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Liberals Are More Likely To Unfriend You Over Politics — Online And Off

 

(Pew Research)

 

” Data from the Pew Research Journalism Project shows that conservatives are less likely to have their views challenged on social media — but liberals are more likely to block or unfriend someone online because they disagree with something they have posted.

  Those that Pew describes as “consistent conservatives” are twice as likely as the average Facebook user to say that posts about politics on the social network are “mostly or always” in line with their own views, according to a survey the organization performed this spring — with 47 percent saying their views dominate the conversations they see.

  However, that doesn’t mean liberals necessarily like all of the ideas they see. Consistent liberals were the most likely group to block or unfriend someone because they disagreed with their political postings, with 44 percent saying they had “hidden, blocked, defriended, or stopped following someone” on Facebook due to their political postings. Only roughly one-third (31 percent) of consistent conservatives had done the same — although this might be attributable to lower levels of ideological diversity in their online ecosystem. “

 

 

(Pew Research)

 

 

” Liberals were also more likely to drop a friend in real life over politics. Nearly a quarter, or 24 percent, of consistent liberals told Pew that have stopped talking to or being friends with someone over politics, compared to 16 percent of consistent conservatives.”

 

 

Washington Post

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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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

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Here’s Every Major Website Censored By China’s Great Firewall

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

” It’s hardly a surprise that as mobs of Hong Kongers take to the street to protest the Chinese government, China has banned Instagram to stop people from sharing photos of the melee.

  In fact, what would be surprising is if the country didn’t put the country behind its Great Firewall, considering that the Chinese government blocks nearly every American website of note.

  Started in 2003 and known as the “Golden Shield Project,” the Great Firewall uses a number of censorship methods to keep the Chinese populace from seeing content. There are a handful of exceptions, including Bing and other Microsoft-based sites—Microsoft has an office there—and Amazon, which plays a key role in China’s online retail market.

  There isn’t an official count made public, but the massive activist project Greatfire.org keeps track of reportedly unavailable sites. “We started monitoring about 100 sites in 2011,” the site’s Charlie Smith told the Daily Dot. “You can see we are up to 140,000 urls, of which 44,000 are blocked.”

  Here are some of the big ones. You may notice a pattern: No Google, no social networking, no user-submitted content, no news, and no porn. Is there anything else even on the Internet?

 

• Adult Friend Finder
• Archive.org
• The Blaze
• Blogger
• Blogspot
• Bloomberg
• Change.org
• Dailymotion
• Dropbox
• DuckDuckGo
• Facebook
• Flickr
• Hard Sex Tube
• Instagram
• Hootsuite
• Le Monde
• Liveleak
• Macy’s
• Netflix
• New York Times
• Pastebin
• Pornhub
• Redtube
• Shutterstock
• Slideshare
• Soundcloud
• Tube8
• Twitter
• Vimeo
• Vine
• Wall Street Journal
• Wordpress
• Xhamster
• YouPorn
• YouTube
• More than 1,000 Wikipedia pages
• More than 2,000 search results on Weibo, China’s most popular Twitter-like microblogging site.
• Google (Including .com, .br, .ca, .pl, .tr, .sa, .ar, .eg, .pk, .se, .dz, .za, .at, .ve, .vn, .co, .pt, .dz, .ae, .ph, .pe, .ie, .sg, .bd, .fi, .kr, .hu, .il, .rs, .lt, .hr, .ly, .de, .uk, .in, .tw, .es, .fr, .gl, .ru, .it, .id, .ng, .th, .mx, .ro, .jp, .sk, .au, .cl, .kz, .ua, .no, .my, .dk, .nz, .az, .be, .ch, .nl, .bg, .ec, .lk, and .hk domains.) “

 

 

Reprinted from The Daily Dot . Visit them for more great stories.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

What Instagram, Twitter, and Jelly Indicate About The Future Of Ello

 

 

 

 

” Two weeks ago almost no one had heard of Ello. But that was two weeks ago. September 24th, BetaBeat referred to Ello as the mysterious social network. September 25th, TechCrunch declared that Ello was blowing up. September 26th, The Daily Beast said the service’s problems far outweigh the benefits. September 28th, Ello experienced its first DDoS attack. September 29th, The Washington Post called Ello hopelessly, irredeemably naive.

  We were curious how much truth lay in all the hype. But other than claims that Ello was adding 3,000-4,000 new users per hour , there wasn’t much data about the rising star. So we decided to get our own. To conduct this research, we pulled Ello directly from the site — all post, follower, and following data is publicly available to all users — and collected a sample size of nearly 160,000 Ello users. Next, we loaded the raw data into RJMetrics for analysis. “

Read the entire analysis at RJ Metrics

‘Anti-Facebook’ Social Network Gets Viral Surge

 

 

 

 

 

” In a matter of days, the new social network Ello, described as the “anti-Facebook” for its stand on privacy and advertising, has become perhaps the hottest ticket on the Internet.

