Tag Archives: Reddit

Instagram is the Latest Social Media Platform Accused of Spying on it’s Users

social media spying

Multiple apps have recently come under fire for accessing smartphone features and spying without permission.

The latest service to get caught in the act spying on it’s users is Instagram.

Man Surprises Family With 130 Pound Weight loss

Lucas Irwin, 25, give his parents the best Christmas gift ever this year, and it didn’t come in a gift-wrapped box.

Lucas Irwin, 25, shocked his parents when he walked into their home 130 pounds lighter than he was a year ago after going on a diet plan Irwin, shocked his parents when he walked into their home 130 pounds lighter than he was a year ago when they had last seen him – and when he weighed 300 pounds.

Irwin went from 300 pounds to 170. How did His goal weight is 150 pounds.

Irwin began dieting on December the 28th of 2012

Irwin  said he 95 per cent of the weight through  by following a strict eating regimen. He  ate 1,350 calories a day and didn’t exercise until after seven or eight months of dietingHe stayed accountable to himself by keeping a food diary, writing down everything he ate for the year.

According to Lucas,  “No foods were off limit, he  survived mostly on tuna salad, chicken with salsa, frozen vegetables, beans and rice, turkey/roast beef sandwiches, spinach, and eggs.

After he lost 100 pounds he  started walking to work (5 miles) for about 2 months until it got too cold outside.”

He said the internet support on Reddit was helpful in his weight-loss journey.  Reddit, is a social news and entertainment website where registered users submit content in the form of links or text posts.

He kept his year-long effort a secret from his family, but caught the big moment on camera – a video that has now gone viral on the internet with over 620,000 hits on YouTube. 

Watch Video Here

Man surprises parents with 130-lb. weight loss

Memorial Service Held for Reddit Co-founder Aaron Swartz Today

UPDATE:  Memorial held for computer programmer, writer, political organizer  Internet activist and Reddie co-founder Aaron Swartz.  Girlfriend and others lash out  blaming  his death on ‘unfair prosecution.’

Hundreds…including family, friends and colleagues gathered today at New York’s Cooper Union to pay tribute to twenty-six-year-old Aaron Swartz who was found dead of an apparent suicide in his New York apartment which he shared with girlfriend Taren Stinebrickner-Kauffman.

Swartz, the co-founder of  the social news and entertainment website Reddit, took his own life on….. January 11, just a month before he was set to go on trial in Boston for thirteen felony charges. A maximum sentence would have carried decades in prison and huge fines.

Prosecutors contended that Swartz had broken into the computer database at Massachusetts Institute of Technology (M.I.T.) in 2010 in order to access the scholarly website JSTOR, which is pay-access. He was indicted in July the following year.

According to sources…the service had several high-profile speakers who re-affirmed their support for the work Swartz’s had done in his short career.  Read More

Related from the Web:

Was Aaron Swartz Really ‘Killed by the Government’?

 POSTED By:  Lisa


Reddit Co-founder Aaron Swartz Found Dead

Aaron Swartz, a computer programmer, writer, archivist, political organizer, and Internet activist. who fought to make online content free to the public has been found dead.

aaron swartzAccording to sources… the 26-year-old co-founder of Reddit, a social news website hanged himself in his Brooklyn apartment on Friday.

Swartz, co-founder of the non-profit political action group Demand Progress that campaigns against Internet censorship..  He co-authored the “RSS 1.0” specification of RSS Feeds and built the Website framework web.py and the architecture for the Open Library.

RIP, Aaron Swartz

On January 6, 2011, Swartz was arrested in Boston  in connection with systematic downloading and stealing of millions of academic journal articles from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in Boston as well as computer fraud.

He plead not guilty to the charges of computer fraud in a pre-trial hearing and his federal trial was to begin next month.

If convicted, he could have faced more than 50 years in prison and up to $4 million in fines.

The family and partner of  the computer genius created a memorial Web site and  issued a statement, saying “He used his prodigious skills as a programmer and technologist not to enrich himself but to make the Internet and the world a fairer, better place.”Swartz was eulogized by his friend and sometime attorney, Lawrence Lessig, calling his prosecution an abuse of proportionality and noting, ‘the question this government needs to answer is why it was so necessary that Aaron Swartz be labeled a “felon.”‘

Read these related archives Here

California Man Make Threats and Won’t be Prosecuted

January 8th, 2013

LA Man Arrested for Allegedly Making Threats to Schools on Facebook. The 24-year-old student at  California State Polytechnic University who  threatened to commit  a (Sandy Hook) copy-cat type crime in L.A. and will not be prosecuted. Kyle Bangayan  of Pomona, Ca posted threatening comments on Facebook

Sterling Son of Clippers Owner Donald Sterling found Dead

January 2nd, 2013

 Scott Sterling, the 32-year-old son of Los Angeles Clippers owner Donald Sterling, was found dead on the couch in his Malibu apartment on the 22600 block of Pacific Coast Highway at around 11:29 p.m. on New Year’s Day. L.A. County sheriff’s detectives said  there was no evidence  that would suggest foul play.New York Art Gallery Owner Commits Suicide

December 30th, 2012

‘No husband, no kids, no savings, no health insurance, no any support’ is how Marijana Bego, 54, described her life in a 100-page manifesto to her niece, which she called it the “most romantic story of all times.

”Man Post Fairwell Message on Facebook Before Driving Car on Railroad Track

December 28th, 2012

Antjuan Colvin, a 21-year-old  California man who friends say battled depression, wrote a haunting farewell message  which he posted on Facebook on Christmas Eve… Forty-five  minutes later… he drove onto a railroad crossing in Hughson, California where he was struck by a train which was traveling at around 75mph… and pronounced dead at the scene.

Corporation Donating $500,000 to Family of Nurse Jacintha Saldanha

December 11th, 2012

The corporation  who owns the Australian radio station 2DayFM…which is being held responsible for the prank call which resulted in the death of a British nurse at King Edward VII’s Hospital…is giving the nurses family 320,000 British Pounds or roughly $500,000.  Jacintha  Saldanha   , 46, was found dead in the hospitals housing for nurses.

Nurse who Revealed Information About Kate Middleton in the Radio Host Prank Commits Suicide

December 8th, 2012

Just days after the radio station which allowed two of its DJ’s to prank call the hospital  where “Duchess of Cambridge,”  Kate Middleton, was being treated for hyperemesis gravidarum, acute morning sickness related to her pregnancy …… the nurse Jacintha Saldanha, 46, who took the prank call from the Australian DJs  was found dead.