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Auditor Finds 'Serious Issues' At Apple Supplier Foxconn

Some employees, the audit found, worked seven days in a row without the required 24 hours off.
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Trial-by-Jury in the Age of Social Media

Trial-by-jury is a cornerstone of the American justice system. But social media and Internet-enabled devices are creating new challenges for tradition-bound courts...

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Computer Guys and Gal

The Computer Guys and Gal are back to explore surreal news from the world of tech...

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Using An App To Report Injured Wildlife

A Colorado animal protection group has created a website and smartphone application designed to help someone who's found an injured animal, lost or found a pet or wants to report animal cruelty. Animal Watch hopes to expand the program nationally in the future.
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National Trend 'Mobs' Local Businesses With Cash

In a "flash mob," hundreds of people invade a public space to do something in unison. But a "cash mob" adds a mission to that idea. All over the country, crowds of people are being organized on social media sites to invade mom-and-pop stores at a specific day and time to spend money locally.
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Employment Background Checks: How Far Is Too Far?

As social media grows, hiring managers have started to screen Facebook and Twitter accounts, as well as running criminal background checks for potential employees. Some employers are asking applicants to hand over Facebook passwords as well.
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British Student Jailed For Racist Tweets About Collapsed Soccer Player

Liam Stacey, who was drunk when he tweeted, will spend 56 days in jail, a sentence the judge says reflects the public outrage over his tweets.
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To Keep Customers, Brick-And-Mortar Stores Look To Smartphones

New apps could guide you to specific products and even deliver discounts based on where you're standing in a store. It's all designed to get you to continue shopping locally instead of online.

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