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House Passes CISPA, Jumpstarting Cyber Privacy Debate All Over Again

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Photo: Conservativedailynews.com Amidst the media’s Boston Marathon suspect screwup, the D.C. ricin scares, and the Senate’s rejection of gun background checks, one bit of news quietly slipped through: the House of Representatives passed CISPA, the cyber security bill that tackles the government’s ability to monitor personal information users give to...
House Passes CISPA, Jumpstarting Cyber Privacy Debate All Over Again

Will Twitter Copy Facebook Home?

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Social Media Insights is a daily newsletter from Business Insider that collects and delivers the top social media news first thing every morning. You can sign up to receive Social Media Insights here or at the bottom of this post. Will Twitter Copy Facebook Home? (The Motley Fool)Facebook Home suite...
Will Twitter Copy Facebook Home?

Boot up: Boston v social media, Apple's tipping point, expunging Google and more

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Plus how Google Now was built, ACLU files complaint over lack of Android updates, Dediu on product builds and innovation, and moreA burst of 8 links for you to chew over, as picked by the Technology teamIt wasn't Sunil Tripathi: the anatomy of a misinformation disaster >> The AtlanticAlexis Madrigal:...
Boot up: Boston v social media, Apple's tipping point, expunging Google and more

Facial Recognition Technology Didn't Help The Search For The Boston Bombers, Says Police Chief

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Edward Davis says that the identification system used by the city "came up empty." The breakthrough came as a result of a mixture of citizen journalism, police legwork, and technology--one agent watched the same video clip 400 times. The police investigation into last week's Boston Marathon bombing, and the...
Facial Recognition Technology Didn't Help The Search For The Boston Bombers, Says Police Chief

Advances in prosthetics aside, Boston amputees face challenges

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At least 14 people lost a limb or part of a limb in the Boston Marathon bombings. But while the field of prosthetics has made great progress in recent years, patients still have much emotional, psychological, and physical recovering to do, experts say. [Read more]...
Advances in prosthetics aside, Boston amputees face challenges
Twitter CEO: We're not competing with TV and news media, we're 'complementary'

Boston suspect's Twitter account shows how quickly private life can turn public

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One emotion seems to have rippled through Dzhokhar Tsarnaev's Twitter network as the news broke that the 19-year-old was suspect in the Boston Marathon bombings: disbelief. "He was my friend," reads one tweet, followed by a frowning emoticon. Read full article >>...
Boston suspect's Twitter account shows how quickly private life can turn public

Twitter is becoming the first and quickest source of investment news

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The social media tool has outstripped news wires and puts the financial world in rapid touch with expert opinion and analysisOn Monday last week at 2.56pm, three hours after the fastest runner of the Boston marathon crossed the finish line, my Twitter feed lit up. Someone in the office yelled...
Twitter is becoming the first and quickest source of investment news

Boston marathon explosions: hoax Twitter accounts criticised

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Hoax Twitter accounts have been criticised in the wake of the Boston Marathon explosions for spreading false information and attempting to capitalise on the tragedy.    ...
Boston marathon explosions: hoax Twitter accounts criticised

Details Of Immigration Bill Revealed, More High-Skilled Visas And Employer Fees

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New details of the highly anticipated comprehensive immigration reform bill have leaked ahead of its introduction to Congress on Tuesday (April 16). Most of the technology industry will be pleased that it nearly doubles the number of high-skilled visas (H1-B), from the 65,000 to 110,000, with a maximum of 185,000...
Details Of Immigration Bill Revealed, More High-Skilled Visas And Employer Fees

DailyDirt: Helping People In Boston

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Apparently, the last mile of the Boston Marathon was dedicated to the Newtown shooting victims, so it seems that much more messed up that participants in the Boston Marathon may need some help due to senseless bombings. Below are just a few helpful links for anyone out there who might...
DailyDirt: Helping People In Boston

