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  • Scan license plates so you can text flirty messages to cute drivers with GM’s new app

    06/22/2014 5:58:41 PM PDT · by Jack Hydrazine · 54 replies
    Digital Trends ^ | 21JUN2014 | Jason Hahn
    There are plenty of smartphone apps that make it easier to flirt and set up dates with strangers, but GM has an ace up its sleeve that may trump all of them. No, the car manufacturer isn’t muscling its way into the dating game – at least not directly. But its China R&D team has developed an Android app that lets a driver scan a license plate in order to start texting the owner of that car. The romantic implications of DiDi Plate, a prototype app debuted earlier this month at the Telematics Detroit 2014 conference, are obvious enough, even...
  • ‘Goodbye Mama’: Tornado Victim Sends Heartbreaking Final Text

    05/04/2014 10:15:49 PM PDT · by montag813 · 10 replies
    Top Right News ^ | 05-04-2014 | TRN
    It’s something she says she will hold on to forever. A victim of the April 27 Arkansas tornado had the moment to send one final text to his mother before the deadly storm claimed his life. “First he said mama, I’m so scared,” Regina Wood, Jeffrey Hunter’s mom, told KFTA-TV. ”He knew how bad it was, these say it’s going to be a direct hit.” All she could do was comfort him and tell him everything would be okay. It wouldn’t.
  • This Chrome add-on lets you copy and erase text inside any image on the web

    04/23/2014 7:36:52 AM PDT · by Scoutmaster · 30 replies
    Engadget.com ^ | April 23, 2014 | Matt Brian
    What would you say if we told you that it's possible to copy, translate, edit and even erase the text inside any image you find on the internet? Well, you can, and it's a lot easier than you might think. All it requires is a new browser extension, called Project Naptha, made by developer Kevin Kwok. It uses a number of optical character recognition (OCR) algorithms, including libraries developed by Microsoft and Google, which quickly build a model of text regions, words and letters from nearly any image. Once installed, you simply hover your cursor over available image text and...
  • Widow tells ‘GMA’: Put theater shooter in prison for life

    01/23/2014 8:42:56 AM PST · by 4Runner · 280 replies
    The Tampa Tribune ^ | January 23, 2014 | Rick Mayer
    Nicole Oulson told a national television audience today that she wants Curtis Reeves, the man accused of killing her husband in a Wesley Chapel movie theater, to spend the rest of his life in prison. “He brought an unfair life sentence to me to have to raise my daughter alone, to have to live without the love of my life, for my daughter to grow up without her daddy by her side for graduation and marriage,” Oulson said on ABC’s “Good Morning America.” “It was so unnecessary, it was for no reason. So I want him behind bars and to...
  • Odds That EPA Is Not Destroying Gina McCarthy Text Messages: 1 in 7.9 Sextillion

    07/31/2013 10:50:40 AM PDT · by Nachum · 9 replies
    CEI ^ | 7/31/13 | CEI Staff
    WASHINGTON, D.C., July 31, 2013 — Documents obtained by the Competitive Enterprise Institute after it filed suit against the Environmental Protection Agency prove Gina McCarthy, EPA’s recently confirmed Administrator, was a frequent user of text messaging on her agency-funded phone while serving as Assistant Administrator for the Office of Air and Radiation. What makes this discovery something of a statistical miracle is EPA’s insistence that it has no text message records for McCarthy on the 18 dates when McCarthy testified before Congress. Following up on a tip that McCarthy’s superiors cautioned her about her use of text messages, specifically what...
  • Breaking - Jury will not get to see Trayvon fighting texts

    07/10/2013 7:48:33 AM PDT · by servo1969 · 53 replies
    legalinsurrection.com ^ | 7-10-2013 | Andrew Branca
    Also, Animated Video Not Evidence The Judge in the Zimmerman trial just ruled that the jury will not get to see numerous text messages on Trayvon Martin’s phone regarding his prowess at fighting, including texts as to how to punch someone in the nose and make them bleed. The Judge did not give an explanation for her ruling other than to stand by her prior ruling as to social media evidence. It is not clear if the Judge found a lack of authentication, which was one of the arguments last night. The Judge did indicate she reviewed the Lumarque case...
  • Cops: U.S. law should require logs of your text messages

