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‘Blank Space’! Taylor Swift’s Social Media Accounts Are Wiped Clean, Leaving Fans Scratching Heads

  Taylor Swift’s social media accounts and websites were wiped clean on Friday morning, ­leaving fans in a frenzy and wondering whether the 27-year-old star had been hacked, or is on the verge of dropping a new album. The “Blank Space” singer — or someone with access to her account

HBO’s Social Media Accounts Hacked. ‘Again?’ Asks Internet

In the latest of many security breaches that have plagued HBO for the past few weeks, the network’s social media accounts were compromised about three hours before writing this. HBO’s Facebook and Twitter accounts were hacked by a group called OurMine, who also hacked the social media

Smart social media marketing drives millennial businesses

NakhreWaali is one of the numerous budding online businesses running largely on the foundation of social media marketing in the country. When Pratiksha Tewari, a young child psychologist in Delhi, wanted to wear something different for her friend’s wedding, she checked out Instagram and settled on a beaded necklace

Free-speech debate swirls as officials block on social media

An emerging debate about whether elected officials violate people’s free speech rights by blocking them on social media is spreading across the U.S. as groups sue or warn politicians to stop the practice. The American Civil Liberties Union this week sued Maine Gov. Paul LePage and sent warning letters

Fake Social Media IDs Spurring Trafficking: NATC

The National Anti-Trafficking Committee (NATC), which on Friday launched a mobile app and toll-free number for trafficking-related grievances, raised concern over misuse of social media in spurring crime. “The main area of concern in social media-trafficking nexus is fake IDs. Unsuspecting adolescent girls are being lured by

Gujarat floods: Social media comes to the rescue as govt reaches out to locals, coordinates relief work

Even as Prime Minister Narendra Modi announced a relief of Rs 500 crore after taking an aerial survey of the flood affected areas of Gujarat on Tuesday, many villages around the Deesa city of Banaskantha district continue to remain cut off because the bridges and roads en route have

Fox Valley dog, stuffed hippo become social media stars

GREENVILLE – It started with a July 7 social media post. That was 3½ weeks after Hank, a 4½-year-old chocolate Labrador, and his inseparable fuzzy purple hippo arrived at Fox Valley Humane Association. The pair needed a new home, and the shelter was determined to provide the bonded pair

Social media genie won’t go back in the bottle, so we must teach youngsters to use it wisely

Teenagers in Britain are fortunate to have access to computers, laptops and smartphones from an early age. A child in the UK receives a smartphone at around the age of 12 – among the earliest in Europe. The natural consequence of this is that children spend a significant

Life without social media has taught me the virtues of being social

At the end of last year I gave up the technologies that transmit news and social media. But I actually quit the media themselves a year before that. Like all good decisions, it was made in the pub, over a pint with a friend – a neighbour, who

Social Media A need for growth

Social media is still a relatively new concept as people are still discovering its impact. Though the influence of various social media platforms has been discussed over the years, its intensity remains to be fully understood. Among billions of social media users in the world, studies show