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FILE - In this Friday, May 27, 2011, file photo, journalist James Foley responds to questions during an interview with The Associated Press, in Boston. A video by Islamic State militants that purports to show the killing of Foley by the militant group was released Tuesday, Aug. 19, 2014. Foley, from Rochester, N.H., went missing in 2012 in northern Syria while on assignment for Agence France-Press and the Boston-based media company GlobalPost. (AP Photo/Steven Senne, File)

Social media pushes back at militant propaganda

  BEIRUT (AP) — The extremists of the Islamic State group have turned their social media into a theater of horror, broadcasting a stomach-turning stream of battles, bombings and beheadings to a global audience. The […]

08/20/2014

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Daughter of Robin Williams faced online abuse

NEW YORK (AP) — Robin Williams’ daughter has abandoned her online social media accounts in disgust following what she called “cruel and unnecessary” messages sent to her following her father’s death. Zelda Williams, 25, wrote that […]

08/13/2014

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Experts: Social media can feed Munchausen by proxy

WHITE PLAINS, N.Y. (AP) — Experts say the case of a mother accused of poisoning her 5-year-old son to death with salt appears be an example of how social media feeds into Munchausen by proxy, a disorder […]

07/19/2014

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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 […]

06/16/2014

In this photo taken May 31, 2014, agents in hazardous material suits are seen as the FBI searches a building in San Francisco. A San Francisco social media maven and former political consultant who was wanted on suspicion of possessing explosives has been taken into custody after a three-day manhunt. Federal agents and the San Francisco police said they captured Ryan Kelly Chamberlain II, 42, on Monday, June 2, shortly after announcing that they had found his car near Crissy Field, just south of the Golden Gate Bridge. (AP Photo/San Francisco Chronicle, Michael Short)

FBI reports San Francisco social media expert had bomb components

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A search of the San Francisco apartment of a social media expert turned up ball bearings, screws and components needed to make a homemade bomb, the FBI said in an affidavit […]

06/03/2014

@HiddenCash's Twitter profile photo (via Twitter)

Anonymous “HiddenCash” creates social media frenzy

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Someone is dropping envelopes full of cash across San Francisco — and causing an international frenzy on social media. An anonymous man with the Twitter handle @HiddenCash has been hiding money […]

05/28/2014

This image provided by Sergio Loza shows Loza holding up an envelope that had cash hidden in it in San Francisco, on Sunday, May 25, 2014. Loza followed the clues from a Twitter user using the handle @HiddenCash to find the money. The mysterious person has been hiding money throughout the city since Friday that's leading scores on a scavenger hunt.  (AP Photo/Sergio Loza)

Anonymous “HiddenCash” creates social media frenzy

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Someone is dropping envelopes full of cash across San Francisco — and causing an international frenzy on social media. An anonymous man with the Twitter handle @HiddenCash has been hiding money […]

05/28/2014

A plate of loaded potato skins served at the Atomic Grill in Morgantown, W.Va., is shown in an undated file photo. (AP Photo/Atomic Diner, Dan McCawley)

Restaurant plans fundraiser after ‘show more skin’ post

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — After a customer suggested that servers at a West Virginia restaurant needed to “show more skin,” the owner became offended and decided to do something about it. Owner Daniel McCawley of […]

05/23/2014

This undated image provided by Pinterest shows the popular link- and photo-sharing website. (AP Photo/Pinterest)

Police find success with Pinterest

Cops have a new ally in the realm of law enforcement: social media. Specifically, Pinterest. That’s right–the site known for wedding wishlists and recipes for blueberry cake pops has proven itself to be a valuable […]

05/06/2014

A screenshot from the Twitter feed of Mighty Taco.

No tacos for you: NY restaurant chain ‘bans’ Putin

BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — Hey Putin, don’t even think about ordering a Super Mighty in Buffalo. Mighty Taco, a Buffalo-based chain of Mexican fast-foot restaurants, has banned Russian President Vladimir Putin from all of the […]

04/04/2014

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