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Facebook Revamps Its Takedown Guidelines

 

 

 

 

” Facebook is providing the public with more information about what material is banned on the social network.

  Its revamped community standards now include a separate section on “dangerous organisations” and give more details about what types of nudity it allows to be posted.

  The US firm said it hoped the new guidelines would provide “clarity”. One of its safety advisers praised the move but said that it was “frustrating” other steps had not been taken.

  Facebook says about 1.4 billion people use its service at least once a month. The new guide will replace the old one on the firm’s website, and will be sent to users who complain about others’ posts.

  Monika Bicket, Facebook’s global head of content policy, said the rewrite was intended to address confusion about why some takedown requests were rejected.

  The new version of the guidelines runs to nearly 2,500 words, nearly three times as long as before. The section on nudity, in particular, is much more detailed than the vague talk of “limitations” that featured previously.

  Facebook now states that images “focusing in on fully exposed buttocks” are banned, as are “images of female breasts if they include the nipple”.

Other sections with new details include:

  • Bullying – images altered to “degrade” an individual and videos of physical bullying posted to shame the victim are now expressly forbidden
  • Hate speech – while the site maintains the same list of banned topics, it now adds that people are allowed to share examples of others’ hate speech in order to raise awareness of the issue, but they must “clearly indicate” that this is their purpose
  • Criminal activity – the network now states that users are prohibited from celebrating any crimes they have committed, but adds that they are allowed to propose that an illegal activity should be legalised
  • Self-injury – the site says that it will remove content that identifies victims and targets them for attack, even if done humorously. But it says that it does not consider “body modification” to be a type of self-injury “

 

 

You can’t show buttocks or boobs but beheadings are still okay ? WTF ?

 

 

” While Facebook’s new guidelines state that users should “warn their audience about what they are about to see if it includes graphic violence”, it provides no way for members to add cover pages to clips to prevent them from auto-playing. “

 

 

BBC News has the full details

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

From We The People

 

 

 

 

How can you argue with this ?

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Just what everyone needs , a monk in the trunk … HT/ Kevin Jackson at the Blacksphere

Texas Conservatives Provide All The Proof We Need

 

 

 

 

 

 

” Howard Dean thinks Governor Scott Walker isn’t qualified to be President because he doesn’t have a college degree.. really what does having a college degree prove… President Obama has one and he is as incompetent a President as we’ve ever had.. and if Howard Dean thinks having a college degree in some reality proves you’re smart.. well we submit to him as indisputable evidence to the contrary the following... “

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Watch This Expert Backhoe Handling From Malik Tajamul Hayat Khan

 

 

 

 Who needs a trailer with a operator as skilled as this ?

No, Lizard Squad Was Not Responsible For Facebook Outage

 

 

 

” Contrary to suggestions hacker group Lizard Squad took out Facebook, there was almost certainly no attack on the social network and its photo sharing property Instagram, which both went down late last night. According to a source with knowledge of the matter, the downtime was the result of a technical foul up. Facebook is now confirming this in statements to media.

  Some had suspected that Lizard Squad, which was responsible for the Christmas strikes on Microsoft’s Xbox Live and Sony’s PlayStation Network, had hit Facebook with a distributed denial of service (DDoS) attack, where a web service is swamped with traffic. But the source said internal issues were to blame and there was no DDoS.

  There’s another big clue that hints there was no DDoS: this was a simultaneous global outage. Facebook is a huge organization, with highly distributed systems. An attacker would have to figure out how to disable all of them at once, which would take high technical ability and knowledge of Facebook’s worldwide networks. Though Lizard Squad has proven itself adept at knocking out big services, it has not shown itself capable of knocking out something as huge as Facebook.”

 

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Facebook Copyright Hoax Goes Viral Again

 

 

 

 

 

” A fake Facebook copyright message claiming to protect users’ media has once again been making the rounds on the social network.

  The message claims to put copyright protections on a user’s posts after they share the status update.

  It typically reads:

” In response to the new Facebook guidelines, I hereby declare that my copyright is attached to all of my personal details, illustrations, comics, paintings, professional photos and videos, etc. (as a result of the Berner Convention). For commercial use of the above my written consent is needed at all times!”

  Here’s the thing: Facebook doesn’t own your posts. Under the social network’s privacy policy, they have the right to distribute and share the things a user posts, subject to their privacy and application settings. (Check out Facebook’s Statement of Rights and Responsibilities here.)

  The hoax doesn’t even have its facts right. A quick Google search will also show that there’s is no such thing as the Berner Convention. (Whoever originated it probably meant to write the Berne convention, which is an international agreement protecting literary and artistic works).

  So breathe a big sigh of relief. Your Facebook profile is fine. If anything, use this as an opportunity to double check your privacy settings by clicking on the lock icon in the upper-right corner of your profile.”

