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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.

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.

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 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.

Fatal attack linked to dating website prompts police warnings

Authorities nationwide are warning internet users who arrange dates with strangers online to be a lot more careful in the wake of the slaying of a Florida man who met a woman online who allegedly arranged to have him robbed and killed.

Snapchat is introducing behavioural targeting

Snapchat is planning to introduce behavioral targeting for advertisers, the company's director of revenue operations Clement Xue revealed in an eMarketer report published earlier this week.

How Lyft turned carpooling into a business

In early August 2014, engineers at Lyft were putting the finishing touches on their new product. The engineers were excited, everything seemed ready to go, and they launched the new product.

Viral photos add fuel to French burkini debate

An angry debate over a ban on burkinis in France was further stoked Wednesday as images of a veiled woman surrounded by police on a beach in Nice went viral.

Japan woman dies in Pokemon Go car accident

A driver who was allegedly playing Pokemon Go when he hit and killed a woman in Japan has been arrested, police said Wednesday.Media said that Tuesday's incident marked Japan's first fatal vehicle accident involving the popular gaming app.

Taiwan police grapple for control of Pokemon swarms

Police are struggling to control crowds at a hot springs park in Taiwan that has become a hub for Pokemon Go players after gaining a reputation as a spot to catch rare creatures.

Canada, Australia privacy watchdogs find Ashley Madison lacked security

The website for cheaters, Ashley Madison, that was hit by a massive hack that exposed millions last year has agreed to bolster its data security after Australian and Canadian investigations found it to be "insufficient or absent," officials said Tuesda...

Instagram 19th service to pass one billion Android app installs

This week Instagram became the fourth online service app owned by Facebook to pass the one billion mark in Android app installs. Relatively speaking, it did not take Instagram all that long to get their, either.

Toronto Zoo launches panda-cam: Live video feed of panda cubs

There are really very few things cuter than baby giant panda cubs. Maybe there's even nothing cuter than baby giant panda cubs. With that in mind the Toronto Zoo has a treat for you — a panda-cam.

Univision is shutting down Gawker.com

Univision, which bought Gawker Media for $135 million in a government-ordered auction, is shutting down Gawker.com, the company's flagship site, founder Nick Denton told staffers on Thursday. Gawker.com will shutter next week.

Virgin Mobile Canada provides home internet via 'Steve' the modem

Virgin Mobile Canada is now providing high speed internet to Canadian homes. For Canadians looking for more choice when looking for an internet service provider, this could be a good sign.

What will happen to the $135 million from the sale of Gawker?

Gawker Media has been sold — and with the sale comes questions of what happens next. Late Tuesday, Univision purchased the media company for $135 million following a bidding war with Ziff Davis.

Philippine judge threatens to send Pokemon Go players to jail

A judge in the central Philippine city of Cebu has warned Pokemon Go enthusiasts not to play in her courtroom otherwise they will end up in prison.

Calling China: Phones everywhere in world's biggest market

Sometimes it seems that no one in China, from toddlers to octogenarians, ladies in swimming pools to delivery men mid-manoeuvre, is without a cellphone to hand -- and statistically it is more or less true.

Faster Internet available to more than half of Auckland, N. Z.

A latest report by the New Zealand government revealed that more than half of Auckland, the country’s largest and most populous city, can now have access to ultra-fast broadband (UFB).

Snapchat 'Yellow Face' lens slapped as offensive

Vanishing message app Snapchat made a photo lens quickly disappear after an online uproar branding it an offensive stereotype of Asians worthy of the label "Yellow Face.

Seniors, don't text? — You will be locked out of Social Security

For some senior citizens, their lack of texting skills are locking them out their Social Security accounts online because of a new security measure added this week.

Is it time for a 'digital detox'?

Are some of us spending too much time online? Is taking a little bit of time for a 'digital detox' good for our health? A new survey suggests a sizable number of people opt to do this, whereas others suffer the ill-effects of too much 'net time.

Chile nixes Facebook, Twitter campaign bans after outcry

Chile backpedaled on a decision to ban election campaigning on social media after the ruling united politicians from both left and right in outcry.

China's online population exceeds 700 million

The number of web users in China -- already the world's largest online population -- has risen over 700 million, authorities said Wednesday as they seek to turn the internet into a new growth driver.

Hulk Hogan verdict forces Gawker founder Denton into bankruptcy

Gawker founder Nick Denton declared bankruptcy on Monday after a federal judge allowed collection efforts to begin on $140 million in damages the news website was found liable for in a lawsuit filed by professional wrestler Hulk Hogan.

Sought after Internet domain sold for $135 million

A sought after Internet domain — the ".web" extension — has been sold for a whopping $135 million via auction. The winning company now plans to licence the domain name out.

Manhattan dentist sues patient for posting negative online review

A Manhattan dentist has sued five people in four years for negative reviews posted online, prompting Yelp to issue its third-ever consumer alert.

China cracks down on websites reporting independent news

The Chinese government has ordered Internet sites to stop reporting original news stories and only publish news provided by government-controlled news agencies.

Verizon buys Yahoo for $4.8 billion

In one of the biggest Internet company acquisitions in history, Verizon has bought Yahoo for $4.8 billion. The wireless provider will obtain all of Yahoo’s online search tools, content, and other digital properties.
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