September 17, 2019

Diaspora social network founder dead at 22

Ilya Zhitomirskiy, the co-founder of Facebook rival Diaspora, has died. The 22-year-old was one of four New York-based students who launched Diaspora as a "privacy-aware, user-controlled" social network. It was set up in response to criticism that Facebook was not handling the privacy of its … [Read more...]

Berlusconi takes Italy to the brink

The Italian government's borrowing rates have hit a poet euro-era high as Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi fends off suggestions he is about to resign. It is feared that Italy, the eurozone's third biggest economy, could become the next victim of the debt crisis. Silvio Berlusconi faces a crunch … [Read more...]

Heidi the cross-eyed possum dies

Heidi the famous cross-eyed opossum has died in the German zoo where she lived, aged three-and-a-half. She had become very ill, and was rather old for a possum, so got put to sleep by vets at the Leipzig Zoo. Heidi became a global megastar when photos of her appeared in a German newspaper. … [Read more...]

Google+ social network opened up for everyone

Google+ is being opened up for anyone to join after two-and-a-half months of closed testing that saw its membership grow to around 25 million. To start with Googles attempt to get a slice of the social networking market dominated by Facebook and Twitter was only offered to journalists and people … [Read more...]

Police close in on Madeleine Pulver bomb hoax suspect

Australain police have gone into 'neither confirm nor deny' mode over reports they have a prime suspect in the frame for the Madeleine Pulver bomb hoax case. Media outlets are reporting that investigators have not released a description of 18-year-old Madeleine's attacker because they believed … [Read more...]

Young Aussie soccer star killed in road accident

Young Aussie soccer star, Ashleigh Connor has been killed in a car accident following a training meeting. Her family contacted to start a lawsuit to get what they deserve. The former Young Matildas striker had left a meeting with … [Read more...]

“Party Girl” nurse arrested after hospital deaths

British detectives have arrested 26-year-old nurse, Rebecca Leighton on suspicion of murder over the deaths of three hospital patients given insulin-contaminated saline solution. Rebecca Leighton worked at Stepping Hill Hospital in Stockport, where police were alerted last week to a batch of … [Read more...]

Teen kills parents then throws a party

A Florida teenager is accused of bashing his parents to death with a hammer. He then threw a party for 60 of his friends he had invited on Facebook. Tyler Hadley, 17, had already sent out invites on his Facebook account by the time he got to 'kill my parents' on his 'to-do' list. At his home … [Read more...]

Facebook integrates Skype and cements strong Microsoft link

Facebook will integrate Skype video chat into its social networking service, in a deal that draws it closer to Microsoft and raises Skype to another level. The agreement was announced by Facebook Chief Executive Mark Zuckerberg at the company's Palo Alto, California headquarters … [Read more...]

Anthony Weiner resigns from Congress

High profile US politician Anthony Weiner is resigning from Congress, saying he cannot continue in office after the intense publicity over sexually explicit messages he sent online to several women. The 46-year-old Democrat and former New York Mayoral candidate, made the announcement in his home … [Read more...]

Teen flees her own birthday party after Facebook ‘invite’ goes viral

A teenage girl in Hamburg, Germany forgot to mark her birthday invitation as 'private' on Facebook and ended up having to flee her own party when more than 1500 guests showed up. Around 100 police officers, some on horseback were needed to keep the crowd at the 16th birthday party under control. … [Read more...]

NZ Prime Minister in planking photo with son

New Zealand Prime Minister John Key has joined the international craze of planking, by appearing in a photo with his son on the Planking New Zealand Facebook page. The photo shows Mr Key's son, Max, planking at home while the Prime Minister stands behind him. Fifteen-year-old Max's picture … [Read more...]

Protest against ‘Wellywood’ sign gathers momentum

Protesters outraged Wellington Airport's plan to erect a giant 'Wellywood' sign are promising to "blockade" Wellington Airport tonight. The 30 metre long, 8 metre high sign that mimic's the 'Hollywood' sign in Los Angeles is due to be erected in June on a hillside next to Wellington … [Read more...]

Woman arrested in Saudi Arabia for driving a car

Religious police in Saudi Arabia have arrested Manal al-Sherif, a Saudi woman for driving a car in the eastern city of Khobar. Al-Sherif had posted a video of herself driving a car on Facebook and YouTube as part of a protest against women being banned from drivinging in Saudi Arabia. Manal … [Read more...]

Elliot Turner posts photos from the night Emily Longley died

Elliot Turner the British man arrested after the death of New Zealand teen, Emily Longley has not made a public statement but he has now posted photos of her on Facebook taken on the night she died. Emily Longley, 17, known to friends as Barbie, died at Turners house in Bournemouth, southwest … [Read more...]