Showing posts with label Facebook. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Facebook. Show all posts

Tuesday, August 2, 2022

Stop and think about it Before you share it

"A Facebook post on the Franklin MA Virtual Yard Sale group has been brought to our attention alleging a potential child abduction yesterday. The Facebook post states the child ran away from the attempted abduction and the incident was reported to the police. This post had over 75 shares. After looking into the matter we can confidently say this post is a SCAM. No incident similar to this was reported to the FPD. The poster, Nobuhle Magutshwa, posted the same post on various Facebook groups all around the country. Other activity on her Facebook page is consistent with other social media scams. In the future, any urgent public safety matters like will be shared immediately by the FPD social media accounts."
Shared from Town of Franklin Police Dept Facebook page

Coincidentally, this type of post was covered in the recent session on "How to Spot Misinformation"

Misinformation & Fact checking resources

If you missed the session, you can take the MediaWise course on your own

 

How to Spot Misinformation Online
How to Spot Misinformation Online

Wednesday, May 18, 2022

Info on the clothing drive scheduled for Saturday was left off the mailer; as you drive to recycle Saturday don't forget the clothing!

In addition to the items mentioned Monday for the Recycling and Energy Drive scheduled for Saturday, May 21 at Beaver Pond/Chilson Beach - Clothing is also being collected. 

DPW Director Brutus Cantoreggi has this message to provide the update on Project Just Because (https://www.projectjustbecause.org/)


Or view the embedded Facebook post here ->


In case you missed the mailer (via US Postal Service) 

as you drive to recycle Saturday don't forget the clothing!
as you drive to recycle Saturday don't forget the clothing!

Friday, December 31, 2021

Walpole Police and Franklin Police declared 2021 Gingerbread contest Co-Champions

Who won the contest? It finished with co-champions declared

"What a fantastic contest we had this year!  31 departments entered their gingerbread creations!  We had some very close matches and it all came down to the last 2!  I’d like to congratulate Walpole Police Department and Franklin Police Department on being the 2021 Gingerbread contest Co-Champions!  

We had to get a little bit creative this year with the winners.  It was so close, right down to the last hours when both Walpole and Franklin had some votes come in that were not actual individual votes, but seemed to be some sort of fake votes (no fault of either department at all). So, to keep the purpose and spirit of the competition alive, both departments are this year’s champs!!!  We can’t allow a little something like this ruin the fun we’ve had and the hard work put in from all participating departments and all of the folks that followed and supported their departments throughout the competition! 

We were able to raise $1,500 toward a cause to be chosen on Saturday, January 1st!  Along with the additional awards decided by me!  Have a happy and safe New Year everyone and thank you so much for participating and for your generosity!"

Shared from Facebook -> https://www.facebook.com/shelovespolice/posts/936223143702036 



Monday, November 29, 2021

On the last day before leaving Facebook My true love sent to me

"On the last day before leaving Facebook 

My true love sent to me

A daily newsletter via email"


Yes, only one email and a good one each day with everything that matters!


The audio session to celebrate the anniversary of Franklin Matters can be found here -> https://www.franklinmatters.org/2021/11/happy-anniversary-franklin-matters.html 


On the last day before leaving Facebook, my true love sent to me
On the last day before leaving Facebook My true love sent to me

 

Sunday, November 28, 2021

On the second day before leaving Facebook My true love sent to me

"On the second day before leaving Facebook 
My true love sent to me
Two Talk Franklin sessions a month"

The two "Talk Franklin" session can be considered a bonus that you receive by subscribing (for free). These sessions with Town Administrator Jamie Hellen get you insights on what's going on that are not available elsewhere.

And because you acted promptly, we’ll include the Town Council Quarterbacking sessions with Town Council Chair Tom Mercer. In about 20-30 minutes we provide a condensed view of what happened at the recent Town Council meeting.

