Peter Mello, Framingham, MA Illegally Citing and Collecting Municipal Fines, Targeting Elderly

Peter Mello, Framingham, MA Illegally Citing and Collecting Municipal Fines, Targeting Elderly

Petrini and Associates, PC is, in the loosest sense of the word, a “law firm”, that is currently participating in the illegal collection of municipal ordinance violations from lower income homeowners to illegally tap federal grant money intended to improve lower income neighborhoods.  Peter Mello is an active participant and the most evident criminal in […]

During Facebook’s Senate Hearing, Reddit Reveals It Banned Almost 1,000 Russian Trolls

Discussion forum company Reddit issued its transparency report for 2017 during Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg’s Senate appearance, saying it had found and banned 944 suspicious accounts associated with Russia’s Internet Research Agency. Reddit CEO Steve Huffman says in a post that the company is cooperating with Congress and informed lawmakers of its findings Tuesday. Sen. […]

Bank of America Says It Will Stop Lending to Military-Style Gunmakers

Bank of America Corp. plans to stop lending to companies that make assault-style guns used for non-military purposes. “It’s our intention not to finance these military-style firearms for civilian use,” Anne Finucane, a vice chairman at Bank of America, said Tuesday in a Bloomberg Television interview. The firm has had “intense conversations over the last […]

Stock Market Climbs on Facebook Rally and China’s Proposal to Reduce U.S. Auto Tariffs

(NEW YORK) — Stocks jumped Tuesday after Chinese President Xi Jinping said Beijing would reduce tariffs on imported cars and improve intellectual property protection, steps that could ease trade tensions. Facebook climbed as CEO Mark Zuckerberg testified before the Senate about the company’s privacy scandal. Xi’s proposals could help the U.S. and China resolve their […]

Open-Sourced Windows File Manager Gets New Life on Windows 10

Microsoft has rummaged deep into its archive for its latest contribution to the open source community: Windows File Manager. Originally bundled with Windows in 1990, File Manager was a replacement for the command-line interface in MS-DOS. The program was used to search, open, copy and delete files until it was replaced by Windows Explorer, which […]

Researchers to Put Facebook’s Role in Elections Under Magnifying Glass

A group of nonprofits have agreed to fund an initiative to study Facebook’s role in elections and democracy. The organizations will pay the expenses of researchers, and Facebook will give the scholars access to proprietary data that has met the company’s new standards for heightened user privacy protection. “This is a critical first step toward […]

Beyond CRM

We should start discussing what’s beyond CRM. I chose the word “beyond” advisedly. CRM is far from dead or even in decline, so “after” would be completely incorrect. However, CRM already has changed so much that it may be time to rethink it. Also, many of the tangential technologies that have turbocharged CRM in the […]

Model-Based Structure: Key to Success in a Data-Driven World

Data science has become mission-critical to many enterprises. Companies in the U.S. will spend billions on third-party audience data in 2018 and even more on third-party solutions to use that data, as they move toward becoming model-driven. It’s not just a matter of harvesting data and then crunching it; companies have to map data against […]

Mysterious Disappearance of Zuck Posts Rings Another Facebook Alarm Bell

Facebook reportedly allowed CEO Mark Zuckerberg and other senior executives to delete messages from recipients’ inboxes and chat threads, but it did not disclose the practice or offer the same capabilities to users. Facebook began using the tool after the 2014 hack of Sony Pictures as a means of protecting executive communications. After the practice […]

Turning Social Media From a Problem Into a Solution

The YouTube shooting last week had less to do with guns than with the failure of the police to act on information in a timely way and the inability of social media to be anything but part of the problem. Google has been giving this issue little more than lip service, but I expect it […]