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Social networking sites are among the most popular and frequently visited online destinations, and they have experienced a large surge in membership numbers as smartphones have become more easily accessible.

Indian Supreme Court strikes down 'Facebook' arrest law

In a landmark ruling affirming the right to free speech on the Internet, India's Supreme Court has struck down a controversial law under which police had the power to arrest people for comments they posted on social networks and other websites.

Muslims leaders partner with tech companies to counter militants

Fearing that social media and other online recruitment activities are being used to lure young Americans into the ranks of Islamic State fighters, US Muslim leaders are teaming up with leading tech companies in a bid to fight extremism.

Crying #PiccoloGirl is NCAA tournament's latest viral meme craze

After top-seeded Villanova Wildcats crashed out of the NCAA tournament with a 71-68 loss to 8-seed N.C. State, Wildcats fans were left dejected but a girl, member of the Villanova band, came to epitomize the devastation of the loss.

Op-Ed: Taylor Swift buys ‘taylorswift.porn’ domain, raises big questions

She may not be famous for her intellectual songs, but Swift is showing a lot of genuine business savvy in recent times. Her latest is to shut down the possibility of anyone starting taylorswift.porn and taylorswift.adult sites by buying the name.

Video: Draw my life 1st anniversary — Fiction Frenzy TV VLog show Special

Fiction Frenzy TV VLog show celebrates its 1st Anniversary and Season 2 of its web series with a "Draw my life" video. Author Christine Steendam vlogs about her stressful triple book launch while "Tax time stress" are among the latest topics on the show.

5 top viral videos of winter 2014-15

When this year's winter storms dumped record-breaking amounts of snow across the United States, it offered great opportunities for creative people to produce viral videos that featured some funny and interesting winter moments.

Funny or Die, Conan O'Brien spoof the Apple Watch

There is still a month left before the Apple Watch hits stores worldwide, but that hasn't stopped a slew of parody videos released shortly after Apple's "Spring Forward" event.

Private photos could be available to hackers with Facebook flaw

A security researcher has uncovered a flaw in Facebook that allowed apps to access and store photos that were meant to remain private, The Register reports.

'Uptown Funk' dance on treadmill, best cardio workout ever [Vid]

Watch choreographer Carson Dean reinvent the old, boring treadmill cardio workout routine by taking it to a new funky level. He makes us want to hit the gym once again with cool dance moves on a moving treadmill to Bruno Mars' hit song "Uptown Funk."

Instagram insult leads to teacher firing Special

A Colorado visual arts teacher has been fired after insulting a student by posting a picture of a student on the social media website on Instagram.

Profile of a Digital Journalist: Marcus Hondro's many arts

Whether it's been opening on Muddy Waters' last tour, exchanging lines in a movie with Al Pacino or writing plays of his own, Marcus Hondro has enjoyed a circuitous path to journalism.

20 of the best personalities to follow on Vine

One of the newest and most unique social media sensations to hit the Internet is Vine. Founded by Rus Yusupov, Colin Kroll and Dom Hofmann in June 2012, Twitter acquired the company for an astounding $30 million in October 2012.

Matthew McConaughey, Jimmy Kimmel star in ad to save video store

In 2015, there are few businesses that seem more doomed to fail than humble video stores. But Jimmy Kimmel and Matthew McConaughey are hoping to bring business back to a video store in Austin, Texas.

Cam shows majestic POV as Eagle dives from Dubai's Burj Khalifa

A two-minute video uploaded to YouTube March 14, shows an imperial eagle named Darshan, diving from the top of the world's tallest building, Dubai's Burj Khalifa, with a live-stream camera strapped to his back.

Google Feud turns strange autocomplete results into a game

The new game sweeping the Internet is testing users on how well they can tap into the Web's hivemind. Google Feud has users try to complete a search result with the most popular suggestions.

Orca whale video goes viral after more spotted in Vancouver harbour

A video of Orca killer whales swimming about in Vancouver harbour near the Lion's Gate Bridge got many thousands of hits today. Yeah, those kind of things do go viral, it's a great sight, but the odd thing was it was filmed in 2011.

Teen gang attacks girl in Brooklyn McDonald's, crowd cheers [Vid]

Graphic three-minute cell phone footage shows a brutal attack on a high school girl by a group of her peers at a McDonald's in Brooklyn. Viewers have expressed shock at the brutality of the attack as well as the large crowd of youths that stood cheering.

Parents take daughters home during Christmas for FGM rituals

Since 2011, female genital mutilations in Kenya have been an internationally condemned practice. Yet, Somalian families from U.S. and Britain secretly travel to Kenya to have FGM done over the holidays, allowing for healing time for the girls or newborns.

Deaf man can't hold back tears as everyone uses sign language

A video titled "Hearing Hand - Touching Ad By Samsung," shows a hearing-impaired man from Istanbul, Turkey breaking down in tears after he discovered that many people in his city had learned sign language to communicate with him.

