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The Chinese government has taken an action on live-streaming services on its top social media sites. This appears to be a move to battle unsuitable political content that's broadcast via live-streaming services.

Op-Ed: How many people does it take to upgrade PHP? Way too many.

I got a notification from WordPress today which stated that my PHP was out of date, and I should upgrade immediately. That began a saga of epic proportions, with a payoff even Alfred Hitchcock would have liked.

Software detects sarcasm on social media

The American Technion Society reports on a novel piece of software designed to detect whether comments made on social media are 'sarcastic' or laden with irony. Such a tool could help those with learning difficulties.

Kremlin woos bloggers but YouTube generation is not 'selling out'

Russian authorities may have succeeded at quashing dissent on television and mass media but a new generation of voters has found a way to still get relevant news: on YouTube.

Germany expands surveillance of encrypted message services

Germany on Thursday passed a controversial new law that expands the power of authorities to spy on the content of encrypted message services such as WhatsApp and Skype.

‘Digital prophet’ predicts the internet of emotions (not things) Special

Forget the Internet of Things, the idea that soon everyday objects will be connected to the Internet. ‘Digital prophet’ David Shing believes that the future belongs to the Internet of Emotions.

Inflight internet ready to take off

Inflight internet access, a nascent market still hobbled by slow speeds, is set to take off as dedicated satellites make surfing in the skies a reality, experts say.

Qatar accuses 'neighbours' over hacking that led to crisis

Qatar on Tuesday accused "neighbouring countries", which have cut ties with it, of being behind the alleged cyber attack on Doha's state media which set into motion the current diplomatic crisis.

Social media 'bots' from Russia distorting global politics: study

A wave of "computational propaganda," largely driven by Russia, is impacting politics around the world by spreading misinformation designed to manipulate public opinion, researchers said Tuesday.

Supreme Court rules sex offenders have right to use social media

The Supreme Court of the United States struck down a North Carolina law that prohibited registered sex offenders from using any social media site children can access, regardless of intent. The court found the law violated the First Amendment.

Sex offenders cannot be barred from social media: top US court

The US Supreme Court on Monday unanimously struck down a North Carolina law that barred registered sex offenders from using social media.

In China, universities teach how to go viral online

A 21-year-old student walked around her campus in China using invaluable skills she learned in class: Holding a selfie stick aloft, she livestreamed her random thoughts and blew kisses at her phone.

Global ransomware attack 'came from North Korea'

May 2017's global ransomware attack, which struck over 200,000 computer systems across 150 countries, was 'launched from North Korea' according to British security officials.

Facebook seeks to become 'hostile place' for extremists

Facebook on Thursday said it is ramping up the use of artificial intelligence in a push to make the social network "a hostile place" for extremists to spread messages of hate.

Facebook close to building chat bots with true negotiation skills

Facebook is getting closer to building chatbots that are capable of planning conversations and negotiating with humans in a realistic way. By training the bots to mimic human responses, Facebook claims they can then make decisions on their own.

Facebook announces new Safety Check features after London fire

Facebook has announced several new features for its Safety Check crisis tool. They make it easier to stay connected and assist other members of the community when disaster strikes. The announcement came hours after Safety Check was activated in London.

How fake news is changing social media and search online

Fake news has been a stumbling point for internet companies since it came to the attention of the world last year. As the problem continues to spread, social networks and search providers are still devising ways of holding back and reversing the tide.

China cracks down on online peddlers of celebrity gossip

Online peddlers of celebrity gossip have fallen foul of China's new cybersecurity law, with officials ordering internet companies to stop "catering to the public's vulgar taste".

Russian hackers 'planted false story' behind Mideast crisis

US intelligence officials believe Russian hackers planted a false news story that led Saudi Arabia and several allies to sever relations with Qatar, prompting a diplomatic crisis, CNN reported Tuesday.

Britons face down attacks with laughs on social media

Britons are deploying their famed dry humour and stiff upper lip on social media in a show of defiance after the latest deadly rampage in London.

