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Mom suffocated her toddler son because she ‘didn’t want him any more’ – then … – Daily Mail

Nicole ‘Nikki’ Kelly, from New York, is accused of murdering her toddler son Police say that she suffocated the 11-month-old using bed sheets Disturbingly, she appears to have posted a picture of his body on Facebook By Ted Thornhill Published: 12:07 EST, 9 July 2014 | Updated: 16:39 EST, 9 July 2014 A mother who allegedly suffocated her 11-month-old boy told police ‘I reached my breaking point, I didn’t want him anymore’. Afterwards, she then appears to have posted a macabre photograph of her boy’s corpse on her Facebook page, with the message ‘R.I.P Tinkabutt’. Nicole ‘Nikki’ Kelly, 22, from Queens, New York, has been charged with the second degree murder of Kiam Felix, Jr, who was pronounced dead at Read More

Student Accidentally Sexts Dad, Shares Drama With Twitter – Huffington Post

@dearfashionn/Twitter Look, people send nude texts to their romantic interests: it’s like a fact of the social media age. When it goes wrong, it’s mortifying — though often quite entertaining — and that goes double when the drama is publicly documented on Twitter. Meet Nyjah. She’s a college student. She’s been tweeting since 2009. She posts lots of selfies on Instagram, and occasionally shares “cute lil nudie” pics with her man via text. Yesterday, she apparently sent a nude photo of herself to her father by accident. What was not accidental was the documentation of the fallout on social media. Nyjah turned to Twitter for support, instantly converting a private matter into something for everyone to have a good, long Read More

Dwayne Johnson on his ‘Hercules’ Twitter smackdown – USA TODAY

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Did Facebook Break The Law? Senator Asks FTC For Answers – Forbes

Senator Mark R. Warner (D-Va.) has asked the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) to provide more information about recent reports that Facebook manipulated user news feeds during an emotional manipulation experiment.  In a letter today to the FTC, Warner asked the agency to determine if Facebook broke the law, or violated their consent agreement with the FTC. Warner also asked the agency to explore the potential ramifications of the experiment, and to consider questions about what, if any, oversight would be appropriate for behavioral studies conducted by social media platforms.  Warner’s inquiry comes on the heels of a legal complaint against Facebook that was filed with the FTC last week.  That complaint alleged that Facebook engaged in deceptive trade practices and violated a 2012 Consent Order Read More

This Campaign Will Help You Quit Facebook for 99 Days – TIME

Display of browser at Facebook.com (Photo by Dan Kitwood/Getty Images) Dan Kitwood—Getty Images This will teach Facebook to mess with emotions Can’t go 10 minutes without checking Facebook? How would you feel about giving it up for 99 days? This Dutch non-profit wants you to do just that. “99 Days of Freedom,” a non-profit initiative from Dutch creative agency Just, wants participants to abstain from the social network for more than three months and participate in “happiness surveys” to see if their mood improves as a result. Just’s Art Director, Merijn Straathof, explained that the project came from brainstorming after news of Facebook’s controversial mood experiments went viral. “As we discussed it internally, we noted an interesting tendency: To a Read More

EU Begins Questioning Facebook Rivals Over WhatsApp Deal – Wall Street Journal

European Union antitrust officials have started questioning rival firms about Facebook Inc.’s proposed $19 billion acquisition of messaging service WhatsApp, ahead of a formal review that could be a test case for how to apply EU competition law to the new world of social media. Officials at the European Commission, the EU’s central competition authority, have in recent weeks sent detailed questionnaires to several technology and… EU Begins Questioning Facebook Rivals Over WhatsApp Deal – Wall Street Journalhttp://news.google.com/news/url?sa=t&fd=R&ct2=us&usg=AFQjCNGAu36ppw5AaScUXUCe-OFof7g__w&clid=c3a7d30bb8a4878e06b80cf16b898331&cid=52778553797125&ei=xg–U_jPAqqDmgLGt4HAAw&url=http://online.wsj.com/articles/eu-begins-questioning-facebook-rivals-over-whatsapp-deal-1404910724

Twitter may kill your relationship – USA TODAY

People who actively use Twitter and argue with their romantic partners over Twitter use are more likely to have relationship problems that can result in cheating, break-up or divorce, according to a study.(Photo: USA TODAY) Your next Twitter war may cost you your relationship, researchers say. People who actively use Twitter and argue with their romantic partners over Twitter use are more likely to have relationship problems with their significant others, which can result in cheating, break-up or divorce, according to a study published in Cyberpsychology, Behavior, and Social Networking. “Greater active Twitter use led to greater negative conflicts and outcomes,” said Russell Clayton, the study author and a doctoral student at the University of Missouri-Columbia. Clayton used an online Read More

#Stunned: Brazil’s World Cup loss fuels Twitter torrent – USA TODAY

Brazil’s goalkeeper Julio Cesar concedes a goal during the semifinal match between Brazil and Germany on July 8, 2014. Germany won 7-1.(Photo: Adrian Dennis, AFP/Getty Images) Was it disbelief, anger or pity? Germany’s 7-1 trouncing of Brazil during the World Cup semifinal Tuesday – in Brazil – triggered a record-setting avalanche on Twitter with 35.6 million tweets. Brazil’s surprising blowout became the most-discussed single sports event on Twitter, the social media giant reported. The number of tweets, many of which expressed shock, beat the previous record of 24.9 million set by this year’s Super Bowl rout in February. “We had high expectations that the World Cup would generate huge tweet volumes, and it’s absolutely lived up to expectations,” said Lewis Read More

Facebook kills ‘Lecpetex’ botnet that turned 250k PCs into Litecoin-mining zombies – PCWorld

Facebook said police in Greece made two arrests last week in connection with a little-known spamming botnet called “Lecpetex,” which used hacked computers to mine the Litecoin virtual currency. As many as 50,000 Facebook accounts were affected, and as many as 250,000 computers worldwide, primarily in Greece, Poland, Norway, India, Portugal and the U.S., according to a blog post on Tuesday from Facebook’s Threat Infrastructure team. The social networking site described the difficulties in shutting down the botnet, whose creators taunted Facebook through messages left on servers that were part of its network. Those behind Lecpetex launched at least 20 spam campaigns between December 2013 and last month, affecting Facebook and other online services. Some of the victims received private Read More