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Dave Copeland


Dave Copeland is a tech reporter whose work has appeared in the Wall Street Journal, Boston Globe, and ReadWrite. He teaches journalism at Bridgewater State University.

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Timeline is finally here

Facebook's  controversial new look is finally being rolled out—and so far, complaints are minimal.

On Dec 8, 2011 by Dave Copeland

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Tweet seats—coming soon to a theater near you

Right next to the nosebleeds: Tweet seats, where social media-enthusiasts go to live-tweet events. 

On Dec 6, 2011 by Dave Copeland

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India asks Internet giants to screen content

Representatives from Google, Microsoft, Yahoo, and Facebook met with India’s telecommunications minister to discuss possible censorship. 

On Dec 6, 2011 by Dave Copeland

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NYC cop reportedly posts to Facebook: “Let them kill each other”

The comments made by New York City police officers on a Facebook page in regards to the West Indian American Day Parade in Brooklyn appear to violate department policy. 

On Dec 6, 2011 by Dave Copeland

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Mexican Army seizes cartel’s mobile network

The encrypted, mobile-phone network sheds new light on the sophisticated technology employed by the the ruthless drug cartels. 

On Dec 6, 2011 by Dave Copeland

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Anonymous lays out five demands for “Operation Safe Roads”

In a new video, set to be released publicly on Sunday, the hacktivists issued a list of requirements for bus companies to meet before the Dec. 10 deadline to prevent action.

On Dec 2, 2011 by Dave Copeland

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Yes, Apple, Google, and Facebook will think about the children

Tech giants sign on to committe for children's safety online, but parents aren't on board yet.

On Dec 1, 2011 by Dave Copeland

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Wikileaks returns with “The Spy Files”

After suspending operations last month, Wikileaks is not only accepting new submissions again but also releasing files that reportedly outline the growth of the global spy industry. 

On Dec 1, 2011 by Dave Copeland

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Facebook reportedly eyeing gambling in the United Kingdom

A new report out says Facebook is considering offering legal gambling in the United Kingdom. 

On Nov 30, 2011 by Dave Copeland

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Why Anonymous called off #OpCartel in Mexico [exclusive]

Anonymous called off #OpCartel due to the frightening nature of life in Mexico under the rule of violent drug cartels, a spokesperson confirms, but the hackers are still gearing up for Operation Safe Roads. 

On Nov 30, 2011 by Dave Copeland

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Facebook settles with Federal Trade Commission

After a two-year investigation, Facebook finalized a settlement deal with the Federal Trade Commission today that will lead to greater oversight and transparency. 

On Nov 29, 2011 by Dave Copeland

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In Mexico, Anonymous launches “Operation Safe Roads”

After two campaigns in Mexico that were better publicized than executed, Anonymous has launched #Opcarreterasseguras to draw attention to bus companies that the hackers claim are tied to the violent drug cartels. 

On Nov 29, 2011 by Dave Copeland

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Durex ribs on Twitter in South Africa—but not for her pleasure

No amount of vaseline (or other bad puns) could make Durex Condoms' Twitter campaign in South Africa anyless painful or inappropriate. 

On Nov 28, 2011 by Dave Copeland

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In Thailand, a retweet can carry a 15-year jail sentence

The threat of serious legal consequences for questionable online activity has led to some social network users signing off in Thailand. 

On Nov 28, 2011 by Dave Copeland

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European Commission may limit information that Facebook collects

Facebook is being scrutinized for the type of private information it collects on users.  

On Nov 28, 2011 by Dave Copeland