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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

The U.S. Secret Service is seeking software that can identify top influencers and trending sets of social media data, allowing the agency to monitor these streams in real-time – and sift through the sarcasm.  (credit: BRENDAN SMIALOWSKI/AFP/Getty Images)

Secret Service Requests Software To Track Social Media Trends, Detect Sarcasm

The U.S. Secret Service is seeking software that can identify top influencers and trending sets of social media data, allowing the agency to monitor these streams in real-time – and sift through the sarcasm.

06/04/2014

People line the beach in Ocean City, Maryland. (Photo credit: JIM WATSON/AFP/Getty Images)

Ocean City Police Prepare for College Weekend

Ocean City officials are preparing for an influx of college students this weekend for a loosely organized event that’s been promoted on social media.

06/02/2014

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Tips for Your Next Road Trip

Going on a road trip? Here’s a list of great tips to make your outing that much better.

05/20/2014

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