Category: New Media


How To Stop Facebook From Tracking Your Browsing History

 

 

 

” Last week, Facebook announced that it was going to start tracking our browsing activity. Facebook is claiming that this feature is part of its ad-tailoring program (it also recently introduced a tool that lets you give feedback on ads). Of course, it’s not quite that innocent: Advertisers will pay more for information on what you do outside of Facebook because it will help them target you better inside of Facebook.

  Sound good to you? Great, carry on! No? You have some choices, including privacy company Abine’s new DoNotTrackMe tool for Facebook.

” It is crazy for anyone to allow Facebook to collect their browsing history when they’re not even logged into Facebook,” said Abine CEO Rob Shavell, in a press release announcing the technology. “The idea that one company should be trusted to know about our friends and family and then also everything we do online is insane.”

  And the scope of Facebook’s tracking ability is greater than you may think. “Our browsing history, which Facebook can only collect because of the many ‘like’ and ‘login’ buttons they have placed on other sites, allows Facebook to connect two critical sets of information about us: ‘Who we are,’ our identity and personal information and social graph; [and] ‘what we do,’ which sites we go to each day, what we do there, and more,” Shavell explained via email. 

” You might have ‘nothing to hide,’ but if you have a Facebook account and surf without technology protecting you from this new default on data collection, you will certainly find out,” he says. “

From the DoNotTrackMe website

” If you’re like the average web user, you’re unknowingly tracked over 100 times each time you surf the web.

  DoNotTrackMe automatically blocks these tracking companies – ad networks, social networks, and sneaky data collection companies – from tracking your browsing behind the scenes. DoNotTrackMe has blocked over 1 trillion attempts to track millions of users’ browsing and actively blocks over 600 of these companies.

  DoNotTrackMe also protects your email address, phone, and credit card from being abused by companies on the web and on your mobile device.”

    The more we learn of Facebook , the more we want to have nothing to do with it . Read more on protecting your privacy from those corporate Statists of Zuckerberg’s at the Daily Dot .

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Killer Clown Returns Scare Prank!

 

 

     Regular readers may remember the original Killer Clown prank brought to you by DMPranksProductions that we posted last month . If not you can see it here . Diego and Matteo are at it again and the video above is their encore performance .

Killer Clown

Published on Jun 15, 2014

The psycho killer clown is back!
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*** Chainsaw was without blades/chain! ***

PART 1: http://youtu.be/8xSNiPx791A

Get this video done took about 3 weeks (90+ hours of work in total)

-Get the right victims has been the hardest part, we spent an insane amount of time talking with radios, choosing and waiting for good victims (young males) 

-Someone’s face is blurred out because he didn’t sign our release form

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FLAMETHROWER: http://youtu.be/3FztNNH9_vI
ZOMBIE MURDER: http://youtu.be/MkOGb5_ML_8

MUSIC: 

“House of horror”
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You Can Now Send The Middle Finger To All Your Friends

 

 

But we all know this is the only one we are really waiting for...

 

 

 

 

” The emojis are a part of the Unicode 7.0 software update from Apple, Google, and Microsoft.

  Not many photos have been released of the new icons, but they’ll be added to the Emojipedia “as soon as they are available.”

  Some of the new emojis are computer-themed, such as floppy disks, printers, and keyboards. We’ll also be able to go to war with our friends via text, as Emoji is releasing military airplanes, boats, and rockets.”

 

Go to Buzzfeed to see the entire collection

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Win Probabilities For The World Cup

 

 

World Cup Odds

 

Click on the graphic to reach interactive page

 

 

” This interactive visual is collaboration with Andrew Phillips of Chartball. Hover over a team name or any circle to see the win probabilities for a team.

  The Power Rank specializes in adjusting for strength of schedule in ranking teams. These rankings give win, loss and tie probabilities for a soccer match.

  Chartball turns data into beautiful graphics and interactive visuals. The area of the circles are proportional to the likelihood that a team advances through different rounds of the playoffs.

