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    An INSTAGRAM model has lifted the lid on some of the shocking DMs she receives – and her hilarious response to them. Paige Woolen has racked up a following of more than 300,000 on Instagram, where she shares risqué shots of herself posing in lingerie and swimwear. 8Paige Woolen is an Instagram modelCredit: Jam Press 8She is also an OnlyFans model and with that, comes plenty of unwanted messages from menCredit: Jam Press But the attention comes with a price – sleazy DMs that she receives regularly from men desperate to talk to her. The LA native, who has appeared in Maxim Australia, exposed some of the worst offenders on her Instagram page, which has 72,000 followers. The beauty receives all manner of seedy and abusive messages – as well as cringe-worthy festive chat-up lines. One recent message read: “I like you how I like my turkey: moist, smokin’ hot, with big breast, lying on your back ready to be eaten.” Paige simply responds: “You lost me at moist.” Fans loved the hilarious exchange, with one quipping: “You cut that...
    For many, figuring out what to get everyone on their Christmas list each year can be a daunting task. This can be extra daunting since some people are just hard to buy for. In order to make Christmas shopping easier, you may want to consider some of these unique gifts that are meant to be personalized for each individual recipient. (iStock) In order to make Christmas shopping easier, you may want to consider some of these unique gifts that are meant to be personalized for each individual recipient, according to the Associated Press. HOW TO SAVE MONEY ON THANKSGIVING DINNER Since so many communicate by text these days, family and friends might enjoy the opportunity to relive some of their favorite or funniest conversations. A company named Keepster offers customers the ability to make a book based on messages. Any messages sent through apps like iMessage, WhatsApp or Hike can be collected by the company and then compiled together. Some people’s favorite memories may not be memorialized in text, however. CLICK HERE TO GET THE FOX NEWS APP For...
    Canadian tech moguls made millions by selling encrypted-messaging software that criminal groups relied on for years to distribute massive amounts of cocaine through Europe before law enforcement agencies began intercepting and decoding their messages.  The founders of the Vancouver, Canada-based company, Sky Global, are now facing racketeering and drug-trafficking charges in the U.S. related to the crimes committed by the criminals using their technology. It has denied any wrongdoing and countersued last week. The Department of Justice indicted CEO Jean-Francois Eap and Thomas Herdman, one of the company's most prominent distributors, in March and the Federal Bureau of Investigations (FBI) seized the company's 100 internet domains.  Prosecutors argue in the federal indictment that Eap and Herdman 'knowingly and intentionally participated in a criminal enterprise that facilitated the transnational importation and distribution of narcotics through the sale and service of encrypted communications devices.'  Sky Global sold an encrypted-messaging software to criminals that used it to operate a huge cocaine trafficking ring in Europe, according to an indictment from the U.S. Department of Justice Criminal groups relied on the messaging system for...
    A group of organizers for the 'Save America' rally that played out before the Capitol riot were ensconced in the Willard Hotel Jan. 6th – ordering booze and charcuterie as Capitol police clashed with rioters, leaked group text messages reveal. The mother-daughter team of Amy Kremer and Kylie Jane Kremer helped organize the Women for America First Save America on Jan. 6th. Each have been subpoenaed by the House select Jan. 6th committee. Amy Kremer, who was also a founder of the Tea Party movement, put in for fancy hors d-oeuvres on the evening of the 6th – in a replay of the prior night's noshing at the Willard Intercontinental Hotel near the White House.  Group chat messages viewed by Rolling Stone recount her party planning as beleaguered Capitol Police countered hundreds of protesters and rioters. Sources told the publication attendees at the Willard event were also drinking champagne in the hotel suite that night. But while the organizers put in for cured meats on their own initiative, the group texts also appear to show deference to the White House on the planning...
    Gently warning Twitter users that they might face consequences if they continue to use hateful language can have a positive impact, according to new research. If the warning is worded respectfully, the change in tweeting behavior is even more dramatic. A team at New York University's Center for Social Media and Politics tested out various warnings to Twitter users they had identified as 'suspension candidates,' meaning they were following someone who had been suspended for violating the platform's policy on hate speech. Users who received these warnings generally declined in their use of racist, sexist, homophobic or otherwise prohibited language by 10 percent after receiving a prompt. If the warning was couched politely—'I understand that you have every right to express yourself but please keep in mind that using hate speech can get you suspended'—the foul language declined up to 20 percent. 'Warning messages that aim to appear legitimate in the eyes of the target user seem to be the most effective,' the authors wrote in a new paper published in the journal Perspectives on Politics.'  Scroll down for video...
    A single mother has shared the horrifying text messages her much older neighbour sent her after asking if she would like help mowing her lawns. The Australian woman, 21, who had only moved into the house two months ago, was surprised to find her middle-aged male neighbour walking over to her house at 9.53pm one night. 'He is in his 40s or 50s. The other night he came to mine saying he would mow my lawns on Wednesday. I said thank you, he said goodnight, I said night, and shut my door as he walked away,' the woman, who has chosen to remain anonymous, said. 'He then came back and knocked on my door asking 'can I have your number in case you need anything?' I said 'oh yeah sure' and gave it.' The Australian woman, 21, who had only moved into the house two months ago, was surprised to find her middle-aged male neighbour walking over to her house at 9.53pm one night (stock image) The first group of text messages were fairly innocent before her neighbour started to...
