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Facebook Announces New Gender Options For Users

Facebook is adding a customizable option with about 50 different terms people can use to identify their gender as well as three preferred pronoun choices: him, her or them.

02/13/2014

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Boy, 17, Charged With Abusing Family Dog After Allegedly Posting Videos On Social Media

The two-year old Weimaraner, which animal control officers renamed “Charlie,” has been removed from the home and has now been adopted.

02/11/2014

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Study: Excessive Use Of Facebook Can Lead To Infidelity

Excessive use of the social-media website Facebook can cause major problems in relationships, according to a recent study.

CBS2 / KCAL9–02/03/2014

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Expert Evaluates How Social Media Is Changing The GRAMMYs

Musicians are engaging with fans on social media more than actors, and that should have Twitter and Instagram buzzing come the Grammy Awards, according to one expert.

01/25/2014

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Police: OC Man Used Social Media Picture App To Prey On Juveniles

Police Thursday announced the arrest of an Orange County man for using social media to prey on juveniles.

CBS2 / KCAL9–01/16/2014

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Huntington Beach Police Arrest Suspected Cyber Predator

Jackson Roland Westermeyer is accused of posing as a girl on various websites in order to make contact with underage boys.

01/15/2014

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Snapchat Plans To Make More Secure Version Of Its App

Snapchat says it plans to put out a more secure version of its application following a breach that allowed hackers to collect the usernames and phone numbers of some 4.6 million of its users.

CBS2 / KCAL9–01/03/2014

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Snapchat Says It’s Assessing Security Breach

Snapchat, the disappearing-message service popular with young people, has been quiet following a security breach that allowed hackers to collect the usernames and phone numbers of millions of its users.

CBS2 / KCAL9–01/02/2014

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Instagram Diet: Recent ‘Food-Tography’ Trend On Social Media May Curb Appetite, Study Says

The recent trend of “Food-tography”, or snapping a shot of your meal to share with your friends over social media, may have a greater impact on nutrition than you think.

12/10/2013

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Black Friday Meets Social Media As Sellers Seek An Edge

Retailers are taking to targeting customers over social media sites for 2013’s Black Friday.

11/25/2013

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Pediatricians Warn TV, Social Media Linked To Obesity, Behavioral Issues

Parents should take concrete steps to limit their children’s use of electronic devices and social media to prevent obesity and other health-related risks, a national pediatrics group said Monday.

10/28/2013

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Calif. Law Allows Minors To Remove Embarrassing Pics On Social Media Sites

Minors in California will have a chance to remove embarrassing photographs and potentially damaging postings on social media websites under a bill that has been signed into law by Gov. Jerry Brown.

CBS2 / KCAL9–09/23/2013

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Long Beach Police Warn Residents, Businesses Of Possible Weekend ‘Bash Mob’

Long Beach police warned residents and businesses Friday about a possible “bash mob” this weekend.

KNX 1070 NEWSRADIO–09/20/2013

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UC Turns To Social Media To Raise Student Aid

Putting a technological spin on the adage that it takes a village to raise a child, the University of California launched a campaign on Wednesday to harness the power of social media to raise money for student scholarships.

CBS2 / KCAL9–09/18/2013

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Suspect Arrested For Allegedly Sexual Assaulting 2 Women In Monterey Park

A 26-year-old man was in custody Tuesday on suspicion of sexually assaulting two women.

CBS2 / KCAL9–09/17/2013

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