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Archive for August, 2013

Polls: Democrats Love The Computer Industry, Republicans Are Workaholics

Two recent polls give a little insight into the differences between American Democrats and Republicans with regard to which industries they most admire and how dedicated people in each group are to their own careers. A Gallup poll released last week examines how Democratic voters and Republican voters differ in how they perceive “business and […]

Student Safety Cited In L.A.-Area School District’s Hiring Of Social Media Watchdog

Citing the importance of kids’ safety, the Glendale, California Unified School District has hired a third-party social media monitoring service to begin combing through the online postings of 13,000 high school students who attend eight middle and high schools. According to CBS Los Angeles, the district has hired local company Geo Listening, a self-described “social […]

Short-Term Memory Loss?: Senator Obama Knows His Constitution

There has been a great deal of Internet chatter in recent months about the massive difference between Senator Barack Obama and President Barack Obama. In light of the National Security Agency Spying revelations and what appears to be a looming military engagement in Syria, a 2007 Boston Globe interview with Senator Obama is a paramount […]

U.S. Dominates Volume Of Government Requests For Facebook User Info Worldwide

Facebook has released a tally sheet enumerating how many times governments have requested information on individual users over the first six months of 2013. In all, there have been more than 25,000 requests from national governments worldwide – and, as you might have guessed, the U.S. is at the front of the pack. The release, […]

Report Shows How Recession Hit U.S. Families

WASHINGTON, (UPI) –  The number of U.S. households with an unemployed parent and a child under 18 living at home soared from 2005 to 2011, a Census Bureau report says. The report, titled “America’s Families and Living Arrangements: 2012,” says there were 2.4 million households in 2005 with an unemployed parent and at least one […]

Medications Of Breastfeeding Mothers Do Not Harm Baby

ROCKVILLE, Md., (UPI) –  Doctors often tell new mothers to stop taking medications while breastfeeding to protect the infants, but this may not be needed, U.S. researchers say. Hari Cheryl Sachs of Rockville, Md., said many mothers are inappropriately advised to discontinue breastfeeding or avoid taking essential medications because of fears of adverse effects on […]

Half Of U.S. Teen App Users Avoid An App Due To Privacy

PHILADELPHIA, (UPI) –  Almost 6-in-10 U.S. teens say they have downloaded an app, but more than half of teen app users avoided an app due privacy concerns, researchers say. Lead author Mary Madden, senior researcher for the Pew Research Center’s Internet Project, and colleagues at the Berkman Center for Internet & Society at Harvard University […]

Facebook Reveals Requests By World Governments For User Data

MENLO PARK, Calif., (UPI) –  Facebook has issued a report revealing it fielded requests from 74 countries for data on at least 38,000 users in the first half of 2013. The report released Tuesday provided details on the scale and scope of data requests Facebook received from governments around the world, requests made both for […]

Condo Association Threatens Fine For U.S. Flag In Window

BOSTON, (UPI) –  A Boston man said he believes his condo company would violate a federal law if it follows through with plans to fine him for a U.S. flag in his window. Mark DiGiovanni, 52, said the company that manages his condominium building sent him a “gentle reminder” Monday he could face a $25-per-day […]

Ohio Couple Die On Same Day, Just Before 66th Anniversary

RUSSIA, Ohio, (UPI) –  An Ohio couple died on the same day in the same nursing home, nine days before their 66th wedding anniversary, their family said. Harold Knapke, 91, and Ruth Knapke, 89, had known each other since they were in elementary school, their children told CNN. They died Aug. 11 at the Versailles […]

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