Facebook is no stranger to online gaming. For some time now, it has offered its users the option of playing online games for Facebook credits as an alternative to real money. Earlier this year, Facebook changed its advertising policies, allowing online gambling companies to advertise in jurisdictions where such services are permitted. In the past, Facebook has been extremely strict when it comes to advertising online gambling business on its website. Now, Facebook’s Advertising Guidelines web page has a specific online gambling clause under the Gambling and Lotteries subsection of the Ad Content section, which reads: “Ads that promote or facilitate online gambling, games of skill or lotteries, including online casino, sports books, bingo, or poker, are only allowed in specific countries with prior authorization from Facebook.” … [Read more...] about Will Facebook Become a Key Player in U.S. Online Gaming?
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2014-the Year of Internet Gaming?As we begin 2014, the conditions are ripe for considerable growth in Internet gaming throughout the country. First, there is a growing acceptance that federal action is unlikely for the foreseeable future, substantially increasing the attention and engagement of these issues at the state level. Likewise, New Jersey’s broad-based launch and its substantial estimates for state revenue in 2014 have garnered significant attention in other states. In short, unlike the more limited introductions in Nevada or Delaware, New Jersey seems to be successfully demonstrating that Internet gaming is feasible in most states. For instance, after some initial challenges, New Jersey seems to be proving that geo-location and other technical requirements to implement an intrastate program are achievable. … [Read more...] about State of Play-Is 2014 the Year of Internet Gaming?
Obviously not everything said at Techshow or any other conference will be earth-shattering news, Techshow presenter Ben M. Schorr wrote at his IT company’s blog. “Did I reveal some great secret of Microsoft Outlook that nobody outside the hallowed halls of Microsoft knows about? I doubt it,” Schorr wrote. “In fact, I suspect most of what I talked about in my ‘Meet the Author’ session could be found in my book. But by discussing it face to face, we were able to put it in different contexts and find ways to help the audience use those ideas in new ways (or at least ways that were new to them) to be more effective.” … [Read more...] about Law bloggers sum up their time spent offline and face-to-face at Techshow
I certainly know PIs who would take such cases and I’m not exactly squeaky clean myself. After all, as a journalist working for Ramparts magazine back in the 1960s, I broke into the basement of the National Student Association (with another reporter) to steal files showing that the group’s leaders were working for the CIA and that the agency actually owned the very building they occupied. In a similar fashion, on a marginally legal peep-and-trespass in those same years, another reporter and I crawled through bushes on the grounds of a VA Hospital in Maryland where we had been told that we could find a replica of a Vietnamese village being used to train American assassins in the CIA’s Phoenix program. That so-called pacification program would, in the end, kill more than 26,000 Vietnamese civilians. We found the “village,” secretly watched some of the training, and filed the first piece about that infamously murderous program for New York’s Village … [Read more...] about A Private Investigator On Living In A Surveillance Culture
Sitting in the Pizza Hut this summer, M.S., the teen in Greenville, said she doesn’t regret being placed in foster care. Her relationship with her grandmother needed mending, and she has learned to value herself and worry less about other people’s opinions. “I’ve changed a lot as a person,” she said. She missed her former school’s principal and her old biology teacher, who had recently taken her out for Chinese food, but she was also ready for a fresh start. … [Read more...] about How Schools For Kids In Foster Care Act As ‘Educational Black Holes’