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Emoji are heading to the Museum of Modern Art in New York City. The MoMA announced on Wednesday that they have added the first set of 176 emoji from 1999 — originally used on Japanese pagers — to their collection.

Ontario police will use text messages as new way to find killer

The Ontario Provincial Police (OPP} have come up with an innovative way to try and solve a murder case. They will send text messages to telephone subscribers who were in a specific area around the time the victim was last seen alive.

Viral video of Huntsman spider dragging a mouse wows the Internet

Jason Wormal, a tradesman from Coppabella in Queensland, Australia was heading to work early on Monday morning when a friend called asking if he would "like to see something cool?" What he saw quickly turned into an Internet sensation.

Moscow confirms ministry website attack after US hacker claim

Russia's foreign ministry on Sunday said an old version of its website had been attacked after a US hacker claimed he broke in and posted a mocking message.

Cyberattacks show new method of taking down the Internet

Cybersecurity expert Bruce Schneier wrote an essay last month warning that someone was "learning to take down the Internet," and it seems especially prescient after a number of major websites were taken offline Friday amid a major cyberattack.

Ruby slippers at the Smithsonian need a $300,000 upgrade

Seventy-seven years after "The Wizard of Oz" movie was released, Dorothy's famed ruby slippers are in dire need of repairs — about $300,000 worth to be exact.

Czech police and FBI arrest alleged Russian hacker

Czech police said Wednesday they staged a joint operation with the FBI to arrest a Russian citizen in Prague suspected of staging cyber attacks on the United States.

Ecuador says it cut Assange internet over US election leaks

Ecuador said it had cut the internet access of WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange, who is holed up at its London embassy, due to leaks by the anti-secrecy website that could impact the US election.

Belgian minister's twitter feed hacked, amid trade deal tensions

The twitter account of Belgian Foreign Minister Didier Reynders was hacked on Tuesday, his ministry said, just hours after EU ministers failed to agree on a trade deal with Canada due to opposition by Belgium.

Assange's internet cut by 'state party': WikiLeaks

WikiLeaks on Monday claimed Ecuador cut the internet connection of its founder Julian Assange, who is staying at the country's embassy in London, claiming the move was in response to the group's publication of documents related to US presidential hopef...

Lawsuits can be served via Twitter

Miscreants and evil-doers beware, some U.S. law firms have begun serving lawsuits using the social medium of Twitter. The first such electronic legal missive was served this week.

Drug lord Guzman's sons deny Twitter activity

Two sons of imprisoned drug kingpin Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman said on Friday that Twitter accounts bearing their names and messages about their father are fake.

Since firing human editors, Facebook keeps posting fake news

Facebook continues to be the largest media outlet in the world. Yes, Facebook is a massive social network. It's a place to post baby photos and rage about the US election, all at once. It's also the number one place where humans get news online in 2016.

'Rich Kids' social network site costs $1,100 to join

A day ago, Rich Kids launched. It's an exclusive social network site that offers people to use it, but for a price of $1,100.

China to free up internet for those attending 2022 Olympics

China's tough controls over the internet will be temporarily lifted for people attending the 2022 Beijing Winter Olympics, officials promised Wednesday.

One tweet triggers avalanche of women's assault memories

It all started with a single tweet. Canadian author Kelly Oxford urged her hundreds of thousands of followers to share their recollections of the first time they were sexually assaulted.

Trump-Clinton debate put to music, karaoke style

A lot of people watching the second debate between Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton thought they looked like they were singing a duet. So portions of the debate have been put to music and posted on social media.

China's latest chemical weapon is sold openly on the Internet

Since July this year, a string of overdoses across the U.S. has been linked to a deadly opioid called carfentanil, an analog of Fentanyl. This chemical weapon is sold openly on the Internet by Chinese vendors to anyone with the money, no questions asked.

Pippa Middleton's photographs hacked

The iCloud account of the sister of the Duchess of Cambridge, Pippa Middleton, has apparently been hacked after photographs of her were offered to a newspaper.

Full extent of Yahoo attack revealed

Yahoo has finally revealed the extent of a "state-sponsored" hack. Back in 2014, hackers stole data relating to 500 million. This was probably the largest publicly disclosed cyber-breach in history.

Austrian teen sues parents for posting her baby pics on Facebook

An 18-year-old woman launched a lawsuit against her parents alleging they posted embarrassing baby pictures of her on Facebook and refused to remove them despite her repeated requests.

Social media giants FB, Twitter join coalition against fake news

Facebook and Twitter are joining news organizations and technology groups in an alliance that aims to filter out fake news and improve the quality of information on social networks.

Twitter's longer tweets are coming on September 19

Twitter is about to get an update that will allow you to write longer tweets. From September 19, media attachments, quoted tweets and mentions of other users will no longer count towards the character limit, giving you more space to express yourself.

Twitter to live-stream video programs on business, tech, media

In a move aimed at expanding its audience, Twitter announced it is tapping finance news app Cheddar to deliver live video programs on business, media and technology to its millions of users.

Teenager sues Facebook over naked photograph

A teenage girl is to sue Facebook over a naked photograph of her was repeatedly published on the social media site's pages.

Top cities for Tinder users reveal who's using the app

It only takes one person to make your online dating experience a runaway success. But statistically speaking, your chances of meeting that one person go up as the number of potential matches increases.

EU copyright overhaul sparks cultural 'apocalypse' warnings

Is the EU, with Brexit and migration already in its cross-hairs, about to launch war on Europe's digital start-ups and entertainers?

Facebook 'like' Star Trek's 50th anniversary with special buttons

This week marks the 50 years since the Star Trek franchise started. Joining in the celebratory events is Facebook, who will be hosting some special 'like' buttons.

Online petition seeks to change 'fire ants' to 'spicy boys'

Online petitions are increasingly popular, some cover important political issues, others relate to more bizarre subjects. One new campaign gathering pace seeks to change to name of fire ants to 'spicy boys.'

China is taking control of online maps

China’s state-run Xinhua News Agency has announced that the country will be taking action against online maps that it says are inaccurate.

Report: White supremacists use Twitter with 'relative impunity'

White nationalists, Nazis and other racists are using Twitter to spread their hateful messages with "relative impunity," according to a newly-released study.

Facebook refuses to wear the label of 'media company'

Facebook is a social network. Facebook is a conglomerate (it owns Instagram, WhatsApp, and Oculus VR). Facebook is a hardware company. Facebook is a software company.

Pope Francis, Zuckerberg: Communications tech a tool vs poverty

Pope Francis and Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg have agreed that communications technology holds a crucial role in the crusade to eliminate poverty.
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