Facebook to provide ads bought by Russian company to congressional committees

WASHINGTON — Facebook said Thursday that it would turn over to Congress copies of more than 3,000 ads linked to a shadowy Russian company, for House and Senate committees’ investigations of Kremlin interference in the 2016 election. The move is an about-face for Facebook, which earlier this month said it had given the ads and other…

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Flying car debuts at Frankfort Auto Show, costs $1 million

As a child I always enjoyed the cartoon “The Jetson’s” with their futuristic robot housemaid and flying cars. Now a childhood dream is soon to become a reality, if you’re a millionaire anyway. This flying car by AeroMobil built in Slovakia only carries two passengers but looks pretty cool and aerodynamic. It still needs a runway to take off, and during flight it appeared a little shaky in the video, but it appeared to land safely and smoothly.  What do you think? Share your thoughts in the comments below and share with others.

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How effective are the US installed Missile defenses in South Korea? 

We don’t know whether THAAD can intercept three or more incoming missiles, Meanwhile, it is estimated that North Korea has around 1,000 ballistic missiles. And if North Korea fires salvo or dozens of missiles in series carrying chemical or nuclear weapons, even one missile that missed/evaded the defense systems would cause catastrophic damage.

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Here’s how you can access your computer from anywhere

Phone home. Edit the files on your home or office computer from anywhere. Even if you conscientiously save your data to the cloud, there always comes a time when you’re away from your home or office and need to edit a file that’s stuck on that computer. While you’re sitting in a hotel room, you…

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Why social media apps should be in your disaster kit

If you aren’t already familiar with social media sites like Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and Pinterest, it’s about time you learn about them. Social media has become a unique communication tool during times of crisis, elections and to help disseminate breaking news or organize community groups.  Many of these apps are free in the iPhone store or on Google Play for Android, and others are also available online through their respective websites. 

With floodwaters at four feet and rising, a family in Houston, Texas abandoned their possessions and scrambled to their roof during Hurricane Harvey to sit with their pets and await rescue. Unable to reach first responders through 911 and with no one visible nearby, they used their cellphones to send out a call for help through a social media application called Nextdoor.

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DEFCON Warning System Updates as of 9/3/17: China reports no health hazards

This is the DEFCON Warning System. Alert status for 7 P.M., Friday, September 1st, 2017. Condition code is Blue. DEFCON 4. There are currently no imminent nuclear threats against the United States at this time, however there are events occurring in the world theater which require closer monitoring. North Korea recently fired a missile over…

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Why Twitter’s “New” Terms of Service Are Making People Mad

AllAfrica.com is reporting that Twitter has changed their terms of service, stating that: “Twitter has made some changes to its terms of service (ToS) for it users that take effect in October. The terms of service restate that once content is posted on online news and social networking service twitter, it can be reused by others. News organizations, other companies and individuals can already use content found on the site, as it is public and is already considered FAIR USE.”
However, these terms have been in place in the US all along, but they simply added a new address in Europe and announced the same ToS will apply outside the US beginning Oct 2, 2017.

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Trump FCC advisors proposal to bring free Internet to poor people requires lifting net neutrality

Trump advisor says net neutrality hinderes free data services for the poor.
FCC leadership now fully supports zero-rating, the practice in which ISPs exempt some websites and online services from data caps, often in exchange for payment from the websites. Zero-rating is controversial in the US and abroad, with many consumer advocates and regulators saying it violates the net neutrality principle that all online content should be treated equally by network providers.

But some zero-rating proponents believe it can serve a noble purpose—bringing Internet access to poor people who otherwise would not be online. That’s the view of Roslyn Layton, who served on Trump’s FCC transition team, does telecom research at Aalborg University in Denmark, and works as a visiting fellow at the conservative American Enterprise Institute.

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The Hypocritical Dishonesty Of The Net Neutrality Campaign

Net neutrality isn’t about censorship, but who will pay for faster Internet speeds. If ISPs are to keep up with consumer demands for fast broadband for live streaming the companies who provide live streaming and the ISPs need to work together to negotiate the cost of upgrades. Right now streaming services like Netflix expect the ISPs to pay for upgraded fiberoptics, but ISPs believe streaming service providers should pay for the upgrades. Either way consumers will need to pay more because corporations always increase prices when the cost for service increases. So if you like your Netflix and faster broadband expect to pay more. Net neutrality is not about free speech nor the first amendment, but cost control and government regulations. Remember, anytime government gets involved more regulations, control and expensive things usually come for the consumer.

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Health Hazards of Cell Phone Use

If you charge your phone while in bed beware of the fire hazards. In addition to fire safety, prolonged use of cell phones leads to stress, anxiety & more, including possible ADHD and poor eyesight.

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