Polls closed across Indonesia on Wednesday after citizens cast ballots to elect their next president and vice president. Preliminary election results were expected within a few hours, with official results expected no sooner than next week. Indonesia has 175 million registered voters spread over 17,000 islands.
The online networking sites Facebook and Twitter were back in business for Iranians Tuesday, a day after the government banned the country’s access to them, a freelance writer said.
The Iranian government has blocked access to the social networking site Facebook amid political jockeying for the June 12 presidential elections, according to the semi-official Iranian Labour News Agency. Reformist candidate Mir Hossein Mousavi — a former prime minister considered a threat to current hardline President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad — created a Facebook page for his campaign that has more than 5,000 supporters on the site. Those attempting to visit Facebook received a message in Farsi saying, “Access to this site is not possible,” according to CNN personnel in Tehran.
Flowers arrived at Capt. Marissa Alexander’s office at Fort Bragg, North Carolina, on June 3, 2005. Her husband, Staff Sgt.
As Dick Cheney prepares to give a major speech on the battle against terrorism, a new national poll suggests that favorable opinions of the former vice president are on the rise. But the CNN/Opinion Research Corporation survey, released Thursday morning, indicates that a majority of Americans still have an unfavorable opinion of Cheney. Fifty-five percent of people questioned in the poll say they have an unfavorable opinion of the former vice president
You get a quick message from a friend on Facebook, click on the link and absentmindedly log in to a website pretending to be Facebook. This is what happened last week, when scammers unleashed a new attack on Facebook, collecting users’ log-in information and passwords and pilfering victims’ “friends” lists to target the next dopes. Listen up, people: Although Facebook has a reputation for Internet security it identified the scam within hours, and the ripple effects only lasted for a couple days at 200 million members and counting, the size and popularity of the social-networking site has made it the object of increasing attention from hackers and spammers