A Michigan police department jokingly renamed themselves the "PoPo" -- but not everyone appreciated the humor. In fact, some saw racist overtones in the prank. The Bath Township Police department said the "PoPo" decal on a police cruiser was an effort to "reach the younger folk out there," "In an effort to bridge that [generational] gap, we've decided to update our patrol car graphics in an attempt to be more relatable to the local youths," the police department wrote on Facebook with a photo of their new "PoPo" car. Renaming the force "PoPo" -- which is slang for police -- got mixed reactions, and some felt it was racist. Implying the community should "watch out for the PoPo" was a move some deemed insensitive in light of the controversy over police shootings, CBS Detroit reports. Scrolling through the department's Facebook shows they often post jokes and memes on their page. In February they posted a prank photo which was photoshopped so their police cruiser said "ice cream." Still, … [Read more...] about Police change name to “PoPo” in controversial prank
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In the Facebook post he made a week ago, Jay Menzo once again stands side by side with his sister. In the photo he chose, they grin broadly at the camera, a happy time he returned to on what would have been her 49th birthday.“I miss you more than words could ever express,” Menzo wrote to Lisa Menzo Santoro, his “Irish twin” born just one year ahead of him.Menzo’s remembrance went out to a Facebook community brought together through his late sister’s memorial account, a decidedly 21st century way of mourning that is becoming increasingly widespread, even as it raises sometimes thorny ethical issues.Through her profile, her family and friends have kept her memory alive despite the tragedy of her death — murdered last year at her Palmer Township home by an abusive boyfriend days after she was granted a restraining order.Menzo said he finds himself scrolling through her feeds, reading old greetings and quips they exchanged about growing up together … [Read more...] about Brother gets joy from sister’s memorial Facebook account, but misery lurks there too
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Supported by Personal Tech Tech Fix By BRIAN X. CHEN APRIL 11, 2018 Continue reading the main story Share This Page Continue reading the main story When I downloaded a copy of my Facebook data last week, I didn’t expect to see much. My profile is sparse, I rarely post anything on the site, and I seldom click on ads. (I’m what some call a Facebook “lurker.”)But when I opened my file, it was like opening Pandora’s box.With a few clicks, I learned that about 500 advertisers — many that I had never heard of, like Bad Dad, a motorcycle parts store, and Space Jesus, an electronica band — had my contact information, which could include my email address, phone number and full name. Facebook also had my entire phone book, including the number to ring my apartment buzzer. The social network had even kept a permanent record of the roughly 100 people I had deleted from my … [Read more...] about I Downloaded the Information That Facebook Has on Me. Yikes.
close Video Facebook CEO takes questions on Capitol Hill Mark Zuckerberg says he's open to making changes to Facebook and the tech CEO says the buck stops with him; chief congressional correspondent Mike Emanuel reports from Capitol Hill. “What the hell am I doing here? I don't belong here.” – Creep by Radiohead, covered by the Belgian women’s choir Scala and Kolacny Brothers for “The Social Network.” Here’s what popped up in my Facebook news feed as senators grilled Facebook and CEO Mark Zuckerberg for nearly five hours at a hearing Tuesday: An article about the resignation of White House Homeland Security Adviser Tom Bossert. A TV report about a new form of back surgery. An item about an acquaintance scoring a job in the drone industry. A posting from a friend about breakfast at Taco Bell. An ad for Halo Top Creamery. An article titled “The Great Lesson of California is America’s New Civil War.” A posting … [Read more...] about It all comes down to Facebook’s impregnable ‘Terms of Service’