With all of the mostly misguided hysteria about Facebook’s Messenger applications and the user data they request permission to access, satire and entertainment blog Cream Bmp Daily may have concocted the most outlandish tale to date, saying that illegal conversations conducted on the messaging apps are being forwarded to law-enforcement authorities.
The Facebook police? Not quite, but the social network reached an agreement with the Menlo Park (Calif.) City Council to pay $200,000 per year for at least three years to station a full-time Menlo Park police officer at the city’s upcoming substation in Belle Haven, which is located just a few-hundred yards from the site of the company’s West Campus expansion, currently under construction.
In an effort to stifle potential Facebook mishaps, the New York Police Department has told officers to put a silencer on their social media activities. NYPD Police Commissioner Raymond Kelly recently ordered the city’s 35,000 officers to not post about their jobs on Facebook, Twitter, YouTube or any other social media sites, the New York Daily News reports.
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The New York City Police Department has organized a new unit to track those who brag about their crimes on Facebook.
Police successfully prevented the suicide of a man who’d posted a cry for help on Facebook.
A 20-year-old pedophile who used Facebook to lure over 139 young girls, then sexually abuse them received a ten-year jail sentence on Saturday.
During a 16-hour stand off with police, a Utah man was able to update his profile six times and add at least a dozen new friends, all while holding a hostage.
A 20-year-old Philadelphia woman posted an open offer on Facebook to kill her child’s father to the tune of $1,000. A young Darby, Pennsylvania man responded to the woman by agreeing to carry out the hit.