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2 hrs ago | KABC-AM Los Angeles

Alexander Gerst Does First Ever Facebook Interview in Space

Alexander Gerst, who is perhaps the most social media savvy astronaut, logged onto Facebook Friday from the International Space Station to answer questions from curious Earthlings.

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Related Topix: Science / Technology, Space, Startups, Social Software, The Time, Pop/Rock

7 hrs ago | KSFO AM 560

How Peer Pressure Guilts People Into Charity

If you've done the ice bucket challenge, it's probably because another person nominated you to do it.

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Related Topix: Startups

Fri Aug 22, 2014

WFIE-TV Evansville

Indiana man arrested, accused of posting naked pics of teen ex on Facebook

An 18-year old has been arrested, accused of posting naked pictures of an ex-girlfriend on a social media site.

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Related Topix: Startups, Indiana

Daily Mail

Will Charles buy Camilla the house where she was nearly murdered by her brother?

'I think I just got hit!' Incredible moment a mother is struck by lightning is caught on video by her daughter filming the storm 'Leisure activities are a good way for release and clearing of the mind': White House defends Obama golfing after James Foley's beheading... as John Kerry goes sailing The ISIS five-point plan to getting round suspension ... (more)

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Related Topix: Home Listing, Home, Startups, Drugs, World News, Prince Charles

KRON 4

Online Extortion Ring Busted in Philippines

Philippine police have arrested eight suspected members of an online syndicate accused of blackmailing more than 1,000 Hong Kong and Singapore residents after luring them into exposing themselves in front of webcam, an official said Friday.

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Related Topix: Suicide, Startups

Macworld UK

Mobile apps could be abused to make expensive phone calls

A security precaution skipped in mobile applications such as Facebook's Messenger could be abused to make an expensive phone call at a victim's expense, a developer contends.

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Related Topix: Startups, Social Software, Google

NewsOK.com

Philippines makes arrests in online extortion ring

Philippine police have arrested eight suspected members of an online extortion ring accused of blackmailing over 1,000 Hong Kong and Singapore residents after luring them into exposing themselves in front of webcams.

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Crooks and Liars

Facebook Friendships Challenged By Ferguson-Related Racism

Yep, hearing this from quite a few people lately. It's hard to stay in a relationship with people when you see they're not who you thought they were: Her minister leaned over the pulpit and said something like: As God is my witness, I better not ever hear of anybody in this parish calling another human being an animal.

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Related Topix: Ferguson, MO, Startups, Social Software, US News, Liberal Political News

Thu Aug 21, 2014

TheStreet.com

How Facebook Is Eroding Google's Dominance in Online Advertising

The little Harvard side-project is not only competing with tech titan Google Facebook's secret weapon is mobile advertising, a market that is expected to grow 75% globally to nearly $32 billion this year, according to eMarketer estimates.

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Related Topix: Startups, Social Software, Advertising, Mobile Marketing, eMarketer, Santa Clara County, CA, Mountain View, CA

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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Related Topix: Startups, Social Software

Click Orlando

Meet Sobrr, the anti-Facebook app

What would you do if you only had one day to live? Probably not spend time downloading and fiddling with a mobile app, we're guessing.

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Related Topix: Social Software, Startups

WHTC

Class action against Facebook attracts 60,000 users

An Austrian law student said his class action challenging Facebook for alleged privacy violations had gathered support from 60,000 users and passed its first legal review.

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Live Science

10 Tips for Healthy Facebook Breakups

Breaking up is hard to do - especially when everyone from your best friend to that fellow from the office knows the instant you unclick "in a relationship" on Facebook.

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Related Topix: Startups, Social Software, San Francisco County, CA, San Francisco, CA

ABS-CBN News

Facebook awards 'Internet Defense Prize'

Facebook on Wednesday awarded a $50,000 Internet Defense Prize to a pair of German researchers with a seemingly viable approach to detecting vulnerabilities in Web applications.

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Wed Aug 20, 2014

Townsend Times

George W. Bush takes ice bucket challenge

In this image from video posted on Facebook, courtesy of the George W. Bush Presidential Center, former President George W. Bush participates in the ice bucket challenge with the help of his wife, Laura Bush, in Kennebunkport, Maine.

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Related Topix: W., George Bush, Social Software, Startups, Frank Caliendo, Laura Bush

WTOC-TV Savannah

Want to pass your Facebook account to an heir? Move to Delaware

Becoming the first state to pass broad legislation related to the ownership of digital accounts, a new law in Delaware allows residents to pass digital assets to heirs, just like physical and financial assets.

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Related Topix: Startups, Social Software

News Herald

Foley set out to record 'most important things'

Foley set out to record 'most important things' The American journalist James Foley was executed by Islamist fighters Tuesday.

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Related Topix: Journalism, Startups, Social Software, Rochester, NH, Marquette University

Ealing Times

Twitter will now add selected tweets to users' timelines

Tweets from accounts that you do not follow will now appear in your Twitter timeline, the social network has confirmed.

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Related Topix: Twitter, Startups, Social Software

Daily Mail

Britain 'to send three Tornado reconnaissance jets to Nigeria' to...

'Spare the lives of the remaining hostages. Like Jim they are innocents': Brave mother of beheaded American journalist calls on ISIS to cease killing as she pays tribute to her 'extraordinary son' EXCLUSIVE Marine's pregnant wife 'killed by her lover' was overjoyed by baby news after suffering previous miscarriage as police claim suspect looked up ... (more)

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The Macon Telegraph

Aniston, Hamm, Hudson set to Stand Up to Cancer

They are among the stars slated to appear on "Stand Up to Cancer," the hour-long telethon set to air Sept.

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Related Topix: Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, Startups

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