first_imgCOMMUNITY ALERT: At least two gangs of travelling burglars are operating again in Co Donegal after daylight raids today.A woman had her home ransacked by thieves in Ballyarr, 2kms from Ramelton, shortly after 9am while she was in the town.A neighbour raised the alarm after spotting one of the thieves exiting the house via a window. Money and a number of personal items were taken. The incident in Ballyarr is a few hundreds metres from woods where a teenage girl was punched by a hooded man three weeks ago.A car registration and make was taken and passed to Gardaí.Around an hour later two homes in Castlefinn were targeted.Again they were broken into and items of jewellery and money was taken. Gardaí are once again appealing to home and business owners to step up security around their properties. COMMUNITY ALERT: BURGLARS IN DAYLIGHT RAIDS ON HOMES IN RAMELTON AND CASTLEFINN was last modified: June 27th, 2014 by John2Share this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:BallyarrburglarscastlefinnraidsRameltonlast_img read more

You Can Now Secretly Screenshot Instagram Stories

first_img Adorable Puppy Born With ‘Fur Mustache’ Goes Viral on InstagramFree Area 51 Aliens ‘Training’ Video Takes Over Instagram I’ve never really enjoyed or understood Snapchat. Maybe it’s just professional writer ego, but I never got the appeal of communication so ephemeral that it could disappear in seconds and you wouldn’t even care. However, for what it is I do think Snapchat is very well designed, particularly in how it notifies users whenever someone takes screenshots of that special picture of… something that was meant to self-destruct.When Instagram Stories first launched, folks rightfully recognized it as the Facebook alter-ego’s attempt to compete with Snapchat. And at first, it even copied that same screenshot notification feature. But no longer. You can now take secretly screenshots of Instagram Stories, and only you will know.Before, Instagram would snitch on potential creeps to users by putting a star icon next to their icon. If you were the one who took a screenshot, you’d get one warning before Instagram would start alerting whoever’s Story it was you grabbed. The whole system made screenshots feel like this shady, illicit thing you shouldn’t do, like it was some kind of violation of privacy to capture these moments someone only intended to last for a few seconds.But that’s all gone. Now you can screenshot as many Instagram Stories as you’d like as often as you like and other users will be none the wiser. There were workarounds before, but now Instagram has just thrown its hands up and baked the functionality directly into the app. They didn’t explain why, but removing this discouraging stigma does make the overall vibe of the app more positive. That being said, folks may also feel pressure to be more careful with what they put in Instagram Stories, knowing they may last forever without their knowledge.Now that Instagram has embraced no snitching, we wonder if Snapchat will follow suit. Maybe the only way to tell who has taken screenshots of your Snaps will be to look at them with the new Snapchat Spectacles They Live-style.Let us know what you like about Geek by taking our survey. Stay on targetlast_img read more