The Complete Guide to Facebook Privacy

The Complete Guide to Facebook Privacy
Facebook has never been particularly good at prioritizing your privacy. Your data powers its business, after all. But recent revelations that a firm called Cambridge Analytica harvested the personal information of 50 million unwitting Facebook users in 2015 has created new sense of urgency for those hoping for some modicum of control over their online life. If you ever needed a wake-up call, this is it.The good news: Despite the repeated, public privacy lapses, Facebook does offer a fairly robust set of tools to control who knows what about you—both on the platform and around the web. The bad news: Facebook doesn't always make those settings easy to find, and they may not all offer the level of protection you want.Fear not! Below, we'll walk you through the steps you need to take to keep advertisers, third-party apps, strangers, and Facebook itself at bay. And if after all that

Judge OKs Cohen’s request for review of documents seized in raid

Judge OKs Cohen’s request for review of documents seized in raid
New York (CNN)A US judge said President Donald Trump's personal attorney Michael Cohen could review materials seized when the FBI raided his home, office and hotel room last week for any communications with the President, but held off on deciding how prosecutors will ultimately be able to use the evidence."I have faith in the Southern District US Attorney's Office that their integrity is unimpeachable," Wood said. "So I think that a taint team is a viable option."The judge said she would decide whether a special master would adjudicate what investigators can access, as requested by Cohen."In terms of perception of fairness -- not fairness itself, but perception of fairness -- a special master might have a role here," Wood said. "Maybe not the complete role, but some role." The judge asked each side to provide four names as potential special masters, but made clear she has not made a

David Hogg will take a gap year before college to work on the midterm elections

David Hogg will take a gap year before college to work on the midterm elections
(CNN)One of Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School's most visible student activists will postpone his first year of college to devote time to political causes.Hogg's college aspirations made national headlines last month when Fox News host Laura Ingraham mocked him on Twitter over a report that he had been rejected by at least three universities to which he had applied. (He was accepted by several others.)She later apologized after Hogg urged his 700,000-plus Twitter followers to pressure companies to stop advertising on Ingraham's show.Hogg has told CNN and other media outlets that he is interested in pursuing a career in journalism or filmmaking.More From this publisher : HERE ; This post was curated using : TrendingTraffic

People are becoming organ donors in droves thanks to this heroic hockey player.

People are becoming organ donors in droves thanks to this heroic hockey player.
Logan Boulet was one of the Canadian hockey players who passed away after a horrific bus accident. The Humboldt Broncos' team bus collided with a semi-truck traveling to a play-off game in central Saskatchewan on Friday, April 6. 15 people, including the bus driver, team coach, and several players — were killed. Just a few weeks ago, on his 21st birthday, Boulet made a heroic decision. He signed up to be an organ donor. Image via The National/YouTube. The decision saved lives. In a heartbreaking but hopeful Facebook post, Boulet's godfather detailed how Boulet's decision made a difference. " is a great hero and one of the nicest people you would have been lucky enough to meet," Neil Langevin wrote. "Logan had made it known, and very clear to his family, that he had signed his organ donor card when he turned 21 just a few weeks ago." According to

A new bill would make it illegal to contact employees after work hours.

A new bill would make it illegal to contact employees after work hours.
After-hours work emails can be stressful to deal with. The old saying is, "don't take your work home with you." But the new reality for many people is that work follows you home in the form of emails, text messages, and social media. New York City Council member Rafael Espinal Jr. has introduced a bill which would make it illegal for businesses to require that employees check their email or other electronic communication during non-work hours. If an employer breaks the rule, they'd be fined $250 and required to pay an additional $500 to their employee. The "Disconnecting From Work" bill also includes days in which an employee is out on vacation, sick days, or personal days off. "There's a lot of New Yorkers out there that don't know when their work day begins or when their work day ends, because we're all so tied to our phones," Espinal

Parkland student stuffs bag with tampons in response to new transparent backpack rule

