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Tom Brady Hits Back: 'I Did Nothing Wrong'

Facebook diatribe on his upheld NFL suspension says he's upset

(Newser) - Tom Brady isn't shying away from the NFL's decision to uphold his four-game DeflateGate suspension . In a Facebook post this morning, Brady says, "I am very disappointed by the NFL's decision to uphold the 4 game suspension against me. I did nothing wrong, and no one... More »

How Facebook 'Saves' One Kind of Couple

Public displays of affection play a big role, study says

(Newser) - Those oh-so-cute couples who share everything on Facebook? Looks like they may stay together longer. Judging by 180 straight, undergraduate couples in a University of Wisconsin-Madison study , those who list themselves as "in a relationship" and share couple photographs are more likely to be together after six months, Bloomberg... More »

Facebook Co-Founder Confirms June Marriage

Eduardo Saverin wed Elaine Andriejanssen, the 'love of my life'

(Newser) - If you had hoped to nab another Facebook co-founder after Mark Zuckerberg took the plunge , you just lost your final chance. Eduardo Saverin has confirmed (on Facebook, naturally) that he married Elaine Andriejanssen on June 27. "I am incredibly happy and thankful to have married the love of my... More »

Diner Owner: Crying Kid Deserved to Get Yelled At

'Who knew calling out sh---y parenting made you a bully?': Darla Neugebauer

(Newser) - What the New York Times calls the "wildfire capabilities of social media" were in action this week after the owner of a Maine restaurant yelled at a crying young child, then continued her non-apologetic rant on Facebook and with local media. Darla Neugebauer, the owner of Marcy's Diner... More »

Abu Dhabi Jails Woman for Facebook Picture of Car

Jodi Magi has 'zero idea' why she's in trouble for post about parking

(Newser) - They could have just washed her mouth out with soap, but instead Abu Dhabi officials threw Australian Jodi Magi in jail for posting a picture of a parked car online, Australia's ABC News reports. It started in February when Magi, annoyed at a driver who took up two handicap-parking... More »

Baby's Amazement at Getting Glasses Goes Viral

Piper Verdusco's grins are too cute

(Newser) - Piper Verdusco can finally see clearly, and a "melt-your-heart" video that captures the first moments of her experiencing clear vision has itself been seen—nearly 25 million times. Mom Jessica Sinclair tells ABC News that she and her partner told the now-11-month-old's pediatrician that Piper's crawling seemed... More »

Zuckerberg Private Eye Was Out to Intimidate: Developer

Mircea Voskerician makes claim in recent court filing

(Newser) - An ongoing battle between Mark Zuckerberg and a real estate developer is getting nastier—and a little weird. Developer Mircea Voskerician, who is suing the Facebook founder , says a Zuckerberg-hired private detective tried to intimidate a friend of Voskerician's and witness in the suit, Bloomberg reports. The lawsuit hinges... More »

Woman Unable to Log Into Facebook Goes to Extremes

Trying to avoid unwanted friend requests led to woes for Jemma Rogers

(Newser) - Is being able to get onto Facebook worth losing your name over? To Jemmaroid Von Laalaa, the answer was yes. The UK woman's real name used to be Jemma Rogers, but she came up with the Von Laalaa pseudonym in 2008 when she created her account to avoid being... More »

Facebook Users Get More Control Over What They See

With new tools, you can pick the posts that show up first

(Newser) - Facebook is tweaking the news feed function to help people see posts they actually want to see. With the new controls, people can choose up to 30 accounts whose posts will show up first. "In essence, you get to reprogram the algorithm," explains the New York Times . For... More »

New Facebook Competitor Wants to Be 'Morally Better'

Facegloria hopes to attract Evangelicals across the world

(Newser) - There are no bikini beach photos or swear words on Brazil's new social network—and no "likes," either, but rather "amens"—and that's apparently how Facegloria's roughly 100,000 users want it. While Facebook bans nudity, hate speech, graphic violence, and other questionable... More »

Facebook Makes Subtle Logo Change, for a Reason

'It's driven by mobile'

(Newser) - Facebook has tweaked its logo for the first time in a decade, but you'll be forgiven if you didn't notice. To the layman, the change is slight: The "a" is different, now rounded off, and all the letters are thinner. But to experts, it's a big... More »

Of Facebook's 1,231 Hires in 2013, 7 Were Black

Company says it's working on it

(Newser) - Facebook is promising improvement in hiring more minorities, and its own hiring stats show there's plenty of room for it, reports the Guardian . The most recent numbers are from 2013, when the company hired 1,231 people. Of those, seven were black. Some other numbers:
  • The percentages of workers
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Court Orders Facebook to ID Revenge-Porn Culprit

Dutch woman sued after sex video was posted

(Newser) - Facebook is sometimes accused of trampling users' privacy, but it soon might have to allow an outsider to go rummaging through its servers. That's the result of a court decision out of the Netherlands today ordering the company to turn over the ID of the person who posted a... More »

Facebook Is Now More Valuable Than Walmart

Social network overtakes world's biggest retailer

(Newser) - Remember when Facebook's IPO was declared an embarrassing flop? It's a time some people might now prefer to forget—especially those who unloaded their shares for below $20 in 2012. Less than three years later, the social network's shares have surged to $87.88 as of yesterday,... More »

Distracted on Facebook, Lawmaker Screws Up

California assemblyman Scott Wilk admits he can't multitask

(Newser) - A Republican lawmaker accidentally cast his party's first vote for the California budget in years because he was distracted by Facebook. Assemblyman Scott Wilk was the sole Republican to vote for California's record $117.5 billion spending plan today. The Santa Clarita lawmaker later clarified he accidentally supported... More »

Cafe's Act of Kindness for Grieving Parents Goes Viral

Restaurant has reputation for caring for customers

(Newser) - This Texas restaurant goes above and beyond service with a smile. The West Side Cafe in Fort Worth is known for treating its customers like family, and the eatery's kindness went viral last week. Debbie Davis Riddle says she and her husband are regular customers, and they brought in... More »

Judge's Clerk: Mourn Deer, Not Cops

NJ woman now out of a job

(Newser) - New Jersey judge's clerk Leslie Anderson thinks the death of a deer is more tragic than the death of a state trooper—and if she had kept that opinion to herself, she might still have a job. Instead, she posted comments on Facebook, including on New Jersey News 12'... More »

Facebook: We Won't Take Down 'Baby Abuse' Video

Child protection groups want UK government to step in

(Newser) - Child protection groups are horrified by a video that they say shows a baby being badly mistreated—but Facebook says it doesn't breach the site's rules and it will not be removed. The video shows a screaming baby being shaken and twisted as she's swung around by... More »

2016 Candidate Stymied by Facebook Password

Lincoln Chafee can't get into page he used as Rhode Island governor

(Newser) - Lincoln Chafee, a former governor and senator of Rhode Island, launches his bid for the Democratic nomination this evening, and clearly everything will have to go his way if he hopes to pull an upset. Which is why this Facebook post from his wife, spotted by an editor at National ... More »

Violent Threats Can Be OK: Supreme Court

Anthony Elonis' case is overturned by the high court

(Newser) - The Supreme Court ruled in favor today of a man who claimed his online threats were artistic expressions meant to help him deal with depression, CNN reports. Anthony Elonis said his posts, written in the style of rap lyrics, weren't really serious—although they threatened his estranged wife, local... More »

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