11 Million users quit Facebook over spying

facebookA new report by the Daily Mail reveals Facebook users are abandoning the social media giant at an unprecedented rate over privacy concerns.

New research shows Facebook has lost a total of eleven million users, nine million in the US … Read the rest

SA requested Facebook, Google user info

facebookThe South African government had over the past year submitted 14 requests to Facebook and three to Google to get information about certain users, according to a report.

Facebook did not grant any of the requests, and Google granted one … Read the rest

Motlanthe clone on Facebook cons users

facebookA person pretending to be Deputy President Kgalema Motlanthe on social media has been trying to solicit bribes from members of the public, Motlanthe’s office confirmed on Friday.

“This impostor, on Facebook, asked someone to pay him in [United Kingdom] … Read the rest

US man held after murdering wife and posting pic on Facebook

facebook-murder1A US man was being quizzed by police on Thursday after gunning down his wife and posting a gruesome picture of her dead body on Facebook, authorities said.

Derek Medina, 31, was being questioned by detectives in Miami after turning … Read the rest

Sudan army ready to battle Facebook imposter

sudanSudan’s military spokesman is ready to battle a Facebook imposter who has been making online comments about the country’s armed forces, official media say.

Somebody has been using an account on social networking site Facebook to impersonate army spokesman Sawarmi … Read the rest

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FHM suspends writers over ‘rape’ comments

Two writers at men’s magazine FHM have been suspended for making comments about correctional rape on Facebook on Tuesday, City Press reported.

“FHM was horrified to learn of the incredibly offensive comments made by two of our staff members on … Read the rest

Calls for white genocide on Twitter, Facebook

The South African Human Rights Commission is concerned about the increase in racist posts on social networking sites such as Faceook and Twitter.

A social media law consultant, Emma Sadleir, has also warned that a racist tweeter or facebooker could … Read the rest

Narcissists love Facebook and Twitter

Social media sites such as Facebook and Twitter are a big draw for narcissists, but the ego-boosting tools are used in different self-aggrandizing ways by different generations, a University of Michigan study suggests.

The study details how young adults of

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New York criminals prefer Apple devices

The New York Police Department is deploying a surge of detectives to patrol an increasingly mean new beat: Facebook and other social networks.

Police Commissioner Raymond Kelly said Tuesday that he’s doubling the number of detectives assigned to combating local … Read the rest

Australian hullabaloo over ‘racist Facebook page’

The creators of a racist Aboriginal Memes Facebook page – described as a potential breach of Australia’s Racial Discrimination Act – have removed all of the controversial images.

All of the page’s content was removed earlier today after repeated complaints … Read the rest