Mother Tracks Down Kidnapped Kids Using Facebook

Mother Tracks Down Kidnapped Kids Using Facebook

While the rest of you were busy asking friends to join your gang in MafiaWars or doing whatever it is you’re supposed to do in Farmville, a mother in California was busy using Facebook for a good reason — to track down her two children who had been kidnapped 15 years earlier. [More]

Towing Co. Loses Half Its Accounts After Suing Over Facebook Page

Towing Co. Loses Half Its Accounts After Suing Over Facebook Page

Surely some of you remember the item we posted last month about a towing company in Michigan that had filed a $750,000 slander and libel lawsuit against a college student because he’d created a Facebook page for people to voice their complaints about the company. Well, that move appears to have backfired for the towing company, which has since lost a good chunk of business. [More]

How Safe Is Your Facebook Info From The Feds?

How Safe Is Your Facebook Info From The Feds?

Newly released documents under the Freedom of Information Act reveal not just the Justice Department’s guidelines for how to use social networking sites like Facebook and Twitter for investigative purposes, but which ones are the most friendly to their requests for access to user info. [More]

Report: Facebook Beats Google For Web's Most-Visited Site

Report: Facebook Beats Google For Web's Most-Visited Site

It’s official — playing Farmville and tagging friends in photos (and consequently untagging embarrassing photos of yourself from your friends’ photos) has become more popular than actually trying to find things on the internet, as a new report shows Facebook edged out Google as the most-visited site on the internet last week. [More]