FACEBOOK WILL ASK YOU TO VOTE AGAINST YOUR RIGHT TO VOTE

Facebook will hold a vote, possibly later this week, in which it will ask users to abolish their right to vote on changes to the social network’s privacy policies. The social network announced last week that it was seeking comments on its proposal to take away its users’ right to vote on these sorts of… [Continue Reading]

FACEBOOK CITED IN ONE-THIRD OF DIVORCE FILINGS

Couples get divorced for myriad reasons, most notably loss of intimacy, irresolvable conflict, and adultery. Now Facebook has earned its place among these top excuses. More than one-third of U.S. divorce filings in 2011 contained the word Facebook, according to a survey by Divorce-Online, a U.K.-based legal services firm. “And over 80 percent of US… [Continue Reading]

FACEBOOK PULLS LOCATION TRACKING SOFTWARE, WHILE YOU SLEPT

Following a period of freak-out on the Internet on Monday, Facebook appears to have pulled a controversial feature that let the social network’s users get a digital list of other Facebookers nearby. The “Find Friends Nearby” feature was not accessible in a CNN test on Tuesday morning, and other media outlets, including CNET, reported that… [Continue Reading]

@FACEBOOK EMAIL CHANGE CAUSES USER UPROAR

While you were sleeping, Facebook has changed your email address. At least that’s how many felt after a quiet but vast change in the way the company displays users’ contact information. Facebook replaced the email address users chose when they signed up and changed it to a facebook.com address. The Facebook email accounts allow users… [Continue Reading]

FACEBOOK NOW LETS YOU EDIT COMMENTS

We’ve all done it. Your friend uploads a picture of their new puppy to Facebook, and you somehow manage to leave a comment congratulating them instead on their “new pappy.” So what do you do? Until now, the only thing Facebook would let you do to correct the error was delete the comment and start again…. [Continue Reading]

NEW LAW: SEX OFFENDERS MUST LIST “SEX OFFENDER” STATUS ON FACEBOOK

A new Louisiana law requires sex offenders and child predators to state their criminal status on their Facebook or other social networking page, with the law’s author saying the bill is the first of its kind in the nation. State Rep. Jeff Thompson, a Republican from Bossier City, Louisiana, says his new law, effective August… [Continue Reading]

MOM GETS ROBBED AFTER DAUGHTER POSTS PHOTO OF CASH ON FACEBOOK

General home safety tips: lock your doors, have a neighbor check in if you’re gone for a few days,  and, apparently, only allow people you truly trust to view your photos on Facebook. A pair of burglars in Australia invaded a woman’s home Thursday after they spied a photo of cash that had been uploaded… [Continue Reading]

FACEBOOK RELATIONSHIP STATUS PROMPTS DIVORCE

How long does it take to update your Facebook status from “single” to “married”? For one Indian man, it’s taken more than two months to find the time. As a result, his wife is filing for divorce, MSN reported. The wife, a 28-year-old IT professional, said she felt she was unable to trust her husband, due… [Continue Reading]

THE WORLD’S DUMBEST CRIMINALS ON FACEBOOK: PART I

An Englishman has been convicted after testifying his innocence in court, then coming home and posting “I think I get [sic] away with it” to Facebook. Michael Ruse, 21, initially pled not guilty to assault charges involving a 45-year-old man in Hampshire, England. But an anonymous person who’s Facebook friends with Ruse printed out the update and delivered it… [Continue Reading]

BREAKING NEWS: INVESTORS SUE MARK ZUCKERBERG, FACEBOOK AND MORGAN STANLEY

Damn Mark!! Mark Zuckerberg has gone from his best week ever to the worst week ever in less than 72 hours. Read more Three investors sued Facebook and chief executive Mark Zuckerberg on Wednesday, along with lead underwriter Morgan Stanley and a host of other underwriters, accusing them of withholding negative information about the social… [Continue Reading]

DID MORGAN STANLEY DECEIVE INVESTORS REGARDING FACEBOOK IPO?

The little guy always gets screwed in the end. This is what the regulators have been looking into for the past couple of days.  Read more: Regulators are examining whether Morgan Stanley, the investment bank that guided Facebook through its highly publicized stock offering last week, selectively informed clients of an analyst’s negative report about the… [Continue Reading]