Girls’ photos from Facebook found in porn site

You better watch out what photos you upload in Facebook or to any social networking sites for that matter.

The Federal Bureau of Investigation are trying to look for the individuals/s who are responsible for “hijacking” Facebook photos of underage girls from high schools in the state of Massachusetts and post them on a child pornography website.

The Massachusetts link shows pictures of 17 teenage girls who are students from Bay Path Regional Technical High School in Charlton and other schools from the state. The photos shows fully clothed girls with their information that could be used to identify the teens.

The website is being hosted in Ohio but its servers were traced to Eastern Europe.

Special Agent in Charge Richard DesLauriers said that the agency is reviewing the matter to find out if any laws were violated.

Many residents from the area were distraught with the news. Tracy Nicholas Cruz said that she has heard from the girls whose photos were posted in the site. She said that, “they were humiliated. They didn’t know how their pictures got exploited. These are good girls.”

She also added that, “It’s just scary to think that your child could just have this site to communicate with other students and her friends and everything, and then something as bad as this other site comes out and takes their pictures? That’s horrible.”

You better watch out what you post online.

Image source: fastcompany.com

Cushing Academy school library digitized

Yup, folks at the Cushing Academy, a New England prep school in Massachusetts, are saying goodbye to most of their books to make way for new technology.

The digital library will now be housing flat-screen TVs, study cubicles for laptop users and a built-in coffee shop.

There will also be 18 Amazon Kindle and Sony e-book readers available for students who want to read e-books in the library.

The learning center’s estimated cost is half a million dollars.

“When I look at books, I see and outdated technology, like scrolls before books,” James Tracy, Cushing Academy headmaster, told the Boston Globe.  “This isn’t “Fahrenheit 451.”  We’re not discouraging students from reading.  We see this as a natural way to shape emerging trends and optimize technology.”

Most of the libraries 20,000 books will be donated to local schools and libraries to create more space for the new technologies and amenities.

Source: http://www.dailytech.com/New+England+Prep+School+Building+Library+Without+Books/article16178c.htm

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