  Interested in advice on filling out your World Cup pool? I’m working on combining these numbers with other predictions to give you the biggest edge possible.”

 

HT/ SI and read more here

 

 

 

 

 

 

ReasonTV’s Remy Strikes Again

 

 

 

 

Published on Jun 13, 2014

” Remy reworks the Lee Greenwood classic for today’s Veterans Affairs administrators.

Written and Performed by Remy. Video by Meredith Bragg. Backing vocals and all instruments by Ben Karlstrom.

Approximately 2.30 minutes.

Scroll down for lyrics, and visit http://reason.com/reasontv/2014/06/13… for links, downloadable versions, and more. 

Subscribe to Reason TV’s YouTube channel to get automatic notifications when new material goes live and follow Reason on Twitter at @reason. Follow Remy on Twitter at @goremy and on YouTube here: http://www.youtube.com/user/GoRemy

To see more Remy/Reason TV videos, go here:http://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=…

LYRICS:

Well they’ll be there in an instant
with the stars and stripes unfurled
glady going to the most dangerous
places in the world

But today it seems our fighting folks
are in danger once again
You may have seen the headlines in the news
or watching CNN

When we heard the wait times on our list
were so long that patients died
We said “This is government-run healthcare”
“So we’re gonna do what’s right”

We’re gonna grab a piece of paper
and we’ll make a second list
We’ll just say that wait times aren’t that long
and that no deadlines were missed
and when people die we’ll cross them off
and pretend they don’t exist
cuz there ain’t no doubt we can’t be fired
God bless the government

It ain’t just about the soldiers
you see we also sacrifice
There are days you’ll find us working
until the crack of 4:45

But for all the soldiers out there
who sick and need some help
What can they do to get the government
to care about their health?

They could grab a piece of paper
and write down something like this
and abandon your whole unit
then they’ll care when you get sick
and if people die when they look for you
we’ll pretend they don’t exist
cuz there ain’t no doubt we can’t be fired
God bless the government.”

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Originally posted on Twitchy:

Yesterday we learned that the IRS has reportedly lost two years’ worth of emails from Lois Lerner to the White House, the Treasury Department, the Department of Justice, the FEC, and Democrat offices due to a “computer crash.”

Investigative reporter Sharyl Attkisson once again leads a master class in how to ask the tough questions. While many journalists seem to be laughing off the “computer crash” excuse as the Obama administration just being the Obama administration, Attkisson has a specific and exhaustive list of requests for the administration.

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Volkswagen: Eyes On The Road

 

 

 

 

Uploaded on Jun 4, 2014

” Uploaded with permission from Ad Agency Ogilvy Beijing and Volkswagen for http://adsoftheworld.com “


GoPro: Man Fights Off Great White Shark In Sydney Harbour

 

 

 

 

Published on Jun 11, 2014

” Close Call with a Great White Shark in Sydney Harbour!
Filmed on a GoPro at Manly jump rock
HOLY SH*T! “

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Enter To Win A Barrett .50 Cal M82 A1

 

 

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” Dear NAGR Supporter,

  NAGR is giving away a fully equipped Barrett M82A1 .50 caliber rifle with lots of accessories, including a Leupold Mark 4 scope, Crosstac ammo bag, and a Crosstac shooting mat [prize pack valued at $12,000]!

But you cannot win unless you sign up below.

All entries must be submitted by 5 PM EST on Monday, June 30th, 2014.

For Freedom,

Dudley Brown, Executive Director, National Association for Gun Rights

Dudley Brown

Executive Vice President

National Association for Gun Rights “

    Here’s a short video of the folks at Demolition Ranch having a little fun with an M82 A1 for those unfamiliar with this beautiful piece of engineering .

    Enter by 5pm June 30th for your chance to own one of these awesome firearms.

