Monday, October 2, 2023
Monday, October 2, 2023

Satire: Doing Chapel Hill housing by the (Face)book – The Daily Tar Heel

Editor's note: this article is satire.There exists a group on campus that can make or break your college experience. It can introduce you to your future best friend or your future worst enemy. It can point you in the direction of a nice four-bedroom off Church Street or a dingy duplex 40 minutes from campus. It can help you finally sell that lamp that you used to cram for physics late into the night (you failed) or urge you to buy another (maybe this is a sign to stop cramming by lamplight). The group is more exclusive than the Order of Gimghoul, it holds more secrets than the Church of Scientology and it exists on a platform even more underground than BeReal.  It’s the "UNC Chapel Hill Subleases, Roommates, Off Campus Housing & Apartments" Facebook group. You might be thinking, “But Hannah, the group has 33,487 members. That’s hardly underground.” Sure, that’s enough people to fill a small town, but the Facebook group isn’t a town: it’s an art form.  » Read More

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Hijacked Facebook page causing big headaches for Glens Falls man – NewsChannel 13

When Ray Agnew’s not singing and performing – either at coffee houses or church services – he’s an administrator at Glens Falls Hospital. He also serves on the boards of hospice, the chamber of commerce and the Glens Falls Symphony. He’s a pillar of the community.However, his Facebook page is posting and selling fraudulent items. They include motorcycles, ATVs, a trampoline, TVs, game systems, even a hot tub.Agnew got a Facebook message from a friend saying he’d been locked out of his account and asked Ray for his help getting back in. They used the option of Facebook texting you a code. He gave the code to his “friend” and got hacked.Agnew realizes now that he was naive and shouldn’t have shared the code without verifying that it was really his friend who was asking for it.What he’s more concerned about is how the hackers have posted these fraudulent items for sale, looking to scam people using his good name. There’s apparently no depth to which the scammers won’t stoop.  » Read More

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️‍♂️ Jayhawks Slated for Fighting Irish Classic in South Bend – Kansas Athletics

Tournament: Fighting Irish Classic Course: The Warren Golf Course Par/Yards: 70/7,023 When: Oct. 1-2 Participating Teams: Georgia Southern, Indiana, Iowa, Iowa State, Kansas, Kent State, Louisville, #49 Michigan State, #43 Notre Dame, Northwestern, #37 Purdue, Rutgers, #5 Tennessee and Utah Live Stats: Golfstat  SOUTH BEND, Ind. – Kansas Men’s Golf is set to tee it up in South Bend, Indiana for a two-day event at the Warren Golf Course for the Fighting Irish Classic, beginning on Sunday, Oct. 1. The Jayhawks will play 36 holes on Sunday, Oct. 1, followed by 18 holes on Monday to complete the tournament. Kansas takes part in the 14-team field hosted by 43rd-ranked Notre Dame, in addition to, Georgia Southern, Indiana, Iowa, Iowa State, Kent State, Louisville, No. 49 Michigan State, Northwestern, No. 37 Purdue, Rutgers, No. 5 Tennessee and Utah. Last year, Kansas finished eighth at the Fighting Irish Classic, highlighted by a top-20 finish from Will King in his collegiate debut. Kansas is coming off a second-place finish at the Gopher Invitational (Sept.  » Read More

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I was shocked to discover a vintage painting online that looks just like me — I had to buy it – NY Post

Jenny Smith was shocked to find her doppelgänger online — in a painting, that is. The mom-of-four was blown away by the discovery of a painted portrait that bared an uncanny resemblance to her curly red locks and “large” forehead, and she became determined to get her hands on the mysterious artwork. “Somebody posted the painting in a Facebook group in June, and a friend sent it to my sister and said, ‘This looks just like Jenny,'” Smith, 43, told Kennedy News, explaining that her sister had forwarded the link of the dead-ringer to her. “I was instantly like, I’ve got to find this painting — I’ve got to have her. It’s not like some random portrait to me because it looks just like me,” she added. After desperately hunting the portrait down for months, phoning various antique shops and enlisting the help of social media, the Columbia, Mississippi native was heartbroken to discover that the painting was hundreds of miles away in Spruce Pine, North Carolina. After seeing a photo of the portrait online,  » Read More

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RCMP warning of Facebook Marketplace scam in Greater Victoria – VictoriaNow

