Facebook has been accused of a massive ´data grab´ after encouraging users to allow it to automatically synchronise photos from their mobile devices to the social networks servers. The social network from Friday began asking users of its mobile apps to activate its new Photo Sync, which will automatically upload each picture to a private album. Whether or not users decide share the photos on their public newsfeed, Facebook itself will still have access. That means it will be able to mine those files for their metadata, including the location where the photo was taken, as well as use its
There have been stories of pedophiles searching pictures of kids and how easy it is to get the location, that was before this app. Parents and grands should be aware of the danger before posting those pictures of their family. An email going around has a link to a Snow Globe of your home, just enter your address, yikes, no privacy at all, anywhere.
I did two things. Deleted the app from my cell and went to the privacy settings and changed a bunch of stuff. I live some distance from my kids and grandkids and fb is a wonderful way to see them growing up but fb is getting way out of control on "sharing".
The sad thing is trying to teach our kids the value of privacy as fb (and sadly some adults) are teaching them to share every single life moment as soon as it happens.
People that claim FB is an excuse to stay in touch frustrate me. There are many free photo album sites online where you can post photos privately and only share with certain people, not the Federal Government, theives, pedophiles, or scam artists. At the very least research exif data on your phone images and learn how to remove it before sharing your pictures.
There are also other sites like myspace, and other free blogging sites you can use to stay in touch, as well as email.
FB is data mining, facial government recognition, rights violators. Get out while you can. Just because you think you are doing nothing wrong doesn´t mean this administration agrees!
For a couple years now, I have suspected that FB is the equivalent of "The Phone Co" as portrayed in the whimsical 60s movie "The President´s Analyst" e.i. the most powerful, diabolical, controlling---yet unsuspected!---intelligence entity in the U.S.
Facebook is a danger. A few years ago they were grabbing all of the phone numbers from people´s cell phones. At first they flatly denied having done it, but when they were caught out they said Sorry, we won´t do it again. Well, they´re doing it again.
google.com Click on Images then drag a photo to the search field. It will search for a similar match. I dragged a photo a co-worker had taken of me in 2003 that has since appeared on the internet when I searched my name and it found a second photo of me that I did not know where it came from.
To see how it works take some one famous like a celeb and do this. You will be amazed how it works and horrified.
What Facebook and others are doing is stealing all your information then selling it.
As charm offensives go, Iranian President Hassan Rouhani’s carefully orchestrated effort to convince sceptical Western leaders that his country has no intention of posing a threat to world peace is proving to be a roaring success. Having become a regular pen pal of President Obama, Mr Rouhani’s declaration on American television this week that Iran would “never” develop nuclear weapons has raised expectations that three decades of hostility between Washington and Tehran could be drawing to an close. As if to reinforce the message that a new spirit of reconciliation has taken root in Iran, Mr Rouhani ordered the release
"G´day mate, would you like fries with that? G´day mate, would you like fries with that? G´day mate, would you like fries with that?" Oh to be a fly on the wall at Tim Flannery´s waterside property as he practises in the mirror for a job more suited to his talents. This time last week he was Australia´s Climate Commissioner, on an A$180,000 a year salary which required him to work just three days a week. [Snip] Flannery´s Mickey Mouse job has gone; so too has Australia´s Climate Commission, a multi-million dollar, allegedly "independent", propaganda outlet set up by Julia Gillard
I would strongly recommend that William Hague--and any other member of the Government who still believes it is a good idea to arm the Syrian rebels--takes a close look at today´s article in the Wall Street Journal. It reports that Islamist militants linked to al-Qaeda have now launched a campaign dubbed "expunging filth" which is aimed destroying the Syrian Free Army (SFA), its main rival in the rebel movement. Mr Hague and Laurent Fabius, his French counterpart, argue that it is essential to continue arming the rebels to increase the pressure on Syrian President Bashar al-Assad to end the civil
As the chill creeps into Washington´s nights and leaves start to tumble on to the White House lawn, President Barack Obama´s fall will, some predict, prove his decline. A recent slew of articles are declaring it so, and they are not all from the usual suspects on the right. The case for it is based first on his foreign policy. He dithered over Syria, vacillated over the Arab revolutions, and has been tricked by the Russian president into not firing even a pinprick of American power. Even the president of Brazil has cancelled a visit. Carl Meacham, director of the