  Created last year as a “private” social network, Ello (www.ello.co) recently opened its doors on an invitation-only basis.

  Because of the limited supply and strong demand, the invitations have been selling on eBay at prices up to $500. Some reports said Ello is getting up to 35,000 requests per hour as a result of a viral surge in the past week.

  Ello appears to have caught on with its simple message which seems to take aim at frustrations of Facebook users.  

” Ello doesn’t sell ads. Nor do we sell data about you to third parties,” the company says.”

 

Read more and see our previous story here

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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The Great Facebook Exodus Begins

 

 

Ello Home Page

 

 

 

 

” A little known independent social network might be having its big moment. As the debate around Facebook’s naming policy rages on, a growing swath of Facebook users appear to be jumping ship into a smaller, social lifeboat of sorts. It’s invite-only, anti-ads, and it’s called Ello.

  Short of Google+—distrusted by many thanks to a similar recently reversed “real name” policy—no single social network could withstand a mass influx of Facebook’s 1.32 billion monthly active users. But if this week’s rumblings are any indication, disenchanted Facebook users could look to smaller, independent social networks like Ello for their next move. 

  After seeing chatter about Ello in my own social circles, I reached out to Paul Budnitz, creator of this buzzy new anti-Facebook. Budnitz is the founder of designer toy maker Kidrobot and also owns and operates Budnitz Bicycles. I explained what I’d observed in my own social circles (my 1,000+ Facebook friends admittedly skew toward LGBTQ identities) to see if users from what some are calling Facebook’s “queer mass exodus” had started showing up on his own social experiment.

Why Ello? And why now? “

 

 

From Ello’s About page:

 

 

” What is Ello?

Ello is a simple, beautiful, and ad-free social network created by a small group of artists and designers.

  We originally built Ello as a private social network. Over time, so many people wanted to join Ello that we built a public version of Ello for everyone to use.

Ad Free

Ello doesn’t sell ads. Nor do we sell data about you to third parties.

  Virtually every other social network is run by advertisers. Behind the scenes they employ armies of ad salesmen and data miners to record every move you make. Data about you is then auctioned off to advertisers and data brokers. You’re the product that’s being bought and sold.

  Collecting and selling your personal data, reading your posts to your friends, and mapping your social connections for profit is both creepy and unethical. Under the guise of offering a “free” service, users pay a high price in intrusive advertising and lack of privacy.

We also think ads are tacky, that they insult our intelligence and that we’re better without them.

Read more about our no-ad policy here.

Support Ello

Ello is completely free to use.

  We occasionally offer special features to our users. If we create a special feature that you really like, you may choose to support Ello by paying a very small amount of money to add that feature to your Ello account.

  You never have to pay anything, and you can keep using Ello forever, for free. By choosing to buy a feature now and then for a very small amount of money you support our work and help us make Ello better and better.

Privacy

  When you use Ello we collect some information related to your visit. This information helps us understand in a general way how people are using Ello, so we can make our social network better.

  Unlike virtually every other social network, on Ello you can opt out of information sharing. Read How Ello Uses Information to learn how.

Join Ello

  Ello is currently invitation-only. To join Ello, you need to know someone that is already on the network. Alternatively, you can request an invitation by visiting the Ello Home Page.”

 

 

 

Read more at The Daily Dot and visit Ello’s site here

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

L.A. Gets Snarky About Obama Traffic Delays: #ThanksObama

 

 

#ThanksObama

 

 

 

 

” President Obama may rake in the money from fawning donors during his two-day fundraising sweep through Los Angeles this week, but he’s not winning any fans among commuters who, as they do, take to social media to vent.

“ Obama is visiting Los Angeles today which means I won’t be home till around 7:30pm due to traffic delays. #SMH” tweeted Twitter user West Coastin’.

  Obama’s L.A. visit, scheduled to start Wednesday afternoon, means traffic headaches for commuters in West Hollywood, downtown, Mid-Wilshire, Exposition Park, Pacific Palisades and Brentwood, among other areas.

“ If you’re on the Westside today … don’t get trapped in traffic. Obama’s a’comin!” said Twitter user Byrd. “

 

 

 

LA Times has more and be sure to visit #ThanksObama at Twitter

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

40 Of The Most Amazing Humans Met On The Street By The “Humans Of” Movement Worldwide

 

 

 

Humans of New York

 

 

 

” There might be hundreds of photographers meeting different people on the streets in different parts of the world uploading their photos with their stories onto Facebook or their blogs right now. I have been following several of them, so let me share some of the most interesting posts of some of the most powerful “Humans of” projects.