Parkland student stuffs bag with tampons in response to new transparent backpack rule
When the students at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School returned to campus after the March for Our Lives and their week-long spring break, they were less than thrilled with having to wear transparent backpacks. After the mass shooting that killed 17 people on Feb. 14th, new security measures were put in place on Monday that are aimed at preventing future violence at the school. Many students expressed their disappointment with the policy on social media, stating the bags are a violation of privacy and won't really help all that much.  But Cameron Kasky, one of the student leaders at the forefront of the #NeverAgain movement, decided to take a different approach. SEE ALSO: Parkland students react to mandatory clear backpack rule: 'Almost as transparent as the NRA’s agenda' On Tuesday morning, Kasky tweeted a picture of his clear backpack, filled with tampons. To those with questions about my tampon

Facebook data misuse scandal affects substantially more than 50M, claims Wylie

Facebook data misuse scandal affects substantially more than 50M, claims Wylie
Chris Wylie, the former Cambridge Analytica employee turned whistleblower whose revelations about Facebook data being misused for political campaigning has wiped billions off the share value of the company in recent days and led to the FTC opening a fresh investigation, has suggested the scale of the data leak is substantially larger than has been reported so far. Giving evidence today, to a UK parliamentary select committee that’s investigating the use of disinformation in political campaigning, Wylie said: “The 50 million number is what the media has felt safest to report — because of the documentation that they can rely on — but my recollection is that it was substantially higher than that. So my own view is it was much more than 50M.” We’ve reached out to Facebook about Wylie’s claim — but at the time of writing the company had not provided a response. “There were several iterations of

Why Are New York Taxi Drivers Killing Themselves?

Why Are New York Taxi Drivers Killing Themselves?
It was a somber scene outside New York’s City Hall on Wednesday afternoon. Four coffins sat at the foot of the steps; one by one, taxi drivers covered them with white flowers, before assembling on the steps and shouting for the city to “stop Uber’s greed” and “stop making us slaves.” It was the second such gathering in two months, as drivers and their advocates mourned another suicide that they attribute to the rise of ride-hailing services like Uber and Lyft. That sudden increase in the number of for-hire vehicles on the city’s streets, they claim, has made it impossible for drivers to earn a decent living.On March 16, Nicanor Ochisor, a 65-year-old yellow cab driver, took his own life in his Queens home. According to his family and friends, he had been drowning financially as his prized taxi medallion, on which he had hoped to retire, plummeted in

Sinclair Employees Say Their Contracts Make It Too Expensive to Quit

Sinclair Employees Say Their Contracts Make It Too Expensive to Quit
owns or operates 193 TV stations in more than 80 markets across the country and reaches an estimated 38 percent of households. This weekend, it video montage posted over the weekend by Deadspin showed dozens of Sinclair anchors saying such “false news” is “extremely dangerous to our democracy.” “The critics are now upset,” Scott Livingston, vice president of news at Sinclair, wrote in a memo to employees Monday provided to Bloomberg. “There is a lot of noise out there about our company right now, and what is lacking in that analysis is something we constantly preach; context and perspective.” Beaton had a different view.  “What we saw over the weekend is classic Sinclair,” he said. “Those reporters and anchors are waking up, and they’re humiliated and feeling depressed.” He added: “They don’t want to face the lawsuit that I’m facing.”The broadcaster is seeking approval from the Trump administration to buy 

YouTube Bans Firearms Demo Videos, Entering the Gun Control Debate

YouTube Bans Firearms Demo Videos, Entering the Gun Control Debate
Google’s new policy prohibits promotion of guns, bump stocks At least one video gun blogger ditched YouTube for PornHub greater restrictions on content several times in the past year, responding to a series of issues with inappropriate and offensive videos. Most of those changes involved pulling ads from categories of videos. Google is more reluctant to remove entire videos from YouTube, but has been willing to do so with terrorism-related content.The National Shooting Sports Foundation, a gun industry lobbying group, called YouTube’s new policy “worrisome.”“We suspect it will be interpreted to block much more content than the stated goal of firearms and certain accessory sales,” the foundation said in a statement. “We see the real potential for the blocking of educational content that serves instructional, skill-building and even safety purposes. Much like Facebook, YouTube now acts as a virtual public square. The exercise of what amounts to censorship, then,

Trump’s Retail Website Only Pays Sales Taxes In 2 States. Amazon Pays Taxes In 45.

