Facebook FAIL Friday #135

PC Pandora computer monitoring software will let you know what your kids are doing on Facebook!

Part internet predator, but more Facebook FAIL, this teacher is in trouble for basically tying to force sex, via persistent advances on Facebook, on a teenager at another school…

March 9, 2013
Greenback teacher’s Facebook messages lead to her arrest

GREENBACK (WATE) – A Greenback School teacher faces felony charges after police say she sent inappropriate Facebook messages to a student at another school.

Deputies say Angela Gay Masingo, 39, is charged with solicitation of aggravated statutory rape and solicitation of sexual exploitation of a minor. < READ FULL STORY

This is more of a general FAIL on Facebook’s part and the part of every individual user. Remember folks, there is ZERO privacy on the internet. What you put out there can be viewed – and apparently analyzed and interpreted – by anyone!

March 11, 2013
Your Facebook ‘Likes’ Can Reveal If You’re Gay, How You Vote: Study
By Raphael Satter, AP

LONDON (AP) — Clicking those friendly blue “like” buttons strewn across the Web may be doing more than marking you as a fan of Coca-Cola or Lady Gaga.

It could out you as gay.

It might reveal how you vote.

It might even suggest that you’re an unmarried introvert with a high IQ and a weakness for nicotine.

That’s the conclusion of a study published Monday in Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. Researchers reported analyzing the likes of more than 58,000 American Facebook users to make guesses about their personalities and behavior, and even whether they drank, smoked, or did drugs.

Cambridge University researcher David Stillwell, one of the study’s authors, said the results may come as a surprise.

“Your likes may be saying more about you than you realize,” he said. < READ FULL STORY

This one speaks for itself…

March 12, 2013
Smartphone thief not so smart, strikes a pose on Facebook, says NYPD
By Barry Leibowitz, New York Police Dept. via CBS New York

(CBS) NEW YORK – A man was cunning enough to steal a woman’s smartphone in the Bronx, but also dumb enough to post a photo himself on Facebook using the stolen phone, according to police.

CBS New York reported police are pursuing the alleged phone snatcher, who they say then took a picture of himself exhaling smoke – one of several pictures of him that wound up online because the victim had her phone set to automatically post photos to her Facebook page. < READ FULL STORY

Are you @$#%ing kidding me?!

March 13, 2013
Okla. woman tries to sell children on Facebook to get bail money for boyfriend, police say
By Crimesider Staff/ KWTV

(CBS) SALLISAW, Okla. – Misty VanHorn, of Sallisaw, Okla., was arrested for trying to sell her children on Facebook in order to get money to bail her boyfriend out of jail, CBS affiliate KWTV reports.

How low can you go?

Police say the 22-year-old VanHorn tried to sell her children, ages 2 and 10 months, to an Arkansas woman via Facebook. < READ FULL STORY

This might be a first: someone obsessed with Facebook, that doesn’t actually have an account. The situation is very sad, but also a bit weird…

March 14, 2013
Seattle Station Asked to Post Killing on Facebook
By Doug Esser Associated Press

A man who told a TV newsroom that he had killed his wife and asked the station to post that message on Facebook was arrested Thursday after a high-speed chase, authorities said.

Sara Barrett, 42, was found dead from “homicidal violence” about 6 a.m. Thursday at a Tacoma motel, Pierce County sheriff’s spokesman Ed Troyer said.

The discovery came just hours after Tony Barrett, 41, of Puyallup was arrested in the chase that reached 100 mph from Tacoma to Gig Harbor, where police and state troopers stopped his car with spike strips. < READ FULL STORY

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