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The latest in online trends for the elderly? Social media coaches

By acreamer@sacbee.com (Anita Creamer) Jim Patterson, 92, lost his wife of almost 70 years late last year, and now he has a social media caregiver to help him stay in touch with the grandkids on Facebook.

Jim Patterson, left, gets assistance with his Facebook page by social caregiver Blair Gregorvich at Patterson's home in Placerville ...read more

Source: The Sacramento Bee


Iraq tries to censor social media, but its success is limited

By Craig Timberg The Iraqi government moved Friday to block access to Facebook, Twitter and YouTube in a bid to disrupt the social media tools deployed by insurgents as they have swept through the country in a bold drive toward Baghdad. Read full article >> ...read more

Source: The Washington Post


Free speech or illegal threats? Justices could say

Messages posted on Facebook and Twitter or sent in emails can be tasteless, vulgar and even disturbing.

FILE – This Nov. 10, 2010, file photo shows parents waiting to pick up their children at Lakeside Elementary School in Pembroke Pines, Fla., after authorities lifted a lockdown of all schools in Broward ...read more

Source: The Sacramento Bee


Zuckerberg, wife gift $120M to CA schools

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg and his wife, Priscilla Chan, are donating $120 million to the San Francisco Bay Area's public school system.

FILE- In this July 9, 2011, file photo, Mark Zuckerberg, president and CEO of Facebook, walks to morning sessions with his then girlfriend Priscilla Chan during the 2011 Allen ...read more

Source: The Sacramento Bee


Iran-based hackers reportedly target US officials for intel on sanctions

By foxnewsonline@foxnews.com A REPORT from cybersecurity investigators due out Thursday will reveal that hackers based in Iran are using social networks like Facebook and LinkedIn to target US and international officials, including a four-star admiral. Hacker who helped feds gets no additional prison time US to rev up hacking fight against ...read more

Source: Fox News


Iran judge summons Facebook CEO to court

A judge in southern Iran has ordered Facebook founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg to appear in court to answer complaints by individuals who say Facebook-owned applications Instagram and Whatsapp violate their privacy, semiofficial news agency ISNA reported Tuesday.

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg speaks at the Newseum in Washington, D.C., on Wednesday, ...read more

Source: The Sacramento Bee


Facebook expands 'I'm a Voter' feature to international users

By Salvador Rodriguez Hundreds of millions of Indians had their fingers inked blue to show they voted in recent nationwide elections. According to Facebook, 4 million of them clicked the “I'm a Voter” button to broadcast their participation on the social media network. The feature was designed by the company to... ...read more

Source: Los Angeles Times


Beauty queen in protest row

She was only crowned Miss Universe Thailand on Saturday but Weluree "Fai" Ditsayabut has already become caught up in the political crisis engulfing her country, after comments were found on her Facebook page referring to pro-government demonstrators as "dirty," "evil activists" that should "all be executed."

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Source: CNN Top Stories


N.J. appeals court upholds ban on mom posting about kids on Facebook

By Paresh Dave A New Jersey judge's order banning a mother on probation from mentioning her children or their father on Facebook and elsewhere online was not unconstitutional, an appellate court ruled this week. The case centered on the online statements -- which the judge called irrational and bizarre --... ...read more

Source: Los Angeles Times


Facebook and Square pull failed apps from digital stores

By Salvador Rodriguez Facebook Camera, Poke and Square Wallet have been removed from app stores, bringing an end to three apps from notable tech companies that were never able to catch on. The social network giant pulled Camera and Poke from the Apple App Store on Friday. The two apps were launched ...read more

Source: Los Angeles Times

Category: After the Manuscript, Viewpoints, Mari Selby


As Facebook matures, it looks to grow mobile reach

Mark Zuckerberg, like Facebook, is maturing. The soon-to-be 30-year-old CEO of the decade-old social networking company grew reflective as he stood before hundreds of app developers to announce a host of mobile features designed to put "people first."

