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Facebook wants users' nude photos to fight 'revenge porn'

Published: Thursday, November 09, 2017 @ 8:09 AM

5 Things About Facebook You Didn't Know You Could Do

Facebook is testing out a new system to protect users from "revenge porn."

According to USA Today, the company is asking Australian users to send in nude photos if they are concerned that intimate pictures of themselves may be posted online.

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The user can fill out a form and then send the picture to themselves in Messenger.

Facebook then uses image-matching technology to prevent anyone from sharing it, as the company explained in a blog post in April.

The program will be tested next in the United States, United Kingdom and Canada, according to the Times of London.

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– The Cox Media Group National Content Desk contributed to this report.

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Driver surprised by snake surrounding leg while driving

Published: Thursday, June 21, 2018 @ 8:59 AM

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Time to get a new car!

A woman said she was driving when she felt something on her leg. And it wasn’t her imagination. The unidentified woman saw a six-foot-long snake slithering up her leg, WSPA reported.

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A pest removal service in Rutherford County said that a customer of theirs had a box in her car that she was taking to the dump. The box had been sitting outside and the snake had crawled in. The Bug Man reminded people in its Facebook post about the incident, to always check boxes and planters before moving them. Snakes and other critters can make containers their home.

She called police for help and they got the serpent out of her vehicle using snake tongs, WSPA reported.

The stowaway’s story doesn’t end there. The snake actually got out of its container while police were relocating it, but eventually got out of the police car and made its way into a creek, WSPA reported.

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Break-in suspect with huge face tattoo arrested after Facebook post goes viral

Published: Thursday, June 21, 2018 @ 6:23 AM

Viral Facebook Post Leads to Arrest of Break-In Suspect

An Ohio break-in suspect who goes by "Popeye" and sports a large, unusual face tattoo may be as recognizable as the sailor man himself.

According to WKRC, Anthony Ward was arrested on theft and breaking-and-entering charges Wednesday after the Adams County Sheriff's Office shared his photo on Facebook.

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"Be on the look out for aka (Popeye) Anthony Ward," the post began. "Subject has Felony warrants through Brown County and wanted for questioning on several B&E's [breaking and entering]. AIso Dottie Worthington is with this subject and are driving a Black Chevy Cruz."

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MALE HAS BEEN LOCATED AND IS IN CUSTODY

Posted by Adams County Sheriffs Office on Wednesday, June 20, 2018

The post quickly racked up 2,700 shares and more than 100 comments from bemused followers.

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"Don't you have a better pic? This could be anybody," one commenter quipped.

"Now they need to put a 'be on the lookout' for a bad tattoo artist," wrote another.

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Late Wednesday, the Sheriff's Office updated the post, saying Ward was in police custody. 

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School falls short for funding new weight equipment, NBA legend Shaq makes up the difference

Published: Thursday, June 21, 2018 @ 8:35 AM

FILE PHOTO: Shaquille O'Neal attends The 2018 State Farm All-Star Saturday Night at Staples Center on February 17, 2018 in Los Angeles, California.  Shaq donated the money a high school needed to buy equipment for a weight room. (Photo by Leon Bennett/Getty Images)
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FILE PHOTO: Shaquille O'Neal attends The 2018 State Farm All-Star Saturday Night at Staples Center on February 17, 2018 in Los Angeles, California. Shaq donated the money a high school needed to buy equipment for a weight room. (Photo by Leon Bennett/Getty Images)(Leon Bennett/Getty Images)

A Louisiana high school can thank one of the biggest names in basketball for its new weight room.

Lafayette High School was given $21,000 by the Lafayette Parish School Board for the project to redo its weight room, but the total price tag was just over $40,000, The Daily Advertiser reported.

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But Shaquille O’Neal made sure they got the new weight equipment they needed for the school’s athletic programs by paying the remainder of the bill.

“If we didn’t have Shaq step in to help us, it would have been another two years for us to raise the money,” football coach Rob Pool told the Advertiser.

The coaches spent the day Wednesday putting the green and black customized machines together in time for Thursday’s football team workout, the Advertiser reported

The donation, which Shaq told the team about via a video back in March, was part of South Louisiana Giving Day, the Advertiser reported.

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Man arrested after trying to pay waitress with her own stolen credit card, police say

Published: Thursday, June 21, 2018 @ 2:26 AM

Police: Man Arrested After Trying to pay Waitress with Her Own Stolen Credit Card

A suspected thief is behind bars after police say he handed an Arkansas waitress her own stolen card while paying his bill at a Pine Bluff restaurant.

According to The Associated Press, Shamon West, 21, was arrested Tuesday after Shannon's Restaurant waitress Flora Lunsford went to swipe the credit card and noticed her own name on it. She called police, who searched West and found Lunsford's Social Security card and driver's license, as well, the AP reported.

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The arrest came two days after someone took Lunsford's purse from her car, which was parked outside a gas station two blocks from the restaurant, KATV reported.

West now faces charges of theft by receiving and forgery.

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