True Crime

Robber Nabbed After Logging into Facebook at House He Was Burgling

Mr. Wig, (probable) Facebook addict. (Dakota County Sheriff's Office)

Millennials — they can’t even stop with the social media long enough to rob a house properly.

South St. Paul resident Nicholas Steven Wig, 27, allegedly broke into and robbed a house last week, Ars Technica reports. Before fleeing the scene with his booty, he reportedly logged onto Facebook on the victim’s computer — but forgot to log out.

When the owner returned to his ransacked house, he discovered — besides the fact that he was missing a bunch of items — that his computer was logged into the Facebook account of someone named Nick Dub. Police traced the Nick Dub Facebook account back to Mr. Wig and arrested him on burglary charges.  Read More

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Fox News Thinks ‘LGBT’ Is a Confusing ‘Tech Term’

Here's Mr. Tobak, here to tell you what that pesky "LGBT" thing is. (Twitter)

Fox News is helping its readers understand terribly confusing tech terms like “social network,” “open source”… and “LGBT”?

While perusing this morning’s tech news, we came across a story in Fox News’ business section called, “Popular Tech Terms, Decoded ; -).” Equal parts intrigued and reviled by the use of such a creepy smiley face in a headline, we had to click the link. What we uncovered was, quite frankly, even more perplexing. Read More

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Today, in Facebook Failure: Jersey Schoolteachers and Connecticut Divorcees

Great for your life, except when it's not.

As Facebook loses ground on its battles with the FTC over user privacy settings, the world should keep in mind that it doesn’t matter, because people can still ruin their lives using Facebook regardless of privacy controls. Because they are stupid. And Facebook’s most refined technological innovation is its unprecedented ability to facilitate the digital expression of this stupidity, which can sometimes have consequences in the real world. Read More