Friday, August 15, 2014

Freaky Friday News: August 15, 2014

In Response to Shark Week...

Facebook Users Lose More Privacy...

because Facebook clearly is not earning enough money, with nearly $3 billion in revenue earned in the second quarter of this year.  That means Facebook earned almost $3 billion in three months.

So why do they need to milk more money out of their users' private interaction?

In this year alone, privacy concerns include:

I'm not saying that Facebook is a greedy company who cares more about making money that making happy users.  I'm just sayin'.

Surrey B.C. Pastafarian Trying to Get New Driver's License

Obi Canuel, a regular Canadian guy and ordained minister for the Church of the Flying Spaghetti Monster, has been trying for the 10 months or so to get a new driver's license.  The problem?  Obi wore a colander on his head for his picture, in respect to his religious beliefs.  Despite officially not discriminating against anyone's religion and allowing religious headgear that does not interfere with facial recognition software, the Canadian government is refusing to grant him a new driver's license unless he takes a picture without his religious headgear.  After attempting to work out the issue through standard channels, Obi decided to take the problem public with a video on YouTube.  Here's hoping the government decides to follow its own regulations.

And This is Why I Will Never Live in Russia...

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