The West Shore RCMP is warning the public after receiving numerous reports of fraud on Facebook Marketplace. According to police, the fraud consists of a seller listing an item for sale and requesting the buyer e-transfer a deposit to hold the item for sale. However, when the buyer tries to collect the item, they find out that the item does not exist. "We wish to warn the public of this type of fraud. There is always a risk to buying items online especially from sellers you don’t know," said Cpl. Nancy Saggar, West Shore RCMP Media Relations Officer. Here are some tips to keep in mind if you are purchasing items online from Facebook Marketplace and other online platforms: Check the seller reviews; Pay for the item in person and inspect what you are buying; Pay in cash and avoid e-transfer ahead of time; Do not pay a holding deposit fee; Meet the seller in a public place.  » Read More

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Hijacked Facebook page leads to big problems for Glens Falls man –

A man from Glens Falls has had his Facebook page hijacked and completely taken over. Whoever did it is using the page to sell phony items in his name.It happened to Ray Agnew, a vice president of Glens Falls Hospital.He gave his Facebook access code to a person he thought was a friend who had been locked out of their account.It turns out he was being scammed, and the scammer immediately took over his page and started posting items for sale – items that don’t exist. They were still posting items as of Friday, and people are sending them money, thinking that it’s Agnew who is selling them.13Investigates reached out to Facebook on Agnew’s behalf.Learn about how we made out and how a Glens Falls church plays into this story, on our late news after the football game on Sunday night, and on  » Read More

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Norway asks EU regulator to fine Facebook owner Meta over privacy breach – Reuters

The logo of Meta Platforms' business group is seen in Brussels, Belgium December 6, 2022. REUTERS/Yves Herman/File Photo Acquire Licensing RightsOSLO/BRUSSELS, Sept 28 (Reuters) - Norway's data regulator will refer the ongoing fine it has imposed on Meta Platforms (META.O) to the European data authority (EDA), it said on Thursday, a move that could make the penalty permanent and widen it to the European Union.The EU's regulator confirmed to Reuters it had received the request to expand the fine. It said it would first make an assessment of the file after which it "will have two weeks to adopt its urgent binding decision".The owner of Facebook and Instagram has been fined one million crowns ($93,000) per day since Aug. 14 for three months for breaching users' privacy by harvesting their data and using it to target advertising at them, a business model common to Big Tech.That is the maximum period for which the Norwegian regulator Datatilsynet is allowed to impose such a penalty.  » Read More

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Introducing Social Profiles for Meta's AIs – Facebook

Today during Connect, we introduced new AI experiences across our family of apps and devices, including testing 28 AIs with unique interests and personalities for you to interact with and dive deeper into your interests. While we’re rolling out the ability for you to interact directly with these AIs via our messaging platforms, we’re also launching their social profiles on Facebook and Instagram today so you can follow them and get to know what they’re all about. Many of these profile pictures look familiar because we partnered with well known public figures to embody some of these AIs – but these familiar faces are representing the characters, not themselves. The public-facing social profiles and related visual content creation is managed by Meta. When we generate images for social posts using AI, you’ll see #ImaginedWithAI on the post along with a watermark on the lower left hand corner of the image. If you are part of the beta product rollout in the U.S., you’ll be able to interact with the AIs directly from their social profiles by sending them a message on Instagram or Messenger.  » Read More

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News publishers descend on Washington, seeking even playing field with Google, Facebook

Washington – News publishers are escalating their push for a bill in Congress that would force big tech companies to compensate local news organizations for content posted on platforms like Google and Facebook.More than 80 news publishers and their representatives plan to visit members of Congress at their Capitol Hill offices today as part of a lobbying blitz for the Journalism Competition and Preservation Act.The bill would give news organizations a temporary anti-trust exemption to negotiate with digital platforms and come up with fair compensation for content produced by their journalists.The legislation could provide a financial boost to struggling local news organizations, which compete with the technology firms for digital advertising revenue.The tech platforms take as much as 70% of the digital ad revenue generated in the United States, according to the News Media Alliance, a trade group of about 2,000 news organizations.The shrinking revenue for local news publishers has contributed to the closing of about 2,500 local newspapers since 2005, or about a quarter of the nation’s newspapers according to a Northwestern University study.  » Read More

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