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    👍 | College students run virtual pop-up thrift stor…

    Some people are born with style, others have to pay for it. If you are in the latter group and were looking for something to wear that was 100% guaranteed to be fashionable, yet cost very little money, and was also a more ethical and Sustainable clothes shopping option, the TheThriftProjectTCNJ store checks all the boxes. Kennedy Ferruggia and Josh Simpson, two Bonner Scholars at The College of New Jersey, created the thrift project in 2013 as a student initiative in a partnership with the Rescue Mission of Trenton. Pre -COVID, curated clothing from the Rescue Mission was originally offered for…

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    👍 | Pallone: ​​The time for Facebook, YouTube, Twitter…

    By Frank Pallone, Jr. Facebook's oversight board announced last week that President Trump would continue to be banned from the platform, but it also gave Facebook six months to make a final decision on Trump's account. Understandably, the announcement drew a lot of attention. But in many ways, it was a clever distraction from the real issue, which is that Facebook's algorithms — designed to promote the most extremist, divisive content to keep people on the site — are the real problem. Make no mistake: Donald Trump played a huge role in helping Facebook spread dangerous disinformation, and we sa…

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    👍 | Friendly Fire: Julie & Mike ponder Facebook, Li…

    Q. Facebook banned Donald Trump for at least another six months, prompting this response from the former president: “Free speech has been taken away from the president of the United States because the radical left lunatics are afraid of the truth.” Thoughts? Julie : We are a long way from a Republican Party that believed in the free market, but Republicans, ironically, have a point about Trump being singled out when Facebook's entire algorithm is designed to promote his kind of hateful, dangerous, divisive rhetoric. Facebook's model – If not its business model – is inherently broken and if it w…

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    👍 | My Facebook was hacked. Instagram and WhatsApp,…

    Wendy Spinner joined Facebook in 2009 to stay in touch with family, friends and co-workers. She got that. But she also got an invasion of privacy that she calls a nightmare. In January, Spinner's Facebook contacts said they received messages from someone who was impersonating Spinner. The person asked them to send money, she said. Spinner said she knew she had been hacked. “I reported the impersonation and hacking of my account to the Facebook Help Center,” Spinner said. my password and email address which are connected to my Facebook account. ”But two minutes…

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    👍 | In Hoboken, an assault on free speech | Moran

    Hoboken Councilman Mike DeFusco blocked a handful of critics from his Twitter account recently, a move that has provoked a storm in town, and a proposal to impose a $ 500 fine for each person blocked. It's an extreme reaction, granted. Council members make only $ 22,000 a year, and the good ones work full time, or close to it, when you add up all the night meetings and weekend events. Given the abusive tone that Twitter seems to draw out, it must be tempting to block out the critics. But when public officials use their Twitter accounts to discuss public business, then blocking deprives the criti…

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    👍 | Facebook Supreme Court win could lead to'flood…

    A US Supreme Court ruling on Thursday could open the way for a “flood” of new robocalls, consumer advocates said. The case was brought against Facebook by a man who said the social media giant sent him unrequested texts warning him about suspicious logins to his account. But the man didn't have a Facebook account and had never given Facebook his phone number, or permission to message him, court records show. The court sided with Facebook, saying the notifications do not fall under the 1991 Telephone Consumer Protection Act , which requires that automated calls and texts be made only with the…

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    📱 | 5 years after Lehigh Valley theft, Ted Nugent's…

    The amps and microphones, the iPad, the pedal, the bag of cables — all that stuff stolen five years ago from Greg Smith, can be replaced. But the Fender bass, customized with a blowtorch by legendary bass-amp maker Larry Hartke, that , Smith wanted back. Through a friend's keen eye for Facebook Marketplace deals and a young man with a strong moral compass, Smith was reunited this week with the bass that was stolen along with his other gear in May 2016 outside an Allentown bar. never thought in a million years I'd ever see any of this stuff ever again, ”Smith, who lives outside Bangor, told l…

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    👍 | Jeff Van Drew joins fellow NJ Republican cong…

    A second New Jersey Republican congressman has deleted his Twitter account. Rep. Jeff Van Drew, R-2nd Dist., Left the social media platform this week, following Rep. Chris Smith, R-4th Dist., Who did it last month. They are the only two Republicans in the New Jersey delegation. Both lawmakers acted after they voted against impeaching President Donald Trump for inciting the Jan. 6 Capitol riot. All 10 House Democrats and both US senators from New Jersey are still on Twitter. Van Drew did not respond to several requests for comment from NJ Advance Media, but told the Press of Atlantic City tha…

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    👍 | Facebook removes Trump ad that included symbol…

    Facebook has removed campaign ads by President Donald Trump and Vice President Mike Pence that featured an upside-down red triangle, a symbol once used by Nazis to designate political prisoners, communists and others in concentration camps.The company said in a statement Thursday that the ads violated “our policy against organized hate.” A Facebook executive who testified at a House Intelligence Committee hearing on Thursday said the company does not permit symbols of hateful ideology “unless they're put up with context or condemnation.” “In a situation where we don't see either of those, we do…

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    👍 | NJ police dispatcher resigns after making rac…

    An employee of the Woodbridge Township Police Department has resigned after he was suspended for posting a racist comment on social media.Marc Repace, who worked as a dispatcher, submitted his resignation Monday after the Facebook exchange came to light.“He was immediately suspended once we identified the post as coming from him,” John Hagerty, Woodbridge Township spokesman, told NJ Advance Media. He said Repace resigned after an official review of the Facebook messages.In the messages, Repace comments on a photo taken Friday of a child at a Boston protest of police brutality and racial in just…