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New Android app lets you see exactly how often you use your smartphone. (Getty Images)

Smartphone App Tells You If You’re Using Your Smartphone Too Much

Free Android app called Menthal gives you detailed information about your smartphone usage.

01/29/2014

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Selling Social Media Clicks Becomes Big Business

Celebrities, businesses and even the U.S. State Department have bought bogus Facebook likes, Twitter followers or YouTube viewers from offshore “click farms.”

01/05/2014

Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Gen. Martin Dempsey worried aloud Wednesday that the next generation of possible military recruits is ignorant about the damage that can come from showing bad or illegal behavior online.  (Photo credit should read PAUL J. RICHARDS/AFP/Getty Images)

Gen. Dempsey Worries Teens’ Social Media Use Could Disqualify Them From Military Service

Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Gen. Martin Dempsey worried aloud Wednesday that the next generation of possible military recruits is ignorant about the damage that can come from showing bad or illegal behavior online.

12/04/2013

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11 Students Disciplined for Cyberbullying at Md. High School

Anne Arundel County Public Schools officials say 11 Annapolis High School students have been disciplined for cyberbullying.

10/30/2013

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Study: A Third of Younger Adults Get News From Facebook

A recent survey conducted by the Pew Research Center in Washington, D.C. revealed that about a third of younger adults – specifically, 18- to 29-year-olds – learn about current events from Facebook.

10/25/2013

File photo of a smartphone on a person's night stand. (Photo by JEAN-SEBASTIEN EVRARD/AFP/Getty Images)

Study: Parasomniacs Now ‘Sleep Texting,’ Updating Social Media In Their Sleep

The National Sleep Foundation defines parasomnia as “all the abnormal things that can happen to people while they sleep, apart from sleep apnea.” A new Swedish study claims to add two activities to the list – sending text messages and updating social media sites.

09/05/2013

Israel is looking to hire university students to post pro-Israel messages on social media networks — without needing to identify themselves as government-linked, officials said Wednesday. (Photo by David Silverman/Getty Images)

Israeli Government Hiring Students To Post Anonymous Pro-Israel Messages On Social Media

Israel is looking to hire university students to post pro-Israel messages on social media networks — without needing to identify themselves as government-linked, officials said Wednesday.

08/14/2013

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Can Your Social Media Image Affect Your Chances of Getting Into College?

How many admissions officers are using the internet to screen applicants? What kind of online behavior affects a student’s admission to the college of their choice?

07/22/2013

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Study: Facebook Posts Costing Young People Their Jobs

More than ever, posting photos or comments on social media is costing young people their jobs at an alarming rate.

05/31/2013

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Gangs Using Social Media to Recruit, Intimidate

An Anne Arundel County police detective says gangs in the county are using social media to recruit new members and intimidate.

04/14/2013

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