News Headlines - 27 December 2012

When Mark Zuckerberg's sister fell foul of Facebook's privacy settings... - The Independent

Even a Zuckerberg can’t navigate Facebook’s privacy settings - or so it would seem after Randi, big sister to the social network’s co-founder Mark and the website’s ex-marketing director, shared a family photo with her Facebook friends only to find it floating freely in the open waters of the internet.

Facebook and Twitter crime sees eight-fold increase as police deal with 5,000 cases involving websites | Mail Online

Reports of crimes involving Facebook and Twitter - such as posting abusive messages, grooming and complaints of stalking - have increased eight-fold in four years. In 2008, a total of 556 complaints were made to police, according to the statistics released by 29 police forces in a Freedom of Information request. But the phenomenon of social networking crime has grown substantially and last year 4,908 offences were reported in which the two sites were a factor. The figures show 653 people were charged for social networking crime in 2011 alone.

Post-Christmas sales: Online shoppers spend £400m in record Boxing Day sales splurge - Mirror Online

Armchair shoppers made 113 million visits to retail websites on Boxing Day alone – racking up a 17% rise in sales on last year

New York Yankees: Former World Series MVP Hideki Matsui Announces Retirement | Bleacher Report

Another former Yankee has decided to hang up the cleats for good. Hideki Matsui has decided to announce his retirement from baseball, according to Craig Calcaterra of NBC's Hard Ball Talk.

Android apps of the year 2012 - Telegraph

2012 has been the year that Android has finally been taken seriously by developers and Google has released innovative new programmes of its own. Matt Warman rounds up the ten that he uses every day








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