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Mark Abrams
May 18, 2020 - 12:38 pm
Federal authorities are concerned about a rise in reports of predators using social media apps during the COVID-19 crisis to sexually exploit teens and pre-teens. Read more here.
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The Twitter app icon is shown on a mobile phone in Philadelphia, April 26, 2017.
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AP News
March 04, 2020 - 12:39 pm
Twitter is starting to test tweets that disappear after 24 hours, although initially only in Brazil. The company says the ephemeral tweets, which it calls "fleets" because of their fleeting nature, are designed to allay the concerns of new users who might be turned off by the public and permanent...
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Francis Reppert
Bucks County District Attorney's Office
Jim Melwert
January 03, 2020 - 11:48 am
A former Bucks County teacher has been charged for taking photos in his classroom allegedly up the skirts of female students. Read more here.
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Montgomery County District Attorney's Office
Jim Melwert
August 08, 2019 - 7:32 pm
NORRISTOWN, Pa. (KYW Newsradio) — A Norristown doctor has been sentenced to six-and-a-half to 15 years in state prison for offering prescriptions for opioids and other drugs in exchange for explicit photos and videos of young women. As he handed down the sentence, Judge William Carpenter told 57-...
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Stefanie Dunne
Chester County District Attorney's Office
Jim Melwert
July 30, 2019 - 3:02 pm
DOWNINGTOWN, Pa. (KYW Newsradio) — A 44-year-old former Downingtown police officer has been charged with having an inappropriate relationship with a teenage boy, who, investigators say, she met while she was a resource officer at the teen's high school. The investigation started back in May when...
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An employee at a South Jersey high school who allegedly sent photos of child sexual abuse through Snapchat has been suspended.
Atlantic County Prosecutor's Office
Andrew Kramer
February 14, 2019 - 10:09 pm
EGG HARBOR TOWNSHIP, NJ (KYW Newsradio) — An employee at a South Jersey high school who allegedly sent photos of child sexual abuse through Snapchat has been suspended. Mark Balesteri, Jr., 29, is a teacher's aide at Egg Harbor Township High School, where he also coaches swimming. After an...
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In this Oct. 27, 2017, file photo, Kevin Spacey presents an award in Beverly Hills, Calif.
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December 27, 2018 - 12:05 pm
BOSTON (AP) — A Massachusetts man who says he was groped by Kevin Spacey at a Nantucket restaurant in 2016 caught part of his encounter with the actor on video, according to court records. The then 18-year-old man sent a video via Snapchat to his girlfriend that allegedly showed Spacey touching the...
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In this Feb. 28, 2018 photo, Matty Nev Luby holds up her phone in front of a ring light she uses to lip-sync with the smartphone app, in Wethersfield, Conn.
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October 04, 2018 - 8:54 am
By Matt O'Brien and Barbara Ortutay, AP Technology Writers WETHERSFIELD, Conn. (AP) — Teens and young adults say cyberbullying is a serious problem for people their age, but most don't think they'll be the ones targeted for digital abuse. That's according to a new poll from The Associated Press-...
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Social media and even dating apps mean that often, the first version of ourselves other people meet is a digital image. When you alter a photo, you may start to think that that's what you should look like.
August 12, 2018 - 5:39 pm
By AJ Willingham (CNN) - - Social media filters are fun! You can look like a puppy dog or a nerdy cat or a fairy princess, or just hot! Like, slightly hotter than you actually are. Like you, but spackled and sandblasted and shaved down until you have a chin sharper than the Matterhorn and the...
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Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg
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July 25, 2018 - 11:43 am
By Bethlehem Feleke (CNN Money) -- Facebook is trying a new way into China, after years of being locked out of the world's second largest economy. The social media giant said on Tuesday that it plans to set up "an innovation hub ... to support Chinese developers, innovators and start-ups." Its...
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