A group that represents more than 190 conservative Republicans in the House of Representatives will unveil a plan on Wednesday to replace the Affordable Care Act with a radically different approach to eliminating America´s health care gap. The Republican Study Committee (RSC), an informal caucus that provides research and writes legislation for conservative partisans, plans to offer a 200-page bill that would repeal President Obama´s 900-page health care overhaul and its 20,000 pages of related federal regulations. But right-wingers will undoubtedly hit a roadblock with Democrats when they learn that the bill would ban the use of federal tax dollars for
Ha! The US Federal Reserve has lost its nerve and left the punch bowl at the party table. The markets were genuinely, and pleasantly, surprised by this apparent act of largesse, even though nobody was expecting anymore than a marginal taper in the first place. The S & P 500 surged to a new record, and there was a collective sigh of relief. The printing press will be kept going after all. QE may have lost much of its ability to stimulate genuine growth, but it sure does seem to put a rocket under asset prices. Actually, this should not have come as much of a surprise as it seems to. Markets tend to front run
Nothing brings out the John Galt in me quite so much as the sight of a stinking drunk being scooped off the pavement by an ambulance crew or being tended to by a huddle of police officers. It makes me think: “OK, so you’ve clearly got a problem. But why should it be everybody else’s problem?” I think of all the more deserving cases our hard-pressed emergency services could be dealing with. And I think of the massive drain on the public purse. That’s my money and your money (no--not you UEA environmental science graduates and other trolls: I mean people who work for a living and pay taxes)
I normally wouldn’t highlight the writings of uber-liberal New York Times columnist Maureen Dowd, but her scathing attack on President Obama’s response to the tragic Navy Yard shootings on Monday makes for powerful reading. Dowd reminds us that in the immediate aftermath of the brutal killing of 12 people just three miles from the White House and blocks from Capitol Hill, Barack Obama was in full campaign mode, bashing his political opponents, while families were grieving the loss of their loved ones. Instead of speaking to the nation as the president of all Americans, he decided to proceed with a
A diplomatic scramble is now under way at the United Nations to secure a resolution giving effect to the deal to rid Syria of its chemical arsenal. Next week will be dominated by the annual General Assembly, so the aim is to get a resolution through the Security Council by Friday night. Assuming this happens, will this be a triumph for diplomacy or an undignified fudge? [Snip] 1) The only reason why any sort of agreement was reached was because of the credible threat of force. Unless the Assad regime had believed there was a serious risk of a US
Sending food aid to famine-stricken countries is a "barmy" idea, says Sir David Attenborough. In an interview with The Daily Telegraph, the natural history broadcaster warned that the world is "heading for disaster". Without action, he claims, the "natural world will do something". He added that the natural world has been doing it "for a long time". He went on to criticise the current system of food aid sent to famine-stricken countries. "What are all these famines in Ethiopia, what are they about?" he said. "They´re about too many people for too little land. That´s what it´s about. And we are blinding ourselves.
A expert on Syria whose work was quoted by senior politicians as they debated military action has finally admitted she that she lied over her degree and said sorry. A week after she was sacked from her job as an analyst with the Institute of War, Elizabeth O´Bagy has said that not only did she not earn a doctorate from Georgetown University, but she never even attended the PhD program there. And the researcher, whose op-ed in the Wall Street Journal was cited by Secretary of State John Kerry and Senator John McCain in discussions over whether to launch a
A Dairy Queen employee has received a virtual shout out after he stood up for a blind customer. [Snip] The good deed came as a result of a cruel move. An employee at the Hopkins, Minnesota Dairy Queen store saw ´an older lady´ steal a $20 bill from a blind customer when they unknowingly dropped it on the floor. ´She as well as everyone else in the store knew that it was dropped by the gentleman when he was struggling to find his pocket and put his change away,´ the anonymous customer´s email read. The employee, identified only as a
Washington -- The White House defended President Barack Obama from criticism that he was tone deaf in his reaction to the mass shootings at Washington Navy Yard. For a second straight day, White House press secretary Jay Carney faced questions about a Monday afternoon event that occurred as the situation at the Navy Yard was still unfolding. Obama touched on the tragedy before forcefully criticizing conservative Republicans who are threatening to shut down the government. "I understand that some Republicans are trying to make something of this," Carney said
Their 12-year affair made Gennifer Flowers one of the most high profile mistresses in America. Now, two decades after they split amid scandal, the former news reporter from Little Rock, Arkansas wants to ‘sit down and talk’ with Bill Clinton. In an exclusive interview with MailOnline, Gennifer has spoken of her deep regret at turning down Clinton’s pleas to talk some eight years ago and revealed her belief that they would still be together today, were it not the birth of Clinton’s daughter, Chelsea. She said: ‘We have some unresolved issues that it would be nice to sit down and talk about
