Twitter and Snapchat Can Transmit The iPhone Text Crash Bug

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(PCM) It now seems that even popular social media platforms such as Snapchat and Twitter are not immune for catch the iPhone text crash bug that has been circulating and infecting the iPhone messenger app for the last week or so.

A string of characters that were written in Chinese, Marathi and Arabic were sent to iPhone via text message and began crashing the messenger app on phones all across the globe. Apple released a temporary fix that would allow users to get their messenger app back up and running, as well as, remove the infected message, however there has been no software update released to keep the phone from crashing if a user were to receive the text message once again.

Now, according to several sources, the text crash message is equally as damaging when sent to the iPhone via social media platforms such as Twitter or Snapchat. If the iPhone user disables notifications from these apps than the phone will be protected from crashing, however both the Twitter and Snapchat apps will both crash if the user receives the malicious text message.

Apple says that they are hard at work on an update to protect their devices, but for the meantime users should be aware of any suspicious messages and activity on their phones.

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Florida School District Reveals Plans To Monitor Student’s Social Media Accounts

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(PCM) In an effort to put an end to cyber-bullying, campus suicide and crime, the Orange County school district in Florida has revealed plans to begin monitoring student’s postings on various social media networks.

The school district has purchased new software for the price of about $14,000 per year, that will analyze social media postings made from their campuses. The program will allow the school district to search postings made to both Facebook and Twitter for keywords that might indicate problems.

Of course there has been some backlash and debate over the school districts ethics using the new software as many cite privacy concerns, but the school district stands behind their decision and claims that protecting their students is the first and only priority.

All messages being searched are said to be “open-source information” and publicly available to anyone who may have the right tools to complete a proper search. In fact, the program, called Snaptrends, has already led school officials being able to help one student who was talking about self harm on social media. The school district was able to contact the authorities and help the student and his family receive the medical help he required.

The school district hopes that the new software will help parents discuss with their children the proper way to use social media over the summer, as the program is set to fully roll out in time for the 2015-2016 school year.

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Florida School District Reveals Plans To Monitor Student’s Social Media Accounts

Snaptrends

(PCM) In an effort to put an end to cyber-bullying, campus suicide and crime, the Orange County school district in Florida has revealed plans to begin monitoring student’s postings on various social media networks.

The school district has purchased new software for the price of about $14,000 per year, that will analyze social media postings made from their campuses. The program will allow the school district to search postings made to both Facebook and Twitter for keywords that might indicate problems.

Of course there has been some backlash and debate over the school districts ethics using the new software as many cite privacy concerns, but the school district stands behind their decision and claims that protecting their students is the first and only priority.

All messages being searched are said to be “open-source information” and publicly available to anyone who may have the right tools to complete a proper search. In fact, the program, called Snaptrends, has already led school officials being able to help one student who was talking about self harm on social media. The school district was able to contact the authorities and help the student and his family receive the medical help he required.

The school district hopes that the new software will help parents discuss with their children the proper way to use social media over the summer, as the program is set to fully roll out in time for the 2015-2016 school year.

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Manhattanhenge And Why You Should See It!

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(PCM) For those that may not know, Manhattanhenge occurs when the sunset aligns perfectly with the city of Manhattan’s grid. It only occurs four times per year, twice with a full sun and twice with a half sun, and all four times the sun full illuminates both the north and south sides of every cross street in the boroughs grid.

Manahattanhenge was named by Neil deGrasse Tyson and he has declared it to be “a unique urban phenomenon in the world, if not the universe”. Neil deGrasse Tyson has also offered up several tips about just how to get the perfect photo and view of this unique phenomenon. 

He says, “Position yourself as far east in Manhattan as possible. But ensure that when you look west across the avenues you can still see New Jersey. Clear cross streets include 14th, 23rd, 34th. 42nd, 57th, and several streets adjacent to them. The Empire State building and the Chrysler building render 34th street and 42nd streets especially striking vistas.”

The dates and times for Manhattanhenge 2015 can be found below and be sure to arrive about 30 minutes early to ensure yourself a good viewing spot. 

Half Sun on the Grid
Friday, May 29 8:12 P.M. EDT
Monday, July 13 8:21 P.M. EDT

Full Sun on the Grid
Saturday, May 30 8:12 P.M. EDT
Sunday, July 12 8:20 P.M. EDT

 

Manhattanhenge And Why You Should See It! was contributed by a Myth

Introducing The Dementor Wasp That Turns Its’ Prey Into Zombies

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(PCM) The World Wildlife Fund has revealed a new species of wasp called “The Dementor”, named after the horrifying soul-sucking Harry Potter character, that preys on cockroaches by turning them into zombies and then eating them alive. 

Sounds like such a wonderful little creature, right?

The wasp was actually discovered back in 2014 in areas of Thailand, Cambodia and Vietnam, but was not fully studied or named until now. It was studied at Berlin’s natural history museum and it was given its’ name by a vote from people visiting the museum. 

The Dementor wasp hunts for cockroaches and then proceeds to inject its’ venom into the prey’s belly turning the cockroach into a zombie. The roach can still move but it is unable to direct its’ body in any particular direction leaving it very disoriented. 

The wasp is then able to drag the cockroach by its’ antennae and pull it into the wasp shelter to complete its’ feast. 

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Lawyer From Kenya Offers Livestock To Marry President Obama’s Daughter

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(PCM) A lawyer from Kenya by the name of Felix Kiprono is planning a visit to The States to ask for President Obama’s oldest daughter Malia’s hand in marriage. The lawyer is offering up livestock (50 cows, 70 sheep and 30 goats) to the President for his blessing of their union. 

Kiprono claims that he is in the process of drafting up a letter of intent for President Obama prior to his upcoming visit to The States this coming July. The letter requests that President Obama have Malia accompany Kiprono on his trip. It is Kiprono’s hope that the U.S. Embassy will pass his letter along to Obama, as he plans to hand it off to the U.S. Ambassador, who he claims to have interacted with several times. 

In his letter, Kiprono claims that Malia first caught his eye back in 2008 and he has refused to date anyone since he laid eyes on her. Kiprono’s age has not been revealed and his family is assisting him with “raising the bride price”, he also says that he will teach Malia how to milk a cow, cook ugali and prepare mursik like any other Kalenjin woman. 

Something tells us that Kiprono probably shouldn’t get his hopes up too high!  Best of luck buddy!

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