Sex scandals and social media

Sex scandals and social media

A high school principal told investigators she was “in denial” when she kept quiet about claims that three teachers were having sex with students, a court record shows.

The silence from Catherine DePaul — who, along with an aide, allegedly concealed multiple warnings of a scandal at Triton Regional High School — apparently allowed illicit relationships to continue for months at the Runnemede institution.

Facebook confirms it is scanning your private messages for links to increase Like counters

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Yesterday I spotted a video submitted to Hacker News by the Polish startup Killswitch.me that clearly showed sending a link in a Facebook private message increases the Like counter on the link’s originating third-party website.

Security Flaw Lets Hackers Steal Twitter Accounts

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On Saturday, multimedia producer and Twitter user Daniel Dennis Jones — @blanket, at the time — received a notification that his Twitter password had been reset.

This alone would have been cause for concern; at the very least, it would mean that someone had tried and failed to access his account. He quickly found out that the problem was much worse.

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Facebook privacy glitch?

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Panic washed over the social Web on Monday after several reports indicated that a glitch within Facebook’s main site was causing the private messages of millions of users to be posted to public spaces, made visible for all to see.

Facebook was quick to respond to the reports, which originated in France, explaining that the posts users believed were private messages were actually old posts made when Facebook allowed users to write back and forth on each other’s virtual “walls” that were now being pulled into a more public area of the site.

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