By: David Edwards
The Philadelphia Police Department said over the weekend that it would discipline an officer who was caught on video threatening to “beat the sh*t” out of a teen.
In a video uploaded to Facebook earlier this month by Damaris Abercrombie, an officer is seen walking beside a group of teens. Continue reading
By: Jason Reed
Facebook is fighting back after learning that the DEA created a fake account using the information of a woman whose cellphone had been seized (that information included provocative photos from her phone, as well as photos of some of her family members).
The agency was using this account to interact with suspected criminals. While the woman, named Sondra Arquiett, had at one point been arrested as a suspect in a drug ring, she was put on probation instead of serving time. Later she learned her likeness was being used on a Facebook page that was not her own (in fact, she didn’t even have an account) and that information and photos from her seized phone were used to create the profile. Arquiett is sueing the DEA and the specific agent who created the profile with her information. Continue reading
By: Hurt Wagner
Facebook and CEO Mark Zuckerberg sued a handful of lawyers who represented Paul Ceglia in a 2010 case in which Ceglia claimed he was entitled to 84 percent ownership of the social network.
Ceglia’s claim was dismissed earlier this year after Facebook and Zuckerberg alleged that Ceglia forged the documents he used as evidence of his ownership in the company. (Ceglia was actually arrested in 2012 for falsifying these records; the case is still pending.) Continue reading
By: Martha Neil
Sued in 2010 by Paul Ceglia, who claimed a majority ownership interest in Facebook Inc. based on documentation since determined by a federal court to have been faked, the social media goliath and its creator, Mark Zuckerberg, have now turned the tables.
A new lawsuit (PDF) filed Monday by Facebook and Zuckerberg against DLA Piper, three other law firms and nine attorneys who formerly represented Ceglia contends that the defendants “conspired to file and prosecute a fraudulent lawsuit … based on fabricated evidence, for the purpose of extorting a lucrative and unwarranted settlement.” Continue reading
By: Mariella Moon
Apparently, Facebook has been offering to cover the costs of egg freezing for female employees since January 1st this year, and you know who’s following in its footsteps? Apple. The iPhone-maker plans to offer the same service to its employees starting in January 2015. According to NBCNews, these two might just be the first employers willing to pay for the entire cost of egg freezing for non-medical reasons, which means everyone qualifies for the benefit, not just cancer patients for whom the procedure was originally intended. Most likely, employers hope to encourage female staff members to stay with them even during the last few years most women can conceive (late 30’s to early 40’s), as those are also the years one typically takes on senior positions. They’re probably also betting on the move to save them recruiting and hiring costs in the long run, while keeping top talent around and promoting gender diversity at the same time. Continue reading
By: Travis Gettys
A Pennsylvania teenager insists he was only joking around when he dressed up in a Ku Klux Klan uniform and shouted a racial slur at a black woman.
Walter Reibsome appeared Wednesday in court for a preliminary hearing on ethnic intimidation and harassment charges in connection with the incident.
A judge ruled there was enough evidence to send the case to trial. The 18-year-old said outside court that he was not racist and harassed other students Aug. 4 at Bloomsburg University as a joke. Continue reading