08/26/14 02:15 PM
WASHINGTON (AP) — People who use Facebook and Twitter are less likely than others to share their opinions on hot-button issues, even when they are offline, according to a surprising new survey by the Pew Research Center. The study, done in conjunction with Rutgers University in New Jersey,...
08/20/14 06:45 PM
BEIRUT (AP) — The extremists of the Islamic State group have turned their social media into a theater of horror, broadcasting a stomach-turning stream of battles, bombings and beheadings to a global audience. The strategy is aimed at terrorizing opponents at home and winning recruits abroad....
08/19/14 10:30 PM
NEW YORK (AP) — Behold the cascade of baby photos, the flood of funny kid anecdotes and the steady stream of school milestones on Facebook. It all makes Sonia Rao, a stay-at-home mother of a 1-year-old in Mountain View, California, "a little uncomfortable." "I just have a vague discomfort...
08/19/14 03:15 PM
NEW YORK (AP) — Privacy-wary parents are increasingly pausing before they post photos, names and other information about their wee ones on social media. Some are choosing a complete blackout, while others opt for nicknames and a few carefully selected snapshots. Here are some social media tips...
By Justin Green | 08/19/14 02:24 PM
I have not the slightest idea what he's talking about, but behold the Twitter account of Iowa Republican Senator Chuck Grassley.
By Byron York | 08/18/14 07:42 AM
Never trust a word Morris Davis says; it might be "sarcasm."
By Becket Adams | 08/15/14 03:53 PM
Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, Iran's supreme leader, whose own country is responsible for countless, detestable crimes against humanity, decided that he'd get himself a slice of that sweet, sweet Ferguson pie.
By Becket Adams | 08/15/14 03:48 PM
Clear Channel Networks and iHeartRadio President Darren Davis said this week that social media attacks on conservative radio host Rush Limbaugh have come mostly from a small but dedicated group of activists.
08/15/14 02:57 PM
BALTIMORE (Legal Newsline) – Maryland Attorney General Doug Gansler has reached an online safety agreement with the operator of a social networking website. Gansler Ask.com, an operating company of IAC/InterActiveCorp, recently acquired the social networking site Ask.fm. Ask.fm is a...
08/15/14 02:30 PM
NEW YORK (AP) — A loyal Foursquare user since 2010, I was annoyed to learn that my favorite "check-in" app was reinventing itself. The service has split into two and got rid of quirky features such as naming a mayor for each venue. Foursquare began five years ago as a tool for letting people...
08/14/14 04:46 PM
SEATTLE (AP) — Police in Washington state are asking the public to stop tweeting during shootings and manhunts to avoid accidentally telling the bad guys what officers are doing. The "TweetSmart" campaign began in late July by a coalition of nine agencies, including the Washington state patrol...
By Ed Sykes | 08/12/14 04:04 PM
Lawmakers can agree on at least one thing: Robin Williams will be sorely missed.
08/11/14 06:00 PM
NEW YORK (AP) — Facebook's fight against prosecutors over nearly 400 search warrants for users' postings and other data is drawing support from other social media companies and civil libertarians. Lawyers for Foursquare, Kickstarter, Meetup, and Tumblr said Monday they were seeking to join the...
08/11/14 04:30 PM
NEW YORK (AP) — Facebook's recent effort to force people to adopt its standalone mobile messaging app has privacy-concerned users up in arms. Many of them believe the app is especially invasive. One blog from the Huffington Post published in December has gone viral, making the rounds on the...
08/07/14 02:00 PM
NEW YORK (AP) — If you believe the media reports, Richard Nixon suffered a stroke in 1994 and died days later at age 81. He is buried in his native Yorba Linda, California, silent as the country marks the 40th anniversary of his resignation. But the many obsessives among the 7,000-plus...
By Paul Bedard | 08/29/14
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