Theresa May vs Facebook and the level of regulation

Conservative Party leader Theresa May has entered into a dispute with social media providers in the wake of the latest terror attack in London. May has used the situation to call for greater governmental regulation of social media.

Studying network traffic helps track malware

A new study shows the analysis of network traffic, especially that directed towards suspicious domains, allows administrators to detect malware infections before the invading malware can do most of its damage.

Trump and Hillary trade jabs in Twitter skirmish

President Donald Trump has taken a swing on Twitter at one of his favorite punching bags, Democrat Hillary Clinton -- and his former presidential rival has hit back with her own zinger.

Saudi king earns more retweets than Trump, study says

Donald Trump may be lighting up Twitter with strange new words and attacks on allies but in the battle for most attention per tweet the US president is losing.

German court denies parents access to dead teen's Facebook account

A German court on Wednesday backed online giant Facebook in its battle to reject a demand by the parents of a dead teenage girl for access to her account.

Trump cryptic 'covfefe' tweet trends on social network

Not for the first time, a Donald Trump tweet has lit up the internet. But this time, users the world over have been left scratching their heads over "covfefe": a bizarre word apparently created by the president.

Indonesian 'rainbow village' is internet sensation

An Indonesian hamlet dubbed "the rainbow village" after being given a makeover in a kaleidoscope of colours is attracting hordes of visitors and has become an internet sensation.

China to launch cybersecurity law despite concerns

China will implement a controversial cybersecurity law Thursday despite concerns from foreign firms worried about its impact on their ability to do business in the world's second largest economy.

Ukraine raids Russian internet giant Yandex over treason

Ukraine's security service on Monday searched offices of Russian internet giant Yandex as part of a treason probe after Kiev banned its popular search engine earlier this month.

Sportswriter slammed for racist tweet about Indy 500 winner

Denver Post sportswriter Terry Frei has come under fire for a “racist” tweet he sent after the Indy 500. After criticism, he dug in deeper but later apologized and tried to justify his upset over the fact a Japanese driver won the race.

Macron, Trudeau 'bromance' fires up internet

"A liberal fantasy dream sequence", "a bromance," "insanely romantic".

Russia's disinformation efforts hit 39 countries: researchers

Russia's campaign of cyberespionage and disinformation has targeted hundreds of individuals and organizations from at least 39 countries along with the United Nations and NATO, researchers said Thursday.

Indian district blocks internet after deadly caste clashes

Authorities in north India have blocked mobile internet services, arrested 24 people and suspended senior officials after clashes between castes that have left two dead and at least 20 injured, police said Thursday.

Jury out on North Korea link to ransomware attack

Was North Korea behind the ransomware epidemic that hit global computer networks earlier this month?

Improving email security against cyber attacks

A new study aims to help organizations improve email filters. This is based on analysis as to why phishing scams are successful and how computer systems can be better protected.

North Korea-linked hackers 'highly likely' behind WannaCry: Symantec

The Lazarus hacking group, widely believed to be connected to North Korea, is "highly likely" responsible for the WannaCry global cyberattack that hit earlier this month, US anti-virus firm Symantec said.

Most dangerous social media app for mental health revealed

Social media platforms are rated in different ways, covering the spectrum from marketability to user experience. How about mental health? Instagram is rated, from a new survey, as the worst social media platform for young people's mental health.

North Korea denies role in global cyberattack

North Korea on Friday angrily dismissed reports linking its isolated regime to the global cyberattack that held thousands of computers to virtual ransom.

Mar-a-Lago, other Trump properties easy targets to hack: report

An investigation has determined the Internet security at Mar-a-Lago and other Donald J. Trump’s properties is extremely weak. Three investigators determined the Wi-Fi systems of these properties could be hacked into in about five minutes.

Ukraine's presidency says website attacked by Russia

The Ukrainian presidency said its website had been attacked by Russia in apparent retaliation for Kiev's decision to block prominent Moscow-based social networks.

Thailand backs down on Facebook ban over royal posts

Thai authorities Tuesday backed down on their threat to ban Facebook over posts deemed critical of the royal family after officials said the social networking giant had agreed to expunge such content.
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