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Test results letter goes viral

Alison Owen didn’t expect to cry when she opened her 11-year-old son Charlie’s standardized test results on Monday, but that’s exactly what happened. Accompanying the results was a letter from members of the faculty at […]

07/16/2014

FILE - This Feb. 16, 2013 file photo shows a printout of the Facebook page for Loren Williams, now deceased, at his mother's home in Beaverton, Ore. (AP Photo/Lauren Gambino, File)

Bill ensures emails, photos won’t die with you

WASHINGTON (AP) — When you die, should your loved ones have access to your Facebook, Yahoo and other online accounts? A group of influential lawyers says yes, unless you specify otherwise in a will. The […]

07/16/2014

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Steven Spielberg: Oscar-winning director, ‘Jurassic Park’ mastermind, and dinosaur killer?

Movie mastermind Steven Spielberg is taking a lot of heat from some very gullible — better yet — stupid people. A recent picture on Facebook shows the award-winning director posing with a mechanical Triceratops on […]

07/14/2014

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99 Days of Freedom from Facebook

A nonprofit group is trying to get you to do something that might seem impossible — give up Facebook for 99 days. The group 99 Days of Freedom is urging users of the social networking […]

07/11/2014

In this July 6, 2014, photo released by the Bangor Police Department, the department's stuffed "duck of justice" greets the sunrise from atop a police cruiser in Bangor, Maine. (AP Photo/Bangor Police Department)

Maine police get Facebook boost with stuffed duck

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — Police here believe they have quacked the code for finding followers on social media. The 80-officer Bangor Police Department, which serves a city of about 33,000, has attracted more than 20,000 […]

07/09/2014

In this June 11, 2014 photo, a man walks past a Facebook sign in an office on the Facebook campus in Menlo Park, Calif. The Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences says that as a private company, Facebook had no obligation to adhere to rules on the use of human subjects in the study. But the journal says Facebook's data collection practices may have violated scientific principles requiring the consent of study subjects.  (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu)

Journal expresses ‘concern’ over Facebook study

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — The scientific journal that published a study by Facebook and two U.S. universities examining people’s online mood swings regrets how the social experiment was handled. In a note of contrition, the […]

07/04/2014

United States' goalkeeper Tim Howard (1) dives to make a save as Matt Besler (5) watches with Belgium's Divock Origi (17) during the World Cup round of 16 soccer match between Belgium and the USA at the Arena Fonte Nova in Salvador, Brazil, Tuesday, July 1, 2014. At left is Belgium's Axel Witsel. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)

World Cup online: Howard’s saves, streaming frenzy

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Move over Chuck Norris, the Internet crowned a new hero this week — that’s U.S. goalkeeper Tim Howard. The 35-year-old player became a Twitter sensation after an astounding 16 saves in […]

07/03/2014

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Don Lemon: Facebook used the masses like a focus group

We’ve had a few days to think about being used as guinea pigs in an online social network experiment, and it still doesn’t feel right. Did Facebook’s study on emotional contagion go too far? Penny and […]

07/03/2014

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Viral video mocks ‘glorious’ lives of friend feeds (Video)

A filmmaker whose “ordinary life” seemed dull on Facebook has racked up almost 7 million YouTube views after highlighting how social media “lends itself to exaggeration.” Shaun Higton admits that watching the seemingly “glorious” lives […]

07/02/2014

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UK investigating Facebook over psych experiment

LONDON (AP) — British data protection authorities are investigating revelations that Facebook conducted a psychological experiment on its users. The Information Commissioner’s Office said in a statement Wednesday that it wants to learn more about […]

07/02/2014

13-year sentence for Garden Grove man who tried to aid al-Qaida

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A California man who used Facebook and other Internet communications to connect with al-Qaida and planned to train its fighters in Pakistan was sentenced Monday to 13 years in federal prison […]

06/30/2014

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Facebook is trying to tap into your emotions

A Facebook researcher apologized after conducting an experiment that temporarily influenced what some readers saw on their news feeds. Adam Kramer says the study affected about 700,000 users over one week in 2012. Facebook exposed […]

06/30/2014

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