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From the Daily Dot:

He's not wrong

A lawyer for Facebook argued in court Wednesday that the social media site’s users “have no expectation of privacy.” According to Law360, Facebook attorney Orin Snyder made the comment while defending the company against a class-action lawsuit over the Cambridge Analytica scandal.

“There is no invasion of privacy at all, because there is no privacy,” Snyder said. In an attempt to have the lawsuit thrown out, Snyder further claimed that Facebook was nothing more than a “digital town square” where users voluntarily give up their private information.

“You have to closely guard something to have a reasonable expectation of privacy,” Snyder added. Although Snyder said that the social media site would be focusing more on privacy in the future, U.S. District Court Judge Vince Chhabria reportedly pushed back on Facebook’s argument.

“What you are saying now sounds contrary to the message that Facebook itself disseminates about privacy,” Chhabria said, according to Law.com.

Read more HERE

 

Posted On Saturday, 01 June 2019 01:56

From Infowars:

11 people died Friday and another six were injured after a disgruntled employee at the Virginia Beach Municipal Center opened fire, shooting a police officer in the process.

The suspect was described as a “longtime public works city employee,” by WAVY News. Police say the officer shot sustained non-life threatening injuries as a result of the bulletproof vest he was wearing. The suspect, who has not yet been identified, died at the scene. Police Chief Jim Cervera confirmed Friday he was shot by police after opening fire on officers.

The shooting is the worst tragedy to occur in Virginia Beach, according to Mayor Bobby Dyer. “This is the most devastating day in Virginia Beach history,” the mayor said. “The people involved are our friends, coworkers, neighbors and colleagues.”

More HERE

Posted On Saturday, 01 June 2019 01:49

From CBS News:

Chicago — R. Kelly was charged with 11 additional felony counts of sexual abuse on Thursday, including some that carry a maximum sentence of 30 years in prison. The new charges against Kelly stem from the sexual abuse of Jerhonda Pace, then a minor, that allegedly took place in 2010. Pace told her story of alleged abuse in a docu-series called "Surviving R. Kelly."

The charges include four counts of aggravated criminal sex assault, three counts of aggravated criminal sexual abuse of a victim between the ages of 13 and 16, two counts of criminal sex assault by force and two counts of aggravated criminal sex abuse, according to court records.

In February, Kelly was charged with 10 counts of aggravated criminal sexual abuse. He was accused of abusing four women, three of whom were underage at the time of the alleged events.

Posted On Friday, 31 May 2019 13:57

From the UK Daily Mail:

  •  WARNING: GRAPHIC CONTENT
  • The unidentified man set himself on fire on Wednesday on the Ellipse park in downtown Washington D.C. 
  • Video of the incident showed the man walking calmly across the Ellipse near the Washington Mall, an area popular with tourists, with flames covering his body 
  • Several seconds later, U.S. Secret Service staff could be seen towards him with a fire extinguisher to put out the blaze 
  • The man is said to have suffered burns to 85 percent of his body and was transported to hospital with 'life threatening injuries' 
  • There have been several security incidents at the White House in recent years
Posted On Thursday, 30 May 2019 10:14

From the Jamaica Gleaner:

Entertainer Daniel Rose, who was charged with the December 2011 shooting of his neighbor in Lawrence Tavern, St Andrew, was today freed in the Gun Court in downtown KingstonThe 28-year-old, who is the nephew of reggae icon, Buju Banton, was charged with shooting with intent and illegal possession of a firearm. 

Allegations were that the complainant was at his house before dawn when the door to the premises was kicked in and men armed with guns opened fire.The complainant escaped injury.

Reggae star, Buju Banton performed in Bermuda over the holiday

Rose was subsequently taken into custody and later charged. The accused denied the allegations. Under cross-examination by attorney-at-law Peter Champagnie the complainant admitted that he did not identify the voice of the accused in his written statement to the police. 

He also admitted that the exterior light on his house was turned off at the time of the shooting. Champagnie submitted that based on the evidence, the court could not be certain that it was the accused who committed the act. The court agreed and found him not guilty. 

Posted On Thursday, 30 May 2019 10:01
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