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Local Expert: Facebook Experiment Unethical, Not Illegal

Facebook manipulated the News Feeds of more than 600 thousand people to see if showing them mostly positive or negative posts affected their emotions.

07/02/2014

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Social Media Today: Facebook World Cup Milestone, Clinton On Facebook Live, Social Media Day

KYW Newsradio social media editor Melony Roy reports daily on what’s trending around the region and the world.

06/30/2014

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Study: Teens Who Sext Are Also Having Sex

Teens who sent “sexts” were nearly four times more likely to say they were sexually active, and those who reported receiving a text were also 23 times more likely to have sent one.

06/30/2014

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Secret Facebook Study Angers Large Number Of Users

A secret psychology experiment conducted on Facebook users without their consent has sparked outrage.

06/30/2014

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Philadelphia-Tested Robotic Legs Get FDA Approval For Home Use

The device, “Rewalk,” fits like a suit of armor on the legs of a person with paralysis, enabling him or her to walk.

06/27/2014

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Phila. Police Dept. Sees Little Impact From US Supreme Court Cell Search Ruling

Lt. John Stanford says the Philadelphia Police Department’s policy was already in compliance with the Supreme Court decision.

06/26/2014

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‘Runner’ in Montco Comcast-Ripoff Crime Ring Gets Prison Time

A judge sentenced Brandon Irving to 3-6 months behind bars for theft and conspiracy.

06/26/2014

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Social Media Today: Slingshot Goes Global, Hashflags Extended, Twitter Test

KYW Newsradio social media editor Melony Roy reports daily on what’s trending around the region and the world.

06/26/2014

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US Supreme Court Rules Aereo’s Signal-Lifting Plan is Copyright Infringement

The US Supreme Court has dealt an apparent death blow to a web upstart that aimed to change how we watch TV and how much we pay for it.

06/25/2014

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Social Media Today: Facebook News Feed Changes, Teen Problem, App Update

KYW Newsradio social media editor Melony Roy reports daily on what’s trending around the region and the world.

06/24/2014

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Company Introduces ‘Panic Button’ For Cell Phones

The Panic Button, only available to Android users, works by selecting three contacts you trust who are able to act quickly in an emergency.

06/24/2014

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Social Media Today: Twitter GIF’s, Binge Talking?, & More

KYW Newsradio social media editor Melony Roy reports daily on what’s trending around the region and the world

06/19/2014

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Amazon Reveals New Fire Phone To Challenge Apple And Samsung Devices

Amazon has taken the wraps off its own smartphone: the Fire Phone has a premium price but also some extras to set it apart from the iPhone and other Android devices.

06/19/2014

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Amazon Introduces Its Own, Specialized Smartphone

The key to the Fire Phone is its linked Amazon Prime subscription service.

06/18/2014

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Drexel Study: More Than Half Of Kids Have ‘Sexted’

Parents, you won’t like this one bit.

06/18/2014

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Movie critic Roger Ebert sent out a perceived negative tweet about the death of “Jackass” star Ryan Dunn. Ebert was criticized by Dunn’s “Jackass” co-star Bam Margera and blogger Perez Hilton. Ebert responded that he was probably “too quick to tweet.” (Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images)

Too Quick To Tweet

Apple CEO Steve Jobs speaks during an Apple Special Event at the Yerba Buena Center for the Arts September 1, 2010 in San Francisco. Jobs announced upgraded versions of the entire iPod line, including an iPod Touch that includes a camera. (Credit: Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

Apple Unveils New iPods, Apple TV

Apple CEO Steve Jobs unveiled a refreshed lineup of iPods and a smaller Apple TV during a presentation in San Francisco on Sept. 1, 2010.

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