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So Much for Anonymous: Twitter Uses Verizon ID to Track Users

So Much for Anonymous: Twitter Uses Verizon ID to Track Users
Twitter's mobile advertising arm enables its clients to use a hidden, undeletable tracking number created by Verizon to track user behavior on smartphones and tablets.
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Forget You: Cee Lo Says Rape Isn't Rape If Victim Is Unconscious

Forget You: Cee Lo Says Rape Isn't Rape If Victim Is Unconscious
What the heck? Singer Cee Lo Green took to Twitter to claim that it's only "real" rape if the victim remembers the assault. Since when did talent show judges start repeating the insane mantras of Republicans?
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US Tops the List of Countries Asking for Ever-Increasing Twitter Account Info

US Tops the List of Countries Asking for Ever-Increasing Twitter Account Info
Over half of all requests for personal information from Twitter came from the United States, and that doesn't even include requests made under the 'national security' designation that forbids Twitter from releasing that information. And overall requests continue to increase.
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Bergdazi Entrenched: Republicans Scramble to Delete Praise of US POW Bergdahl's Release

Bergdazi Entrenched: Republicans Scramble to Delete Praise of US POW Bergdahl's Release
Republicans are trying their very hardest to scrub from the internet any and all praise, including "thoughts and prayers," for Bowe Bergdahl. Guess they wanted him to come home until Obama spurred the decision to get it done. Apparently, it took more than magic to bring home a captive U.S. soldiers.
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#OperationAmericanSpring Gets Buried Under Snowfall of Sarcasm

#OperationAmericanSpring Gets Buried Under Snowfall of Sarcasm
Led by retired Army Colonel Harry Riley and name-jacking the Arab Spring, a bunch of right-wingers tried to throw a revolution over the weekend in Washington, D.C. Called "Operation American Spring," not very many people showed up. The promoters were expecting 10 million to 30 million. That didn't happen. There wasn't a single estimate that even approached four digits. Many denizens in the Twitter universe responded with sarcasm and these are the best of those.
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CT Gov Candidate Deletes Pro-Gun Control Facebook Comments

CT Gov Candidate Deletes Pro-Gun Control Facebook Comments
Danbury Mayor Mark Boughton was caught erasing critical comments from his Facebook account regarding the CT gubernatorial candidate's flip-flop on common sense gun control. Of course, this is the same man who whitewashed his Twitter account when he announced his run for governor.
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Do They Really 'Like' You? Selling Social Media Clicks Becomes Big Business

Do They Really 'Like' You? Selling Social Media Clicks Becomes Big Business
Celebrities, businesses and even the U.S. State Department have bought bogus Facebook likes, Twitter followers or YouTube viewers from offshore "click farms," where workers tap, tap, tap the thumbs up button, view videos or retweet comments to inflate social media numbers. But an Associated Press examination has found a growing global marketplace for fake clicks, which tech companies struggle to police.
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Martha Mendoza
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RNC Celebrates the End of Racism with Rosa Parks Tweet

RNC Celebrates the End of Racism with Rosa Parks Tweet
Much to the surprise of people of color everywhere, racism is dead — and even more surprisingly, the Republican National Committee was the first organization to break the news. It may have come from an ill-worded tweet, but the lack of understanding certainly says quite a bit about the GOP's awareness.
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McConnell Camp Tweet: Bad Grammar, Worse Photoshopping, in the Worst Taste

McConnell Camp Tweet: Bad Grammar, Worse Photoshopping, in the Worst Taste
It's hard to find the more glaring error out of Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell's camp: the awful Photoshopping or the atrocious grammar. Of course, that's short-sighting the overall wrongfulness of the link tweeted out by McConnell's political director, Iris Wilbur.
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Lead Pediatrics Doc: If 14-Year-Old Boy Has Internet Connection, 'I Guarantee' He's Looking at Porn

 Lead Pediatrics Doc: If 14-Year-Old Boy Has Internet Connection, 'I Guarantee' He's Looking at Porn
It's been linked with violence, cyberbullying, school woes, obesity, lack of sleep and a host of other problems. It's not a major cause of these troubles, but "many parents are clueless" about the profound impact media exposure can have on their children, said Dr. Victor Strasburger, lead author of the new American Academy of Pediatrics policy.
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Lindsey Tanner
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