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The Pentagon's new US Space Force is not Star Trek's Starfleet Command, but their logos bear a striking similarity. In the voyage to the final frontier, This has spawned a wave of ridicule directed toward President Trump.

Social Media will have to adhere to new child privacy code in UK

Social media firms will have to adhere to a new code, which aims to help protect children’s privacy online. The UK's data regulator has published a set of standards that it hopes will force tech companies to take protecting children online seriously.

'No trees in space' — Ridicule for Space Force camo uniform

It's time for our weekly chuckle, and today, social media is having fun with the Space Force's new name tapes, which attach to the uniform. The newest branch of the U.S. military displayed the name tape on a camo uniform to the delight of Twitter users.

IT happens: Facebook sorry for Xi Jinping's name gaffe

Facebook apologised Saturday for a distasteful mistranslation of Chinese President Xi Jinping's name from Burmese language posts during his much-touted visit to Myanmar.

Turkey lifts ban on Wikipedia

A Turkish court on Wednesday lifted a ban on Wikipedia after almost three years. Turkey was the only country in the world apart from China to entirely block access to the online encyclopedia.

'LOL!': China's informal, confrontational Twitter diplomacy

Chinese diplomacy has found a new voice on Twitter -- and it's not entirely diplomatic.

Unexpected scent has turned into a best-selling candle for Goop

In what is likely the Goopiest Goop product ever launched, Gwyneth Paltrow, has started selling candles that smell like her vagina - for $75. Not only did they sell out, but Twitter users had a fantastically funny response. Are you ready for a few laughs?

Op-Ed: Trump has given Americans a crash-course on propaganda

Donald Trump's election gave the United States its first Twitter-based presidency - while giving Americans a crash-course on how to use misinformation and outright lies as a propaganda tool in moving your agenda forward.

Brazil's education minister mocked for Twitter spelling error

Brazil's education minister has been ridiculed on social media for making a spelling mistake on Twitter.

Facebook bans deepfake videos ahead of the U.S. elections Special

In response to Facebook’s new deepfake ban (joining joining nudity, hate speech, and graphic violence on the banned list), security expert Robert Prigge, CEO of Jumio explains to Digital Journal why the need to regulate is important.

Facebook bans deepfake videos but says parody clips still OK

Facebook will ban deepfake videos ahead of the US elections but the new policy will still allow heavily edited clips so long as they are parody or satire, the social media giant said Tuesday.

Trump tweets Iran will 'never have a nuclear weapon'

President Donald Trump on Monday repeated his insistence that Iran will not be allowed to obtain a nuclear weapon, amid mounting tension over the US killing of a top Iranian commander.

Kaepernick calls out US 'imperialism'

Colin Kaepernick, the former NFL quarterback whose kneeling protests of racial injustice roiled the league, called out US "imperialism" on Twitter on Saturday.

Overload on train to Kashmir's internet oasis

Every day the train to Kashmir's remote cyber oasis Banihal is packed as people travel for hours to get online in the disputed region where internet has been cut for five months.

The world is stepping up to help our friends 'Down Under'

Australia's deadly bushfire crisis has made international headlines and sparked an amazing response from people around the world. Donations of money, food, medicine, and help in fighting the fires are flowing in, thanks to social media.

Russia successfully tests an 'alternative Internet'

The Russian government has announced a successful test of an 'unplugged' Internet, which will act as an alternative to the global Internet and allow for certain features and functions to be isolated.

UN backs Russia on internet convention, alarming rights advocates

The United Nations on Friday approved a Russian-led bid that aims to create a new convention on cybercrime, alarming rights groups and Western powers that fear a bid to restrict online freedom.

Anti-racist group protests tweets about black Miss France 2020

An anti-racist association said Friday it has filed a complaint with French prosecutors over racist comments posted on social media after a black woman from Guadeloupe was chosen Miss France 2020.

WhatsApp wars over India protests divide families

With their parents bombarding them on WhatsApp with misinformation and even abuse over their stand on India's new citizenship law, young women are hiding their identities on social media to voice outrage and find alternative families.

Back to pre-internet stone age in offline Indian Kashmir

In remote Indian Kashmir people have been offline since August, queuing for hours to pay bills or using government "internet kiosks".

FBI issues warning over public Wi-Fi use Special

As the US enters peak travel season, the Federal Bureau of Investigation has issued a warning to travelers: beware public Wi-Fi. Both enterprises and consumers need to heed the warning, according to expert Sudhakar Ramakrishna.