  Of course I have to mention the one and only “Brandon Stanton” who started uploading his first photos of humans to his Facebook page “Humans of New York.” Soon afterwards, however, many photographers around the globe started to upload their pictures representing the huge variety of different people around the whole globe.

  This is just a small selection of the whole conglomerate of photos uploaded daily on many different locations. Below each picture, you can find the source of these photographs and follow these amazing blogs via Facebook yourself!

  It’s an amazing experience to see different people worldwide and an amazing proof that we all have to unite and make this planet a better place for all!”

 

 

See the other 39 “Humans Of … “

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Pickerington Teen’s Suicide Raises Concern: How Much Was Bullying To Blame?

 

Tragic: Cora Delille, 15, hanged herself on May 10 after enduring years of bullying, her friends have said

 

 

 

” Cora Delille had been bullied for years. Her friends say kids called her names and dragged her reputation through the mud at school, in the park, on social media.

  Her parents didn’t know. Neither did her teachers. For the most part, Cora kept the harassment to herself. She shared some of her pain with her closest friends. But it wasn’t until she committed suicide last week that her loved ones discovered how bad the bullying had been.

“ She mentioned here and there when kids made fun of her. She didn’t clue me in to how bad it was,” said Amy Hall, Cora’s mother.

  As in many cases of youth suicide, Cora’s death left others wondering what they might have missed and what police, the schools and those close to Cora could have done.

  Pickerington police said many factors, including bullying, were to blame for her death. In her suicide note, the 15-year-old named students who tormented her. She described the pain and anguish she felt from being bullied. But she also said she felt abandoned by her father and stepfather.”

 

Columbus Dispatch

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Meet The Russian Kids Who Take The World’s Riskiest Photos

 

 

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Photo Credit: Ivan Kuznetsov

 

 

 

” Walking briskly, Ivan Kuznetsov leads Kirill Vselensky and Vasilisa Denisova out into the courtyard of a 30-story building in Moscow’s business district. He turns and perches alertly on his heels, anxiously looking for a security guard like a bird watches for a garden cat. There are none, as far as Ivan can tell, and he continues to the entrance of the underground parking garage and down a sloping driveway. He’s searching for a way to the building’s roof — then a way to get off it.

  Past a few parked cars, the trio head for a service door. It’s locked, but with one solid shoulder slam it flies open. Everyone is now inside the building. So far, so good. They’ve done this before.

  Behind the service door are service escalators and stairways and weary workers who pay no attention to the three young people, who find an elevator and ride it as far as it goes, to the 16th floor. They exit and quickly climb 14 flights of stairs. They are now where they wanted to be, where they aren’t supposed to be — on the roof, taking in the illegal view of Moscow’s old and new city stretching out before them. Skyscrapers loom imperiously, and the Moskva river winds its course through the heart of the city.

  Ivan, a slim 19-year-old student with dark hair and an air of blissfully ignorant confidence, steps to the edge and peers down to the street below. “One hundred meters,” he says, eyeballing the distance to the ground.

  He spies a needle-like shard of metal jutting out from a parapet. With no safety harness nor net, no rope nor hesitation, he steps onto it. There’s just Ivan, a thin piece of metal and the sky.”

 

 

 

 

 

 

” Ivan, Kirill and Vasilisa are “roofers,” a loose-knit group of insanely non-acrophobic daredevils who scam and sneak their way to the tops of Russia’s highest buildings. Once they get up there, they perform death-defying tricks — hanging by their fingertips, standing on one leg — that they capture in photos and videos that frequently go viral, garnering multiple millions of YouTube views and widespread awe and disbelief at their vertiginous Instagram photos, a heap of which could lay claim to being among the most dangerous selfies ever taken.”

 

 

   Rolling Stone profiles these crazy Russian thrill-seeking kids and we’ve touched on this subject before as a young Russian woman lost her life in an attempted “dangerous selfie” just two weeks ago .

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Russian Teen Plunges To Her Death Attempting To Take A Daring Selfie

 

 

Xenia Ignatyeva

 

 

 

 

” A 17-year-old named Xenia Ignatyeva fell 30 feet to her death from a railway bridge in the Krasnogvardeysky district of Saint Petersburg, Russia. Following a new trend that has Russian youths climbing any tall structure they can to snap a victorious selfie at the top, Ignatyeva had hoped for a nighttime shot with the train tracks stretching away behind her. According to her devastated grandmother, Olga, she wanted “the most dramatic effect.”

