5@5: LinkedIn Ordered To Pay $13 Million For Spamming Your Inbox


Oct 6, 2015


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Must-Read: Rihanna's 'Vanity Fair' Interview

Photograph by Annie Leibovitz via Vanity Fair

Let's just agree to ignore Rihanna's statement about Rachel Dolezal—who she calls a "bit of a hero"

and focus on the more insightful topics in Lisa Robinson's cover story, like her decision to reunite with Chris Brown back in 2012. “I was that girl who felt that as much pain as this relationship is, maybe some people are built stronger than others. Maybe I’m one of those people built to handle shit like this. Maybe I’m the person who’s almost the guardian angel to this person, to be there when they’re not strong enough, when they’re not understanding the world, when they just need someone to encourage them in a positive way and say the right thing.”

In the VF interview, which features commentary from Jay Z and Eminem, Rih also discusses her getting first weave, not being here for one-night stands, and the media's preception of her vs. the reality. "People have this image of how wild and crazy I am, and I’m not everything they think of me. The reality is that the fame, the rumors—this picture means this, another picture means that—it really freaks me out."

You know what freaks me out? There's still no release date for Rihanna's eighth album. (Via: Vanity Fair)


LinkedIn Forced To Pay $13 Million For Flooding Your Inbox

via Twitter

No, LinkedIn doesn't plan on slowing down its email flow anytime soon, however the social media network for professionals has agreed to pay $13 million to its add connection program users for spammy email habits.

According to a class action suit brought against LinkedIn, while users acknowledged that the site would download their connection's contact and send a follow up email, they did not provide their consent for the two additional emails we receive. As a result, users with accounts set up between September 2011 and October 2014 will most likely qualify for a cute payout. LinkedIn announced users can submit their claims via a link in an email sent out by the company Friday — which you have probably since deleted. Luckily, the law firm behind the settlement has created a website where you can submit your claim. It'll probably be chump change but YA$$$$$$$$.
(Via: Daily Dot)


An 11-Year-Old Faces Murder Charges For Gunning Down 8-Year-Old Neighbor

MaKayla Dyer via WBIR

Last week we mourned the death of UCC victims, this week, a mother is burying her 8-year-old daughter after she was gunned down by an 11-year-old because she refused to let him pet her puppy.

Latasha Dyer says that her daughter, MaKayla was playing outside when the 11-year-old, whose name is being withheld from the press, asked to see her puppy. When MaKayla declined, he went back into his house and retrieved his father's 12-gauge shotgun. Via: NBC:

"He asked the little girl to see her puppies," the neighbor, Chasity Atwood, told WBID. "She said no and laughed and then turned around, looked at her friend and said, 'Let's go get the — ' and never got 'puppies' out."

Jefferson County Sheriff G.W. "Bud" McCoig confirmed that the boy shot MaKayla in the chest through the window from inside his home. He now faces first-degree murder charges. (Via: NBC News)


Here's The Full Length Video Of Kanye West's 2 Hour Interview With SHOWStudio


New York's Subway Pizza Rat Lives On

via Yandy

Do you have a Halloween costume already set? Change it, the ~sexy~ ($90!) subway pizza rat costume is here. (Via: Gothamist)


Oct 6, 2015


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