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3 hrs ago | Shirley Oracle

Great fall too mucha "Humpty Dumpty to be rebuilt

Last weekend, two men planning a photograph jumped on the wall where the statue of rebar, cement, sand and plaster had sat for 40 years.


Related Topix: Salem, OR

7 hrs ago | Lowell Sun

Several ways you can help Lowell fire victims

Mayor Rodney Elliott announced that the Branch Street Fire Victims Relief Fund was being set up Thursday to help those impacted by one of the deadliest fires in state history.


Related Topix: Lowell, MA, Startups, Facebook

11 hrs ago | WDAM-TV Hattiesburg

Are you tweeting your marriage away?

Forget about the Twitter wars that break out regularly between outspoken celebrities or loudmouth pundits -- too much Twitter can be bad for your own relationship, a new study suggests.


Related Topix: Twitter, Glen-Oaks, NY

15 hrs ago | InfoWorld

U.S. lawmaker asks FTC to probe implications of Facebook 'big data' experiment

Senator Mark R. Warner wants to know what oversight, if any, would be appropriate for studies conducted by social media platforms A U.S. senator has asked the Federal Trade Commission to scrutinize the use of big data by Facebook and other Internet companies, following a controversy over a Facebook experiment on some of its users.


Related Topix: Startups, Facebook, US Politics, US News, US Senate, Democrat, Senator Mark Warner, Privacy

Thu Jul 10, 2014


'Hot cop of Castro' is latest cyber-sensation

If a blue-eyed, chisel-cheeked mugshot can make an Internet sensation of a criminal suspect, can the law be far behind? In this case, it's a lawman -- specifically, a San Francisco street cop whose in-uniform images are making him a cyber-celebrity with a badge.


Related Topix: Criminal Defense Law, Law, Startups, Facebook, Stockton, CA

Townsend Times

Freak accident sends chisel through gym window

A woman working out at a Manhattan fitness center suffered cuts from shards of glass after a piece of construction equipment crashed through the gym's fourth-floor window.


Related Topix: Asphalt Green, Health Club


Mind control app lets you snap photos with Google Glass

A new app called MindRDR allows users to snap photos and post them to Facebook and Twitter without so much as lifting a finger or uttering a word.


Related Topix: Startups, Facebook

National Public Radio

Why We Published A Photo Of A 16-Year-Old In A Diaper

James Lee often has to pick up his 100-pound son, Justin. Photographer Andrew Nixon shot this photo in an effort to show how being caregivers affects the aging parents.


Related Topix: Privacy, Sacramento, CA

PC World

LinkedIn tries again to keep people connected, with a redesigned app

LinkedIn is trying again to build a service on mobile that helps keep people in touch, even when they're not actively job hunting.


Midhurst and Petworth

Close knit Midhurst community still in shock after fatal accident

THE close knit community of Midhurst is still in shock today after the horrific accident in the centre of the town yesterday when a 79 year old Midhurst woman was killed.


Barnet Rotary Club defends decision to make Brian Coleman president

Both the club and Mr Coleman have faced criticism since the announcement was made on Monday night after the former councillor mocked a cancer patient on social networking site Twitter.


Wed Jul 09, 2014

Facebook OKs page advocating murder of hunter-cheerleader Kendall Jones

The social media giant Facebook wants its users to know that it has standards, which is why it removed hunting photos posted by Kendall Jones, a 19-year-old hunter who is also a cheerleader for Texas Tech.


Related Topix: Startups, Facebook, Violent Crime

Silicon Alley Insider

A 'Social Networking' Stock Has Exploded 25,000% In A Few Days, And...

A 'Social Networking' Stock Has Exploded 25,000% In A Few Days, And It's Not Even Clear If The Company Exists This is a chart showing trading in a company called CYNK Technology since June 17. The stock is up nearly 25,000%.


Related Topix: Startups, Facebook

WALB-TV Albany

Tornado photobombs newlyweds' wedding photos

Sometimes a little rain can ruin a wedding and the accompanying photos, but one couple's pictures were enhanced by a photobomb of naturally epic proportions.


Related Topix: Startups, Facebook

Berkshire Eagle

Jay Z to headline Global Citizen Festival in Sept.

Tickets are free for the event, but they must be earned through acts meant to help end extreme poverty around the world.


Related Topix: Ticketmaster


Advocates for blind, deaf want more from Apple

Advocates for the blind are debating whether to use a carrot or a stick to persuade one of their oldest allies, Apple Inc., to close an emerging digital divide in mobile technology.


Related Topix: Science / Technology, Apple, Startups, Computers, Audiology, Medicine, iPod touch App, iPad App, iPhone and iPad App, LinkedIn, iPhone App

KHOU-TV Houston

Twitter may kill your relationship

People who actively use Twitter and argue with their romantic partners over Twitter use are more likely to have relationship problems with their significant others, which can result in cheating, break-up or divorce, according to a study published in Cyberpsychology, Behavior, and Social Networking .


Related Topix: University of Missouri, Startups, Facebook, Entertainment

Hawk Eye

Russian accused of massive data theft

A Russian man recently arrested on bank fraud and other charges hacked into computers at restaurants in Western Washington, hundre ... 1. Comments from users that have private profiles are blocked by Facebook.


Related Topix: Science / Technology, Computer Security, Burlington, IA


Facebook kills Lecpetex botnet, which hit 250,000 computers

Facebook said police in Greece made two arrests last week in connection with a little-known spamming botnet called Lecpetex, which used hacked computers to mine the Litecoin virtual currency.


Related Topix: Startups, Facebook


Facebook is a School Yard Bully That's Going Down

I can still remember when Facebook was still "The Facebook," before its doors were open to anyone who wanted to join, before you wanted to put your head through a wall because of never-ending Farmville and Candy Crush requests.


Related Topix: Startups, Facebook, Spyware, Science / Technology, Native Advertising, Friendster


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