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Mark Zuckerberg extends personal ‘privacy settings’ to neighboring houses

Facebook founder buys four homes surrounding his own and leases them back to families, in effort to stop developer’s plans He made his fortune by persuading over a billion people to share their lives online, but when it comes to protecting his own privacy Mark Zuckerberg appears to spare no…

Kentucky woman accused of shooting half-sister in the head over Facebook feud

Investigators say a northern Kentucky woman shot her half-sister in the head Wednesday afternoon over a Facebook feud. The Mason County sheriff told WLEX-TV the women had been arguing on the social media site prior to the shooting, but investigators still aren’t sure what the dispute was about. The sheriff…

For The Misogynist Trolls: Your Repulsive Personality Is Not Inevitable

Our recent troll infestation—which was conducted, as many are, by trolls who wait until a Friday night because they know that the moderators, unlike themselves, are probably offline socializing and maybe even having sex—was an unpleasant reminder that a lot of the angry, entitled dudes described in the post blame…

TGI Friday’s employees allegedly put bacon in Muslim woman’s tea

A Muslim woman claims that employees at a TGI Friday’s in Garland, Texas added bacon bits to her iced tea order. According to a post by Nicole Queen on Facebook, she had received a chilly reception upon entering the establishment, and her waiter had not been pleased when she asked…

Your body is the next frontier in cybercrime

If you think it’s enough of a chore trying to stop thieves stealing your credit card details and hacking your Facebook, imagine trying to stop them getting into your pancreas. Advances in healthcare mean that in-body…  …

‘Walking Dead’ fan found guilty of killing ‘zombie’ wife

A man who posted an image of himself “and the wife out for a walk in the park” on Facebook has been found guilty of smothering her and dumping her body in the Mississippi River. Jeffrey Trevino was, authorities say, the only suspect in Kira Steger’s disappearance. When they searched…

Facebook finally allowing users to clean up grammar, spelling in posts

It’s no longer necessary to live with typos and other mistakes in your Facebook posts. The social media site is introducing a long-requested feature that will allow users to clean up their mistakes without deleting posts entirely and starting over again. Facebook announced Thursday that it was updating its website…

‘UpWorthIt’ parodies Upworthy’s socially-conscious linkbait

Tomorrow’s PandoMonthly guest Chris Hughes is best known for cofounding Facebook, jumpstarting Obama’s online campaign, and taking over the New Republic. What’s less talked-about is his role as an early investor in Upworthy, the socially conscious, social-media-powered beast of a content site that exploded to 30 million monthly uniques last…

Federal court rules Facebook ‘Likes’ are protected under the First Amendment

Hitting the “Like” button on Facebook is an element of free speech protected by the U.S. constitution, a federal court ruled Wednesday, in a case closely watched by employment lawyers. The U.S. Court of Appeals based in Richmond, Virginia, made the judgment in the case of a Virginia sheriff’s department…

Photo of bullied dead teen used to advertise dating website

Parents of a Canadian girl who killed herself after months of cyberbullying following a rape were sickened on Wednesday that her image was used to advertise an online dating service. Seventeen-year-old Nova Scotia teenager Rehtaeh Parsons died in April. Two young men were arrested last month for circulating photographs of…

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