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China cracks down on Internet bird flu rumors

Chinese authorities have detained two Internet users for allegedly spreading rumors about the new bird flu virus on the nation's top Twitter-like microblogging site, Sina Weibo.


LivingSocial's breach draws advice from security experts

After 50 million users learn about the weakness of hashed passwords the hard way, LivingSocial reconsiders and revamps its password security practices.

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4 steps to reclaim your social media after a hack attack

Do you know what to do if your Twitter account is hacked? Here are four steps to take to regain control of your account and ensure it doesn't happen again.

Wolfram Alpha study of Facebook users details relationship cycles

Wolfram Alpha founder Stephen Wolfram analyzed Facebook data from more than 1 million people who use the Wolfram Alpha Personal Analytics for Facebook feature and combined that with some anonymized statistics and detailed data contributions from people to take a look at people's relationships and friendships on Facebook.

LinkedIn revamps contacts feature to boost relationship management

LinkedIn has revamped the contacts management feature of its professional networking website and packaged the functionality into a new iOS application.


Take steps to secure what little online privacy you still have

Living in a connected, online world is encroaching on our privacy, but if you use the security tools available you can maintain some sense of control.

Crowdsourcing a crisis: How to use Twitter in a tragedy

In a rush to share information and find the Boston bombing suspects, news outlets and amateur Internet detectives showed the best and worst of social media in a few whirlwind days.


Reddit apologizes for 'online witch hunt' for Boston bombing suspect

In a testament to the issues surrounding the appropriate use of social media during a tragedy, Reddit is publicly apologizing for the role that it played last week in fueling an online witch hunt that led to identifying an innocent Brown University student as a suspect in the Boston Marathon bombings.


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Twitter inks major ad deal, makes TV push

As TV networks prepare to choose their newest hits, Twitter is making a content and advertising push that could bring in big bucks.


Twitter, Comedy Central team for five-day #ComedyFest

The comedic revolution won't be televised. Instead, it'll come in 140-character bursts and six-second Vine vids.