These interviews are among those regularly scheduled and available to Franklin Matters subscribers. The audio session to celebrate the anniversary of Franklin Matters can be found here -> https://www.franklinmatters.org/2021/11/happy-anniversary-franklin-matters.html 


On the second day before leaving Facebook, my true love sent to me
On the second day before leaving Facebook My true love sent to me
 

Saturday, November 27, 2021

On the third day before leaving Facebook My true love sent to me

"On the third day before leaving Facebook 

My true love sent to me

Three more reminders'


Very true; there are only three more reminders to sign up for the once per day newsletter before the info stops going to Facebook.


There are other ways to remain in the know (besides the daily newsletter). For info on those check out ->

https://www.franklinmatters.org/2021/11/on-sixth-day-before-leaving-facebook-my.html


The audio acknowledging the anniversary this November,

and the leaving of Facebook. There was life before Facebook

and there will be life after. https://www.franklinmatters.org/2021/11/happy-anniversary-franklin-matters.html 


On the third day before leaving Facebook, my true love sent to me
On the third day before leaving Facebook my true love sent to me

Friday, November 26, 2021

On the fourth day before leaving Facebook my true love sent to me

"On the fourth day before leaving Facebook 

My true love sent to me

Four seasons a year"


Yes, this is a stretch but it does fit the scheme. The information shared here does cover all the season throughout the year including all the high school sports seasons (via HockomockSports.com).


The audio acknowledging the anniversary this November,

and the leaving of Facebook. There was life before Facebook

and there will be life after. https://www.franklinmatters.org/2021/11/happy-anniversary-franklin-matters.html 


On the fourth day before leaving Facebook, my true love sent to me
On the fourth day before leaving Facebook my true love sent to me

Thursday, November 25, 2021

On the fifth day before leaving Facebook, my true love sent to me

"On the fifth day before leaving Facebook 

My true love sent to me

Five regular meetings to report on"  (Town Council, Finance Committee, School Committee, Board of Health, Community Preservation Committee)


While I 'follow the money" with the Town Council, Finance Committee, and School Committee, the Board of Health and the Community Preservation Committee are usually scheduled such that I can regularly attend.


If you have an interesting in doing any reporting, please feel free to reach out and let me know.


The audio acknowledging the anniversary this November, and the leaving of Facebook.

There was life before Facebook and there will be life after. https://www.franklinmatters.org/2021/11/happy-anniversary-franklin-matters.html 

On the fifth day before leaving Facebook, my true love sent to me
On the fifth day before leaving Facebook, my true love sent to me

Wednesday, November 24, 2021

On the sixth day before leaving Facebook, My true love sent to me

"On the sixth day before leaving Facebook 

My true love sent to me

Six ways to remain in the know"


Yes, you can keep informed by

  1. subscribing via the daily email newsletter
  2. visiting the webpage
  3. follow updates via Twitter
  4. follow the podcast
  5. listen to the radio
  6. or participate in the monthly Franklin Matters Q&A session

Happy Anniversary Franklin Matters! Goodbye Facebook!

https://www.franklinmatters.org/2021/11/happy-anniversary-franklin-matters.html 


On the sixth day before leaving Facebook , My true love sent to me
On the sixth day before leaving Facebook , My true love sent to me

Tuesday, November 23, 2021

On the seventh day before leaving Facebook , My true love sent to me

On the seventh day before leaving Facebook 

My true love sent to me

Seven tweets a twitter'

Happy anniversary Franklin Matters! Goodbye Facebook! (audio)

https://www.franklinmatters.org/2021/11/happy-anniversary-franklin-matters.html 

Yes, the count down is underway....  

follow Franklin Matters on Twitter ->  https://twitter.com/FranklinMatters


On the seventh day before leaving Facebook , My true love sent to me
On the seventh day before leaving Facebook , My true love sent to me


Sunday, November 14, 2021

"You Are the Object of a Secret Extraction Operation"

As part of the run up to Nov 30, there'll be a series of articles on Facebook and its technology. I have made my decision. Maybe the information will help inform you.

