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Teacher Fired for 'Friending' Students Online

A 79-year-old substitute teacher from New Hampshire was fired after she refused to "unfriend" her students on Facebook.

Carol Thebarge had been teaching in the Claremont, New Hampshire school district for more than 30 years when she was apparently given an ultimatum from school officials to delete her students as Facebook friends or face termination, according to New Hampshire's WMUR9-TV.

School administrators don't argue that Thebarge was a good teacher, but written school policies forced them to let her go.

Considering a terror threat as a joke on Twitter? You may want to think of a less legally fraught way to entertain yourself.

Twitter user @queendemetriax_ probably wishes she did after American Airlines, the butt of her "joke" terror tweet, informed her that her IP address and details would be forwarded to the FBI, reports the New York Daily News. And that's not all that's happened to the 14-year-old Twitter user since her tweet went viral.

Here's why should you avoid tweeting terror pranks, and what can potentially happen if you send one:

Your Selfies' Metadata May Be Too Revealing

Beyond revealing what you look like, selfies containing metadata can reveal your exact location -- which means the person receiving your selfie can potentially figure out where you live.

Metadata can include GPS information, the date and time the photo was taken, and information on how and what conditions the photos were taken in, according to Cypher Avenue. Simple computer programs, like Apple's iPhoto application, can reveal the metadata information.

So why should you consider removing metadata from your selfies, and how do you do it?

With the new season of "Game of Thrones" set to premiere Sunday, HBO subscribers may be wondering: Can you legally share your HBO Go password with friends and family?

If you take HBO's CEO at his word, the premium cable TV company doesn't care if you do -- as long as it keeps viewers hooked on its programming.

Even if HBO looks the other way, is it technically legal to share your HBO Go password?

A Minnesota school has agreed to fork over $70,000 for demanding a sixth-grader reveal her Facebook password.

Riley Stratton, now 15, painfully remembers when Minnewaska school officials cornered her over a Facebook post and threatened her with suspension, reports the Star Tribune. The confrontation ended with Stratton relinquishing her password, but thanks to the ACLU's intervention, its ultimate end was the school cutting a check.

What were the legal reasons behind the school's Facebook password settlement?

Mass. 'Upskirt Photo' Ban Signed Into Law

A Massachusetts "upskirting" photo ban has been signed into law.

Lawmakers passed the bill Thursday, in response to a ruling by the state's highest court that said a law aimed at criminalizing voyeurism did not apply to the taking of secret photos up a woman's skirt, CNN reports.

Why did the court rule in favor of the upskirt photographer, and how will the new law address the issue?

Facebook is cracking down on posts for illegal gun sales, and other social media outlets may soon follow suit.

On Wednesday, Facebook announced that it would step up its enforcement efforts regarding gun sales on its social network -- especially when the seller is trying to evade the law.

What are Facebook's new rules for gun sales?

A new survey reveals nearly one in 12 parents say their children have felt the effects of cyberbullying.

In a survey that polled hundreds of adults, found that 7 percent said their children had experienced some form of cyberbullying. That suggests millions of children have dealt with the pervasive issue.

Still, many more parents may not be aware of how cyberbullying may be affecting their child. Here's a general overview of what parents need to know about cyberbullying and how to deal with it:

Cell phone AMBER alerts are becoming more common, but they're still catching many mobile users off guard. How exactly do they work?

Sending AMBER alerts to cell phones in a particular area is relatively new, but the system has been in place for more than a year now. Just this week, smartphone users in parts of Kansas, Missouri, and Oklahoma received such an alert, many for the first time, Wichita's KAKE-TV reports.

Here is a brief overview of the laws and programs which undergird cell phone AMBER alerts:

Top 10 Online Dating Tips

Searching for your honey in the buzzing hive of the online world? Online dating can be tough, and even dangerous. In some extreme cases, online dating horror stories have even led to lawsuits.

But with some helpful tips in mind, finding that special someone on the Internet can also be pretty sweet.

Just in time for Valentine's Day, here are our Top 10 online dating tips: