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This video is spreading across Facebook with over a half million shares and climbing but we have no idea what it is . A UFO ? If someone could translate the videographer’s conversation it might help us but right now we have no idea what we saw . View it for yourself and let us know what you think .
” Every man’s dream: a group of hot women soldiers posing in lingerie.
In Israel, that dream has become a reality. A group of female Israeli soldiers has been punished for posting pictures of themselves in underwear and combat gear on Facebook. And now more images from the same base are surfacing.”
” The women were stations in southern Israel when they posted the racy pics. One photo showed the soldiers exposing their underwear and back sides. In another one, five women posed wearing only helmets and combat equipment. The faces of the women were blurred out in the pictures.”
” While the women were punished, some are outraged that they did not face harsher penalties — especially since the photos involve the use of weapons. In a statement, the military said the women had acted in a manner that demonstrated “unbecoming behavior” for soldiers. “The commanding officers disciplined the soldiers as they saw fitting.”
Regular readers will be familiar with this case from our post back in June when the pictures went viral . For those in need of a refresher check the post out here . For more pictures and info on the disciplinary measures the troopers face go here .
” Mark Zuckerberg is not happy with the way the American government conducts surveillance on the Internet, so much so that he called President Obama to complain about it and then wrote a post Thursday on Facebook to vent his frustration. “The U.S. government should be the champion for the internet, not a threat,” he said.
But it is worth noting that Mr. Zuckerberg never mentions the word “privacy” in his post.”
All appearances to the contrary , Zuckerberg’s concerns lie with profit not privacy . The man cares not a whit for your privacy or anyone else’s . He only cares that the NSA surveillance has unmasked exactly how co-operative the web giants have been with the Feds and so is interfering with their bottom lines . Typical hypocrisy .
” In other words, Mr. Zuckerberg has not really transformed into an advocate for greater privacy. He is just protecting the interests of his company.”
Read the entire Times piece
” There Are Very Few Situations In Life That Cannot Be Made Immediately Worse By The Involvement Of Law Enforcement “
” We’ve asked the companies in our Who Has Your Back Program what they are doing to bolster encryption in light of the NSA’s unlawful surveillance of your communications. We’re pleased to see that
four five sixseven companies—Dropbox, Facebook, Google, Microsoft, Sonic.net,SpiderOak, and Twitter—are implementing five out of five of our best practices for encryption. See the infographic.
By adopting these practices, described below, these service providers have taken a critical step towards protecting their users from warrantless seizure of their information off of fiber-optic cables. By enabling encryption across their networks, service providers can make backdoor surveillance more challenging, requiring the government to go to courts and use legal process. While Lavabit’s travails have shown how difficult that can be for service providers, at least there was the opportunity to fight back in court.
While not every company in our survey has implemented every recommendation, each step taken helps, and we appreciate those who have worked to strengthen their security. We hope that every online service provider adopts these best practices and continues to work to protect their networks and their users.”
” The National Security Agency has reportedly used automated systems to infect user computers with malware since 2010, according to a Wednesday report. And at times the agency pretended to be Facebook to install its malware.
The NSA has been using a program code-named Turbine to contaminate computers and networks with malware “implants” capable of spying on users, according to news website The Intercept, which cited documents provided by whistle-blower Edward Snowden.
Between 85,000 and 100,000 of these implants have been deployed worldwide thus far, the report said.
To infect computers with malware, the NSA has relied on various tactics, including posing as Facebook.
Other ways the NSA infects malware onto computers include sending out spam emails.
The NSA is capable of installing different kinds of malware, each capable of performing different tasks. According to the report, certain malware can:
• Use a computer’s microphone to record audio;
• Use a computer’s webcam to take photos;
• Record a computer’s Internet browsing history;
• Record login details and passwords use for Web services;
• Log users’ keystrokes;
• Extract data from flash drives when they are plugged into infected computers;
• Block users from accessing certain websites;
• Corrupt files that computers attempt to download.”
Facebook and it’s subsidiary Instagram have apparently reached some sort of accord with the gun-grabbers that stops short of banning firearms related pages . The new policy will police the social media sites and delete posts that pertain to any sort of “illegal” firearms transactions . Below is the company’s public announcement published in it’s entirety .
March 05, 2014
Monika Bickert, Head of Global Policy Management
” Facebook, at its heart, is about helping people connect and communicate. Because of the diversity of people and cultures on our services, we know that people sometimes post or share things that may be controversial or objectionable. We work hard to find a balance between enabling people to express themselves about topics that are important to them, and creating an environment that is safe and respectful.
This balance is important to how we view commercial activity on Facebook or Instagram. We have strict rules about how businesses can use our advertising tools. For example, we do not permit advertising for illegal drugs, tobacco products, prescription pharmaceuticals, weapons, and several other products and services, and restrict advertising for products such as alcohol, adult products, and gaming. In all cases, we have systems in place to review and remove advertising that violates our policies, is false, deceptive, or misleading.
Of course, most of our tools are free to use, and many people and organizations use them to establish a presence on Facebook, including to promote commercial transactions. While people can’t use our services to actually sell things to each other, they can set up a Page or make an occasional post to their Timeline to find a roommate, sell a home, or solicit contributions for a church or nonprofit organization. Just like posting on a bulletin board at a supermarket or community center, these activities may be considered commercial, but we treat this type of sharing like any other type of sharing on our services – and we respond to reports when something violates our Community Standards.
