As if it’s not already annoying enough to see promoted tweets in your Twitter timeline, an inevitable advertising move that we’ve grumbled about and gotten over, Twitter says it’s going to sprinkle strangers’ musings, missives and messages into users’ timelines. Just because it can, apparently. [More]
do i know you?
Did you get an email from Target apologizing for the recent hack and offering free credit monitoring yesterday that felt kind of, well, iffy? Many of our readers and others elsewhere on the Internet have pointed to the mass email as sketchy, due in part to pall cast by the retailer’s security breach over the holidays. And then there’s the fact that many people never shop at Target. Not in stores, and not online. Not ever. So how did they get those email addresses? [More]
Being dedicated to your job is one thing, but there’s quite a distinct line between doing your duty and breaking the law. A county compliance officer in Georgia needed to serve a violation notice on a resident for having grass that was too long in her yard. But instead of waiting until she woke up, he decided to just let himself on in.