    03/19/2013 2:02:54 PM PDT · by Nachum · 78 replies
    cnet ^ | 3/19/13
    AT&T, Verizon Wireless, Sprint, and other wireless providers would be required to capture and store Americans' confidential text messages, according to a proposal that will be presented to a congressional panel today. The law enforcement proposal would require wireless providers to record and store customers' SMS messages -- a controversial idea akin to requiring them to surreptitiously record audio of their customers' phone calls -- in case police decide to obtain them at some point in the future.
  • Muslim Brotherhood text reveals scope of radical creed

    01/09/2013 5:02:00 PM PST · by Nachum · 5 replies
    Jpost.com ^ | 1/9/13 | OREN KESSLER
    Muslim Brotherhood text reveals scope of radical creed Translated by Palestinian Media Watch, book details group’s goal of global Islamic conquest. One of the greatest beneficiaries of the unrest in Egypt has been the Muslim Brotherhood. Banned but tolerated for decades by successive Egyptian regimes, the Islamist movement is now emerging as a central player in the country’s resurgent opposition. On Tuesday, two Brotherhood representatives participated in an opposition delegation that met with Vice President Omar Suleiman for the first set of talks over implementing political reforms. Pundits have portrayed the Brotherhood as uncompromising zealots or beneficent providers of social...
  • (Buffalo) Bills fan sues team over excessive text alerts

    11/12/2012 12:51:32 AM PST · by rawhide · 4 replies
    cbssports,com ^ | November 11, 2012 | Will Brinson
    A fan of the Buffalo Bills is suing the team as part of a class-action lawsuit, claiming he received too many text message alerts from the team ... after he signed up for a text-message-alert program. Yes, you're right. This is the most Buffalo Bills fan thing ever. Jerry Wojcik, a Florida resident who roots for the Bills, signed up for a team-run text-message program that alerts him to news and scores and whatnot. He was promised five text messages a week. But, the Buffalo News reports, he received six text messages one week and -- gasp -- seven another...
  • Michael Moore wants you to text him. 810-522-8398

    11/06/2012 2:24:24 PM PST · by ReaganÜberAlles · 30 replies
    DUmmies have a thread up about sending the names/numbers of reluctant Dem voters by text to Moore at the number above. Checked it out on Google and his site. Looks legit,
  • Were FBI Agent’s Texts Intentionally Destroyed in Gun Trafficking Sting in Philippines?

    10/18/2012 2:03:47 AM PDT · by marktwain · 3 replies
    The question is: Were the text messages sent by an undercover FBI agent to defendants in an 18-month gun trafficking sting in the Philippines destroyed by the government or was there merely a technical glitch that prevented them from being saved? Deputy Federal Defender John Littrell suggests in a court document filed Monday in Los Angeles federal court that the government may have destroyed the text messages. The government, according to Littrell’s motion, claims it was a glitch: that the phone the agent used only retained incoming texts from the defendants, but not the outgoing ones by the agent. Littrell...
  • Planned Parenthood texting sex info to young people

    12/27/2011 6:15:06 AM PST · by thesaleboat · 21 replies
    Planned Parenthood texting sex info to young people Parents, do you know who is texting your kids? Anyone who has seen Planned Parenthood’s disgusting websites for teens and its sex education programs will be devastated to learn that a one-on-one chat between a child and a Planned Parenthood operative is now only a text message away. The perverse, sex-belching abortion giant announced recently its “In Case You’re Curious” texting program specifically targeting Denver area youth. Adding fuel to the fire of the “sexting” craze, Planned Parenthood stands to do more one-on-one damage to adolescents through its sex message texting service...
  • Cat, cellphone suspected distractions behind crash

