Facebook Suspends Data-Sharing Developers For 6 Months

Facebook Suspends Data-Sharing Developers For 6 Months

Cracking down on Facebook app developers who were caught sharing user IDs to advertisers, the social networking site revealed a zero tolerance policy for data brokers, going so far as to ban offenders for half a year. [More]

Price Chopper Supermarket Emails Customer's Employer, Demands Disciplinary Action For Negative Tweet

Price Chopper Supermarket Emails Customer's Employer, Demands Disciplinary Action For Negative Tweet

Last week, a customer at Price Chopper in upstate New York tweeted a relatively mild insult about the store: “Every time I go to @PriceChopperNY I realize why they r not @wegmans. Tonight -bare produce areas & this sign 4 ex http://yfrog.com/2tfj9sj.” In return, Price Chopper contacted the man’s employer and complained about him. [More]

Guy Asks About His Comcast Bill, Comcast Kills His Cable Modem

Guy Asks About His Comcast Bill, Comcast Kills His Cable Modem

Matt owns his own cable modem, and it’s worked fine so far with his $165-a-month Comcast Triple Play package. He wanted to check into how he could reduce that ridiculous $165/mo burden, so he chatted online with someone from Comcast to see what his options were. Then he ended the chat and went back to whatever it was he was doing, and Comcast killed his cable modem. Update: Comcast says the end of life (EOL) event was not related to Matt’s chat with the CSR. [More]

Deli Owner Who Took Pity On Thief Now Faces Fine For Selling Bongs

Deli Owner Who Took Pity On Thief Now Faces Fine For Selling Bongs

It’s been a busy few weeks for Mohammad Sohail, a Pakistani immigrant who owns and operates a Deli in Long Island, NY. On May 21st a masked man tried to rob him, but Sohail pulled a rifle on the guy. Then he made him promise to never rob anyone again, and handed him $40 and a loaf of bread.