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Participating in the Facebook "giraffe challenge" will infect your computer and give hackers access to your account.
The Facebook group "Becoming a father or mother was the greatest gift of my life" was created by pedophiles to gain access to kids' photos.
Facebook 'dislike' button harbors a virus.
Facebook will be closing down for good on 15 May 2013.
Facebook notifications stating that someone has commented on your status point to password-stealing login pages.
Facebook 'padlock' security feature is really a ruse by hackers to gain access to your account.
Facebook soon plans to charge monthly subscription fees to users.
Hackers are inserting secret "sexual videos" into the walls and profiles of your Facebook friends.
Facebook is about to close your account, citing violation of its policies.
The Facebook applications "My Birthday Calendar" and "Holiday Card List" harbor malicious information-stealing programs.
Message provides instructions for stopping others from seeing your activity on Facebook.
The Ramnit worm has been stealing Facebook credentials.
Hackers post insulting messages on your friends' Facebook walls in your name.
Messages containing the words "Visit the New Facebook" include links that give a hacker access to your Facebook account.
Links posted on Facebook point to a leaked video of a roller coaster accident.
Justin Bieber has been stabbed by a crazed fan.
Posting a notice on Facebook will protect your privacy rights.
Facebook will use your photograph in advertisements unless you change an account setting.
Your Facebook private inbox messages are now visible for all to see.
Facebook "pirates" are copying other users' profiles.
Facebook will be closed at the end of February.
Facebook's "Graph App" makes your private Facebook content visible to strangers.
A Facebook page whose creation date is earlier than the occurrence of a tragedy proves the event was a planned and staged one.
Facebook will be introducing video-based advertisements to their site.
Rapper Eminem was nearly killed by a fan in New York who stabbed him four times.
Singer Miley Cyrus has died..
Facebook is removing photographs of military amputees from their network, deeming them "offensive."
Singer Celine Dion has been killed in a plane crash.
Actor Will Smith has died during surgery following an accident.
Television hostsss Oprah Winfrey has committed suicide.
Rapper Lil Wayne has died after a seizure.
Facebook is blocking links to the web site for Kirk Cameron's film Unstoppable.
Actor Vin Diesel has died.
The Facebook "Look Back" mini-movie function is the work of a hacker.
Facebook has instituted a 'no swearing' campaign and threatened to lock the accounts of users who employ profanity.
Facebook has instituted a campaign banning marijuana-related posts and threatened to terminate the accounts of repeat offenders.
As of 30 March 2014, Facebook will require that all account holders provide a photocopy of their personal ID.
As of 20 March 2014, Facebook will be banning all posts expressing religious beliefs.
Links posted on Facebook point to a video of the missing Malaysia Airlines Flight MH370.
Actor Dwayne Johnson died filming a stunt for Fast & Furious 7.
The Facebook app on your phone is listening to your conversations.
Links posted on Facebook point to a leaked video of Malaysian Airlines Flight 17 being shot down by a missile.
Use of the Facebook Messenger app requires user acceptance of many privacy-violating conditions.
Facebook outage prompts 911 calls.
Wrestler Hulk Hogan has died from being shot in the head.
Video shows 'goodbye' message recorded by Robin Williams just prior to his suicide.
Facebook is forcing drag queens to use their legal names or face a profile ban.
Facebook is going to begin turning over user data to the FBI, CIA, and NSA.
You can win a new Audi, Mercedes, Range Rover, Camaro, or other car by liking a Facebook page or post and sharing it with friends.
Eminem is giving away $5 million to one lucky fan for Christmas.
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