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg gestures while delivering the keynote address at the f8 ...read more

Source: The Sacramento Bee


BadRedhead Says… The Most Effective Social Media Channel Is…

By editor Easy: the one you like to use the most! Sounds basic and simple, but with all the advice flying around about ‘author platform' and being everywhere at once (not possible, I've tried), what's an author to do?
Let's deconstruct.
Each social media channel (Twitter, Facebook, Pinterest, YouTube, Google+, LinkedIn) is designed differently, ...read more

Source: San Fransico Book Rewiew


The Ancient Maya and virtual worlds: Different perspectives on material meanings

If Facebook were around 1,400 years ago, the ancient Maya might have been big fans of the virtual self. The Maya believed that part of your identity could inhabit material objects, like a courtier's mirror or sculptor's carving tool. Maya might even name these objects, talk to them or take ...read more

Source: phy.org


Facebook says WhatsApp deal cleared by FTC

SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Facebook Inc said U.S. regulators have cleared its $19 billion acquisition of mobile messaging service WhatsApp, even as the Federal Trade Commission warned the two Internet companies on Thursday that they must not backtrack on commitments to user privacy.

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Source: Reuters


Fort Hood shooter vented on Facebook

Spc. Ivan Lopez vented about a range of subjects in Facebook posts before his shooting rampage at Fort Hood in Texas, including his outrage at Adam Lanza's mass school shooting in Connecticut, the overpowering fear experienced during an insurgent attack in Iraq and the feeling of all-consuming hatred after being ...read more

Source: CNN Top Stories


Internet companies' growing ambitions spook 51 percent of Americans: Reuters/Ipsos poll

SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - The personal data gathering abilities of Google, Facebook and other tech companies has sparked growing unease among Americans, with a majority worried that Internet companies are encroaching too much upon their lives, a new poll showed.

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Source: Reuters


Morning Agenda: The ‘Dewey Seven’ Pleas, Unsealed

By By SYDNEY EMBER The pleas of seven former employees of Dewey & LeBoeuf have been unsealed. | Comcast's chief executive is looking beyond cable. | Is Facebook too big to care? | A lawyer takes on fiduciary failures. | The author Michael Lewis is taking aim at high-speed traders. ...read more

Source: The New York Times


Visionary or looney? Zuckerberg on spending spree

Facebook's latest multibillion dollar acquisition of virtual reality headset maker Oculus is prompting some people to wonder if CEO Mark Zuckerberg is already living in an alternate reality.

FILE - In this Jan. 7, 2014 file photo, show attendees play a video game wearing Oculus Rift virtual reality headsets at ...read more

Source: The Sacramento Bee


Facebook buying virtual-reality company for $2B

Facebook is buying virtual reality company Oculus, betting $2 billion that its technology will become a new way for people to communicate, learn or be entertained.

FILE - In this Jan. 7, 2014 file photo, show attendees play a video game wearing Oculus Rift virtual reality headsets at the Intel ...read more

Source: The Sacramento Bee


Facebook to buy virtual reality firm Oculus for $2 billion

By Brian Fung You may not have heard of Oculus. But if you follow technology, you've probably heard of the Oculus Rift, a virtual reality headset that promises to change video gaming. On Tuesday, Facebook announced that it's acquiring the 20-month-old company for $2 billion. Read full article >> ...read more

Source: The Washington Post


Twix Cheesecake Pie

I got this recipe from a Blog on Facebook. I tried it with leftover Halloween candy and 2 packages of Cream Cheese that were almost dead in my refrigerator. Really good and easy. The original recipe called for a homemade chocolate cookie crust, but I used an Oreo Pie crust ...read more

Source: Food.com


AM Alert: Cyber-bullying, sexual assault are focus of Sen. Beall bill

By akoseff@sacbee.com (Alexei Koseff) Now that merciless teenage taunting has migrated from locker rooms and high school hallways to the Internet, policymakers are paying more attention to the types of harassment and bullying that happens on Facebook and other social media venues. ...read more

Source: The Sacramento Bee


Turkish Prime Minister Threatens to Ban Facebook and YouTube

By By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Turkey's prime minister has threatened drastic steps to censor the Internet, including shutting down Facebook and YouTube, where audio recordings of his alleged conversations suggesting corruption have been leaked in the past weeks, dealing him a major blow ahead of this month's local elections. ...read more

Source: The New York Times


Privacy groups ask regulators to halt Facebook's $19 billion WhatsApp deal

SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Privacy advocates have asked U.S. regulators to halt Facebook Inc's $19 billion acquisition of messaging service WhatsApp until there is a clearer understanding of how the company intends to use the personal data of WhatsApp's 450 million users.

