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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.

Related News: Photographer warns of fake photo shoot targeting teen girls

One new article link has been added to our Related News page. WSFA published an article titled Photographer warns of fake photo shoot targeting teen girls.

An industry professional in the picture-taking business wants everyone who uses Facebook to be aware that an unknown person is trying to lure young ladies with a pitch that he will pay them to do a photo shoot.

But according to well-known Columbus photographer, John Pyle, all signs point to this being a completely fake enterprise.

Pyle has a studio on Broadway and he does a lot of shoots for high school seniors.

It recently came to his attention that someone using the name Rhonda Howard has been active on Facebook trying to convince young girls to agree to have their picture taken with promises of money.

Usually, money changes hands in the other direction.

But what concerns Pyle the most is that this person is using him as a reference, yet he’s never heard of them before.

Source: WSFA

Related News: “Uncle Sam” Busted For Obama Threats

One new article link has been added to our Related News page. The Smoking Gun published an article titled “Uncle Sam” Busted For Obama Threats.

An Alabama man who wore an Uncle Sam top hat while recording a video threatening President Barack Obama’s life was arrested yesterday by Secret Service agents.

Deryke Pfeifer, 54, was busted on a felony complaint charging him with making threats against the president. Pfeifer is locked up in advance of a hearing at which prosecutors will argue that he should be detained in advance of a criminal trial.

Federal agents allege that Pfeifer has threatened Obama’s life in a series of videos posted to his Facebook page, as well as in calls to the Federal Protective Service, which provides security for government facilities.

Source: The Smoking Gun

Related News: Facebook And The Ethics Of User Manipulation

One new article link has been added to our Related News page. TechCrunch published an article titled Facebook And The Ethics Of User Manipulation.

A recent study conscripted Facebook users as unwitting participants during a weeklong experiment in direct emotional manipulation. The study set out to discover if the emotional tone of a users’ News Feed content had an impact on their own emotional makeup, measured through the tone of what they posted to the social service after viewing the skewed material.

Nearly 700,000 Facebook users were shown either more positive, or more negative content. The study found that users who were given more positive news feeds posted more positive things, and users who were given more negative news feeds posted more negative things.

Source: TechCrunch

Related News: Source: Facebook Is Building FB@Work

One new article link has been added to our Related News page. TechCrunch published an article titled Source: Facebook Is Building FB@Work.

The phrase “Facebook at work” usually suggests people frittering away the day on the social network and not actually doing their jobs. But according to an anonymous source inside Facebook, the company is working on a way to put the social network into a more positive light in the office. It is building an at-work version of Facebook.

Source: TechCrunch

Related News: Jurors’ Facebook posts could threaten murder verdict

One new article link has been added to our Related News page. USA Today published an article titled Jurors’ Facebook posts could threaten murder verdict.

A jury foreman who took to social media to complain about being picked as a juror and then to discuss the murder case while it was still being tried may have put the guilty verdict in jeopardy.

Harvey Labadie and another juror’s posts on Facebook — at least one of them made from the jury room in the Macomb County courthouse in Mt. Clemens — were cited by attorneys in their request for a new trial for Terry Wilson, 21, of Clinton Township.

Source: USA Today

Related News: Woman makes up boy on Facebook to talk to her niece, who asks fictional boy to kill her aunt, uncle, cousin and dog

One new article link has been added to our Related News page. AL.com published an article titled Woman makes up boy on Facebook to talk to her niece, who asks fictional boy to kill her aunt, uncle, cousin and dog.

A 19-year-old is in the Tuscaloosa County Jail after asking a fictional stranger to shoot and kill her family.

According to court records filed Tuesday, 19-year-old Marissa Williams has lived with her aunt in Fosters, Ala., since April 2014. Their relationship was strained by Williams’ habits on social media — she allegedly would invite strangers she befriended on sites like Facebook over to her house.

When her aunt asked Williams to stop inviting men she met online to her home and did not allow her to go to parties with strangers, the 19-year-old blocked her aunt on Facebook, prohibiting the woman from seeing what her niece was doing there.

Source: AL.com

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