Friday, December 18, 2009

Morning Newsdome: Social networking taken hostage

Posted By on Fri, Dec 18, 2009 at 4:44 PM

click to enlarge The president of the anti-Facebook sharing privacy organization
  • The president of the anti-Facebook sharing privacy organization

>> It's on, tweeps! A group called the Iranian Cyber Army hacked Twitter and an Iranian opposition website last night, posting a muddled-English message that read, "USA think they controlling and managing internet by their access, but they don't, we control and manage internet by our power." At least they didn't hack the most important twitters of all. (BBC)

>> Ten privacy organizations filed a complaint against Facebook to the Federal Trade Commission yesterday, claiming the social network's new sharing policies break federal laws. Listen, if you don't want you beer bong pictures floating around the Internet, you only have yourself to blame. (the Wall Street Journal)

>> Thieves in Poland stole the notorious "Arbeit macht frei" main entrance sign at the Auschwitz concentration camp, translating to "work sets you free." Maybe the burglars were going to a housewarming party and forgot to bring a present. It happens to all of us. (the Times Online)

>> Caucasians will be a minority in the U.S. by 2050 if the current rate of immigration continues or even slows, according to the Census Bureau. Don't fear, white people of America: think of all the new, cheap, 'ethnic' restaurants to come! (the New York Times)

>> And finally: Senate Republicans failed today to filibuster an important Pentagon bill funding the Iraq and Afghanistan war that was designed to delay health-care legislation. Now Democrats can approve the military spending and return to health-care legislation. After all the criticism Republicans have thrown at Democrats over the years for not supporting the war, only three Republicans voted to support the military funding. (the Washington Post)

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