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The House of Representatives passed a late-night vote on Thursday to cut funding to two of the National Security Agency’s most controversial practices: Warrantless collection of Americans’ online data and the installation of surveillance “backdoors” on commercial tech products -- a measure being applauded by tech companies and privacy advocates. (Photo by Chris Jackson/Getty Images)

OKCupid, Facebook Not Alone in Studying Consumers

Think you’re in control? Think again.

20 hours ago

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Man Taunts Md. Police On Facebook, Is Caught The Next Day

A man who taunted Anne Arundel County police on Facebook after they posted his photo as part of their “Wanted Wednesday” feature was caught the very next day.

07/24/2014

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Should Your Facebook and Twitter Accounts Die When You Do?

Should your emails, web albums and other online accounts die when you do? Or should they be given to family member much like a house or a box of letters?

07/17/2014

The House of Representatives passed a late-night vote on Thursday to cut funding to two of the National Security Agency’s most controversial practices: Warrantless collection of Americans’ online data and the installation of surveillance “backdoors” on commercial tech products -- a measure being applauded by tech companies and privacy advocates. (Photo by Chris Jackson/Getty Images)

Facebook Secretely Involved Thousands of Users In Massive Social Experiment

The news feeds of nearly 700,000 Facebook users were manipulated as part of a psychological experiment about “emotional contagion” in January 2012 and no one knew it until the results were published in a recent issue of the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences.

06/30/2014

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World Cup 2014 Is Facebook’s Most Talked-About Event Ever

Facebook announced Monday that its data editors have recorded 1 billion interactions about the 2014 World Cup since it began June 12.

06/30/2014

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Supreme Court To Consider Free Speech Rights Of People Who Use Threatening Language On Facebook

The Supreme Court will consider the free speech rights of people who use violent or threatening language on Facebook and other electronic media where the speaker’s intent is not always clear.

06/16/2014

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Man Charged in Va. in Bush Family Email Hack

A Romanian man is facing charges that he hacked into Facebook and email accounts of former high-ranking U.S. government officials and a relative of two former presidents.

06/12/2014

In this undated image provided by the U.S. Army, Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl poses in front of an American flag. (credit: U.S. Army via Getty Images)

Bergdahl In Email 3 Days Before Walking Off Base: ‘I Am Done Compromising’

In Facebook posts written before he vanished from his military base in Afghanistan, Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl spoke of his frustration with the world and his desire to change the status quo.

06/12/2014

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Computer Whiz Sues Facebook For Ripping Off His ‘Surfbook’ Site

A federal jury is hearing testimony that Facebook infringed on patents held by a Dutch computer programmer who launched a similar site called “Surfbook” more than a decade ago.

06/11/2014

Twitter's Joel Lunenfeld (left), vice president of global brand strategy, and Guy Yalif, head of global product marketing, speak with journalists after  a press conference in Sao Paulo, Brazil. (Photo credit: YASUYOSHI CHIBA/AFP/Getty Images)

Facebook, Twitter Brace For World Cup Fever

This year’s World Cup will play out on Twitter, Facebook, Instagram and messaging apps like WhatsApp just as it progresses in stadiums from Sao Paulo to Rio De Janeiro.

06/10/2014

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