Driver who killed teen posts his totaled car online with smiley face

A 16-year-old Brooklyn Center boy clung to life for days before dying after a suspected drunken driver, without a valid license, fled one crash on a north-metro highway and ran into the teen’s car down the road moments later, authorities said


Minnesota man, after causing a fatal crash, makes horrible posts on Facebook.


The man, who was on probation, was allegedly drunk and driving on revoked license, gets into one crash, and while fleeing that one, causes another one with a vehicle driven by a 16-year-old driver. The boy died a couple of days the crash.


After the crashes, but before the boy died, the man posts photos of what was left of his vehicle with these messages:


"That’s her front end after I got done with her lol.” He signed that message with a smiley face.


“I’m all good slept a day in the hospital then came home and did yard work lol."


The man admitted to posting the images and comments, which have since been deleted.


This man’s level of callousness is atrocious. Besides allegedly driving while intoxicated and a revoked license, his Facebook posts make it seem very likely he is going to get any sympathy from the police, prosecutor or jury, if the case goes to trial, or sentencing judge.


Source: Paul Walsh via Star Tribune

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Kendall Jenner Slammed For Instagramming While Driving

The second-youngest member of the Kardashian-Jenner brood is getting serious flack for a video she posted on social media earlier this week. A recent video posted to Kendall Jenner’s Instagram depicted Ms. Jenner and fellow model, Ashley Skye, rocking out to Avril Lavigne’s “sk8er boi” in the car, Fox News reports. In the video — which has since been taken…


Celebrity driving "uber" dangerously


Kendall Jenner posted an Instagram video that showed her and friend getting down to Avril Lavigne’s “Sk8er boy” while cruising through heavy traffic in L.A. Her tweet about the video said, "being uber girly." 


Maybe it should have read, "being uber dangerous." 


The Instagram video has been removed, presumably by Kenner. However, it is available other places. 


This is yet another example why we should not look to celebrities as role models, especially "reality stars." 


Source: Jordyn Taylor via BetaBeat

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10 Things You Didn’t Know You Agreed to via Terms of Service

We know you didn’t read the terms of service. Here are the most interesting parts you missed.


10 things you did not know you agreed to via Terms of Service on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and LinkedIn. 



1. Facebook has permission to use your photos and videos for whatever it wants. 

2. You can’t use Facebook if you’re a convicted sex offender. 

3. You’re required to keep your contact information up to date. 


4. How you explore Twitter, and how you got there 

5. You’re not allowed to squat on a username. 


6. You’re not allowed to post sexually suggestive content. 

7. You’re not supposed to send ideas to Instagram, but if the company actually reads them and likes them, it’ll use them. 


8. You can’t add anyone you don’t actually know. 

9. Your profile can’t promote escort or prostitution services — even if they’re legal where you live. 

10. You’re not allowed to lie. 


Some of these seem like common sense but, unless you actually read the TOS, which you should but probably have not, you do not know what you have agreed to when using these sites. These types of things are not just limited to these sites.


Any other "odd" things you know of? 


My advice: Read the Terms of Service of any site you use. 


Post by Sylvan Lane via Mashable

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Morphed Image: Protected or Porn?

The Eighth Circuit Court of Appeals upheld a conviction based on “morphing” an image to include a minor’s face as depicting child pornography. The appeals court rejected the man’s arguments that federal pornography laws, as applied to the “morphed image,” were not unconstitutional under the


Court rejects free speech arguments of a child pornography conviction for sending a “morphed” image, which had a minor’s face superimposed over that of the female. The Man argued that the image, as it did not actually involve children engaged in sex, was not pornography and was protected by the First Amendment. Court said government had a compelling interest in protecting children from these types of images.


Read the full post by Jeffrey Lapin on Lapin Law Offices Blog: Morphed Image: Protected or Porn? (

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Five settings every privacy-conscious iPhone owner should change

The iPhone is a useful tool to manage your work and play, but it isn’t perfect when it comes to privacy. There are a handful of settings that


Five settings every privacy-conscious iPhone owner should change:


1. Enable Find My iPhone
2. Disable Microphone Access
3. Disable Safari Autofill
4. Use Private Browsing
5. Disable Frequent Locations


By: Kelly Hodgkins via TUAW

Distracted driving: DOT says using navigational apps is as dangerous as texting and driving

Rapid evolution of smartphone apps leave a potentially dangerous gray area for police, motorists


Can using navigational apps be as dangerous as texting and driving?

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) wants to issue voluntary guidelines for specific electronic devices including apps on smartphones. Right now, many states laws regarding smartphone usage while driving only refer to talking or texting on the phone. Using a navigational app is usually not covered by these laws.


My Take: The NHTSA and states need to go father than issue "voluntary" guidelines. Laws should prohibit all forms of distracting driving. Remember, there is no such thing as "safe" distracted driving. Distracted driving, in all of its forms, is dangerous. 


Source: CBS News

BBB’s Top Five Summer Scams


The Better Business Bureau (BBB), which serves Nebraska, South Dakota, The Kansas Plains and Southwest Iowa, released its Top Five Summer Scams, including what they are and how to protect yourself.


The top 5 summer scams the BBB identified are:
> Vacation Scams (Don’t let a scam ruin your vacation)
> Moving Scam (Keep your belongings safe during your move)
> Concert Ticket Scams (Beware of summer concert ticket scams)
> Door-to-Door Scams (Be wary of high pressure door-to-door sales tactics)
> Job Scams (Beware of job scams that can turn a hot summer cold)


If you feel uneasy about something or it seems to good to be true it might very well be a scam. There are a lot of resources available to consumers to help them make sure something is not a scam. These include: lawyers; BBB; local, state and federal agencies; and Google searches.


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