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Pleasantville Cop In Trouble For Alleged Racist Rant On Facebook

The Westchester County village of Pleasantville has placed a police officer on administrative leave, after he was allegedly caught making a racist rant — reportedly about President Barack Obama — on Facebook.

12/17/2013

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Passwords Compromised For 2 Million Facebook, Other Online Accounts

Passwords for some 2 million Facebook, Google and other accounts have been compromised and circulated online, according to security experts.

12/04/2013

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N.J. Appeals Court: Sex Offenders Can Be Barred From Social Networking

A New Jersey state appeals court on Tuesday ruled that paroled sex offenders can be barred from Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter, and other social networking platforms.

11/26/2013

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Study: Parents Should Limit Children’s Use Of Social Media, Smartphones

A leading group of pediatricians says parents need to know that unrestricted use of smartphones and social media could have serious consequences for their kids.

10/28/2013

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Palladino: Athletes Do Themselves A Disservice By Utilizing Social Media

By its very nature, the media has given even the most modest of users an overinflated sense of self-importance. It has turned the egotistical and self-absorbed athlete into an even larger bigger-than-life entity.

10/23/2013

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Sree’s Tips: Google, Twitter & Facebook Privacy Changes

Social networks and big digital services are always tweaking their privacy settings, all in the name of helping you make better connections with people you know and don’t know.

10/16/2013

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Shhh: Is It Possible To Keep Your Home Private Today?

Who’s watching you? What are they learning about you? And how can you turn it off?

10/14/2013

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City Bill Would Ban Bosses From Demanding Facebook Access To Current, Potential Employees

The City Council held a hearing Wednesday on an Internet privacy bill that would ban employers from demanding access to the social media accounts of current or prospective employees.

09/25/2013

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Group Urges Facebook To Allow For Pet Profiles

Posting Facebook profiles of pets is just a cute novelty for some people, but for others, it can be an important safety precaution.

09/15/2013

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Seen At 11: Weddings Unplugged? Banning Technology A Growing Trend

The next time you’re invited to a wedding, check the invitation, because you may be asked to leave your phone at the door or be expected to help document the big day.

09/04/2013

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Will Your Facebook Friend List Stop You From Getting A Loan?

How’s this for a status update? Your Facebook friends may affect your eligibility for a loan with certain companies.

08/27/2013

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Social Media & The Workplace: Don’t Let Your Facebook Update Get You Fired

Social media has become an integral part of our lives — but what you put on sites like Facebook and Twitter could get you fired.

08/12/2013

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Tweeter’s Remorse? Some Users Regret What They’ve Shared On Social Media

Social media has become a sort of diary, minus the lock and key, now many people are having regrets about things that they have posted and shared with the world.

07/29/2013

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NYC Man Accused Of Posting Facebook Threats After Zimmerman Trial

A man has been charged with making a terroristic threat, after police allegedly found threatening messages on his Facebook account linked to the trial of George Zimmerman

07/22/2013

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Exclusive: Gang Members Beware — NYPD Now Knows Your Social Media Lingo

Call it a sign of the times. Police officers with the 44th Precinct — an area that includes the south Bronx and Yankee Stadium — are turning to the Internet to help fight crime.

06/20/2013

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