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Gawker says it will rethink its ethics policies following turmoil over an article about an executive's private life, in what could be a turning point for the popular news and gossip website.

Why a hacker took down New York Magazine

Last night New York Magazine came out with a bombshell feature that interviewed 35 women, all of whom allege to have been sexually assaulted by Bill Cosby over the last four decades. But soon after it went live, New York Magazine’s website went down.

Car company sues man for making critical comments online

Saleen Automotive, which makes and resells customized versions of sports cars, is suing a man for posting thousands of critical online comments which accuse the company of being a scam.

YouTube app 'streamlining' makes vertical playback easier

Earlier this week, Google announced an update to its YouTube app for mobile devices. It introduces a proper vertical video playback mode, making it easier for people to view clips taken on smartphones in portrait orientation, alongside a refreshed design.

Microsoft joins effort to curb 'revenge porn'

Microsoft announced Wednesday it was joining an effort to curb so-called "revenge porn," by helping victims remove links to sexually explicit images of them posted without their consent.

Twitter's new 'Safety Centre' will attempt to quell trolling

Twitter has faced criticism from all sides for failing to effectively tackle trolling and harassment on the social media platform.

Affair site AshleyMadison hacked; worse online threats loom

AshleyMadison confirmed hackers accessed the company's adulterer database, but has managed to remove leaked information. Government and business leaders are unprepared for even greater cybersecurity threats in the future, security experts say.

Twitter forces all of its users to have a plain background image

Twitter has unexpectedly removed custom background images on all user profiles without any explanation of why it has made the change. Stumped users from across the world have been left staring at a blank white space where their image once was.

2 top Gawker editors resign after controversial post is removed

This has been a tumultuous few days for the gossip website Gawker. And now two of its top editors have decided to part ways with the company.

Adultery website Ashley Madison hacked in shutdown bid

Hackers breached the online adultery website Ashley Madison and threatened to expose data on users in an effort to shut down the service which claims millions of members worldwide.

TV streaming should be treated like cable operators: U.S. judge

In a landmark ruling for the world of TV broadcasting and streaming, a U.S. judge has ruled that one streaming company could be entitled to a license that would let it transmit the copyrighted content of other broadcasters over the Internet.

Google shares are up an insane 14%

Google shares are exploding. Shortly after the market open on Friday morning, shares of Google were up an incredible 14 percent.

Op-Ed: Does Gmail’s unsend feature really work?

Gmail has been playing around with an email recall feature in its Lab program for several years. Now, as of last month, Google users more broadly have access to this new tool. But is the unsend feature all it’s cracked up to be?

Mozilla blocks Flash in Firefox, calls for Adobe to kill it

Mozilla, creators of the Firefox web browser, have announced that they are now disabling all versions of Adobe's Flash plugin by default. Flash is known to be insecure and a haven for vulnerabilities that let attackers hack computers.

London woman changes her name to log into access Facebook

An English woman legally changed her name to the pseudonym she used on Facebook to try to access her blocked account. So far, she still cannot access Facebook and she is stuck with the "stupid" pseudonym in real life.

Facebook working on a shopping assistant dubbed 'Moneypenny'

Facebook is apparently working on creating its own digital assistant. Unlike Siri, Cortana or anything else, "Moneypenny" will not be focused on productivity but rather something else entirely: shopping.

#ThisIsACoup trends on Twitter as eurozone agrees tough Greece deal

A bailout proposal eurozone countries hammered out for Greece has sparked a trending Twitter hashtag, #ThisIsACoup, containing harsh terms seen as stripping Athens of its fiscal sovereignty.

Online reviews shine light on life behind bars

The Rappahannock Regional Jail in Virginia needs a facelift. The "decor was quite dated and it was in desperate need of a refreshing paint job," said Shane S following his recent incarceration."The bed was very uncomfortable.

Amid controversy Ellen Pao resigns from reddit

Amid turmoil and criticism, reddit CEO Ellen Pao announced Friday that she is leaving the top post of the popular news and social media site.

New Twitter advert dangerous to those with epilepsy

A new advert by the micro-blogging site Twitter as angered a leading epilepsy charity. Two adverts on Vine that feature a rapid succession of flashing colors.

Op-Ed: Google’s latest updates mean improved business dealings

Google is many things. It’s a know-all hub of information and services for the consumer and an intricate web of big data and useful tools for businesses.

Americans explode Internet: Social media marketing taking notice

Since 2000, the Pew Research Center has been conducting a study to view how Internet access has impacted on American society. The survey specifically documents how the Internet has evolved to become a fundamental part of living life every day.

