Facebook chat privacy and scans: CIA-backed company might spy on chats

 

http://bgr.com/2015/04/14/facebook-chat-privacy-and-scans/Facebook chat privacy and scans: CIA-backed company might spy on chats  If you thought your Facebook chats are safe from prying eyes, you’re apparently wrong. Bosnadev says that Facebook’s chats are being scanned by a CIA-funded company, a discovery Bosnadev made after looking into some unusual activity on a website triggered by a link present in a Facebook chat.

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Chevy Runs Digital Video Ads in Print (Yes, You Read That Right)

Here’s something you don’t see every day: Chevrolet bought print ads to show off its digital videos.
The ad, which promotes Chevy’s Colorado truck, appears in the May issue of certain subscriber issues of Esquire and Popular Mechanics. And it allows readers to watch one of three short videos, which were created by Chevy’s creative agency Commonwealth//McCann.

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7 Takeaways from SMM World 2015

 

http://www.socialmediaexaminer.com/social-media-marketing-world-2015-takeaways/7 Takeaways From Social Media Marketing World 2015 Did you miss Social Media Marketing World 2015? Last month thousands of marketers converged yet again on San Diego for the world-class Social Media Marketing World (#SMMW15). Here are my seven takeaways from the conference—seven things you need to know. Editor’s note: This article was originally published on Socially Sorted and is being republished with permission. From

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http://www.freetech4teachers.com/2015/02/ck-12-launches-new-collection-of.htmlCK-12 has long offered tutorials and practice exercises for middle school and high school science and math students. Today, CK-12 unveiled a new collection for resources for elementary school mathematics. The collection is organized by grade level (grades 1 through 5) and skill. The resources are a mix of videos and online practice exercises.While the CK-12 elementary school mathematics collection offers a lot of skills sections (addition, subtraction, multiplication, division, clock reading, measurement) each section appears to be fairly limited in its offerings. I checked five skill sections, one in each grade, and each was limited to one video and one exercise. That said, if you sign-in on CK-12 you can add your own resources to a section.Applications for  … CK-12 Launches a New Collection of Elementary School Math Resources

http://blogs.kqed.org/mindshift/2015/02/playing-with-math-how-math-circles-bring-learners-together-for-fun/Math circles are an Eastern European and Russian tradition that spread across the U.S. in the last two decades thanks to math lovers who yearn for more. [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]… Playing With Math: How Math Circles Bring Learners Together For Fun

http://www.freetech4teachers.com/2015/02/quizzity-another-fun-geography-game.htmlThere is not a shortage of geography games on the Internet, but that doesn’t mean I’ll stop trying new ones that come out. Quizzity is the latest online geography game that I’ve tried. The concept behind Quizzity is a familiar one. Quizzity presents you with the name of a city and you have to click on the map where you think that city is in the world.Quizzity quizzes you on cities all over the world. To increase the accuracy of your guesses you should zoom-in on a region before clicking the map. Each round of Quizzity presents you with six city names. Points are awarded for accuracy and speed.If Quizzity isn’t for you, six other geography games can be found here. Create Your Own Geography Quizzity – Another Fun Geography Game

http://blogs.kqed.org/mindshift/2015/02/how-professors-can-bolster-inquiry-in-college-using-k-12-tech-tricks/Simple technology tools can enhance the learning experience in the college setting. [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]… How Professors Can Bolster Inquiry in College Using K-12 Tech Tricks

Shark Tank’s Barbara Corcoran: Real Winners Say ‘Hit Me Again’

 

http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/242631Barbara Corcoran has rejected plenty of contestants on ABC’s hit show Shark Tank, but the sassy, whip-smart investor was once rejected from the show herself.

When Corcoran was first offered a role on Shark Tank, she signed the contract immediately and told everyone in her life she’d be heading to Hollywood. Four days before she was set to fly, she was told by the production company that her spot had been given to someone else: A busty blonde half her age. Shark Tank’s Barbara Corcoran: Real Winners Say ‘Hit Me Again’

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Media giant Oprah Winfrey was born in the rural town of Kosciusko, Mississippi, on January 29, 1954. In 1976, Winfrey moved to Baltimore, where she hosted a hit television chat show, People Are Talking. Afterward, she was recruited by a Chicago TV station to host her own morning show. She later became the host of her own, wildly popular program, The Oprah Winfrey Show, which aired for 25 seasons, from 1986 to 2011. That same year, Winfrey launched her own TV network.

 

 

Delta Lea Goodrem (born 9 November 1984) is an Australian singer-songwriter, pianist, and television actress. Born and raised in Sydney, Australia, she enrolled in dancing, acting, singing and piano classes at a young age. She began her career as a child actress, starring in various television shows and rose to prominence in 2002 in the Australian soap opera Neighbours as Nina Tucker.

