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U.S. Court: Bloggers Are Journalists

Even when they're libeling you<p><i>Updated, Wednesday, 11:45 a.m.</i><p>One of the great questions of our time came closer to resolution last week, when a federal court ruled that bloggers are journalists—at least when it comes to their First Amendment rights.<p>The Ninth Circuit ruled as such on Friday in</i> …

Why You Should Use 'Actiontags' in Your Social Media Marketing

Over the past few years, we have all seen an industry-wide shift toward "in-stream" content and campaigns. However, brands are still trying to …

That selfie you just took could cost you

Your selfie obsession is going to start costing you — literally.<p>Thanks to a new social media initiative and site called “Selfie Police,” people can …

Why This Is the Age of Publishers, Not Journalists

In a <i>Wonkblog</i> post from November, Ezra Klein highlighted a reality few journalists seem to grasp: Facebook drives much more traffic to news sites than …

How Many Teens Are Actually Leaving Facebook?

Word on the street is that teens are leaving Facebook in hoards and instead flocking to apps like Snapchat and Instagram.<p>A report from digital agency …

Here's Where All Those Teens Fleeing Facebook Are Going

<i>Editor's Note: Social Insights will not publish on Monday, Jan. 20, due to the Martin Luther King, Jr. holiday.</i><p><b>WHERE HAVE ALL THOSE TEENS GONE?:</b> We learned recently that Facebook's U.S. audience consists of approximately 3 million fewer teens (ages 13-17) than it did in 2011, and now we have data …

Why women make better money managers

You can blame testosterone.<p>Men’s perception of greater power in the workplace is why women outpace them when it comes to investment returns, researchers say.<p>Female money managers consistently outperform their male counterparts, and social scientists say this unbalanced power dynamic is one reason …

Credit monitoring won’t help Target breach victims

After Target TGT, -0.21% revealed that 70 million customers had their personal information compromised, it offered free credit-monitoring to its …

More than 750,000 spam emails sent from fridges and TVs

More than 750,000 spam emails were sent from smart household appliances such as fridges and TVs over a two week period, according to a security firm<p>US-based Security firm Proofpoint claims to have uncovered the first proven Internet of Things cyberattack involving household "smart" appliances.<p>More …

Cybersecurity

6 More Stores Attacked By Same Hack As Target: Firm

BOSTON (Reuters) - A cybercrime firm says it has uncovered at least six ongoing attacks at U.S. merchants whose credit card processing systems are infected with the same type of malicious software used to steal data from Target Corp.<p>Andrew Komarov, chief executive of the cybersecurity firm …

Hersheys to create 3D chocolate printer

Hersheys is to partner with 3D systems to create a 3D printer for creating chocolate and other edible products<p>The US chocolate manufacturer did not reveal the cost of the deal or if and when the printed products will be available to consumers.<p>Three-dimensional chocolate products are created by …

3D Printing

US telecoms giants express unease about proposed NSA metadata reforms

US telecoms giants expressed concern Friday about president Barack Obama’s reform of the National Security Agency’s bulk collection of American citizens’ phone records.<p>In a widely anticipated speech Obama said the government should no longer hold databases of every call record made in the United …

Meet the Government’s Brown Nickel Nobody Wants to Use

Officials at the U.S. Mint have been looking into cheaper ways to make our smallest coins, Fortune reports, and the latest cost-saving proposition is …

Fired From Subway, This 20-Year-Old Started A Company And Makes A Living Off Facebook And Google Traffic

Most of us think of Facebook as a place to catch up on baby photos, keep tabs on your ex, and maybe read some quirky news about 2013's most important corgis.<p>But, for a small but growing class of small business owners, Facebook is a place to find customers, sell them stuff, and make a decent …

Consumers care about packaging almost as much as the brand

In the United States, there is a growing divide in the median household income and the thickness of the American paper towel. As middle class consumers tighten their wallets, consumer brands have introduced value-priced versions of industry standards with names like “simple” and “basic.” But …

Wall Street

Intel to cut 5% of workforce this year

SAN FRANCISCO (MarketWatch) -- Intel Corp. INTC, -1.34% will cut more than 5% of its workforce this year as the semiconductor leader deals with …

Employment

Paramount will no longer release movies on film

SAN FRANCISCO (MarketWatch) - Paramount Pictures will stop releasing major motion pictures on 35-millimeter film, becoming the first big Hollywood …

Wealthy Chinese flee China, taking their fortunes with them

Do the wealthy Chinese know something we don't?<p>A new report shows that 64 percent of Chinese millionaires have either emigrated or plan to emigrate—taking their spending and fortunes with them. The United States is their favorite destination.<p>The report from Hurun, a wealth research firm that …

China

Six active attacks on retailers found, cybersecurity firm says

The cyber security firm IntelCrawler said on Friday it has uncovered at least six ongoing attacks at merchants across the United States whose credit card processing systems are infected with the same type of malicious software used to steal data from some 40 million credit cards at Target …

Cybersecurity

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