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New York Wants Your Social Media Passwords Before You Can Buy...

AFRICANGLOBE - In one of the most Orwellian bills to date, lawmakers in New York have drafted and proposed a bill that will require a review of a citizens social media as well as their search engine history, going back years—just to buy a gun.

Facebook Is And Has Been Silently Listening To Everything You Say...

AFRICANGLOBE - Recently, an expert has come out to claim that Facebook may be listening in on your conversations. Kelli Burns, a mass communication professor at the University of South Florida, believes the app might be using people’s microphones to gather data on the content of people’s conversations.

11 Things You Should Delete From Your Facebook Page

AFRICANGLOBE - With over 1.49bn users, Facebook is one of the most powerful influencers in the world. But with anything that powerful, you have to be careful how you deal with it. While Facebook says protecting the privacy of its users is of utmost priority, there are certain pieces of information you might want to consider not having on there.

New U.S. law Would Force Social Media To Report ‘Terrorist Activity’

AFRICANGLOBE - Social media operators such as Twitter, Facebook and YouTube would have to notify federal authorities of online "terrorist activity," according to the text of a bill approved by the U.S. Senate Intelligence Committee Wednesday.

Paula Deen Tweets Racist Photo With Son In ‘Brownface,’

AFRICANGLOBE - Paula Deen, former Food Network star and documented racist, has landed herself in hot water once again. On Tuesday morning, Deen's social media accounts sent out a now deleted tweet and Facebook post with a photo depicting the cook dressed as Lucille Ball's character from the 1950s television sitcom "I Love Lucy." Her son, Bobby Deen, is dressed as the show's Ricky Ricardo, played by Cuban-American Desi Arnaz. The younger Deen is wearing "brownface" to mimic Arnaz's ethnicity.

Two Men From Charleston – The Gantt Report

AFRICANGLOBE - It is no surprise to me that worshipers at the church in South Carolina that had Denmark Vesey as one of its founders was the place chosen by a white racist to be the place where he would murder innocent Black people. Most of us are church people like Denmark Vesey was but we know oftentimes “proper limits” might have to be exceeded in order to right a wrong in South Carolina or in any other place in the world. Sometimes marching and praying might not be all that needs to be done.

Social Media Devils – The Gantt Report

AFRICANGLOBE - Let me tell you some people that are viewing you on social media. The Sheriff is watching you, the police are watching you and also the FBI, CIA, DEA, ATF, NSA, TSA KGB, Secret Service, Scotland Yard, Interpol and every other law enforcement agency in the world. Don’t believe me, just post something about Islam, say something provocative about the President or some other world leader.

Oklahoma Cop Accused Of Raping Black Women Finds Supporters On Social...

AFRICANGLOBE - Supporters of an Oklahoma City police officer who was charged with raping or sexually abusing eight Black women have raised more than $7,000 for the 27-year-old cop. Daniel Holtzclaw was arrested in August on charges of rape, forcible oral sodomy, sexual battery, and indecent exposure for allegedly sexually assaulting women while on patrol.

Zimbabwe Hits 100% Mobile Penetration, Moves To Regulate Social Media

AFRICANGLOBE - New cyber laws are being drafted in Zimbabwe to regulate activities on social media following very impressive internet penetration reports.

Russians Mock Obama With Racist Images At U.S. Embassy

AFRICANGLOBE - The U.S. Embassy in Moscow was temporarily lit up to wish President Barack Obama a happy birthday, but images were full of racist tones. Blaring across the front of the embassy was a projected image of the president wearing a birthday hat and eating a banana, along with the words...

Was HIV ‘Invented’ To Kill Black People?

AFRICANGLOBE - Social media is an effective platform for the sharing and dissemination of information. An article dated December 2013, has been doing the rounds online; carrying ‘conclusive’ proof that HIV, the virus that has inflicted millions with the deadly AIDS, is an invention by one Dr Robert Gallo, who worked for the US Federal Government’s Special Virus Programme between 1962 and 1978.

Infidelity And The Social Media Revolution

AFRICANGLOBE - It has become clear that couples with the propensity to cheat are finding it easier to do so with the help of the internet and social networking. Social media platforms are fast eroding the institution of marriage, couples are now using it to flirt, cheat and philander.

Sad: Black Americans The Number One Users Of Social Media

AFRICAMNGLOBE - A new study by the Pew Research Center reports that 29 percent of African Americans tweet, compared to 16 percent among Whites and Latinos, respectively. And 30 percent of Blacks use LinkedIn, compared to the 22 percent of the Whites and 13 percent of Latinos who post resumes and connect on the professional networking site.

Mixed-Race Miss France Faces Racist Backlash

AFRICANGLOBE - A mixed-race beauty queen who was crowned Miss France 2014 earlier this month has faced racism on social media sites. As she accepted her Miss France 2014 title, Flora Coquerel, 19, said: “I’m proud to represent a multicultural France.” However, within minutes, social media was drowned with incendiary comments.

Social Media ‘Blackout’ as Jury Gets Trayvon Martin Case

AFRICANGLOBE - As the jury begins considering the case against George Zimmerman in the death of Trayvon Martin, people are taking to social media to weigh in -- everything from blacking out their profile pictures to spreading the word about a "day of absence."

More Women Cheating Than Ever Before – Study

AFRICANGLOBE - Thanks to financial independence and social media, wives are engaging in more affairs than ever. The percentage of American wives being unfaithful to their husbands has risen by 40per cent in the last