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Facebook grapples with pages exploiting Newtown victims

Authorities ask the social network to take down intimidating posts and fraudulent tribute pages surrounding the Sandy Hook Elementary School massacre.

By February 25, 2013

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Hackers target Westboro Baptist Church after Newtown threat

After church leaders announce plans to protest at site of school massacre, Anonymous posts the personal information for dozens of members of the extremist group, including names, e-mail addresses, and phone numbers.

By December 16, 2012

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Can smart guns slash gun violence? Silicon Valley says yes

Star investor Ron Conway is among those behind a series of $1 million challenges aimed at using technology to improve gun safety. The key? Find ways to make sure only guns' owners are able to fire them.

By January 28, 2014

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Can Silicon Valley innovate its way to a gun violence solution?

Following the tragedy in Newtown, a group of entrepreneurs led by Ron Conway resolved to use technology to help stem gun violence. Their debut effort is an incentive challenge to create smarter, safer firearms.

By December 12, 2013

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Twitter a news source? Not so much

A new Pew survey shows only 16 percent of US adults use Twitter and only 8 percent use the social network for news. But these users tend to be young, educated, and wealthy.

By November 4, 2013

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Artist explores the social landscape through Facebook check-ins

Sydney-based artist Grace Kingston has created Here You Are, a study of the culture of Sydney's inner west based on information collated from Facebook.

By October 16, 2013

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'Day of the Doctor' coming to Australian cinemas

Several Australian cinemas will be screening the 50th anniversary special of Doctor Who in 3D on the day it launches around the globe.

By October 14, 2013

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Official Doctor Who web store launches down under

The Doctor Who pop-up shop in Newtown, Sydney, has closed its blue doors — but Aussie Whovians can now get their merch fix online.

By June 6, 2013

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Do video games cause violence? Feds want more research

The Centers for Disease Control is stepping up its efforts to research a possible link between fantasy video game violence and real-world violence.

By June 5, 2013

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Doctor Who pop-up shop landing in Sydney

A pop-up shop specialising in Doctor Who merchandise will be opening its doors in Newtown, Sydney.

By April 30, 2013