ASA stopping brands from giving YouTubers gifts for airtime

The UK's advertising regulator is launching a crackdown on brands that give YouTube stars free gifts or pay for products to appear in vloggers' videos without clearly labeling the video as advertising.

Facebook removes 'feeling fat' emoji

On Tuesday, Facebook removed the "feeling fat" emoji from the list of statuses you can choose to use. This comes after a petition called for it to be removed.

Bitcoin gambling site Primedice passes 20 million daily bets

The world's largest bitcoin dice game stated that it received 20 million bets in the last 24 hours. The website's users have wagered approximately $250 million since its inception.

CIA elevates hackers to a powerful new role inside the government

On Monday, March 9, 2015, the CIA's hackers have just been moved up to a new position, and one of more power. John Brennan, CIA director, called for a "massive reorganization" of the CIA hierarchy and priorities, focusing on its hackers and hacking.

Tilofy brings the power of location based browsing

The Internet is the most powerful connectivity tool available, but it also so densely packed with websites that some people have a difficult time finding what they are looking for.

Australia to prosecute Anonymous member for Heartbleed pentest

Anonymous has made the news again, this time as media headlines tell how Australian prosecutors plan to build a cyber-crime case against Anonymous member and popular radio host, Adam Bennett, for his recent hacking incident.

Lizard Squad taken down by Anonymous, Twitter removes accounts

Going public January 2008, Anonymous, the popular group of global hackers, has taken down the black hat Lizard Squad website while Twitter suspended two Lizard Squad accounts, #LizardMafia and #LizardsRise.

The reality of hacking Islamic extremist websites

A computer vigilante, Jester is a former American soldier who hacks anti-American, Jihadist and homophobic websites. Serving four tours in Afghanistan and elsewhere, he is a former military contractor involving US Special Operations Command projects.

Hulk, world's largest pit bull, is a sweet family dog

Marlon and Lisa Grennan, New Hampshire owners of 18-month-old Hulk, the world's largest pit bull at 175 lbs, say that despite his size and the reputation of his breed, Hulk is a sweet family dog and loyal companion to their 3-year-old son.

Google figures out how to stop people from lying on the Internet

Google has worked out a way to quash lying on the internet. The New Scientist reports that Google is interested in the idea of ranking websites based on facts, not merely the prevalence of incoming links.

Weasel hitching a ride on back of a woodpecker goes viral [Photo]

A photograph that has been described as a "one-in-a-million" snap, shows a weasel hitching a ride on the back of a woodpecker. The photo has gone viral online with the hashtag #weaselpecker trending as thousands shared the photo posted to Twitter Monday.

Op-Ed: Trashy Instagram account humiliates Sydney homeless

An Instagram account called “Murder Mall” has decided to go Nazi by picking on homeless people as targets in Sydney. Social workers are furious, and local media is less than impressed.

Skydiver has seizure midair, saved by instructor

A skydiving instructor posted a shocking video of an instructor saving a man having a seizure in midair, in a video gone viral.

Op-Ed: Seattle Police to publish body camera footage via YouTube channel

Seattle PD wants to share their officers' body camera footage on a designated YouTube channel for the public to view. Too bad the videos are blurry and silent.

Twitter & Anonymous close ISIS accounts, receive death threats

Twitter CEO and staff are receiving death threats by ISIS after Twitter closed down their jihadist accounts, with ISIS now warning they would "bring the war" to San Francisco. Anonymous also claims responsibility for closing ISIS social accounts.

Google is breaking up its struggling social network Google+

Google is breaking its Google+ social network into two separate entities, Photos and Streams, Google's Bradley Horowitz revealed in a Google+ post on Sunday (via Gizmodo).

Canada deports alleged Anonymous hacker Matt DeHart to U.S.

A former US soldier who unsuccessfully sought asylum in Canada, claiming he was tortured by American agents investigating Anonymous hackers and WikiLeaks, has been deported to the United States, raising concerns about his wellbeing.

Op-Ed: Anonymous — The complexities of a role of conscience and media

Anonymous started as “hacktivists”, but soon enough became a lot more. This amorphous group of people is now the front line of effective progressive action. A role of conscience in this world is no simple thing.

Watch 'Uptown Funk' cover ft. Alex Boye and The Dancing Grannies

Watch a group of seniors do their own old-school version of the 2014 hit song "Uptown Funk." The video titled, "Uptown Funk 'Oldtown Cover,'" featuring Alex Boye and The Dancing Grannies, lends credence to the saying, "You are only as old as you feel."

Blue and black? Or white and gold? Net debates color of a dress

On Thursday, the Internet became engrossed in a heated debate over the colors of a dress. Some said that the colors were blue and black, while others were equally convinced that the colors were white and gold.

Viral videos: A look back at the last 10 years

YouTube turned 10 years old this month, and this means that viral videos have now made it through an entire decade. Instead of being merely a fad that faded out quickly, viral videos have become one of the most popular aspects of online life.
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