Jules Siegel

a writer and graphic designer whose work has appeared over the years in Playboy, Best American Short Stories, Library of America's "Writing Los Angeles," and many other publications. He administers newsroom-l.

Nov 182012
 

By Dana Guthrie (Beaumont Enterprise) A mom who posted a photo of her 18-month-old daughter breastfeeding on Facebook is planning to flood the social media site with similar photos over the next 72 hours.

Gina Crosley-Corcoran of TheFeministBreeder.com claims on her website that Facebook deleted her photo and suspended her account for three days after she posted the photo.

“The photo broke NONE of the facebook rules for photo-sharing, yet it was deleted and I was punished anyay,” she said in her blog. “This happens all the time.”

Michele Zipp of The Stir highlighted Crosley-Corcoran’s blog, encouraging other women to post their own breastfeeding photos on Facebook starting at 10 a.m. Friday.

This is just wrong,” she said. “Let’s roar loudly so Facebook hears and makes some very needed changes and not just removes a photo because someone reported it…for no good reason, and that doesn’t even violate any rules.”

via You’re about to see a lot of breastfeeding photos on Facebook – Beaumont Enterprise.

 November 18, 2012  Posted by at 8:30 am Comments Off
Nov 182012
 

By Mike Masnick (TechDirt) So, late Friday, we reported on how the Republican Study Committee (the conservative caucus of House Republicans) had put out a surprisingly awesome report about copyright reform. The MPAA and RIAA apparently went ballistic and hit the phones hard, demanding that the RSC take down the report. They succeeded.

via That Was Fast: Hollywood Already Browbeat The Republicans Into Retracting Report On Copyright Reform | Techdirt.

 November 18, 2012  Posted by at 8:11 am Comments Off
Nov 162012
 

By Eric Schmitt (NY Times)  David H. Petraeus, the former director of the Central Intelligence Agency, told lawmakers on Friday that classified intelligence reports revealed that the deadly assault on the American diplomatic mission in Libya was a terrorist attack, but that the administration refrained from saying it suspected that the perpetrators of the attack were Al Qaeda affiliates and sympathizers to avoid tipping off the groups.

Mr. Petraeus, who resigned last week after admitting to an extramarital affair, said the names of groups suspected in the attack — including Al Qaeda’s franchise in North Africa and a local Libyan group, Ansar al-Shariah — were removed from the public explanation of the attack immediately after the assault to avoiding alerting the militants that American intelligence and law enforcement agencies were tracking them, lawmakers said.

via Petraeus Says U.S. Tried to Avoid Tipping Off Terrorists – NYTimes.com.

 November 16, 2012  Posted by at 9:19 pm Comments Off
Nov 162012
 

(AdWeek) Laina Morris, who became an overnight sensation with the Overly Attached Girlfriend video she made for Justin Bieber, stares wide-eyed and creepy from your screen and raps as an ‘Overly Attached Computer’ in this Viral Factory ad for Samsung’s SSD 840 drive, designed to encrypt and protect user data.

via Samsung Gets Overly Attached Girlfriend to Play a Possessive PC | Adweek.

 November 16, 2012  Posted by at 11:34 am Comments Off