    A New Hampshire mother texted a friend about her 5-year-old’s uncontrollable behavior, comparing her son to a couple of prolific serial killers. “I want him gone,” she allegedly wrote. Four months later, the child’s body was discovered in the Abington woods. The haunting messages from Danielle Dauphinais were shared with The Boston Globe by her childhood friend, Erika Wolfe. Though Wolfe said she and Dauphinais had not spoken in years, Dauphinais reached out over Snapchat to commiserate over a post Wolfe had made about her teenager’s attitude. “I call him the next Ted Bundy and Jeffrey Dahmer,” Dauphinais wrote, referring to her 5-year-old son Elijah Lewis. “It’s so sad but I have no connection with this child.” The fourth of her six children, Elijah had been living with Dauphinais since May 2020. She told Wolfe she’d been keeping the boy in his room, as she couldn’t “trust him anymore,” according to the messages. Dauphinais also accused Elijah of playing in his own feces, adding he urinated on clothing and beds. “He’s been getting worse and worse,” she wrote to...
    A POPULAR TikTok video has highlighted a trick that lets you delete old WhatsApp messages for everyone. Fans of the app will know that you only get a short amount of time to delete a message for everyone in a chat before it has to stay permanently. 1A TikToker claims she can bypass WhatsApp's time limit on the 'Delete For Everyone' featureCredit: TikTok / @trphotographer TikToker @trphotographer demonstrates the WhatsApp trick on her iPhone in a popular short clip. The trick has also been described in other videos on TikTok. The TikToker states: "Do you want to delete a message on WhatsApp for everyone but you only can delete for yourself? I'll teach you how." She starts by exiting WhatsApp and putting her phone on Airplane Mode. Then, she heads to her iPhone Settings. Most read in TechWATCH OUT Gmail and Outlook users warned over frightening new email threatBANK FRAUD Warning as Google Play charges are appearing in bank accounts unauthorizedTAP TIP Ex-Apple worker shows how to scan ANY text onto your iPhone in secondsSCRAP THESE APPS Warning over 23...
    A former Boston College student who allegedly encouraged her boyfriend to kill himself in text messages before he died by suicide on his graduation day is set to have her case heard by the Massachusetts Supreme Court, where justices will rule whether her involuntary manslaughter charges is 'legally tenable.' Inyoung You, 23, was indicted by a Suffolk County grand jury two years ago in connection to her boyfriend Alexander Urtula's suicide, after he jumped from the roof of the Renaissance Parking Garage in Roxbury as You pulled up in an Uber.  Earlier this year, the judge overseeing the case dismissed one argument by the prosecution that You failed to call 911 when she knew Urtula was about to take his life.  The decision prompted defense lawyers in October to request that the Supreme Court take up the case, which will commence oral arguments on February 2, according to the Boston Globe. You is being charged on the grounds that she contributed to Urtula's death by consistently sending him text messages urging him to kill himself before he eventually did.  You's defense...
    It is always disappointing when you find what you want online, and the screen says, “Out of Stock.” You’ll be seeing a lot of that as you shop for the holidays this year. Adobe Digital Insights, which tracks e-commerce throughout the year, notes the prevalence of out-of-stock messages was up a whopping 250% in October, when compared to pre-pandemic January 2020, and up 325% from October of 2019. More Business News “It has been unprecedented, relative to what we’ve seen in previous years. What we typically see as conventional wisdom online is ‘I can find this cheaper online, and it’s available online,’ and that’s what’s been turned on its head,” said Vivek Pandya, lead analyst at Adobe Digital Insights. By Adobe’s count, there were more than 2 billion out-of-stock messages displayed to online U.S. consumers in October. The out-of-stock messages are the result of supply chain issues, as well as the exponential growth of everything consumers have been buying online since the pandemic began 20 months ago. If you’re looking for money saving price comparisons between online retailers, or...
    Thomas Markle texted his daughter to say how excited he was to walk her down the aisle, the court heard – yet her friends told People magazine he had given her the ‘cold shoulder’ before the royal wedding. Mr Markle had in fact apologised to Meghan and Harry when his heart problems meant he couldn’t come to Windsor on doctor’s orders. Peppering his affectionate messages with ‘love you’, he later pledged that even though he had suffered a heart attack, ‘if you really need me I will come’. In a text from May 11, eight days before the wedding, Thomas Markle told his daughter: ‘I’m getting excited, it’s all so close now, I can’t wait to walk you down the aisle' RELATED ARTICLES Previous 1 Next Meghan Markle says paid family leave is a 'humanitarian... Meghan Markle DID co-operate with Finding Freedom authors... Share this article Share The text messages were read out yesterday as the Mail on Sunday argued Mr Markle had been entitled to correct a People magazine article which...
    Search and rescue teams across North America are warning against a viral social media post advising people who are lost or stranded to update their voicemail messages to include their location and situation before their cellphone dies.  It's unclear where the 'PSA' originated, but it has been circulating on Facebook as well as other platforms. Experts are calling it 'life-threatening misinformation,' insisting people should call or text 911 if they have service.  The Alpine Rescue Team, a nonprofit group of rescue mountaineers in Colorado, responded to the message with its own Facebook post, explaining there a number of issues with the so-called survival tip.  'Posts like this get your attention, get liked by people who don't know better, are shared by folks trying to be helpful, and the algorithm spreads it like wildfire,' the group wrote.  Listen up! Search and rescue teams are warning against a viral social media post advising people who are lost or stranded to change their voicemail messages  'Do Not Do This': According to the 'PSA,' you should update the message to include the date, your approximate location,...
