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Facebook's Toying With A Radical New Idea: Letting You Be Anonymous

The Huffington Post | Dino Grandoni | Posted 01.30.2014 | Technology

Through Facebook's decade-long history, one thing has been consistent: You had to use your real name to do anything on the website. But now, Mark Zuck...

MTV Figures Out The Rules Of Snapchatting A Crush

Posted 01.29.2014 | College

Want to text your crush? WAIT! You should Snapchat them first. MTV hosted a panel of Millennials to try to understand Snapchat and discovered that...

When Apps Get a Bad Rap

Diana Graber | Posted 03.30.2014 | Parents
Diana Graber

I don't know about you, but restricting my kids from something they are already using or doing, especially without solid evidence of nefarious behavior on their part, is a parenting strategy that hasn't worked out particularly well for me.

5 Reasons Why We Don't Want Our Teens to Overshare

Barbara Greenberg | Posted 03.24.2014 | Parents
Barbara Greenberg

Every generation of teens has its own unique set of trends including clothing and communication styles. Consider that this generation of teens seems to bare more skin than past generations. At least that's how it appears to me and to many many frustrated sets of parents.

Five Companies to Fear, Fondly

Mark Morford | Posted 03.19.2014 | San Francisco
Mark Morford

Capitalism and really big money have colluded in all these companies -- and the Internet itself -- to induce a sea change so rapid it's less of a sea and more of a tsunami wrapped in Wikileaks disguised as Candy Crush Saga.

Could a Facebook Post Ruin your Credit Score?

Russ Warner | Posted 03.19.2014 | Technology
Russ Warner

Will regulators create an objective, documented process for social network profile scoring? If not, the personality, biases and mood of the lender at the moment of checking a Facebook or Instagram post might impact this subjective "fact-checking" exercise.

Well, It's All Over For Snapchat Now

The Huffington Post | Alexis Kleinman | Posted 01.23.2014 | Technology

How do you know when an app is no longer the absolute coolest thing and should be mercilessly shunned by the Youngs forever? When it is lousy with Tea...

Bachmann Makes Curious Obamacare Comparison

The Huffington Post | Paige Lavender | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics

Rep. Michele Bachmann (R-Minn.) compared Obamacare to Snapchat, an app that allows users to send pictures and videos between phones for a limited amou...

The Real 'Ish' With the Target and Neiman Marcus Hackings Isn't What You Think

Adam Levin | Posted 03.17.2014 | Technology
Adam Levin

With a little extra work and some programming ingenuity, identity thieves can use your information to engage in what I like to call the pantheon of "-ishing" -- phishing, spear-phishing, vishing and smishing -- and still turn a tidy profit off of their crimes with your inadvertent help.

Ugh, Snapchat

The Huffington Post | Drew Guarini | Posted 01.23.2014 | Technology

Snapchat's terrible month just got worse. The app apparently has a big spam problem and its users are complaining about a flood of Snaps, disappear...

Snapchat Finally Apologizes

The Huffington Post | Alexis Kleinman | Posted 01.23.2014 | Technology

Better late than never. More than a week after 4.6 million Snapchat accounts were hacked, the company has decided to apologize. "We are sorry for a...

App Billed As 'Snapchat For Professionals' Is A Cheater's Dream Come True

Posted 01.23.2014 | Divorce

"Confide," a new phone app that launched Tuesday, is being billed as the "Snapchat for professionals" because messages sent through the app "self dest...

'Girls' Joins Snapchat, Promotes Season 3 With Pictures

Posted 01.23.2014 | TV

If there's anything that 20-something girls like, it's social media. HBO's hit show "Girls" is embracing this trend and has joined the Snapchat com...

Five Ways the Cloud Will Change Your Professional Life in 2014

Matte Scheinker | Posted 03.08.2014 | Technology
Matte Scheinker

Most legitimate services offer similarly high levels of security so if your provider is more exposed than Miley Cyrus' tongue, move your important files to a more secure alternative.

5 Lessons from the Snapchat and Target Hacks

Michael Gregg | Posted 03.08.2014 | Technology
Michael Gregg

It's not just small companies that have security breaches. Even Fortune 500s and government agencies are regularly breached. As a consumer, make sure that you understand the risks to your personal and financial data.

Christina Wilkie

Snapchat Hires Big Guns On Capitol Hill After Huge Data Breach | Christina Wilkie | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- In the wake of a massive consumer data breach, the photo messaging app Snapchat hired its first Washington lobbyists last week, accordin...

Are Football Clubs Thinking Enough About Social Media?

Alex Stewart | Posted 03.08.2014 | Sports
Alex Stewart

Is the zeal with which clubs are taking to platforms, motivated by a love for their fans or new revenue streams, part of a thought out process or a happy-go-lucky dash into the e-ther?

Gerry Smith

Snapchat Hack Reveals Tech's Attitude Problem | Gerry Smith | Posted 01.25.2014 | Technology

For months, a group of security researchers warned that a major security flaw with the popular photo messaging app Snapchat could allow hackers to ste...

2014 Social Media Predictions -- Hold On, It's Going to Get Bumpy!

Kim Garst | Posted 03.04.2014 | Technology
Kim Garst

What changes can we expect to see in social media in the next 12 months? What trends do businesses and brands need to pay attention to in order to keep up? Here are my top 5 social media predictions for 2014!

Snapchat Finally Responds To Hack, But Doesn't Apologize

AP/The Huffington Post | By BARBARA ORTUTAY | Posted 03.05.2014 | Technology

NEW YORK (AP) — Snapchat says it plans to put out a more secure version of its application following a breach that allowed hackers to collect the us...

4.6 Million Snapchat Accounts LEAKED

The Huffington Post | Dino Grandoni | Posted 01.23.2014 | Technology

Millions of Americans may be waking up with more problems than a hangover this New Year's Day. On Wednesday, a hacker website claimed that it had a li...

Why Our Teenagers Feel Compelled to Connect on Social Media

Daniel J. Siegel, M.D. | Posted 03.01.2014 | Parents
Daniel J. Siegel, M.D.

With heads down and screens lit up, watching our teens plug in can feel confusing, disappointing and even like rejection to us.

11 Times Tech Made Us Cringe In 2013

The Huffington Post | Alexis Kleinman | Posted 06.17.2015 | Technology

Again and again in 2013, tech CEOs and startup founders exhibited an astonishing lack of connection to the real world. And because these are tech peop...

Busted! Topless Mother-Daughter Snapchat Pic Leads To Arrest

Posted 12.20.2013 | Crime

A topless photograph of a mother and her teenaged daughter in their Missouri hot tub landed the mom in hot water with authorities. The revealing pi...

How the Grinch Steals Christmas: He Follows Your Kid on Instagram

Adam Levin | Posted 02.18.2014 | Technology
Adam Levin

Hardly a day goes by that you can't log into one of those services and see your "friends" talking about airport delays, creating their own vacation trip hashtags or Instagramming pictures of where they are -- thereby letting the world at large know where they aren't. And if adults can't resist, you know teenagers can't.