Saturday, July 30, 2011

He told police on Facebook, "come and get me"

A fugitive who taunted police on his Facebook page to 'catch me if you can. I'm in Brooklyn' has been arrested.

The Daily News says U.S. marshals and NYPD detectives tracked Victor Burgos down to an apartment in Brooklyn's Bedford-Stuyvesant neighborhood Monday night, sitting at a computer with his Facebook page open.

The 29-year-old suspect was wanted by police in Utica, New York, on multiple arrest warrants for domestic violence and harassment of his former girlfriend.

He allegedly issued the Facebook challenge after his mug shot appeared on the Utica Police Department's 10 most wanted list.

Utica Sgt. Steve Hauck tells the News: "He told us via Facebook to come and get him and we did."


Friday, July 1, 2011

Now You Could Lose a Job Because of Something You 'Liked' on Facebook

By now, everyone knows that it's unwise to post on Facebook those scantily clad photos of yourself doing tequila shots, because a potential employer might see it and get the wrong (or right) idea. Google searches have become almost standard operating procedure for most employers looking to fill positions, and the self-posted, photographic proof that you walk on the wild side does not reflect well on your sense of responsibility.

But now there's a vetting company that really gets into the deep, dark details of your digital life, even researching what you "like" on your Facebook page, which could inadvertently show you in an unflattering light.

Let's say you hit the "Like" button on the comment: "I shouldn't have to press 1 for English. We are in the United States. Learn the language." The background check company Social Intelligence could label you as "racist," according to Forbes tech blogger Kashmir Hill.