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Julie Schenecker Guilty of First-Degree Murder

A Tampa, Florida jury deliberated for less than two hours Thursday evening before finding Julie Schenecker guilty of first-degree murder for the shooting deaths of her two teenage children in 2011. Schenecker’s attorneys had been pitching an insanity defense, which …

Post Snowden, Tech Companies Are Much More Transparent and Protective of User Privacy Post Snowden, Tech Companies Are Much More Transparent and Protective of User Privacy

In May of 2013, the Electronic Frontier Foundation published their third-ever “Who Has Your Back” report, which looks at major tech companies and how they stack up when it comes to protecting user data and privacy. In the six criteria …

BIA/Kelsey: U.S. Social Ad Revenues To Hit $15B In 2018 BIA/Kelsey: U.S. Social Ad Revenues To Hit $15B In 2018

BIA/Kelsey released its latest U.S. Social Local Media Forecast looking at 2013 – 2018. The firm expects social media ad revenues in the country to grow from $5.1 billion in 2013 to $15 billion in 2018. This would represent a …

Atlanta Shootings: One Victim Now Critical

Seventeen-year-old Marcellus Brooks was arrested and faces five counts of aggravated assault after allegedly shooting five people near Therrell High School in Atlanta on Tuesday. Brooks, a tenth-grader, allegedly began shooting roughly 100 yards away from the school at around …

Bernardo Fire 50 Percent Contained

The nearly 1,600-acre bush fire that is still smoldering southwest of Rancho Bernardo, California is now 50 percent contained, according to the San Diego Fire Department. City and county fire crews comprising roughly 350 firefighters pushed back twelve flare-ups Tuesday …

Gracie Gold Backs Out of Malibu Prom Date

Figure skater and 2014 Sochi Winter Olympics bronze medalist Gracie Gold has backed out of a prom date with a teenage suitor from Malibu, California, who asked her via a YouTube clip, and later in person during an awkward taping …

1805 Letter Penned by Thomas Jefferson Goes on Sale

A July 24, 1805 letter written by United States Founding Father and President Thomas Jefferson went on sale for $35,000 in Philadelphia. The Raab Collection is handling the transaction, after an anonymous private collector came forth with the one-page historical …

Weather Channel Apologizes To Fort Worth, TX Councilman Joel Burns For Rude Tweet

The Weather Channel has definitely ruffled the feathers of Fort Worth, TX residents. On Monday, May 12 the television channel landed in hot water after sending a crude tweet to an openly gay Texas politician. A minute issue that could …

Don’t Get Your Brand Muted On Twitter Don’t Get Your Brand Muted On Twitter

After testing the feature for a while, Twitter announced the launch of its new Mute feature on Monday. It’s in the process of rolling out, so you should get it within the next few weeks if you don’t already have …

Twitter Officially Launches Mute Feature Twitter Officially Launches Mute Feature

Twitter was spotted testing a mute button feature a couple weeks ago. Now, the company has officially announced it. It appears in the iPhone and Android apps, as well as on Twitter.com. You can mute people from tweets or from …

Chrissy Teigen’s Infamous Nude Instagram Photo Was Taken By Her Mother

Chrissy Teigen has a pretty racy social media presence. After all, she’s a model and people expect her to show a little skin even when she’s not at work. What’s not expected is that her mother, Vilailuck, fully supports it. …

Twitter’s Crashlytics Hits Mac OS X Twitter’s Crashlytics Hits Mac OS X

Last year, Twitter acquired Crashlytics, a reporting tool for mobile app crashes. The company has kept the service alive as promised. The co-founders said at the time that development would continue, and it has. Today, Crashlytics announced that it is …

Twitter Rolls Out Account Safety Features Twitter Rolls Out Account Safety Features

Twitter announced that it’s rolling out a couple new features to help users protect their accounts and restore access. They’re launching a new password reset experience and improved identification and blocking of suspicious logins. The company says it knows people …

Internet Giants Team Up To Fight Malicious Ads Internet Giants Team Up To Fight Malicious Ads

Google, Facebook, Twitter, and AOL have teamed up to launch TrustInAds.org to educate people about the dangers of ad scams. Here’s the official description: Founded by AOL, Facebook, Google and Twitter, TrustInAds.org comprises a group of Internet industry leaders that …

Miley Cyrus Denies Drug Overdose

Twerking sensation Miley Cyrus has denied rumors that her recent illness was the result of a drug overdose, and asserts that she is “the poster child for good health.” While addressing talk that her recent hospital stint was actually due …

X-15 Test Pilot Bill Dana Dies at 83

NASA test pilot and astronaut William Harvey “Bill” Dana passed away Tuesday at age 83. According to NASA’s Armstrong Flight Research Center in California, Dana, famed as a research test pilot who flew the X-15 rocket plane and other pioneering …

Yingluck Shinawatra Ousted from Office by Thai Court

The Constitutional Court in Thailand ousted Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra Wednesday, along with nine members of her cabinet, in an abuse-of-power case that will likely push the politically fragile democracy into further turmoil and violence. Thailand’s highest court cited a …

Prince William Spotted Flying Coach?

Could it possibly be? Prince William, Duke of Cambridge, eldest son of Charles the Prince of Wales and grandson to Queen Elizabeth II, will probably be the King of England one day. But that doesn’t mean that the royal heir …

Twitter Ads Get New Language Targeting Twitter Ads Get New Language Targeting

Twitter has been launching all kinds of ad features lately, including an app promotion suite, native ads on MoPub, the Website Card, the expansion of geo-targeting to more countries, and postal code targeting in the U.S. On Wednesday, the company …

Pussy Riot Urges Congress to Crack Down on Russia

Russian punk band Pussy Riot members Maria Alekhina and Nadezhda Tolokonnikova were on Capitol Hill Tuesday lobbying for further sanctions against Russia, citing human rights violations they had witnessed first-hand under President Vladimir Putin’s administration. In a private meeting, the …

Sharia Law Prompts Beverly Hills Hotel Boycott

The Night Before the Oscars, an annual gala held at the Beverly Hills Hotel, may be hosted at a different venue henceforth, due to the Sultan of Brunei’s ownership of the storied inn. The Motion Picture & Television Fund, which …