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Busted: 5 Myths about Facebook’s messenger app

NEW YORK (AP) — Facebook’s recent effort to force people to adopt its standalone mobile messaging app has privacy-concerned users up in arms. Many of them believe the app is especially invasive. One blog from […]


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Other Social Media back Facebook in NYC Dispute

NEW YORK (AP) — Facebook’s fight against prosecutors over nearly 400 search warrants for users’ postings and other data is drawing support from other social media companies and civil libertarians. Lawyers for Foursquare, Kickstarter, Meetup, and […]



‘Spider-Man’ fights Dubliner in street, goes viral

DUBLIN (AP) — Dublin’s friendly neighborhood Spider-Man has become a social media phenomenon after being caught on video fighting a man who allegedly tried to steal his money. The nearly three-minute confrontation spread quickly from […]


FILE - In this Aug. 26, 2010 file photo, a couple walks through the surf together in Cannon Beach, Ore. OKCupid on Monday, July 28, 2014 became the latest company to admit that it has manipulated customer data to see how users of its dating service would react to one another. (AP Photo/Don Ryan, File)

OKCupid, Facebook not alone in studying consumers

  NEW YORK (AP) — Think you’re in control? Think again. OKCupid on Monday became the latest company to admit that it has manipulated customer data to see how users of its dating service would […]


Paramount Pictures in Australia tweeted this image for Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles.

‘Ninja Turtles’ movie studio takes heat for 9/11-like poster

Paramount Australia is facing harsh criticism  after sharing on Facebook and Twitter a “Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles” poster that invoked memories of 9/11 with an image of an exploding building. Paramount Australia’s Facebook and Twitter […]


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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 […]


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 […]


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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 […]


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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 […]


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 […]




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