“Communicator of the Year” Apologizes for Rude Response
“Communicator of the Year” Kelly Blazek is under fire right now for calling out a 26-year-old on LinkedIn.
Blazek stated, “I love the sense of entitlement in your generation” and said 26-year-old Diana Mekota’s request to connect with her on LinkedIn was just for Mekota’s benefit. Mekota send Blazek a response email, replying for the lack of communication as Mekota believed Blazek misinterpreted her initial reach out attempt.
So much for being Communicator of the Year, Blazek clearly missed the communication message on that one.
After the response went viral, Blazek sent an apology to the Cleveland Plain-Dealer, and stated that she had apologized to everyone involved. Thursday Blazek appeared to have deleted her Twitter and Wordpress accounts. -Allison Heller
Ukraine President Yanukovych says that he didn’t flee because he was taken over, he says his life was in danger. President Yanukovych still believes he’s the rightful president of Ukraine. Earlier Friday morning Yanukovych says he fled the country for his safety, not because someone had taken him over, “I was compelled to leave Ukraine due to a direct threat to my life” (CNN).
He tells reporters he’s not going to let down his fight of power anytime soon, and plans to see his wishes fulfilled with the rebels backing down on taking power away from him. He has no plans to give up his legitimate, elected position that he feels was justly won. -Allison Heller
Social media has been responsible for movements like the Arab Spring, Occupy Wall Street, the uprising in Turkey at Gezi Park and the current protests in Venezuela. Whether you browse Reddit, The New York Times, or Facebook, one thing is certain: social causes seem to spring up on an hourly basis. Whether for better or worse, social media has transformed the ability of people to come together and seek change.
If you’re in Uganda and you like fluffin' the muffin, you could go to prison, according to Ugandan President Yoweri Musaveni, who signed a radical bill into law that could send homosexuals to prison for life. To top it off and further the violation of human rights, a tabloid has published the country’s “200 top Homos.” President Musaveni believes that homosexuality is a learned practice, and is completely by choice, blaming genetic distortion and claiming it could also be an inborn problem.
Regardless of whether individual users were an intelligence target or not, Britain’s surveillance agency GCHQ and the NSA intercepted millions of Yahoo webcam images and stored them every five minutes. Among some of the images collected were sexually explicit webcam shots that proved to be a particular problem for GCHQ.
How Covert Agents Infiltrate the Internet to Manipulate, Deceive, and Destroy Reputations
Agencies are attempting to control, infiltrate, manipulate, and warp online discourse, and in doing so, are compromising the integrity of the internet itself. JTRIG uses two tactics: (1) to inject all sorts of false material onto the internet in order to destroy the reputation of its targets; and (2) to use social sciences and other techniques to manipulate online discourse and activism to generate outcomes it considers desirable. -excerpt The // Intercept
Passport and photo ID details of more than 60,000 security professionals from members of the US military, FBI, United Nations, and National Security Agency, including Edward Snowden, are at risk after EC-Council, a US professional organization that offers a respected certification in ethical hacking, was hacked by a someone calling him or herself Eugene Belford, after the character in the movie Hackers (1995).
Childbirth presents a microcosmic view of just what is wrong with the healthcare system in the US. The “Healthcare Crisis” that exists in America starts at birth. If I have a baby, someone is determined to make money from it: pre-natal care, labor and delivery services, and post-partum care for both mother and child. From conception to delivery, America spends more than any other nation on the planet, per child produced – no surprise there.
Life throws many curves, but for Pat Mikos and Judy Strnad that included rejection, discrimination and a love that would lead them through tragedy and a lifetime of happiness. Imagine you are running through a suburb in Minneapolis being chased by skinheads. You are scared for your life and for the life of the person running with you, your best friend. Then you see a policeman at the end of the street. Your heart is pounding, your life relies on your feet moving faster than those behind you. You finally reach the police, and pure relief is the only thing you can think of, because he will protect you from those behind you. The mixture of fear, anticipation, and relief is almost too much to take in and is certainly an experience that will not be erased from your memory anytime soon. This is exactly what happened to Pat Mikos and Judy Strnad when they were 34 years old.
The gay and lesbian community is much, much older than that of the history of Christian values. This article seeks to serve as an exploration of the LGBT community before Christ or the common era, with some discussion of the emergence of Christianity and how it dealt with alternative lifestyles — resulting in the unrelenting hatred held by much of the conservative Christian right.
Parliament impeaches Yanukovych, even as he defiantly promises not to resign or leave Ukraine
Parliament on Feb. 22 voted overwhelmingly to impeach embattled Ukrainian President Viktor Yanukovych. Lawmakers applauded as the votes came in - 328 in all - to oust the president. Following the vote, parliamentarian stood and sang the national anthem.
Forever alone?….not exactly. iphone stalker/dating app that allows you to track your target. Tinder is an iPhone app that has gained huge popularity in recent months. It is available from the app store and works by giving users the chance to find potential dates near them.
While apps that alert you to people nearby are not new nor particularly dangerous, Tinder contained a very easily-exploited flaw: you could triangulate a user entered into the system, and the server on which it is based would return back their exact location, to within 100 feet.
Student protestor stares in the direction of the Bolivarian National Police (BNP) from a barricade set up by protesters in the Altamira neighborhood of Caracas, Venezuela. The Venezuelan government ordered paratroopers Thursday to a border city where growing student protests began over two weeks ago, with President Nicolas Maduro angrily rejecting US calls for dialogue.
Death toll: 51, including 12 police and more than 30 protesters. Riot police are firing burst rounds using automatic rifles. A truce declared by Ukrainian President Viktor Yanukovich has apparently, ended.