From America’s Freedom Watcher

 

 

 

 

 

 

Bowe Bergdahl gets his shots prior to deployment to Afghanistan .

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Free Books: 100 Legal Sites To Download Literature

 

 

 

 

 

The Classics

” Browse works by Mark Twain, Joseph Conrad and other famous authors here.

  1. Classic Bookshelf: This site has put classic novels online, from Charles Dickens to Charlotte Bronte.
  2. The Online Books Page: The University of Pennsylvania hosts this book search and database.
  3. Project Gutenberg: This famous site has over 27,000 free books online.
  4. Page by Page Books: Find books by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle and H.G. Wells, as well as speeches from George W. Bush on this site.
  5. Classic Book Library: Genres here include historical fiction, history, science fiction, mystery, romance and children’s literature, but they’re all classics.
  6. Classic Reader: Here you can read Shakespeare, young adult fiction and more.
  7. Read Print: From George Orwell to Alexandre Dumas to George Eliot to Charles Darwin, this online library is stocked with the best classics.
  8. Planet eBook: Download free classic literature titles here, from Dostoevsky to D.H. Lawrence to Joseph Conrad.
  9. The Spectator Project: Montclair State University’s project features full-text, online versions of The Spectator and The Tatler.
  10. Bibliomania: This site has more than 2,000 classic texts, plus study guides and reference books.
  11. Online Library of Literature: Find full and unabridged texts of classic literature, including the Bronte sisters, Mark Twain and more.
  12. Bartleby: Bartleby has much more than just the classics, but its collection of anthologies and other important novels made it famous.
  13. Fiction.us: Fiction.us has a huge selection of novels, including works by Lewis Carroll, Willa Cather, Sherwood Anderson, Flaubert, George Eliot, F. Scott Fitzgerald and others.
  14. Free Classic Literature: Find British authors like Shakespeare and Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, plus other authors like Jules Verne, Mark Twain, and more.”

 

 

    These classics sites are only the beginning . Go to Just English and you will find links for free books in many other categories as well , like children’s books , textbooks , math & science , plays , modern fiction , philosophy , foreign language , rare books and much more , all free and legal downloads . 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

These Photos From Imgur Have A Surreal Creepiness That Is Impossible To Shrug Off

 

 

What to make of this image ?

 

 

 

 

 

Children Of The Corn anyone ?

 

 

 

 

WTF ?

 

 

View the rest at Imgur , with a tip of the hat to Mandatory

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Originally posted on Twitchy:

Filmmaker and mega-hypocrite Michael Moore is getting divorced from his wife of over 20 years. Moore is fighting to hang on to as much of the money that he earned producing documentaries blasting capitalism as possible:

Quilts? Quilts.

But wait. A person who got rich warning the world of the evils…

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GoPro Footage Helps Capture Armed Robbery Suspects

 

 

 

 

 

 

” Surveillance footage used to solve crimes usually comes from a stationary camera, perhaps mounted in the corner of a gas station, a shopping center, or an ATM. But even security cams have now gone mobile, as evidenced in a new YouTube clip filmed with a GoPro.

  Last Saturday, Malcolm Fox was finishing up a bike ride at Sir Lowry’s Pass in the Western Cape province of South Africa. Fox fitted himself with a GoPro helmet for the trek. As the cyclist crossed a set of train tracks, he looked up and saw a man armed with a gun approach him.

  Fox immediately stopped, got off the bike, and raised both hands in the air. According to Fox, two accomplices then joined the suspect. The biker was cooperative, not putting up a fight as the robbers took his sunglasses, car keys, cellphone, and bike.

  They left Fox with just his helmet, with the GoPro camera still mounted to it and recording.”

 

Read more about these geniuses at Yahoo News

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Originally posted on No Dog About It Blog:

StopDropLieDown Have you ever had a dog escape your arms or car or home? What is the first thing you do? If you’re like most people, you chase after them. They run and then you run. It seems almost instinctual, doesn’t it?

