Groups Ask FTC to Block Facebook Changes

(CNN) — Six public interest groups have asked the Federal Trade Commission to block upcoming changes to Facebook’s privacy policies they claim would make it easier for the social network to use your information. In a letter to the FTC, the groups say the policy allows your picture to be used in a product or … Continue reading »

Finding Social Media Harmony at Home

(CNN) Are you friends with your kids? I mean really friends–Facebook friends. It’s a delicate dance that many families face: the struggle over sharing social media. Parents naturally are grappling with how to monitor their kids’ online activity and keep them safe while not being too intrusive. So both teens and parents are seeking ways … Continue reading »

Legislature Protects Students’ Privacy

EUGENE, Ore. — Oregon college students can breathe easy knowing their universities will not have access to their social media accounts after a bill passed almost unanimously Monday. The Legislature voted 57 to 1 in favor of barring colleges and universities from having access to students’ social media accounts and passwords. “I’m glad they’re not … Continue reading »

House Approves Social Media Bill

SALEM, Ore. — The Oregon Legislature approved a bill that protects the privacy rights of college students. The bill prevents colleges and universities from demanding access to private social media pages maintained by current or prospective students. Schools are still allowed to request information in the course of investigating possible illegal activity. The bill now … Continue reading »

Creswell Man Arrested for Sex Abuse

SPRINGFIELD, Ore. — Springfield police arrested a Creswell man for multiple sex crimes involving a minor female. Investigators say 22-year-old John Rock Roda contacted the girl via Facebook and lied about his age. They say he made arrangements to meet her and then sexually abused her. Roda was taked to the Lane County Jail for … Continue reading »

House Passes Cyber Security Bill

A controversial cyber security bill passed by the U.S. House Thursday, now rests in the hands of the Senate. The Cyber Intelligence Sharing and Protection Act, CISPA, would allow voluntary information sharing between private companies and the government in the event of a cyber attack. If, for example, the government detects a cyber attack that … Continue reading »

House Passes Social Media Privacy Bill

SALEM, Ore. — The Oregon House passed a bill that would extend privacy rights to include social media. House Bill 2654, passed Monday, would prohibit employers from demanding access to Facebook, Twitter and other social media websites. It now moves to the Senate where several senators have been working on similar legislation to protect the … Continue reading »

Study: Facebook No. 1 in 127 Nations

(CNN) — A social media analyst says Facebook is the number one social network in 127 of the 137 nations he analyzed. Vincenzo Cosenza releases a World Map of Social Networks every six months. In his latest analysis, he says that since June, Facebook added Armenia, Kyrgyzstan, Latvia and Vietnam to the list of countries … Continue reading »

Facebook Tribute Honors Soldiers

EUGENE, Ore. — They say a picture’s worth a thousand words, and for Tira Howard that’s just enough to spread overseas. “I like to think of it as spreading a network of goodness, so when people see them and click ‘like’ on them, it’s sending a good thought overseas not only to Logan my boyfriend … Continue reading »

EPD Catches Suspects Using Facebook

EUGENE, Ore. — Eugene police this weekend cracked the case of several thefts at an apartment complex near the University of Oregon campus. How investigators tracked down the suspects was pretty unconventional. EPD says Facebook was one of the key factors in finding the two suspects in Friday’s robberies. Yet while they say social media … Continue reading »

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