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Mars Rover Opportunity still rolling 10 years on, sends selfie back to Earth to prove it

Ten years ago, the Mars Rover Opportunity landed on Mars to study the planet. It's still roaming the Martian planet, and it sent back to Earth a 360-degree panorama of itself during its anniversary.
Social Media

Prince understands the Internet like it’s 1999, sues Facebook users for $22 million

Prince filed a lawsuit against Facebook and Google Blogger users. If the eccentric singer wins, 22 individuals will each have to pay $1 million each to the Purple One.
Social Media

Old Spice gets a jump on viral Super Bowl ads with funny prank websites

Looking to delight users on the Web and create viral buzz, Old Spice has launched a series of fake websites promoting ridiculous products, each of which can be used to prank your friends.
Social Media

Syrian Electronic Army hacks CNN’s Twitter and Facebook accounts

The Syrian Electronic Army has turned its attention away from Microsoft and has targeted CNN for its representation of the conflict in Syria. The SEA hacked CNN's Twitter and Facebook accounts.
Photography

Professional photographers reach out to citizen journalists on social media

Photojournalists are helping citizen journalists navigate the confusing world of photo licensing, even though technology like smartphones and social media sites have pitted them as rivals.
Social Media

Twitter adds new analytics tool to help power users get more clicks to their links

Twitter debuts Analytics for Twitter cards, a new analytics service for the micro-blogging site's power users. Particularly helpful to accounts with huge followings, this tool will help brands see which tweets work.
Social Media

Vine shows off favorite videos in first birthday celebration

It's Vine's first birthday today and by way of celebration the team behind the short-video app has pulled together 18-minutes' worth of its favorite material (that's 180 Vines), showcasing some of the best six-second snippets to date.
Social Media

Man shares his own wanted picture on Facebook, arrested shortly after

Definitely a stupid way to attract attention when wanted for assault, a Pennsylvania man thought it would be a brilliant idea to taunt the local police by sharing his own mug shot on Facebook.
Home Theater

Tivo survey indicates second screen still playing second fiddle

TiVo released the results of a new Social Media and Multi-tasking survey the company finished in November of last year. Among the results were the revelations that most people don't multitask often when they watch, an interesting finding…
Social Media

Facebook pays $33k to security researcher for finding, reporting huge bug in social network

Facebook handed out its biggest bug bounty yet, giving a Brazilian computer programmer $33,500 for finding a potentially devastating bug. But he vows to keep searching and rid the social network of more bugs, he tells Digital Trends.
Social Media

Snapchat unveils new anti-hacking tactic that it hopes will close security loophole [UPDATED]

Snapchat has a new anti-hacker tactic to prevent abuses. That's certainly a good sign for the app, which is prone to security mishaps. A less-good sign: The hacker who helped them develop the tool has publicly denounced the company.
Social Media

Facebook, Twitter, Google just say no to marijuana ads

Even though marijuana is now legal in Washington and Colorado, major Web companies including Google, Facebook, and Twitter are not letting weed-related businesses advertise online.