Trump’s Retail Website Only Pays Sales Taxes In 2 States. Amazon Pays Taxes In 45.
The TrumpStore.com website sells Trump-labeled glassware, baseball caps, luggage tags, spa slippers and key chains, among several other items. It collects sales tax only on orders shipped to buyers in Florida and Louisiana, according to the company’s own website, The Wall Street Journal was the first to point out on Friday. Trump, who maintains his ownership of the Trump Organization even while president, has been slamming Amazon on Twitter for dodging sales taxes. He has called it a “no-tax” company and has blasted Amazon for paying “little or no taxes to state & local governments.” According to regulatory filings, Amazon paid a combined total of $412 million in federal, state, local and foreign taxes last year. In 2015, it paid $273 million. Amazon currently charges consumers sales taxes in all 45 states where such taxes exist, plus Washington, D.C. All states except Alaska, Delaware, Montana, New Hampshire and Oregon collect sales tax.  Amazon reportedly also supports legislation

Feds Are Treating Michael Cohen Like a Mob Lawyer, Trump Allies Say

Feds Are Treating Michael Cohen Like a Mob Lawyer, Trump Allies Say
Federal prosecutors in Manhattan are treating personal attorney. The news that FBI agents raided his office appeared to leave the president shaken, and he told a pool spray of reporters a few hours after it broke that he was now considering firing special counsel Bob Mueller. The raid was handled by the Southern District of New York, not Muellers office. Lawyers told The Daily Beast that raiding lawyers offices isnt unheard ofbut is generally used for lawyers who work with alleged members of organized crime, or for lawyers who are involved themselves in elaborate criminal schemes. Its a tactic generally used against organized crime, against very serious, very serious criminals and lawyers who are operating outside of the protections of the law, said Alan Dershowitz, a liberal attorney and David Rivkin, formerly an official at the Justice Department during the Reagan administration, said this kind of raid means federal

Your Coachella Money Is Going to a Right-Wing Billionaire Who Funded Anti-LGBT and Anti-Marijuana Causes

Your Coachella Money Is Going to a Right-Wing Billionaire Who Funded Anti-LGBT and Anti-Marijuana Causes
This weekend, hordes of music lovers and teepee enthusiasts will descend on Indio, California, for the annual Coachella Music Festival. The worst of the worst: entitled rich kids in knockoff Native headdresses, bankers in bindis, and Fyre Festival, but financially solvent. A few years ago, The Washington Post festivals issues went way beyond appropriative accessories. A 2016 report on Americas enemies of equality is often cited as blowing the lid off Coachella and its founder, Philip Anschutz, the owner of entertainment conglomerate AEG. The Freedom for All Americans Post, the National Christian Foundation funds a lot of the groups aggressively working to chip away at the equal rights of LGBT Americans. The Family Research Council, which expressly says on said ProgressNow Colorados executive director, Ian Silverii. At a time in American history when discrimination and violence against LGBTQ citizens is on the rise, support for pro-discrimination groups puts Anschutz

Chinas Vast Intercontinental Building Plan Is Gaining Momentum

Chinas Vast Intercontinental Building Plan Is Gaining Momentum
Here’s a Quicktake on what Xi describes as the ‘project of the century’ The program isn’t without controversy: debt began operations last year, allowing crude supplies from the Middle East and Africa to reach China faster as shipments no longer need to be transported through the Straits of Malacca and the South China Sea. The pipeline is designed to carry 22 million tons of crude a year, representing about 5 percent of China’s annual oil imports. Talks are also ongoing about building a $7.3 billion deep-water port, which would be China’s largest investment in the Southeast Asian nation. Along with a natural gas pipeline, the project represents an alternative route for energy imports and an important access point for goods shipped via the Indian Ocean, said Andrew Small, a senior fellow at the German Marshall Fund of the United States, and author of “The China-Pakistan Axis.”Pakistan’s Gwadar PortSharing a