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Singer George Michael mourned across social media     – CNET
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Commentary: After the sudden death of yet another musical icon, stars and others turn to social media to offer tributes.

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2016: The Mainstream Media Melted Down as Fake News Festered
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A lack of trust formed the perfect petri dish in which a plague of misinformation could bloom. The post 2016: The Mainstream Media Melted Down as Fake News Festered appeared first on WIRED.

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Facebook, you're a media titan. So deal with it.     – CNET
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Facebook is the one of world’s most powerful forces in media, whether it cops to this or not. The company is starting to show signs that it’s acting like one.

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Traversing the Social Media Minefield
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Mainly because of the amount of money they bring in, many people expect celebrities and other prominent figures to have thicker skins than the average Jane or Joe. However — as evidenced by the numbers of celebrities who’ve forsaken social media — fame and fortune are not effective defenses against an all-out assault by faceless […]

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Super Mario Run races across social media     – CNET
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Social Cues: Also trending on social media are John Lennon and Bluetooth 5.

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UK Health Secretary Urges Social Media Companies To Block Cyberbullying And Underaged Sexting
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Mark Wilson shares his article on Beta News: Health secretary Jeremy Hunt has made calls for technology companies and social media to do more to tackle the problems of cyberbullying, online intimidation and — rather specifically — under-18-year-olds texting sexually explicit images. Of course, he doesn’t have the slightest idea about how to go about […]

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Virgin Media is so rustic and artisan you get to hand-sort your own spam
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Soz about that. Mindfulness, yeah? Virgin Media has overhauled its botched spam filtering system, which has resulted in businesses and customers missing thousands of legit emails.…

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Apple's MacBook Pro makes waves on social media     – CNET
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Social Cues: The tech company’s new Touch Bar tech nearly overshadows Halloween on Facebook and Twitter.

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Social Media Analytics, Meet Big Brother
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The American Civil Liberties Union recently uncovered evidence that led Twitter, Facebook and its Instagram subsidiary to stop sharing data with Geofeedia, a firm accused of improperly collecting social media data on protest groups, and sharing that information with numerous law enforcement agencies. Geofeedia, a developer of location-based analytics, had been marketing its technology to […]

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