Redditors Crowdsource Boston Marathon Terrorism Investigation

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Reddit's users launched a new subreddit, Findbostonbombers, where hundreds of amateur sleuths are crowdsourcing clues and suspects in the Boston terrorist attack. In an inevitable development, Reddit users have begun crowdsourcing an investigation into the Boston terrorist attack. A new subreddit called Findbostonbombers has over 870 subscribers and 1,600...
Redditors Crowdsource Boston Marathon Terrorism Investigation
New Photo Appears To Show Boston 'Suspect 2' Behind The 8-Year-Old-Victim
People Are Trying To 'Crowdsource' The Identity Of The Boston Bomber With Online Photo Analysis

How companies should navigate social media in a crisis

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Companies using social networks like Twitter and Facebook need to face what to do during a national crisis like the Boston Marathon bombing....
How companies should navigate social media in a crisis
Reuters Fired Its Indicted Social Media Editor After Bad Social Media Editing
Boston bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev charged as civilian, will be tried in federal court

Consumer tech key in Boston Marathon bombing probe

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Users of consumer technology and social media reacted quickly after explosions ripped through crowds near the finish line of the Boston Marathon last week, sending out updates, snapping photos and recording videos that officials said could turn out to be critical pieces of evidence....
Consumer tech key in Boston Marathon bombing probe

What should Twitter do when people exploit an emergency?

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The Boston bombings, like so many public emergencies, saw heroes who risked their lives. But the tragedy also produced jerks like the person who created @_bostonmarathon, a fake Twitter account claiming to raise money for victims. Here’s a screenshot (via CBS): The episode is the latest example of how Twitter...
What should Twitter do when people exploit an emergency?

In wake of Boston tragedy, Google launches Person Finder

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As it has done for every major tragedy in the last three years, starting with the 2010 earthquake in Haiti, Google has launched a Person Finder for Boston. One of the primary strains for those with friends and family in areas like today's Boston Marathon explosions is anxiety over...
In wake of Boston tragedy, Google launches Person Finder

Boston blasts show two sides of social media

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Twitter users reacted fast to the explosions that ripped through the Boston Marathon Monday, but the incident also revealed how social media can only be so reliable in such situations.Twitter spread news of the blasts quickly and was a useful communications tool for public authorities such as the Boston...
Boston blasts show two sides of social media

5 lessons for IT from the Boston Marathon bombings

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The CIO of Boston's Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center learned a few things last week. Insider (registration required)...
5 lessons for IT from the Boston Marathon bombings
Twitter account of Boston bombing suspect uncovered

Boston bombings was not about failed intelligence

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Texas law enforcement officer Nick Selby balks at the notion that last week's Boston Marathon bombings was the result of an intelligence failure....
Boston bombings was not about failed intelligence
Reuters fires social media editor charged with helping hackers

Muslim activists: Fight extreme materials online with counter messages

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Moderate Muslims and other people concerned with online radicalization efforts need to counter the extremist propaganda young Muslims are getting on the Web with more positive messages, members of the U.S. Islamic community said.Muslims interested in radical Islam have many online resources, but law enforcement agencies and the Muslim...
Muslim activists: Fight extreme materials online with counter messages

Tech world wrestles with how to respond to tragedy

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Sign up for our weekly newsletters, and you’ll get the latest insights from our Dylan's Desk and DeanBeat columns before they’re published on VentureBeat. When a tragedy hits, we all struggle to figure out what to do. It’s hard to sit at your desk, thousands of miles away from the news, watching...
Tech world wrestles with how to respond to tragedy

How to donate online to charities supporting Boston bombing victims and first responders

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Our thoughts and concerns are with the greater Boston area on Friday, as the city remains on lockdown while law enforcement is conducting a manhunt for the second Boston Marathon suspect. (Ars founder Ken Fisher calls the city home, and Ars editor Jon Brodkin doesn’t live far away.) Unfortunately,...
How to donate online to charities supporting Boston bombing victims and first responders
"Hallucinating" a face, new software could have ID'd Boston bomber

New York Post under fire over cover featuring Boston Marathon 'suspects'

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Gawker and CBS News confirm two men pictured on Post front page are not 'suspects' in Boston Marathon bombing• Follow live updates on the Boston investigation False reports on Wednesday that a suspect had been arrested in the Boston attacks damaged the credibility of the news outlets that carried the...
New York Post under fire over cover featuring Boston Marathon 'suspects'
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