Five Things You Need to Know (4/24/2013)- AP’s Twitter Fiasco

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Here are the top news headlines that may interest you for Wednesday, April 24th, 2013. Read, be informed, discuss, and prosper.

130423025530_ap hacked 1280 apgraphicsThe Power of a Wrong Tweet “On Tuesday, hackers took over the Associated Press Twitter account and falsely claimed that there had been explosions at the White House and that the president was hurt. The AP immediately confirmed the news was not true, but it was up long enough to impact the stock market, which dropped 143 points.”

Ricin Suspect Freed “Authorities are investigating whether someone may have tried to falsely implicate the Elvis impersonator from Corinth, Mississippi, a law enforcement source said on condition of anonymity.”

Apple Stocks Decline for First Time in Decade ”Apple said its net income fell 18 percent in its fiscal second quarter, as one of the most successful technology franchises in recent years, the iPhone, showed signs of slowing…”

Are We in the Midst of a TV Revolution? ”Netflix is now the most watched ‘cable network’ in America, and YouTube and Amazon are creating original content too – the web on TV revolution is under way.”

USPS Sues Lance Armstrong ”The government said it was intervening to recover triple the amount of the sponsorship funds under the False Claims Act, which could bring a total of more than $100 million in damages.”

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