Thursday, June 8, 2023
Thursday, June 8, 2023

17-year-old arrested in connection to 2 Hamden Facebook Marketplace robberies

The teen was arrested on Monday in connection to two robberies that happened in December 2022. HAMDEN, Conn. — A 17-year-old is accused of robbing Facebook Marketplace users who believed they were going to meet up for a vehicle purchase, according to Hamden police. The teen was arrested on Monday in connection to two robberies that happened in December 2022. He was charged with two counts of conspiracy to commit robbery. Around 9:45 p.m. on Dec. 22, police were called to Quentin St. for a report of an armed robbery. The victim told police he had arranged a meet-up through Facebook Marketplace with a male to buy a vehicle from him. The victim told police that when he arrived, he was met by two males wearing ski masks and handguns. The two took the victim's cash and a backpack with personal documents inside. No one was injured. Two days later, just after 1 p.m. on Christmas Eve, police responded to an armed robbery on Moulton St. The victim said they made arrangements on Facebook Marketplace with a male to meet and purchase a vehicle from him.  » Read More

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Hamden 17-year-old arrested for two Facebook Marketplace armed robberies –

HAMDEN, Conn. (WTNH) — A 17-year-old from Hamden was arrested for his involvement in two armed robberies during Facebook Marketplace meet-ups in December 2022, police said. The first incident occurred on Dec. 22, 2022 around 9:45 p.m. A complainant told police he had been in contact with a male on Facebook Marketplace and made arrangements to purchase a car from him. However, when he met up at the specified location, he was approached by two males wearing ski masks and carrying handguns. Police said the suspects took the victim’s cash and backpack, which contained personal documents. The second incident, which occurred two days later on Dec. 24, 2022, took place on Moulton Street just after 1 p.m. A complainant also agreed to meet up with a male from Facebook Marketplace to purchase a car, but was met by two men in masks, with one carrying a handgun. Police said the suspects took the victim’s cash, wallet, and cell phone. No one was injured in either incident, police said. The 17-year-old was charged with two counts of conspiracy to commit robbery in the first degree and was transported to the Bridgeport Juvenile Detention Center.  » Read More

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Video shows how a storekeeper defeated Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg in jiu-jitsu

Mark Zuckerberg, left, alongside Jeff Ibrahim, center, following their jiu-jitsu match on May 6 in California. One of the third place competitors, Henry Francisco, is at right. Sooner Ibrahim hide caption toggle caption Sooner Ibrahim Mark Zuckerberg, left, alongside Jeff Ibrahim, center, following their jiu-jitsu match on May 6 in California. One of the third place competitors, Henry Francisco, is at right. Sooner Ibrahim The last person a hospital storekeeper expected to see across the mat during a Brazilian jiu-jitsu event in May was Meta CEO and Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg. Zuckerberg was facing off against Jeff Ibrahim, 40, a California man who picked up the combat sport last winter to bond with his 8-year-old son Jameson. That day would make for a "hell of a story" Ibrahim would never forget, he told NPR Monday. "I mean, whatever politics people have regarding Zuckerberg, he came across to me like, he was a cool dude," Ibrahim said. "I just looked at him like he was just another person who wanted to compete in jiu-jitsu.  » Read More

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Facebook Rules Social Media Kingdom, But Elon Musk Has A Tweet Up His Sleeve

In a world where Facebook-parent Meta Platforms Inc. META reigns supreme with three out of the top five social media platforms in terms of monthly users, curiosity arose when Elon Musk, who acquired Twitter for $44 billion in October 2022, reacted to these stats. What Happened: The Twitter account World of Statistics recently released a compilation of the “most popular” social media platforms based on their monthly active users, where Facebook claimed the top spot with a staggering 2.99 billion users, closely followed by YouTube, WhatsApp, Instagram and TikTok, owned by ByteDance, rounding up the top five contenders on the list.See Also: Mark Zuckerberg Reveals Social Media Feeds Are Now Fueled By AI-Generated ContentInterestingly, Musk’s Twitter was not even in the top 10 but at number 16 with 450 million monthly active users. The tech billionaire responded to these numbers saying when evaluating social media platforms based on total user hours per month, the microblogging site would emerge as a significantly higher-ranking contender.   » Read More

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Facebook takes on class action lawsuits, reaches settlements over privacy

Top Class Actions’s website and social media posts use affiliate links. If you make a purchase using such links, we may receive a commission, but it will not result in any additional charges to you. Please review our Affiliate Link Disclosure for more information. (Photo Credit: greenwish _/Pexels) Facebook lawsuits overview:  Who: Facebook and Meta Platforms have been involved in a handful of recent lawsuits, class action lawsuits and settlement agreements, as well as an investigation.  Why: The lawsuits and settlement agreements address issues concerning data privacy and tracking. The investigation concerns the effect of social media on mental health. Where: The lawsuits, settlements and investigation affect consumers nationwide. Facebook and its parent company, Meta Platforms Inc., made headlines last month due to their involvement in several lawsuits and settlement agreements, as well as a lawsuit investigation.    The issues concerning Facebook and Meta include data privacy and the effect of social media use on mental health. Meta asks for dismissal of Pixel patient tracking claims In a motion filed last month,  » Read More

