03/10/14 10:33 PM
WASHINGTON (AP) — Michael Dunn's conviction of attempted murder — but not actual murder — in the shooting death of black teenager Jordan Davis prompted the creation of hashtag #dangerousblackkids on Twitter. Users posted photos of black babies and toddlers, spoofing the fear that Dunn...
By Eric Sterner | 03/10/14 03:38 PM
When Edward Snowden leaked massive troves of information about the National Security Agency's collection of electronic information, he started a debate over the tradeoffs between security and privacy. At least that's how President Obama framed it, arguing, “we have to make some important...
03/07/14 07:00 AM
ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — Turkey's prime minister has threatened drastic steps to censor the Internet, including shutting down Facebook and YouTube, where audio recordings of his alleged conversations suggesting corruption have been leaked in the past weeks, dealing him a major blow ahead of this...
03/06/14 05:45 PM
NEW YORK (AP) — Publication has been canceled for a planned book based on a popular and anonymous Twitter feed about Goldman Sachs and the financial industry. Touchstone, an imprint of Simon & Schuster, announced Thursday it would not release John Lefevre's "Straight to Hell: True Tales of...
02/26/14 09:45 PM
BEIJING (AP) — Baidu Inc., which operates China's leading search engine, said Thursday its quarterly profit edged down 0.4 percent as it spent heavily to promote mobile services amid an industrywide scramble to keep up with users who increasingly surf the Web on smartphones. Baidu earned 2.8...
By Bloomberg News | 02/26/14 09:29 AM
For BlackBerry investors cheering the prospect of a sale of its BBM messaging service after last week’s $19 billion deal for WhatsApp, the waiting may be the hardest part.
By Joe McDonald | 02/25/14 09:17 AM
LinkedIn is launching a Chinese-language site for the world's most populous Internet market and says it will comply with the communist government's censorship rules.
02/25/14 06:00 AM
BEIJING (AP) — LinkedIn is launching a Chinese-language site for the world's most populous Internet market and says it will comply with the communist government's censorship rules. The professional networking service will compete with established Chinese-language services Tianji, owned by...
02/25/14 01:30 AM
HONG KONG (AP) — Chinese internet company Sina Corp. plans to spin off its Twitter-like microblog service, Weibo, in a U.S. initial public offering to raise $500 million, a person with knowledge of the deal said Tuesday. The person, who requested anonymity because they weren't authorized to...
02/24/14 04:00 PM
NEW YORK (AP) — A recent explosion of online personality quizzes has everybody talking about which state they really ought to be living in and which Harry Potter character they really are. Most of the quizzes are created by the young social media mavens at Buzzfeed.com, which says the quizzes...
By James Jay Carafano | 02/24/14 08:47 AM
It's no surprise that the military wants to take social networking to the Long War. Digital media tools have been transforming almost everything from how we pray to how we buy. It was only a matter to time before Twitter was brought to bear on matters of war and peace.
By Noemie Emery | 02/18/14 01:41 PM
Pity the president, first among equals, obliged by the pulls of democracy and of his office to be "equal" and also be "first" all at once. Picking a leader, people look for somebody well above average, stronger and brighter, with superior judgment, keener intelligence and the ability to be...
By Associated Press | 01/27/14 10:35 AM
Employers would be prohibited from demanding access to a worker's social media accounts under legislation pending in Rhode Island General Assembly.
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