Charged With a Crime? Better Check Your Facebook Pictures

If you are a Zinio, Nook, Kindle, Apple, or Google Play subscriber, you can enter your website access code to gain subscriber access. Your website access code is located in the upper right corner of the Table of Contents page of your digital edition. Earlier this year, the realms of law and new media collided when Lori Drew was hit with federal charges for creating a fake MySpace page and harassing a neighboring teenager, who then committed suicide. In another case of courtrooms v. technology, prosecutors are reportedly searching Facebook and MySpace for photos of defendants to use as character evidence in sentencing hearings. CNN reports that party photos and pictures of defendants drinking or looking unrepentant have resulted in harsher sentences for people charged in drunk driving accidents, with prosecutors presenting the incriminating pictures as evidence that the defendant lacked remorse. In one instance, a prosecutor showed the court a Powerpoint presentation of party photos that had been posted on Facebook by a 20-year-old defendant after he nearly killed another driver in a three-car collision. The pictures depicted him at a Halloween party dressed as a prisoner in an o...

You want to make sure you get the best from your beauty–after all, you’re paying for

You want to make sure you get the best from your beauty–after all, you’re paying for it. From vaguely worded promises to unclear labeling systems, brands that tout “cruelty-free” can have some misleading fine print. Some brands are known to carefully word statements claiming that they don’t partake in animal testing, but they may contract other parties to test on animals on their behalf. When it boils down to it, it’s hard to know whether a makeup brand is really, truly, completely cruelty-free. To help navigate the waters, we’re here to lay down the law on the natural beauty brands doing things right. Plus, their products are pretty awesome. “I am always on the go and need make up that’s easy to apply in five minutes…I can’t rave enough about it. It applies smoothly, builds very easily, blends beautifully, is natural but dewy, and doesn’t mess with my skin (aka give me acne). And on top of that, it’s made of ingredients that don’t make me second guess what’s going on my skin. 10/10 would recommend to anyone looking for natural and easy to apply/maintain makeup!” – Jh via iliabeauty.com ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Multi-Sticks are availa...