"You Are the Object of a Secret Extraction Operation" 
By Shoshana Zuboff 
Dr. Zuboff is a professor emeritus at Harvard Business School and the author of “The Age of Surveillance Capitalism.”
"Facebook is not just any corporation. It reached trillion-dollar status in a single decade by applying the logic of what I call surveillance capitalism — an economic system built on the secret extraction and manipulation of human data — to its vision of connecting the entire world. Facebook and other leading surveillance capitalist corporations now control information flows and communication infrastructures across the world.

These infrastructures are critical to the possibility of a democratic society, yet our democracies have allowed these companies to own, operate and mediate our information spaces unconstrained by public law. The result has been a hidden revolution in how information is produced, circulated and acted upon. A parade of revelations since 2016, amplified by the whistle-blower Frances Haugen’s documentation and personal testimony, bears witness to the consequences of this revolution."
Continue reading the article online. (Subscription maybe required)

"Why Facebook won’t let you control your own news feed"

"In at least two experiments over the years, Facebook has explored what happens when it turns off its controversial news feed ranking system — the software that decides for each user which posts they’ll see and in what order, internal documents show. That leaves users to see all the posts from all of their friends in simple, chronological order.

Both tests appear to have taught Facebook’s researchers the same lesson: Users are better off with Facebook’s software calling the shots.

The internal research documents, some previously unreported, help to explain why Facebook seems so wedded to its automated ranking system, known as the news feed algorithm. That system is under intense public scrutiny."

Continue reading the article online. (Subscription maybe required)

Wednesday, November 3, 2021

Franklin Matters is leaving Facebook; your alternatives to consider to remain "in the know" (part 1)

Effective Nov 302021 the Franklin Matters Facebook page will go away. You are given notice to find one of the other options to obtain the valuable information shared but not longer directly by me on Facebook.

Someone can also set up a way to take what I share and share it themselves to Facebook. I have no way to stop that. Folks occasionally do so on their own today.

My personal account will remain on Facebook to maintain my family and network connections. I have limited what is posted and shared in that way and am willing to take the risk to maintain those family connections.

I can no longer take the risk exposing your information in this way. Facebook needs to change and only actions like this will get their attention to do so.

Why Nov 30?
The Franklin election is important and as divisive as Facebook is, for those who depend upon it for info, I will provide some time for them to begin to make their move to one of the alternatives.

Need or want Help
If you need or want help setting up email or RSS, I've scheduled a few Zoom sessions to walk through the options to subscribe (other than Facebook). 

** Please sign up here -> https://forms.gle/x4gWma8PgrmDD1i66


Reference points on Facebook data leaks
Mark Hurst's Good Report also has a listing on RSS Readers to add to what I shared here.  https://goodreports.com/post/rss-reader.html

Mark also went to so far as to urge community organizations to get off Facebook


Franklin Matters is leaving Facebook; your alternatives to consider to remain "in the know"  (part 1)
Franklin Matters is leaving Facebook; your alternatives to consider to remain "in the know"  (part 1)

Franklin Police Dept.: Deputy Chief James Mill retires

***DEPUTY CHIEF MILL RETIRES***

"On 11/02/2021, Deputy Chief James Mill concluded a 27+ year career with the Franklin  Police Department.  DC Mill started his career  in 1994 and worked several years in the patrol division before being promoted to Sergeant in 1999. In 2000 he was made a Detective Sergeant and led the Criminal Investigations Unit for 16 years. As a Detective Sergeant he directed the investigation of hundreds of criminal cases that led to the successful prosecution of many responsible criminals. 

In 2016 he was promoted to Deputy Chief and through his leadership and tenacity the FPD was awarded Certification status from the Massachusetts Accreditation Commission.

Although well known by many as a superb criminal investigator, he will be remembered most by those who worked with him and the victims of the crimes he investigated, as a compassionate, altruistic and caring man.

