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Twitter Is Suspending Accounts That Post Images of Journalist's Beheading

Hours after a video purportedly showing the brutal beheading of American journalist James Foley started circulating online, Twitter announced Wednesday that it is "actively" suspending accounts that share the gory images. As journalists...Show More Summary

Twitter To Suspend Accounts Posting Graphic Images Of James Foley's Execution

"We have been and are actively suspending accounts as we discover them related to this graphic imagery." In a tweet sent out shortly after 4 a.m. on Wednesday morning, Twitter CEO Dick Costolo said that accounts caught posting grisly images related to the execution of journalist James Foley would be suspended. This is the right thing to do. Read Full Story

Twitter ‘Actively Suspends’ Accounts Sharing Images Of James Foley Beheading

After James Wright Foley, a freelance journalist, was beheaded on camera by ISIS, some Twitter users began sharing images and videos of his death. Now Twitter is taking an active role in taking those accounts down.  Twitter CEO Dick Cotolo said, “We have been and are actively suspending accounts as we discover them related to [...]

Apple activates screen sharing over iMessage accounts in latest Yosemite beta

In June, we noted that Apple is adding a handy new feature to the upcoming OS X Yosemite: the ability for iMessage/Apple ID users to screen share via the Messages app. Screen sharing was a hallmark of early versions of Apple’s Mac “iChat” application, but it has always required an Aol Instant Messenger (AIM) account. […]

Airbnb expands its Verified ID process with support for Google and Weibo accounts

Airbnb today expanded its Verified ID process for improving accountability between renters and property owners on its service. The company now accepts Google and Weibo accounts, which have over 540 million and 500 million active users, respectively. Show More Summary

12 Embarrassing Accounts of Selfie Guilt

We've all engaged in shameful selfie activity — some are just more embarrassing than others. Whether it's dropping your phone on your faces, tripping down the stairs or getting trampled by bulls. People go through great (and sometimes illegal) lengths for a few Likes on Instagram. Show More Summary

Flipboard's Mike McCue On The Future Of Digital Media, Video Ads

With over 100 million active accounts and 10 million user-created digital magazines, Flipboard has changed way people read and share news around the Web. The application lets users aggregate social feeds into a digital magazine, as well as follow and build magazines based on different topics, like cooking or international news. Show More Summary

Up to 23 million Twitter accounts are bots: report

The social network currently has 271 million active users but, according to a new filing with the Security and Exchange Commission, over 8% of them aren't operated by humans.

iOS grabs 67 percent of the global enterprise market

Apple may have just forged a partnership with its old nemesis to penetrate deeper into enterprise, but according to one report, iOS is still king among U.S. corporations and accounts for over two thirds of total activations, while Microsoft’s productivity … Read more ›

Twitter Reveals How Many Of Its Active Users Aren't Quite Human

Twitter revises its user count, and admits that 23 million of its active accounts are bots. Twitter is growing. In December 2012, it had about 185 million monthly active users; right now, that figure stands at 271 million. Read Full Story

Bye bye, iCrime! California moves to make iOS-style ‘kill switches’ required by law

Introduced in iOS 7, Activation Lock is a feature that prevents users who recover a lost or stolen iPhone from activating the device without signing in with the Apple ID used to erase the device remotely. By all accounts, Activation … Read more ›

Up to 23 million active Twitters accounts are bots

Twitter's said its active user base is growing, but not every account that's active is necessary a flesh-and-blood human. Alongside those verified accounts of the stars, there's all kinds of bots that use the service to deliver completely stupid...

ISIS Fighter Reportedly Killed in Gaza by Israel

ISIS reports activity in Gaza– According to Islamist social media accounts ISIS fighter Abu Muhammad al-Maqdisi was reportedly killed in Gaza. According to Aymenn J Al-Tamaimi there is an established ISIS network in Gaza. ISIS reported the news on Sunday. … Continue reading ?

China Tightens Its Control of Popular Messaging App WeChat With Real-Name Registration

WeChat has grown popular since 2012 and now has almost 400 million active users. It was subject to a crackdown earlier this year, with 100 public accounts shut down.

tradeMONSTER: An Inexpensive Platform For New Investors And Active Traders Alike

Of the many online brokerages eager to invest your money, new investors should consider tradeMONSTER. Although capable of servicing active traders with powerful trading tools, the broker's low commissions, free practice accounts, and emphasis on education will help new investors get started. Show More Summary

Florida Cop Breaks State Law To Lobby Against Medical Marijuana

Engaging in political activity from a government email account is a first-degree misdemeanor -- just like marijuana possession. The post Florida Cop Breaks State Law To Lobby Against Medical Marijuana appeared first on ThinkProgress...

Top Starry-Eyed Bags: The Fame Game

Forget the Walk of Fame. Who needs a star on Hollywood Boulevard to prove she’s a shining Snob?! I mean, these days if you have an active Instagram account, you are technically a star, no? Read the full post Top Starry-Eyed Bags: The Fame Game which appeared first on Snob Essentials.

William Shatner, NASA Tweet Pleasantries: ‘Star Trek’ Fans Love Exchange

How does NASA blow up its Twitter account? Respond to a William Shatner tweet in Star Trek fashion, apparently. Fans of Shatner’s know that he is quite active on his social media pages, and it seems he decided a little banter with NASA was in order over the weekend. NASA’s page responded, and many seem

Follow-Up on What Has Been Happening

[Content Note: Abuse; harassment. This post is being published with the input of the moderators.]In the day since I posted a detailed account of the activities of a hate site targeting Shakesville and the members of this community and...Show More Summary

Congressional watchdog urges EPA to step up actions on fracking

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The Government Accountability Office is calling on the federal Environmental Protection Agency to step up enforcement of water contamination and seismic activity associated with fracking, the high-pressure injection of fluids into wells to extract oil and natural gas.

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