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Police investigated over social media breaches

Hundreds of police officers in England and Wales have been accused of breaches social media guidelines that include making racist and threatening comments, posing images of colleagues in compromising positions and sending Facebook friend requests to victims of crime. The BBC reports that research by the Press Association found that of 828 cases from 2009…

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Cyclists hound a poor woman for a tweet: Twitter users need to learn the value of a proportional response

Since I took up cycling a couple of years ago, I've become something of a militant cyclist. Having to take to London's roads is not a pleasant experience for much of the time, because the city is so poorly equipped to deal with people on two wheels. It's insane that Transport for London hasn't done…

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James O'MalleyCyclists hound a poor woman for a tweet: Twitter users need to learn the value of a proportional response
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William Shatner is not a fan of Facebook Mentions

It's Facebook, Jim, but not quite as you like it. Canadian actor William Shatner — variously famous as eccentric lawyer Denny Crane on Boston Legal, beat cop TJ Hooker, womanising starship captain James T Kirk and a "singer" — is, unlike most 83-year-olds, quite a dab hand at social media. And he's not backward in…

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Stuart O'ConnorWilliam Shatner is not a fan of Facebook Mentions
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Israel take the battle in Gaza to social media: How diplomacy now takes place on Twitter

Over the last few days there has been renewed violence in Israel and Gaza as both sides have exchanged fire, in a situation far too complex to understand - let alone explain. Whilst TechDigest obviously doesn't take sides in the conflict (our official position is probably best summed up as "less fighting, more iPhone 6…

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James O'MalleyIsrael take the battle in Gaza to social media: How diplomacy now takes place on Twitter

Facebook user arrested for posting burning poppy picture, leads to #poppycock Twitter protests

A man has been arrested under the Malicious Communications Act and is awaiting questioning after posting a picture of a burning poppy onto Facebook this weekend, coinciding with the annual Remembrance Day events. Posted alongside "an offensive comment" according to…

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Gerald LynchFacebook user arrested for posting burning poppy picture, leads to #poppycock Twitter protests