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Facebook Down Tuesday, January 27, 2015; Social Media Network Along with Instagram Also Down in Widespread Outage

Facebook and Instagram networks were not accessible late Monday night and very early Tuesday morning. The outage come on a night when many people probably expected to be sharing images of the blizzard affecting the northeast region of the United States. It is unknown if high traffic in the Northeast might have indirectly brought down […]

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Victim of Wire Transfer Scam from Facebook Message Reported on East Lillian Ave, Arlington Heights

Arlington Heights police received a report about 11:46 PM Monday of deception via Facebook in the block of 1400 East Lillian Avenue Arlington Heights, IL. Police received a report that an unknown offender messaged the victim via Facebook telling the victim they had won a large amount of money in a drawing. The offender instructed […]

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DEA Sued for Using a Woman’s Photos for False Facebook Persona for Sting Operations

A woman is suing the DEA for using her photos without her knowledge to set up a fake Facebook page for criminal stings. Radley Balko, author of “Rise of the Warrior Cop” says even more astonishing than the fact that law enforcement authorities used a woman’s identity without her permission, is that authorities are defending […]

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Passenger-Shaming Facebook Page Documents Bad Behavior on Airliners

Shame on the plane! Photos of passengers behaving badly. Jeanne Moos reports on bare bellies and bare feet at 30,000 feet. It’s not surprising, but passengers flying today have come a long way from the elegant days of air travel when people dressed up for the occasion. Consider these shameful sightings on airliners recently … […]

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Prineville, Oregon Weather Part of the Reason for Server Farm for Facebook and Apple

The Perfect Town for Facebook, and Apple soon. Facebook users now upload around a billion photos to the world’s largest social network on a busy day and that vast amount of digital information must ultimately be stored somewhere physical. Bloomberg’s Willem Marx recently visited Prineville, Oregon, a small and old-fashioned town that is very happy […]

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Facebook Bans Marilyn McKenna’s Weight Loss Photo with “Fat Pants”

Apparently Facebook has banned a picture of Marilyn McKenna’s extra-large pants next to her extra fit body. Certainly that has many wondering what the big deal is. After the recent holiday season involving having to endure a flood of Facebook-related “Elf on the Shelf” pictures of the mischievous elf placed in compromising situations, the “pants […]

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Social Media Giants Facebook and Twitter Fight Internet Trolls

Social media giants like Facebook and Twitter are taking new steps to fight back against internet trolls. After reports of bullying and even suicides resulting from bullying, Facebook and Twitter both have buttons that allow people to report abuse. The anonymity of social media is its strength and its weakness, so Facebook and Twitter are […]

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Facebook Preparing to Make Major Change to News Feed — Your Personalized Newspaper

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerburg announced a major change to the social media site on Thursday. The text-based application appears to be jumping into the news business. Facebook is preparing to unveil a new version of News Feed — the flow of status updates, photos and advertisements its users see on the Facebook web page. Facebook […]

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Two Men Charged with Battery on Forest Ave, Mount Prospect

Mount Prospect police responded about 3:45 PM Friday to a report of a battery in the block of 200 Forest Avenue.. Ryan P. Hanley, 18, of the 200 block of North Emerson Street, Mount Prospect, and Matthew Kevin Guth, 20, of the 100 block of South Louis Street, Mount Prospect, were arrested after it was […]

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New Facebook Graph Search Tool Will Find People, Photos (by Location or Topic), Places and Interests

Facebook has announced that it is unveiling and tool to find content and data on Facebook, known as Graph Search, but it is only in beta, and requires that users sign up for a waiting list. Graph search is immediately available to a limited number of Facebook users — in the “thousands, and will gradually […]

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Makeover: Myspace About to Introduce a Rebuild — Entirely from Scratch

The new Myspace from Myspace on Vimeo. Video from Myspace.com. This is Myspace. This is the new Myspace. The social media website Myspace that dwindled after the skyrocketing popularity of Facebook, is hoping to make a comeback. Myspace was founded in 2003 and was acquired by News Corporation in July 2005 for $580 million. Myspace […]

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False Rumor of Second Taser Attack in Schaumburg Circulates Via Email and Social Media

Over the weekend, there was a rumor that a second taser attack occurred in Schaumburg. As of this morning and since the first attack that occurred on January 4, 2012, there is NO KNOWN SECOND ATTACK. The Village of Schaumburg has issued the following statement regarding the circulated false reports of a second attack:

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