Snapchat (which uses a ghost as its logo) has agreed to settle with the Federal Trade Commission over charges that it deceived customers about the disappearance of messages after they are seen. Snapchat said its messages “disappear forever” but that’s not the case as the company collected users’ contacts without telling them or asking for permission. Last year the company turned down a multi-billion-dollar buyout offer from Facebook … oops!
The world’s largest automaker Toyota had a record year as sales jumped 16% to $252-billion. The company had growth in America, Europe and Asia. Toyota became the first automaker to sell more than 10-million vehicles in a 12-month time period with sales totaling $10.13-million. Now that’s a record Ford and General Motors can only dream about!
Massachusetts State Trooper John Carnell was doing his job on a highway heading into Boston when he saw a vehicle enter the carpool lane on Interstate 93 with a suspicious looking passenger. When Carnell pulled the car over, he found that the driver propped up a jacket with a mannequin head on top of the passenger seat. Law says that there must be two people in a vehicle to ride in the carpool lane and guess what? A mannequin does not count! The driver was given a citation for operating on an excluded highway.
Egypt’s Antiquities Ministry archaeologists discovered a tomb that dates back to 1100BC. The tomb belongs to a guard of the army archives and royal messenger. The ministry says that the discovery will add to the knowledge about the history of Saqqara and that time period.
Last but not least …. Health officials say the STD syphilis has reached its highest level since 1995 with a steady increase in gay men …. The FOX TV Network canceled the sitcom “Dads” that starred Seth Green. They also shit-canned “Enlisted” and “Surviving Jack” …. The average household will spend $156.60 on Mother’s Day related purchases. Don’t forget the “Mommies” in your world this Sunday! … have a wonderful weekend!