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Facebook allows beheading videos, sparks outrage

Oct 22 2013, 6:06am CDT | by IANS

London, Oct 22 (IANS) Social networking website Facebook is now permitting extremely disturbing videos of people being beheaded to be posted and shared on the site.

London, Oct 22 — Social networking website Facebook is now permitting extremely disturbing videos of people being beheaded to be posted and shared on the site. The US-based firm had earlier in May...

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Facebook allows beheading videos, sparks outrage

Oct 22 2013, 6:06am CDT | by IANS

London, Oct 22 (IANS) Social networking website Facebook is now permitting extremely disturbing videos of people being beheaded to be posted and shared on the site.

London, Oct 22 — Social networking website Facebook is now permitting extremely disturbing videos of people being beheaded to be posted and shared on the site.

The US-based firm had earlier in May put a temporary ban on films of decapitation on its site after it received complaints that it could cause long-term psychological damage, BBC reported Tuesday.

However, the company has now said its users should be able to watch such videos as long as they condemn and not celebrate these videos.

The US firm confirmed it now believed its users should be free to watch and condemn such videos. It added that it was, however, considering adding warnings.

The networking website is open to anyone who is aged 13 or above.

The company, in a statement, said it was allowing such content to be posted again.

"Facebook has long been a place where people turn to share their experiences, particularly when they're connected to controversial events on the ground, such as human rights abuses, acts of terrorism and other violent events," BBC quoted a company spokesperson as saying.

"People are sharing this video on Facebook to condemn it. If the video were being celebrated, or the actions in it encouraged, our approach would be different.

"However, since some people object to graphic video of this nature, we are working to give people additional control over the content they see. This may include warning them in advance that the image they are about to see contains graphic content," the statement added.

British Prime Minister David Cameron condemned the company's decision, terming it as irresponsible.

"It's irresponsible of Facebook to post beheading videos, especially without a warning. They must explain their actions to worried parents," the prime minister has tweeted.

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Late 2014 Mac Mini Teardown Reveals Soldered RAM [Photos]

Oct 21 2014 12:43am CDT | Source: iClarified

iFixit has published a teardown of the new 2014 Mac mini finding soldered RAM and a more difficult to open casing.Highlights:● The backside of the Mini remains almost identical to the previous iteration. The only change is the omission of a FireWire port in favor of an extra Thunderbolt 2 port.● The Mac Mini Late 2014 retains the model number identifier of A1347, but is distinguished by the EMC number 2840.● There's a solid door where there was once ha ...
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Oct 21 2014 12:04am CDT | Source: 9to5Mac

Facebook has pushed out an update for its popular alternative client, Paper, that adds support for the larger displays on the new iPhone 6 and 6 Plus. It also addresses issues that could arise with the keyboard and video playback. Finally, a few stability issues have been fixed to keep the app from crashing. The new Paper 1.2.4 update is available for free on the iOS App Store.Filed under: Apps Tagged: Faceb ...
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Oct 20 2014 11:58pm CDT | Source: iClarified

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Oct 20 2014 8:35pm CDT | Source: iClarified

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Tim Cook Congratulates Employees on Strong Quarter in Internal Memo

Oct 20 2014 8:14pm CDT | Source: iClarified

In a memo obtained by iClarified, Apple CEO Tim Cook praised employees for their hard work that led to the record-breaking quarter for Apple. Cook congratulated employees for the 'strong results' achieved, and the work that enables Apple to be the 'most innovative company in the world'Check out the full memo below...---Share Article:Facebook,   Twitter,   LinkedIn,   Google Plus,   E ...
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9to5Toys Last Call: iSmartAlarm smart home system $125, best iPad Air 2 trade offer, RBI Baseball for iOS $2, more

Oct 20 2014 5:01pm CDT | Source: 9to5Mac

Be sure to follow 9to5Toys to keep up with the best gear and deals on the web: Twitter, RSS Feed, Facebook, Google+ and Safari push notifications. Today’s can’t miss deals: iSmartAlarm smart home system $125 shipped (Reg. $200) Best Buy trade offer is the best way to jump from iPad 2 to iPad Air 2 R.B.I. Baseball 14 for iOS/Android $2 (Reg. $5) iPhone 5 factory unlocked manufacturer refurbished w/ 1-yr Apple warranty from $ ...
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Lyft Ridesharing App Updated With Apple Pay Integration

Oct 20 2014 4:51pm CDT | Source: iClarified

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Chinese Authorities Reportedly Staging iCloud Phishing Attacks

Oct 20 2014 4:19pm CDT | Source: iClarified

According to Great Fire, Chinese authorities are reportedly using a 'man-in-the-middle attack' to gather usernames and passwords from Chinese iCloud Users. Chinese officials have reportedly set up a firewall that blocks all connections to iCloud.com, and redirects users to dummy site that looks exactly like Apple's iCloud login page.This is clearly a malicious attack on Apple in an effort to gain access to usernames and passwords and consequently all data ...
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Apple Sold 39.3 Million iPhones, 12.3 Million iPads, 5.5 Million Macs, and 2.6 Million iPods Last Quarter

Oct 20 2014 3:46pm CDT | Source: iClarified

Apple has announced that it sold 39.3 million iPhones, 12.3 million iPads, 5.5 million Macs, and 2.6 million iPods last quarter.iPhone:● Units (thousands): 39,272 (+16% year over year)● Revenue (millions): $23,678 (+21% year over year)iPad:● Units (thousands): 12,316 (-13% year over year)● Revenue (millions): $5,316 (-14% year over year)Share Article:Facebook,   Twitter,   LinkedIn,   Google Plus, ...
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Apple Reports Fourth Quarter Results: $42.1 Billion in Revenue, $8.5 Billion in Net Profit

Oct 20 2014 3:35pm CDT | Source: iClarified

Apple today announced financial results for its fiscal 2014 fourth quarter ended September 27, 2014. The Company posted quarterly revenue of $42.1 billion and quarterly net profit of $8.5 billion, or $1.42 per diluted share. These results compare to revenue of $37.5 billion and net profit of $7.5 billion, or $1.18 per diluted share, in the year-ago quarter. Gross margin was 38 percent compared to 37 percent in the year-ago quarter. International sales accounted for 60 percent of the ...
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