Facebook is facing criticism regarding its content policy after videos showing people being beheaded were reported. Facebook reportedly admitted that it does not always make the right decisions on banning violent content. According to the BBC, the videos show a woman and two men having their heads cut off. Donald Turvill, 16, termed the clips to be too shocking. Young users across the site ...
Australia's opening batsman David Warner was Wednesday found guilty of breaching the Cricket Australia (CA) Code of Behaviour and was fined $5,750 for his twitter rant. Warner, who pleaded guilty, received the maximum financial penalty for a first offence under rule 6 of CA's Code of Behaviour, CA said in a statement. "In hindsight, clearly I let my frustrations get the better of me and posted ...
Nikki Sixx has slammed Kim Kardashian on Twitter for promoting her new make-up collection on Monday in the aftermath of the disastrous tornado that destroyed a suburb near Oklahoma City. After the 'Motley Crue' bassist tweeted about the Red Cross relief for the ruined town, the reality TV star soon followed with her plug on her own makeup line on the website, the New York Post reported. "Love ...
Facebook is considered more a social burden than a loved networking site by its young users, a recent study has found. The study conducted by Pew Research Center of children between the age group of 12 to 17 found Facebook was losing its crucial demographic, which long fueled its success. According to the Huffington Post, teens are increasingly abandoning Facebook for other sites like ...
Cricket Australia (CA) chief James Sutherland has said the governing body might need to consider implementing a social media policy after Australian Test batsman David Warner's recent Twitter controversy. He said there had been no discussions about developing a social media policy for players, but admitted it is something that CA is considering. Sutherland insisted he will continue to ...
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Twitter has joined the growing number of companies offering two-factor authentication to prevent logins being stolen - a fate several high-profile users of its service have suffered recently. A new checkbox is being added to the Settings pages of Twitter accounts to enable the new feature. When checked, an SMS message containing an authentication code will be sent to a nominated phone before ...
social media destination for teenagers who complain about too many adults and too much drama on Facebook, according to a new study published Tuesday about online behavior. It said teens are sharing more personal information about themselves even as they try to protect their online reputations. Teens told researchers there were too many adults on Facebook and too much sharing of teenage ...
, Jim O'Leary of Twitter's security team announced the release of "login verification," an optional security measure that requires a verified phone number and e-mail address. Twitter is a bit late to the two-factor authentication ...
Canada's Minister ofCitizenship, Immigration and Multiculturalism Jason Kenny visited San Francisco last week on a tour promoting the country as a place for entrepreneurs. Here, he poses with the country's newCIC Start-Up Visa billboard. C anada may be lining Silicon Valley highways with billboards recruiting high-tech workers north, a move to promote its new Start-up Visa, take ...
NEW Twitter security measures are being rolled out a day too late for New Zealand's Conservative Party leader Colin Craig, who has been left red-faced when a tweet about gay pedophilia was posted from his account. The tweet, reading: "according to the gay activist community, under age sex or kiddy fiddling is ok as long as the child is of the same sex as the perpetrator (sic)", was ...
Twitter Inc. unveiled technology to boost security for its users, following a spate of attacks on accounts of prominent media outlets including the Associated Press, the Financial Times and The Onion.The micro blogging site, which transmits some 400 million messages a day, said on Wednesday that it had begun rolling out an optional "log-in verification" service to thwart hackers ...
Twitter has finally implemented a two-step authentication feature to keep its users' accounts more secure. Security experts, who have long questioned why the short-messaging service failed to offer such a security feature, can now breathe a bit more ...
In the wake of hacks, Twitter issues security advice to media Following several high-profile account hacks targeting media companies, Twitter has issued security advice for preventing hijacking. "We expect these attacks to continue," the social media site ...
Twitter is introducing "two-factor authentication" using mobile phone verification on the social network, after a number of high-profile cases in which passwords were stolen by hackers.The worst case occurred in April when the Associated Press's feed was hacked by a group calling itself the Syrian Electronic Army, which put out ...
An illustration picture shows the Twitter logo on an iPad, in Bordeaux, Southwestern France, Jan. 30, 2013. REUTERS/Regis Duvignau Twitter Inc unveiled technology to boost security for its users, following a spate of attacks on accounts of prominent media outlets including the Associated Press, the Financial Times and The Onion. The microblogging site, which transmits some 400 million messages ...
investigating a video posted to Facebook last year that shows a man jumping into a body of water…right on top of a manatee which was swimming with another of its kind. Investigators believe they are a mother and calf. The man can be heard laughing with his friends–who apparently baited the manatees by running fresh water from a hose–right before he jumps onto the creatures. ...
One incredible aspect of a tornado is its ability to snatch up people's possessions--or event their pets--and deposit them far away. The day after the May 20 tornado in Oklahoma, a woman named Leslie Hagelberg found a family photograph on her front lawn--90 miles away in West Tulsa. She started ...
