Launch of Moneylife Knowledge Centre

It was a special occasion for all at Moneylife Foundation on 5 February 2010 when the Moneylife Knowledge Centre was launched at the hands of Sanjay Nirupam, member of Parliament, who graciously accepted our invitation to be the chief guest at the event despite it being his birthday. The Moneylife Knowledge Centre, set up by the Moneylife Foundation in Mumbai, will supplement the efforts of...

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Facebook blocks social network eraser website

Facebook has sent a 'cease-and-desist' letter to another website, Seppukoo.com, that deletes profiles, friends and other information on Facebook, MySpace, Twitter and LinkedIn for users who provide their account information

Social network website Facebook has said that it is blocking a website called 'Web 2.0 Suicide Machine' that helps users delete their social network profiles, reports PTI.

The number one social network also said that it had sent a 'cease-and-desist' letter to another website, Seppukoo.com, which also helps you erase your virtual identity from the Internet.

The Web 2.0 Suicide Machine site, which features a hangman's noose on its homepage, deletes profiles, friends and other information on Facebook, MySpace, Twitter and LinkedIn for users who provide their account information.

"This machine lets you delete all your energy sucking social-networking profiles, kills your fake virtual friends, and completely does away with your Web2.0 alter ego," it says.

Facebook, in a statement to AFP, said the suicide site was in violation of Facebook rules.

"Facebook provides the ability for people who no longer want to use the site to either deactivate their account or delete it completely," the social network service provider said.

"Web 2.0 Suicide Machine collects login credentials, which is a violation of our Statement of Rights and Responsibilities (SRR)," it said.

"We've blocked the site's access to Facebook as is our policy for sites that violate our SRR," Facebook said. "We're currently investigating and considering whether to take further action," it added.
 

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bruce arnold

9 years ago

SOCIAL NETWORKING IS JUST AN ESCAPE FOR SHEEPLE WHO CANNOT COPE WITH HARSH REALITIES LIKE THIS:

[ Source: tinyurl.com/false-flag-yemen ] Another False Flag Operation: Black Bloomer Bomber Bungle is Bogus. Following the preordained pathway and modus operandi of his predecessor, USA Puppet President Barack "MoDubya" Obama has declared that 23-year-old banker's son and black bloomer bomber Umar Farouk Abdulmutallab had ties in Yemen to "al-Qaeda", the CIA-fabricated global network of boogeymen whose "terrorist cells" conveniently pop up wherever and whenever "they"--the consortium of Wall Street Banksters, Peak Oil Gangsters, and Military-Industrial Profiteers who rule America--need an excuse to take the rights, resources, livelihoods and lives away from yet another sovereign nation or innocent group of people. But choose your source, left or right, the message in the links below is the same: After secretly evacuating Yemen's Jews from harm's way (WSJ tinyurl.com/yhtf4mc), on Christmas Day 2009 "they"--most likely through intelligence operatives--staged the failed attempt at Amsterdam's Schiphol airport to blow up Detroit-bound Delta/Northwest Airlines flight 253, using that pitiful London-educated Nigerian patsy to provide the pretext for (a) extending Big Brother's No-Fly List, (b) renewing the Patriot Act, and (c) expanding our global war for peak oil and profit into Yemen.

Reality check courtesy of Miami web design firn http://PervasivePersuasion.com

Activists seek stay on Mumbai skywalks

Skywalks, or foot over-bridges, are an effort to give pedestrians much-needed space to walk as more and more footpaths were disappearing across the city. This phenomenon, coupled with the paucity of subways, necessitated the construction of these skywalks

Agitated over the construction of skywalks across the Mumbai Metropolitan Region (MMR), an activist had filed a public interest litigation (PIL) in the Bombay High Court against authorities like the Maharashtra State Road Development Corp Ltd (MSRDC), Mumbai Metropolitan Regional Development Authority (MMRDA), Maharashtra Government and the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC).  

MMRDA, which has planned 50 skywalks, or foot over-bridges, is keen on adding more to the number. It has allocated Rs6 billion for the skywalk project and there are proposals to have shopping plazas on some of the walkways as well.

According to the PIL, there is no justification for increase in the cost of construction of skywalks especially when the price of steel has gone down from about Rs48,000-Rs52,000 per tonne to Rs24,000-Rs 22,000 per tonne. The authorities have also reduced the width of the skywalks as no shops or hawkers are to be permitted on these constructions.

The design of skywalks may have to be revised as the width of the skywalks is to be reduced on account of no hawkers and shops being permitted thereon, but no fresh tenders have been invited for construction of such skywalks by the authorities. If such tenders are invited, then construction would be done at marginally lower costs, the PIL said.

In the absence of detailed guidelines, the proposal for construction of skywalks in different areas is entirely as per the wishes of the concerned authorities and local representatives, the PIL claimed. It said that, often, after visiting the site, the local representatives have merely made an oral request over the telephone to the authorities about their desire to construct the skywalk in a particular area.

The activists are seeking to stop or stay further construction of skywalks in the MMR without amending the sanctioned development plan prescribed under the MRTP Act, till the final hearing of their litigation.

Skywalks are an effort to give the pedestrian much-needed space to walk as more and more footpaths were disappearing and there are very few subways available. Especially on the roads that lead to various suburban railway stations, these proposed skywalks would have given pedestrians much-needed freedom from roadside hawkers and the incessant honking of bumper-to-bumper traffic in congested areas. But these structures had become controversial following allegation of large-scale corruption in their construction. Even Vasant Davkhar, then deputy chairperson of the Maharashtra Legislative Council, had made serious allegations in June 2009.

Although the government promised an investigation, there is still no update on the same.

In July, Moneylife had written about the sky-high cost of these skywalks. See http://suchetadalal.com/?id=17d7467e-5407-14fa-4a5453e09771&base=sections&f&t=Mumbai%3A+The+Great+Skywalk+Rip-off
 

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