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Dozens charged in child porn case in NYC area

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Seemingly respectable members of the mainstream — a police officer, a paramedic, a rabbi, an airline pilot, an architect, a Boy Scout leader — were caught using the Internet to collect and trade child pornography, federal officials said Wednesday.

Posted: May 22nd, 2014 in Internet,Latest Technology Stories,Photos & Videos | Read More »

Swipe right for Ms. Right: The rise of dating apps

In this April 23, 2014 photo, Melissa Ellard poses showing her Hinge profile on her iPhone, in Foxborough, Mass. Ellard says she wouldnt have gone on a date in the past six months were it not for Hinge, a dating app whose promise hinges on its ability to hook you up with friends of friends. AP File Photo

So, a lady walks into a bar…Wait, scratch that. A lady takes out her phone. With a left swipe of her finger she dismisses Alex, 25 and Robert, 48. She swipes right when a photo of James, 24, pops up. It’s a match. James had swiped right too. They chat, and make plans to meet. They’re only three miles apart, after all.

Posted: May 20th, 2014 in Headlines,Latest Technology Stories,Social Media | Read More »

New York police Twitter campaign backfires badly

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New York police Tuesday were eating extra helpings of humble pie after asking people to post images of themselves and NYPD officers on Twitter — only to face a deluge of pictures of alleged police brutality.

Posted: April 23rd, 2014 in Latest Technology Stories,Photos & Videos,Social Media | Read More »

Facebook to delete posts for illegal gun sales

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Under pressure from gun control advocates, Facebook agreed Wednesday to delete posts from users seeking to buy or sell weapons illegally or without a background check.

Posted: March 6th, 2014 in Latest Technology Stories,Social Media | Read More »

NY man’s 10,607 video games secure Guinness title

In this Sept. 1, 2013 photo provided by Brianna Blank, Michael Thomasson poses in the basement of his suburban Buffalo home, where he stores his collection of video games.  Thomasson is featured in the just-released “Guinness World Records 2014 Gamer’s Edition,” for having the largest collection of video games, 10,607. The number bests the previous record holder, Richard Lecce of Florida, who had 8,616 games in 2010. AP

Maybe it was getting his first video game, Cosmic Avenger, for Christmas at the age of 12, and then having to wait an entire year for the hard-to-land Colecovision console to play it on that made Michael Thomasson so determined to get his hands on every video game and system he could find.

Posted: December 25th, 2013 in Gaming,Latest Technology Stories | Read More »

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