  As Ignatyeva lost her balance, she frantically grabbed a live wire that sent 1,500 volts of electricity coursing through her body.”

 

Read on

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

NYPD’s Twitter Photo Contest Backfires With Images Of Aggressive Police Force

 

#myNYPD1

 

 

” The New York Police Department attempted to harness Twitter to drum up support today, but things haven’t exactly gone as planned. Earlier today, the official NYPD Twitter account asked followers to tweet photos of themselves with NYC police officers under the hashtag #myNYPD — but so far, many users have jumped on that hashtag to flood it with images of police aggressively apprehending apparent suspects. So far, these are hardly the friendly images the NYPD was hoping for.”

 

 

 

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” While it’s hard to say if the force used in many of the pictures tagged with the #myNYPD hashtag is justified or not, the overall sentiment is clearly one in defense of citizens against an overly brutal police presence. Either way, there’s little doubt that the anti-police co-opting of the #myNYPD hashtag is picking up mainstream attention — it’s one of the top trending items on Twitter right now.”

 

 

 

   Read more at the Verge and the Huff Post while you can visit #myNYPD here and see lots of less than flattering NYPD photos .

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Peoria Mayor Sends Police To Track Down Twitter Parodist

 

 

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” Politicians can be a thin-skinned bunch. You’d think they’d let insults roll off their backs given how much power they have over the lives and livelihoods of others. But if you have all that power, why bother letting insults roll of your back when you can use that power to disproportionately punish people? 

  Jim Ardis, mayor of Peoria, Illinois, ordered police to track down whoever was responsible for a parody Twitter account mocking him.

  As a result, police raided a West Bluff home, seized property, and detained three people for questioning. The Twitter account, @PeoriaMayor, has been suspended. According to the Journal Star, the account had all of 50 posts and an equal number of followers. The Twitter profile apparently did not initially indicate that it was a parody account, but added that label in early March.”

Reason.com

Healthcare.gov Meeting Cold Open

 

 

SNL Cold Open 3.29 Obamacare

 

 

 

 

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Female Israeli Soldiers Punished For Posting Racy Pictures Online

 

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” 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.”

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” 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 .

UPDATE: Encrypt The Web Report: Who’s Doing What

 

EFF Privacy Report

 

” 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 six seven 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.”

 

     Read more at EFF and consider making a donation to help fund their valuable contributions to online freedom and privacy .

 

 

 

 

 

 

Will This Military Version Of Ellen’s Oscar Selfie Break The Retweet Record?

 

” The star-studded selfie tweet from Ellen Degeneres crushed the retweeting record previously held by Obama’s re-election post, but if it were up to us, this re-creation from our military would have many more than both.”

    Help the soldiers out and give them a retweet . I couldn’t figure out how to embed the Tweet but if you click on it , you will be taken to the original . Let’s show the world that our soldiers are more appreciated than our narcissist in chief and the role-players in Hollyweird . Let the retweets begin .

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Lie Detector For Your Tweets

 

 

 

” Rumours spread fast, and with social media sites like Twitter it’s quicker than ever to share your thoughts – and boasts – with the online world.

  But be careful what you tweet; scientists from the University of Sheffield are developing an online lie detector that can tell fact from fiction in just 140 characters or less.

  The lie detector, named ‘Pheme’ after a Greek goddess famed for spreading scandalous rumour, will sift through tweets from news outlets, individuals, members of the public, and automated ‘bots’ to see if their posts are as truthful as they claim.”

 

Daily Mail has more

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Twitter Reunited Girl With Her Toy Rabbit After It Went Missing On Shopping Trip

Never let me go: Daisy is reunited with Bunny

 

 

” There’s a reason why two-year-old Daisy Young is cuddling Bunny the rabbit very tightly – and  it’s not just because she loves her more than any other toy.

  Bunny, Daisy’s constant companion since she was just ten months, vanished from her side on a family shopping trip to the January sales. 

  Daisy’s mother Hayley Sworn only noticed Bunny was missing when they got home. Just how would she break the news to Daisy that the precious gift from her grandma was gone forever?”

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Shooting 50: Top Twitter Accounts To Follow In The Firearm Industry

 

The Shooting 50: Top Twitter Accounts to Follow in the Firearm Industry

 

 

 

” The Shooting 50 is our list of the most influential Twitter profiles in the firearms industry.

  The list includes nonprofit organizations, firearms manufacturers, media, journalists, and shooting sports athletes. Their Twitter profiles help their users navigate the complex firearms industry through engaging and informative conversations.

