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Stories with subject: Social media
  • Fake abduction in park outrages many in Sequim 
    Updated: Apr-16-14 12:37 pm
  • SEQUIM, Washington - Police are investigating possible charges against people who staged a fake kidnapping in a park, terrifying parents and children who thought it was real.

  • Man sentenced to hard labor for indecent exposure 
    Updated: Apr-16-14 7:59 am
  • PHENIX CITY, Alabama - An eastern Alabama man accused of flashing several women in Phenix City has been sentenced to 30 days of hard labor, but must serve seven years of hard labor if he gets in trouble in the next two years.

  • Professors endorse proposed social media policy 
    Updated: Apr-16-14 7:53 am
  • LAWRENCE, Kansas - More than 80 distinguished professors have endorsed a new proposed social media policy for Kansas universities.

  • Police: Charges possible after beating on video 
    Updated: Apr-16-14 7:46 am
  • WARREN, Michigan - Police say two cousins of a 14-year-old suburban Detroit boy could face charges after a video posted online showed them beating him with belts to discipline him for stealing candy at school.

  • Twitter buys data analytics partner Gnip 
    Updated: Apr-15-14 12:07 pm
  • NEW YORK - Twitter says it has bought its data partner Gnip, which provides analysis of the more than 500 million tweets its users share each day - to advertisers, academic institutions, politicians and other customers.

  • Police probe who set up bogus Twitter account 
    Updated: Apr-15-14 8:43 am
  • ROYAL OAK, Michigan - Royal Oak police investigators are trying to determine who set up a fake account in the department's name on Twitter.

  • Dutch arrest girl whose tweet threatened airline 
    Updated: Apr-14-14 5:15 pm
  • AMSTERDAM - Police in the Netherlands have arrested a 14-year-old girl on suspicion of threatening American Airlines in a tweet.

  • Google buys drone maker Titan Aerospace 
    Updated: Apr-14-14 5:07 pm
  • NEW YORK - Google has bought Titan Aerospace, a maker of solar-powered drones, saying it could help bring Internet access to remote parts of the world as well as solve other problems.

  • Dutch arrest girl whose tweet threatened airline 
    Updated: Apr-14-14 12:28 pm
  • AMSTERDAM - Police in the Netherlands have arrested a 14-year-old girl on suspicion of threatening American Airlines in a tweet.

  • SC Medicaid pays $50,000 to monitor social media 
    Updated: Apr-13-14 1:28 pm
  • CHARLESTON, South Carolina - South Carolina's Medicaid agency is paying an institute at Clemson University $50,000 to monitor Facebook, Twitter, bloggers and other social media.

  • Facebook post leads to child pornography charge 
    Updated: Apr-12-14 7:28 pm
  • NORTH PLATTE, Nebraska - Police in central Nebraska say a Facebook posting led to the arrest of a North Platte man suspected of having child pornography.

  • Santa Barbara melee spurs calls to party less hard 
    Updated: Apr-12-14 11:43 am
  • SANTA BARBARA, California - With streets still littered in glass and garbage cans overflowing with red cups and bottles, University of California, Santa Barbara students were trying to shake off a lingering hangover from an annual spring party morphed into a raucous and violent blowout.

  • Investor sentiment on tech goes from giddy to glum 
    Updated: Apr-12-14 12:04 am
  • SAN FRANCISCO - The stock market's laws of gravity are ravaging its highest fliers.

  • Police: Facebook posts prompted fatal casino fight 
    Updated: Apr-11-14 1:16 pm
  • RENO, Nevada - Reno, Nevada, police say they've arrested a nightclub guard accused of killing a man who posted negative Facebook comments about the lounge's security.

  • Chief urges civil online comments after stabbings 
    Updated: Apr-10-14 3:36 pm
  • COLUMBUS, Ohio - In the crush of social media reaction to the Pittsburgh-area school stabbings that wounded 21 students, a small-town Ohio police chief drew a response with a straightforward plea: "Pipe down and let the people mourn."

  • Senate committee orders review of 'Cuban Twitter' 
    Updated: Apr-10-14 2:22 pm
  • WASHINGTON - The Senate Foreign Relations Committee asked the U.S. Agency for International Development on Thursday to turn over all records about the Obama administration's secret Cuban twitter program as part of a broader review of the agency's civil-society efforts worldwide.

  • Highway patrol 'Tweeting Troopers' post tips 
    Updated: Apr-10-14 12:01 pm
  • HUTCHINSON, Kansas - A group of seven Kansas Highway Patrol officers called the Tweeting Troopers is discovering the power of social media to spread information during storms, traffic obstructions or simply to post educational messages.

  • Heartbleed bug causes major security headache 
    Updated: Apr-09-14 7:13 pm
  • SAN FRANCISCO - A confounding computer bug called "Heartbleed" is causing major security headaches across the Internet as websites scramble to fix the problem and Web surfers wonder whether they should change their passwords to prevent theft of their email accounts, credit card numbers and other sensitive information.

  • Teens adept at social media get privacy training 
    Updated: Apr-09-14 2:58 pm
  • CLAYTON, Missouri - In an age of increased online government surveillance and targeted social media ads, the notion of privacy as a classroom subject worthy of distinct study is gaining momentum far beyond the narrow niches of First Amendment lawyers and computer hackers.

  • Twitter tweaks website to attract new users 
    Updated: Apr-09-14 12:20 am
  • NEW YORK - As Twitter looks to broaden its appeal beyond its 241 million users, the company is introducing a redesign of profile pages that includes bigger photos, more user controls and a distinct resemblance to Facebook.

  • Social media helped in probe of Md. rabies death 
    Updated: Apr-08-14 6:26 pm
  • HAGERSTOWN, Maryland - Public health investigators say they used Facebook and other social media to find people potentially exposed to the rabies virus after a Maryland man died from the disease last year in a rare case of transmission through a transplanted organ.

  • Va. 'sexting' probe implicates more than 100 teens 
    Updated: Apr-08-14 4:53 pm
  • RICHMOND, Virginia - More than 100 central Virginia teenagers have been implicated in a six-county "sexting" investigation, authorities said Tuesday.

  • June trial set for man charged with online threats 
    Updated: Apr-08-14 4:27 pm
  • LEXINGTON, Kentucky - A trial date has been set for a Kentucky man charged with threatening to kill the state's governor, first lady and their family in a series of Facebook postings.

  • American imprisoned in Cuba begins hunger strike 
    Updated: Apr-08-14 4:21 pm
  • WASHINGTON - An American who has been imprisoned in Cuba for more than four years after illegally setting up Internet access on the island is on a hunger strike, according to a statement his lawyer released Tuesday.

  • Iowa police academy removes Facebook post on guns 
    Updated: Apr-08-14 11:06 am
  • IOWA CITY, Iowa - The Iowa Law Enforcement Academy has removed a post from its Facebook page that falsely claimed its firearms instructor was selling guns to recruits' family members.