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A 'sickening' reality: Fake school shooting threats, or 'swatting calls,' take their toll on Berkshire school students, parents and community members
Tuesday's threats turned out to be a hoax. But the stress and anxiety was palpable among students, parents and administrators alike, not only in Pittsfield, but also in North Adams and Great Barrington, where similar threats were made to two high schools.
"What we need is antisocial media," argues columnist Seth Brown. "Imagine a website where there are no corporate brand accounts, no influencers, no stream of TikTok videos, no rage-inducing clickbait articles, no annoying friends of friends who randomly leave a comment on your post in an attempt to be clever or raise a counterpoint."
Otto's Kitchen & Comfort has had fun making light of negative reviews. Some say a new video goes too far
A fly in an ice cube and allegations of a skipped tab led to an argument between a customer and the owners of Otto's Kitchen and Comfort. When one of those owners created a video venting about the exchange, it stirred up an online community that both customer and owners now say left them feeling bruised and bullied.
Days after a surprise blizzard, Pittsfield roads remained treacherous. Skip the 'blame game,' one councilor says
Pittsfield saw nearly three dozen intersection crashes over the two-day Christmas weekend as road crews struggled to remove ice and snow after Friday’s surprise blizzard, sparking a rumor they’d gone on strike.
Eagle columnist Mitchell Chapman writes: "Precisely what the standards for social media platforms should be is an existential question we must grapple with seriously."
Vidmob, a tech company with offices in Pittsfield, raises additional $110 million in venture capital
VidMob, a fast-growing creative technology firm whose engineering department is located in Pittsfield, has raised an additional $110 million in venture capital.
Online shopping and investment scams account for the majority of social media scams along with romance scams, writes Eagle columnist Elliott Greenblott.
These Berkshire residents appeared to get rich with cryptocurrency, and wanted their friends to invest. Turns out, it was a social media scammer
Two county residents have their Instagram accounts seized by a hacker involved in a cryptocurrency scam, in a crime trend that is surging on social media. Fraud experts say Big Tech largely is to blame.
Donald Morrison: Is Congress ready for the war against Big Tech and big money like Facebook and Google?
In a rare show of bipartisan comity, our elected and appointed leaders seem to be awakening to the problem that is Big Tech in our lives. But, will it be enough compared to the big money, big lawyers and big pull these companies have with lawmakers?
DALTON — Kameron Spaulding has joined Berkshire Money Management as marketing specialist, a newly established position. He will assist Directo…