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You'll have to stop stealing jokes on Twitter now

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Ripping off other people's stuff, even jokes, is no laughing matter!

Twitter stock pumped by bogus story about $31 billion buyout offer

Twitter stock pumped by bogus story about $31 billion buyout offer

Fraudsters who posted a fake news story didn't even bother to spellcheck the name of Twitter's former CEO, but it still spiked stock 8.5%.

Celebrity caught on police camera causes Twitter uproar

Strictly speaking, you couldn't tell who he was, because the pic showed the top of his head...

...but you *could* see a suit and a pink shirt.

Social media etiquette for Jim Carrey (and everyone else)

What Jim Carrey needs to know about social media privacy

Jim Carrey has apologized for tweeting a photo of a child without asking for permission. He's not the first!

Cybersquatters giving some US presidential candidates a bad name

Cybersquatters giving some US presidential candidates a bad name

Cybersquatters have caused some embarrassment for several of the US presidential contenders. But abuse of domain names can be costly for businesses and dangerous for consumers.

Katie Hopkins has her Twitter account hacked, bogus 'sex tape' tweets issued

Katie Hopkins' Twitter account hacked, bogus 'sex tape' tweets issued

The controversial Katie Hopkins had her Twitter account hacked by someone threatening to release a bogus sex tape.

Armed robber caught after confessing on Facebook, "ashamed" emoticon and all

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Here's a candidate for the Facebook Hall of Stupid Posts fame: a robber who, though he took the time to wear a mask to cover his face, then posted a thinly veiled confession online.

Twitter's block list export to enable en masse blocking of trolls

Twitter's new 'Block Together' enables en masse blocking of trolls

The new Twitter tool is meant to enable communities to share lists of problem accounts instead of having to pick them off one by one.

Twitter shuts down political transparency tool Politwoops

Twitter kills political transparency tool Politwoops

Being able to see a politician's flip-flopping, via an archive of deleted tweets, was a valuable transparency tool. RIP to that!

17% of parents ignore privacy settings but still post hundreds of photos of kids online

Parents upload 973 photos of kids on social media before they hit 5

Parents upload an average of 973 photos of kids on social media before they hit 5 but 17% admit they don't check privacy settings, ever.

Hello, Barack! Let's keep that @POTUS account secure!

Hello, Barack! Let's keep that @POTUS account secure!

Let's make sure that highly valuable account stays all you, all the time, without anyone else getting their mitts on it - at least, until somebody else becomes POTUS!

FBI: Hacktivists targeting US law enforcement as anti-police sentiment grows

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As Baltimore exploded in violent anti-police riots on Monday, the FBI was warning police officers and public officials across the US to be aware of targeted cyberattacks from hacktivists.

Tesla and Elon Musk Twitter accounts and website hijacked, free Teslas offered

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The website and Twitter account for sleek electric automaker Tesla Motors was taken over and defaced on Saturday, as was Tesla CEO Elon Musk’s personal Twitter account.

New 'Clear' app helps you erase your online mistakes

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Sure, we'd love to wipe away those rude/racy/rebellious posts, but how erasable is erasable? Two phrases come to mind: "screen capture" and "digital archive!"

Twitter's new anti-abuse filter hides harassing tweets from your mentions

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Twitter has introduced a new feature that could block abusive and threatening tweets before they are even seen by victims.

After School app grows up after child safety criticisms

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Like many apps, 'After School' has decided to grow up and start taking toxic chat and threats of violence seriously. It's a welcome sign of maturation.

Monday review - the hot 22 stories of the week

Here are last week's stories in one convenient place so you can catch up on what you missed!

Twitter’s new Periscope app takes a user privacy hit

Twitter’s new Periscope app takes a user privacy hit

If a user forgets to turn off the Twitter button before broadcasting a private video stream, the title gets shared with all the user's followers.