Affectionately known as Millzy by those who know him best, he was always available for a conversation, to active listen and to provide the best advice one could receive. Millzy was the textbook definition of a cop’s cop. He was always quick to stop you in the hallway, ask if you needed anything, and how your family was doing. 

Deputy Chief Mill, your tireless dedication, leadership and service to the Franklin Police Department and the residents of Franklin is irreplaceable. We all wish you and your family the best and hope your retirement brings nothing but joy."

Shared from Franklin Police Facebook: 
https://www.facebook.com/162770995915/posts/10157897508400916/

Deputy Chief Mill retires (FPD Facebook photo)
Deputy Chief Mill retires (FPD Facebook photo)


New York Times: "Facebook, Citing Societal Concerns, Plans to Shut Down Facial Recognition System"

"Facebook plans to shut down its decade-old facial recognition system this month, deleting the face scan data of more than one billion users and effectively eliminating a feature that has fueled privacy concerns, government investigations, a class-action lawsuit and regulatory woes.

Jerome Pesenti, vice president of artificial intelligence at Meta, Facebook’s newly named parent company, said in a blog post on Tuesday that the social network was making the change because of “many concerns about the place of facial recognition technology in society.” He added that the company still saw the software as a powerful tool, but “every new technology brings with it potential for both benefit and concern, and we want to find the right balance.”

The decision shutters a feature that was introduced in December 2010 so that Facebook users could save time. The facial-recognition software automatically identified people who appeared in users’ digital photo albums and suggested users “tag” them all with a click, linking their accounts to the images. Facebook now has built one of the largest repositories of digital photos in the world, partly thanks to this software."
Continue reading the article online. (Subscription maybe required)
https://www.nytimes.com/2021/11/02/technology/facebook-facial-recognition.html

Facebook is shuttering a feature, introduced in December 2010, that automatically identified people who appeared in users’ digital photo albums.Credit...Carlos Barria/Reuters
Facebook is shuttering a feature, introduced in December 2010, that automatically identified people who appeared in users’ digital photo albums. Credit...Carlos Barria/Reuters


Thursday, October 21, 2021

Radio Margaritaville features Franklin's Pete Scaccia

Pete Scaccia (Franklin resident and longtime youth sports coach) is going to be the featured “Fruitcake on the Radio” on Radio Margaritaville this week.   His segment will air on SiriusXM channel 24 on the following dates:

10/21 @ 10:00am
10/24 @ 4:00pm
10/25 @ 8:00pm
10/22 @ 12:00am

Attached is a picture of the recent Facebook post from Radio Margaritaville.   Here is the content from the SiriusXM post for context (quoted content written by Pete):

Tune in Thursday morning at 10 AM EST to hear our new Fruitcake on the Radio/Guest DJ!!
“Hi my name is Pete Scaccia and I am your Fruitcake on the Radio. I live in Franklin, Massachusetts with my wife of 19 years and fellow concert goer Jacqui along with our two sons Nick and Ben. When not running a courier company I enjoy coaching my kid’s sports teams, driving with the top down on the jeep, fishing, scuba diving, clamming and just about anything else you can do on or around the water! I also enjoy collecting different types of maps and am a Civil War buff. Some of my favorite memories with my family have been around the water. Whether it was growing up spending summers on Cape Cod, living in Annapolis, MD, taking a Caribbean cruise or driving onto the beach in the Outer Banks of North Carolina, Jimmy’s music can always be heard playing in the background.”
Radio Margaritaville features Franklin's Pete Scaccia
Radio Margaritaville features Franklin's Pete Scaccia

 

Sunday, October 10, 2021

DPW Director Robert "Brutus" Cantoreggi receives Top Ten Public Works Leader of the Year Award

"Congratulations to our national award winners who were recognized at the NEAPWA Fall Conference Awards Dinner by the National 2021 President Mary Joyce Ivers.

