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Donald Trump has a new iPhone, says social media director     – CNET
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Commentary: The president, who once wanted Apple to be boycotted, now apparently has relented, according to his social media director.

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US Ordered 'Mandatory Social Media Check' For Visa Applicants Who Visited ISIS Territory
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An anonymous reader quotes a report from The Verge: U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson has ordered a “mandatory social media check” on all visa applicants who have ever visited ISIS-controlled territory, according to diplomatic cables obtained by Reuters. The four memos were sent to American diplomatic missions over the past two weeks, with the […]

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As hyper-conservative media surged, Republicans’ trust in news cratered
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 In 2000, Republicans, Democrats and Independents were all within six percentage points of one another in terms of their trust in the media, ranging from 47 percent to 53 percent. But since that time, figures for both Independents and Republicans have been declining, with Republicans generally declining at a sharper rate. Read More

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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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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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Mike Pence's email envelops social media     – CNET
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Social Cues: Also trending on Facebook are Uber and Tom Hanks.

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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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