  The majority of these movers and shakers will gather next week in Las Vegas for the National Shooting Sports Foundation’s SHOT Show, January 13-14, 2014, the largest shooting, hunting and tactical trade show in the world. Wide Open Spaces will have boots on the ground at SHOT Show bringing you complete coverage of the latest and greatest firearms products.

  Throughout 2014, Wide Open Spaces will have similar lists of influential figures, organizations and companies in other outdoor sports industries, including hunting and fishing.

  So, without further ado, here’s The Shooting 50:

 

1. The National Rifle Association – @NRA “

 

 

See the rest at Wide Open Spaces

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

80 From N.Y. Police And Fire Forces Are Charged In Social Security Fraud

 

 

 

” Eighty retired New York City police officers and firefighters were charged on Tuesday in one of the largest Social Security disability frauds ever, a sprawling decades-long scheme in which false mental disability claims by as many as 1,000 people cost taxpayers hundreds of millions of dollars, according to court papers.

  Scores of those charged in the case essentially stole in plain sight, according to a 205-count indictment and a bail letter, collecting between $30,000 and $50,000 a year based on fabricated claims that they were completely incapacitated by serious psychiatric disorders. Many said that their actions in response to the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks were responsible for their psychiatric conditions, such as post-traumatic stress disorder, anxiety or depression.

  But their Facebook pages and other websites, according to the court papers, tell a starkly different story.

  The bail letter includes photographs culled from the Internet that show one riding a jet ski and others working at jobs ranging from helicopter pilot to martial arts instructor. One is shown fishing off the coast of Costa Rica and another sitting astride a motorcycle, while another appeared in a television news story selling cannoli at the Feast of San Gennaro on Mulberry Street in Manhattan.”

 

 

 

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YG Network Launches New Web Ad, “Aloha!”

 

 

” YG Network — a non-profit 501(c)(4) dedicated to broadening the Young Guns movement by promoting next-generation conservative policies —today released “Aloha!,” a web video highlighting the ways in which Obamacare is harming American families, as well as Obama’s out-of-touch style of leadership. The ad comes as Obama continues his lengthy Hawaiian vacation, during which Fox News reports that “there’s no escaping the buffeting winds of troubled state health insurance exchanges,” including the “botched roll-out of the ObamaCare state exchange in Hawaii.” 

  “Aloha!” is posted at www.ObamacareWipeOut.com, and YG Network is delivering its message to Americans in Hawaii and the Washington, D.C. area with a significant five-figure online campaign, which includes YouTube pre-roll, promoted Tweets and Facebook posts, and display ads on highly-trafficked websites such as the Honolulu Star-Advertiser.”

Mexican Cartel Members Face Arrest After Sharing Crimes on Facebook And Twitter [PHOTOS]

 

Picture of gold and silver plated AK 47s posted on Serafin Zambada's Twitter account.

Picture of gold and silver plated AK 47s posted on Serafin Zambada's Twitter account.


 

” Young Mexican drug cartel members are flaunting their wealth on Facebook and Twitter, giving investigators important clues about their movements and contacts.

  Last week, police in the Netherlands arrested Jose Rodrigo Arechiga Gamboa, an enforcer for the Sinaloa cartel, after he arrived at Schiphol airport on a flight from Mexico under an assumed name.

  Arechiga’s Twitter tag is “El Chino Anthrax”, named after the deadly disease, and believed to refer to a method of disposing of opponents.

 He is now in Dutch jail awaiting extradition to the United States, where he is wanted on drug trafficking charges.

  On the social networking site, Gamboa has posted a picture of a Lamborghini with a rifle poking from its window, and experts believe that his online activity may have helped law enforcement officials pin him down.”

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Facebook Users Scammed By Fake Shark Video

 

 

Fake shark attack

 

 

 

” The image is terrifying: a young man, possibly a surfer, screaming in agony and terror as he is attacked by what looks like a giant shark. The accompanying message makes it clear what to expect:

“Shark eats the swimming man in an Ocean!! Watch the Video – Heart-breaking footage behind the scene!!”

  Facebook users who click on the image are asked to click “like” in order to see the whole video – and a surprising number of bloodthirsty ones do so.

  However, when these surfers of the couch-bound variety click “like”, they are asked to complete a survey – and are adding to the revenue of the scammer who devised this, the latest in a series of scams aimed at users of social media sites by people who gain revenue every time people click on the page.”

 

 

    Full disclosure … we tried twice to view the video and after doing the required “share” were prompted to choose an ad that would “prove” our age was over eighteen . However , in order to complete the proof of age one is required to fill in a whole host of personal info which we declined to do . 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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