Police found Jason Moody lying on the pavement on a freezing cold November night in Bangor, Maine. The red-bearded 40-year-old, a bassist known for performing with a metal band called Seize the Vatican, was unconscious and had blood pouring from his nose. When he died at the hospital two days later, the medical examiner ruled it a homicide, concluding that Moody had suffered massive brain trauma after being viciously beaten. Less than a week after the initial call came in, the Bangor Police Department announced that they had arrested Donald Galleck, a transient with a lengthy rap sheet, and charged him with the ponytailed musician’s untimely death. On Tuesday, documents that were released publicly for the first time suggested that one key piece of evidence may have come from Galleck himself. According to a police affidavit obtained by the Bangor Daily News and WCHS, the 29-year-old inadvertently broadcast the fatal altercation over a Facebook video chat with a friend, who then … [Read more...] about A metal bassist died after a brutal beating in Maine. Police say his killer may have accidentally streamed it on Facebook.
Michael Liedtke, Ap Technology Writer Updated 2:17 pm PST, Friday, January 25, 2019 FILE- In this March 29, 2018, file photo, the logo for Facebook appears on screens at the Nasdaq MarketSite in New York's Times Square. Newly released court documents reveal that Facebook allowed children playing digital games on its social network to ring up huge bills on their parents’ credit cards while rejecting recommendations on how it could address a problem that the company dubbed “friendly fraud.” The internal Facebook memos and other records were unsealed late Thursday, Jan. 24, 2019, to comply with a judge’s order issued in a federal court case settled in 2016. The lawsuit centered on allegations that Facebook knowingly gouged teenage children by permitting them to spend hundreds of dollars buying additional features on games such as “Angry Birds” and “Barn Buddy.” less FILE- In this March 29, 2018, file photo, the logo for … [Read more...] about Memos: Facebook allowed ‘friendly fraud’ to profit from kids
Barbara Ortutay, Ap Technology Writer Updated 10:39 am PST, Friday, January 25, 2019 FILE - In this May 23, 2018 file phpoto, Facebook's CEO Mark Zuckerberg smiles during a picture with guests attending the "Tech for Good" Summit at the Elysee Palace in Paris. Zuckerberg’s latest attempt to explain Facebook’s data-sharing practices is notable for its omissions as well as what it plays up and plays down. In a Wall Street Journal op-ed Thursday, Jan. 24, 2019, titled “The Facts About Facebook,” the CEO doubles down on previous talking points while leaving out, for example, a Federal Trade Commission investigation over its privacy practices. (Charles Platiau/Pool Photo via AP, File) less FILE - In this May 23, 2018 file phpoto, Facebook's CEO Mark Zuckerberg smiles during a picture with guests attending the "Tech for Good" Summit at the Elysee Palace in Paris. Zuckerberg’s latest attempt to ... more … [Read more...] about AP FACT CHECK: Facebook’s murky data-sharing practices
They are forums for exchanging views, dissecting Brexit and sharing useful information for expat citizens. But they are also key counseling hubs in the absence of more formal structures to tackle the impact Brexit is having on the mental health of EU nationals in the UK and UK nationals in the EU. With just over sixty days to go to Brexit, many Facebook groups that bring together expat nationals – Remain in France Together, Brexpats Hear Our Voice, Bremain in Spain or In Limbo – are filled with anxiety and uncertainty. "Around the Christmas holidays a lot of people were posting about panic attacks, depression and anxiety," Elena Remigi told The Local. Remigi manages the online group In Limbo: Our Brexit Testimonies, which she founded in March 2017 as a "safe place" for EU citizens facing the UK's post-Brexit "hostile environment." She has also published a book featuring those accounts. "People are really afraid of being the next Windrush generation," says Remigi. … [Read more...] about ‘I am not alone’ – How Brexit’s Facebook groups can be life-saving therapy for anxious Britons
The King’s Head pub in Buckingham’s Market Hill has found itself at a frustrating impasse regarding its representation on the social media platform, Facebook. An old Facebook page, perhaps just forgotten about by whoever previously managed it, could give the impression of being an up to date incarnation of the business. This most 21st Century of problems has revealed a dangerous loophole for how businesses can control and manage their reputation in the modern world, with apparently few options for a resolution available.The issue began almost immediately after the current tenant, Alan Edmeades, took over the prominent pub in the heart of Buckingham, in November 2016, and began to seek to promote his new bar online.He and general manager, David Williams, noticed that the Facebook page launched by tenants who left The King’s Head in December 2014 was still live (though was not being updated).This is a problem because the page does not represent the pub’s … [Read more...] about Facebook issues for Buckingham pub