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Newtown shooting: police warn of prosecutions for misuse of social media

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Connecticut police lieutenant Paul Vance: people responsible for 'misinformation' on social media 'could be subject to arrest'Police investigating the Newtown school shooting have issued a stern warning over "misinformation" regarding the case being posted online, stating that the those behind fake profiles and other misleading information will be prosecuted.Connecticut state...
Newtown shooting: police warn of prosecutions for misuse of social media

Google Updates Home Page With Vigil Candle For Victims Of School Shooting

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In a show of solidarity with those grieving tonight over a school shooting in Connecticut, Google placed a subtle vigil candle below its search box. Google’s graceful, yet poignant gesture speaks the uniqueness of this particular tragedy. Earlier today, a scores of citizens flooded the White House’s official online petition website, WeThePeople, calling for...
Google Updates Home Page With Vigil Candle For Victims Of School Shooting

Check This Interactive Map To See Which States Crack Down On Guns

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The Guardian's state-by-state breakdown of gun laws in the country identifies who's the strictest (D.C.) and the laxest (Arizona, Wyoming, Vermont) about guns. President Obama and Vice President Biden announced new proposals on Wednesday aimed at preventing gun violence in the wake of the recent Newtown, Conn., school shooting...
Check This Interactive Map To See Which States Crack Down On Guns

Briton arrested over school shooting threats on Facebook

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Schools in Tennessee strengthen security after man from South Shields allegedly threatens to kill 200 peopleA British man has been arrested on suspicion of making threats to kill 200 people which led to schools in America beefing up security.The 24-year-old from South Shields in south Tyneside, was in custody after...
Briton arrested over school shooting threats on Facebook

Bulletproof whiteboard designed for classroom defense

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In response to the school shooting in Connecticut, a military armor manufacturer creates bulletproof whiteboards as a last line of defense for teachers and students. [Read more]...
Bulletproof whiteboard designed for classroom defense

Facebook mob wrongly blames Mass Effect for school shooting

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Following the school shooting in Newtown, CT, media reports pinned the rampage on 24 year-old Ryan Lanza. Facebook users rapidly found a profile belonging to a Ryan Lanza, scavenged his profile, and discovered that he was a fan of Bioware's space opera Mass Effect. A hundred-page comment stream deriding the...
Facebook mob wrongly blames Mass Effect for school shooting
Data helps rebut the "violent video games cause shootings" argument

NRA goes silent online after Newtown shootings

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The National Rifle Association is dealing with the double-edge sword of social media by taking down its Facebook page and going silent on Twitter in the wake of the tragic elementary school shooting in Newtown, Conn....
NRA goes silent online after Newtown shootings

Viral Video: Silent Night, Holy Night on SNL

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After the horrible tragedy of the Connecticut school shooting last week, it’s hard — and, even inappropriate — to be funny. That’s why this opening of Saturday Night Live this weekend, with the cold open of the New York City Children’s Chorus performing “Silent Night” was the perfect choice. What...
Viral Video: Silent Night, Holy Night on SNL

Obama calls for study on video-game violence

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U.S. President Barack Obama called on Congress to provide funding for research on violence in video games and possible connections to real-world gun violence as part of a wide-ranging package of policy moves announced Wednesday. Obama asked Congress to allocate $10 million for a study by the U.S. Centers...
Obama calls for study on video-game violence

WhitePages Current Caller ID now lets you block calls, texts

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The WhitePages Current Caller ID Android app, which displays not only the names of callers but also their location and social media updates, just received an update that allows you to easily block unwanted calls and texts. The app now features a “block” button when you get a call or...
WhitePages Current Caller ID now lets you block calls, texts

Scores Flood White House With Online Petition To 'Immediately Address' Gun Control

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Almost immediately following the tragic school shooting in Connecticut, over 16,000 people have signed an official White House WeThePeople petition to “Immediately address the issue of gun control through the introduction of legislation in Congress.” Signatures seem to be increasing rapidly in speed, in what could be the fastest signature...
Scores Flood White House With Online Petition To 'Immediately Address' Gun Control

Fox pulls Family Guy episode over Boston Marathon YouTube hoax clips

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Network cancels Turban Cowboy episode after mix of clips posted on internet appeared to depict scenes from attacksRupert Murdoch's Fox network has pulled an episode of animated series Family Guy, after a series of clips from the show were edited and put online that appeared to depict parallels with the...
Fox pulls Family Guy episode over Boston Marathon YouTube hoax clips
Killer Story: School Shooting Drama Unfolds on Facebook

MakerBot pulls blueprints for 3D-printed gun parts in wake of school shooting

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Gun control is a hot topic in the United States, and the recent school shooting in Connecticut has made the topic even more volatile. MakerBot, a 3D printing company, has taken this opportunity to pull blueprints for gun parts from its community site. It’s well within its rights to do...
MakerBot pulls blueprints for 3D-printed gun parts in wake of school shooting
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Newtown shooting: Google adds solitary white candle to US homepage

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Move appears to be the first time site's popular doodle feature has been used to respond to a breaking news storyGoogle added a small, glowing candle to its main search page after news emerged of the school shooting in the US.When users hover a cursor over the icon, a text...
Newtown shooting: Google adds solitary white candle to US homepage

After Newtown tragedy, cops target social net pranksters

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In the wake of the tragic school shooting in Newtown, Conn, police warned that they will prosecute anyone purposefully posting false information related to the incident on social networks....
After Newtown tragedy, cops target social net pranksters
Huffington Post co-founder launches campaign to "Stop the NRA"

Infamous Teen Hacker Cosmo the God Hacks Westboro Baptist Church Member Shirley Phelps-Roper

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(Screencap: Twitter) Anonymous announced its intention to “destroy” Westboro Baptist Church this weekend following news that the group would be picketing the funerals of children who died in Friday’s horrific school shooting in Newtown, Connecticut. Now, infamous 15-year-old hacker Cosmo the God of the Underground Nazi Hacktivist Group (UGNazi) has...
Infamous Teen Hacker Cosmo the God Hacks Westboro Baptist Church Member Shirley Phelps-Roper

Internet Silence Speaks Louder Than Words

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Major websites around the web blacked out their homepages Friday at 9:30am in memoriam for the Sandy Hook massacre last week. In the cacophonous free speech circus that is the Internet, where the knee jerk reaction to all issues is to generate more words, the practice of forced silence...
Internet Silence Speaks Louder Than Words
Connecticut town drive will collect and destroy violent video games
Alienation, tragedy, and the canaries in the coal mine
WhitePages CEO spreads awareness about school shootings with online database

A primer for school security

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Like you, I was horrified by the school shooting in Newtown, Conn. I am hopeful that it will awaken communities around the country to the risks our schools face. They are the quintessential "soft targets," and they need special attention....
A primer for school security
Entertainment trade organization asks Vice President Biden not to investigate violent media following Newtown shooting
The Inevitable Post-Tragedy Witch Hunt: 'Mass Effect' Facebook Page Attacked Because Of Link To Misidentified Shooting Suspect
Anonymous renews fight against Westboro Baptist Church for planning Newtown school shooting picket
More Post-Newtown Fallout: Gun Owners Vs. Journalists In New York

Tweets Need A Credibility Rating And This Lie Detector Algorithm Could Help

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The Newtown school shooting tragedy turned social media channels into another disastrous rumor mill. Ryan Lanza and his friends suffered a flood of hate messages after vigilante facebookers attacked him following false reports by CNN (the shooter was Adam Lanza, Ryan’s brother). Actor Morgan Freeman had to deny a...
Tweets Need A Credibility Rating And This Lie Detector Algorithm Could Help
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