I’ve come to believe that it REALLY IS INSTINCT that takes over when we chase after our loose dog(s). It’s not just something we do when our own pets get loose, but something we do when a friend’s dog gets out of the house or when we see a stray dog running down the street or the highway. There is even a recent video showing police officers chasing after a dog on a highway in California. They never even had a chance of catching him. It was a losing proposition.

The problem with our first instinct (to chase) is that it rarely gets us closer to getting them. In fact, the…

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10 Freak Accidents People Somehow Survived

 

 

” Ever had one of those days when you just can’t seem to catch a break? Of course; we all have. You hit every red light, hurt yourself in comically unlikely ways, and at the end of the day, you’re grateful to crawl into bed without having broken anything. The flip side are those days when nothing can go wrong, and we’ve all had those, too; maybe you ace a test you didn’t study for, luck your way into a promotion at work, or get away with running the only red light you’ve seen all day.

  These are stories of people who had the mother of the first type of day, and the grandmother of the second . . . on the same day. People who found themselves struck by the worst luck imaginable—only to turn it completely around, immediately, with the biggest breaks of their lives. Lives that may have been a lot shorter had they not.”

 

 

#9 The Convertible Van

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” Motorist James Crawford’s 2012 incident falls squarely into the “funny only because nobody was seriously hurt” category. En route to work on the New Jersey Turnpike early one morning, James encountered an interloper on the highway—a gigantic, floating steel beam, being lifted by a nearby construction crane, which the crane operator had somehow allowed to drift into traffic. Before James even knew what was happening, there was a little extra ventilation in the car—that is, the beam ripped the entire top of the van off like a peel-back lid. In James’s words, “Everything was sawed off, but I was still there.”

  Although he did suffer a few cuts to his face and a broken thumb, James was none the worse for wear. Stunned tow truck drivers, who arrived on the scene to find James sitting nonchalantly on the guardrail, can attest to that. Said one, “I can’t believe he walked away . . . the entire passenger side and the roof were peeled off the van completely. It looks like a convertible.”

  The episode appears to have simply been a freak accident, in which stiff winds may have played a part. After investigations by state police and the construction company, no charges appear to have been filed in connection with the incident. James was out of the hospital by lunchtime the same day—and back at work the following week.”

 

 

   Read about the other nine miraculous tales of survival against all odds . The tale of Forthman Murff and the chainsaw is not to be missed . 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Major Security Breach After Obama Is Snapped Working Out By Guest Who Smuggled Camera Into Polish Hotel Gym

 

 

” Barack Obama was at the center of a security breach today after it emerged pictures of him pumping iron in a private gym had been leaked.

  U.S. security experts are trying to find out how the unauthorized snaps of the President working out on his trip to Poland were secretly taken.”

 

 

Mr Obama is staying at the luxury £900 per night presidential suite on the top floor of the 40-floored Marriott hotel tower in Warsaw

 

 

” It appears Mr Obama was in his 5-star Marriott hotel gym taking time out from his busy schedule in the capital Warsaw when it happened.”

 

Read on and see more pictures

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Man Stages Fake Murder In Front Of Google Street View Van

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

” A garage owner spotted one of those Google Street View vehicles and decided it was the perfect opportunity to stage a fake murder.  (Via Flickr / phossilBen Smith)

   with that garage owner, Dan Thompson. He explains how he created the scene.

” I whiffled into the garage, grabbed Gary, one of my mechanics, and a pickaxe handle. Came out, laid down in the street, and he stood over me, pretending to give me a leaf massage with the pickaxe handle.”

  The 56-year-old has since apologized.

