Posted 10:59 AM 12/19/2012 by Lauren Molenburg
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Instagram, the popular mobile photo-sharing service now owned by Facebook, said Tuesday that it will remove language from its new terms of service suggesting that users' photos could appear in advertisements.
The language in question had appeared in updated policies (More)
Posted 10:15 AM 12/18/2012 by AP posted by Siera Santos
NEW YORK (AP) - Instagram, the popular photo-sharing service that Facebook bought this year, is the target of a storm of outrage on Twitter and other sites after a change in its user agreement hinted that it might use shared photos in ads. It's not clear that anything substantive has (More)
Posted 4:12 PM 12/12/2012 by Joe Bevans
Pope Benedict XVI is on Twitter. He launched his first tweet this morning bringing in a new era of outreach for the Church. A national study of youth and religion says that youth numbers are down accross all faiths. It is hoped that tweeting will make the Pope more accessable, communicating in a way that appeals to young people.
Posted 9:12 AM 12/11/2012 by Lauren Molenburg
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Facebook says some users were briefly unable to access the site because of a technical glitch. The social networking site with over 1 billion users worldwide says on Monday it made a change to its domain name system setup. The change resulted in some users (More)
Posted 8:47 AM 12/5/2012 by Lauren Molenburg
SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) - Puerto Rico has turned to Twitter in an experimental effort to help reduce the number of violent crimes. The Department of Correction says it is allowing three male prison inmates to use a Twitter account and share their experiences of being in jail. The (More)
Posted 10:58 AM 12/4/2012 by Lauren Molenburg
BANGKOK (AP) - A Cathay Pacific flight attendant has quit her job after writing on her Facebook page that she wanted to throw coffee on a passenger who is the youngest daughter of Thailand's ousted Prime Minister Thaksin Shinawatra. The flight attendant caused a stir in the Thai (More)
Posted 4:14 PM 11/30/2012 by Lauren Molenburg
NEW DELHI (AP) - India's top court Friday ordered a state government to explain the arrest of two women for a comment one of them posted on Facebook, in a case that has sparked nationwide outrage over the misuse of India's Internet laws.
The women were arrested in Thane, a suburb of Mumbai (More)
Posted 1:31 PM 11/30/2012 by Lauren Molenburg
PHOENIX (AP) - A New Mexico woman's plea on social media for help in finding a special hat she lost at a Phoenix airport is garnering thousands of supporters. Bridget Hughes of Las Cruces, N.M., turned to Facebook after she misplaced her hat Monday while at Phoenix Sky Harbor (More)
Posted 11:19 AM 11/26/2012 by Lauren Molenburg
R&B singer Chris Brown has taken down his Twitter account after a vulgar online exchange with comedian Jenny Johnson.
Johnson says she's now receiving death threats on Twitter from Brown's supporters.
The fight started when 23-year-old Brown posted a picture of himself, saying (More)
Posted 11:51 AM 11/21/2012 by Lauren Molenburg
NEWARK, N.J. (AP) - Newark Mayor Cory Booker says he plans to honor a Twitter challenge and live on food stamps for at least a week. In a Twitter exchange Sunday, Booker and a user named TwitWit discussed government funding for school meals. Booker suggested they both try living on (More)
Posted 11:28 AM 11/15/2012 by Lauren Molenburg
LONDON (AP) - One teenager made offensive comments about a murdered child on Twitter. Another young man wrote on Facebook that British soldiers should "go to hell." A third posted a picture of a burning paper poppy, symbol of remembrance of war dead.
All were arrested, two convicted, and (More)
Posted 12:08 PM 11/8/2012 by Lauren Molenburg
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Twitter says it mistakenly reset the passwords of some users as part of a routine security check-up. Thursday's mix-up triggered warnings on technology blogs and in tweets that the online messaging service had been attacked by computer hackers. Twitter (More)
Posted 3:43 PM 11/6/2012 by Lauren Molenburg
(AP) - Tweet the Vote! According to a study published by the Pew Internet and American Life Project, 22 percent of registered voters have told others which candidates they support on a social networking site like Twitter or Facebook.
Those broadcasting their political views and votes are (More)