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Kentucky man gets prison term for hacking social media accounts and altering conservative comments

A northern Kentucky man was sentenced to five months in prison after he was convicted of hacking accounts on a social networking site to alter some users’ conservative postings. Michael Pullen, a 38-year-old father of two from Dry Ridge, said he would replace racist or homophobic comments with silly statements,…

App helps unemployed with job search

NEW YORK (Reuters) – Facebook, the social networking site, is probably not the first place that comes to mind when contemplating new career opportunities. But Monster.com, the career search website, hopes to change that with BeKnown, a professional networking app that allows users to build their professional identities within Facebook.…

Sudan’s cyber-defenders take on Facebook protesters

KHARTOUM (Reuters) – Medical student Ahmed Widaa was content to support Sudan’s ruling party from the sidelines for years, until the uprisings in Tunisia and neighboring Egypt made him worry that Sudan could be next. With revolutionary zeal, the 21-year-old now lobbies online to defend the status quo — one of many pro-government youth taking to the…

Digg founder steps back to launch new startup

Digg founder Kevin Rose has resigned from the powerhouse link-sharing and social networking site to launch a new, $1 million startup company, reports TechCrunch. Rose founded Digg in December 2004, and has gradually faded into the background of the site. While Digg came close to being sold to Google for…

Rev. to NJ church leaders: Thou shalt not Facebook

NJ pastor tells church leaders to drop Facebook accounts, cites marital troubles among flock Thou shalt not commit adultery. And thou also shalt not use Facebook. That’s the edict from a New Jersey pastor who feels the two often go together. The Rev. Cedric Miller said 20 couples among the…

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