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Tabloid web startup Ratter lays off staff but wants to stay alive

San Francisco - Q: What do naked car chases, overcast skies in San Francisco, the Zodiac killer and Silicon Valley sex workers have in common?

Op-Ed: 3 reasons your small business needs to adopt the cloud now

If your small business relies strictly on hardware and physical servers to store your critical data, you're one small incident away from business disaster.

Sweden seizes Pirate Bay web domains

Stockholm - A Stockholm court on Tuesday seized the Swedish web domains of file-sharing site The Pirate Bay over repeated copyright violations in a bid to end the site's activities.

Washington Post mobile site hijacked by Syrian Electronic Army

The mobile-friendly version of the Washington Post's website was hijacked for a short time Thursday night by hackers claiming to be from the Syrian Electronic Army. Visitors found warning pop-up messages from the hackers.

Yes, Google admits police can wiretap your Hangouts for the gov't

Recently, on a Reddit "Ask Me Anything (AMA) session on Friday, Google 'fessed up and said that although it encrypts its popular Hangouts conversations, it doesn't use end-to-end encryption. What exactly does that mean?

Woman who shamed innocent man over Darth Vader selfie apologizes

Melbourne - A woman who shamed a man on Facebook because she erroneously believed he was photographing her kids when he was just taking a selfie has apologized after receiving death threats.

Online bullying, sexting causes teen depression, anxiety, suicide

The number of teens seeking help for depression and anxiety disorders is on the rise and health officials in the U.K. believe it may be due to sexting and online bullying. A mental health group there reports more teens experiencing problems online.

56-kilobit AOL dial-up Internet still used by 2.1 million in USA

AOL has revealed it has still has 2.1 million subscribers using its ancient dial-up Internet service provided by landline telephones and only offering speeds of 56 kilobits per second. It seems that some will steadfastly resist the modern Internet.

Dramatic increase in crime on social media sites

There has been a large surge in the number of reported cases of harassment on social media sites including Facebook and Twitter. Police forces have noticed a 20 percent increase in allegations involving these sites with some saying it could be higher.

Canadian man claims triple homicide on Facebook

Montr - Canadian police are investigating what appears to be a murder-suicide after a man announced on Facebook that he had killed his daughter, wife and sister, before burning himself to death.

Nazi camp website hacked with child porn on anniversary

Vienna - The website of one the Nazis' biggest former concentration camps was hacked with images of child pornography on Friday, the 70th anniversary of the end of World War II, officials said.

Op-Ed: Evolving Reddit — New video division will create unique content

New York City - Reddit is THE site everyone has an opinion about, for, or against. Some love it, some loathe it. It’s the internet’s answer to getting your face sandblasted every day, or a really fascinating roam around the world. Buzzfeed with soul, perhaps.

Op-Ed: Walter Isaacson on U.S. media and public diplomacy

American writer Walter Isaacson, in a Broadcasting Board of Governors conversation about U.S. public diplomacy and news outreach abroad, did not get web and social media coverage from Voice of America.

Op-Ed: 17-year-old vs Rupert Murdoch? Guess who's winning?

London - A 17-year-old fan of UK Labour leader Ed Miliband got the Murdoch press camped on the doorstep and following her relatives after getting attention as part of the #Milifandom group. The Sun apparently got interested, and things deteriorated from there.

Presidential candidate Carly Fiorina gets trolled with website

Former Hewlett-Packard CEO Carly Fiorina is the latest presidential candidate to be trolled by a website featuring his or her name in the URL.
 

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