Venturing into the music industry, Goodrem recorded an album entitled Delta through an independent label, which was never released due to legal reasons. Subsequently signing to Sony at the age of 15, she released her multi-platinum album Innocent Eyes which topped the Australian Albums Chart and reached number two on the UK Albums Chart. It became one of the highest-selling albums in Australian history, with over 4 million copies sold worldwide and all five of its singles; “Born to Try”, “Lost Without You”, “Innocent Eyes”, “Not Me, Not I”, and “Predictable” reaching number one in Australia and the first three reaching the top ten in the UK. This gave her the record for becoming the first ever artist to have five number one singles from a debut album.

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New Organ Destroying “R.I.P.” Bullet Has Completely Sold Out

(Facebook) Nobody wanted to buy segways, but a deadly new copper bullet “designed to take out all your vital organs” has completely sold out. The R.I.P., which is being marketed as the “last round you’ll ever need, ” ”travels at 1265 feet per second and enters a target with devastating force, ” an advertisement says. “The R.I.P. then seperates [sic] into 9 distinct wound channels inside the target.” Boy, does that ever sound fun, and also highly applicable to our everyday lives. New Organ Destroying “R.I.P.” Bullet Has Completely Sold Out

What Can You Learn From Looking at The Data of Over 100, 000 Sent Emails?

It’s based on data they’ve collected from over 100, 000 emails sent to Campaign Monitor customers. From their data set they have come up with some noticeable rules of thumb that may help you increase the effectiveness of your email marketing. As every online marketer knows, it€™s becoming increasingly difficult to execute email campaigns that look great, render perfectly, and drive top results. What Can You Learn From Looking at The Data of Over 100, 000 Sent Emails?

MILLER: Huge majorities on East Coast support national gun registry

A shocking poll released Tuesday shows overwhelming majorities of people in Virginia, New York and New Jersey support a national gun registry. It shows that 68 percent of New York voters and a whopping 74 percent of New Jersey voters are in favor of establishing a national gun registry. “Given the exceptionally high numbers of support for President Obama and Hillary Clinton in this poll, it isn’t surprising that there would be high numbers of support for draconian gun control proposals, ” he told me. MILLER: Huge majorities on East Coast support national gun registry

The New USA? Secession Movement Gains Steam

Jeffrey Hare runs the 51st State Initiative in Colorado, an effort to fight an out-of-control legislature trying to ram big government policies down the throats of voters. Secessionist talk has filled town hall meetings and the divide discussed is not just ideological. Rural Americans across many states feel they’re not being heard. The New USA? Secession Movement Gains Steam

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Neolithic Bones Discovered in Irish Cave

In total, 74 graves have been uncovered, including 31 new inhumations. © Samuel David Inrap 2013 Gallic and Gallo-Roman tomb complexes The necropolis itself has been known since 1909 after the publication of a preliminary study carried out at the time of the planting of a vineyard. The site has been shown to represent part of a larger funerary area;  in 1999 a group of 29 burials were excavated at Vaugrignon, 300 metres to the west. Neolithic Bones Discovered in Irish Cave

Ireland’s Seventeenth-Century Pirates

She has examined two sets of stairs carved out of cliff rock, one near “Dutchman’s Cove” that also had niches for candles or lanterns, and one near “Gokane Point” that led to a subterranean cavern with a waterway. Pirates and smugglers would have been able to reach the sea in the dark with these staircases. Kelleher also wants to look for the pirate fleet destroyed by the Dutch in Crookhaven Harbor in 1614. Ireland’s Seventeenth-Century Pirates

NEW DISCOVERIES AT THE GALLIC NECROPOLIS OF ESVRES-SUR-INDRE

In total, 74 graves have been uncovered, including 31 new inhumations. © Samuel David Inrap 2013 Gallic and Gallo-Roman tomb complexes The necropolis itself has been known since 1909 after the publication of a preliminary study carried out at the time of the planting of a vineyard. The site has been shown to represent part of a larger funerary area;  in 1999 a group of 29 burials were excavated at Vaugrignon, 300 metres to the west. NEW DISCOVERIES AT THE GALLIC NECROPOLIS OF ESVRES-SUR-INDRE

How Slavery and African Food Traditions Shaped American Cooking

Sapelo, a barrier island about the size of Manhattan, has about 50 residents, primarily descendants of African slaves who settled here after slavery was outlawed. In Bailey’s family, the tiny red legume, with its thin, firm shell; creamy interior; and sweet, buttery flavor was just another staple she and her family planted, harvested, and cooked. This red pea, which originated in Africa and is the original ingredient in the region’s quintessential rice-and-beans dish Hoppin’ John, is just one of the many heritage crops from the African continent receiving new attention from farmers, chefs, scientists, and food historians. How Slavery and African Food Traditions Shaped American Cooking

Modern Human Hunter-Gatherer Foraging Patterns May Provide Clues to the Past | Popular Archaeology

Foraging patterns of modern human hunter-gatherers may provide clues to how ancient hominin (early human) ancestors foraged for food sources. Raichlen and colleagues studied the behavior by observing 44 individuals of the Hadza hunter-gatherer people of Tanzania. They equipped them with GPS units and tracked their movements over 342 foraging activities from two camps through both dry and rainy seasons. Modern Human Hunter-Gatherer Foraging Patterns May Provide Clues to the Past | Popular Archaeology

