Daily Archives: June 23, 2017

Nebraska Democratic Party official ousted after controversial audio recording surfaces

“His whole job is to get people, convince Republicans to (expletive) kick people off (expletive) health care. I’m glad he got shot,” said Montag in the audio recording.Montag is now looking for a new job. Kleeb let him go after the recording became public.”I wish he was (expletive) dead,” said Montag in the recording.

Source: Nebraska Democratic Party official ousted after controversial audio recording surfaces | KPTM

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Snapchat’s new map feature raises fears of stalking and bullying 

Snapchat has introduced a map feature that lets users track other people’s location in real time, raising concerns among safety and privacy advocates.Snap Maps, launched this week, plots users and their snaps onto a map so friends and other Snapchatters can see where they are and what they are doing.“We’ve built a whole new way to explore the world! See what’s happening, find your friends, and get inspired to go on an adventure!” said the company in a blogpost announcing the update.

Source: Snapchat’s new map feature raises fears of stalking and bullying | Technology | The Guardian

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The New Sticker Shock: Plunging Cellphone Bills

Customers are used to cellphone bill shock, but not like this.The cost of U.S. cellular service is rapidly plunging, reversing years of increases that have squeezed consumers’ budgets and generated huge profits for wireless companies.Americans are using their smartphones more than ever to stream videos, surf the web and browse Facebook. But telecommunications companies are losing their power to raise prices for using their networks, in part because the U.S. cellphone market is nearing saturation. That has kicked off a vicious price war among the four national wireless carriers.

Source: The New Sticker Shock: Plunging Cellphone Bills – WSJ

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Dog snack dupes dozens of parents, store apologises 

More parents have admitted mistakenly trying to feed their children dog food after a pet snack pack featuring a well-known kids cartoon was put next to chips in a supermarket.The store owners have apologised after dozens of horrified parents have said they bought the Scooby Snacks for their youngsters from the Whanganui Pak’n Save this week to eat at school and kindergarten.They were shocked to discover the 30g individual carob snack treats were never intended for human consumption but were animal snacks.Notices have gone up around Whanganui preschools and staff are checking lunchboxes to make sure children aren’t eating the wrong food.”I wondered why my boy didn’t like the taste of them,” posted a parent on Facebook.One parent popped a doggie treat in her mouth after her child rejected it.”I got these today not knowing they were dog food [and] tried giving one to my 1 year old. Lucky he wasnt hungry and I ended up eating one and spitting it back out followed by reading the packet more,” she posted on Facebook.

Source: Dog snack dupes dozens of parents, store apologises – NZ Herald

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