Facebook FAIL Friday #112

A well of reasons parents should be more in tune with what their kids are doing on Facebook to prevent a FAIL. PC Pandora computer monitoring software will let you know exactly what they are doing on ALL social networks!

If you are a servant of the government (especially a cop), may not be a good idea to make assassination remarks about our president for everyone to see…

September 08, 2012
Tavares cop makes Facebook post threatening Obama
Millard K. Ives, Daily Commercial

A Tavares police officer has found herself under investigation by her department and maybe the U.S. Secret Service after allegedly posting a Facebook comment about the whereabouts of well-known presidential assassins during President Barack Obama’s acceptance speech Thursday at the Democratic National Convention.

According to a copy of the posting on the social website by officer Sarah Coursey, it was made about 10:10 p.m. — about 10 minutes into Obama’s live speech at the Charlotte N.C. convention.

“Where’s Lee Harvey Oswald or John Wilkes Booth when you need them!?!? :)”, according to the posting, referring to the assassins of presidents John F. Kennedy and Abraham Lincoln. CONTINUE READING›

In Denver, 2 guys help up a Radio Shack… and posted updates on Facebook.

September 8, 2012
Standoff Suspect Posted On Facebook Throughout Ordeal

It started with a robbery and gunshots and led to a six-hour standoff involving an innocent man simply trying to do his job who wound up fearing for his life. In the end police arrested two men and got the hostage out unharmed.

Perhaps the oddest thing about the whole episode was the fact that one of the suspects was posting updates on Facebook throughout the ordeal.

The standoff and hostage situation happened at a Radio Shack at East Colfax Avenue and Glencoe in Denver’s Park Hill neighborhood. CONTINUE READING›

I didn’t know they were this crafty. The Taliban is posing as young girls on Facebook trying to make friends with enemy soldiers and gain sensitive intell. WTF?

September 9, 2012
Taliban reportedly using fake Facebook pages of pretty girls to gather soldiers’ secrets
From FoxNews.com

The Taliban is using fake Facebook profiles of cute girls in an attempt to befriend soldiers with the intent of gathering information about operations, the Sunday Telegraph reports.

Australian and coalition troops are being targeted by Taliban insurgents posing as “attractive women” on Facebook, according to the paper, and now troops are being warned about the potential danger.

A review by the Australian government found a false sense of security exists among personnel due to an excessive reliance on privacy settings. CONTINUE READING›

You gotta read this one – a jealous current-boyfriend tried to avenge his girlfriend by calling in a terrorist threat about the girl’s ex-boyfriend who was traveling on a plane. Why did he do it? The ex-boy posted a compromising photo of the ex-girl on Facebook.

September 9, 2012
Facebook pix spat sparks Philadelphia plane bomb hoax

PHILADELPHIA – A man avenging his girlfriend over a questionable Facebook photograph was charged on Friday with falsely reporting explosives aboard a plane that was ordered to return to Philadelphia Airport, authorities said.

Kenneth Smith Jr., 26, was charged with using a telephone to convey false information about the woman’s former boyfriend, who was a passenger aboard the US Airways flight from Philadelphia to Dallas on Thursday.

Shortly after the plane had departed, it was ordered back to Philadelphia when police received a call that the former boyfriend, Christopher Shell, 29, was carrying a “liquid explosive” on board. CONTINUE READING›

I am always saying to forget about worrying if your child is a cyberbully victim and start being prepared to face the fact that your child is probably a bully… why do I say that? Look at this story. A Facebook page created for the purpose of hating ONE student was “liked” by 57 other students. Was your kid one of them??

September 10, 2012
Bully gets 57 Facebook friends to ‘like’ hating a schoolmate
By Kristina Sauerwein, Baby Center

The potential for bullying on social networks is expanding daily, as digitally savvy kids discover new ways to spread hate. The New York Times’ Motherlode blog reported the latest example of student cyberbullying. In the post, Emily Layden, an English teacher in Maine, wrote: “My little brother went to school on a Friday morning last June, and this is what he heard: That another boy, a sixth-grader, had written a Facebook status the previous night asking his friends to ‘like’ it if they hated my brother.”

The bully’s hate-status received 57 thumbs-up from kids. “This is a hard thing for me to imagine,” Layden wrote. “57 likes for a hate–a hate for a person, a little boy, my little brother.” CONTINUE READING›

People are watching what you put on Facebook.

September 12, 2012
Authorities seek creator of threatening Facebook pages
By Robert Moran, Philadelphia Inquirer

The 26-year-old Philadelphia man who created Facebook pages titled “Kill Mitt Romney” and “Kill Seth Williams” was being sought Monday for criminal solicitation to commit murder and other offenses, authorities said.

Joshua Scott Albert first stirred anger last month with a Facebook page titled “I Support Chancier McFarland & Rafael Jones,” referring to the men charged with the murder of Officer Moses Walker Jr. CONTINUE READING›

I can understand joining a gang. I can’t understand bragging about it online, leaving a hard evidence trail for cops to find you and arrest you.

September 12, 2012
Facebook Friends Boasted of Gang War, Police Say
By Mosi Secret, New York Times

They became Facebook friends, filling each other’s in-boxes with requests to join their networks, these young men from rival gangs who called the Brooklyn neighborhood of East New York their turf.

Accepting a friend request is an innocent click of the mouse for most, but for these men, it was like pulling a trigger.

They drew closer on the Web only to stoke violence in the streets, taunting one another on their Facebook pages, boasting about murders and keeping score, and posting photographs of themselves in front of the homes of their enemies, as if to say, “I know where you live.” CONTINUE READING›

A registered sex offender who fled to a different area was caught because his girlfriend “liked” the local Sheriff’s department. Ha!

September 13, 2012
Facebook ‘like’ leads to Md. fugitive’s capture
San Francisco Chronicle

TAZEWELL, Va. (AP) — A Maryland fugitive is in custody after his girlfriend’s “like” of a Virginia sheriff’s Facebook page led authorities to him.

The Tazewell County Sheriff’s Office says 29-year-old Dyllan Otto Naecker was captured Wednesday at his girlfriend’s residence near Bluefield. CONTINUE READING›

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