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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 […]

06/16/2014

Penny and Phil Sound Bite

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

(AP Photo/Richard Drew, File)

Tweet self-propagates through TweetDeck

NEW YORK (AP) — A tweet containing computer code has propagated itself through Twitter by taking advantage of a security flaw in the company’s TweetDeck application. In response, Twitter shut down the application’s access to […]

06/11/2014

The first Tweet from the CIA as shown on Twitter.

Spy agency uncovers sense of humor in debut tweet

WASHINGTON (AP) — For a spy agency that likes to blend into the background, the CIA’s debut on Twitter has revealed a covert sense of humor. In a medium heralded for its snark, the Twittersphere […]

06/06/2014

A Vodafone branch in central London. (AP Photo/Sang Tan, File)

Cellphone operator reveals scale of gov’t snooping

LONDON (AP) — One of the world’s largest cellphone companies on Friday revealed the scope of government snooping into phone networks, saying authorities in some countries are able to directly access its network without seeking […]

06/06/2014

FILE - This Oct. 16, 2012 file photo shows author J.K. Rowling at an appearance to promote her latest book "The Casual Vacancy," at The David H. Koch Theater in New York. (Photo by Dan Hallman/Invision/AP, File)

JK Rowling tweet tweaks Amazon in contract dispute

NEW YORK (AP) — J.K. Rowling added a subtle comment under her pen name Robert Galbraith on Wednesday about the standoff between her publisher and Amazon.com. The “Harry Potter” author noted in a tweet from […]

06/04/2014

FILE - In this May 30, 2007 file photo, Google employees work on their laptops at Google headquarters in Mountain View, Calif. In a groundbreaking disclosure, Google on Wednesday, May 28, 2014 revealed how very white and male its workforce is — just 2 percent of its Googlers are black, 3 percent are Hispanic, and 30 percent are women. (AP Photo/Paul Sakuma, File)

White and male, Google releases diversity data

SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) — In a groundbreaking disclosure, Google revealed Wednesday how very white and male its workforce is — just 2 percent of its Google employees are black, 3 percent are Hispanic, and […]

05/29/2014

@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

FILE - This Dec. 6, 2013 file image posted on his official Instagram account shows Iranian President Hassan Rouhani, third from right, talking with hikers in the Tochal mountain area north of Tehran, Iran. The caption for the post reads, "what makes hiking even more pleasant at Tochal are the many women and men who stop to say hi and share their dreams & concerns." A court in Iran has ordered that the photo-sharing app Instagram be blocked in the Islamic Republic over privacy concerns, the semiofficial Mehr news agency reported Friday, May 22, 2014. (AP Photo/Office of Hassan Rouhani via Instagram, File)

Report: Iran court orders Instagram blocked

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — An Iranian court ordered that the photo-sharing app Instagram be blocked over privacy concerns, a semiofficial news agency reported Friday, the latest in a series of websites to be banned in […]

05/23/2014

Actor Kevin Spacey and Mexico President Enrique Peña Nieto in this selfie taken by Spacey and posted on his Twitter account.

Was he or wasn’t he paid by Mexican government to pose with pres?

It seemed innocent enough: Two famous men running into each other at a public event by coincidence, exchange pleasantries, take a selfie and post it on Twitter. But the meeting between “House of Cards” actor […]

05/22/2014

These Young Iranians Arrested for Recording Tehran Version of Pharrell Williams's "Happy" released

Young Iranians arrested for ‘Happy’ video released from jail

Six people who were arrested in Iran for dancing in a YouTube video to Pharrell Williams’ song “Happy” have been freed. However, the director of the video was not released — that’s according to the […]

05/22/2014

From left, NBA draft prospects Marcus Smart of Oklahoma State, Tyler Ennis of Syracuse, Andrew Wiggins and Joel Embiid of Kansas, Noah Vonleh of Indiana, Doug McDermott of Creighton and Aaron Gordon of Arizona pose for a photograph before the NBA basketball draft lottery in New York, Tuesday, May 20, 2014. (AP Photo/Kathy Willens)

Cavs continue lottery luck, get No. 1 pick again

NEW YORK (AP) — The Cleveland Cavaliers would prefer to be known for being good, not lucky. Maybe next year. For now, disappointment is replaced by disbelief, as even they are amazed by their remarkable […]

05/21/2014

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