    06/14/2011 2:59:55 PM PDT · by Squawk 8888 · 36 replies
    Toronto Sun ^ | June 14, 2011
    BARRIE, Ont. - Police blame some serious distracted driving for a chain-reaction crash that caused more than $100,000 in damage after a teenager struck a parked car in this city north of Toronto. Police said the driver was texting and trying to pick up her cat when the collision happened. Cops said the teenager was speeding when she lost control of the car, left the roadway and struck a car parked in a driveway. It was pushed into a boat, which was also in the driveway. The boat was then pushed into the house and a neighbour's vehicle. The driver...
  • Obama to Hijack Our Cell Phones

    05/11/2011 7:15:12 AM PDT · by jazminerose · 45 replies
    www.joytiz.com ^ | 5/11/2011 | Joy Tiz
    Soon the government will be able to send you text messages and amber alerts. Liberals always try to paper over government intrusion into our lives with noise about how it will be good for us (it’ll make us all safer!). We’ll be able to opt out of these invasions, except for messages from the president. Messages from the king cannot be turned off. So we can ignore directions from Michelle about what to have for lunch, but not Obama’s incessant campaigning. Our Founding Fathers didn’t presage cellular technology but they were pretty clear about our rights to be free from...
  • Judge Rejects Google Book Deal Over Monopoly Concerns (users search full text of scanned books)

    03/26/2011 10:06:40 PM PDT · by Libloather · 31 replies
    PC World ^ | 3/23/11 | Matt Peckham
    Judge Rejects Google Book Deal Over Monopoly ConcernsBy Matt Peckham, Technologizer Mar 23, 2011 10:29 am It looks like Google's attempt to bury the hatchet with authors and publishers in its bid to digitize a world's worth of books may be in jeopardy after a New York federal judge on Tuesday rejected a $125 million settlement reached in October 2008. Google promotes that settlement on its Google Books page as "with a broad class of authors and publishers to make the world's books even more accessible online," but Judge Denny Chin was having none of it. Chin said the deal...
  • Did God have a wife? Scholar says that he did

    03/18/2011 5:31:09 PM PDT · by OldDeckHand · 83 replies
    MSNBC.com ^ | 03/18/2011 | Jennifer Viegas
    Word of 'Asherah' was nearly edited out of the Bible, researcher concludes God had a wife, Asherah, whom the Book of Kings suggests was worshipped alongside Yahweh in his temple in Israel, according to an Oxford scholar. In 1967, Raphael Patai was the first historian to mention that the ancient Israelites worshipped both Yahweh and Asherah. The theory has gained new prominence because of the research of Francesca Stavrakopoulou, who began her work at Oxford and is now a senior lecturer in the department of Theology and Religion at the University of Exeter. Information presented in Stavrakopoulou's books, lectures and...
  • Muslim Brotherhood text reveals scope of radical creed

    02/08/2011 8:44:08 PM PST · by Nachum · 30 replies
    Jerusalem Post ^ | 2/8/11 | Oren Kessler
    Translated by Palestinian Media Watch, book details group’s goal of global Islamic conquest. One of the greatest beneficiaries of the unrest in Egypt has been the Muslim Brotherhood. Banned but tolerated for decades by successive Egyptian regimes, the Islamist movement is now emerging as a central player in the country’s resurgent opposition. On Tuesday, two Brotherhood representatives participated in an opposition delegation that met with Vice President Omar Suleiman for the first set of talks over implementing political reforms. Pundits have portrayed the Brotherhood as uncompromising zealots or beneficent providers of social services that long-deprived Egyptians desperately need. But a...
  • Text Message Blows up Suicide Bomber by Accident (Russia)

