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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 […]


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 […]


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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 […]


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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 […]


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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 […]


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 […]


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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 […]


United States players warm up during a training session in Sao Paulo, Brazil, Tuesday, June 17, 2014. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez)

Soccer interactions dwarf other events on Facebook

NEW YORK (AP) — Through one week of the World Cup, Facebook has already seen more people having more interactions about the tournament on the social media site than it had for the Sochi Olympics, […]


At left: Sarah Jones, a former Dixie Heights High School teacher and Cincinnati Ben-Gal cheerleader, arrives at the Kenton County Justice Center, in Covington, Kentucky. (AP Photo/The Enquirer, Patrick Reddy, File)  At right: Nik Richie, left, owner of the gossip website TheDirty.com, leaves the Federal Courthouse in Covington, Ky., with his lawyer, David Gingra. (AP Photo/Cincinnati Enquirer, Patrick Reddy)

Gossip site wins appeal of cheerleader’s lawsuit

CINCINNATI (AP) — A former Cincinnati Bengals cheerleader should not have been allowed to sue an Arizona-based gossip website over online posts about her sexual history, an appeals court ruled Monday in a case watched […]


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Supreme Court to hear about threats on social media

The Supreme Court has agreed to hear a free speech case that will likely have a major impact on social media: When do threatening comments on sites such as Facebook and Twitter cross the line […]





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