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Bail Bonds and Twitter Mockery

Bail Bonds and Twitter Mockery - Having confidence in life can be a very good thing for people.  However, when a person’s sense of confidence crosses the line and becomes more about “arrogance”, that is when most people get themselves into trouble.  Mix that arrogance with some social media and a smart person can quickly become a not so smart person.  Just ask the 60 year old San Diego woman who recently was apprehended in Baja, Mexico after fleeing law enforcement in California. The woman was being charged with insurance fraud totaling over $664,000 in claims.  Her story was that she had fallen at home and was unable to work anymore as an Amtrak employee.  Prior to her claim of injury, the woman had upped her disability insurance netting her a monthly payout of $40,000 while she was unable to work. Unfortunately for the woman, she was still able to

Facebook, Microsoft reveal surveillance request figures

Facebook says it received almost 10,000 US government requests for user data in the second half of 2012. Facebook and Microsoft have struck agreements with the US government to release limited information about the number of surveillance requests they receive, a modest victory for the companies as they struggle with the fallout from disclosures about a secret government data-collection program. Facebook on Friday became the first to release aggregate numbers of requests, saying in a blog post it received between 9,000 and 10,000 US requests for user data in the second half of 2012, covering 18,000 to 19,000 of its users’ accounts. Facebook has more than 1.1 billion users worldwide. The majority of those requests are routine police inquiries, a person familiar with the company said, but under the terms of the deal with the justice department, Facebook is precluded from saying how many were secret orders issued under the