Facebook has really cornered the market on making sure everything they do comes off as both CREEPY and PRIVACY INVADING . . .Yesterday, Facebook made a major announcement about a new SEARCH ENGINE. And yes, it's designed to stalk you. It's called Graph Search, and it's not quite like Google. Instead, it searches everyone's interests, hobbies, and social history. For example, you could search for something like, "Which of my friends like hiking?" Then it would dig through all of your friends' profiles for people who talk about or post photos of hiking, and let you know. Or you could say, "Where should I eat when I visit Des Moines, Iowa?" And it will search for friends, friends of friends, or others who've posted about eating in Des Moines and give you recommendations. It sounds both useful and creepy. Which could really just become Facebook's official motto at this point. "Facebook: Both useful and creepy since 2004." Graph Search is open to a handful of people now, and will roll out to everyone over the next few months. (CNN)
The former media director for Syracuse University's athletic department has pleaded not guilty to charges he secretly made locker room videotapes of male athletes. Roger Springfield was arraigned Tuesday morning in Onondaga County Court on four counts of unlawful surveillance. He was released on his own recognizance and ordered to return to court Jan. 22. Prosecutors say the charges stem from at least four secret videos the 57-year-old Springfield made between the spring of 2010 and last November. Authorities say the videos were made in the locker rooms of the football team and the men's lacrosse and soccer teams. Springfield was fired in the fall after authorities began their investigation when a Syracuse athletics staffer found a locker room video of the football team. [MyDriveFM.com]
Man awakens to find kids breaking into his vehicle at 3am. He grabs his gun, shoots them both, killing the getaway driver as he tries to speed off. "He is not facing any charges because he was defending his property." Go Texas.