Stop oversharing on Facebook!
Oh customer service, it gets to everyone, you know? After seeing his bug report get stalled by the development team twice, frustrated Palestinian cybersecurity researcher Khalil Shreateh decided to take his discovery straight to the CEO's office by posting a lengthy message on Mark Zuckerberg's Facebook wall last week. When the story hit the tech news headlines over the weekend, the company responded that the bug was fixed as of last Thursday and pointed to the language barrier and lack of information provided on Shreateh's part for their delayed response. Unfortunately, Shreateh won't be getting his $100 reward from Facebook's White Hat program, as his stunt has been deemed a violation of the website's terms of service.
In what is perhaps one of the darkest moments in the history of social networking yet, a Florida man named Derek Medina confessed to murdering his wife via Facebook on Thursday (shown above). According to the authorities, Medina turned himself in on Thursday morning and told the police that he shot his wife during an argument at the couple's townhouse in South Miami. For more details, AP has the full story .
In preparation for the U.S. Supreme Court's hearing on same-sex marriage that began today in Washington D.C., the country's largest LGBT equality-rights advocacy group Human Rights Campaign has launched a "change your Facebook profile" event to rally up online support and so far, it's been doing really well. You can also check out the group's official petition.
Folks over at Mashable tried ordering a present from Facebook's latest gifting service and this is what arrived on their doorstep. What's the jury's verdict? Apparently, the social networking giant has made an effort to brand the experience by slapping its name on the FedEx package and throwing in some "Like" stickers inside.
Earlier today, several cable news sources initially reported that the suspect behind today's school shooting in Connecticut was a 24-year-old man named Ryan Lanza, but the shooter has been since identified as Adam Lanza, the 20-year-old younger brother of Ryan who lives in Hoboken, NJ. Somewhat inevitably, the earlier news reports led to an outpour of angry messages and death threats on the Facebook profile page of the gunman's brother Ryan, who had to repeatedly explain that he had nothing to do with the incident.