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Are You Hiding Behind a Smiling Emoji?

I love using emojis in my text messages. Most of us do these days. They serve as a quick way to respond, with or without any accompanying words. Maybe the added whimsy, humor or emotion is what helps us feel a little more connected to the person on the other

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WATCH: Oklahoma Father Sets Up Backyard Sting to Take Down Man Seeking Sex With 15-Year-Old Daughter

When a father in Del City, Okla., found out his 15-year-old daughter was exchanging sexual messages with a 33-year-old man, he gathered his family to take him down, literally. (more…)

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Japan’s Line IPO Can Amount to $1.3 Billion

Popular Japanese mobile messaging system Line has priced its initial public offering at more than $1 billion. (more…)

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More San Francisco Officers Being Investigated for Racist Text Messages; Court Cases Being Reviewed

At least four additional San Francisco police officers are being investigated for allegedly exchanging homophobic and racist text messages, the latest in a widening scandal that has thrown related criminal cases into question. The discovery has triggered a review of all court cases that could have been affected by discrimination

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Pope Francis Says Text Messages, Internet, Social Networks Are ‘Gift of God’ if Used Wisely

Pope Francis, who has acknowledged being "a disaster" when it comes to technology, said on Friday that the Internet, social networks and text messages were "a gift of God" if used wisely. (more…)

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Toyota Announces TeenDrive365 VR Driving Simulator to Help Teens Stay Focused While Driving

You can tell people that distracted driving is bad and make laws preventing it, but that won't necessarily make the dangers sink in. Toyota thinks it has a way to convey the risks to impressionable minds, however. Its new TeenDrive365 education initiative includes an Oculus Rift-powered virtual reality simulator that

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AT&T to Pay $105 Million for Unlawfully Billing Customers

AT&T will pay $105 million to federal and state authorities to settle charges that the carrier placed unauthorized charges for third-party services on customers' mobile phone bills, the Federal Trade Commission has announced. (more…)

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African American Parents Less Likely to Share Health Information Via Mobile, Internet Technology

Though mobile technology has the potential to bridge the digital divide and reduce health disparities among racial/ethnic groups, a new study published in the Journal of Medical Internet Research has found that African American parents are less likely to use mHealth for accessing or communicating health information. (more…)

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