  This was after someone finally spotted the image a year later and called the cops, likely fearing it was real, according to The Telegraph. “

 

More here

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Originally posted on TwistedSifter:

worlds largest photo taken with worlds largest camera, the great picture (1)

Photograph by Robert Johnson

The Great Picture” measures 107 ft wide by 31 ft high (32.6 m x 9.5 m) and holds the Guinness World Record for the largest seamless print photograph ever. The camera with which it was made also holds the record for being the world’s largest.

worlds largest photo taken with worlds largest camera, the great picture (2)

The single photograph was created in 2006 by a group of six artists—Jerry Burchfield, Mark Chamberlain, Jacques Garnier, Rob Johnson, Douglas McCulloh, and Clayton Spada—along with hundreds of volunteers.

They transformed an abandoned F/A-18 fighter jet hangar into a gigantic pinhole camera by darkening and sealing the interior from outside light. A pinhole, just under a quarter-inch in diameter (0.635 cm) was centered between the metal hangar doors to serve as the camera’s aperture.

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Photograph by Douglas McCulloh

Artists and volunteers lift the uncoated Great Picture muslin into place in the hangar-as-camera.

worlds largest photo taken with worlds largest camera, the great picture (3)

Photograph by Dane…

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johngalt:

I don’t know about the “dumbest” tweet of all time , but it’s close .

Originally posted on Twitchy:

Sure, the five Taliban leaders released from Guantanamo Bay in exchange for Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl were bad guys … but just how bad? Politico’s Blake Hounshell asks the question the rest of us would be too embarrassed to ask: were these guys, like, super-powered ninjas or something?

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Originally posted on Twitchy:

Accidents involving trains hauling oil seem to happen with relative regularity, causing environmental damage and hazardous conditions for local populations.

With that in mind, Mother Jones asked a simple question:

Why? This was a job for Captain Obvious!

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Pirate Bay Co-Founder Arrested After Two Years On The Run

 

 

 

 

” One of the founders of file-sharing website Pirate Bay has been arrested in southern Sweden to serve an outstanding sentence for copyright violations after being on the run for nearly two years, Swedish police said on Saturday.

  Peter Sunde had been wanted by Interpol since 2012 after being sentenced in Sweden to prison and fined for breaching copyright laws.”

 

 

 

 

 

 

” We have been looking for him since 2012,” said Carolina Ekeus, spokeswoman at the Swedish National Police Board. “He was given eight months in jail so he has to serve his sentence.”

  Ekeus said Sunde had been arrested on Saturday in the southern Swedish county of Skane but she was not able to provide further details.

  Four men linked to Pirate Bay were originally sentenced to one year in prison and a fine of 32 million crowns ($4.8 million). An appeals court later reduced the prison sentences by varying amounts, but raised the fine to 46 million Swedish crowns ($6.9 million).”

 

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Detroit’s Decline, As Told By Google Street View

 

 

 

 

 

” As the chief product officer at LOVELAND Technologies—a company whose mission is to “gather and present public information about properties” in the interest of “foreclosure prevention, blight identification and reduction, the reuse of vacant space, and the preservation of community assets”—Alex Alsup wades through data on the troubled city of Detroit every day. Luckily for us, he’s been sharing what he sees on a fascinating Tumblr.

GooBing Detroit,” as the name hints, originally featured comparisons of local properties as they appeared on Google Street View (c. 2009) and Bing Streetside (c. 2012). Now Alsup can use Google’s Time Machine feature to collect his images, but the results are no less striking. In just a few short years, abandoned houses crumble to pieces, while fully demolished buildings give way to wild overgrowth and trash-strewn fields.”

 

 

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21 Kids Who Outsmarted Their Tests

 

 

1.) An understandable solution to the formula.

 

 

 

” If your parents or family have ever complained about your time as a child, take that as a compliment. The hardest children to raise are often the most clever; they can just outwit their parents, making life hard for them. Take these kids for example. They knew what their teachers wanted them to do… but they decided to do something way more awesome.

  Most adults wouldn’t be able to think of responses that are this witty or clever. Even though these are the wrong answers, I would have given theses kids an A+.”

 

 

10.) It's still a "beer law."

 

 

 

View the other 19 unconventional answers here

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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