Related News: Boy, 13, shoots neighbor after Facebook dispute

One new article link has been added to our Related News page. WSFA published an article titled Boy, 13, shoots neighbor after Facebook dispute.

Between three and five juveniles confronted the suspect in a wooded area as a result of a dispute police believe started on Facebook, according to the Taunton Gazette. They allegedly made comments that frightened the 13-year-old.

Police say the suspect then went to his home, unlocked a gun safe and retrieved a rifle. He returned to the scene where he shot the 12-year-old.

Source: WSFA

Related News: Penn State fraternity suspended over alleged nude Facebook pictures

One new article link has been added to our Related News page. CNN published an article titled Penn State fraternity suspended over alleged nude Facebook pictures.

A Pennsylvania State University fraternity has been suspended after allegedly posting on a private Facebook page compromising photos of women, including some who appeared to be asleep or passed out.

The suspension of Kappa Delta Rho (KDR) fraternity comes as State College Police as well as university officials investigate the fraternity’s alleged use of the online page with up to 144 active members, including current and former students.

“No arrests are being made at this time,” State College Police Lt. Keith Robb said. “Unfortunately, we aren’t able to identify any suspects right now because the accounts on Facebook were sanitized, wiped clean.”

Source: CNN

Related News: Max Credit Union employee accused of sharing customer info on social media

One new article link has been added to our Related News page. WSFA published an article titled Max Credit Union employee accused of sharing customer info on social media.

A social media firestorm involving a River Region credit union is burning after an alleged breach of customer privacy by a credit union employee. Max Credit Union customers are demanding answers after they claim an employee shared a customer’s personal information on Facebook.

The Senior VP of Marketing at Max Credit Union confirmed the credit union was alerted to the alleged incident last Thursday and that there is an investigation underway led by “legal authorities”. The Max employee has been placed on leave.

Source: WSFA

Related News: New Facebook Rules Show How Hard It Is to Police 1.4B Users

One new article link has been added to our Related News page. Wired published an article titled New Facebook Rules Show How Hard It Is to Police 1.4B Users.

Once upon a time, governing the Facebook community was relatively simple, because users—mostly American college students—shared at least some cultural context for what was and wasn’t acceptable. But now Facebook’s 1.39 billion users span a range of ages, ethnicities, religions, gender identities, and nationalities, and Facebook’s ability to create a space that meets everyone’s definition of “safe” increasingly has been called into question.

Which is why today, Facebook updated its community guidelines, spelling out in unprecedented detail what constitutes unacceptable behavior. Yet the unwieldy specificity of the new guidelines only proves that Facebook’s policies and procedures surrounding user activity will never be a finished product. As the world’s largest social network, Facebook certainly can learn a lot from the past, but it can never fully anticipate the future.

Source: Wired

Related News: Facebook’s privacy policy breaks the law in Europe

One new article link has been added to our Related News page. BetaNews published an article titled Facebook’s privacy policy breaks the law in Europe.

There are many things that Facebook finds itself accused of on a regular basis. Unfairness to different groups, censorship of content, insensitivity, and endless problems surrounding its attitude to privacy and handling of user data. It seems that concerns about privacy were well-founded as a new report finds that the social network violated European law. Analysis carried out by the Belgian Privacy Commission and ICRI/CIR says that Facebook breaks the law in Europe in a number of ways. As well as placing too many expectations on users to be able to change settings for themselves.

Source: BetaNews

Related News: Facebook porn: Malware warning over video

One new article link has been added to our Related News page. BBC News published an article titled Facebook porn: Malware warning over video.

The latest threat to users involves a fake Flash Player update which pops up during a preview of a pornographic video.

Once you click on the link to update your video player, malware (the name given to malicious software), downloads onto your computer.

This Trojan horse software gives the creator of the malware remote access to your computer.

They can then download viruses onto your computer.

Source: BBC News

Related News: Mark Zuckerberg: Tim Cook’s claim that ads turn people into products is ‘ridiculous’

One new article link has been added to our Related News page. The Verge published an article titled Mark Zuckerberg: Tim Cook’s claim that ads turn people into products is ‘ridiculous’.

Mark Zuckerberg has rejected Apple CEO Tim Cook’s claim that “when an online service is free, you’re not the customer. You’re the product.” In a feature for Time on Facebook’s Internet.org project, the social network’s founder was reportedly irritated by the notion that ad-supported services are bad for users, describing it as a “ridiculous concept”.

Source: The Verge