Social Media

WikiLeaks Proposes Tracking Verified Twitter Users’ Homes, Families and Finances

WikiLeaks Proposes Tracking Verified Twitter Users’ Homes, Families and Finances WikiLeaks wants to start building a list of verified Twitter users that will include highly sensitive and personal information about their families, their finances and their housing situations. “We are thinking of making an online database with all ‘verified’ twitter accounts & their family/job/financial/housing relationships,” WikiLeaks tweeted Friday. The disclosure ... Read More »

Russia Asks Apple, Google to Remove LinkedIn From App Stores

Russia Asks Apple, Google to Remove LinkedIn From App Stores Accusing LinkedIn of flouting local laws that require Internet firms to store data on citizens within the nations borders, the Russian authorities have asked Apple and Google to remove the professional networking site app from their online stores. Recently, a Russian court blocked the Microsoft-owned LinkedIn service for breaching the ... Read More »

Obama administration releases searchable archive of social media posts

Photo by Cheriss May/NurPhoto via Getty Images President Obama’s entire social media presence as POTUS is now available in a single online archive. The administration today launched The Obama White House Social Media Archive, a searchable collection of everything the president and his administration posted on Instagram, Twitter, Flickr, Facebook, Google+, and Pinterest during his two terms in office. According ... Read More »

Rob Kardashian Apologizes to Blac Chyna and Dream for Social Media Meltdown, Says He’s Seeking Help

by Antoinette Bueno – Entertainment Tonight Rob Kardashian is taking a step back after claiming his fiancee, Blac Chyna, left him over the weekend and took their daughter, Dream, with her. The 29-year-old reality star apologized on Monday for his now deleted social media posts, and said that he was in an “emotional bad place.” He also had nothing but ... Read More »

Orlando shooting relatives sue social media giants

Image copyrightDANIEL MUNOZ/GETTY The families of three men who were killed in the Orlando nightclub massacre have filed a lawsuit against Facebook, Twitter and Google (YouTube) alleging that the firms provided “material support” to the so-called Islamic State. In their lawsuit, relatives of Juan Ramon Guerrero Tevin Crosby, Javier Jorge-Reyes and Juan Ramon Guerrrero, assert that the user-generated platforms aided ... Read More »

CES 2017: Every CNET social media account you need to follow

We’re living at CES 2017 so you don’t have to. And that means that if you want a firsthand look at everything in and around the conference, you should check out one of the many, many social media platforms we’ll be posting, tweeting and broadcasting on. First off, you can always like us on Facebook to keep tabs on the ... Read More »

Kidnap victim Denise Huskins, once accused of hoax, fends off social media attack

An undated photo released by the Vallejo Police Department shows Denise Huskins. (File photo courtesy of the Vallejo Police Department) By KEITH SHARON / STAFF WRITER FACEBOOK TWITTER EMAIL COMMENTS PRINT SEND PDF She was kidnapped, beaten, stuffed in the trunk of a car and called a liar by police before she was vindicated. Now, Denise Huskins is describing in ... Read More »

Strangers, Supporters, Family React to Trevon Johnson’s Death on Social Media

When 17-year-old Trevon Johnson was shot multiple times and killed by a DuPage County deputy late Sunday night near Villa Park, it didn’t go unnoticed by the national community. Some upset citizens took to social media to express their feelings about Johnson’s death, no matter what those feelings were. Take a look at a handful of public posts: Get free ... Read More »

Wolff: Social media, celebrity deaths and debating greatness

(Photo: PAUL BUCK, EPA) 25CONNECTTWEET 4LINKEDINCOMMENTEMAILMORE Social media seems to best express itself in unctuous banalities, angry politics, and in celebrity deaths. Last week the supporting actress, minor wit, and hard-living Hollywood denizen, Carrie Fisher, died at 60 of natural causes and was immediately hailed across social media as a major American talent and national model of pluck and fortitude. ... Read More »

I’m quitting social media this New Year – here’s why

I’m quitting social media. The HORROR. Whoa, whoa there: I’m not about setting unrealistic goals so I’m still allowing myself the occasional browse (capped at 10 minutes) but strictly no posting. Now, I’m not the *biggest* ‘poster’ ever anyway, maybe once or twice a week on Instagram and Facebook, but I’ve started using Instagram Stories daily and my browsing is ... Read More »