    'Hell hath no fury like a woman scorned,' goes the saying, and these social media users have experienced it first hand.   US Twitter user Dania took to the site to reveal the girlfriend of her personal trainer who she'd sent some photos of her body to for an evaluation before engaging his services, called her a 'whale' and ordered her to stay away from him, prompting others to share their own stories.  One woman whose business sold strawberries dipped in chocolate said she received an angry message from one of her clients' partners asking who she was and if they'd had an affair. Another woman was told that her head looks like a tampon by an unknown woman who thought she's seduced her husband.   Getting TOO personal: Dania from the US who contacted a personal trainer for advice was called a 'whale' by his very angry girlfriend  American women have been sharing the very angry texts they received from other women who suspected them of having affairs with their men on Twitter. One woman from North Carolina shared a message she received from...
    A civil trial will begin on Monday to determine whether the 2017 Unite the Right rally in Charlottesville, Va. was part of a conspiracy to engage in racially motivated violence, according to The Washington Post.  Nine people filed a lawsuit alleging physical harm and emotional distress during the rally, during which a counter-protester was killed and dozens more were injured when a man intentionally drove his car into a crowd.  “Defendants brought with them to Charlottesville the imagery of the Holocaust, of slavery, of Jim Crow, and of fascism,” the plaintiffs said in their complaint, per the Post. “They also brought with them semi-automatic weapons, pistols, mace, rods, armor, shields, and torches.” Leaked messages from the rally's planners contain slurs regarding Black and Jewish people as well as talk of cracking skulls and driving into crowds. The messages the court will consider are part of over 5 terabytes of evidence, the Post reported. "One message of this case is that these events — like Charlottesville, like Jan. 6 — they’re not these spontaneous, flukish events that just happen," Karen Dunn, who is representing the plaintiffs, said to the Post. "There is an enormous undercurrent of planning,...
    Never-before-seen documents from Adolf Hitler's final days in his underground bunker have come to light more than 70 years later after being kept as a souvenir by a French soldier.  Historians Xavier Aiolfi and Paul Villatoux have combed through dozens of papers sent from the bunker in Berlin as Soviet forces encircled the German capital in the run up to Hitler's suicide in April 1945. The fascinating letters, telegrams, and personal effects include the Nazi dictator's last futile military order - which commanded his forces across Europe to rescue Berlin, despite most of them having been cut off or wiped out - as well as an announcement of his decision to kill himself. In one telegram, Hitler's private secretary Martin Bormann admits: 'Things are screwed here', while in another, head of the Gestapo and Nazi armed forces Herman Goring attempts to take advantage of the chaos and assume control of the Third Reich - for which he was branded a 'traitor' and placed under house arrest.  A copy of Goring's infamous telegram had previously never been seen before it was...
    A woman has revealed the unhinged text messages she allegedly received from a date who ranted that 'society is a joke' after she called herself a 'dog mom.'   TikTok user Kristen Beatty, 32, from New Jersey, explained in her series of 'Maybe: Brad' videos — a reference to the iPhone's caller ID suggestion feature — that she met him on Hinge, and they soon realized they lived in the same apartment building. She had already been on a few dates with Brad when she sent him a news article about 'National Dog Mom's Day' since he just met her dog, Penny. That turned out to be a big mistake.  Scroll down for video   Say what? Kristen Beatty, 32, from New Jersey, opened up about how her date flipped out after she called herself a 'dog mom' in her series of 'Maybe: Brad' videos Going public: Kristen explained she had already been on a few dates with Brad when she sent him a news article about 'National Dog Mom's Day' and started reading his response out loud  Kristen went on to read Brad's response...
    Published: 15 October 2021 11:46 GMT Facebook CEO and WhatsApp owner Mark Zuckerberg said, “The team is proud to continue to lead the defense of their personal conversations. WhatsApp has introduced a new update that has been described as a “major improvement in privacy” that will benefit its billions of users. Stage Advertising You have started implementing Encryption from end to end For news backup In the cloud. “The team is proud to continue to lead the defense of their personal conversations,” commented Facebook CEO and WhatsApp owner Mark Zuckerberg. Had announced From September 10, the company plans to implement this new function. WhatsApp has long provided the ultimate first encryption for messages sent through the app nobody is here (Not even the company) can read messages other than the sender’s or recipient’s mobile phones. However, until now, this feature was not available for news backups stored in the cloud. “When you create an end-to-end encrypted backup, your news and media files are stored in the cloud and protected by a password or A 64...
    This week, the National Republican Congressional Committee sent out two very different messages about former President Donald Trump — one bragging that Trump is likely to run for president in 2024, the other stressing that he is now a "private citizen." These messages caught the attention of Christian Vanderbrouk, who noted what the NRCC had to say about Trump on Tuesday compared to Thursday: NRCC today: "Trump's a private citizen and he's entitled to his own opinion" NRCC on Tuesday: "if we TAKE BACK THE… https://t.co/6EWE28NliT — Christian Vanderbrouk (@Christian Vanderbrouk) 1634222241.0 In a fundraising pitch on Tuesday, as Vanderbrouk observed, the NRCC noted that House Speaker Nancy Pelosi is "raising millions" and is "determined to ERASE Trump's legacy" before adding, "She knows if we TAKE BACK THE HOUSE, Trump will run for PRESIDENT." Trump started making many Republicans nervous on Wednesday, though, when he fired a shot across the party's bow with the following statement: If we don't solve the Presidential Election Fraud of 2020 (which we have thoroughly and conclusively documented), Republicans will not be voting in...
    Requests of medical advice from patients to doctors doubled during the COVID-19 pandemic, a new study finds. Researchers from Yale University analyzed over 10 million electronic messages from a network of primary care health clinics in New England between 2018 and 2021. The number of medical advice requests physicians received each day from their patients increased for multiple different specialties. For primary care physicians, daily messages doubled from about two messages a day before March 2020 to four messages a day during the pandemic. While these findings come from one health network in New England, the data suggest that increased demand for physicians' expertise during Covid may be a contributor to burnout. During the pandemic, doctors faced an increase in messages from their patients requesting medical advice, a new study from Yale University found (file image) Average daily messages increased for primary care, medical, and surgical physicians during the pandemic. Primary care physicians received 3.9 messages a day from patients seeking medical advice after March 2020, compared to 1.8 messages a day prior to the pandemic The Covid pandemic changed...
