Prophecy in today's headlines

Facial Recognition Software To Go Public

Computer software which can identify unnamed faces and then collate photographs of that person is set to be released to the public amid concern among a number of privacy groups. The software program works by scanning the relative positions of the eyes, nose and mouth and claims a 90% accuracy rate. It can then search […]

Teacher Says Bible Left On Desk A Hate Crime

An eighth-grade teacher has accused her students of committing a “hate crime” and being “cruel” because they left a Bible on her desk and a Christmas card with the word “Christ” underlined. Melissa Hussain, an Apex, N.C., science teacher at West Lake Middle School, is suspended with pay and may lose her job after she […]

Pastors Open Online Churches, Use Social Media

Church volunteers greet visitors entering the lobby. The worship band begins its set and a pastor offers to pray privately with anyone during the service. When the sermon is done, it’s time for communion, and the pastor guides attendees through the ritual. Later, worshippers exchange Facebook and e-mail addresses so they can stay in touch. […]

W.H. Collects Web Users’ Data Without Notice

The White House is collecting and storing comments and videos placed on its social-networking sites such as Facebook, Twitter and YouTube without notifying or asking the consent of the site users, a failure that appears to run counter to President Obama’s promise of a transparent government and his pledge to protect privacy on the Internet. […]

On Facebook, MySpace? White House Has Got Your Email

The White House is hiring a contractor to harvest information about Americans from its pages on social networking websites such as Facebook, MySpace, Twitter, YouTube and Flickr. The National Legal and Policy Center, or NLPC, revealed the White House New Media team is seeking to hire a technology vendor to collect data such as comments, […]

Twitter and Facebook Could Harm Moral Values

Today’s fast-paced media could be making us indifferent to human suffering and should allow time for us to reflect, according to researchers. They found that emotions linked to moral sense are slow to respond to news and events and have failed to keep up with the modern world. In the time it takes to fully […]