Facebook Live Murderer Kills Himself

Facebook Live Gunman Ends His Life

Steve Stephens, the Cleveland killer who posted a video of his murder on Facebook Live, killed himself in Pennsylvania after a police chase yesterday. Stephens used Facebook Live to post a live video of him killing an innocent grandfather of 14, Robert Godwin (74). This has sparked a huge debate on Facebook’s responsibility on such matters. The video of the murder was up on Facebook for three hours, and it took Facebook more than 20 minutes to remove once they caught wind of it. Where do you stand on this hotly debated issue? (Source: CNN)

Snapchat “Only for Rich People.”

If Mr. Evan Spiegel, CEO of Snapchat, would have read What Happens in Vegas Stays on YouTube he would not be in such a pickle. Snapchat maker Snap Inc. denies that its CEO, Evan Spiegel, once said the app was “only for rich people” and he did not “want to expand into poor countries like India and Spain.” As one would expect, outraged Indians launched a campaign to undercut the social media photo and video sharing app. A deluge of social media posts and one-star reviews on Google and Apple’s app stores feature many users voicing their disapproval. It appears to be a classic he said; she said scenario – a former employee indicated Spiegel said this. Politifact.com rates the statement as mostly false. More to come. (Source: Business Insider and Politifact.com)

Microsoft Addresses Spy Tools Leak

Amid the Shadow Brokers leaked NSA spy tools, Microsoft said users should be protected if they have updated their software. The spying tools include about 20 exploits designed to hack into old versions of Windows, such as Windows XP and Windows Server 2008. In a blog post, Microsoft said, “Our engineers have investigated the disclosed exploits, and most of the exploits are already patched.”  Matthew Hickey, director of security firm Hacker House, has looked over the leaks, agreed with Microsoft’s assessment and urged customers to upgrade their software to prevent any hacks. (Source: InfoWorld)

Social media lately has been an outlet for suicides and social abuse. Keynote speaker talks about ways to avoid and work through this in his book What Happens In Vegas Stays on YouTube.

About the Author: Erik Qualman

Often called a Digital Dale Carnegie and The Tony Robbins of Tech, Erik Qualman is a #1 Best Selling Author and Motivational Keynote Speaker that has spoken in 49 countries.

His Socialnomics work has been featured on 60 Minutes to the Wall Street Journal and used by the National Guard to NASA. His book Digital Leader propelled him to be voted the 2nd Most Likeable Author in the World behind Harry Potter's J.K. Rowling. Qualman is a sitting professor at Harvard & MIT's edX labs.

His latest book What Happens in Vegas Stays on YouTube is a Pulitzer Prize nominated work.
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