    Fox News’ The Five mocked Twitter’s new trigger warning feature on Friday, with Kennedy comparing it to “when Playboy stopped showing boobies.” The new features being rolled out by Twitter are designed to keep conversations civil, Mic reported. Warnings include messages under tweets receiving lots of engagement that say “conversations like this can be intense.” The company will also reportedly send pop-up messages that read “let’s look for each other,” “remember the human,” “facts matter,” and “diverse perspectives have value.” However, the hosts of The Five were not having any of it and argued that Twitter’s pleas for civility will ruin the site. “There’s no healthy conversations on Twitter,” remarked Jesse Watters. “It’s a cesspool and everybody knows it’s a cesspool, and that’s why they love it.” Greg Gutfeld described Twitter as the “bathroom wall” that everyone scribbles on and called the new features “stupid.” “Twitter should be focusing on Twitter trends because Twitter trends collates the irrational mob attacks into a table of contents,” he said, later adding, “Twitter trends is one of the most destructive things on social media because it directs people to somebody who...
    A viral TikTok trend has women revealing the most shocking and repugnant messages they've received from men, including strangers and guys they were dating.   Screenshots of the insulting conversations are being posted in their videos, which are all ironically set to audio clips of Ava Watson's song 'I Found a Guy Told Me I Was a Star.'  'I found a guy, told me I was a star,' Watson croons in the background as the women point out the most disgusting messages they've been sent.  Scroll down for video   Trend: Women are sharing screenshots of the disgusting messages they've received from men  Creepy: TikTok user @222notputa had to deal with a guy who sought her out on social media after she delivered his Doordash order Too weird: Some of the messages were downright bizarre, including one from a man who tried pick up @@amantits because she resembled his late grandmother Offensive: Another offensive guy told @0fficial_kennedy that he would 'buy' her 'if slavery still existed' and meant it as a compliment TikTok user @scemobimbo shared that one man tried to get her to send nudes in...
    (CNN)Gabby Petito's tragic case kicked off a national conversation about the lasting spotlight that is often given to missing White people, compared to their non-White counterparts. While Petito's family should of course be allowed to use everything at their disposal to get to the bottom of exactly what happened to Gabby, we cannot ignore the effects of that same level of access not being extended to the Black and brown, who are just as desperate to find missing loved ones. Sonia PruittAs a former police captain, it is particularly concerning what message this could be sending to perpetrators: that young people of color are easy targets because few will care to look for them. Combating this perception first begins with recognizing how young girls and boys of color are often labeled as "runaways" when they go missing, although there may be no proof that they left willfully. The categorization deprioritizes their missing status and makes them the responsible party in their own disappearance, rather than a victim. This also results in the use of fewer resources to find...
                        Two Geico Insurance billboards in Memphis at Interstate 40 eastbound near Watkins and I-40 west just north of Levee Road were defaced with “defund the police” messages Monday night. The Geico billboards were altered from “Geico, see all the ways you could save” to read “Defund the Police, see all the lives you could save.” The group responsible for the defacement of the billboards is called INDECLINE. In an email sent to WREG, the group says it took to the highways of Memphis to alter the message of two Geico insurance billboards with a call to defund police. INDECLINE says it believes the reduction of the role that police play in our daily lives would benefit their safety. According to its website, INDECLINE defines itself as “an Activist Art Collective founded in 2001 comprised of graffiti writers, filmmakers, photographers and full-time rebels and activists. INDECLINE focuses on social, ecological and economical injustices carried out by American and International governments, corporations and law enforcement agencies.” Memphis Police Association (MPA)...
    Municipal elections are often relatively quiet, low-turnout affairs. But a number of contentious issues in the Twin Cities — from the Minneapolis mayor’s race to a public safety ballot measure to rent control in Minneapolis and St. Paul — seem to be turning up the heat this year. That means many potential voters are getting a barrage of texts — often unsolicited — from candidates and from groups seeking to influence voters. They often read something like: “Hi so-and-so, this is Sally. I’m a volunteer for [CAMPAIGN]. Early voting has started. Can [CANDIDATE NAME] count on your vote?” Why are these people blowing up your phone? How did they get your number? And is there any way to make it stop? Article continues after advertisement The floodgates Political text messages are nothing new, and there’s a simple reason for that: they work. The first studies on the vote-mobilizing effects of text messages in elections came out more than a decade ago. The studies found that people who opted in to texts reminding them to vote actually were more likely to...
    The redacted content of letters between Marie Antoinette and her rumoured lover, the Swedish count Hans Axel von Fersen, has been revealed using x-ray scans. The identity of the one who censored the exchanges — which were sent between 1791–92, early in the French Revolution — has puzzled historian for 150 years. Experts from Paris's Centre de Recherche sur la Conservation (CRC) were able to distinguish between the inks used in the redactions and that of the underlying text. From this, they were able to map out the long-hidden text — with the use of words like 'beloved', 'adore' and 'madly' hinting at the close relationship between the pair. Furthermore, the team found evidence that it was the count himself who redacted parts of the letters, many of which appear to have been copies rather than originals.  According to the team, their method provides a new way to unveil redacted content and could find various historical and forensic applications in the future. The redacted content of letters from Marie Antoinette (left) to her rumoured lover, the Swedish count Hans Axel von Fersen (right), has...
