Tuesday, July 24, 2012

Now you can stalk anyone on Facebook

MIT graduate Oliver Yeh recently built a service called Stalkbook that he claims allows you to stalk people on Facebook even if you're not friends with them on the social network. Yeh has a simple but malicious trick: he uses other Facebook users' credentials to view whichever profile you want to stalk.

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Thursday, July 19, 2012

Single mother cheated by "close relative" of Donald Trump


A single mother in Perak was duped into giving RM4,000 (S$1,637) to an African man, who claimed to be a close relative of real estate mogul and billionaire Donald Trump, reported Harian Metro.

Julia, as the victim wished to be known, said she befriended the 43-year-old man through Facebook in January.

"I felt comfortable chatting with him on the phone and on Facebook. He praised me and said he liked Asian women who, to him, are more romantic and loyal," the 39-year-old mother of two said of the man she knew as Mark Weiner.

Tuesday, July 17, 2012

Now you can register as a voter via Facebook. Who knows, later you might be able to get married on Facebook


The State of Washington says that early next week it will become the first state in the nation to offer voter registration via Facebook.

In 2008, the Pacific Northwest state became just the second in the union to offer online registration. This week, a new Facebook app created by Microsoft (a Washington company, naturally) will provide a new interface to let voters access the MyVote system.

Today, Washington and 12 other states, including Utah, California, counties in Nevada, Connecticut, Indiana, and others offer online voter registration.

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Google+ is more satisfying than Facebook



Facebook's reputation for customer satisfaction continues to tarnish while Google+ pops up on a customer satisfaction index for the first time and makes it to the top of the social network pyramid.

The story's an old one by now. Facebook is the Web's most popular site with hundreds of millions of users, but people still don't like it.

Now Google+, which has been dubbed by some as a ghost town, is gaining some traction with a higher customer satisfaction rating, according to the numbers released from the American Customer Satisfaction Index today.

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Your Facebook tells a lot about you


If you think you're keeping any secrets on Facebook, think again. It's not just what you post on the social networking site, but how you post it that reveals what kind of person you are.

That's the contention of researchers at the University of Missouri who have developed a new scale that judges people's personality based on how they use the popular social media site.

The scale reveals that those who like high-risk activity tend to update their status, upload photos and interact with friends frequently. While conversely, those who are more reserved tend to merely scroll through Facebook's "news feed," and don't upload photos or actively engage with their friends.

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Sunday, July 15, 2012

Changing your Facebook profile from "married" to "single" will get you killed


A man has been jailed for life for stabbing his wife to death over a posting she made on the social networking site Facebook.

Wayne Forrester, 34, told police he was devastated that his wife Emma, also 34, had changed her online profile to "single" days after he had moved out.

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Saturday, July 14, 2012

Man committed suicide on Facebook



A Spanish man working in Thailand killed himself on Facebook yesterday.

According to Thai police Juan Andres Peneiro Medin, 37, added poison into his beer and drank it in front of friends on the site.

Pineiro, are employees of information technology for cellular phone company in Bangkok, was found dead in his room while sitting in front of a laptop. He wrote on his Facebook that he wanted to die and apologized to his colleagues for not being able to work with them again.

How to use Facebook pics to make money


A syndicate has been using photographs of pretty girls downloaded from their Facebook pages to snare men looking for prostitutes, Sin Chew Daily reported.

It reported that the syndicate would download the photographs of the Asian girls and upload them on its own page that offered call girl services.

The tactic was revealed by two men who banked in RM330 each into an account but later realised they had been cheated when the girls failed to show up.

How to use Facebook pics to make money


A syndicate has been using photographs of pretty girls downloaded from their Facebook pages to snare men looking for prostitutes, Sin Chew Daily reported.

It reported that the syndicate would download the photographs of the Asian girls and upload them on its own page that offered call girl services.

The tactic was revealed by two men who banked in RM330 each into an account but later realised they had been cheated when the girls failed to show up.

Thursday, July 12, 2012

Half-naked pic of Bangladesh PM on Facebook would probably send this man to jail


Bangladesh police have arrested a businessman after he allegedly edited together a photograph of the country's female prime minister with that of a half-naked woman on his Facebook page.

Police following up a tip-off visited Shariful Islam's home at Maizdi, 150 kilometres (95 miles) south of Dhaka, and found the doctored pictures of the premier on his computer, local police chief Chowdhury Abul Kalam said.

"We asked him to open his Facebook page. On the page, the face of the prime minister Sheikh Hasina was pasted with that of a half-naked woman," he told AFP on Thursday.

Monday, July 9, 2012

A 20-year vengeance on Facebook


A Texas man who said he was harassed and bullied throughout high school threatened to take vengeance on his tormentors at his 20-year reunion on Friday.

Jason Carroll Moss, 38, likened his planned payback to the Columbine High School massacre on San Antonio's John Marshall High School's Class of 1992 Facebook page, according to KSAT.

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Thursday, July 5, 2012

Teacher likened her student to orangutan and may lose job

A teacher who likened one of her students to an orangutan on Facebook could end up losing her job.

She posted the following remark on her Facebook: "I'm fairly convinced that one of my students may be the evolutionary link between orangutans and humans."

Wednesday, July 4, 2012

Wanted man taunted police on Facebook


Police have responded to a wanted man's Facebook taunt, saying the only thing he has achieved is to draw more attention to himself.

Michael Shane Hagger, 34, has three arrest warrants for failing to show up in Taupo District Court. Over the weekend he taunted police on their own Facebook page while on the run to avoid being arrested.

The Tauhara Paetiki Neighbourhood Policing Team posted Hagger's picture on Saturday with the message calling for information on his whereabouts.

Hagger responded on the post saying "hoo rah", which gained 53 likes.

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Facebook photo can cost you your job


A Philippine official has been dismissed after Facebook photos showed him attending a high school reunion at an island resort when he was supposed to be at work.

Nueva Ecija provincial information officer Maynardo Valdez was accused of gross misconduct and dishonesty.

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Monday, July 2, 2012

Teacher replies to primary school girl's vulgar post online



A primary school pupil in Singapore slammed her Chinese teacher in a vulgar Facebook post, and received a reply to the post from none other than the teacher himself.

A netizen who was shocked by the behaviour of the young pupil sent screenshots of the exchange to citizen journalism site, Stomp.

 "We are taught to be respectful to our teachers but what has the world become?" wondered the netizen.

Your Facebook post can get you robbed


Wasil Dhingra doesn't set his Facebook settings to 'private' or 'friends only.' So, it's not hard to find his phone number.

A quick search also revealed his address. But the phone number is the prize, because now it is a simple matter to set up a premium service or a texting service scam. That could get expensive for Dhingra.

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