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US regulators voted Thursday to roll back so-called "net neutrality" rules that require internet providers to treat all traffic equally, amid an acrimonious debate over how it impacts online freedom.

Questions and answers on 'net neutrality'

US regulators are set to vote Thursday on a plan overhauling rules for internet services providers. The action by the Federal Communications Commission is likely to end so-called "net neutrality.

End of net neutrality could change how much you pay for Internet

The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) will vote December 14 on a new rule that would reverse net-neutrality regulations adopted in 2015.

Facebook accused of inaction over Russian ads in Brexit vote

A senior British MP on Wednesday accused Facebook of failing to seriously investigate possible Russian influence in the Brexit vote, after it found just three adverts linked to a known propaganda group.

Net giants 'must pay for news' from which they make billions

Nine European press agencies, including AFP, called Wednesday on internet giants to be forced to pay copyright for using news content on which they make vast profits.

Op-Ed: No Net Neutrality = Slowing down the future with politics

The Trump administration’s decision to end Net Neutrality will be a disaster for business, for consumers, and for trade. This decision can turn the internet into Big Pharma v.2. Is that bad enough? How much worse does it need to be?

Cuba authorizes sending text messages to US phones

Cuban telecommunications monopoly Etecsa Friday authorized Cubans to send text messages to the United States, lifting a restriction which has long frustrated the population.

China targets booming online lending as crisis fears build

When Jia Xinru needed to borrow money to buy new clothes, order food and buy a projector to screen Breaking Bad on her wall, she had instant access to China's growing number of lenders via her mobile phone.

China says its 'open' internet accounts for a third of economy

China's digital economy accounts for nearly a third of gross domestic product, according to a report released at an annual cyberspace conference staged by the government to justify its strict internet censorship.

Op-Ed: Can Wiki Tribune save journalism? Maybe it can.

Wikipedia co-founder Jimmy Wales is appalled by the state of modern news and journalism. He’s not alone, but unlike the media, he’s doing something about it. His new venture Wiki Tribune may just be the new face of news.

Study: Most Reddit users vote on articles they haven't read

Most Reddit users vote on submitted stories without first reading their content, according to a new study. While the results may not be surprising, they demonstrate that blind reliance on aggregation scores isn't a good way to find newsworthy content.

Obama says 'think before you tweet'

Former US president Barack Obama said Friday that social media powers like Facebook, WhatsApp and Twitter are leading to "snap judgements to complex issues" and warned leaders to think before tweeting.

UK woman wrongly tweeted by Trump 'waiting' for apology

A British woman inundated with unwanted attention after US President Donald Trump sent her a scolding tweet intended for Prime Minister Theresa May said Thursday she was waiting for an apology.

Britain First: From fringes to Trump's Twitter account

Britain First is a fringe far-right group that was relatively little known in the country until US President Donald Trump retweeted three anti-Muslim videos posted by its deputy leader, Jayda Fransen.

Hackers could get even nastier in 2018: researchers

After a year marked by devastating cyber attacks and breaches, online attackers are expected to become even more destructive in 2018, security researchers said Wednesday.

Drug sales on darknet a 'growing threat': EU report

Drug trafficking on the so-called darknet of hidden networks and web sites represents a growing threat that Europe must fight together, according to a report published Tuesday by the EU's police and drugs agencies.

Time Magazine fires back at Trump's 'Person of the Year' tweet

On November 24, President Donald Trump tweeted that he had turned down Time Magazine's offer for the 2017 "Person of the Year" title.

Mafia spectre haunting Italy spreading to cyberspace

A week after the death of Cosa Nostra boss Toto Riina, key figures in Italy's judiciary and police have warned the mafia's tentacles are extending into the virtual world.

In 'unprecedented' hiatus, IS media offline for a day

The Islamic State group's online propaganda channels went mysteriously quiet for more than a full day between Wednesday and Thursday, in what analysts said was an "unprecedented" silence.

China's former internet czar faces graft probe

China's former internet czar, who oversaw a tightening of online censorship during his tenure, has become the latest top Communist Party figure to be ensnared in the country's anti-corruption drive.

Op-Ed: Internet disaster in progress — FCC to repeal net neutrality

The repeal is going ahead. Use every swear word in every language on Earth, and you won’t even begin to describe the effect of repealing net neutrality. This move is an open license to turn the net in to a form of Big Pharma money grab.

