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Related News: Facebook Data Privacy Class Action Joined By 11,000 And Counting

One new article link has been added to our Related News page. TechCrunch published an article titled Facebook Data Privacy Class Action Joined By 11,000 And Counting.

On Friday the Europe vs Facebook privacy campaign group kicked off a new legal initiative targeting Facebook – in the form of a class action lawsuit that’s inviting adult non-commercial Facebook users located anywhere outside the US and Canada to join in.

Today, the group told TechCrunch its civil action has pulled in some 11,000 participants so far, in the first weekend since launch. The largest proportion of participants (about 50%) are currently coming from German-speaking countries, followed by “high number” from the Netherlands, Finland and the UK.

“Reasonable numbers come from all European countries and South America,” added a Europe vs Facebook spokesperson.

Source: TechCrunch

Related News: 12-Year-Old Girl Suffers Severe Burns Taking Part In ‘Fire Challenge’ After Seeing Videos On Facebook

One new article link has been added to our Related News page. CBS St. Louis published an article titled 12-Year-Old Girl Suffers Severe Burns Taking Part In ‘Fire Challenge’ After Seeing Videos On Facebook.

A 12-year-old girl is the latest victim to suffer horrific burns taking part of the “fire challenge” she saw on Facebook and YouTube.

Daisey Schumer tells KFVS-TV that she was lit on fire after someone poured perfume on her.

“This person poured the perfume on my stomach and then I told her to stop. Then she lit the lighter and I was rolling on the ground, trying to get it out and it burned my back,” Daisey told KFVS.

Daisey and her friend, Danielle Carter, said they saw “fire challenge” videos before on Facebook and YouTube.

Source: CBS St. Louis

Related News: Is there a Rihanna sex tape? No, it’s a malware scam on Facebook

One new article link has been added to our Related News page. The Guardian published an article titled Is there a Rihanna sex tape? No, it’s a malware scam on Facebook.

There is no sex tape of Rihanna and her boyfriend doing the rounds online. You can’t see who’s been looking at your Facebook profile. And you can’t change your Facebook colour either.

This may all sound obvious, but according to antivirus firm Bitdefender, these are the most popular malware scams on the social network in 2014.

The company has published a list of the top 10 Facebook scams, with the fake app promising to tell you your Facebook views and visitors by far the most popular, accounting for 30.2% of bogus links it identified on the social network this year.

Source: The Guardian

Related News: Woman files $123M suit against Facebook over photoshopped nude photos

One new article link has been added to our Related News page. Ars Technica published an article titled Woman files $123M suit against Facebook over photoshopped nude photos.

Houston woman Meryem Ali has filed a $123-million lawsuit against both Facebook and a former friend who posted a picture of her on an “imposter” Facebook profile under her name, according to Texas Lawyer.

Photographs “that depict the true face of plaintiff” were altered with Photoshop and “attached to false, phony, naked body shots, and at least one pose where there is plaintiff in a graphic pornographic-like photo,” states the complaint, which was filed on July 25 in Harris County.

Source: Ars Technica

Related News: Woman arrested after posting selfie of shoplifted dress

One new article link has been added to our Related News page. Ars Technica published an article titled Woman arrested after posting selfie of shoplifted dress.

A 27-year-old Illinois woman was arrested Monday after posting a selfie to Facebook showing off a dress that she allegedly stole from a local boutique.

Source: Ars Technica

Related News: Facebook Beats In Q2 With $2.91 Billion In Revenue, 62% Of Ad Revenue From Mobile, 1.32B Users

One new article link has been added to our Related News page. TechCrunch published an article titled Facebook Beats In Q2 With $2.91 Billion In Revenue, 62% Of Ad Revenue From Mobile, 1.32B Users.

Facebook’s earnings beat projections for the 8th quarter straight with $2.91B in revenue and $0.42EPS in Q2 2014. The service is growing about twice as fast on mobile compared to its services as a whole. Facebook now has 1.07 billion mobile monthly users, and 654 million daily mobile users. That helped it bring in 62% of its ad revenue from mobile. In total, Facebook now has 1.32 billion monthly users and 829 million daily users, or 63% of users returning each day. It beat Wall Street’s estimates of $2.81 billion in revenue and $0.32 EPS.

Source: TechCrunch

Related News: Social media post delays former Thorsby teacher’s sentencing

One new article link has been added to our Related News page. WSFA published an article titled Social media post delays former Thorsby teacher’s sentencing.

In a twist in the case of a former Thorsby teacher accused of rape and sodomy of a teen, the judge has postponed her sentencing due to a social media post.

Jennifer McNeill was supposed to be sentenced on Thursday morning, but a Facebook post caused the judge to delay sentencing until August 7 at 8 a.m.

The Facebook post indicated McNeill is innocent. Her attorney claims the victim, his mother and his brother hacked her Facebook account and made the post. However, the family denies that claim.

Source: WSFA

Related News: Facebook scammers prey on Aussie MH17 victims by setting up fake tribute pages in their names to drive traffic to dodgy pop-up ad site

One new article link has been added to our Related News page. Mail Online published an article titled Facebook scammers prey on Aussie MH17 victims by setting up fake tribute pages in their names to drive traffic to dodgy pop-up ad site.

The names and photos of Australian MH17 plane crash victims are being exploited by online scammers who have set up fake Facebook tribute pages to drive traffic to a dodgy external website.

The Facebook pages, created on the day the plane crashed, baited people to click on another website with a link purporting to show footage of the MH17 disaster.

‘Video Camera Caught the moment plane MH17 Crash over Ukraine.Watch here the video of Crash,’ the link read.

Source: Mail Online

Related News: Substitute’s relationship with teen discovered by mom on Facebook

One new article link has been added to our Related News page. WSFA published an article titled Substitute’s relationship with teen discovered by mom on Facebook.

The juvenile’s parents filed a complaint with the sheriff’s office on Wednesday after becoming suspicious of inappropriate contact between their son and Holt. Sheriff Mike Blakely said Holt confessed to investigators.

According to the sheriff’s office, Holt met the teen when she was his substitute teacher last year at Clements High School. Limestone County Schools Superintendent Thomas Sisk said Holt filled in for four days during that time. Authorities said the woman ran into the 15-year-old at a local department store and began communicating after that. They said there is no evidence that any crime took place while school was in session.

Source: WSFA

Related News: 21 Year Fugitive Pleads Guilty For Failing To Appear for 1993 Court Appearance

One new article link has been added to our Related News page. The U.S.D.O.J. published an article titled 21 Year Fugitive Pleads Guilty For Failing To Appear for 1993 Court Appearance.

Legaspi, 61, of London, Ontario, Canada, formerly of Daly City, was located in Canada in 2012, after the U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Diplomatic Security researched social media websites and found Legaspi’s Facebook page. The Royal Canadian Mounted Police used the information to apprehend Legaspi. Thereafter, he was extradited from Canada to the United States with the assistance of the U.S. Department of Justice’s Office of International Affairs.

Source: U.S.D.O.J.

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