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The NYPD is learning the language of the Internet, cracking code words on social media sites to help catch gang members. (Photo: CBS 2)

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

Facebook Login (file / credit: KAREN BLEIER/AFP/GettyImages)

Should You Blame Facebook For Your Relationship Problems?

Andrea Syrtash, relationship expert and c0-author of It’s Okay To Sleep With Him On The First Date And Every Other Rule Of Dating Debunked, stopped by The Couch to weigh in on the effect of the Internet in the world of dating.

06/10/2013

Dennis Mamrosz has been charged with making a bomb threat against Seton Hall's South Orange campus. (credit: Essex County Prosecutor’s Office)

Suspect Charged In Bomb Threat That Shut Down Seton Hall’s South Orange Campus

Authorities announced an arrest warrant has been issued for Dennis Mamrosz, 24, of Yonkers. Mamrosz is currently in Westchester County jail on unrelated charges.

06/03/2013

Facebook Login (file / credit: KAREN BLEIER/AFP/GettyImages)

West Islip Students Accused Of Using Facebook To Cheat

The superintendent for the West Islip school district said 12 students used Facebook to cheat on their biology homework and exam.

05/24/2013

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Social Media Makeover: The Internet & Your Job Hunt

Christie Garton, founder of UChic, tells us how to clean up your online image.

05/10/2013

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Clarkstown Parents Seek Police Help Investigating Online Threats

On the attack against cyberbullying, concerned parents in Clarkstown have been calling police and school officials after some recent anonymous online postings.

04/18/2013

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Prom Dress Search Leads To Hostility On Social Media

Some girls dream about prom night and the perfect dress for years leading up to their senior year of high school, but picking out a beautiful dress is suddenly getting ugly with social media in the mix.

04/17/2013

New York City Public Advocate Bill de Blasio (Credit: Monica Miller/WCBS 880)

Ex-De Blasio Campaign Staffer Exposed For Offensive Tweets

A now ex-staffer for mayoral candidate Bill de Blasio has been exposed, after sending hate messages on social media.

04/16/2013

Mayor Michael Bloomberg (file / credit: Edward Reed / Mayor's Office)

NYC Teens Carrying Guns At New Low; Bloomberg Credits Stop-And-Frisk

Federal data claims that the number of teenagers carrying guns in New York City has reached an all time low.

04/04/2013

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Senator: Law Punishing First Responders For Posting Graphic Images Online Is Coming

It’s happening more and more — first responders are posting graphic pictures of crime scene victims and medical patients on the Internet. And now there’s legislation that could have them prosecuted as criminals.

04/01/2013

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NYPD Issues Internal Order On Social Media Use

An internal order made public on Thursday advises members of the nation’s largest police department to “demonstrate professionalism” when using Facebook, Twitter and other social media.

03/28/2013

Facebook Logo (file / credit: KAREN BLEIER/AFP/Getty Images)

Seen At 11: The ‘Facebook Lockout’ Is Not A Scam; It’s Designed To Prevent Scams

If you use social media, you may be at risk of getting locked out of your own account, and it’s not a scam.

03/18/2013

Drugs In "Sour Power" Candy Wrapper (credit: Handout)

DA: East Harlem Drug Gang Bragged About Crimes On Social Media

The alleged gang members charged with allegedly selling crack cocaine and marijuana in “Sour Power” candy wrappers were caught after bragging about their activities on social media sites.

03/16/2013

Portia de Rossi, Ellen DeGeneres, Katy Perry (Christopher Polk / Getty Images)

On Social Media, Jay-Z’s Jab Trumps Katy Perry’s Cleavage

On music’s biggest night, social media networks exploded with commentary, making the 55th GRAMMY Awards this year’s second-most popular event with close to 15.5 million interactions as reported by Trendrr, a social TV analytics provider […]

02/11/2013

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More And More People Turning To Social Media For Religious Release

As the digital frontier pushes ever forward, people have been increasingly turning to the web to pray.

01/31/2013

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