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1 hr ago | Science Daily

Habitual Facebook users: Suckers for social media scams?

A new study finds that habitual use of Facebook makes individuals susceptible to social media phishing attacks by criminals, likely because they automatically respond to requests without considering how they are connected with those sending the requests, how long they have known them, or who else is connected with them. A new study finds that habitual use of Facebook makes individuals susceptible to social media phishing attacks by criminals, likely because they automatically respond to requests without considering how they are connected with those sending the requests, how long they have known them, or who else is connected with them.

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5 hrs ago | CBS Local

Utah City Removes Facebook Post Implying News Reports On Shooting Death Were 'Innuendo'

Officials in a Utah city where a young black man was fatally shot by police have removed a social media posting that criticized the news media for reporting innuendo, opinion and rumor as fact. The Saratoga Springs Police Department is under fire over the death last week of 22-year-old Darrien Hunt.

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Related Topix: Violent Crime, Sundance Film Festival, Startups, Utah County, UT

Mon Sep 15, 2014

ITworld

Facebook open sources its mcrouter data-caching tool

Facebook is releasing mcrouter, its software for turning many cache servers around the world into one distributed system, as open source. The company announced the release on Monday at its @Scale conference in San Francisco, where it also launched a new open-source project called TODO to make it easier for organizations to use open-source software.

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Chico Enterprise-Record

San Francisco supervisor calls for Facebook, drag queens to meet over profile name crackdown

San Francisco Supervisor David Campos is calling on Facebook officials to meet with local drag queens to discuss the social media website's recent crackdown on the performers to change their profile names. Facebook, based in Menlo Park, has locked many drag queens out of their accounts unless they edit their stage names to their "real identities," which is outlined on the website as a legal name listed on a credit card or driver's license, according to recent news reports.

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KOAT-TV

Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn plunge

It was a sleepy day on Wall Street Monday ... unless you happened to be looking at some high profile tech stocks, especially shares of social media companies. Facebook fell 4 percent.

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Related Topix: Startups, Financial Markets, Stanley, Emerging Technology, Search Engines

Palladium-Item

A resurgence for Surge: The soft drink is back

Coca-Cola is bringing back a blast from the past -- it's Mountain Dew-like citrus soda, Surge -- which it has begun to sell online only via Amazon.com. A resurgence for Surge: The soft drink is back Coca-Cola is bringing back a blast from the past -- it's Mountain Dew-like citrus soda, Surge -- which it has begun to sell online only via Amazon.com.

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Related Topix: Beverages, Coca-Cola Bottling Co., CocaCola, PepsiCo, Marketing, Startups, Social Software

Examiner.com

Thanks to Facebook, owner and dog reunited after dog was shot by Tulsa police

A 2-year-old dog in Oklahoma and her owner have been reunited after the dog wandered off after being shot by a Tulsa police officer, FOX 23 News reported September 12. Officials for the Tulsa Police Department say the shooting of Ruby, a pit bull, was justified after the dog attacked officers as they investigated a possible home invasion. Ruby, whose owner Lana Ellsbury said was shot September 11 near where her mom lived near Apache and Sheridan, was found Thursday afternoon.

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Examiner.com

Loco: Stunning pit mix is out of time at high-kill upstate shelter

According to Facebook: Greenville County Pet Rescue , this beauty is running out of time at the high-kill upstate shelter. More information can be found on this Facebook thread.

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Related Topix: Greenville County, SC, Startups, Greenville, SC

Sun Sep 14, 2014

Switched

Facebook Under Fire For Making Drag, Burlesque Performers Use Real Names

Facebook recently started enforcing an existing policy that requires people to operate under their legal names.

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WSJ Media and Advertising

Facebook Hires Satellite Executive from Google

Michael Tseytlin joined Facebook earlier this month to work on satellite technology for the company's Connectivity Lab, according to people familiar with the matter. An expert in satellite design, Tseytlin had been working on Google's satellite efforts being led by Greg Wyler, a high profile satellite entrepreneur who also recently departed Google.

