Louisville Police Have Quietly Built A Massive Online Monitoring Operation

By: Jacob Ryan, WFPL News The Louisville Metro Police Department has spent nearly $140,000 in recent years on social media monitoring software that can track and compile data on a vast number of internet users. Since 2014, the department has expanded the potential of this database, which can catalog up to 9.5 million social media …

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Facebook’s Relationship To Marijuana? It’s Complicated

Debra Borchardt ,  Contributor I write about the business of marijuana. Opinions expressed by Forbes Contributors are their own.   Facebook FB +1.08% can’t decide where it stands on cannabis. On the one hand, it says it doesn’t want to promote drug use and bans what it believes is content that approves of marijuana use, …

“Your ad wasn’t approved because the body/title text used in the ad promotes the use or sale of illegal drugs,”

Why Did Facebook Block Our Reporting On Hemp? By Jeff Young • 18 hours ago     Hey, Mark Zuckerberg, can we talk about hemp? No, really, I’m asking: can we? Because a recent experience with Facebook left the impression that reporting on the plant used in products from soap to rope is taboo. Verboten. …

On Good Friday, Presidential Election 2016 Commentaries are open for discussion in the USMJPARTY GROUP…

i   March 24, 2016   The U.S. Marijuana Party has a Public Group on Facebook which will host a COMMENT SESSION concerning the 2016 PRESIDENTIAL ELECTION on GOOD FRIDAY, March 25th.   Beginning at 8:00 AM CST tomorrow, March 25th, 2016, the FACEBOOK GROUP of the USMjParty will host a Comment Session on the …

DARPA Study Included Facebook, Twitter Users

Research Included How Social Networks Influence Behavior By W. Brice McVicar in Breaking News Social Media     Social media networks were the focus of a recent DARPA — the Pentagon-run Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency — study in a bid to gain insight to their users. Twitter, Facebook, Kickstarter and others were all examined …

Casper Leitch: FaceBook is censoring activists

  FaceBook is censoring activists - PLEASE visit my profile often and share my links! April 25, 2013 at 5:11pm At first, I thought it was just ME.  But, over time I have encountered SEVERAL activists on FaceBook who SUDDENLY get the same WARNING messages from FaceBook that I have been receiving.  It would seem, …

How Facebook Could End Up Controlling Everything You Watch and Read Online

By Marcus Wohlsen 10.30.14  |   6:30 am  |   Permalink   How many of you are reading this because of a link you clicked on Facebook? In the online publishing industry (which WIRED obviously is part of), Facebook’s influence on site traffic—and therefore ad revenue—is difficult to overstate. Over the past year especially, “the homepage is …

DEA agent sued over Facebook decoy page

DEA agent sued over Facebook decoy page This image obtained by The Associated Press shows a Facebook page for "Sondra Prince." The Justice Department said Tuesday it is reviewing a woman's complaint that a Drug Enforcement Administration agent set up a fake Facebook account using her identity. AP   WASHINGTON - The Drug Enforcement Administration …

The US government can brand you a terrorist based on a Facebook post. We can’t let them make up the rules

Innocent people’s lives are being ruined. Why isn’t anyone watching the watchlist? Arjun Sethi theguardian.com, Saturday 30 August 2014 09.00 EDT Jump to comments (640)   Reasonable suspicion is based on a circular logic – people can be watchlisted if they are suspected of being suspected terrorists – that is ultimately backwards, and must be …

Jennica Stein Yesterday at 2:26pm POLICE ARE EVERYWHERE

Jennica Stein Yesterday at 2:26pm POLICE ARE EVERYWHERE First, this is VERY important to read and understand. I’m doing my best to look out for all the Facebook Users who aren’t as tech savvy as their kids or friends. I’m trying to help explain what’s happening because if I don’t…nobody else will! If you’re anything …

Top Stock: Facebook Inc (NASDAQ FB) May Be Tracking Your Cell Conversations

Social Networking Giant, Facebook (NASDAQ FB) may well be tracking all your talks. And this might even be happening when the messenger App is apparently off. As the government spy apparatus can monitor cell phone conversations even when the cell is off – and the battery can’t be removed. This raises further questions about Privacy …

Facebook Manipulated 689,003 Users’ Emotions For Science

June 29: Updated with statement from Facebook. Facebook is the best human research lab ever. There’s no need to get experiment participants to sign pesky consent forms as they’ve already agreed to the site’s data use policy. A team of Facebook data scientists are constantly coming up with new ways to study human behavior through …

The Hijacking of the Kentucky Marijuana Party

The Hijacking of the Kentucky Marijuana Party … via ShereeKrider on Facebook! On Saturday April 5th, 2014, I was notified by Brenda Eaton, a friend on Facebook that someone was using my name to duplicate my main profile account. From Brenda: “Someone is trying to steal your profile... I got a friend request from you …

When the cops subpoena your Facebook information, here’s what Facebook sends the cops

Published Apr 06 2012, 08:30 AM by Carly Carioli This week's Boston Phoenix cover story -- Hunting the Craigslist Killer: An Untold Detective Story from the Digital Frontier -- would not have been possible without access to a huge trove of case files released by the Boston Police Department. Many of those documents have never …