 

Thanks to ABC News

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

In The Darkest Of Times There Is Nothing To Compare With The Silent Devotion Of Your Dog

 

 

” When I am sad there is no greater comfort …

 

The Silent Devotion Of Dogs

 

 

 

… than the silent devoted companionship of my dog 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

From World Animal Foundation

 

 

 

“Dogs Do Speak , But Only To Those That Know How To Listen”

Facebook Slams The Door On Political Campaigns

 

 

 

” Barack Obama’s reelection campaign pioneered a pathway for political campaigns to reach voters through Facebook when it released an app that helped supporters target their friends with Obama-related material. 

  But as the 2016 presidential campaign approaches, Facebook is rolling out a change that will prevent future campaigns from doing this, closing the door on one of the most sophisticated social targeting efforts ever undertaken.

“ It’s a fairly significant shift,” said Teddy Goff, who was Obama’s digital director in 2012, and oversaw the effort that helped the Obama campaign gain a Facebook following of 45 million users that year. Goff’s team used Facebook and other tools to register more than a million voters online and to raise $690 million online in 2011 and 2012.

“ The thing we did that will be most affected — by which I mean rendered impossible — by the changes they’re making is the targeted sharing tool,” Goff said.

  More than 1 million Obama supporters in 2012 installed the campaign’s Facebook app. These supporters were given the option to share their friend list with the Obama campaign. Goff said most of the app users did so. And when they did, Goff’s team would then “run those friend lists up against the voter file, and make targeted suggestions as to who [supporters] should be sharing stuff with.” “

 

   It’s served it’s purpose in giving us eight years of Obamaville and now must be eliminated before someone of a less liberal political stripe makes use of it . 

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A Dramatic Number Of Teens Just Dropped Facebook

 

 

 

 

” Facebook can’t stay on top forever—not with so many new social apps nipping at its heels, anyway. A new survey of 7,200 U.S. students by research group Piper Jaffray suggests that the social giant is in fact dramatically losing teen users, despite what COO Sheryl Sandberg might want us to believe. In spring 2014, 72 percent of respondents between the ages of 13 and 19 reported that they used Facebook; by fall 2014, that number fell to 45 percent. By all accounts, that’s a massive drop for a company that’s downplayed its waning popularity among the key demographic of younger users for the last year.

  Facebook proper may have fallen from grace, but Facebook-owned Instagram is on the rise among teens. The number of teens using Instagram nudged upward from 69 percent to 76 percent in the same time period while Twitter fell slightly from 63 percent to 59 percent, Google+ dropped considerably from 29 percent to 12 percent and Twitter, Pinterest, and Reddit held steady.”

 

Daily Dot

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

My How Times Have Changed

 

 

 

 

 ” Teach her to:

 

Fetch your slippers & pipe

Massage your feet

Serve you ice cold beer & snacks

Sit quietly while you browse your favorite TV channels 

Respond to non-verbal cues , such as snapping your fingers

Answer “Yes dear” to any and all requests

Greet you at the door wearing nothing but cellophane wrap “

 

 

Good luck with that … LMAO

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Extremists To Have Facebook And Twitter Vetted By Anti-Terror Police

 

 

 

 

 

 

” Extremists will have to get posts on Facebook and Twitter approved in advance by the police under sweeping rules planned by the Conservatives.

  They will also be barred from speaking at public events if they represent a threat to “the functioning of democracy”, under the new Extremist Disruption Orders.

  Theresa May, the Home Secretary, will lay out plans to allow judges to ban people from broadcasting or protesting in certain places, as well as associating with specific people.

  The plans — to be brought in if the Conservatives win the election in May — are part of a wide-ranging set of rules to strengthen the Government’s counter-terrorism strategy.

  The announcement at the annual party conference in Birmingham will come as the Conservatives position themselves as the party toughest on the terror threat.”

 

 

   Paging George Orwell … Who’s extremist and who gets to decide ? This is not a winning strategy for a liberty-loving party to advance … Read more at the Telegraph

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Facebook’s Fine Print Includes Permission To Track

 

 

 

 

 

 

” In order to access Facebook, users must agree to a lengthy terms of service contract that outline everything Facebook has permission to do. That includes tracking users, even when they aren’t on Facebook, for advertising purposes.

  Facebook tracks users by placing a cookie, or a small text file, on the computers of its users. The cookie communicates with so-called pixel code installed on many popular websites.

  Pixel code is often included in Facebook services that allow companies to take advantage of Facebook in several ways. Online publishers can install “Like” and “Share” buttons on content. Those buttons increase sharing on Facebook, which increases traffic to publishers’ sites. Online retailers can use pixel code to purchase Facebook ads targeted to people who were just about to buy something, then got distracted and later ended up browsing Facebook.

  The pixel code also lets Facebook know what its users are looking at on the Web. That information is invaluable to Facebook, because it gives the company a better idea about the interests of users. That increases the effectiveness of Facebook’s targeted advertising, which means Facebook can charge companies more for ads.”

