Stories tagged: social media
Sun., Dec. 3, 2017, 3 a.m.
Spin Control: Clash possible over new ‘no concealed guns in Senate Gallery’ rule
Some possible issues ahead for 2018 Legislature: gun rights in the Senate Gallery, censorship of social media, better training against sexual harassment.
UPDATED: Sat., Nov. 25, 2017, 10 p.m.
Juror secrets are few as lawyers mine online ‘treasure trove’
As in any U.S. trial, jurors in the case of a Turkish banker accused of laundering money for Iran will be warned to stay off social media and not to …
Wed., Nov. 8, 2017, 3:12 p.m.
Venezuela assembly passes new law clamping down on media
Venezuela’s all-powerful constitutional assembly passed a wide-reaching law Wednesday that clamps down on social media and broadcasters alike by ordering prison sentences of up to 20 years for anyone who …
Wed., Nov. 8, 2017, 9:46 a.m.
New looks come to Snapchat and Twitter in bid for more users
Struggling social-media darlings Twitter and Snapchat are taking on new looks as the services seek wider audiences in the shadow of Facebook.
Sat., Nov. 4, 2017, 11:38 a.m.
McConnell skeptical of mandatory disclosures for online political ads
Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell cast doubt Saturday about the idea of enacting laws requiring disclosures for political ads on Facebook and Twitter.
UPDATED: Wed., Nov. 1, 2017, 6:44 p.m.
Newly disclosed Facebook ads show Russia’s cyber intrusion
Lawmakers on Wednesday released a trove of Facebook ads linked to a Russian effort to disrupt the American political process and whip up tensions around divisive social issues.
Mon., Oct. 16, 2017, 5 p.m.
Everybody is exhausted: Stress and social media are taking their toll
Whichever word you prefer, recurring tiredness seems to be the new normal for a growing number of people. Causes range from illnesses such as anemia, depression, hypothyroidism, diabetes and heart …
UPDATED: Mon., Oct. 16, 2017, 3:41 p.m.
Women ID as assault, harassment victims with ‘me too’ tweets
Thousands of women are identifying themselves as victims of sexual harassment or assault following a call to action propelled by actress Alyssa Milano in the wake of Hollywood mogul Harvey …
Sun., Oct. 15, 2017
BBB Tip of the Week: Cybersecurity and social media tips
This information is a fast-track to steal your identity or attempt to gain your trust through personal details.
UPDATED: Thu., Oct. 12, 2017, 10:56 p.m.
Arrest made in connection to Lake City High threats; school resumes with safety measures in place
Dozens of cellphone-clutching students spilled out of the front entrance of Lake City High School on Thursday afternoon, the final bell giving them freedoms that were temporarily taken away.
Mon., Oct. 9, 2017, 1:23 p.m.
ESPN suspends anchor for breaking social media rules
ESPN anchor Jemele Hill has been suspended by the network for two weeks for making political statements on social media.
UPDATED: Mon., Oct. 9, 2017, 9:35 a.m.
Coeur d’Alene police investigating anonymous death threat against Lake City High School student
The Coeur d’Alene Police Department is investigating an anonymous death threat made against a female Lake City High School student.
Wed., Sept. 27, 2017, 5:28 p.m.
Senator: Russian trolls using NFL debate to sow discord
Russian internet trolls are exploiting the controversy over NFL players kneeling during the national anthem to stir up divisions in the United States, a Republican on the Senate intelligence committee …
UPDATED: Wed., Sept. 13, 2017, 7:57 p.m.
Russia probe is said to have ‘red-hot’ focus on social media
Russia’s effort to influence U.S. voters through Facebook and other social media is a focus of special counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation into the 2016 election and possible links to President …
Sun., Sept. 10, 2017, 7:52 p.m.
Police hope to solve case by channeling missing girl online
In a double-barrelled social media push, the Puyallup Police Department will devote its Facebook and Twitter feeds to the 14-year-old who vanished after a visit to the Puyallup Fair in …
UPDATED: Fri., Sept. 8, 2017, 10:06 a.m.