T-shirts are displayed inside an Abercrombie & Fitch store in Bethel Park, Pa., on Tuesday, May 17, 2011. Abercrombie & Fitch has recently come under fire for statements made by CEO Mike Jeffries in ...
The Minnesota Twins and the Atlanta Braves engaged in a Twitter flame war Wednesday. In an effort to best the Braves, the Twins pulled out an old ...
Microsoft co-founder Paul Allen is releasing an album, "Everywhere at Once." Techie, thought leader, philanthropist and billionaire business tycoon Paul Allen can now add recording artist to his resume. Allen tweeted Wednesday that he will be coming out with an album in August, with some big-name artists paired up with him. The co-founder of Microsoft has always loved playing guitar ...
LAS VEGAS - Former baseball slugger Jose Canseco Jr. has been accused of sexual assault in Las Vegas, in an investigation that the former baseball slugger made public with postings on a social media website claiming that a woman falsely accused him of rape. No arrest was made and police said no charges were immediately filed against the 48-year-old former Oakland Athletics rookie of the year ...
The Livermore Valley Open Campus has 110 acres total for future development to bridge scientific research and technology with businesses. Nineteen entities responded to the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratorys call for ideas on how to develop 78 acres of land at the lab. The land is part of the LLNL and Sandia National Laboratories' Livermore Valley Open Campus project to facilitate ...
David Duffield, left, and Aneel Bhusri, CEOs of Workday Inc. Payroll and personnel software company Workday Inc. lost $33 million in the first quarter ended April, and its accumulated deficit rose to $434.9 million. Pleasanton-based Workday (NYSE: WDAY), led by CEOs Aneel Bhusri and David Duffield, lost $20.3 million in the first quarter a year ago. Revenue rose to $91.6 million in the most ...
Hewlett-Packard boss Meg Whitman. Computer and printer maker Hewlett-Packard Co. reported a second quarter profit of $1.1 billion, down $516 million, or 32 percent from the same quarter a year earlier. Palo Alto-based HP (NYSE: HPQ), led by CEO Meg Whitman, earned $1.6 billion in the second quarter a year ago. Both quarters ended April 30 of their respective years. That works out to diluted ...
Clean-up volunteers are turning to Facebook and other social media sites to reunite the victims of the Moore, Okla., tornado with everything from sentimental wedding and baby pictures to family pets. NBC's Janet Shamlian ...
RICHMOND, Va. -- A civil liberties group filed a federal lawsuit Wednesday on behalf of an ex-Marine who was detained in a psychiatric facility after posting anti-government messages on Facebook, using the case to criticize a program that looks for veterans who may have become extremists.Attorneys for The Rutherford Institute filed suit in Richmond over the weeklong detention last August of ...
It's worth noting that the biggest social media story of the year so far has nothing to do with innovation but rather the sale of an existing platform, Tumblr, to an entrenched tech ...
After a series of nasty hacks of high-profile accounts, Twitter just turned on a feature that's becoming the new normal in Web application security: two-factor authentication. As the video above shows, Twitter users can now sign up to have a unique code sent to their phone by text message whenever they log in from a new computer. That ensures that any hacker who tries to steal your ...
Sarah Spear The firing of Sarah Spear, (the now former) Arch Grants executive director, struck a nerve with our audience and has led to a lively discussion on social media today. Spear was dismissed last week, one day after the business plan competition awarded its second round of grants to 20 startups. The timing and the circumstances of how she was let go, plus that fact that she is ...
New York Jets quarterback Tim Tebow passes against the Carolina Panthers in the fourth quarter of their pre-season NFL football game in East Rutherford, New Jersey in this file photo taken August 26, ...
Raw data on lobbying and campaign finance scrubbed of personal data such as addresses and bank accounts will be available online from the state of California for download as a single file by Labor Day. Raw data on lobbying and campaign finance scrubbed of personal data such as addresses and bank accounts will be available online for download as a single file by Labor Day, a spokeswoman for ...
Twitter is adding an extra security measure to users' accounts in an effort to prevent unauthorised log-ins. Twitter said in a blog post that users will be able to enrol in a login verification programme. For those who sign up, Twitter will send a six-digit code using a text message each time they sign in to Twitter.com. Besides their username and password, users will have to enter the ...
Billionaire investor Carl Icahn is part of an investor group competing with a group led by Dell Inc. CEO Michael Dell to buyout the companys shareholders. Dell Inc.s prospective buyout group is downplaying last weeks 79 percent decline in first-quarter profits. Tennessee-based Southeastern Asset Management Inc. wrote that Round Rock-based Dells (Nasdaq: DELL) performed well in the business ...
NEW YORK Twitter is adding an extra security measure to users' accounts in an effort to prevent unauthorized logins. Twitter said in a blog post Wednesday that users will be able to enroll in a login verification program. For those who sign up, Twitter will send a six-digit code using a text message each time they sign in to Twitter.com. Besides their username and password, users will have ...