    Share It has undergone various changes to improve the service that unites more than 2,000 million customers worldwide. Be aware that Telegraph It is growing more and more and is being held as a strong competition, officials said They are evaluating the possibility of hiding the cell phone’s “online” to send chat and messages without knowing any contact.. Nevertheless, There is a perfect trick to pull. The US company works to meet the preferences and expectations of users who demand greater security and privacy in the data, messages, photos and videos they share; And in applications and tools. One of the requests made “Online” can be hidden, giving each person a kind of “relaxation” detail, so others can open the application without being able to control it. What is true Share Although there is a way to implement it, no such functionality has been released yet. How? You can hide the “online” link as follows: Contact ban. For this You must go to the “More” option, then “Block”. As soon as this happened, The user can no longer see your...
    A woman has exposed her neighbor's alleged racist messages by hanging enlarged printouts of her supposed use of the N-word all over their apartment building.   TikTok user @breezii_29, who goes by Breezii on the platform, shared a video of the Facebook message plastered throughout the complex this week — claiming her act of revenge got the person in question evicted.  'Meet my racist neighbor,' the 30-year-old said using TikTok's text to speech feature. 'She felt bold and comfortable enough to talk like this to other neighbors. So why not show the whole building what you been saying.'    Revenge: TikTok user @breezii_29, who goes by Breezii on the platform, shared a video of her neighbor's alleged racist comment plastered throughout the complex this week All over: Copies of the message were hung on a community bulletin board, a window, and a resident's door in the building Breezii shared a photo of a white woman and named her in the clip, claiming it was the neighbor in question. She also included a screenshot of her Facebook profile while calling her out.  In the message...
    A US Marine has shared his dismay at being forced to remove obscene messages insulting the Taliban and ISIS that they daubed on the walls of Kabul Airport.  Three examples of the insults were shared to social media - with one showing a serviceman in front of a tiled wall at Hamid Karzai Airport sprayed with the phrase 'F*** ISIS + Taliban' in black paint, as well as an image of a penis and testicles sprayed in purple. Another photo showed 12 troops with guns in front of an outdoor concrete barrier which had been sprayed with 'F*** ISIS, AFG 2021'. And a third showed three troops stood outside toting a cardboard sign saying 'F**k the Taliban.'  But an unnamed Marine stationed at Hamid Karzai said the graffiti painted on walls was removed at the orders of bosses, saying: 'My boys had to go … pick up every last piece of … trash for who? The Taliban?' a Marine told the Washington Post. 'It was a slap in the face to us.' That order was part of an edict which...
    There were three major messages transmitted from Sunday night’s much-delayed Tony Awards. First: “Hello, the rest of America and international tourists, come to New York, and buy Broadway tickets because the hometown population cannot keep The Lion King and Wicked going. Sitting in a theater wearing masks is meh. But, right now at least, there’s hardly any coughing, and mercifully less mastication of crunchy foods.” Second: the Tonys believes in diversity. There must be more of it, on stage and off. This discussion and activism—ongoing since the murder of George Floyd—were referenced in speeches and performances. But if the proof of change was reflected in the awards, Tony voters must have missed something in the memo, because Slave Play—a radical and subversive examination of white and Black power in history and the present, and the most-nominated play in Tonys history—was completely shut out of the awards, losing Best Play to the gay-themed era-spanning play, The Inheritance, a snub that set social media ablaze. Early Monday morning, the New York Times reported that Slave Play would return to Broadway in...
    Ariana Grande shared a screenshot of a Blake Shelton text that joked she was going to replace him as a judge on "The Voice," dropping it into a recent Instagram post.  Shelton, 45, had sent Grande, 28, an OK Magazine article headlined, "Producers at ‘The Voice’ may replace Blake Shelton after Ariana Grande brings fresh energy." "Thanks a lot, Ari… Thanks a f--king lot…" Shelton wrote in his text message exchange with Grande. Grande reacted to Shelton's message with a heart. ARIANA GRANDE TO JOIN ‘THE VOICE’ FOR SEASON 21 Ariana Grande and Blake Shelton appear as coaches on ‘The Voice.’ Grande replaced Nick Jonas as a judge for season 21. (Photo by: Trae Patton/NBC/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images) The "Thank U, Next" singer joined the coach cast of "The Voice" for season 21, replacing Nick Jonas. CLICK HERE TO SIGN UP FOR THE ENTERTAINMENT NEWSLETTER Shelton reacted to the news by saying he was looking forward to a challenge after beating Jonas as a voice coach. "The easiest defeat of my career was Nick Jonas," Shelton said...
    Thousands of anti-vaxxers gathered for a demonstration as they brought the busy streets of Newcastle city centre to a standstill. Protestors carried placards declaring 'mothers against vaccines' as crowds crammed onto Northumberland Street in massive numbers. The anti-vaxxers banged drums, played trumpets and blew whistles as they marched through the city. Banners carried by the protestors read 'doctor evil and his needle are coming for your kids', 'stop the deadly clot shots' and 'mass compliance is the only way to end this nightmare' Anti-vaxxers took to the streets of Newcastle today to protest over measures to help prevent the further spread of Covid-19 The maskless protesters marched through the centre of Newcastle with banners bearing slogans carrying anti-vaccine messages  The protesters have been promoting messages which are not supported by the medical evidence 
    Jennifer Aniston revealed she received multiple texts about the rumors that she was dating David Schwimmer following the premiere of the "Friends" reunion earlier this year. In May, Aniston, 52, and Schwimmer, 54, admitted they both had feelings for each other while filming the popular sitcom, but nothing had ever come of it. Shortly after the admission was made, rumors surfaced that the two were dating in real life all these years later. "That's really funny," Aniston told Marie Claire Australia in an interview published Wednesday. "I was just saying, ‘I hadn't heard a word of this.' Honestly." "I was getting a couple of texts from people saying, ‘I thought you were on a break, LOL.' And I kept saying, ‘What are you talking about?' And then I went online to see what was happening and I was like, ‘That is the funniest rumor that I never heard that got shot down in the quickest amount of time,'" she added. JENNIFER ANISTON SAYS SHE'D LIKE TO DATE SOMEONE WHO ISN'T A PUBLIC FIGURE: ‘THAT’D BE NICE' Jennifer Aniston...