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Journal-Advocate

Police detain 'Django Unchained' actress in LA

The Los Angeles Police Department said Sunday that officers detained Daniele Watts and her companion last week after a complaint that two people were "involved in indecent exposure" in a silver Mercedes. Watts was detained until police determined no crime was committed.

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SFGate

Va. educators debate falling English test scores

English test scores are falling in Virginia and elsewhere, and some educators and parents fear that the trend reflects societal changes that will be tough to overcome. Children today read less in their free time, goes one widely accepted argument.

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Related Topix: Startups, Standardized Testing, Education, Chesapeake, VA, Old Dominion University

Mirror.co.uk

Schoolgirl brutally beaten by gang sparks Facebook campaign to catch her attackers

A brave schoolgirl who was savagely beaten by a gang of grown men has sparked a Facebook campaign to track down her attackers. Young Amy Maddison, 16, was walking alone when the yobs brutally smashed her face against a wall before beating her as she lay motionless - just yards from her home.

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Deseret News

This list will show you why the Bible and C.S. Lewis are so influential on Facebook

What books are the most influential according to people on Facebook? Well, two of the top 10 have religious connections. What books are the most influential according to people on Facebook? Well, two of the top 10 have religious connections.

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Sat Sep 13, 2014

Basildon Recorder

Shannen Doherty found fame in Beverly Hills 90210

Shannen Doherty has told how it was tough dealing with her Beverly Hills 90210 fame in an era before sites like Twitter and Facebook. The actress rocketed to stardom as Brenda Walsh in the 90s drama, when she was in her teens, and said that back then there was no way of addressing false stories.

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Related Topix: Drama Movies, Beverly Hills, 90210, Celebrities, Shannen Doherty, Startups

St.Petersburg Times

Russia has issued an international arrest warrant for a Kiev-based...

Anton Gerashchenko, deputy head of the Ukrainian Internal Affairs Ministry, wrote on his Facebook page that his country would not hand the climber - whom he described as a "hero of Ukraine" - over to Russia to face trial. Photo: Mustang-wanted.com / Facebook.com Russia has issued an international arrest warrant for a Kiev-based extreme climber accused of painting the spire of a Moscow landmark skyscraper in Ukrainian colors and hanging a Ukrainian flag from it, a news report said.

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SFGate

Facebook gains on YouTube in music-video posts, viewers

Beyonce recently posted a video on Facebook and YouTube that took her fans behind the scenes to see the preparations for her live performance last month at the MTV Video Music Awards. In the first four hours, Facebook users watched the video 2.4 million times.

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Philly.com

You can now post a self-destructing status on Facebook

Facebook is experimenting with a new feature for non-committal folks. A small number of users are already seeing a Snapchat-style option to have their status, photo, or link self-destruct in the Facebook for iOS app.

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Related Topix: Startups, Social Software, San Mateo County, CA, Menlo Park, CA

GigaOM

Facebook is under fire from gay and transgender users who are being forced to use real names

There have been multiple reports that Facebook is forcing gay and transgender users to use their legal names instead of their online personas or chosen names, as part of a crackdown on pseudonyms, despite the danger this poses to some users Not that long ago, it looked as though Facebook might be softening its previous stance on real names, with comments from CEO Mark Zuckerberg that suggested he saw the value of anonymity in some cases - and at the same time, the social network has expanded the number of gender-related selections users have to choose from. Despite those moves, however, some gay and transgender users say the site is forcing them to use their birth names or have their pages blocked.

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Reuters

Islamic State's Twitter silence raises questions

Islamic State's Twitter users, which have trumpeted the group's violent acts and world view on the social media service, have gone abruptly quiet in past days. Several accounts affiliated with the militant group appear to have gone dormant, according to U.S. government sources, raising questions about whether the government has pressured Twitter to clamp down more aggressively or whether the group has moved to other social media channels.

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