In wake of the tornado that hit Moore, Okla., on Monday, thousands of Twitter users have used the hashtag "#PrayForOklahoma" to pledge their support to the victims and those affected by the deadly storm. But not everyone thinks its ...
SAN FRANCISCO (CBS/AP) – Twitter is adding an extra security measure to users’ accounts in an effort to prevent unauthorized logins. Twitter said in a blog post Wednesday that users will be able to enroll in a login verification program. For those who sign up, Twitter will send a six-digit code using a text message each time they sign in to Twitter.com. Besides their username and ...
Christian Schiller of Cascadia Capital has some advice for companies to help ensure a successful IPO. With old-line manufacturer ESCO Corp. pulling the plug on its IPO plans, it may fall to the high-tech sector to produce Oregons next publicly held company. Portland-based ESCO said Tuesday its now making plenty of cash from its existing operations. That, plus a handy $1 billion credit facility ...
After losing 20 percent of its stock value after a disappointing first quarter report two weeks ago, Lionbridge Technologies Inc. (Nasdaq:LIOX) has regained almost half of that value in recent days after recent insider buys at the software company. Glenhill Advisors LLC, a New York-based hedge fund and 10 percent owner of Waltham, Mass.-based Lionbridge, has bought more than 1 million shares of ...
SAN FRANCISCO (AFP) - Twitter said Wednesday it was stepping up security measures for the popular messaging service following a series of high-profile breaches by hackers hitting media organizations and others.Twitter said it would implement a new login verification system, "a form of two-factor authentication" which is "a second check to make sure it's really you" when ...
Terry Hazell is chairwoman of the Texas Emerging Technology Fund Advisory Council. Earlier this week, the Texas Legislature approved replenishing the Emerging Technology Fund with $50 million over two years versus $139 million requested by the office of Gov. Rick Perry. The low funding level came after years of controversy and allegations of political influence connected to the fund thats ...
Twitter has finally rolled out a feature users have been clamoring for for months: two-factor authentication. The update adds a layer of security that should help defend you (and any news organizations that haven't changed their passwords yet) from unauthorized log-in attempts. You can enable the feature when it's available by heading ...
American teenagers have "waning enthusiasm" for Facebook, but they're still using the social network while upping their time spent on other social media sites like Twitter, Instagram, Snapchat and Tumblr, according to a new study.The Facebook diss is because of the "increasing adult presence, people sharing excessively and stressful 'drama' " on the site, says ...
NEW YORK - Twitter is adding an extra security measure to users' accounts in an effort to prevent unauthorized logins.Twitter said in a blog post Wednesday that users will be able to enroll in a login verification program. For those who sign up, Twitter will send a six-digit code using a text message each time they sign in to Twitter.com. Besides their username and password, users will have ...
Hewlett Packard CEO Meg Whitman Hewlett-Packard Co. reported second quarter earnings today, showing earnings per share of $0.55 or $1.1 billion, a 31 percent decline in earnings from a year ago. Adjusted earnings came in at $0.87 a share or $1.7 billion, exceeding analyst expectations of $0.81 a share. Net revenue fell 10 percent to $27.6 billion, and cash flow came in at $3.6 billion, a 44 ...
Facebook was supposed to be our IPO, the people's public offering. Facebook, the brainchild of a young CEO who sauntered into Wall Street meetings in a hoodie, was going to be bigger than Amazon, bigger than McDonald's, bigger than Coca-Cola. And it was all made possible by our friendships, photos and family ties. Then came the IPO, and it flopped. Facebook's stock ...
two-factor authentication for accounts . Two-factor authentication uses your password and an additional method to verify your identity. Google’s two-factor authentication, launched in 2010, texts a code to your mobile number when a new device or app initially accesses your account. Bank of America has a similar system. Two-factor is becoming table stakes for any online service that wants ...
announced . The service, which has been used by many web merchants as an alternative to PayPal and has been the default payment option for Google Play developers, is going away Nov. 20, 2013. All Google Play developers ...
Parents, pay attention. Your teens are sharing more information about themselves on social media sites than ever before, and you might want to know what they're sharing. Some quick numbers parents need to know: + 91 percent. That's how many teens post photos of themselves, up from 79 percent in 2006. + 71 percent. That's how many teens post their school names, up from 49 ...
MENLO PARK (KPIX 5) – A family of California grey foxes have set up their home at the headquarters of Facebook and are now the stars of their own Facebook page. The foxes moved into the ';Zen Garden'; on the Menlo Park campus of the social networking giant. Workers there quickly set ...
If Sprint Nextel Corp. loses the acquisition of Clearwire Corp., the Overland Park wireless carrier risks losing some of the attention of its own suitors, a telecommunications analyst said Wednesday. Sprint (NYSE: S) upped the stakes Tuesday, when it increased its bid for Clearwire (Nasdaq: CLWR) to $3.40 a share, shortly before shareholders were set to vote on the Sprint deal. "If Clearwire ...
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