Op-Ed: Twitter’s Project Lightning may revolutionize how news is broken

Twitter has long been an innovator in the world of social media, though they’ve fallen behind in recent years. First revolutionizing the scene with a concise updating format and introducing the now-ubiquitous hashtag...

Flash vulnerability letting hackers steal confidential data

Hackers are using a mysterious, as yet undiscovered, Flash vulnerability, to steal sensetive business data from Macbook and Windows users, according to researchers at Kaspersky Lab.

Google algorithms show higher paying jobs to more men than women

Ad-targeting algorithms created by Google could be guilty of discriminating between Internet users, say researchers from Carnegie Mellon University and the International Computer Science Institute.

Thousands flock to 'sin-free Facebook'

A special "sin-free" social networking site has drawn 100,000 members in a month of operating. Created by a group of Brazilian Evangelical Christians, swearing and erotic content is banned and blessings, prayers and inspirational quotes encouraged.

Hacking Team gets hacked itself, embarrassing data revealed

Italian spyware company Hacking Team was hacked and embarrassing data was revealed. Leaked invoices suggest spyware may have been sold to repressive governments.

YouTuber PewDiePie made $7.45 million profit last year

YouTuber PewDiePie made a massive $7.45 million in profit last year, according to a new report. PewDiePie gained such fame for his video game reviews, playthroughs, tutorials and vlogs that he has become the most successful YouTuber ever.

Amazon's July 15th 'Prime Day' will be bigger than Black Friday

Amazon has announced that it will be celebrating its 20th birthday this month by launching a one-day sale extravaganza featuring more products on offer than are available on Black Friday. The catch is that the deals will only apply to Prime members.

When a selfie is not enough: India abuzz over 'velfie' craze

Move over selfie, India is embracing the "velfie" with Bollywood stars, sporting heroes and even politicians taking and posting videos of themselves online using a range of new mobile apps.

Op-Ed: New start up company reaches out to the Babyboom generation Special

The baby boomers, who once impacted the nation with their youth and ushered in the era of civil rights and the hippie movement, will now have an immense impact on healthcare and housing with their advancing years.

Video goes viral of tiny animals having a miniature BBQ

Watch this viral YouTube video of adorable furry animals nibbling on a tiny-sized barbecue. The video recreates a July 4 cookout, except the diners are a hamster, rabbit, and hedgehog, all wearing tiny hats.

Cuba's new wifi hotspots attract eager users

Near the popular Hotel Habana Libre in Cuba's capital, a gaggle of young people on cellphones, tablets and laptops log onto the new wifi hotspot -- a small milestone in one of the least connected countries.

North America has now run out of IPv4 Internet addresses

North America has now run out of IPv4 Internet addresses as the ageing protocol becomes over-burdened and insufficient to power the ever-growing web. New devices now have to use the newer IPv6 as no more IPv4 addresses can be assigned.

Viral Video: Kanye West is mashed by the great Freddie Mercury

No one can really predict what will make a video viral beforehand, but when Kanye West destroys a classic hit people are sure to take notice. Freddie Mercury, the late great song master of Queen, makes a video comeback in this viral video hit.

British man launches crowdfunding bid to bail out Greece

A British shoe-shop employee has raised over 65,000 euros ($72,000) so far through an online crowdfunding project to help Greece meet its International Monetary Fund debt repayment due on Tuesday.

Google harms consumers and itself by promoting its own content

A new study has concluded that Google harms consumers by filtering search results so that listings for its own services are promoted to the tops of pages. It adds more fuel to the EU's recent accusation of Google engaging in anticompetitive practices.

The Assad regime's #SummerinSyria campaign seriously backfired

This week, Syria's official news agency sent out a tweet encouraging Syrian Twitter users to post their favorite summer photos, tagging them with the hashtag #SummerinSyria.

Watch two dogs race to their dinner in time lapse video

A time lapse video of pups running to dinner has surfaced, and since being published, it has gone viral and viewed millions of times.

Secretive pro-Putin 'troll factory' faces Russian court

The mysterious Russian agency that hires people to write pro-Kremlin propaganda on the web stepped into the public spotlight for the first time Tuesday as a former employee took it to court.

Gmail will now let you 'Undo Send' to fix mistakes

After six years of beta testing, Gmail has finally made official its Undo Send feature, which allows users to delay sending emails for up to 30 seconds to fix any mistakes.