Report: Facebook allowed companies to access users’ private messages in special partnerships, among other abilities

A New York Times report highlighted one particularly invasive example in which Netflix, Spotify and the Royal Bank of Canada were given the ability to read, write and delete the private messages of users.
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  Holly, jolly Christmas: Employees to receive $20,000 in bonuses from Michigan company

The bonuses will be based on longevity of service and shared through cash bonuses and special gifts to employees' retirement accounts.

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  City of Columbia begins negotiations with company that wants to re-develop Finlay Park

Lexington man connected to 2016 I-20 overpass shooting sentenced to 20 years

OSCO searching for two men who may have information on several crimes

Aiken Police looking for home burglary suspect who broke into home while resident was away

  Friends remember avid runner struck and killed crossing Augusta Highway

Friends and family are remembering a 36-year-old woman who was struck and killed crossing Augusta Highway near Lexington High School.
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In bipartisan act, Senate passes criminal justice reform bill with overwhelming support

The bill, The First Step Act, is also expected to pass the House and be signed into law by President Donald Trump.

9 students charged after fight at North Charleston High School, police say

Witness “nearly escapes death” after encountering wrong way driver

He’s visited her grave 1,300 times — his ‘payback’ for 72 years of patience and love

RCSD seeking help identifying person who stole more than $4K in cigarettes

  CPD: SC Highway Patrol investigating chase that led to stolen car crashing into home

SC restaurant fires employee who wrote homophobic slur on napkin given to customer

FIRST ALERT: Carolina sunshine now, changes on the way

UPDATE: Avid runner struck, killed on Augusta Hwy. in Lexington early Tuesday

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  Report skewers VA for neglecting suicide prevention outreach

The report shows a lack of leadership from the Trump administration is directly impacting the VA’s ability to reach suicidal veterans.

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  Tigers ready to invade ‘Jerry World’ in Dallas

  Annual Shrine Bowl ends in 10-10 tie

Gamecocks commit Pickens named SC Mr. Football

Coroner releases cause of death of former Clemson football player

Pickens County Coroner Kandy Kelley has released the cause of death of former Clemson football player CJ Fuller.

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USC board extends contracts of Muschamp and top assistants - some with pay raises

Darlington Raceway to celebrate 1990-1994 era for ‘Throwback Weekend’ next year

Driver that struck and killed motorcyclist on Platt Springs Rd. released the from hospital, charged with felony DUI

Broad River Rd. closed in Irmo due to cut natural gas line

  New SC child support payment system to be implemented

In less than two weeks, the South Carolina child support payment system will end and a new one will be implemented.
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  Actor, director Penny Marshall dies at 75

Penny Marshall, who starred in the hit TV show “Laverne & Shirley” before becoming an acclaimed film director, has died at the age of 75.

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65-year-old faces nearly 2 dozen charges in connection to child porn possession

Poll: More than half of ‘southerners’ want some kind of action on Confederate monuments

FIRST ALERT: Quiet for now but rain by Thursday