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Facebook Plea Helps Woman Escape Ex-Boyfriend’s Violent Attack

Lying in wait in the garage with a knife, Yuba County Sheriff’s deputies say Parrish Heavens ambushed his 41-year-old ex-girlfriend when she got home from work in Plumas Lake. He’s accused of raping her, and cutting her face with the knife he eventually turned on himself, cutting his own throat.

05/15/2015

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California Bill Would Protect Social Media Accounts After Death

A bill approved by the state Assembly on Monday would give guidelines for judges to follow before they could order electronic providers to turn over electronic information to the executor or administrator of an estate.

05/11/2015

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James Corden’s ‘Late Late Show’ Social Media Pitch Speaks On Digital Age

Corden’s seemingly never-ending list of social media accounts to follow him on is both a hilarious joke and a commentary on the digital age humans live in now

03/25/2015

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Facebook Page Fights Crime, Brings El Dorado County Neighbors Closer Together

In less than two days, 16,000 people on a Facebook page in El Dorado County helped lead police to a man who escaped from a mental-health facility.

03/03/2015

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Bronzed Baby Shoes Making Comeback, Thanks To Social Media

As popular commodities sometimes do, bronzed baby shoes are making a comeback among a new generation of parents and grandparents, thanks in part to an aggressive social media marketing strategy.

02/15/2015

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Study: Users Not Trying To Brag On Facebook

According to a new study, people are more modest and humble about sharing good news on Facebook than they are about bad news.

02/01/2015

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Rocklin Burglary Suspects Caught With Help Of Social Media

Police in Rocklin are thanking social media for helping them catch a couple of burglary suspects Saturday morning.

11/29/2014

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GM Uses Facebook, Phone calls To Get Recalled Cars Fixed

Despite the heavy publicity surrounding the scandal, many drivers evidently haven’t heard of the recall or haven’t grasped how serious the defect is…

10/08/2014

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Study: Facebook Users More Likely To Divorce

According to a new study, Facebook as well as other social media websites may increase the likelihood of divorce.

07/20/2014

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Experts: Social Media Can Feed Munchausen By Proxy

Experts say the case of a mother accused of poisoning her 5-year-old son to death with salt appears be an example of how social media feeds into Munchausen by proxy, a disorder in which caretakers purposely harm children and then bask in the attention and sympathy.

07/19/2014

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Facebook: We Are Fighting Court Ordered Disclosures

Facebook says an unspecified New York court is demanding it disclose information about the social media accounts of hundreds of people.

06/27/2014

A new survey shows more teens are using Facebook than they did last year. (Manjunath Kiran/AFP/Getty Images)

Study: Teens Using Facebook More

A new survey shows more teens are using Facebook than they did last year.

06/25/2014

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