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Facebook Party Gets Out Of Control After German Girl Forgets Privacy Setting

Published by pratyushkp on June 6th, 2011 - in Social, Technology

Better check your Facebook settings before posting a party invitation online.

A teenage girl in Germany who forgot to mark her birthday invitation as private on Facebook fled her own party when more than 1,500 guests showed up and around 100 police officers, some on horses, were needed to keep the crowd under control.

Eleven people were temporarily detained, one police officer was injured, dozens of girls wearing flip-flops cut their feet on broken glass and firefighters had to extinguish two small fires at the 16th birthday party in Hamburg, police spokesman Mirko Streiber said Sunday.

The birthday girl, identified only as Thessa, went into hiding, Streiber said, but “nonetheless the party was a hit.”

Thessa had initially only wanted to ask some friends over to her home in Hamburg-Bramfeld when she posted her invitation on Facebook, but mistakenly she published it so that everyone on Facebook could see it.

The invitation quickly went viral, and some 15,000 people confirmed online they would come to the party – without even knowing the girl, weekly paper Bild am Sonntag reported.

When Thessa’s parents found out, they made their daughter cancel the party, informed police and hired a private security service to protect their home on Friday night.

Despite public announcements in Hamburg that the party had been canceled, some 1,500 teenagers and young adults showed up on the street in front of Thessa’s home, Streiber told The Associated Press.

“We had cordoned off the house, some 100 police were on the ground, four of them on horses – but that did not keep the kids from celebrating,” Streiber said.

Some revelers held up signs asking “Where is Thessa?” others brought birthday presents and homemade cake, there was lots of alcohol and the crowd chanted again and again, “Thessa, celebrating a birthday is not a crime,” – in obvious relation to the massive police presence, Bild reported.

The police officer was injured when he tried to keep a party reveler from breaking off the Mercedes-Benz logo of his patrol car.

“It was sheer insanity but mostly peaceful,” Streiber summed up the night with a laugh.

As for Thessa – she was nowhere to be seen. Police confirmed she “was not at home that night” and Bild reported that she celebrated quietly with her grandparents at an undisclosed location.

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Wipro To Help Track Crime In India

Published by pratyushkp on August 4th, 2010 - in Social, Technology

Wipro Infotech is all set to develop software for digitizing its crime and criminal tracking network system under the national e-governance plan.

The government of India has selected Wipro Infotech to develop a software that will create a digital record of crime and criminal tracking network system under the national e-governance plan. The project which will cost Rs2, 000, is to be deployed in 4,000 police stations and 6,000 other police offices across the country, connecting them with each other and the New Delhi situated National Crime Records Bureau (NCRB) which will help in catching criminals and prevent crime.

The software will also help the general public to keep track of the status of their complaints and find details such as the number of crimes in their locality.

According to head for government products, Wipro Infotech, Ranbir Singh,” The application has to be designed so that any police officer sitting in any police station across the country is able to access crime records from across the country,”

The network system project was one more step towards enabling the government accelerate efforts in detecting and preventing crimes in the country, he added.

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