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GM Uses Facebook, Phone calls To Get Recalled Cars Fixed

Despite the heavy publicity surrounding the scandal, many drivers evidently haven’t heard of the recall or haven’t grasped how serious the defect is…

10/08/2014

South Carroll High School in Carroll County is on lockdown after public school officials received a phone call for a non-specific threat. (Photo credit: WJZ 13 Christie Ileto)

Rumored Fight Club at Va. High School Prompts Increased Police Presence

There will be a increased police presence at a high school in Virginia after rumors of a fight club at the school surfaced on social media.

09/25/2014

Internet Market Considers MIcrosoft Bid for Yahoo

U-Md. Law Professor: Facebook’s Secret Consumer Study Was Illegal

Maryland Attorney General Doug Gansler said Wednesday his office will review allegations by a University of Maryland law professor that Facebook and OKCupid violated a state law by manipulating customer data as part of company research.

09/25/2014

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Md. School System to Monitor Student Social Media Accounts

Washington County Public Schools will be able to monitor social media posts made by students, teachers and anyone on their campuses with new software officials say is aimed at student safety.

08/14/2014

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Study: Twitter Has Potential To ‘Induce Psychotic Symptoms’

A new study finds that the downside to global social networks is the potential to ‟aggravate or even induce psychotic symptoms” in psychologically vulnerable patients.

08/13/2014

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)

OKCupid, Facebook Not Alone in Studying Consumers

Think you’re in control? Think again.

07/29/2014

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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

Police departments use "Wanted Wednesday" to publicize cases that have otherwise gone cold. (Prince George's County Police Facebook page)

Police Departments Use Power of Social Media to Help Solve Cases

Police departments are finding out that the Internet really does know all.

07/23/2014

Peshmerga military make their way through a Kurdish Check point on June 14, 2014 in Kalak, Iraq. (credit: Dan Kitwood/Getty Images)

ISIS Launches Twitter App For Android Phones

The Islamic State of Iraq and Syria has taken its offensive to a different platform – social media.

06/17/2014

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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