Posts Tagged ‘social networking’

Facebook partners with cops and robbers


We recently reported on Facebook’s nifty PR move to partner with law enforcement’s Amber Alert initiative to help find missing kids. The social networking site worked with law enforcement to help grow the Amber Alert web page and include a “pedophile panic button” to help parents alert the site of any potential predators. A local […]

Calif. man admits using Facebook to hack e-mail accounts

A California man has admitted using personal information he gleaned from Facebook to hack into women’s e-mail accounts, download nude and seminude photos and videos sent from those accounts, and then forward the photos to all of the women’s contacts. Dozens of women in the United States and England were victimized by George Bronk, 23, […]

Facebook used to trace Holloway would-be rapist

A man who was traced on Facebook by a woman after he told her his first name has been found guilty of trying to rape her following a retrial. Alpha Gray, 30, of Holloway, north London, denied attacking the woman, who is in her 20s, in Tufnell Park in May. The victim, who suffered bruises […]

Lawmaker: U.S. subpoenaed Twitter information linked to WikiLeaks

U.S. officials have subpoenaed information on the social media website Twitter about Julian Assange and several other prominent supporters of WikiLeaks, an Icelandic lawmaker named in documents said Saturday. A federal court in Virginia has ordered Twitter to provide information for each account registered to Assange, U.S. Army Pfc. Bradley Manning, Rop Gonggrijp, a reported […]

Facebook suffers brief shut down

Facebook was forced to take itself offline after a staff member accidentally leaked internal product prototypes. The social network was unreachable for about 20-30 minutes while the mess was cleared up. The outage happened as the site introduced redesigned brand pages, a revamped photos section and a new page management feature. In a statement on […]

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