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Embattled dating-for-cheaters website Ashley Madison insisted Monday that a massive hack and release of user data had not affected the site's prospects, with hundreds of thousands of new members -- including real women.

Viral video: Can man's funny antics lead to Hollywood fame?

Logan Paul has become a social media celebrity for his funny, offbeat videos, but wants to cross over to Hollywood fame. Now his new video showing him doing the splits across New York has caught attention online.

Zuckerberg: 1 billion people logged onto Facebook on Monday

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg announced yesterday that 1 billion users logged onto Facebook on Monday August 24, representing an all-new and very impressive milestone for the social network that has made it to the heart of the Internet.

Instagram just introduced the feature everyone's been asking for

Instagram announced today that it is "thinking outside the square" and will now allow users to post in both landscape and portrait format.

U.S. shooting video shocks Internet in 'new frontier'

It almost looked like a first-person shooter video game: A handgun in a man's grasp comes into view. A woman appears in the gunman's sights. Shots are fired. But this was no game.

'Spam king' hacked 500,000 Facebook users, sent 27m spam messages

A Las Vegas man who called himself the 'Spam King' while he used phishing attacks to gain passwords for 500,000 Facebook accounts before sending over 27 million spam messages has pleaded guilty in court.

Profile of a Digital Journalist: Sarah Gopaul's life in film Special

Writing is a way of life to some people, but arguably few people spend more time on the hallowed art than Digital Journalist and Film Editor-at-Large Sarah Gopaul. If she's not working her day job, she's typing away whenever she has spare time.

Russia lifts Wikipedia ban after it edits drugs entry

Russia's media watchdog said Tuesday it had lifted a short-lived ban on Russian-language Wikipedia over an entry on a form of cannabis.

Google ordered to remove links to stores on right to be forgotten

In a request that has been widely criticised online, the UK has ordered that Google remove links to online news stories that are about it removing links to stories because of right to be forgotten requests. The confusing ruling has not pleased Google.

Bitcoin CEO's arrest leaves trail of unanswered questions

The arrest of MtGox boss Mark Karpeles has begun to shed light on the defunct Bitcoin exchange after hundreds of millions of dollars in virtual currency vanished from its digital vaults last year.

Op-Ed: Ashley Madison: Creating adulterers across the world

When I first heard that a dating site had been hacked and the user information had been stolen I was initially unperturbed. Then I found out what site it was and what it does.

Gripe with the government? Put a review on Yelp

The U.S. government has agreed to receive ratings, reviews, and potentially respond to feedback on the Yelp review website.

Hackers upload 20GB more Ashley Madison data, possibly CEO emails

Hackers have released another massive swathe of data gathered from the servers of cheating site AshleyMadison.com. The group, known as Impact Team, have followed 9.7GB of customer records with a 20GB data dump that may include emails to CEO Noel Biderman.

Ashley Madison hackers dump details of 32m users to the Internet

The hacking group who stole user data from cheating website Ashley Madison last month have now uploaded the details of 32 million users to an address on the dark web. It follows a refusal from the site's owners after the hackers requested it shut down.

Investigating social media’s spam-bot problem

Need some users for your firm’s social media account? There’s a bot — er, app — for that. For a few dollars, marketers can populate their Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and even LinkedIn accounts with thousands (millions? DONE.) of followers.

Russia bans then unbans Reddit over drug posts

The Kremlin’s Internet watchdog blocked access to Reddit this week before quickly reversing its decision over concerns regarding threads that discuss the growth of marijuana.

Op-Ed: Something funny? Use 'LOL' and you're old fashioned

Just as the way language changes, so does social media etiquette. The once popular initialism LOL is no longer the preferred means of expressing merriment on Facebook.

Russia officially bans Reddit over narcotics thread

The Russian government has officially banned Reddit, one of the most popular sites on the internet. China and North Korea are the other countries that have officially banned Reddit.

Spammers pounce on Ashley Madison hack & Windows 10

Spam and phishing attempts continue to get more sophisticated, and even savvy Internet users are sometimes confused by an ultra-realistic looking email or webpage.

Google announces massive restructuring, 'Alphabet' parent company

Google has surprised the world by announcing a large-scale restructuring of its entire business that will result in the formation of a new holding company, Alphabet, to contain the search giant itself and the various other companies it has acquired.

