Million Dollar Drug Gang ‘Blocc Boyz’ Busted Through Youtube, Facebook and Instagram

Once again the addiction of social media has surfaced and brought down a multi-million dollar drug gang who could not stop posting their exploits on Facebook and Instagram. You would think even drug dealers would smarten up and keep their activities quiet for fear of the authorities easily putting together the pieces but in this day and age that is not the case. Daily News has the scoop below:

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Michael Austin Rodriguez, one the men busted in coke ring, in Manhattan Criminal Court today. Steven Hirsch

via DAILY NEWS

A massive and dangerous Manhattan coke ring that made millions delivering door-to-door coke for $120 a gram is now out of business — thanks in part to the gangsters’ own incriminating online boasting and photo-posting, officials said today.

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Facebook Checking Chats for Criminal Activity

For all you guys who talk reckless gang stuff on Facebook.

via Mashable

Facebook and other social platforms are watching users’ chats for criminal activity and notifying police if any suspicious behavior is detected, according to a report.

The screening process begins with scanning software that monitors chats for words or phrases that signal something might be amiss, such as an exchange of personal information or vulgar language.
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[video] Is Anonymous Starting a Cyber War and Targeting Facebook?

Seems to be some debate on Youtube if this is credible. I guess only time will tell and oddly this attck is supposedly in resonse to the taking down of Mega Upload. The transcript is after the jump.

via BI

In the wake of the federal takedown of Megaupload, hacker collective Anonymous has been on a retaliatory spree.
Yesterday, they managed to divert all traffic away from CBS.com, following their takedowns of government sites and Universal Music Group last week.
And according to a video posted this morning on a seemingly Anonymous-affiliated YouTube account, Facebook is their next target. The video encourages people to download a linked program that they can use to attack Facebook.
This isn’t the first time they’ve threatened Facebook, but if this video’s authentic, it means the threat could be acted upon soon. Other sites they’ve mentioned as targets in the past include the United Nations, Xbox Live, U.S. Bank, Twitter, and YouTube.
UPDATE 4:45 p.m. – The Anonymous-affiliated Twitter account @anonops has tweeted that they, at least, will not attack Facebook. (via PCMag)

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Facebook admits to still TRACKING users after they Logout

Ooops!! I really think that the majority of Facebook users do not care about the privacy concerns at this point.

via Daily Mail

In its latest privacy blunder, the social networking site was forced to confirm that it has been constantly tracking its 750million users, even when they are using other sites.
The social networking giant says the huge privacy breach was simply a mistake – that software automatically downloaded to users’ computers when they logged in to Facebook ‘inadvertently’ sent information to the company, whether or not they were logged in at the time.
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