    WHATSAPP has updated its message reporting policy to protect users' privacy and safety.   Following increased criticism, WhatsApp users can now report individual messages they receive on the app from group chats and also businesses.  1WhatsApp is changing its messaging reporting policyCredit: Getty Images - Getty Before the update, users were only able to report specific contacts to WhatsApp for investigation.  Upon reporting the contact, the app would automatically forward the last five messages between the user and the offender back to the monitoring team.  When the automatically forwarded messages arrive on the computer screens of members of the app's many monitoring teams, they have access to the user's private messages.  The update makes it so now, instead of five messages being sent to the teams, users have the option to select specific messages to share with team members when they report foul-play. This ensures a higher level of privacy for the billions of individuals who rely on the app to communicate.  Earlier this month, ProPublica reporters came out with an investigation calling the Facebook-owned app out for “undermining privacy protections...
    Gabby Petito's missing boyfriend Brian Laundrie shared cryptic messages on Pinterest a month before his girlfriend's death was declared a homicide. The post - titled The Opposite Of Lost - appears to have originated from a missing dog flier in Oregon in 2006, as reported by The New York Post.  'Don't try to find me. I have finally escaped my "master's" wicked clutches,' the words under an image of purple and pink clouds read. 'To others I say: Join me. Bite the hand that feeds you. Vive la liberté,' it added. Other items Laundrie shared to a folder he called My Heart are just as mystifying, including a quote from the 1999 movie Fight Club that said: 'It's only after we've lost everything that we're free to do anything.' A particularly disturbing post showed a headstone with 'my baby' inscribed on it.  The artwork, which was designed by Sacha Strange, also read: 'She'll never find a sweet man like me. Let her go, let her go, God bless her, wherever she may be.'  Gabby Petito's missing boyfriend Brian Laundrie...
    DOG the Bounty Hunter’s daughter Cecily claimed her “evil stepsister” Lyssa called her “fatty” in scathing “text messages.” The 28-year-old made the allegations amid her nasty feud with the family. 5Cecily claimed Lyssa called her 'fatty' in a scathing text exchangeCredit: Instagram 5Lyssa was dubbed as Cecily 'evil stepsister'Credit: Instagram 5Cecily is currently feuding with Dog and other family membersCredit: Splash Cecily took to Instagram on Thursday to share a screenshot of a text message exchange she claimed was with Lyssa, 34. Lyssa allegedly wrote: “What it all comes down to is that I am in my daddy’s here my daddy not your mommy.” As the message continued, the person Cecily claimed was Lyssa called her a “b***h” and wrote: “I will f**king win every time it’s been 20 f**king years of you and your mom winning and now it’s time for me and my dad so eat my f**king d**k.” Lyssa added: “I got more friends then you.” She also called Cecily a “fatty” before saying her “friends won’t even answer your phone calls.” Cecily captioned the post: “Don’t...
    TEXT scams have skyrocketed in the months since Child Tax Credit payments began reaching homes, according to the IRS. The practice, called SMS phishing or “smishing,” targets individuals by sending out malicious links or trying to obtain personal information by posing as official IRS communication.   1The IRS warns that text message phishing scams, also known as "smishing," could target recipients of the Child Tax CreditCredit: Getty The IRS has been warning taxpayers of these scams since July when the $300 tax credit started. To avoid falling victim to the scams, the IRS recommends keeping watch for “eligibility forms” or unfamiliar links shared via text message. Never open a link that appears to originate from the Treasury department or secretary of the Treasury, and don’t provide sensitive information via text message, even to a contact you recognize. Thousands of text messages and emails are sent out every day hoping "they'll get people to respond and fall prey to their scam,” IRS Criminal Investigations claim. The IRS said in a statement that “Taxpayers should be on the lookout for a variety...
    Most of us have experienced an overbearing boss at some stage in our working life, but it seems that some managers really let the power trip of being in charge go to their heads.   From a manager texting at 3am to ask an employee to come in the next morning to a note warning workers to 'stop crying' before returning to the shop floor, social media users from across the globe have revealed signs and messages from bosses nobody wants to work for.  Among the other workplace snaps, which were collated in an online gallery by Nature World Today, was an office note forbidding employees from 'stealing' water.  In another photograph, a sign dictated that all male employees should sit down while using the toilet.  No time for tears! A gallery collated by Nature World Today shows what some people have to put up with in workplaces around the world when there's an overbearing boss in charge  RELATED ARTICLES Previous 1 Next Real works of art! Lady Amelia Windsor and Lady Kitty... Princess Margaret's diamond...
