Technology and Social Media

Twitter apologizes for not addressing threat later linked to mail bombs     – CNET
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The social network says it should’ve responded differently when a user flagged a threatening tweet she says turned out to be from pipe-bomb suspect Cesar Sayoc.

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Facebook breach put data of 50 million users at risk     – CNET
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The vulnerability had to do with the social network’s “view as” feature.

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Reality Winner sentenced to 63 months for leaking classified report     – CNET
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It’s reportedly the longest sentence imposed for a federal crime that involves leaking to the media.

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Twitter suspends Infowars host Alex Jones' ability to tweet     – CNET
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Twitter finally follows the lead of every other social media platform.

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Facebook: We make life hard for trolls who try to influence you     – CNET
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Nathaniel Gleicher, the social network’s head of cybersecurity policy, spoke with CNET about the challenges of stopping the coordinated efforts to influence US politics.

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Why Star Wars director J.J. Abrams joining Twitter is extremely brave     – CNET
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Commentary: The director has sent his first tweet. Now that he’s getting active on social media, will he have to deal with the wrath of angry fans?

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GamerGate’s subreddit temporarily shuts down because toxicity
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GamerGate was a huge deal, mostly because the internet becomes incredibly volatile at perceived slights against white men. But, it turns out, that even the founder of one of the movement's most potent social channels has had enough. Business Insider…

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Facebook, Twitter are designed to act like 'behavioural cocaine'     – CNET
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Silicon Valley insiders tell the BBC about social media’s deliberate addictive qualities.

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Amazon Studios moves ahead with film on inventor of the high five
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Amazon Studios has lined up some potentially heart-wrenching dramas, but nothing may be as compelling as the creation of the high five. The media company has ordered a script rewrite for a film about Glenn Burke, a Major League Baseball player who's…

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