    01/27/2011 6:46:54 PM PST · by Dallas59 · 59 replies
    Leader Post ^ | 1/26/2011 | Leader Post
    A "Black Widow" suicide bomber planned a terrorist attack in central Moscow on New Year's Eve but was killed when an unexpected text message set off her bomb too early, according to Russian security sources. The unnamed woman, who is thought to be part of the same group that struck Moscow's Domodedovo airport on Monday, intended to detonate a suicide belt near Red Square on New Year's Eve in an attack that could have killed hundreds. Security sources believe a message from her mobile phone operator wishing her a happy new year received just hours before the planned attack triggered...
  • Black Widow attempted New Year Moscow attack but blew herself up by mistake

    01/27/2011 6:45:36 PM PST · by rdl6989 · 87 replies
    telegraph.co.uk ^ | 28 January 2011 | Andrew Osborn
    A "Black Widow" suicide bomber planned a terrorist attack in central Moscow on New Year's Eve but was killed when an unexpected text message set off her bomb too early, according to Russian security sources. The unnamed woman, who is thought to be part of the same group that struck Moscow's Domodedovo airport on Monday, intended to detonate a suicide belt on a busy square near Red Square on New Year's Eve in an attack that could have killed hundreds. Security sources believe a spam message from her mobile phone operator wishing her a happy new year received just hours...
  • Nothing Sacred (For the Left, every text is ‘living’)

    01/11/2011 7:46:42 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 9 replies
    National Review ^ | 01/11/2011 | Dennis Prager
    A number of well-known spokesmen on the left have voiced reservations, not only about the Republican decision to have members of Congress — both Republicans and Democrats — read the Constitution aloud at the opening of the latest session of Congress, but also about Americans’ veneration of the Constitution. Three examples: In a recent appearance on MSNBC, Washington Post staff writer Ezra Klein said: “The issue with the Constitution is that the text is confusing because it was written more than a hundred years ago and what people believe it says differs from person to person.” Joy Behar asked her...
  • Biblia Hebraica Quinta: Buyer Use Caution!

    07/04/2010 6:37:14 PM PDT · by Amerisrael · 30 replies
    Have you heard:BYU Professor Named Editor of New Edition of Hebrew Old Testament.Was immediately alarmed when this was read.This is something that has gone totally under the radar. It is not being widely discussed. The translation of Hebrew Scriptures in most Bibles is based on the Masoretic Text. For years Bible teachers and students have made use of the Biblia Hebraica Stuttgartensia for study of the Hebrew Text. The BHS has also been referenced for new editions of the Holy Bible.It is therefore alarming that the United Bible Society would invite a BYU Mormon faculty member to work as an "editor"...
  • (Vanity Question) Send text message to mobile phone from web?

    02/25/2010 5:50:46 AM PST · by RangerM · 26 replies · 672+ views
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    Does anyone regularly use the web to send a text message to someone's cell? I'd like to, but I don't want the recipient to start getting a bunch of junk texts, because I use one of the wrong "Free texting" sites. I did a Google search, but wasn't sure how to filter the bad from the good. Does anyone know of a reputable site for this purpose?
  • Full Text Of Tiger Woods' Statement

    02/19/2010 9:16:23 AM PST · by MaestroLC · 103 replies · 2,494+ views
    CBS4 Sports ^ | February 19, 2010 | Staff
    Many of you in this room are my friends. Many of you in this room know me. Many of you have cheered for me or you worked with me or you supported me. Now, every one of you has good reason to be critical of me. I want to say to each of you simply and directly: I am deeply sorry for my irresponsible and selfish behavior I engaged in. I know people want to find out how I could be so selfish and so foolish. People want to know how I could have done these things to my wife...
  • China to scan text messages to spot `unhealthy content' (explicit msg bet lovers banned?)