Whitman instructor threatens lawsuit against McMorris Rodgers over response to Facebook posts
Whitman instructor Devon Wootten blames the congresswoman for federal authorities calling his employer and suggesting he has a mental illness. An attorney representing McMorris Rodgers said Wootten’s rights weren’t violated …
UPDATED: Fri., Sept. 1, 2017, 9:34 p.m.
Thanks to Harvey, Snapchat’s Map went from being really creepy to really useful
When Snapchat first launched its Snap Maps feature, it was derided by parents and privacy advocates as a way to stalk people, particularly vulnerable teens. But there is another far …
UPDATED: Mon., Aug. 28, 2017, 8:23 p.m.
‘Need help’: Harvey victims use social media when 911 fails
Desperate for help and unsure whether traditional rescue efforts will come through, Harvey victims are using social media to share maps of their location and photos of themselves trapped on …
Mon., Aug. 28, 2017, 9:32 a.m.
Racial content sweeps away ‘Gone With the Wind’ screening
A Tennessee theater has canceled a long-running screening of “Gone With the Wind” because of racially insensitive content in the classic 1939 film.
UPDATED: Fri., Aug. 25, 2017, 10:39 a.m.
WSU professor says IRS is breaking privacy laws by mining social media
People should be aware “that what they say and do online” could be used against them by the IRS, says Kimberly Houser, associate professor of business law at Washington State …
UPDATED: Wed., Aug. 23, 2017, 9:58 a.m.
Indiana man charged with abusing 14-year-old Montana girl
A 29-year-old Indiana man who started a crowdfunding site to raise money so he could travel to Montana to be with his 14-year-old “fiancee” is charged with felony sexual abuse …
UPDATED: Wed., Aug. 23, 2017, 10:02 a.m.
Valerie Plame Wilson wants to buy Twitter to kick Trump off
Former undercover CIA agent Valerie Plame Wilson is looking to crowdfund enough money to buy Twitter so President Donald Trump can’t use it.
UPDATED: Fri., Aug. 18, 2017, 8:57 a.m.
Facebook’s invisible Seattle team wrangles the digital deluge
More than 2 billion people log into Facebook every month. Every day, the social-media crowd uploads billions of photos, calls up hundreds of millions of hours of video, and fires …
Tue., Aug. 8, 2017, 11:54 a.m.
Google’s firing of diversity critic fuels social-media backlash
Google triggered a social-media backlash with the firing of an employee who had blasted the company’s diversity policies, fueling tension over an issue roiling Silicon Valley.
UPDATED: Sun., July 23, 2017, 8:59 p.m.
No more holding cell phones with new driving law in effect
Washington drivers will now have to put down their cell phones under a new distracted driving law.
Wed., July 12, 2017, 6:47 p.m.
Bad behavior is trending online, inspiring it in real life
Young children know that name-calling is wrong. Tweens are taught the perils of online bullying and revenge porn: It’s unacceptable and potentially illegal. But celebrities who engage in flagrant attacks …
UPDATED: Wed., July 5, 2017, 11:52 a.m.
Ed Sheeran says trolls drove him off Twitter; Lady Gaga sends her love
Ironically, Sheeran’s widespread popularity has partly made him a target for online haters. Upon release of his new album, “Divide,” in March, Sheeran had 16 songs on the UK Top …
Thu., June 29, 2017, 5:34 p.m.
Trump’s crude tweets: Would anyone else be fired?
If President Donald Trump were anyone else, he’d be fired, or at least reprimanded, for his latest tweets attacking a female TV host, social media and workplace experts say.
Tue., June 27, 2017, 11:53 a.m.
Oregon teen sentenced for social media-fueled shotgun blasts
An Oregon high school student who fired shotgun blasts into a home with seven people inside has been sentenced to six years in prison.
UPDATED: Thu., June 22, 2017, 8:01 p.m.
Facebook wants to nudge you into ‘meaningful’ online groups
CEO Mark Zuckerberg is no longer satisfied with just connecting the world so that people can pass around baby pictures and live video – or fake news and hate symbols. …