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Bay Area Police Worry About Possible Bullying, Threats Via Yik Yak App

A new social media has become a phenomenon among kids and teens, thanks to its ability for users to remain anonymous. But law enforcement and parents worry the anonymity of the Yik Yak app is leading to cyberbullying and threats of violence.

11/21/2014

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WhatsApp Now Encrypting Messages From Beginning To End

WhatsApp, the globally popular instant messaging system owned by Facebook, has begun using a powerful new encryption program aimed at protecting users’ conversations from unwanted surveillance and snooping.

11/18/2014

Facebook Headquarters

Facebook Shuttle Drivers Seek Union Over Working Conditions, Wages

Saying working conditions and wages need to be improved, bus drivers who shuttle Facebook employees to and from work are beginning the process of organizing a union.

10/06/2014

A view of and Apple iPhone displaying the Facebook app's splash screen May 10, 2012 in Washington, DC. Social-networking giant Facebook will go public on the NASDAQ May 18 with its initial public offering, trading under the symbol FB, in an effort to raise $10.6 billion. (Brenden Smialowski/AFP/GettyImages)

Facebook Tightens Research Guidelines After Controversial Study Tweaking Users’ News Feeds

Facebook has tightened its research guidelines following uproar over its disclosure this summer that it allowed researchers to manipulate users’ feeds to see if their moods could be changed.

10/02/2014

Joseph Wong and his friends on a hike to Mission Peak in Fremont. (CBS)

Selfie Mountain: Mission Peak In Fremont Becomes Crowded With Photo-Obsessed Hikers

Social media may be behind the sudden popularity of a park in the East Bay. Visitors are scaling Mission Peak in Fremont by the hundreds, and nearly all of them snapping a selfie with the totem at the top.

09/16/2014

The Facebook website is displayed on a laptop computer. (Photo Illustration by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

Facebook Tests ‘Buy’ Button To Help Businesses Boost Sales

Facebook is testing a “Buy” button in its latest effort to help businesses boost their sales through the world’s biggest online social network.

07/17/2014

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California Law Criminalizing Jurors Who Disobey Judge’s Orders To Stay Offline Repealed

Gov. Jerry Brown signed AB2683 on Tuesday, repealing a law that made it a misdemeanor to disobey a judge’s order to stay off electronic devices during a trial.

07/08/2014

The Facebook website is displayed on a laptop computer. (Photo Illustration by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

Iranian Hackers Created Fake Social Network Profiles To Spy On US

The firm iSight Partners uncovered an espionage campaign which targeted more than 2,000 U.S. military and political leaders.

05/30/2014

(L-R) Alice@97.3's Jayn & Sarah (credit: Alice@97.3)

Top 15 Words Added To Merriam-Webster Dictionary

Words like “selfie,” “turducken” & “hashtag” have officially entered American vernacular…

05/19/2014

LinkedIn headquarters in Mountain View. (CBS)

LinkedIn Continues Silicon Valley Building Spree, Eyes Massive Expansion In Mountain View

Almost everywhere in Silicon Valley, another high-tech building is taking shape. Professional social networking site LinkedIn is one of the companies leading the latest building boom.

05/07/2014

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