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Facebook: Your Opinion Mattered Not

Posted by on Dec 12, 2012 | 0 comments

Facebook: Your Opinion Mattered Not

Facebook has made it official: Its users will no longer get a vote in how the giant social network handles their personal information. And the votes that they did cast over the past week rejecting Facebook’s proposed changes to privacy policies will not count. Facebook said Tuesday it has already adopted the policy changes. An external auditor reviewed and confirmed the final results,...

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Been Caught Stealin’

Posted by on Nov 25, 2012 | 0 comments

Been Caught Stealin’

Who says ALL Black Friday shoppers behave badly? Three bystanders helped a crime victim when they chased a parolee accused of snatching a woman’s purse and then trapped him in the back seat of a cab on Michigan Avenue until police arrived. One of the good Samaritans, Mike Hochhauser, 31, said he didn’t hesitate to chase Richard D. Mendoza, 31, once he stepped out of his building and...

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Drunk Schoolbus Driver

Posted by on Nov 10, 2012 | 0 comments

Drunk Schoolbus Driver

Four kids on Chicago’s North Side got to experience a real life episode of COPS this week. Their school bus driver, who was taking them to a public elementary school, was arrested and charged with driving under the influence of alcohol after being stopped for erratic driving, officials said Wednesday. Once the bus driver finally pulled over, the officer smelled alcohol on the...

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Stabbin’ at Chuckie’s

Posted by on Oct 13, 2012 | 0 comments

Stabbin’ at Chuckie’s

This was no ordinary peeved waiter. Last week,  an employee at a Chicago Chuck E. Cheese stands accused of  allegedly stabbing a difficult diner’s companion with a box cutter. The Sept. 30 incident at the Southwest Side restaurant arcade reportedly began with a confrontation over a salad plate. According to CBS, police said 19-year-old employee Shardonnae Pruitt took a 40-year-old...

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Paying for Facebook

Posted by on Oct 6, 2012 | 0 comments

Paying for Facebook

They said it would never happen. Pay for Facebook? But nobody said you couldn’t, if you wanted to. Facebook Inc. is letting users in the United States pay a fee to boost the visibility of their postings on the social network, the company’s latest effort to look beyond advertisers for revenue. The promoted-posts-for-users feature, which Facebook began offering as a test on Wednesday...

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