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Phony microchip implant story ignites Christian doomsday Facebook freakout

A phony report on microchip implants has fooled religious conservatives into thinking the end of days is near. The story, “All European newborn Babies will be Microchipped from May 2014,” was posted in January and has been reposted since across social media. “This chip will also be an impressive GPS…

Wife of Fox News chief Roger Ailes threatens to sue woman over sharing a Facebook post

The wife of Fox News President Roger Ailes is threatening to sue a local politician for libel because she refuses to remove a post that she shared on her Facebook page, according to Phillipstown.info. Lawyers for Elizabeth Ailes and the paper she publishes, the Putnam County News and Recorder, have…

Facebook angers users by requiring separate app for sending messages

By Alexei Oreskovic SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) – Facebook Inc will no longer let users send and receive private messages within its main smartphone app, and will require that users install a separate messaging app, the Internet company said on Wednesday. Facebook began notifying users in France, England and several other…

Facebook hits 100 million in India — largest population of users after the U.S.

Facebook has hit more than 100 million users in India, making it only the second country after the United States to achieve the milestone, the social network company has said. The mobile phone market was driving growth in India along with better Internet……

Tea Party group suggests ‘dictator’ Obama staged Sandy Hook massacre to ‘get your guns’

A notoriously credulous Tea Party group made a pair of Facebook posts questioning whether a Connecticut school massacre was staged by President Barack Obama. The Florida-based National Liberty Foundation posted a photo Wednesday showing the aftermath of the school’s demolition, with the caption, “Destroying the evidence: What’s left of Sandy…

SC school official could lose job for mocking 6-year-old girl as ‘Honey Boo-Boo’ on Facebook

A school administrator in South Carolina has been placed on administrative leave for mocking a 6-year-old girl on Facebook. Hundreds have signed a petition asking for Charles Fowler to be fired from his job as assistant principal at Walhalla High School after posting comments about the girl’s photo on social…

School district pays student $70K after forcing her to give up her Facebook, email passwords

A Minnesota school district is paying a student $70,000 in damages after forcing her to give up her social media and email passwords stemming from an incident where she complained about a hall monitor on her Facebook page. Minnewaska Area Schools agreed to settle with Riley Stratton, a 15-year-old who…

Facebook buying virtual reality firm Oculus for $2 billion

Facebook said Tuesday it was buying Oculus, a specialist in virtual reality technology, for about $2 billion in cash and shares. Facebook said it would build on Oculus’ technology, including a virtual reality headset aimed at gamers, seeking to use it in other areas such as communications, education, and entertainment.…

TN woman convicted of felonies after son posts fake hand injury photo to Facebook

A jury in Georgia found a woman whose son posted a photoshopped picture of his injured hand on Facebook guilty of making false statements to police, tampering with evidence, and obstructing an officer. In February of last year, Davida Caylor went to police claiming that Heritage High School Assistant Principal…

Anti-Muslim bigots freak out when Texas TV station warns of oncoming haboob

Texas television station KCBD kicked up a cloud of anti-Muslim bigotry Tuesday night by sharing an alert from the National Weather Service on its Facebook page. “Haboob northwest of Lubbock as seen from the Science Spectrum,” the NWS warned. “If you must drive west of Lubbock, plan for near-zero visibility…

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