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Facebook Sure Would Like the DEA to Stop Impersonating People Facebook Sure Would Like the DEA to Stop Impersonating People

Though the US Justice Department thinks the Drug Enforcement Agency has the right to impersonate people on Facebook for “law enforcement purposes”, Facebook sure would like them to stop. Facebook has sent a pointed letter to DEA Administrator Michele Leonhart …

FCC Says Marriott Jammed Guests’ Wi-Fi, Will Pay $600K Fine FCC Says Marriott Jammed Guests’ Wi-Fi, Will Pay $600K Fine

The FCC and Marriott have come to an agreement on allegations that the hotel chain puprosefully jammed its customers’ Wi-Fi. The civil penalty will amount to $600,000 for the largest hotel company in the world. The whole thing started with …

Uber Driver Reportedly Smashed a Passenger’s Head with a Hammer Uber Driver Reportedly Smashed a Passenger’s Head with a Hammer

It’s Monday, and on-demand car service Uber is facing another PR nightmare after a driver in San Francisco allegedly smashed a passenger in the side of the head with a hammer. The incident happened last week, and the San Francisco …

Hot Car Death: Mom of Toddler Passes Polygraph Test

Every summer, it’s the same thing–no matter how many awareness videos are shared, we hear of hot car deaths involving young children. When the tragic news broke that 22-month-old Cooper Harris from Georgia died on June 18 after being left …

Woman Beaten by Angry Taco Bell Breakfast Seekers

Much to the delight of people who hear ‘waffle taco’ and think ‘perfect start to my day’, Taco Bell began offering breakfast back in March. Thanks, in part, to a social media blitz and marijuana, probably, Taco Bell breakfast got …

Senator: Give Cops Body Cams If You Want Federal Funding Senator: Give Cops Body Cams If You Want Federal Funding

Senator Claire McCaskill (D-MO) wants police across the nation to be equipped with body cameras, and she thinks a good way to make that happen is to tie compliance to federal funding. “I would like to see us say, ‘If …

Florida Man Charged with Beating Autistic Kid at Party After Video Winds Up on Facebook Florida Man Charged with Beating Autistic Kid at Party After Video Winds Up on Facebook

An 18-year-old Okeechobee Florida resident has been arrested and charged with child abuse “without bodily harm” after police identified him in a disturbing video posted on his Facebook page. Andrew Wheeler can be seen repeatedly punching, kneeing, and dragging an …

Ferguson: Twitter Suspends Anonymous Account That Possibly Outed Wrong Guy, Anon Ceases Doxxing Ferguson: Twitter Suspends Anonymous Account That Possibly Outed Wrong Guy, Anon Ceases Doxxing

As tensions spill over in Ferguson, Missouri, over the police shooting of an unarmed teen and the subsequent protests and police response, Twitter has suspended the account of an Anonymous chapter which claimed to have outed the officer involved. Five …

Mother of the Year Films Son Setting Himself on Fire for Idiotic Challenge, Say Police

While some people have been dumping ice water on themselves to get attention on Facebook, others have been setting themselves on fire. Over the past couple of months, a disturbing and utterly moronic trend has swept across social media. It’s …

World of Warcraft-Obsessed Couple Convicted of Child Abuse

Officials in Orange County, California say that one couple’s World of Warcraft obsession contributed to their horrible treatment of two children. Lester and Petra Huffmire, both 41, were convicted of two felony counts of child abuse, two misdemeanor counts of …

Microsoft Is Scanning Email for Child Porn Too Microsoft Is Scanning Email for Child Porn Too

Google’s not the only one automatically scanning your communications for traces of child porn. A Pennsylvania man has been arrested after he attempted to send child porn via a live.com email address. The arrest came after Microsoft tipped the National …

Ohio Walmart Shooting Bystander Collapses and Dies

An innocent bystander collapsed and later died while fleeing a shooting incident at a Walmart store in Beavercreek, Ohio Tuesday. Beavercreek police shot John Crawford, 22, of Fairfield, Ohio after he refused to stop waving a gun at shoppers. He …

Pointing Lasers at Aircraft Is a Pretty Bad Way to Cure Boredom Pointing Lasers at Aircraft Is a Pretty Bad Way to Cure Boredom

You’ve probably seen those posters, plastered across middle schools everywhere, advertising fun things to do instead of doing drugs. You know, fly a kite; read a book; bake a cake! All of these things also stand in for things to …

Game Of Thrones Reminds Man He Left Baby in Hot Car

A Wichita, Kansas man was charged with first-degree murder after leaving his 10-month-old foster daughter locked inside a car for roughly two hours while he smoked weed and watched televison on July 24. According to a police affidavit released Monday, …

Google Doesn’t Watch for Most Criminal Activity in Your Email, Just Child Porn Google Doesn’t Watch for Most Criminal Activity in Your Email, Just Child Porn

Feel free to sell someone some drugs or plan a burglary (Google’s own words) with your Gmail – Google isn’t looking for that kind of criminal activity. Yes, Google is scanning your email, but it’s only to spot child porn …

Marijuana Legalization Foes Losing the Battle

Marijuana legalization is a battle that has gone on for decades. Proponents of legal marijuana, whether it be for medical purposes or for recreational, have pointed out one of the greatest arguments against prohibition ever: prohibition of something that this …

‘Slender Man’ Stabbing Suspect Trial Delayed

Morgan Geyser, one of two 12-year-olds charged with stabbing a classmate to appease the fictional internet entity The Slender Man, has been deemed unfit to stand trial. On May 31, Geyser, along with friend Anissa Weier, lured their 12-year-old classmate …

Amanda Knox Allegedly Connected To Known Cocaine Dealer

Amanda Knox is preparing for her last ditch effort at an appeal in Italy’s highest appeals court. She will try to overturn her conviction of murdering her roommate Meredith Kercher. That is enough for anyone to be anxious about, but …

Comcast Customer Pulls Gun on Repair Man Comcast Customer Pulls Gun on Repair Man

In ooooh-she-mad news, A 48-year-old Bernalillo County, New Mexico woman has been charged with aggravated assault with a deadly weapon after she pulled a handgun on a Comcast employee. Gloria Baca-Lucero was arrested after demanding that a Comcast service rep …

Teen Threatens to Kill Everyone in Texas Town on Facebook

There are two things that teens should know about posting incendiary, possibly terroristic messages on Facebook in 2014. First, someone’s going to notice and you’re going to get caught. Also, they’re going to take that shit seriously. Meet Melissa Johnson, …

Bodies of Missing Arkansas Man and Infant Son Found

The bodies of an Arkansas man and his 10-month-old son were discovered in a remote area of the Ouachita Mountains on Tuesday, concluding a four-day search. Brian Floyd, 33, and his son Harper Floyd were last seen on Friday morning …