People sometimes use our free tools to discuss products that are regulated or controversial. In some cases they promote these products for sale or use, even though it’s not possible to complete a sale on Facebook or Instagram. While we’ve recently heard specific concerns from people about offers for the private sales of firearms, this is one of many areas where we face a difficult challenge balancing individuals’ desire to express themselves on our services, and recognizing that this speech may have consequences elsewhere.
Today, we are introducing a series of new educational and enforcement efforts for people discussing the private sale of regulated items:
- Any time we receive a report on Facebook about a post promoting the private sale of a commonly regulated item, we will send a message to that person reminding him or her to comply with relevant laws and regulations. We will also limit access to that post to people over the age of 18.
- We will require Pages that are primarily used by people to promote the private sale of commonly regulated goods or services to include language that clearly reminds people of the importance of understanding and complying with relevant laws and regulations, and limit access to people over the age of 18 or older if required by applicable law.
- We will provide special in-app education on Instagram for those who search for sales or promotions of firearms.
- We will not permit people to post offers to sell regulated items that indicate a willingness to evade or help others evade the law. For example, private sellers of firearms in the U.S. will not be permitted to specify “no background check required,” nor can they offer to transact across state lines without a licensed firearms dealer.
We have worked with a number of individuals and organizations on the development of these efforts, which will be implemented and enforced in the coming weeks. We are grateful in particular for the advice offered by New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman, Americans for Responsible Solutions, Sandy Hook Promise, Mayors Against Illegal Guns, and Moms Demand Action, which helped us develop an approach for the private sale of firearms. We also appreciate the feedback provided by the Facebook Safety Advisory Board.
As always, we encourage people who see anything that violates our policies to report it to us using the tools found throughout our services. Facebook and Instagram will continue to remove content, and notify law enforcement where appropriate, when we are notified about things shared on our services that suggest a direct, credible risk to others’ safety. We will also continue to strictly enforce our advertising policies.
We believe these collective efforts represent the right approach in balancing people’s desire to express themselves while promoting a safe, responsible community.”
” Under pressure from gun control advocates, Facebook agreed to delete posts from users seeking to buy or sell weapons illegally or without a background check.
A similar policy will be applied to Instagram, the company’s photo-sharing network, Facebook said. The measures will be put into effect over the next few weeks at the world’s largest social network, with 1.3 billion active users. “We will remove reported posts that explicitly indicate a specific attempt to evade or help others evade the law,” the company said in a statement.
The move reflects growing alarm that the Internet is being used to sell banned weapons, evade restrictions on interstate sales, and put guns in the hands of convicted felons, domestic abusers, the mentally ill or others barred under federal law from obtaining firearms. Gun control advocates say Facebook has become a significant marketplace, with thousands of firearms-related posts.
Google Plus and Craigslist already prohibit all gun sales, legal or illegal. Facebook said that instead of patrolling its network for violators, it will rely on reports from users and police.
The new policy was worked out in an agreement with New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman, who has been pressing the company along with Mayors Against Illegal Guns, a group backed by former New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg, and Moms Demand Action. Moms Demand Action collected more than 230,000 signatures on petitions calling on Facebook to act.”
While the new policy seems reasonable on it’s face and we in no way condone the facilitation of the illegal firearms trade we cannot help but be skeptical of the efficacy of Facebook relying on individual reports . That’s all well and good but as has been seen in the past many bogus complaints have caused the deletion and/or freezing of entirely innocent pages .
” Unreal. Not a funny, A surveillance camera catches a man getting hit twice by lighting with in a minute on April 1. 2011. And he walks away”
” Facebook may announce company policy changes for gun-related pages in the coming weeks, VentureBeat has learned.
The two advocacy groups recently joined forces to pressure what they say is their stated objective of seeing “Facebook get out of the gun business.” Mayors Against Illegal Guns was co-founder by former NYC three-term mayor and billionaire Michael Bloomberg along with Boston’s then-mayor Thomas Menino in 2006. Mayors of more than 1,100 U.S. cities belong to the organization.
A Moms Demand Action petition on Change.org to prohibit gun sales on Facebook and Facebook-owned Instagram has over 94,000 signatures. Comedian Sarah Silverman recently tweeted about the campaign, which is getting massive exposure through U.S. media outlets.
The petition is addressed to Instagram chief executive Kevin Systrom and Facebook co-founder and chief executive Mark Zuckerberg:To:
Mark Zuckerberg, Facebook CEO
Kevin Systrom, Instagram CEOYour platforms unfortunately allow users to buy, sell, and trade firearms without requiring criminal background checks.Other online platforms including Craigslist, eBay, and Google+ have already prohibited these sales.I ask that you put an end to this completely unregulated social media gun show and prohibit gun sales from your platforms immediately.
[Your name] “
Since nothing is actually bought or sold through Facebook how will they prevent people from using their website to conduct illegal activities ? The obvious answer would be to ban all references to guns on the pages . If that is in fact their chosen method to appease the Nanny Bloombergs among us then we are looking at a ban on gun-related pages which from our point of view will result in an end to our association with the social media giant .
VentureBeat has more details
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