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Akron Police: 19-year-old robbed at gunpoint while trying to buy PS5 from Facebook Marketplace

AKRON, Ohio (WOIO) - Akron police are looking for the individual responsible for robbing a 19-year-old attempting to buy a PS5 at gunpoint.Lt. Michael Miller said the robbery happened around 8:23 p.m. Saturday in the 1500 block of Kenmore Boulevard.Miller said the victim arranged to meet the suspect through Facebook Marketplace and transferred an undisclosed amount of money through CashApp for the PS5.The suspect then pulled out a gun, instead of the game console, and pointed the gun at the victim.Miller said the suspect demanded the victim leave the area before walking a block away and getting into a nearby car.Police said the victim followed the suspect for a short distance before the suspect got out of the car and pointed the gun at them again.Anyone with information on the robbery is asked to call the Akron Police Department Detective Bureau at 330-375-2490.This is a developing story. Return to 19 News for updates.Copyright 2023 WOIO.  » Read More

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Claim your share of $725M settlement: Were you affected by Facebook's privacy violations?

In December last year, Meta, the parent company of Facebook, agreed to settle the class action lawsuit filed in the wake of the 2018 Cambridge Analytica scandal. However, the company denied any liability or wrongdoing where privacy violations are concerned.Last month, a federal judge in California gave preliminary approval to a $725 million settlement. The money is earmarked for users who claim the social media platform allowed third parties access to their data without their consent.Although the final approval of the agreement will not occur for several months, users can already begin claiming money they feel they are owed. We explain who is eligible and how to claim the money.Facebook will pay compensation of $725 million dollars to users: who will receive a payment and how to claim itPeople who had an active Facebook account in the United States between May 24, 2007 and December 2022 have until August 25 to file a claim. At the moment, the amount that corresponds to each user is unknown.Individual settlement payments have not yet been established because the payments depend on how many users file claims and how long each user maintained a Facebook account.  » Read More

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Facebook Refuses To Suspend Digital Marketing Scammers in Guest Posting Groups …

Facebook, one of the world’s largest social media platform, is facing significant backlash for its alleged refusal to suspend digital marketing scammers operating within guest posting groups. Despite being repeatedly reported and presented with compelling evidence, the tech giant has come under fire for its apparent inaction against these fraudulent activities.Guest posting is a SEO strategy that involves publishing content on other websites or blogs within your niche in order to aquire a hyperlink pointing to your website. As a result it will generally improve your position with search engines such as Google and Bing.Guest posting groups, which have gained popularity among online marketers and content creators, serve as platforms for individuals to connect and collaborate on publishing articles and blog posts. However, in recent times, these groups have become breeding grounds for scammers who exploit unsuspecting users for personal gains.According to users and industry experts, scammers within these guest posting groups engage in a variety of fraudulent activities, including, inflating traffic numbers, offering fake digital marketing services and selling hyperlink embedded content on inflated fake seo metrics blog sites with victims of these scams often ending up losing money and provided with no results.  » Read More

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UK mental health charities handed sensitive data to Facebook for targeted ads

Some of Britain’s biggest charities providing support for people with mental health problems shared details of sensitive web browsing with Facebook for use in its targeted advertising system.The data was sent via a tracking tool embedded in the charities’ websites and included details of webpages a user visited and buttons they clicked across content linked to depression, self-harm and eating disorders.It also included details of when users requested support – such as clicking a link saying “I need help” – and when they viewed webpages to access online chat tools. Some of the pages that triggered data-sharing with Facebook were aimed specifically at children, including a page aimed at 11- to 18-year-olds offering advice on suicidal thoughts.The data sent to Facebook during the Observer’s analysis did not include details of conversations between charities and users or messages sent via chat tools. All the charities said such messages were confidential and stressed that they took service user privacy extremely seriously.However, it often related to browsing users would usually expect to be private – including details of button clicks and page views across websites for the mental health charities Mind,  » Read More

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Facebook's $725 Million Privacy Settlement: How to Get Your Share of the Money – CNET

If you're among the estimated 190 million Facebook users in the US, you may have heard that you're eligible for part of a massive $725 million settlement.Many users have received a message about a lawsuit alleging the social media giant "shared people's data with third parties and didn't monitor how that data was accessed and shared."This may seem fishy, but it's actually legit: In 2018, Facebook was accused of improperly sharing members' personal information with outside organizations, including Cambridge Analytica, a UK political consulting firm with ties to Donald Trump's 2016 presidential campaign. It's believed info associated with as many as 87 million Facebook users was shared. After years of legal maneuvering, Meta finally agreed to settle a subsequent class action lawsuit in December 2022. Eligible Facebook users are now filing claims for a portion of the settlement.  In a statement, Facebook's parent corporation, Meta, said it agreed to the deal because "it's in the best interest of our community and shareholders." "Over the last three years,  » Read More

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