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37 min ago | The Raw Story

US extends offensive against Islamic State militants and Al-Qaeda using Twitter, Facebook

The United States has launched a social media offensive against the Islamic State and Al-Qaeda, setting out to win the war of ideas by ridiculing the militants with a mixture of blunt language and sarcasm.

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4 hrs ago | Small Business Trends

From Our Community: Lessons from Facebook Messenger, Ice Bucket Challenge

Recently, social media has been abuzz with things like the Ice Bucket Challenge and the controversy surrounding Facebook Messenger.

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7 hrs ago | WHNT-TV Huntsville

Fallout in Ferguson over questionable police actions

One St. Louis-area police officer resigned and another retired in the continued fallout from questionable police actions in the days after the fatal shooting of an unarmed black teenager in a Missouri suburb.

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Related Topix: Ferguson, MO, Missouri, Startups, St. Ann, MO

11 hrs ago | UpNorthLive.com

TNT Facebook page seeking tips

People use social media every day to chat with friends and stay informed, but now law enforcement is using it too, but for a different reason.

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15 hrs ago | Business Journal

Zenimax adds Facebook to its suit against Oculus, expands allegations against social network

Zenimax Media Inc. on Thursday added Facebook Inc. to its 3-month-old intellectual property lawsuit against Oculus VR, expanding its allegations against the world's largest social network.

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18 hrs ago | CNN

Cop fired after Ferguson Facebook post

Protesters march in Ferguson, Missouri, on Thursday, August 21. The St. Louis suburb has been in turmoil since a white police officer, Darren Wilson, fatally shot an unarmed black teenager, Michael Brown, on August 9. Some protesters and law enforcement officers have clashed in the streets, leading to injuries and arrests.

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Related Topix: Ferguson, MO, Startups, Social Software, Missouri, Jay Nixon, US Governors

Fri Aug 29, 2014

KNDO

What happens when Facebook knows every step you take, every move you make?

On April 24, the team behind fitness-tracking app Moves was purchased by Facebook for an undisclosed sum.

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WHAM-AM Rochester

Rochester Man Indicted For Alleged Rape Posted On Facebook

Rochester N.Y.- A grand jury has indicted a Rochester man accused of sexually assaulting a 14-year-old girl in an attack that was posted on Facebook .

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ITworld

Facebook testing mobile searches for old posts

Facebook is testing a way to let users of its mobile app search for posts shared with them in the past.

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CNews

Rice over ice: India's version of the ice bucket challenge

The famous "ice bucket" challenge is inspiring thousands of Indians to follow suit, but with a twist - they are replacing ice with rice in a bid to help the country's vast population of poor, hungry people.

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WKRC-AM Cincinnati

Summer 2014 Was the Worst Ever

Summer is usually my favorite time of year. It's a season that conjures up joyful thoughts of vacations and fun in the sun.

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Related Topix: Startups, Terrorism, US Politics, US News, US House of Representatives, Anthony Weiner, Democrat, Ferguson, MO

Logan Banner

Commission now on Facebook

During August's last regular meeting on Thursday, Commission President Danny Godby announced that the public will now be able to access the workings of the commission using the social media site.

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San Jose Mercury News

Campos suspends effort to extend social media privacy to government workers

After success passing a law that bars private employers from demanding social media passwords from employees and job applicants, San Jose Assemblywoman Nora Campos has suspended efforts to extend those protections to government workers.

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Related Topix: iPod touch App, iPad App, Twitter, iPhone and iPad App, iPhone App, Startups, Social Software, Science / Technology

Thu Aug 28, 2014

JD Supra

More Reasons for Employers to 'DISLIKE' Facebook

In a case that has been percolating since 2011, the NLRB has ruled that an employer must reinstate an employee who was fired for "LIKING" an anti-management post on Facebook, as well as provide the employee with back pay and benefits.

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InsideHalton.com

Dating site for cheaters sues South Korea

A dating website for married people seeking affairs is suing the government of South Korea after being blocked in that country over what it says are false allegations of illegal activity.

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Manawatu Evening Standard

Sellers swap TradeMe for Facebook

FACEBOOK SELLER: Charlotte Hurst of Pakuranga, pictured with her son Lincoln, uses Facebook rather than TradeMe to sell items online.

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KOAT-TV

Study suggests link between Facebook, divorce

The numbers show 16 percent of couples that don't use social media contemplated divorce, compared to 32 percent of couples who do use social media.

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South Coast Register

Moruya flood rescue man sets Facebook straight

THE man rescued along with his family from rising floodwaters south-west of Moruya on Tuesday has spoken of his gratitude to his rescuers, of the public reaction and of the ordeal itself.

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Wed Aug 27, 2014

ABC Action News

Mom's Facebook post gets 4-year-old son expelled

CALLAHAN, Fla. - A Florida mom says her four-year-old was expelled from his preschool over a message she posted on her personal Facebook page.

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BBC News

Call for Facebook beheadings rethink

One of Facebook's safety advisers is to call on it to introduce safeguards to prevent users from stumbling upon gruesome images.

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