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Facebook announced its plan to alter users’ news feeds yet again Tuesday in a move that will allegedly provide “the right mix of updates” from friends and news pages.
In a post entitled, “News Feed FYI: Balancing Content from Friends and Pages,” Facebook Product Manager Max Eulenstein and User Experience Researcher Lauren Scissors lay out how “media content” will be altered under the site’s newest algorithm.
“Media content is a key part of the experience for people on Facebook and we’re committed to helping publishers find the right audience for their content,” the article states. “The goal of News Feed is to show you the content that matters to you.”
Instead of allowing users to view all requested content, Facebook has long limited personal news feeds, a move the social media-giant calls an improvement and continual balancing act.
“As more people and pages are sharing more content, we need to keep improving News Feed to get this balance right,” the authors write.
Even more unusual, the same bank sent an Amendment to Lease Terms letter to all their customers with Safety Deposit Boxes, instructing them that it is no longer permissible for customers to store CASH OR COINS in safety deposit boxes unless they are “Collectibles.”
Seventeen-year-old Emily Reay is seeing red after she says that her school announced that she isn’t welcome back until she dyes her flame-colored hair a more “natural” hue.
Her parents, Julie and Andy Reay, say they visited the school to talk with Emily’s teachers and were told their daughter had to change or tone down the shade by Monday or she’d be banned from the building. “The school’s uniform policy clearly states no unnatural hair colors, like blue or green,” Julie says. “Is ginger not a natural hair color?”
Not, apparently, in such a radiant shade as Reay’s. “Trinity School…students are role models for the rest of the school,” Reay’s head teacher, Andrew Winter, writes in a statement to The Telegraph. “We have a policy of maintaining high standards…Students are issued with information about what is acceptable or unacceptable at the start of the academic year. The vast majority of parents are very keen on our high standards.”
Update, March 25, 2:41 p.m.: The bill died in the Senate committee.
An Arkansas Senate committee this week is set to consider a bill that would reverse some online privacy protections for workers, undoing part of a social media rights law passed two years ago.
The bill, passed by a 91-1 Arkansas House vote in February, would lift the ban on employers requiring employees to connect with them on social media, thereby allowing bosses to force workers to friend them on Facebook or follow them on Twitter. But some employers would be granted even more access to their employees’ accounts.
The proposal, scheduled for a Senate labor committee hearing on Wednesday, would leave in place the earlier law’s other provisions, which ban employers from asking employees to change their privacy settings or provide their account passwords. But some employers would be exempt from even those prohibitions. Religious organizations and those that deal with the supervision of children — such as schools, day cares and summer camps — would be altogether excluded from the social media rules.
In this recent ruling, federal district court Judge Andrew Gordon dismissed the Third Amendment claim [HT: VC reader Sean Flaim]. Although it occurred several weeks ago, the ruling seems to have gotten very little attention from either the media or legal commentators outside Nevada. That is unfortunate, because the ruling raises important issues about the scope of the Third Amendment, and its applicability against state and local governments. Here are the key passages from the opinion:
In the present case, various officers of the HPD and NLVPD entered into and occupied Linda’s and Michael’s home for an unspecified amount of time (seemingly nine hours), but certainly for less than twenty-four hours. The relevant questions are thus whether municipal police should be considered soldiers, and whether the time they spent in the house could be considered quartering. To both questions, the answer must be no.
The World’s Most Dangerous Secret Societies: The Illuminati, Freemasons, Bilderberg Group, Knights Templar, the Jesuits, Skull and Bones, and Others
- Written by: James Jackson
- Narrated by: Jim D. Johnston
To some, the term “secret society” conjures up an image of a shadowy and elite cabal meeting behind smoke-filled rooms, discussing tactics of world domination and manipulation straight out of the most far-fetched espionage thrillers. To others, the image of secluded men (and occasionally women!) banding together in exotic garb to perform colorful ceremonies, impart hidden knowledge, and bestow fancy but incomprehensible titles upon one another springs to mind.
But just how far-fetched and fanciful is the prospect of a secret society? Could it be that, in any given echelon of the population, there are groups that exercise inordinate amounts of power and influence over the rest of us? Could these exotic, members-only clubs really pose such an immediate threat to our well-being that our very way of life is endangered? Quite frankly, the disturbing answers to those particular questions are yes and yes. Right in our midst there absolutely exists clandestine organizations, consisting of both men and women, who wield a dangerous amount of influence and power over the entire world populace.
In his book, entitled The World’s Most Dangerous Secret Societies, author James Jackson explores these dangerous secret organizations and their members. He expounds upon their beliefs, hidden agendas, and their ultimate goals of a new world order and world domination.
Here are a few of some of the dangerous secret societies that will be thoroughly examined.
- The Freemasons
- The Illuminati
- Skull and Bones
- The Bilderberg Group
- Council on Foreign Relations
- The Trilateral Commission
- The Society of Jesuits
- The Committee of 300
- The Knights Templar
- And many more