Like many places of higher learning, the University of Wyoming in Laramie has a student-organized ‘Crushes’ page on Facebook, where students too shy to approach their crush can post their feelings anonymously. Everyone loves a secret admirer and the page was a big hit, until an alleged false rape threat came along and ruined it.
FBI and police in Fulton, New York, solved a cold case hit-and-run murder because of a Facebook post. The post led to a tip that helped them identify the driver of a hit and run that killed Carolee Saide Ashby, 4, on Halloween night 45 years ago.
To the shock of friends and family, a person suspected to have been involved in a young woman’s murder has updated her Facebook status with a taunting status.
From our friends at the Daily Dot: Italian kids are giving new meaning to the phrase “eat sh** and die.” One such adolescent is currently under investigation at his Treviso boarding school for locking a former friend into a bathroom and forcing him to eat human waste and lick the bowl of a dirty porcelain toilet.
If you see one of your Facebook friends sharing an innocuous link with the caption "Watch this if you’re curious," for the love of God do not click through. It leads to a child porn video—and a virus, which takes over your account and starts peppering all your friends with the same treacherous link
A Wisconsin Marine recruiter is jailed after police say an investigation revealed he used a recruit’s account to obtain and distribute photos of young girls.
From our friends at the Daily Dot: A Milwaukee man is facing felony charges after allegedly failing to pay child support and flashing his cash on Facebook.
From our friends at the Daily Dot: Scottish prisoners are using Facebook to obtain drugs behind bars, take pictures, and brag about their illegal activities. But now the fun’s over: Authorities are cracking down.
From our friends at the Daily Dot: Two Connecticut senators and a state representative sent a letter to Facebook Monday asking them to shut down over 100 “tribute” sites for the Newtown massacre, that saw 27 school children and teachers shot dead at Sandy Hook Elementary school.
From our friends at the Daily Dot: Closing arguments begin this week in the trial of a teenager who allegedly used a fake Facebook profile picture of a busty model to lure and murder a rising boxing star.