Gay Alabama lawmaker: I’ll ‘out’ adulterous officials fighting same-sex marriage

Patricia Todd, a member of the Alabama House of Representatives, says “I will not stand by and allow legislators to talk about ‘family values’ [in regard to gay marriage] when they have affairs, and I know of many who are and have. I will call our elected officials who want to hide in the closet OUT.”

Good for her!

And, in case anyone has forgotten,

  • Male homosexual relations are a capital crime in the Bible
  • Sleeping with a married woman who is not your wife is a capital crime in the Bible
  • The Bible is silent on female homosexual relations

Gay Alabama lawmaker: I’ll ‘out’ adulterous officials fighting same-sex marriage.

Identity theft now legal in Arizona!

You know Sheriff Joe Arpaio — the wingnut who has a vendetta against undocumented workers, runs unconstitutional jails, and spends his spare time trying to prove that Barack Obama isn’t a US citizen.

Sheriff Joe had been going around arresting workers who use a stolen identity to obtain employment. That is, until the United States District Court for the District of Arizona issued an injunction that barred Joe from enforcing the Arizona law that made it a felony to steal someone’s identity to get a job.

Apparently the judge in the case, David Campbell, thinks it’s ok to steal my identity as long as it’s for a worthy cause.

Yeah? Well Bite Me, Judge Campbell.

Ariz. ID-theft charges dismissed after Arpaio raids halted.

Facebook will filter out fake news because you’re too stupid to do it yourself

According to Snopes, “In recent years, the spread of fake news stories (designed to drive traffic to fake news-generating sites) by inducing social media users to share links has been increasing in a manner that appears almost exponential.”

Here at BITEME, we love fake news. In fact we used to sit around, reading randomly-clipped articles from the Weekly World News, the Onion, and the New York Post, and then try to guess which paper the clipping came from.

But in case you’re not smart enough to do it yourself, Facebook has announced

Today’s update to News Feed reduces the distribution of posts that people have reported as hoaxes and adds an annotation to posts that have received many of these types of reports to warn others on Facebook.

Interestingly, the fake ads that used to abound on Facebook seem to be fewer these days..

snopes.com: Facebook to Rain on Fake News Parade.

We get letters . . .

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This just in from Matthew Leone, in response to our inviting him to blog here at BITEME.ME:

A thousand thanks for considering me, BiteMaster! Let me expand and work up my fury to significant levels before I commit to contributing, as I will otherwise doubtlessly  downgrade your masterful site.

What’s Verizon up to now?

Verizon tracks you using their secret cookies but doesn’t want the government to be able to subpoena their offshore servers which store data from their US customers.

What gives?

Maybe they’re angling for Kim Dotcom’s or Dread Pirate Robert’s business.

@threatpost: #Government Demands for @Verizon Customer Data Drop – http://t.co/VOXVSerw6S
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Think you can delete them cookies? Well, think again.

Online ad company Turn uses tracking cookies that come back to life after Verizon users have deleted them. Turn’s services are used by everyone from Google to Facebook.

If you’re surprised, you haven’t been reading Biteme close enough. Like Google tricks Internet Explorer into accepting tracking cookies and We’re boned: Google bypassed Apple Safari privacy.

Hat tip to MrMild.

Zombie Cookie: The Tracking Cookie That You Can’t Kill – ProPublica.

Benjamin Netanyahu and Mahmoud Abbas both march in Paris

Israel Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas were among the leaders attending, as were top representatives of Russia and Ukraine.

“We are all Charlie, we are all police, we are all Jews of France,” Prime Minister Manuel Valls declared on Saturday, referring to the victims of the attacks that included employees at Charlie Hebdo, shoppers at a kosher grocery and three police officers.

Tomorrow: Lion lies down with lamb.

via National Unity March In Paris Draws World Leaders And Crowd Of Over A Million.

Robots will raise your taxes

The University of Maryland is using the ‘deep learning’ technique to teach robots how to cook. The researchers at the university gathered data from 88 YouTube cooking videos and turned it into cooking commands the robot can execute.

Good news: Robots will soon be cooking your food, the chain restaurants will save money, and the robot manufacturers will make out like crazy.

Bad news: We’ll be taxed to support the chefs and cooks that the robots will put out of work.

Robots learn how to cook with YouTube videos  – NY Daily News.