Terrorists Using Social Media to Find Targets

article.wn-000Feds to US Troops: ISIS May Use Social Media to Find You
‘In a joint intelligence bulletin issued overnight by the FBI with the Department of Homeland Security, officials strongly urged those who serve in uniform to scrub their social media accounts of anything that might bring unwanted attention from “violent extremists” or would help the extremists learn individual service members’ identities.

‘”The FBI and DHS recommend that current and former members of the military review their online social media accounts for any information that might serve to attract the attention of ISIL [ISIS] and its supporters,” the federal bulletin sent to law enforcement agencies said, advising that troops “routinely exercise operational security in their interactions online.” …’

Justice Secretary wants to block website ‘Ashley Madison’ for promoting extramarital affairs
‘”The website is a platform that allows illegal acts to be eventually committed. A ban may be enforced,” Secretary Leila de Lima said in an SMS statement, referring to Ashley Madison.

‘The Canada-based firm, which has the slogan: “Life is short. Have an affair”, recently launched their website in the Philippines, where the population is largely Roman Catholic and divorce is illegal.

‘De Lima stressed that “adultery” also remains against the law in the Philippines, even though it has largely been un-enforced and is a country where many powerful men flaunt their mistresses…’

Toys Send Kids to ER Every 3 Minutes
‘The study on children under age 18 is the first nationally representative long-term look at toy-related injuries, Smith says. The Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) publishes annual reports.

‘The most recent report from CPSC, for 2013, says toy-related injuries, including scooter injuries, have held steady since 2009. But CPSC says injuries linked to ride-on toys, led by foot scooters, continue to top the list.

‘Scooter injuries peaked, fell dramatically, then edged up again in the years after their introduction, Smith’s study suggests. CPSC reported 52,500 such injuries and one scooter-related death in 2013…’

Historian Watching Movie Spots Long-Lost Painting
‘Gergely Barki, who works as a researcher at the Hungarian National Gallery in Budapest, was spending Christmas 2009 at home on the couch with his young daughter. They were watching Stuart Little when he noticed something odd about the painting hanging over the fictional family’s mantelpiece—it bore a striking resemblance to a work by Hungarian artist Robert Bereny, which had last been seen in public in 1928.

‘Barki recognized the painting—“Sleeping Lady with Black Vase”—from a black-and-white photograph taken of the work during its last exhibition, in 1928. “It was not just on screen for one second but in several scenes of the film, so I knew I was not dreaming. It was a very happy moment,” said Barki. who had no idea how it ended up as set dressing in a 1999 children’s movie.

‘Barki, who is writing a biography of Bereny, went into full detective mode. “I started to write e-mails to everyone involved in the film,” he told the New York Post. He sent letters to the film’s creators, Sony Pictures and Columbia Pictures, finally receiving a reply from the film’s former set designer two years later…’

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