/2016 4:32:29 PM PDT · by originalbuckeye · 9 replies
    6/29/16 | Originalbuckeye
    Although Mark Zuckerberg disputes that Faceook slants their trending topics sidebar against Conservatives/Republicans, there is another story that proves the fact.
  • Adorable video shows the moment a tiny kitten makes a break for freedom from a pet store pen

    06/29/2016 11:31:13 AM PDT · by CorporateStepsister · 17 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 29 June 2016 | John Carney for Daily Mail Australia
    It's hard to know whether this kitten was trying to escape from its confinement or looking to meet up with his canine friend, but they both ended up together anyway. The JoLinn Pet House, a pet store in Taipei, Taiwan, posted a video on its Facebook page of a kitten clambering its way up the glass in its pen to get to the gap at the top. After getting stuck there for a few seconds the kitten then has to quickly size up what to do next as the puppy in the pen next door suddenly realises he may have...
  • Any update on Bonita Tindle, the SFSU black girl who harrassed a white guy over his dreadlocks?

    06/24/2016 10:56:04 PM PDT · by lee martell · 37 replies
    June 24 2016 | Lee Martell
    Remember that little story? On March 28th of this year, a scene between two students at San Francisco State University went viral overnight. Corey Goldstein, an student, was walking through the corridors on his way to the next class, when he was confronted by Bonita Tindle, a girl he had seen but didn't know. Bonita didn't like that Corey, a young man of jewish ancestry, had chosen to style his long brown hair into dreadlocks. Somehow, Bonits had it in her mind that dreadlocks were the exclusive province of black people to wear. Her thought was anyone not black or...
  • Google, Facebook Quietly Move Toward Automatic Blocking of Extremist Videos

    06/26/2016 9:37:08 AM PDT · by rktman · 32 replies
    newsmax.com ^ | 6/25/2016 | unknown
    Some of the web's biggest destinations for watching videos have quietly started using automation to remove extremist content from their sites, according to two people familiar with the process. The move is a major step forward for internet companies that are eager to eradicate violent propaganda from their sites and are under pressure to do so from governments around the world as attacks by extremists proliferate, from Syria to Belgium and the United States.
  • Exclusive: Google, Facebook quietly move toward automatic blocking of extremist videos

    06/25/2016 6:37:03 AM PDT · by AU72 · 23 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | June 24, 2016 | By Joseph Menn and Dustin Volz
    Some of the webs biggest destinations for watching videos have quietly started using automation to remove extremist content from their sites, according to two people familiar with the process. The move is a major step forward for internet companies that are eager to eradicate violent propaganda from their sites and are under pressure to do so from governments around the world as attacks by extremists proliferate, from Syria to Belgium and the United States. YouTube and Facebook are among the sites deploying systems to block or rapidly take down Islamic State videos and other similar material, the sources said. Lisa...
  • Facebook unavailable

    06/24/2016 9:34:44 PM PDT · by Beer30 · 42 replies
    self
    I use facebook sparingly, just don't care for the site. Posted last nite concerning Brexit(just to tweak the family that love going there). Went to add to comments tonite. First told me unable to post comment, then was booted and cannot access site. Don't know the site well enough. Am I being edited?
  • Mark Zuckerberg Tapes Laptop Camera And Microphone (trunc)

    06/24/2016 12:31:26 PM PDT · by Lorianne · 20 replies
    International Business Times ^ | 22 June 2016 | David Gilbert
    Given that he recently had the embarrassment of having his Twitter and Pinterest accounts hacked, it is really no surprise to learn that Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg is taking some additional security measures after he accidentally revealed he tapes over the camera and microphone of his laptop. Celebrating Instagram's announcement Tuesday that it had grown to 500 million users, Zuckerberg posted a photo of himself at his desk with a cardboard cutout of the Instagram interface. Here's the photo:
  • USA Losing to ISIS: Obama's Defense Official Defends ISIS' "Right" to Internet Services in Raqqa

    06/24/2016 10:30:04 AM PDT · by DogByte6RER · 17 replies
    Breaking Defense ^ | June 22, 2016 | SYDNEY J. FREEDBERG JR.
    Thornberry Fears Bureaucracy Hamstrings Cyber Vs. ISIS WASHINGTON: Why does the internet still work in Raqqa? That simple question about the Syrian capital of Daesh, the self-proclaimed Islamic State, posed today by retired fighter pilot Rep. Martha McSally, goes to the heart of how the military will use or refrain from using cyber weapons. It goes to deep suspicions that President Obamas swollen National Security Council staff is micromanaging the military. No less a figure than House Armed Services Committee chairman Mac Thornberry voiced deep concern that we are bureaucratizing the cyber force at birth. All too often...
  • It appears Facebook is now a franchisee of the NSA

    06/24/2016 9:22:48 AM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 102 replies
    2016-06-24
    I have a facebook account under a silly name that I use to log into other sites to make political comments. Today facebook has demanded that I upload a photo ID from a state-issued driver's license, passport, military ID card, etc. before I can log in again. I have screen shots of the demands that I will upload to this thread when I get home. It may be time to go dark on the Interwebs. My spidey sense is tingling.
  • Facebook to Provide Political Bias Training for Employees

    06/23/2016 7:39:18 AM PDT · by milton23 · 18 replies
    Daily Signal ^ | 6/22/2016 | Rob Bluey
    Facebook is adding a training program for its employees to address concerns that the company has a bias against conservatives. Sheryl Sandberg, Facebooks chief operating officer, announced the addition of a political bias section to the companys managing unconscious bias class during a Wednesday event at the American Enterprise Institute.