Facebook faces allegations of video copyright infringement

Facebook's video platform is booming, but some video makers claim that users are taking content without permission from YouTube and posting it on Facebook without credit.

Less 'lol' and more 'haha' used on Facebook, study says

Internet language continues to evolve and how users share laughter has changed from "lol" to "haha" and emoji, according to a Facebook study.

China bans 120 'harmful' songs online

China has ordered 120 songs to be pulled from the Internet, including tracks titled "Don't Want to Go to School" and "All Must Die" because they promoted sex, violence or "incited law-breaking", authorities said.

Study reveals that teens prefer to make friends online

Today’s teens prefer making friends on the World Wide Web and rely heavily on the Internet for maintaining friendships and ties. A new study has also revealed that teens are much less likely to make friends offline these days.

Proper way to wear earrings becomes hot topic on social media

An innocent photo spurred a vigorous discussion on social media this week, where people are asking about the proper way to wear earrings.

Firefox users urged to update after discovery of major bug

Mozilla is warning users of its Firefox web browser that they should update it immediately after a nasty exploit was found being actively used by hackers. It allows outsiders to search all of the files on your computer and then upload them to a server.

Reddit bans its most infamous racist communities

Reddit CEO Steve Huffman announced the link-sharing and community site's new content policy, which is mostly in line with the proposal he put forward in late July.

YouTube begins rollout of new transparent, smoother video player

Google has begun to update the main YouTube website design to use a new transparent video player that has less intrusive controls than before. The change is the first of several planned additions this year.

Serious networking flaw threatens the existence of the Internet

A critical flaw in software relied on by the web servers that power the Internet is being actively exploited by hackers in the wild. The bug is so severe that attackers could bring down the entire Internet, if used to its full extent.

Shared picture on Facebook leads to new carnivorous plant

Selfies, baby pictures and family vacations all make their way to Facebook for all the world to see. But when an amateur botanist posted a picture of a plant he didn't recognize on his Facebook page, it led to the discovery of a new species.

Actor James Woods sues Twitter user for 'cocaine addict' comments

James Woods, filed a lawsuit in Los Angeles' superior court alleging that an unknown user named "Abe List" made negative statements on Twitter about the Hollywood actor — namely calling him a "cocaine addict."

Germany orders Facebook to allow fake user names

A privacy watchdog in Germany ordered Facebook to allow users to join the site using pseudonyms. The order challenges Facebook's authentic name policy.

Inside the future of the Internet of Things

Is the Internet of Things here to stay or a futuristic scenario that won’t truly come to fruition? Earlier this year, The Motley Fool stated, “buzzwords may come and go, but this one refers to a real megatrend in technology.”

Gossip site Gawker looks to turn over a new leaf

Gawker says it will rethink its ethics policies following turmoil over an article about an executive's private life, in what could be a turning point for the popular news and gossip website.

Why a hacker took down New York Magazine

Last night New York Magazine came out with a bombshell feature that interviewed 35 women, all of whom allege to have been sexually assaulted by Bill Cosby over the last four decades. But soon after it went live, New York Magazine’s website went down.

Car company sues man for making critical comments online

Saleen Automotive, which makes and resells customized versions of sports cars, is suing a man for posting thousands of critical online comments which accuse the company of being a scam.

YouTube app 'streamlining' makes vertical playback easier

Earlier this week, Google announced an update to its YouTube app for mobile devices. It introduces a proper vertical video playback mode, making it easier for people to view clips taken on smartphones in portrait orientation, alongside a refreshed design.

Microsoft joins effort to curb 'revenge porn'

Microsoft announced Wednesday it was joining an effort to curb so-called "revenge porn," by helping victims remove links to sexually explicit images of them posted without their consent.

Twitter's new 'Safety Centre' will attempt to quell trolling

Twitter has faced criticism from all sides for failing to effectively tackle trolling and harassment on the social media platform.

Affair site AshleyMadison hacked; worse online threats loom

AshleyMadison confirmed hackers accessed the company's adulterer database, but has managed to remove leaked information. Government and business leaders are unprepared for even greater cybersecurity threats in the future, security experts say.

Twitter forces all of its users to have a plain background image

Twitter has unexpectedly removed custom background images on all user profiles without any explanation of why it has made the change. Stumped users from across the world have been left staring at a blank white space where their image once was.
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