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Video shows Ohio mom attacking teen girl over daughter’s Facebook dispute

Authorities said an Ohio woman took part in a fight between her daughter and another teen that was caught on cell phone video. Police said 34-year-old Angel Izor drove her 15-year-old daughter on Saturday to Springboro Community Park to confront another 15-year-old girl over a Facebook post. The girls got…

Tesla Motors stock surges after good news about Model S sales

By Ryan Vlastelica NEW YORK (Reuters) – U.S. stock index futures fell on Thursday, pressured by weak results from Wal-Mart as well as global geopolitical and economic uncertainty that gave investors few reasons to buy despite a sharp selloff in the previous session. Some of Wall Street’s biggest trading favorites…

Scrotum, Hitler, Facebook: Sonora, Mexico bans outlandish baby names

What’s in a name? In northwestern Mexico, officials say potentially a lifetime of bullying, so parents in the state of Sonora can no longer opt to name their children Scrotum, Terminator, USNAVY or Facebook. The 61 banned names include technology-inspired monikers like Twitter and Yahoo, fictional characters Harry Potter, James…

Zuckerberg Likes to give: Facebook head has donated $1 billion to charity

Facebook founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg was America’s most generous donor in 2013, giving nearly $1 billion of his fortune to charity, according to a magazine report on Monday. The Chronicle of Philanthropy, which tracks charitable giving in the United States, said Zuckerberg and his wife Priscilla Chan gave 18…

Outrage as three French teens film assault on disabled man

Three French teenagers have been detained after they filmed themselves assaulting a young mentally disabled man and posted the footage on Facebook, sparking widespread outrage, a police source said Tuesday. The video filmed on Sunday in the southeastern……

Happy Birthday Facebook: Watch 10 years in two minutes

February 4 is Facebook's 10th birthday. The company Mark Zuckerberg started in his Harvard University dorm has grown to include more than 6,000 employees worldwide, averaging 750 million users every day. Bloomberg Businessweek……

After 10 years, Facebook battles to be relevant for young people

Sixteen-year-old Owen Fairchild doesn't hang out at Facebook as much as he did when he was just a kid. It is not that he and his friends are abandoning the social network. They are spreading their love to rival networks like Twitter, Pinterest, SnapChat……

Tea Party pastor Rafael Cruz says hackers posted porn on his Facebook page

Tea Party activist Rafael Cruz apologized Sunday evening after a “pornographic picture” was posted on his personal Facebook page. Cruz, the father of Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) and a popular conservative speaker himself, said his account had been hacked, reported Talking Points Memo. “Someone hacked my account and posted a…

If Facebook is an infectious disease, here’s a guide to the symptoms

The Ancient Greeks had the Plague of Athens, the Tudors had English sweating sickness, and the black death has popped up at regular intervals throughout history. Now it seems we are experiencing the demise of what some medical professionals have identified as a social sickness that has ravaged great swaths…

Pennsylvania assault suspect arrested after sharing cops’ Facebook photo of him

Police in Freeland, Pennsylvania got an online assist in nabbing an assault suspect — from the suspect’ himself. The Wilkes-Barre Times Leader reported that 35-year-old Anthony James Lescowitch brought himself to authorities’ attention after sharing the local police department’s Facebook picture of himself on his own page Monday night. Police…

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