GM Exec Disappears From Facebook After Firing Back At News Story

GM's relationship with Facebook could best be described as "It's complicated." First they pulled their ads off the 'book, and then they decided to come back. And don't forget the drama with ex-CEO Fritz Henderson's daughter. Now GM North America chief Mark Reuss has suspended his account after using it to respond to a… » 11/04/13 3:00pm 11/04/13 3:00pm

Trucker Who Ran Over a Policeman Was Looking Up Escorts While Driving

A trucker who crashed into three police cars and two trucks, killing an Arizona public safety officer, was on Facebook at the time of the crash, and had used his phone to watch YouTube and look up female escort web pages, porn sites and social networks while driving on other occasions. » 11/03/13 1:27pm 11/03/13 1:27pm

NSA surveillance scandal: Major legal site shuts down over spying

A legal website used by attorneys to privately discuss case law is shutting down after 10 years because the owner no longer feels the site's users are protected from government spying. After federal threats led to the closure of several secure email providers, the publisher of Groklaw closed her own operation last… » 6/23/13 4:03pm 6/23/13 4:03pm

45-Year-Old Hit and Run of Little Girl Solved Via Facebook

On Halloween of 1968, 4-year-old Carolee Sadie Ashby of upstate New York was struck and killed by a driver at an intersection as she walked home from trick-or-treating with her sister and cousin. For 45 years, police have been unable to identify the driver responsible for the little girl's death and have only now, in… » 4/26/13 1:31pm 4/26/13 1:31pm

Why Is This Man Teabagging A Ferrari?

If you have a company these days, chances are you also have the social media so you can interact with average folks on the interweb superhighway. The problem is that people running these accounts have made a a ton of mistakes chalked up to "bad judgment," inexperience, and sheer stupidity over the last few years. » 9/07/12 12:00pm 9/07/12 12:00pm

Jeremy Clarkson 'May Do Some Burglary' As Police Guard Olympics, Arrest…

Scotland Yard is hot on the tails of a handful of Rupert Murdoch's journalists. London-based reporters from the Mirror, Daily Star, and Sun were arrested, two for alleged illegal payments to officials, and one for an alleged criminal breach of privacy. » 7/19/12 10:00am 7/19/12 10:00am

Attention: This Shell Arctic Ready Website Is Also A Hoax

When Shell announced that they would be exploring opportunities to drill for oil off of Alaska's coast, a grassroots movement of bad publicity was started. First there was the mini oil rig explosion in early June and then there was arcticready.com, a purported Shell social media contest gone horribly wrong. » 7/18/12 1:40pm 7/18/12 1:40pm

How Shills From Warren Buffett's Chinese Car Company Stole Their Own…

After a meteoric rise domestically, Chinese automakers are plotting an invasion of foreign markets. The stakes are incredibly high as they prepare to enter America, where Warren Buffett-backed Chinese carmaker BYD has been promising to sell an electric vehicle for a few years. » 7/11/12 10:30am 7/11/12 10:30am

Lotus Just Turned A Joke Into A PR Disaster On Facebook

In the annals of corporate history, I doubt any company has ever flipped their shit more completely than Lotus just did in this Facebook post. Meant to be a response to media reports about the automaker's financial problems, management instability, and one mostly harmless joke, it quickly became the ultimate example of … » 4/11/12 2:00pm 4/11/12 2:00pm

How The Face Of A 9/11 Terrorist On A Driver's License Showed Up In A…

That's an ad for car insurance that popped up on Facebook the other day. See anything wrong with it? It's okay, I didn't notice it at first either but the photo in the ad isn't a random drivers license picture, instead it's the face of Mohamed Atta, one of the terrorist who crashed a plane into the Twin Towers on 9/11. » 2/24/12 10:45am 2/24/12 10:45am

New Motor Trend Editor In Childish Facebook Slap Fight With…

After Motor Trend's Jonny Lieberman found himself the victim of a savage Facebook LOLing by professional automotive internet troll Jack Baruth, newly-annointed Motor Trend editor-in-chief Edward Loh jumped to his beleaguered number two's defense. It's not pretty. » 2/03/12 10:00am 2/03/12 10:00am