The 2008 Republican presidential nominee, criticised Mr Putin and his associates for rigging elections, imprisoning and murdering opponents, fostering corruption and "destroying" Russia´s reputation on the world stage. "I am not anti-Russian," Mr McCain wrote in the piece, which his office said was sent to both the Communist Party´s Pravda newspaper as well as to online media outlet Pravda.ru. The latter was expected to publish it today, his staff said. "I am pro-Russian, more pro-Russian than the regime that misrules you today." Mr McCain last week made no secret of his intention to write an op-ed piece for Russian media
In 2010, Republicans took the House of Representatives by gaining 63 seats. They also picked up six U.S. senators and 675 state legislators, giving them control of more legislative chambers than any time since 1928. The GOP also won 25 of 40 gubernatorial races in 2009 and 2010. These epic gains happened primarily because independents voted Republican. In 2010, 56% of independents voted for GOP congressional candidates, up from 43% in 2008 and 39% in 2006. Today, independents look more like Republicans than Democrats, especially when it comes to health care. In a new Crossroads GPS health-care policy survey conducted in 10
JOSE DIAZ-BALART, TELEMUNDO: The Affordable Care Act takes effect next month, The latest NBC/Wall Street Journal poll shows Americans oppose it, believing it will produce damaging results. Fifty-two percent believe the law will raise their health care costs. Is everybody wrong? PRESIDENT BARACK OBAMA: Yes, they are.### OBAMA: The problem we have is that over the last four years billions of dollars have been spent misinforming people about what this law is about. All of the horror stories that were talked about have not come true. It is going to be a good deal
I don’t know who is more shocked about this, me or Huma Abedin, but it turns out that a former top Clinton Foundation official is also … a senior Muslim Brotherhood official who has just been arrested for – you’ll never guess – inciting violence in Egypt. Not to worry, I’m sure it was only moderate violence. The Washington Free Beacon’s Adam Kredo reports on Gehad [as in Jihad] el-Haddad: A senior Muslim Brotherhood official who, until recently, had been employed by the William J. Clinton Foundation was arrested in Cairo on Tuesday and charged with inciting violence. Gehad el-Haddad served as one
It´s hard not to admire how Senator Ted Cruz spent his summer. Months of touring the country and TV appearances telling conservatives that he wanted an (unwinnable) fight with the White House on Obamacare, getting the fight, and now sitting ringside cheering half-heartedly as the House throws punches. Cruz, a freshman from Texas, wasn´t the first guy to suggest that the party use a budget fight as leverage to rollback the Affordable Care Act, the president´s signature legislation. That idea dates back to 2011, as Chris Hayes noted on All In Wednesday night. In his segment, Hayes probably gave Cruz more
In one of the most fascinating foreign policy interviews of all time, Fox News aired an unedited, lengthy and exclusive interview with Syrian President Bashar al-Assad Wednesday. The in-depth interview focused on diplomacy, chemical weapons, the death toll from the two-year-old war, the rebels’ goals, future governing and the region’s stability. Assad appeared calm, comfortable and yet delusional, talking in almost perfect English, as he consistently labeled the rebels as “terrorists,” claiming that 80 - 90% of the opposition fighting against his military was comprised of Al Qaeda supporters and other jihadists. In talking about the origins of the conflict, Assad failed to
Raising the debt ceiling doesn´t increase the nation´s debt, Pres. Obama declared in a speech today. In a speech at the Business Roundtable headquarters in Washington, D.C., Obama dismissed concerns about raising the debt ceiling by noting that it´d been done so many times in the past: "Now, this debt ceiling -- I just want to remind people in case you haven´t been keeping up -- raising the debt ceiling, which has been done over a hundred times, does not increase our debt; it does not somehow promote profligacy.
For those of us foolish enough to live in a crime-gripped city that summarily denies our constitutional right to protect ourselves, this week´s massacre at the Washington Navy Yard pretty well sums up our insane, defenseless existence.Our Capitol Hill neighborhood drowned in the screams of sirens as police cars, vans, trucks and armored vehicles streaked through the narrow streets at deadly speeds. The skies filled with the constant whopping of countless helicopters.
On Tuesday night, Starbucks CEO Howard Schultz wrote the following open letter asking customers to no longer bring firearms into the stores, even in states where they are legally permissible to carry. He notes that this is not a "ban" on guns, but rather a request. In the letter, Schultz expresses frustration with pro-gun activists who have held "Starbucks Appreciation Day" events at the company´s location, ostensibly to laud the coffee shop´s policy on open-carry. Schultz does not want these events held at Starbucks any longer. With the letter, he risks incurring the anger of a large segment of the population.
The liberal media is so obsessed with linking the Navy Yard shooter with the AR-15 rifle that it is making up false tales of Aaron Alexis trying to obtain one. The New York Times attempts to give the impression that a so-called assault-weapon law stopped Alexis from buying a rifle in Virginia, but that is not true. The Times has a story Tuesday on its homepage with the headline “State Law Stopped Gunman From Buying Rifle, Officials Say.” The first line says: “The gunman who killed 12 people at the Washington Navy Yard on Monday test fired an AR-15 assault