    "Real Housewives of Orange County" alum Kelly Dodd is calling out Andy Cohen for his past criticism of her comments about COVID-19. Dodd seemingly opened up old wounds with the Bravo host on a new episode of her podcast in which she claims Cohen "came after" her after she tied the knot in October 2020 amid the coronavirus pandemic. "Andy Cohen came after me. Because we had our wedding on 10/10 then filmed the reunion?" Dodd, 45, says in the episode, out Wednesday, via The Sun. "He was like ‘how dare you go travel and have a wedding in a pandemic? How could you?’" Dodd recalled. "I was told I’m on the ‘wrong side of history’ for wanting kids in schools, trying to sell two of your homes in New York and Florida and here I am… three times as many cases now.  ERIKA JAYNE CRITICIZED FOR POSTING TOPLESS PHOTO ON SOCIAL MEDIA AMID LEGAL DRAMA Kelly Dodd is calling out Andy Cohen for criticizing her for tying the knot amid the COVID-19 pandemic. (Arturo Holmes/WireImage) "But I...
    WhatsApp is working on a feature that will provide written transcriptions of incoming voice messages.  WABetaInfo posted screenshots of the alleged Transcribe feature, which includes disclaimers it is optional and users have to give permission for the app to access their phone's speech recognition software.  The new feature raises questions about privacy, as calls will be sent to Apple for transcription and to help Apple 'improve its speech recognition technology.'  WhatsApp says the calls will remain protected by end-to-end encryption because they 'won't be directly linked to your identity'.  Previously, WhatsApp users had to rely on third-party apps to get transcriptions. Scroll down for video The WhatsApp info site WABetaInfo shares images of a new voice message transcription feature coming to the popular messaging app. The service is currently being developed for iOS but there's no predicted launch date After accepting the feature, users open a new 'Transcript' section and can jump to various timestamps to read the associated message: After a message is transcribed for the first time, it's be saved in the WhatsApp database, so it won't have to...
    Cheaters might think they can get away with their infidelities - but these text messages show that just one slip-up can result in them being found out. These unfaithful partners from around the world were all exposed when they sent incriminating notes to the wrong person - including their trusting better halves. The texts, collated in an online gallery on Traveler Door, captured some of the senders trying desperately to save their relationship after being caught. Here, FEMAIL rounds up some of the most cringeworthy examples... Double booked: This man text his girlfriend while talking about his previous plans with the other woman Caught! This cheater was exposed after she text her partner, thinking it was actually her father she was messaging 'I'll meet you at his place in ten': Two women discovered a man was cheating on them and agreed to get revenge One girlfriend insisted she would be taking the Xbox with her after discovering that she was being cheated on Jumping to conclusions: This woman thought she could get back at her...
    https://www.mediaite.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/09/Megyn-Kelly-On-NFL-And-Political-Messages.mp4 Earlier this summer, the NFL revealed plans to feature social justice messaging during the 2021 season. Those plans include permitting select messages to be displayed on players’ helmets and the addition of the Black National Anthem before major events. With the NFL season prepped to welcome back fans and kickoff Week 1 of its regular season, Megyn Kelly lashed out at the league for mixing sports and politics. “I don’t think people want politics in their sports,” Kelly told her producer Steve Krakauer. “I think that’s why the NBA has taken such a hit and learned from its prior experience. The NFL doesn’t seem to be learning quite as quickly.” The NFL has been heavily associated with social justice messaging since Colin Kaepernick took a knee during the national anthem five years ago. And for five years, critics of Kaepernick and social justice messages have threatened to boycott the NFL, but the league continues to thrive. “People are holding their noses and stomaching this,” Kelly said to explain why the NFL’s popularity continues to grow with no sign...
    For some people face-to-face confrontation can be a little intimidating - so instead they leave passive aggressive notes to get their point across. But sometimes recipients have the last laugh after taking out a pen to write their own snarky response, as shown in these pictures from around the world and collated by My Health Gazette.  For instance, one cheeky employee printed out a picture of Steve Jobs and stuck it to the wall after a sign warned not to 'print large jobs'. Here, FEMAIL shares some of the best examples... Better safe than sorry! After a sign suggested changing the toilet paper wouldn't 'cause brain damage', one person jokingly replied that they 'didn't want to risk it' Too late! These crafty co-workers were seriously dedicated to annoying their disgruntled colleague by showing a photograph of them touching the person's cup Showing a lot of effort! Instead of removing an empty toilet paper roll that had a passive aggressive note attached to it, one person, thought to be from the US, built a paper home around it ...
    Olivia Perez, 30, was only 10 years old when she lost her father, Anthony Perez, on September 11, 2001. He was working as a technical specialist on the 103rd floor of the North Tower. "I can walk you step by step through the 11th. Anything after that for approximately four years, I couldn't tell you anything," Perez recalled. "Kids were pulled left and right to go home early," Perez remembers. She said she was in her middle school orchestra class when her teacher told the class the World Trade Center was attacked. Anthony Perez was working as a technical specialist on the 103rd floor of the North Tower on September 11, 2001. "It was just an instinctual-- I mean, the sinking feeling in my stomach. I had just been to the World Trade Center. I had just been to work with my dad a week prior. He had just gotten the job there relatively recently, and I knew he was no longer here," said Perez. Lauren Charette, 28, had the opposite experience. "If she can walk you...
    An investigation revealed that Facebook hired more than 1,000 workers to sift through millions of messages on WhatsApp, a global messaging subsidiary with about 2 billion users that has been praised by users for its data encryption network that supposedly kept texts private.    When Facebook purchased the popular WhatsApp for $19 billion in 2014, both companies assured users that their data could not be accessed by either company, but reporters for ProPublica found that the claims were not true. In the report, ProPublica found that Facebook had hired contractors in Austin, Texas, Dublin, Ireland and Singapore to look at millions of pieces of users' content.  'These hourly workers use special Facebook software to sift through streams of private messages, images and videos that have been reported by WhatsApp users as improper and then screened by the company's artificial intelligence systems,' the report detailed.  'These contractors pass judgment on whatever flashes on their screen — claims of everything from fraud or spam to child porn and potential terrorist plotting — typically in less than a minute.'  WhatsApp Director of Communications, Carl Woog,...