A Jewel in Two Crowns

In 2011, National Geographic magazine visited Crimea for an in-depth look. Officially known as the Autonomous Republic of Crimea, it has its own parliament and capital, Simferopol, but takes its orders from Kiev. No one could have ever imagined the 1991 collapse of the Soviet Union, when Crimea would be pulled out of the orbit of Russian rule along with an independent Ukraine. A Jewel in Two Crowns

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Opinion: Oscars give black artists their rightful place

There was little opportunity for embarrassment as the evening clipped cheerfully along, and even the disorienting sight of 81-year-old Kim Novak’s facelift was mitigated by best actor winner Matthew McConaughey’s courtly grace as they presented the animation prizes. The opinions expressed in this commentary are solely those of Gene Seymour. Opinion: Oscars give black artists their rightful place

Oscars 2014: Roundup of commercials during Academy Awards

Did you tune in to the Oscars on Sunday? Advertisers hope so — major brands including Pepsi and Dove paid an average of $1.8 million for 30-second commercial spots on ABC during the awards show. To show that people in that age range “still got it, ” the commercial promotes “Life Re-imagined” on its website, which has “tools, support and connections.” Dove It’s an open letter to the armpit. Oscars 2014: Roundup of commercials during Academy Awards

Oscars 2014: Vanity Fair party delivers in giddy fashion

Both DeGeneres and her wife, Portia de Rossi, stopped by the exclusive event for just a few minutes. For many, the night was about letting loose and seeing old friends. Some of Hollywood’s younger stars provided tips and industry advice to one another. Oscars 2014: Vanity Fair party delivers in giddy fashion

Oscars 2014: Leonardo DiCaprio strikes out, fans cry ‘#PoorLeo’

DiCaprio’s fans and supporters, however, were not so magnanimous, taking to Twitter to voice their displeasure. The second half of the image is a reaction shot of DiCaprio’s dejected countenance. Less surprising was the emergence of one more hashtag: #NextTimeLeo. Oscars 2014: Leonardo DiCaprio strikes out, fans cry ‘#PoorLeo’

Oscars 2014: Frozen’s “Let It Go” Rhyming Acceptance Speech

For the legions of Frozen fans out there, a Best Song win for “Let It Go” may have seemed like a foregone conclusion €” but not so much to its creators. “It was making us very nervous because we knew how exciting it would be to win.” But, of course, they had no reason to worry. “It€™s a real blessing.” It was also good news for fans of rhyming couplets. Oscars 2014: Frozen’s “Let It Go” Rhyming Acceptance Speech

Who Was Matthew McConaughey’s Co-Presenter at Oscars?

Twitter fired up with questions when Oscar-presenter Matthew McConaughey appeared on stage with a companion nobody recognized. The 81-year-old actress is best known for her role in Alfred Hitchcock’s 1958 classic ‘Vertigo’. Who Was Matthew McConaughey’s Co-Presenter at Oscars?

 

’12 Years A Slave, ‘ ‘Gravity’ Win Big At The Oscars : The Two-Way : NPR

The big award of the night, for Best Picture, went to 12 Years a Slave. The film tells the harrowing tale of Solomon Northup, a free black man in New York who was sold into slavery. (See the full list of winners below.) The big acting awards went to Matthew McConaughey and Cate Blanchett. ’12 Years A Slave, ‘ ‘Gravity’ Win Big At The Oscars : The Two-Way : NPR

Is Big Mama’s and Papa’s Pizzeria any good? Yelp reviews are mixed.

Ellen DeGeneres with a Big Mama’s and Papa’s pizza delivery man onstage during the Oscars. The pizzas arrived, and DeGeneres, with the help of a telegenic delivery man, delivered them to the stars. Later, she passed around Pharell’s hat to collect cash (and Lupita Nyong’o’s lip balm) to go toward the cost of the pizzas. Is Big Mama’s and Papa’s Pizzeria any good? Yelp reviews are mixed.

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The New York Times’ 1853 Coverage of Solomon Northup, the Hero of “12 Years A Slave” | History

This is part of a new series called Vintage Headlines, an examination of notable news from years past. For 12 years,  violinist Solomon Northup toiled as a slave in Louisiana in secret, after being kidnapped from his home in Saratoga, New York, and sold for $650. Finally, on January 4, 1853, after an allied plantation worker sent several letters north on his behalf, Northup was freed, and returned home. The New York Times’ 1853 Coverage of Solomon Northup, the Hero of “12 Years A Slave” | History

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Yandex is down about 14% so far. Yandex Tanks – Business Insider

Apple’s “iOS in the Car” Becomes CarPlay, Due in Vehicles Later This Year

Apple on Monday announced CarPlay, its effort to give the iPhone a bigger place inside cars. Unveiled at an auto show in Geneva, Switzerland, CarPlay lets drivers access their iPhone content and maps from the car’s entertainment system. Apple first talked about its plans for CarPlay at its developer conference last year, then under the name iOS in the Car. Apple’s “iOS in the Car” Becomes CarPlay, Due in Vehicles Later This Year