Dec 3, 2015

Local assemblyman urged to resign after calling gay people 'abnormal'

A local assembly in Kanagawa Prefecture passed a resolution Thursday urging a 71-year-old assemblyman to resign immediately for calling gay people “abnormal” on social media. The nonbinding resolution, adopted by the Ebina Municipal Assembly, says Masumi Tsurusashi’s comments were a grave infringement of human ...

New dad Zuckerberg to give away Facebook fortune

Dec 2, 2015

New dad Zuckerberg to give away Facebook fortune

Facebook co-founder Mark Zuckerberg announced Tuesday that he has become a father, simultaneously pledging to give away nearly all his fortune to make the world a “better place” for baby daughter Maxima and others. In a letter to Maxima posted on his Facebook page, ...

Nov 27, 2015

Bolivian women arrested for alleged Facebook baby sale

Bolivian officials said they have arrested two women on human trafficking charges: one for selling her baby for $250, the other for buying it after placing a “want ad” on Facebook. The top child-protection official in the eastern city of Santa Cruz told The ...

Florida 'Facebook killer' guilty of second-degree murder

Nov 26, 2015

Florida 'Facebook killer' guilty of second-degree murder

A jury on Wednesday found a Florida man guilty of second-degree murder after he killed his wife and posted a photo of her blood-spattered body on Facebook. Jurors rejected the argument that Derek Medina, 33, acted in self-defense when he shot 27-year-old Jennifer Alfonso ...

Activist hackers battle Islamic State in cyberspace

Nov 18, 2015

Activist hackers battle Islamic State in cyberspace

Islamic State sympathizers using social media to spread propaganda and recruit fighters are drawing an increasing amount of return fire from activists who have been knocking some sites offline and infiltrating others. The loose hacking collective Anonymous is the latest to draw attention to ...