    01/23/2010 9:33:04 PM PST · by TigerLikesRooster · 12 replies · 592+ views
    Economic Times ^ | 01/20/10
    China to scan text messages to spot `unhealthy content' 20 Jan 2010, 1840 hrs IST, New York Times BEIJING: As the Chinese government expands what it calls a campaign against pornography, cellular companies in Beijing and Shanghai have been told to suspend text services to cell phone users who are found to have sent messages with “illegal or unhealthy content,” state-run news media reported Tuesday. China Mobile, one of the nation’s largest cellular providers, reported that text messages would automatically be scanned for “key words” provided by the police, according to China Daily, a state-controlled English-language newspaper. Messages will be...
  • Texting, talking on your cell phone while driving in Okla. could soon become nanny state 'no-no'

    10/14/2009 1:13:02 PM PDT · by SoonerStorm09 · 131 replies · 2,428+ views
    Oklahoma Watchdog ^ | October 14, 2009 | Andrew W. Griffin
    OKLAHOMA CITY — As more and more cities and states pass laws banning the use of cell phones – including texting – while driving, this “nanny statism” has finally struck lawmakers in Oklahoma. And that’s unfortunate. Oklahomans tend to pride themselves on the fact that more government intervention is not a good idea. Good old-fashioned common sense is usually acceptable and reasonable laws are followed. Banning cell phones and texting while driving is unreasonable, in the eyes of the Oklahoma Watchdog. Rep. Sue Tibbs, a Tulsa Republican who serves on the House Public Safety Committee, is planning to introduce a...
  • Obama makes U.N. debut on global warming (text, video here)

    09/22/2009 1:16:29 PM PDT · by Nachum · 9 replies · 374+ views
    L.A. Times ^ | 9/22/09 | staff
    When he campaigned for president, Barack Obama promised to reverse the record of George W. Bush when it came to global warming. But so far, all he's been able to achieve is a bill through the House -- not yet the Senate -- limiting greenhouse emissions, and an executive order to increase U.S. motor vehicle mileage standards to a level that, according to London's Guardian, achieves fuel standards by 2020 that European, Japanese and even Chinese cars have already met. In fact, the Guardian calls him "Obama the impotent." In his speech this morning to a special United Nations session...
  • Text Poll for Hannity....poll closes quickly ARE YOU GOING TO A TEA PARTY

    04/14/2009 6:22:58 PM PDT · by Gopher Broke · 34 replies · 1,342+ views
    Hannity show on Fox
    Sent "H1" to 36288 to vote YES if you are going to a tea party tomorrow.
  • Barack Obama's inauguration speech (full text)

    01/20/2009 9:41:18 AM PST · by theruleshavechanged · 67 replies · 3,818+ views
    My fellow citizens: WE BEGIN NOW!!!
  • Archeologist finds 3,000-year old Hebrew text

    10/30/2008 6:37:54 PM PDT · by george76 · 46 replies · 1,644+ views
    CNN ^ | October 30, 2008
    An Israeli archaeologist has discovered what he says is the earliest-known Hebrew text, found on a shard of pottery that dates to the time of King David from the Old Testament, about 3,000 years ago. Professor Yosef Garfinkel of the Hebrew University of Jerusalem says the inscribed pottery shard -- known as an ostracon -- was found during excavations of a fortress from the 10th century BC. Carbon dating of the ostracon, along with pottery analysis, dates the inscription to time of King David, about a millennium earlier than the famous Dead Sea Scrolls, the university said. The shard contains...
  • Oldest Hebrew Text Discovered at King David's Border Fortress

    10/31/2008 9:37:34 AM PDT · by Nachum · 8 replies · 804+ views
    arutz 7 ^ | 10-31-08 | Gil Ronen
    (IsraelNN.com) Archaeologists have discovered what they say is the oldest Hebrew text ever found, at a site they believe was King David's front line fortress in the war against the people of Pleshet, also known as the Philistines. The site overlooks the Elah Valley, where the young David slew Goliath, the Philistine giant, with a well-aimed shot from a sling. The text is written in ink on a pottery shard. It is made up of five lines of text in Proto-Canaanite characters separated by lines. The discovery, by archaeologists Prof. Yossi Garfinkel and Sa'ar Ganor of Hebrew University, is being...
  • Government spies could scan every call, text and email[UK][Monitor every person in Britain]

