If you really want to get serious about blocking ads, install AdBlock Plus. This browser add-on scours all the pages you load (not just Facebook) and removes ads. On my Facebook feed, it removed four sponsored stories and two ads in a day’s worth of stories. AdBlock does slow down page loading times, which became a little onerous when I was trying to click quickly around text articles on a news site. It also strips out the pre-roll on some videos and banner/sidebar advertising on many sites. Yes, we here at Yahoo make our living off advertising, but you asked how to get rid of ads on Facebook, and this is a tool that works.
The photo depicts New York City fire-fighters George Johnson, Dan McWilliams and Billy Eisengrein as they raise a flag at at the site of the World Trade Center attacks in New York on September 11, 2001. Thomas E. Franklin of the Record captured the scene. The image has lodged in the lore surrounding the attacks, and the whereabouts of the actual flag in the photo are unknown.http://www.rawstory.com/rs/2013/09/14/sarah-palin-sued-for-copyright-infringement-by-new-jersey-newspaper/
Typically, businesses declare bankruptcy when they are burdened by debts they can’t hope to pay off. They are then protected from the demands of creditors for a period of time, allowing them to either liquidate assets to pay debt, or restructure the business to return to profitability. It’s a beneficial system for both debtors and creditors because it helps businesses to pay off debts that would have just pushed them into oblivion otherwise.
When Kodak declared bankruptcy in January of 2012, the company had some serious debts to pay off, including $2.8 billion in unpaid pensions to former UK employees. To put that in perspective, the company is projected to bring in just $2.5 billion in revenue this year.
After selling more than a thousand patents and axing its consumer imaging operations, Kodak has now eliminated much of the debt that’s been hanging over its head. But even with the debt under control, one bankruptcy is often a sign of bad things to come.
The court has banned cellphones after receiving a number of complaints that witnesses and victims were being photographed in the courthouse. The pictures were then posted on social media sites in an effort to intimidate witnesses and keep them from testifying, officials said.
Earlier today, we shared the news that NASA has officially joined Instagram, and just in time to share some photos of the Lunar Atmosphere and Dust Environment Explorer (or LADEE) launch on Friday. Well, NASA weren’t the only ones taking pictures that day, and one of the cooler pictures that came out of the launch is the pic you see above by former NASA photographer Ben Cooper.
If his name sounds familiar, then you’ve been following PetaPixel for a long time indeed. Cooper was an official NASA photographer when he agreed to be one of the first people we ever interviewed.
These days he works as a freelancer — photographing everything aerospace, travel, science and astronomy-related — and for this most recent launch, he set himself up on top of the Rockefeller Center and captured the awesome photo above.
Here’s NASA’s official video of the launch:
The photo shows the streak the Minotaur V rocket carrying the LADEE painted across the sky Friday night, with the beautiful New York City skyline making an appearance in the foreground. The launch actually took place in Wallops Island, Virginia, so Cooper’s photo shows it from some 200 miles north.
Luckily for Cooper, even the Empire State Building in the foreground was “posing” in a way. It was lit up blue and green in honor of the Tennis US Open being played in Queens this week.
If you’d like to see more of Cooper’s photography or maybe purchase a print to hang on your wall, be sure to pay his website a visit by clicking here.
A lifetime subscription to the service would normally cost you $79.99 (and many would say it’s well worth it), but for a limited time, you can get a lifetime PlayLater subscription for $39.99. Don’t want to commit for that long? Try a year for $19.99 (regularly $29.99).http://news.cnet.com/8301-13845_3-57603049-58/get-a-lifetime-playlater-subscription-for-$39.99/?
Social News release: Just to announce that the Bump team is joining Google!
Our mission at Bump has always been to build the simplest tools for sharing the information you care about with other people and devices. We strive to create experiences that feel like magic, enabled behind the scene with innovations in math, data processing, and algorithms. So we couldn’t be more thrilled to join Google, a company that shares our belief that the application of computing to difficult problems can fundamentally change the way that we interact with one another and the world.
Bump and Flock will continue to work as they always have for now; stay tuned for future updates.
As security experts and cryptographers continue to debate and discuss the implications of the revelations of the NSA’s capabilities against various encryption protocols and systems, some of the larger Internet companies are taking steps to protect their users’ data against the new threat.
Google, which has been in the middle of many of the conversations resulting from the NSA leaks in the last few months, is accelerating an existing program designed to encrypt all of the data moving between its various global data centers. The company, which handles a massive amount of the Internet’s traffic, has been moving in the direction of encrypting most of its user-facing resources for a long time now, including Google search, Gmail and other products. Users can opt to use a secure connection by default on many Google properties now, an option that encrypts their communications with Google’s servers.
Google’s legal filings stated: “Just as a sender of a letter to a business colleague cannot be surprised that the recipient’s assistant opens the letter, people who use web-based email today cannot be surprised if their emails are processed by the recipient’s [email provider] in the course of delivery. Indeed, ‘a person has no legitimate expectation of privacy in information he voluntarily turns over to third parties.’” We are always on the look out for such revealing admissions, and with our app you will be on top of what we find.
2) Real-time Consumer Complaints – Report problems and complaints about companies and products as rip-offs occur, and view complaints that match your own.
4) Consumer Watchdog Dog House – Satirize a politician, company or faulty product and share it on social media. Nine templates let you literally put a politician in the Dog House, set corporate executives’ “pants on fire” or point out a lobbyist who’s swimming in cash.
Thanks for all you do,
John M. Simpson
Privacy Project Director
- Android KitKat? Seriously? Looks like someone at Google forgot to google ‘Nestlé’ (ishaqam.wordpress.com)
- Google: Gmail Users Should Not Expect Privacy (pickmta.wordpress.com)
- Hey Gmail Users: You Have No ‘Legitimate’ Expectation of Privacy, Says Google (complex.com)
- BBM for Android first look (product-reviews.net)
Hand of Thief also includes a mechanism to prevent users from accessing anti-virus sites. This seems to work by manipulating Internet Domain Name System (DNS) addresses within memory rather than doing some obvious such as changing records in your hosts file.
Its developer claims “it has been tested on 15 different Linux desktop distributions, including Ubuntu, Fedora, and Debian. As for desktop environments, the malware supports 8 different environments, including Gnome and KDE.” The attack specifically targets common Web browsers Firefox, Google Chrome, as well as several other that others that are often found on Linux such as Chromium, Aurora, and Ice Weasel. http://www.zdnet.com/linux-desktop-trojan-hand-of-thief-steals-in-7000019175/?