US Government Can Legally Access Your Facebook Data (And Now We Know How)

US Government Can Legally Access Your Facebook Data (And Now We Know How)

The end of the year is approaching, and data concerning government abuses of power has begun pouring in. According to Facebook’s Global Government Requests Report, government’s requests for Facebook account data rose 27 percent in the first half of 2016....
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Exclusive: ISIS Puts Out Holiday Attack List Of U.S. Churches

Exclusive: ISIS Puts Out Holiday Attack List Of U.S. Churches

The terror group threatened “bloody celebrations in the Christian New Year”. The Islamic State published the names and addresses of thousands of churches in the United States and called on its adherents to attack them during the holiday season, ac...
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Cuba detains dissident artist for celebrating Castro’s death

Cuba detains dissident artist for celebrating Castro’s death

MIAMI (Reuters) – Cuban police have detained dissident artist Danilo “El Sexto” Maldonado, once declared a prisoner of conscience by Amnesty International, after he made a video celebrating the death of Fidel Castro, a dissident human rights ...
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When Twitter trolling lands you in jail: Dallas case tests limits of free speech

When Twitter trolling lands you in jail: Dallas case tests limits of free speech

DALLAS—Babak Taherzadeh is a troll. One of his Twitter personas boasts the bio: “im smarter than u unless you are really smart.” He claims he has a “different sense of humor.” He peppers his tweets with profanity. He plays an...
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Israel fires: Tens of thousands flee as fires hit Haifa

Israel fires: Tens of thousands flee as fires hit Haifa

Tens of thousands of people are being evacuated as wildfires rage through parts of Israel’s third largest city of Haifa. The fires follow a two-month drought and are being fanned by strong winds in the north of the city. Wildfires...
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Nobody has real friends anymore

Nobody has real friends anymore

“I can’t even think of all the friends I used to have who aren’t online,” she reminisced. “I don’t remember any of their names at this point.” Human interaction online tends to reflect real-life, centuries-old customs, according to Karen North,.....
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Obama Calls for ‘Truthiness Tests’ for Media Companies

Obama Calls for ‘Truthiness Tests’ for Media Companies

President Barack Obama floated the notion of a test for media organizations, griping about the wide-spread existence of alternative media available in America. He was critical of the current Wild West online environment where people could say anything on socia...
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Iranian girls ‘given eight lashings each because their parents could not pay school fees’

Iranian girls ‘given eight lashings each because their parents could not pay school fees’

Families could not pay the £8 classes cost, students say. A group of schoolgirls in Iran have been flogged because their parents owed less than eight pounds in school fees, according to an opposition group in the country. Ten girls...
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Police in Ferguson and Baltimore used Facebook and Twitter to track protesters, says ACLU

Police in Ferguson and Baltimore used Facebook and Twitter to track protesters, says ACLU

U.S. police departments used location data and other user information from Twitter, Facebook and Instagram to track protesters in Ferguson, Missouri, and Baltimore, according to a report from the American Civil Liberties Union on Tuesday. Facebook, which also ...
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Twitter CEO calls company ‘people’s news network’

Twitter CEO calls company ‘people’s news network’

NOTE FROM AARON: The reason Twitter is struggling is because it IS the ‘people’s news network’. The powers that be don’t like how uncontrolled it is – how anybody can report what’s happening. Twitter is a place where you can...
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Facebook ‘corporate fascism’ exposed in shocking testimony from former employee

Facebook ‘corporate fascism’ exposed in shocking testimony from former employee

The bizarre working atmosphere at Facebook has been laid bare in a no-holds-barred memoir of life at the heart of Mark Zuckerberg’s empire. Antonio Garcia Martinez, a tech entrepreneur turned author, has published a book called Chaos Monkeys which gives ...
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Israeli UN Envoy: Jew-Hatred At ‘Highest Level of Our Lifetimes’

Israeli UN Envoy: Jew-Hatred At ‘Highest Level of Our Lifetimes’

TEL AVIV – Jew hatred and demonization of Israel are at “the highest level of our lifetimes,” Israel’s ambassador to the United Nations said at a high-level forum on anti-Semitism held on Wednesday at the UN’s headquarters in New York. “Over 1/3....
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YOUTUBE DECLARES WAR ON POLITICALLY INCORRECT OPINIONS

YOUTUBE DECLARES WAR ON POLITICALLY INCORRECT OPINIONS

A new “advertiser friendly” policy introduced by YouTube will punish those who express politically incorrect opinions or dare to offend viewers by de-monetizing their content. The new rules have sparked an outcry from the YouTube community because they are...
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China regulator to curb news that promotes “Western lifestyles”

China regulator to curb news that promotes “Western lifestyles”

BEIJING: China will crack down on social and entertainment news that promotes improper values and “Western lifestyles”, the country’s broadcasting regulator said, the latest effort at censorship in an already strictly regulated media environm...
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Burkini ban: France threatens legal action against social media users for sharing photos of police enforcing law

Burkini ban: France threatens legal action against social media users for sharing photos of police enforcing law

A French politician is threatening legal action against social media users for sharing photos of police enforcing a ban on the burkini. Christian Estrosi, the President of Provence-Alpes-Côte d’Azur, a region where the full body swimwear is prohibited,...
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Bankrupt man with ‘explosive device’ surrendered after taking hostages at Moscow bank

Bankrupt man with ‘explosive device’ surrendered after taking hostages at Moscow bank

A man who earlier took several people hostage at a bank in downtown Moscow, released all the hostages and surrendered to police, local media report. An explosive device that he had turned out to be a replica. The incident took place...
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Russians Complain Flags Torn Down at Rio’s Olympic Village

Russians Complain Flags Torn Down at Rio’s Olympic Village

Russia’s Olympic team has complained to Rio organizers after flags hanging in its Olympic village accommodation were allegedly desecrated. Synchronized swimmer Alexandra Patskevich told Russian newspaper Komsomolskaya Pravda that flags hanging inside Ru...
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