China lifts up model who fell on Victoria's Secret catwalk

China's internet saw an outpouring of support on Tuesday for model Ming Xi, who apologised to the country for tripping on the catwalk of the first-ever Victoria's Secret fashion show held in her country.

Japan 'Twitter killer' faces first murder charge

Japan's "Twitter killer", who is suspected of murdering and dismembering nine people he met on social media, was charged with his first count of homicide on Monday.

Nigerian and gay: dodging police and the Yahoo Boys

It was a life-changing moment for David when five police officers in Nigeria's biggest city, Lagos, locked him in the back of a van two years ago.

'Social media suicide' in spotlight after Japan 'Twitter killer'

The grisly beheading of nine young people lured by a suspected serial killer after tweeting suicidal thoughts has sparked debate about the use of social media in Japan, which has one of the world's highest suicide rates.

More governments manipulate media with 'bots,' trolls: study

More governments are following the lead of Russia and China by manipulating social media and suppressing dissent online in a grave threat to democracy, a human rights watchdog said on Tuesday.

AI chatbot used to combat phishing by wasting scammers' time

A team of cybersecurity researchers has developed an AI chatbot that aims to waste scammers' time by responding to phishing emails. You can forward scam emails to the bot. A proxy email address will then start automatically replying the scammer for you.

Ex-Facebook president Sean Parker unloads on Mark Zuckerberg

-Facebook's first president, Sean Parker, has been sharply critical of the social network, accusing it of exploiting human "vulnerability." -"God only knows what it's doing to our children's brains," he said.

Facebook urges users to send nude pics to combat revenge porn

Facebook is trying to combat "revenge porn" by encouraging users in Australia to submit their nude photos to a pilot project designed to prevent intimate images from being shared without consent.

New 2018 Chrome browser to stop unwanted redirects

Starting with a new version of Chrome in 2018 the Google browser will stop annoying redirects from a website to another page that you did not expect or want.

Moscow says Twitter to store user data in Russia

Russia's telecoms watchdog said Wednesday that Twitter had agreed to store the personal data of Russian nationals on servers located in Russia by mid-2018 to avoid the prospect of a ban.

Trump jumps over China's 'Great Firewall' with first tweet

US President Donald Trump broke through China's "Great Firewall" on Wednesday as he posted messages on Twitter during his visit to the country, which has banned the website.

Op-Ed: Now Trump tweets can be twice as long!

After what Twitter describes as a successful trial run with select users in September the company announced that it will be setting the maximum character limit at 280 characters double the 140 characters allowed now.

Twitter to double tweet limit to 280 characters

Twitter announced Tuesday it would double the limit for tweets to 280 characters, a bid to draw in more users and boost engagement at the social network.

Twitter-happy Trump to enter China's Great Firewall

US President Donald Trump has tweeted energetically throughout his Asian tour so far, but in China he will likely be one of a select few to skirt the country's ban on his cherished website.

Afghanistan orders suspension of WhatsApp, Telegram

Afghanistan has ordered the suspension of WhatsApp and Telegram to resolve "technical problems", officials said Saturday, sparking outcry among social media users.

British MPs ask Twitter for details on Russian-linked accounts

A House of Commons committee investigating "fake news" and its influence on British politics asked Twitter on Friday for details of Russian-linked accounts, days after making a similar request of Facebook.

Twitter steps up security after Trump account cut off

Twitter said it had boosted security measures Friday in response to a rogue employee's move cutting off Donald Trump's account, an 11-minute outage which drew mocking praise from the president's critics but also warnings of a dangerous precedent.

Outgoing Twitter worker responsible for Trump account outage

A Twitter employee on their last day with the firm was responsible for taking down Donald Trump's account, the firm said Thursday, as the president resumed tweeting after the 11-minute outage.

Op-Ed: Your online political heroes are bots, not people

It’s well known, and admitted by Trump, that social media is the media that wins elections and influences opinions. The irony is that these influencers aren’t even people. They’re bots, and their opinions are software.

Russians also used Instagram for disinformation campaign

The Russian-led effort to spread misinformation and sow discord ahead of the 2016 US election also used the social network Instagram, parent company Facebook acknowledged in Congress on Wednesday.