Facebook settles suit over texting

first_imgFacebook also will work more closely with mobile-phone carriers to monitor the lists of recycled numbers and reduce the frequency of unwanted text messages.160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! SAN JOSE – Pressured by a lawsuit, Internet social network Facebook Inc. will adopt new measures to prevent its 58 million members from sending text messages to recycled cell phone numbers. The settlement was announced Tuesday by attorneys for an Indiana woman who claimed Palo Alto-based Facebook had been profiting from text messages sent by its members after the intended recipients had given up the phone numbers. The lawsuit filed by Lindsey Abrams of Patriot, Ind., said she received text messages with explicit comments and other upsetting content – and had to pay 10 cents each time. Facebook received a share of the fee, according to the complaint. According to the complaint, which Abrams’ lawyers had hoped would be certified as a class action, Abrams started getting the unsolicited messages shortly after she got a new mobile number from Verizon Communications Inc. in November 2006. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREWhicker: Clemson demonstrates that it’s tough to knock out the champHer suit alleged thousands of other unauthorized text messages had been sent nationwide to other recycled phone numbers, including some used by young children. Facebook stipulated to the agreement in court papers filed Dec. 14 in San Jose federal court. A Facebook spokeswoman declined to comment Tuesday. The two-month-old case highlighted the problems that can arise as Web sites extend their services to mobile handsets with phone numbers that have been reassigned after another customer’s service ended. Facebook’s rapid growth has greatly increased the chances of unauthorized messages originating from its network. Nearly 40 million people have joined Facebook in the past eight months. Without admitting any wrongdoing, Facebook agreed to make it easier for recipients of text messages to block future messages originating from the social network. last_img read more

The hero

first_imgIt was going to be hard to top his MVP performance from last year’s come-from-behind victory over Michigan in the Rose Bowl, but Vince Young did it and then some. Young scored the game-winning touchdown on an 8-yard run with 19 seconds remaining, his third touchdown of the game. He finished with a Rose Bowl-record 467 yards of total offense. THE GOAT AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORECoach Doc Rivers a “fan” from way back of Jazz’s Jordan Clarkson 99 Combined career touchdowns by USC’s LenDale White and Reggie Bush, the most by teammates in NCAA history. White and Bush, both juniors, combined for four touchdowns on Wednesday night to break the previous record of 97, set by Army’s Glenn Davis and Doc Blanchard from 1943-46. QUOTE “It’s so beautiful, don’t y’all think that piece of crystal is beautiful? It’s coming home all the way to Austin, Texas, baby.” _ Texas quarterback Vince Young, after being handed the national championship trophy. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!center_img Pete Carroll left the game in the hands of his defense when he went for it on 4th-and-2 from the Texas 44-yard line and USC didn’t get the first down. The defense failed. Vince Young led Texas on a dramatic final drive and Vince Young went untouched into the end zone on the game-winning touchdown. A face-mask penalty by Darnell Bing kept Texas’ final drive alive. STAT OF THE GAME last_img read more


first_imgDDTV: Fr. Brian O’Fearraigh has showed his wide range of talents aren’t confined to the altar, by performing in a ballad written about the impending water charges being imposed by the current government. The charges have been strongly opposed by thousands of Irish citizens and Fr. O’ Fearraigh has already publicly condemned a tax he feels is morally unjust.O’Fearraigh has supported the ‘Can’t Pay Won’t Pay’ campaign and believes people shouldn’t be bullied into paying yet another tax as he already knows hundreds of families all over Donegal can’t afford the added weight of another bill.In the video above O’Fearraigh performs the ‘Water Protest’ song and is ably assisted by talented local musicians from The Rosses and Gweedore.Simply click play on the video above to watch and enjoy. 🙂  DDTV: WATCH DONEGAL PRIEST PERFORM IN HILARIOUS WATER PROTEST VIDEO was last modified: May 24th, 2015 by Mark ForkerShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:DDTVFeaturesnewslast_img read more

Champions League or bust now for Real

first_imgReal Madrid Champions League or bust now for Real Madrid as La Liga slips away Ben Hayward Last updated 1 year ago 06:19 1/8/18 FacebookTwitterRedditcopy Comments(110) Cristiano Ronaldo Real Madrid Getty Images Real Madrid Primera División UEFA Champions League Celta de Vigo v Real Madrid Celta de Vigo Opinion Zinedine Zidane’s men are 16 points behind Barcelona in the Primera Division and will be looking to Europe in an attempt to save their season A crisis is never too far away at Real Madrid. In 2014 Los Blancos ended the year with a best-ever haul of four trophies, yet six months later coach Carlo Ancelotti was sacked. And with 2018 just underway they risk something similar this time around.Los Blancos bettered their 2014 mark by claiming five titles in 2017, the last of those in mid-December as Zinedine Zidane’s men lifted the Club World Cup in Abu Dhabi. A week later, however, a 3-0 loss to Barca in the Clasico left a huge dent in their hopes of retaining La Liga.Madrid were provisionally 14 points adrift of their fierce rivals prior to this weekend’s fixtures, with a game in hand due to their participation in the Club World Cup. And after the Blaugrana brushed aside Levante at Camp Nou earlier on Sunday, they could ill afford another slip-up. Article continues below Editors’ Picks Lyon treble & England heartbreak: The full story behind Lucy Bronze’s dramatic 2019 Liverpool v Man City is now the league’s biggest rivalry and the bitterness is growing Megan Rapinoe: Born & brilliant in the U.S.A. A Liverpool legend in the making: Behind Virgil van Dijk’s remarkable rise to world’s best player Zidane’s side nevertheless went behind at Balaidos as Daniel Wass exquisitely chipped Keylor Navas, and although Gareth Bale struck twice to dig the champions out of a hole it was insufficient in the end as Maxi Gomez levelled late on with a header.Celta Real Madrid scoreSo it was two more points dropped for Madrid and it could have been worse than that, too. Earlier, Iago Aspas had seen his penalty saved by Keylor Navas, while the Spain striker also hit the post and saw an appeal for another spot-kick waved away in the closing stages when it could easily have been awarded.Defensively, Real were all over the place in the absence of captain Sergio Ramos through injury and Gomez was left completely alone in the box when he headed the second goal for Celta with eight minutes remaining.Madrid were also carved open for Celta’s opener and on several other occasions throughout the 90 minutes. Even with Ramos out, this type of defensive display is not in keeping with a team that was the best in both Spain and Europe last season.That will be a big concern for Zidane and although the French coach will say that his side can still win La Liga, realistically that looks impossible now – especially as Barca have just welcomed back Ousmane Dembele from injury and also signed Philippe Coutinho from Liverpool.Gareth Bale Isco Cristiano Ronaldo Real MadridCelta celebrate against Real MadridThe Champions League is always an attraction for Real and Los Blancos have made the competition their own in recent times, winning the trophy in three of the past four seasons. Now they will look to Europe for glory once again – and also to save their season.But it is extremely difficult to win the Champions League, let alone three years in a row, and the competition looks stronger this year with Barca and Manchester City on fine form, not to mention the fact that Paris Saint-Germain lie in wait for Madrid in the last 16.Real are struggling at the back against most of their rivals right now and it is hard to see on this evidence just how they will be able to contain a trident made up of Neymar, Kylian Mbappe and Edinson Cavani.Significant improvement will be needed, while failure to keep pace in La Liga could ultimately be an advantage if Zidane decides to rest players in the Primera Division. But one week into 2018 and all the success of last year suddenly seems to have lost its sparkle.last_img read more