    10/06/2008 10:13:10 AM PDT · by BGHater · 16 replies · 538+ views
    Telegraph ^ | 05 Oct 2008 | Nick Allen
    Ministers are considering a Ł12 billion plan to monitor the e-mail, telephone and internet browsing records of every person in Britain. The huge eavesdropping programme would involve the creation of a mammoth central computer database to store hundreds of billions of individual pieces of communications traffic. Supporters say it would become one of the security services' most comprehensive tools in the fight against terrorism but critics described it as "sinister". MI5 currently has to apply to the Home Secretary for warrants to intercept specific email and website traffic but, under the new plan, internet and mobile phone networks could be...
  • Full text of the bailout bill (FREEP researchers needed)

    09/28/2008 4:49:41 PM PDT · by nospin2244 · 7 replies · 668+ views
    Senate.gov ^ | September 28, 2008 | Senate.gov
    A vote on a the financial rescue plan will be on Monday.
  • Full Text: Remarks By Mrs. Cindy McCain

    09/06/2008 7:28:49 PM PDT · by ConservativeStLouisGuy · 17 replies · 334+ views
    Portal.gopconvention2008.com ^ | September 4, 2008 | Cindy McCain
    Thank you everyone.  John and I are so proud of them and so happy to have them here with us tonight.  Nothing has made me happier or more fulfilled in my life than being a mother.  But while John and I take great joy in having been able to spend time together this week as a family, our hearts go out to the thousands of families who have had to leave their homes once again due to devastating weather. It is not only our natural instinct to rally to them, to lift them up with our prayers and come to...
  • Obama's mass VP text message fails to deliver

    08/24/2008 6:37:58 AM PDT · by Hadean · 18 replies · 651+ views
    SF Gate ^ | 8-24-2008 | Joe Garofoli
    Over the past few weeks, Barack Obama's campaign encouraged millions of mobile phone users to sign up to receive a text message so they could be "the first to know" who Obama's vice presidential choice was. It was a deft bit of techno-political marketing. But hours before the text was sent, the campaign's famously tight communications ship sprung a leak. So the first to know that Sen. Joseph Biden would be in Springfield on Saturday were not those who had signed up for a text message, but those who were watching cable television news programs at around 10:45 p.m. PDT...
  • Fake VP announcements sent…even to White House press

    08/22/2008 2:15:20 PM PDT · by melt · 19 replies · 190+ views
    CNN Political Ticker ^ | 8/22/08 | Alexander Mooney
    (CNN) – Eager VP-watchers waiting for the text message announcement of Barack Obama’s choice of running mate have gotten their answer: It’s Hillary Clinton. And Tim Kaine. And Kathleen Sebelius. Since declaring the Democratic vice presidential pick would first be announced over e-mail and text message, several hoax announcements of the Illinois senator's choice have circulated, purporting to be from the Obama campaign. The latest came in e-mail Friday morning that hit the inboxes of many White House reporters, carrying the subject, "My Vice President."
  • Text hoaxes plague Obama VP plan (Elliot Spitzer as Obama's VP)

    08/22/2008 9:40:04 AM PDT · by LdSentinal · 32 replies · 160+ views
    Politico ^ | 8/22/08 | CARRIE BUDOFF BROWN
    CHESAPEAKE, Va. – By the time Barack Obama is ready to announce his vice presidential pick, will anyone believe him? In recent days, as speculation and anticipation has mounted, so too have phony text messages declaring Obama’s supposed running mate – from Evan Bayh and Hillary Rodham Clinton to Olympic gold medalist Michael Phelps. It’s a cruel twist in a prolonged game of guessing that has put political junkies and Democratic supporters on edge since the campaign announced last week that it would disclose Obama’s choice through text messaging, which is expected to happen by Saturday. In the absence of...
  • Text Messaging could help Obama's turnout

    08/20/2008 6:31:51 AM PDT · by no dems · 49 replies · 218+ views
    Yahoo News / AP ^ | August 20, 2008 | Ken Thomas
    WASHINGTON - When Barack Obama announces his choice for vice president, the real payoff may come during the next few months — one text message at a time. Obama's campaign plans to break the news of the Democratic candidate's vice presidential pick to people who have signed up to receive e-mails and text messages from the campaign. It should give Obama's team access to tens of thousands of cell phone numbers that could be used to mobilize voters under 30 on Election Day. "What Obama is creating is this army of individuals, these grass-roots activists, who are out there trying...
  • Will text messaging be the death of Hebrew?

