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UC Davis spends over $175K to manage online reputation after infamous pepper spray incident

More than four years after the incident, UC Davis still pays consultants to manage its online reputation after protestor pepper-spraying in 2011. Flooding the internet with positive articles, news, and releases pushes negative news off the…
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This hilarious, NSFW tweet just landed KFC in a whole heap of trouble on Twitter

KFC was forced to remove and apologize for a NSFW tweet after it was deemed offensive by Twitter users. Unfortunately for the fast-food chain, the questionable tweet was captured in a screenshot and is now viewable in all its hilarious…
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Medium is the latest casualty of the Great Firewall of China

Medium, a blogging platform founded by a former Twitter CEO, has been blocked in China. Reports allege that the country's latest Web crackdown comes in the wake of the Panama Papers leak that implicated several Chinese officials.
Social Media

Report: CIA funding social media surveillance and data-mining companies

A new report claims the CIA is funding social media surveillance and data-mining companies that specialize in tracking Twitter and Instagram, as it looks to integrate their tools into its intelligence capabilities.
Social Media

Twitter ignores China ban to target ad dollars with new exec appointment

Twitter has appointed a greater China managing director to pursue more advertising revenue in the country. Despite being banned in China, the role is being described as a key executive position for the social media company.
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Reservations for its eatery are sold out, but Google is giving away free donuts in NYC

Google is teasing its translation app through food, by opening a pop-up eatery for four days in New York City, Too bad reservations are already sold out -- but as consolation, Google's giving away free Dough donuts on the corner of Bowery…
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Facebook wants to make the News Feed your go-to source for news

Facebook is testing some pretty major changes to the News Feed that could see it becoming much more news focused. The changes include tabs at the bottom of the app that will allow you to select different news topics to view.
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NFL announces its entire line-up of Twitter livestreams, check out the full list here

The NFL has revealed its full Thursday Night Football schedule, including the ten matches that are to be livestreamed on Twitter for the first time ever. Check out the entire list of games being shown live on the social network.
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Instagram’s ‘Explore’ grid now shows extra love to video

Instagram is pushing deeper into video, on Thursday rolling out an update to showcase the content in new channels – "videos you might like" and "featured" – in the app's Explore grid.
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Social media ban makes prison even worse for inmates in Texas

Texas is banning the use of social media in prisons for inmates and their friends or family members that run accounts in their names. The rule, which has been criticized by some as "unconstitutional," is set to be enforced starting…
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Ghost in the Shell film starring ScarJo faces whitewashing backlash on Twitter

The live-action Ghost in the Shell adaptation starring Scarlett Johansson has been accused of whitewashing on Twitter, following the release of the first image from the upcoming blockbuster. The film is trending on Twitter for all the wrong…
Web

Save to Google is a new Chrome extension that does what it says and little else

Save to Google, a new Chrome extension from Google, is a bookmarking service that lets you easily save Web pages and images to a centralized location. It joins Google's several other bookmarking tools, including Save to Google Drive.