 

   It’s looking more and more like Facebook needs to be abandoned by those desiring privacy … read more at the Wall Street Journal

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Survival Tip: Five Ways To Start A Fire Using Water

 

 

 

Courtesy Of The Convention Of States Project

 

 

 

 

” The people are the rightful masters of both congresses and courts – not to overthrow the Constitution , but to overthrow the men who pervert it “

 

 

 

Abraham Lincoln

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Facebook Poses A Threat To Every American

 

 

 

 

 

” Participation on Facebook could prove very dangerous to your future well-being. There is a reason that Facebook is aligned with both the CIA and the NSA. I have several credible sources tell me that all data posted on Facebook goes into series of cataloged files which culminates with each person being assigned a “Threat Matrix Score”. The mere existence of a Threat Matrix Score should send chills up and the collective spines of every American.

  When, not if, martial law comes to America, this Threat Matrix Score, of which Facebook data is used to help compile an “enemies of the state” list, your future longevity could be seriously imperiled. It is too late for people like Steve Quayle, Doug and Joe Hagmann, John B. Wells and myself to avoid being placed on this list. However, it is not too late for the average American to limit their exposure by NOT posting and participating on Facebook. Facebook participation should come with a black box warning:

“ WARNING: The views expressed on Facebook can and will be used against you. Participation in Facebook could prove detrimental to the length of your life. All political dissident views are immediately reported to the CIA and the NSA. Risk of repeated exposure on Facebook could result in you and your family being hauled out of their homes at 3AM, separated from your family and sent to a re-education camp”. “

 

 

 

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Scottish Independence Referendum Live: Latest News As Scotland Decides Yes Or No

 

Scotland Live Blog

 

Click the pic for live blogging Of Scotland’s Landmark vote

 

 

” People in Scotland have begun voting on independence today. If Scotland votes Yes, the United Kingdom will split and Scots will go their own way, ending a 307-year-old union. The crucial ballot is expected to go down to the wire, with polls showing the contest is too close to call. Here is a summary of the latest developments and analysis:

 

 

 

   The Independent is live blogging the voting and below are some links to other popular means of keeping up to date on the Scot’s vote for independence .

 

 

Twitter feed: #Scotland

Twitter feed: #indyref

Twitter feed: #YesScotland

Twitter feed: #bettertogether

 

Facebook: Scotland’s Independence Referendum 2014

Facebook: Yes Scotland

 

EuroNews.com: Live Blog

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Drunkest Guy Ever Award Goes To …

 

 

 

 

Whoa !

 

 

 

Facebook Is Hiding Important Information From Investors

 

 

Yahoo stock collapse

 

 

 

” On July 23, when Facebook reported its earnings for the second quarter, the company stunned everyone.

Revenues were $2.68 billion, up 67% from the same quarter during the year before.

  Even better, 62% of those revenues came from the sale of mobile ads, a business Facebook didn’t enter until 2012, after its IPO. Facebook is now a $200 billion company. That’s a huge number. Facebook’s market cap is now larger than Amazon’s and Yahoo’s combined.

  All of it has Facebook investors big and small thrilled. They should be! Anyone who bought in on Facebook’s IPO has doubled their money by now. 

  It’s still growing its user base. Mark Zuckerberg has shown he’s incredibly savvy about making aggressive acquisition offers. COO Sheryl Sandberg obviously knows how to generate ad revenues.

  All that said, there is one way Facebook is letting down shareholders: It’s withholding crucial information about its mobile advertising business. It won’t say how much of its mobile advertising revenues come from a product called “Mobile App Install Ads.” “

 

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Rightwing News

   ” With unemployment at record high levels , I’d like to give 12 million illegal aliens the right to compete with you for jobs .”

Hmm , now what could his motive be ? Purely humanitarian , no doubt .

Tech Chiefs In Plea Over Privacy Damage

 

 

 

 

 

” The US tech industry has failed to appreciate the mounting global concern over its record on online privacy and security and must act fast to prevent deeper damage to its image, Silicon Valley’s top executives and investors have conceded.

  The self-criticism, much of it aimed at consumer internet companies such as Google and Facebook, comes as some of the tech sector’s best-known names have been battered by a backlash over revelations of widespread US internet surveillance and concerns about their growing business and cultural dominance.

  Peter Thiel, a prominent start-up investor and Facebook director, said: “Silicon Valley is quite oblivious to the degree to which this crescendo of concern is building up in Europe. It’s an extremely important thing and Silicon Valley is underestimating it badly.

  Jim Breyer, an early investor and former board member of Facebook, said: “The US government and [tech] companies will have to step up significantly if they want to regain the world’s trust.”

 

Financial Times

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Men In Denim Built This Land …

 

  … Men In Suits Destroyed It 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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