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Police say Brian Tilley terrorized his stepdaughter because he disapproved of her college lifestyle. (Benton County Jail)

Oregon Man Accused Of Hacking Into Stepdaughter’s Instagram, Making Threats And Posting Her Private Pictures

Police Say Brian Tilley wanted to stop his 22-year-old stepdaughter from going to bars and dating.

01/25/2014

Spammers pay people to constantly click on websites to drive up page views. (Getty Images)

Selling Social Media Clicks Becomes Big Business

“Click farms” have sprung up overseas, where workers tap buttons to increase social media standings.

01/06/2014

Hackers broke into Snapchat files and published millions of phone numbers and usernames. (Getty Images)

Snapchat Promises To Make App More Secure

A security breach allowed hackers to collect the usernames and phone numbers of 4.6 million Snapchat users

01/03/2014

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Can Your Social Media Image Affect Your Chances of Getting Into College?

How many admissions officers are using the internet to screen applicants? What kind of online behavior affects a student’s admission to the college of their choice?

07/22/2013

File photo of a computer logged into Facebook.  (credit: Chris Jackson/Getty Images)

Washington Bill Would Allow Employers To Seek Workers’ Facebook Passwords

A bill amendment proposed Tuesday could allow employers to ask for a worker’s Facebook or other social media password during company investigations.

CBS Seattle–04/03/2013

File photo of the Microsoft logo. (credit: LIONEL BONAVENTURE/AFP/Getty Images)

Microsoft Joins List Of Companies Recently Hacked

Microsoft has joined the list of prominent technology companies confirming they have been hit by a recent computer hacking attack.

02/22/2013

Portia de Rossi, Ellen DeGeneres, Katy Perry (Christopher Polk / Getty Images)

On Social Media, Jay-Z’s Jab Trumps Katy Perry’s Cleavage

On music’s biggest night, social media networks exploded with commentary, making the 55th GRAMMY Awards this year’s second-most popular event with close to 15.5 million interactions as reported by Trendrr, a social TV analytics provider […]

02/11/2013

Barack Obama (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)

Opinion: My2K

Obama is hoping to promote the discussion of the Bush tax cut extensions by getting people hooked on the topic and by getting them to use the #My2K hashtag on Twitter.

11/29/2012

Photo Of Crime Scene Tape (John Li/Getty Images)

Opinion: Media Covers Up Violence Of Flash Mobs

Flash mobs were once innocent social experiments, but now are all too often racial attacks. Unfortunately, the media continues to paint a rosy picture and fails to report the violence and crime they cause.

08/02/2012

View of the Facebook homepage taken in Washington,D.C., on Jan. 3, 2011. (credit: NICHOLAS KAMM/AFP/Getty Images)

Study: Facebook, Twitter Affects Behavior Negatively

Does using Facebook and Twitter affect your behavior? According to one study it does.

07/10/2012

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