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  • NBC Nov 12, 2019

    Man Cited for Eating Breakfast Sandwich on BART Platform

    A man cited for eating a breakfast sandwich while on a BART platform has sparked controversy after video of the incident posted on social media has gone viral.

  • California Oct 15, 2019

    LA Zoo Urges Support for Endangered Species With Cute Animal Pics

    The Los Angeles Zoo and Botanical Gardens is bringing awareness to the Endangered Species Act with cute animal pictures.

  • NBC Oct 3, 2019

    Tiktok Bans Political and Advocacy Advertising From Its Platform

    TikTok announced Thursday that it is banning all political ads, a move that sets it apart from other social media platforms that have become destinations for political ad dollars, NBC News reports. TikTok is a smartphone app in which users can capture short videos of themselves, usually lip syncing or dancing to popular songs. The app has attracted a large...

  • Donald Trump Aug 28, 2019

    Tech Firms Struggle to Police Content While Avoiding Bias

    Take the post down. Put it back up. Stop policing speech. Start silencing extremists. That’s just a sampling of the intense, often contradictory demands facing tech companies and their social media platforms as they try to oversee internet content without infringing on First Amendment rights. The pendulum has swung recently toward restricting hateful speech that could spawn violence, following a...

  • social media Aug 9, 2019

    GOP Freezes Twitter Spending After McConnell Account Locked

    The Republican Party, the Trump campaign and other GOP organizations said Thursday that they are freezing their spending on Twitter to protest the platform’s treatment of Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell. Twitter temporarily locked McConnell’s campaign account Wednesday after it shared a video in which some protesters spoke of violence outside his Kentucky home, where he is recovering from a...

  • Eric Hinton Jul 15, 2019

    Diddy's ‘Making the Band' Officially Coming Back to TV

    Diddy’s “Making the Band” is officially coming back to TV. The music mogul announced Monday that the hit series, where he discovered groups including platinum-sellers Danity Kane, would return to MTV in 2020.

  • BOSTON Jul 3, 2019

    Glitter, Bible Verses Mailed to Boston Straight Pride Parade Organizers, Source Says

    Suspicious letters were sent to the main organizers of the Boston Straight Pride Parade Monday, one of the organizers told NBC10 Boston, bringing out specialists to investigate. Bomb squads responded to locations in Woburn, Salisbury and Malden, but the FBI has said there was no danger to the public.

  • Arizona May 17, 2019

    Grumpy Cat, Internet Sensation for Her Stern Look, Dies at Age 7

    Grumpy Cat, the Arizona feline who became an internet sensation for her constantly angry expression, has died at age 7, her family said Friday.

  • United States Apr 14, 2019

    Facebook, Instagram, WhatsApp Back Up After Massive Outage

    Facebook, Instagram and WhatsApp were temporarily down early Sunday. All three social media platforms, including Facebook Messenger, were affected by the outage. Downdetector.com, a site that monitors site outages, shows Facebook had been down since 6:30 a.m. EST in much of the world, with thousands of reported outages concentrated in the northeastern U.S., Europe and the Philippines.

  • Facebook Apr 9, 2019

    Facebook, Google Face Widening Crackdown Over Online Content

    Tech giants like Facebook and Google came under increasing pressure in Europe on Monday when countries proposed stricter rules to force them to block extreme material such as terrorist propaganda and child porn. Britain called for a first-of-its-kind watchdog for social media that could fine executives and even ban companies. And a European Union parliamentary committee approved a bill giving...

  • Queen Mar 27, 2019

    Chinese Viewers Balk at ‘Bohemian Rhapsody' Film Censorship

    A huge fan of rock legends Queen, Peng Yanzi rushed to see “Bohemian Rhapsody,” the biopic about the band’s late lead singer, Freddie Mercury, while he was traveling in Britain last October....
    It was a touching film that made him cry hard, Peng says. He loved it enough to watch it a second time in his home city of Guangzhou after...

  • Facebook Mar 25, 2019

    New Zealand to Probe Role of Spies, Guns in Mosque Attacks

    New Zealand will hold a top-level inquiry into the massacre of 50 people at two Christchurch mosques that will examine what roles guns, social media and spy agencies played preceding the attacks. Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern announced Monday that it would hold a Royal Commission of Inquiry, the country’s highest form of investigation. “While New Zealanders and Muslim communities around...

  • Massachusetts Feb 22, 2019

    Neighborhood Sick Zones: Where You Live Can Affect Your Health

    Your neighborhood could be hurting your health. New data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention shows that where you live has a huge impact on wellness. Our series looks at how specific neighborhoods compare, from mental health to obesity and exercise to unhealthy behaviors. It turns out your ZIP code can make a big difference.  The Health...

  • Facebook Feb 18, 2019

    UK Lawmakers Slam Facebook, Recommend Stiffer Regulation

    British lawmakers issued a scathing report Monday that accused Facebook of intentionally violating privacy and anti-competition laws in the U.K., and called for greater oversight of social media companies. The report on fake news and disinformation on social media sites followed an 18-month investigation. The parliamentary committee that prepared the report says social media sites should have to follow a...

  • BOSTON Feb 15, 2019

    Take Back Your Privacy: How to Combat Identity Thieves

    Your digital information is being bought and sold and it’s vulnerable to hackers and identity thieves. What you think is secret, may not be. Sending money electronically? It could easily end up in the wrong hands. Surfing the web for bargains? Advertisers can easily track you and then sell your data. To help you TAKE BACK YOUR PRIVACY, the NBC10...

  • BOSTON Feb 13, 2019

    Take Back Your Privacy: Stop Social Media Snooping

    Your privacy is for sale and it’s being compromised. What you think is secret online, may not be. Near-daily data breaches and security leaks make it even more difficult to keep your personal information secure. But there are things you are doing, or not doing, online that puts your digital information at even more risk. So the NBC10 Boston Investigators...

  • Facebook Dec 5, 2018

    Documents Show Facebook Used User Data as Competitive Weapon

    Internal Facebook documents released by a U.K. parliamentary committee offer the clearest evidence yet that the social network has used its enormous trove of user data as a competitive weapon, often in ways designed to keep its users in the dark. Parliament’s media committee accused Facebook on Wednesday of cutting special deals with some app developers to give them more...

  • Twitter Nov 30, 2018

    DJ Khaled, Mayweather Settle Over Digital Coin Promotions

    Federal regulators said Thursday that boxing legend Floyd Mayweather and music producer DJ Khaled are paying a total $750,000 to settle charges they failed to disclose payments they received for promoting investments in digital-currency securities....
    The Securities and Exchange Commission said the cases are its first involving charges for violating rules on touting investments in so-called initial coin offerings, or ICOs....

  • Massachusetts Nov 27, 2018

    AG Sues Massachusetts Man for Selling Fatally Ill Bulldog Puppies to Unsuspecting Buyers

    Massachusetts Attorney General Maura Healey is suing a Shrewsbury man for allegedly operating an unlicensed pet shop in his home from which he sold fatally ill bulldog puppies to unsuspecting buyers. The attorney general’s office says many of the bulldogs he sold to families suffered from serious diseases or in some cases died within hours of being purchased.

  • United States Oct 20, 2018

    ‘Participate in the War, and Spread Fear': North Side Man Charged With Supporting, Recruiting for ISIS on Social Media

    A 34-year-old Chicago man was charged Friday with conspiring to provide material support to the Islamic State and encouraging terror attacks on social media, the Department of Justice announced. Ashraf Al Safoo was arrested Wednesday in Chicago after his North Side home was raided by federal agents.

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