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Some Instagrammers can make as much as $1,000 per post

Can you hack it making your living as an Instagram influencer? The money companies are pumping into it is steadily growing, too.

Police break up WhatsApp child porn image sharing network

Den Haag - Police have arrested 39 suspects in over a dozen countries across Europe and Latin America after busting an online paedophile ring that used the WhatsApp chat service to share images of child sex abuse, officials said Tuesday.

Five state manhunt for suspected Facebook killer

Chicago - US police widened a manhunt on Monday for a gunman who shot and killed an elderly man on Facebook Live in a seemingly random Easter Sunday attack, and then vowed to continue killing.

Terrorism jokes no laughing matter for Spain's judges

Madrid - When she posted jokes on Twitter about a 1973 assassination committed by Spain's Basque separatist group ETA, Cassandra Vera never for one moment thought they would land her a one-year jail sentence.

The more you use Facebook the worse you feel: Study

Addicted to Facebook? Enjoy liking posts and making comments? Be warned, a new psychology study has found the more people use Facebook the lower their self-esteem becomes.

Burger King ad sabotaged

An advert for Burger King was sabotaged by someone altering the Wikipedia page for the hamburger chain. The ad has since been removed, but it caused a period of panic for the burger group across social media.

Facebook Messenger reaches another incredible milestone

Facebook Messenger is now used by over 1.2 billion people every month, making it one of the most successful apps ever created. Messenger is now twice as popular as Instagram, another Facebook property, having overcome initial scepticism at its launch.

Facebook accused of not removing illegal material in the U.K.

An investigation by The Times of London revealed illegal terroristic and child abuse content appeared on Facebook and moderators did not remove it after it was flagged. Evidence of the alleged illegal content has been turned over to the police.

Facebook looking at behavior to weed out fake accounts

San Francisco - Facebook said it has started weeding out bogus accounts by watching for suspicious behavior such as repetitive posts or torrents of messages.

Google, Microsoft, Netflix tell FCC not to destroy net neutrality

A trade body representing over 30 of the largest companies in Silicon Valley has met with FCC chairman Ajit Pai to discuss the importance of preserving net neutrality regulations. The FCC is expected to roll back its net neutrality rules later this month.

US takedown of Russian botnet won't end pernicious spam: experts

Washington - The US takedown of the huge Kelihos botnet and the arrest of its Russian operator shut down one of the world's top generators of spam and online extortion.

US takes down huge botnet as Spain arrests notorious Russian hacker

Washington - US authorities moved Monday to take down a global computer botnet behind the massive theft of personal data and unwanted spam emails, as Spain arrested the notorious Russian hacker who operated it.

Spain detains Russian over US vote 'hacking': legal source

Madrid - Note: This story is killed because it was based on an erroneous quote. A new version of the story will follow

Italy populists suffer growing pains with online democracy

Rome - It aspires to govern Italy but the populist Five Star Movement (M5S) is suffering growing pains linked to the model of direct democracy on which it is run, analysts say.

Dog attacks on mail carriers increasing with online shopping boom

The surge of dog attacks on U.S. mail carriers is believed to be the result of 24-hour online shopping and the dramatic increase of package deliveries. The number of these attacks is expected to increase in the future.

Boy, 11, hanged himself after 'horrific social media prank'

Marquette - The mother of Tysen Benz is speaking out after her 11-year-old son was taken off life support and passed away. She says her son hanged himself after a social media prank wherein his 13-year-old girlfriend pretended to kill herself.

Pakistan hotline offers safe space for women harassed online

Lahore - When Pakistani social media starlet Qandeel Baloch was found strangled, a crime to which her brother proudly confessed, thousands of women posted messages denouncing her murder -- only to face abuse and threats themselves.

Twitter rejects US effort to unmask anti-Trump users

Washington - Twitter filed suit Thursday against the US government, asking a court to back its refusal to hand over the identities of users claiming to be dissenting federal employees.

Man uses GoFundMe to try and buy $15,000 engagement ring

Atlanta - A 30-year-old Atlanta man decided to buy his girlfriend an engagement ring. Not just any old ring he could afford but one costing $15,000. Unable to afford that amount, he started a GoFundMe page to raise the money. People on the Internet were not amused.
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