    (CNN)A state patrol officer said he believes the "vast majority" of the Minnesota State Patrol manually deleted emails and text messages following the George Floyd protests in Minneapolis, according to a transcript posted Friday to the federal court docket. The transcript of Minnesota State Patrol Maj. Joseph Dwyer's testimony from a hearing on July 28 was released as a part of a class-action lawsuit filed by the ACLU asking a Minnesota court to put a stop to what it calls "unconstitutional conduct targeting journalists" by law enforcement.Dwyer testified he held the rank of captain and was a commander of the Mobile Response Team during the protests. According to the transcript, ACLU attorney Kevin Riach asks Dwyer at the hearing, "And you just decided, shortly after the George Floyd protests, this would be a good time to clean out my inbox?" ACLU sues DC, police over use of chemical irritants, stun grenades at racial justice protest"It is consistent with events, large-scale or otherwise, we periodically delete our inboxes," Dwyer responded, according to the transcript. Read More"So after a large-scale event, mass...
    American tennis star Sloane Stephens has shared some of the sickening and threatening messages that she received following her third-round defeat during the US Open on Friday.   'This isn't talked about enough, but it really freaking sucks,' Stephens wrote on Instagram the next day.  The terrifying messages, which used racist and sexist language, called for her to be kidnapped, raped, and crippled. One chilling comment threatened to 'find you and destroy your leg so hard that you can't walk anymore. I hope you enjoyed your last day on court.' Instagram user @ibetthesquares, who told the tennis star he wished she got 'raped', also told Sloane, 'How about less time posing for pictures like a f**king slut and more time practicing you f**king c**t u(sic) can't win his(sic) serve to save your f**king life you dirty wh*re.'   Stephens said that there were more than 2,000 similar messages following the tennis star's three-set loss to Angelique Kerber of Germany at the US Open on Friday. American tennis star Sloane Stephens has shared some of the sickening and threatening messages that she received following...
    The NFL will continue to jam social justice messages down the throats of fans this season. In 2020, the league allowed players to wear social justice message decals on their helmets and the fields featured messages about racism. (RELATED: David Hookstead Is The True King In The North When It Comes To College Football) Well, the NFL has apparently still not learned that fans just want to focus on football because the messages are sticking around. We, the NFL, condemn racism and the systematic oppression of Black People. We, the NFL, admit we were wrong for not listening to NFL players earlier and encourage all to speak out and peacefully protest. We, the NFL, believe Black Lives Matter. #InspireChange pic.twitter.com/ENWQP8A0sv — NFL (@NFL) June 5, 2020 According to The Associated Press, players will still be able to wear social justice messages on their helmets and fields will be painted with “It Takes All of Us” and “End Racism.” NFL senior vice president of social responsibility Anna Isaacson told the AP, “We are committed to Inspire Change and the social justice work that inspires change for the long-term.”...
    Gymnast Simone Biles has revealed that dropping out of multiple Olympic finals amid struggles with her mental health made her 'feel human' for the 'first time'.  The 24-year-old made the admission during an interview with her mother, Nellie Biles, during which she discussed her decision to withdraw from several events in Tokyo - having gone into this year's Games as the favorite to win almost every competition.  However, after completing just one event in the team final - a vault that she flubbed and nearly crash-landed on - Biles pulled out of the competition, explaining that she needed to 'focus on her mental health', and subsequently withdrew from the all-around, uneven bars, vault, and floor exercise line-ups.  Her decision sparked furious controversy online, with some praising her for prioritizing her mental health, while others accused the two-time Olympian of 'quitting' and 'abandoning' her teammates.    Speaking out: Gymnast Simone Biles has revealed that dropping out of several Olympic finals in Tokyo is the 'first time she felt human'  Opening up: The 24-year-old made the admission while discussing the...
    Yesterday we let you know that the iPhone 13 would have support for satellite communication to make calls and send messages when there is no coverage. The information, provided by renowned analyst Ming-Chi Kuo, was endorsed by Bloomberg (via .), albeit up to a point. The aforementioned medium explains that although the terminal will integrate the necessary hardware to offer this novelty, it will be limited to sending emergency messages via the Messages app. Bloomberg makes clear that Apple’s efforts in satellite communication are intended to support users in sensitive situations where there is no coverage. The iPhone 13, then, would be able to connect directly to low-orbit satellites. They don’t specify the components, but Kuo said it would be possible thanks to the chip Qualcomm X60. The source adds that, at least initially, the satellite communication functions of the iPhone 13 will be included only in Messages. In fact, emergency messages might appear as gray speech bubbles, thus adding to the already existing blue (iMessage) and green (SMS). There is also talk of a second feature destined for bigger...
    No doubt WhatsApp came to revolutionize the way we communicate. First, by being able to allow its users to exchange text messages instantly, no matter where in the world they are; later, being able to share several types of files and then with the option of be able to send voice messages. WhatsApp is an app that is constantly being renewed. A few weeks ago, precisely with the subject of voice notes, the option of being able to listen to them at a higher speed was included. Various media specialized in technology indicate that WhatsApp is already working on renewing its voice recorder tool, which has undergone few updates since its inception. It is speculated that this will have a new design and that also it will allow users to listen to their recorded audios before sending them. In addition, in the interface of the recorder there will be a stop button, it will allow the audio to stop without being eliminated, which means that you can choose whether or not to send the audio with the possibility of...