French fashion house Sonia Rykiel to be relaunched

Two co-founders of online store Showroomprive on Wednesday announced they would relaunch French fashion label Sonia Rykiel, nearly five months after its demise following a court ruling.

Thai police make arrest over 'inappropriate' Facebook rally photo

Thai police arrested a suspect behind an "inappropriate" photo posted on Facebook from an anti-government rally, a minister said Wednesday, as the offending image went viral days after the largest protest since March's elections.

Taiwan YouTuber loses China business over Tsai interview

A popular Taiwanese YouTuber who specialises in flirting tutorials has found his access to China go up in smoke after a humorous video of him interviewing the island's president went viral.

Q&A: Better education starts with better Internet Special

There is a direct correlation between children underperforming in school and their access to reliable broadband Internet, explains Alan DiCicco, Solutions Marketing Senior Director at Calix.

New Orleans under 'State of Emergency' after cyberattack

The city of New Orleans declared a state of emergency after an attempted cyber-attack on Friday, officials announced on Twitter Friday evening. Just days before this attack, Pensacola, Florida computers were attacked by a ransomware virus.

India protest hotspot offline as two shot dead

Internet access has been cut in India's northeastern city of Guwahati after violent protests over a new citizenship law saw two demonstrators shot dead by police, authorities said Friday.

Addiction to the screen begins in early infancy: Research

New research shows that interest in mobile devices begins at an increasingly early age, with very young children becoming hooked on gadgets. In particular, children of first-time mothers, especially those in home-based childcare, log most screen time.

UK election: parties take battle for ideas to social media

At a dingy office space in north London, around 60 Labour activists busied themselves recently with the basics of modern campaigning before next week's general election.

Russia hands anti-Putin blogger surprise suspended sentence

Russia on Friday handed an unusually lenient three-year suspended sentence to a student convicted of making calls for extremism on a video blog condemning President Vladimir Putin.

US indicts 'Evil Corp' hackers with alleged Russian intelligence ties

A Lamborghini-driving Moscow hacker who called his operation Evil Corp and allegedly has ties to the Russian FSB intelligence service was indicted by US authorities Thursday for the cybertheft of tens of millions of dollars.

Google bans political ads in Singapore as elections loom

Google has banned political ads in Singapore ahead of elections, an opposition party said Wednesday, sparking accusations the tech giant was "kowtowing" to the tightly-controlled city's government.

Fake News Investigation: Check ‘Fakes’ with Threat Intelligence Commissioned

Fake news sites have been around since the early days of the Internet. Yet, it was only in the last few years that people have seen them work on a whole new level.

Iran videos hit internet revealing scope of crackdown

Videos showing harrowing scenes of bleeding protesters, burning roadblocks and snipers on rooftops have emerged after Iran lifted a near-total internet blackout, opening a window onto what analysts say was one of Tehran's bloodiest crackdowns.

Expat Hong Kongers rally on 'keyboard frontline'

Video messages featuring young Hong Kongers reciting what could be their last words before joining a protest are filling up the inbox of Glacier Kwong, a digital rights activist based in Germany.

Facebook corrects post under Singapore disinformation law

Facebook published a correction on a user's post Saturday following a demand from Singapore, the first time a tech giant has complied with the city-state's law against misinformation.

How brand monitoring tools protect from reverse domain hijacking Commissioned

Here's how to use brand monitoring tools to help you build a strong cybersquatting case, or inform you why building one may not be such a good idea.

Ukraine slams Apple for calling Crimea part of Russia

Ukraine has lashed out at Apple for showing the annexed Crimea peninsula as part of Russia, saying the US tech giant did not "give a damn" about the pain of the Ukrainian people.

TikTok apologises for removing viral Xinjiang clip

Chinese-owned app TikTok has admitted it briefly removed a viral video that condemned Beijing's crackdown on Muslims in Xinjiang and apologised to the US teen who posted the clip.In a post that has now been seen 1.

Shooting stars: TikTok's explosive and rocky ride to fame

He's no Bollywood star, but school dropout Israil Ansari has found fast fame on TikTok with two million followers glued to his oddball dancing and rainbow hairstyles in India, the app's biggest international market.

'Rocky Balboa' he ain't - Trump tweets fake image of himself

At a time when Donald Trump is facing the sharpest scrutiny of his presidency, he would like the world to behold that "gorgeous chest" he described at a Florida rally on Tuesday.
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