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Online Shoppers Help Each Other Find Items On ‘The Hunt’ App

The Hunt continues to gain praise and popularity by allowing the online community to assist each other in the search for their desired items.

04/01/2014

Police say suspects (l-r) Phillip McKnight,  Tyrone Gibson, and Michael Batson were caught early Tuesday morning burglarizing a Fontana home. (Photo courtesy Fontana PD)

Police: Burglary Suspects Targeted Fontana Home After Social Media Posts

Police warned residents Friday about revealing vacation plans online following the arrests of three men arrested on suspicion of burglary at a Fontana residence.

03/28/2014

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14 Teens Charged In $1M Mansion Break-In

Authorities have filed criminal charges against 14 teenagers who allegedly broke into a La Habra Heights mansion and held a party that caused more than $1 million in damage and losses, including the theft of a stuffed snow leopard.

03/18/2014

Is spending too much time on social media making couples less social? (credit: CBS)

Can All That Time Spent On Social Media Be Killing Your Relationship?

“He was on social media all the time, all the time — and it drove me absolutely out of my mind.”

03/13/2014

Police in Huntington Beach are looking for this man as a suspect in a bike theft. (credit: Huntington Beach Police Dept.)

Huntington Beach Police Go To Facebook To Try To Nab Bike Thief

The bicycle — valued at about $1,800 — was stolen at 7 a.m. Sunday.

02/23/2014

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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

Customers shop for electronics items during 'Black Friday' at a Best Buy store on November 25, 2011 San Diego, California. Thousands of consumers are queuing at various stores across the nation to take advantage of 'Black Friday' deals as the holiday shopping season begins in America. (credit: Sandy Huffaker/Getty Images)

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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