    08/12/2008 2:15:49 PM PDT · by BGHater · 8 replies · 126+ views
    IHT ^ | 08 Aug 2008 | Isabel Kershner
    Some Israelis have described being moved almost to tears by a rare viewing of the Great Isaiah Scroll, the best preserved and most complete Dead Sea biblical scroll, on special exhibit this summer at the Shrine of the Book at the Israel Museum for the first time in 40 years. The familiar, unfulfilled prophecy of the 2,100-year-old scroll - "and they shall beat their swords into plowshares, and their spears into pruning hooks: nation shall not lift up sword against nation, neither shall they learn war any more" - undoubtedly arouses emotion here. But there is also a thrill born...
  • Obama to Break VP News by Text

    08/11/2008 10:04:12 AM PDT · by mnehring · 19 replies · 181+ views
    Wireless Week ^ | 08/11/2008 | Rhonda Wickham
    The 2008 U.S. Presidential campaign is turning into the election year that mainstreamed wireless technology. Barack Obama’s campaign has announced its intention to let texters know who his running mate will be in the days leading up to the Democratic convention Aug. 25-28 in Denver.According to Obama website, voters can be the “first to know” who Obama’s vice president will be by going online and providing a cell phone number (or e-mail address), or by texting VP to 62262 to receive a text message with the breaking announcement.Obama\'s campaign has used wireless and Internet technology to build more of a...
  • Does an Employer Have the Right to View Employee Text Messages?

    06/24/2008 6:03:43 AM PDT · by Coffee200am · 38 replies · 550+ views
    Network World ^ | 06.24.2008 | Michael Osterman
    Last week, the U.S. Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals ruled that an employer does not have the right to view employees' text messages without a warrant. The ruling is based primarily on who pays for the storage of the content. For e-mail stored on company's servers, U.S. law is quite clear that employers own the content because they pay for the storage. The Court, however, does not view text messaging in the same way: because employers do not pay for the storage, but instead pay only for the service itself, employers do not have the same legal access to this...
  • Treo 650: how to text to an international number

    06/03/2008 3:51:46 PM PDT · by rudy45 · 10 replies · 173+ views
    Before anyone jumps on me, lol yes I have read the Treo 650 user's guide, but it lacks the specificity I need. I know that in "telephone" mode, I can press and hold the 0 key, and it becomes "+," i.e. the equivalent of 011, and that I now am in international dialing mode. However, in messaging mode, in the "To:" field, I cannot get the + symbol to appear the same way. If, while in that field, I press and hold 0, all I get are a string of 0s. The T-Mobile person (I'm using the Treo with T-mobile,...
  • Help, the text won't fit in my browser window.

    04/24/2008 8:06:18 AM PDT · by deuteronlmy232 · 28 replies · 791+ views
    FreeRepublic.com | 4-24-2008 | self
    Yesterday all was fine, today, on FreeRepublic and only on FreeRepublic. The text doesn't fit in my browser window, I have to keep scrooling back and forth to read it. Any suggestions?
  • UN OKs Islamic text against defamation

    03/27/2008 9:16:45 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 18 replies · 628+ views
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 3/27/08 | Eliane Engeler - ap
    GENEVA - The top U.N. rights body on Thursday passed a resolution proposed by Islamic countries saying it is deeply concerned about the defamation of religions and urging governments to prohibit it. The European Union said the text was one-sided because it primarily focused on Islam. The U.N. Human Rights Council, which is dominated by Arab and other Muslim countries, adopted the resolution on a 21-10 vote over the opposition of Europe and Canada. EU countries, including France, Germany and Britain, voted against. Previously EU diplomats had said they wanted to stop the growing worldwide trend of using religious anti-defamation...
  • Padded Lampposts Tested in London to Prevent Cell Phone Texting Injuries

