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Lindsey Vonn responds to social media attacks: “I haven’t changed my mind”

The social media onslaught against Lindsey Vonn doesn’t seem to be bothering the U.S. Alpine skiing star. After Vonn failed to medal in the super-G last week, a slew of posts by supporters of President Trump, often using profane or threatening language, celebrated the result. “I always

Advertisers warn social media to step up, or they’re out

Trust in what we read online is eroding quickly, and social media and “Big Tech” are facing blame. It’s even reaching a tipping point for advertisers, who are threatening to pull their ad dollars from the digital domain unless things change — fast. “Consumers don’t trust what they see online.” That was a central

What to know about the Russian troll factory listed in Mueller’s indictment

Special counsel Robert Mueller has indicted 13 individuals for their attempts to meddle in the 2016 election. Twelve of them worked for the Internet Research Agency, a notorious Kremlin-linked Russian troll farm. The indictment says the Internet Research Agency, which is based in St. Petersburg, “engaged in operations to interfere with

Local students and law enforcement react to use of social media during shooting

Social media is changing how we see an active shooter situation unfold. As we saw on Wednesday, students used social media to show in real time what it was like barricaded in classrooms, hiding from a shooter on campus. “People are utilizing social media before or in

Samsung Galaxy S8 Android 8.0 Oreo Update Rollout Halted Due to ‘Unexpected Reboots’

HIGHLIGHTS Software was causing some handsets to randomly reboot Samsung had stopped rollout without providing any warning Oreo update had released in some countries, including India Samsung recently stopped the Android 8.0 Oreo update for its Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8+ smartphones, just days after it began to roll out,

Client posing as FBI agent assaults, threatens to kill employees at Boulder web-design firm, police say

The founder of a yoga company was arrested over the weekend after police allege he posed as an FBI agent and cuffed, assaulted and threatened to kill employees at a Boulder web-design firm that worked on a project for him. Daniel Shea, 45, was arrested in Lyons

Google hires former Samsung executive to coordinate Internet of Things projects

Alphabet Inc’s Google this month hired Injong Rhee, who recently resigned as Samsung Electronics Co’s chief technology officer, to lead its Internet of Things business, he said in a LinkedIn post Monday. Google spokeswoman Jane Hynes confirmed to Reuters Rhee’s hiring by Google’s cloud computing unit, but

Client posing as FBI agent assaults, threatens to kill employees at Boulder web-design firm, police say

The founder of a yoga company was arrested over the weekend after police allege he posed as an FBI agent and cuffed, assaulted and threatened to kill employees at a Boulder web-design firm that worked on a project for him. Daniel Shea, 45, was arrested in Lyons

Boston cops used social media to spy on black, Muslim protesters: ACLU

The Boston Police Department used a social media surveillance system to keep tabs on black and Muslim protesters — gathering thousands of posts about political and social activism, religious issues, and other personal matters “irrelevant to law enforcement concerns,” according to a report released Wednesday by the American Civil

How to prevent your social media accounts from oversharing

Your social media accounts help you share your daily life with friends. But the mobile apps can go further than that, automatically alerting everyone when you become available online, read a message, or even visit a nearby location. If you don’t want your nearest and dearest to know what