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Source: Reuters


The Switch: Facebook may look to drones to connect world to the Web

By Hayley Tsukayama Facebook has committed itself to figuring out how to improve Internet connectivity around the world, a major engineering and infrastructure project. But how? If a recent report is correct, the answer may be "by using drones." Read full article >> ...read more

Source: The Washington Post


TV Channel Removes 'Out of Bounds' Photo From Facebook Page

By By Anna Dolgov <moscowtimes@themoscowtimes.com> Television channel Euronews has removed a photograph of a Soviet monument painted in the colors of the Ukrainian flag from its Russian-language Facebook page, following outcry from the Russian Foreign Ministry. ...read more

Source: The Moscow Times


Morning Agenda: A Clearer Picture on Lehman’s Collapse

By By SYDNEY EMBER Federal Reserve transcripts released on Friday provide the fullest picture yet of the thinking of top government officials on Lehman's implosion in 2008. | Facebook's deal for WhatsApp, which could be worth up to $19 billion, is all about the address book. | Greater pension fund disclosure may have helped ...read more

Source: The New York Times


Facebook CEO riding high - for now, after WhatsApp deal

SAN FRANCISCO/BARCELONA (Reuters) - Facebook Inc Chief Executive Officer Mark Zuckerberg will take a victory lap at the world's largest mobile technology conference in Barcelona on Monday, after beating out Google Inc in a $19 billion acquisition of free messaging service WhatsApp. But he is facing a new arduous race ...read more

Source: Reuters


Militants turning to violence in Egypt; groups use Facebook to threaten police

Islamist opponents of Egypt’s military-led government are increasingly embracing militant tactics to push back against the months-long crackdown that has seen 23,000 people arrested in the past seven months.

Police officers secure a crater left in front of Cairo's police directorate after someone detonated a car bomb Friday morning, Jan 24, ...read more

Source: The Sacramento Bee


Tech’s New Feeding Frenzy

By By SYDNEY EMBER Facebook's deal to acquire WhatsApp shows that competition has never been more intense between technology companies fighting for the same customers and wallets. | Hedge funds are dipping their toes in advertising thanks to recent changes in S.E.C. regulations. | Banker go-to GrubHub Seamless files for an I.P.O. | The ...read more

Source: The New York Times


Analysts ponder cost of Facebook’s WhatsApp deal

By Hayley Tsukayama Facebook's mega purchase of WhatsApp exposed the 10-year-old social network's growing anxiety about losing relevance and staying on top of the social media world, analysts said. Already the world's largest social network, Facebook wants to be the leader in a field where it has struggled: mobile messaging. Read full ...read more

Source: The Washington Post


Does WhatsApp deal show Facebook knows what's up?

If Facebook hopes to remain the social networking leader, CEO Mark Zuckerberg knows the company must follow the people. That realization compelled Zuckerberg to pay $19 billion for WhatsApp, a mobile messaging application that is redefining the concept of texting while its audience of 450 million users expands at an ...read more

Source: The Sacramento Bee


Goldman Sachs misses out on WhatsApp, 2014's top deals so far

The world's top deal adviser for nine of the past 10 years, Goldman Sachs Group Inc has been notably absent on 2014's largest mergers and acquisitions, including Facebook's $19 billion deal to purchase mobile messaging service WhatsApp.

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Source: Reuters


Morning Agenda: Facebook’s $16 Billion Deal for WhatsApp

By By SYDNEY EMBER Facebook scoops up WhatsApp, a text messaging application with 450 million global users, for at least $16 billion in cash and stock. | The supermarket chain Safeway is exploring a sale of the company to private equity. | Harvard lands its largest gift ever, $150 million, from the hedge fund ...read more

Source: The New York Times


Facebook to buy mobile messaging app WhatsApp for $16 billion

By Jia Lynn Yang Facebook announced Wednesday it was buying the mobile instant-messaging company WhatsApp for about $16 billion in a move that would expand the social network's global reach. WhatsApp's mobile messaging service, which allows users to trade texts, pictures and videos over their smartphones, is extremely popular in countries such as ...read more

Source: The Washington Post