    03/07/2008 9:35:30 AM PST · by 14erClimb · 31 replies · 205+ views
    FoxNews.com ^ | 3/7/08 | FoxNews.com
    People who have been injured while walking and texting on their cell phones may be in luck. A London street is experimenting with padded lampposts to protect those not paying attention from banging into them, ITN reports.
  • NYPD: Dad claims to have killed girl for text-messaging boy

    02/17/2008 2:09:48 PM PST · by forkinsocket · 17 replies · 285+ views
    WBOC ^ | February 17, 2008 | AP
    NEW YORK (AP) - New York City police say a father whose daughter's burned body was found stuffed in the boiler of his apartment building killed the girl because he was upset with her for text-messaging a boy. Police say 34-year-old Miguel Matias (muh-TY'-uhs) called 911 yesterday morning and claimed he strangled the 14-year-old the night before and dumped her body in the woods. Police aren't sure whether the girl was dead before she was stuffed into the boiler. The medical examiner's office is trying to determine the cause of death. Matias is separated from the girl's mother but had...
  • Top 50 Internet Acronyms Parents Need to Know:

    01/14/2008 3:39:08 PM PST · by Tanniker Smith · 60 replies · 2,454+ views
    netlingo.com ^ | netlingo.com
    Have you ever wondered what it is that your kids are texting to each other? Here's a list of 50 that you need to know. Warning: mature language is being used. Click on the link for the list.
  • Fox News Debate Winner: Text your vote to 36288

    01/10/2008 7:57:44 PM PST · by TheEaglehasLanded · 23 replies · 1,759+ views
    vanity | January 10, 2007 | the eagle has landed
    R1 Guliani R2 Huckabee R3 McCain R4 Paul R5 Romney R6 Thompson
  • lower case vs ALL CAPS--some quick net findings

    12/10/2007 4:50:50 AM PST · by Quix · 9 replies · 220+ views
    VARIOUS | 10 DEC 2007 | Quix
    Have not found scientific studies yet . . . but this link has some interesting assertions from the profession: http://planetoftheweb.com/components/promos.php?id=182&channel=Quantum%20Tips Evidently . . . "Lowercase letters are much more legible than uppercase letters. There is no difference in legibility between headlines set in all lowercase and those set in Uppercase/Lowercase. Display lines set in all capital letters are difficult to read. Body copy set in all caps is totally illegible. [the scientist in me says that's not accurate--hyperbole or some such] Words set in all caps are read letter by letter. Reading is approximately 15% slower in words set in...
  • America Supports You: Americans Can Text ‘Thanks’ to Troops

    11/16/2007 3:14:00 PM PST · by SandRat · 1 replies · 42+ views
    America Supports You ^ | Samantha L. Quigley
    WASHINGTON, Nov. 16, 2007 – For those seeking a quick way to show appreciation for the troops' service far from home this holiday season, look no further than “Giving Thanks,” a new initiative from the Defense Department’s America Supports You program. (Video) America Supports You connects citizens and corporations with military personnel and their families serving at home and abroad. “This is a simple way to connect our citizens to our soldiers using modern technology,” Allison Barber, deputy assistant secretary of defense for internal communications and public liaison, said of the text messaging program. The program, which already has received nearly...
  • 'Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious' wins $25,000 [text messaging contest]

    04/26/2007 7:39:48 AM PDT · by bedolido · 4 replies · 237+ views
    CNN ^ | 4-23-2007 | staff writer
    Thirteen-year-old Morgan Pozgar, of Claysburg, Pennsylvania, was crowned LG National Texting champion on Saturday after she typed "Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious" from "Mary Poppins" in 15 seconds.