Technology and Social Media

Marine Corps updates social media guidance to address online misconduct
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 As its revenge porn scandal continues to unfurl, the Marine Corps took steps this week to bolster its standards for online behavior. Following a hearing before the Senate Armed Services Committee, Marine Commandant Gen. Robert Neller signed off on a set of guidelines that expand the definition of sexual harassment to include online activity. Just like […]

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'Gardens' of the Galaxy joke blooms on social media     – CNET
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Well, the superhero squad does have a baby tree, so maybe the new nickname is pretty accurate.

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It’s Time for Facebook to Deal With the Grimy History of Revenge Porn
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After the Marines United scandal, the social-media behemoth has to make some decisions. The post It’s Time for Facebook to Deal With the Grimy History of Revenge Porn appeared first on WIRED.

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​Facebook bans use of its data for surveillance tools     – CNET
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Social network updates its developers’ instructions to explicitly prohibit use of its data for tools police use to track protesters.

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Done with Uber? Here are some alternatives
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 I have to admit I’m pretty reliant on Uber. With a sub par public transportation system, the ridesharing app makes it significantly easier to find my way around San Francisco. Apart from the occasional delay or aggressive driver, the service has been pretty dependable overall. But like many users, as evidenced by the “delete Uber” social media campaign,… […]

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Plex turns any cloud folder into an instant media server
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After a slightly rocky beta test, Plex's new cloud-based media server is now ready for public consumption. Rather than relying on a media server PC or a networked storage drive, Plex Cloud allows users to stream their own media libraries from Dropbox…

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Jeff Sessions' Russia controversy stirs up social media     – CNET
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Social Cues: Also trending on social media is Snap’s IPO.

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While You Were Offline: The Media Crucified Yolo Minneapolis. Very Unfair! Sad!
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The former Brietbart editor has had a rough few days. The internet has had some slightly better ones. The post While You Were Offline: The Media Crucified Yolo Minneapolis. Very Unfair! Sad! appeared first on WIRED.

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Time for Snap to Prove It’s Bigger Than Snapchat
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It’s very important to Snap Inc. that you understand it’s not a social networking app or a messaging service. It’s something else. It’s a camera company. The post Time for Snap to Prove It’s Bigger Than Snapchat appeared first on WIRED.

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