Brutus Cantoreggi - Top Ten Public Works Leader of the Year Award"

The New England Chapter of American Public Works Association

This award was announced at the May 2021 Town Council meeting


Cantoreggi and National 2021 President Mary Joyce Ivers
Cantoreggi and National 2021 President Mary Joyce Ivers


Monday, October 4, 2021

60 Minutes "a betrayal of democracy" leads to decision that Franklin Matters Facebook page to go away Dec 1, 2021

60 Minutes (@60Minutes) tweeted at 7:42 PM on Sun, Oct 03, 2021:

"The version of Facebook that exists today is tearing our societies apart and causing ethnic violence around the world," says former Facebook employee France Haugen. She points to Myanmar, where the military used Facebook to launch a genocide.
Find the full 60 Minutes segment here -> https://t.co/WU4IumjHkO 

Shared from Twitter: https://t.co/cy9Ed9MgbH




Note: this is a continuation of the revelations about Facebook since the  Cambridge Analytica scandal. in 2018  I attempted to remove Franklin Matters updates from Facebook at that time and the readers, followers on Facebook created an uproar so I stayed reluctantly.

As a data security and privacy professional I can no longer condone the Facebook business model. Effective Dec 1, 2021 the Franklin Matters Facebook page will go away. You are given notice to find one of the other options to obtain the valuable information shared but not longer directly by me on Facebook.

Someone can also set up a way to take what I share and share it themselves to Facebook. I have no way to stop that. Folks occasionally do so on their own today.

My personal account will remain on Facebook to maintain my family and network connections. I have limited what is posted and shared in that way and am willing to take the risk to maintain those family connections.

I can no longer take the risk exposing your information in this way. Facebook needs to change and only actions like this will get their attention to do so.

Why Dec 1?
The Franklin election is important and as divisive as Facebook is, for those who depend upon it for info, I will provide some time for them to begin to make their move to one of the alternatives.

If you need or want help setting up email or RSS, I'll offer to schedule a Zoom session (or two) to walk through the process. Let me know if you are interested via email or comment on this post.



Reference points on Facebook data leaks
Mark Hurst's Good Report also has a listing on RSS Readers to add to what I shared here.  https://goodreports.com/post/rss-reader.html

Franklin Matters Facebook page to go away Dec 1, 2021


Monday, September 20, 2021

Recap: Franklin Recycling and Energy Event - Sep 18, 2021

An update on the Recycling event held Saturday, Sep 18, 2021 via State Representative Jeff Roy, one of the co-sponsor: 

"We had a very successful Franklin Recycling and Energy Event at Chilson Beach Parking Lot on Beaver Street today. Over 300 cars were served and over 100 dehumidifiers were delivered in exchange for $30 and a rebate on a new purchase. 
The program typically brings in 1,600 dehumidifiers annually across the state, and we did 100 in just one day in Franklin. We also collected four truckloads of furniture for Habitat for Humanity and two truckloads of electronics for recycling. We had folks from Eversource and Mass Save to sign up customers for energy savings repairs in their homes. It was a great way to help fight climate change and reduce energy costs. 
Much thanks to Fred Frederick Cullen at Green Team Junk Removal, Marcie Rappa, National Grid, MassSave, Habitat for Humanity, and the Town of Franklin for helping put it all together and make it a success. And thank you to the residents for helping save the planet by showing up and turning in your unused goods and recycling them."

The notification of this event including the listing of sponsors

Recap: Franklin Recycling and Energy Event - Sep 18, 2021
Recap: Franklin Recycling and Energy Event - Sep 18, 2021




Tuesday, September 14, 2021

Franklin Dog Park help needed on Saturday, Sep 18

"Hello dog lovers. 

We need volunteers to help out at the Franklin Dog Park on Saturday September 18 at 9:30 AM.  

Every time we get heavy rains at the dog park, the wood chips wash down to the fence area. We are moving the wood chips from the fence area to areas that needs to be filled in. 

Please bring wheelbarrows, shovels and rakes. Refreshments will be served."

Thank you
Furry Friends of the Franklin Volunteer Committee

Shared from Facebook
Dacey Field dog park
Dacey Field dog park