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Apple downplays iCloud blackmail — but users should be worried

Apple has downplayed reports that millions of leaked iCloud logins are in the hands of hackers who could use the information to steal personal information or wipe devices.

Twitter explores paid subscription service for power users

Twitter is developing a paid subscription service that will offer more advanced features to demanding users. The company has confirmed the idea is currently still in the experimental stage. It could give Twitter a stable revenue stream for the future.

Trump: I might not be here 'if it wasn't for Twitter'

Washington - President Donald Trump is defending his frequent -- and often incendiary -- use of Twitter by saying that the social media platform lets him bypass the "dishonest" press.

Top Twitter accounts hacked by Erdogan supporters

Paris - Several top Twitter accounts, including those of a German football club, a French ministry and BBC North America, were defaced Wednesday by pro-Turkish hackers with a message slamming "Nazi Germany" and "Nazi Holland"."#NaziGermany. #NaziHolland.

Essential Science: Neuroscience insights into our online habits

Philadelphia - When we scan social media what triggers a reaction? How do we decide to share an article or a video? Why does a video of a cat chasing puppies appeal one week, whereas a video of another animal not? Neuroscientists have been investigating.

Congress tells Trump not to delete tweets

Washington - The House Oversight Committee sent a letter to the White House counsel warning President Trump deleting his tweets violates post-Watergate legislation requiring all official presidential correspondence to be retained and archived.

Twitch unveils Pulse, a new social network built for gamers

Amazon-owned Twitch has replaced its homepage with a Twitter clone for the gaming community. Adding a centralised hub for the popular livestreaming service, it lets you share updates, screenshots and stream highlights directly to followers.

Iran's ex-president Ahmadinejad joins Twitter, despite ban

Tehran - Iran's hardline former president Mahmud Ahmadinejad became the latest leader to join Twitter on Sunday, despite having been instrumental in getting it banned from the country.

Chelsea Clinton defends Kellyanne Conway over 'despicable' joke

The former First Daughter took to Twitter saying a Democrat congressman should apologize to Kellyanne Conway for a sexually inappropriate remark he made about her now infamous kneeling on a sofa in the Oval Office. Conway later thanked Clinton.

Five things to know about Black History Month 2017

February is Black History Month in the U.S. and Canada, and this year institutions and individuals alike will highlight the contributions of black Americans and Canadians.

How to manage social media and cope with newsfeed stress

A few years ago social media was a ‘fun’ activity. Now that it’s embedded in most people’s routines, managing page likes and newsfeeds creates its own special stress. Add to that dealing with unpleasant news and whole new stress factor is created.

Op-Ed: Rogue POTUS staffers describe life in Trump's Oval Office

A Twitter account that claims to be run by a staffer or staffers in the Donald Trump White House has gone online, gaining 436,000 followers since being set up on January 26.

Op-Ed: Trump ‘selling’ the internet? How naive can you get?

Sydney - A report is circulating that the Trump administration wants to sell the Internet to corporate interests to control internet access. 30 years ago, that might have been possible. Now, it’s about as dumb as you can get.

Twitter is now the unofficial platform for rogue federal agencies

After the Trump administration placed restrictions on several federal agencies to keep them from communicating with the public, rogue versions of the agencies turned up on Twitter, in defiance of the President's attempt to stifle the science community.

Twitter's new Explore tab blends Moments with trends and search

Twitter has announced it is removing its Moments feature and replacing it with a new "Explore" tab. Explore surfaces a wider range of content including current trends, live video and Moments, making it a single place to find new things on Twitter.

Chelsea Clinton comes to defense of Barron Trump

New York City - Former First Daughter, Chelsea Clinton took to social media yesterday afternoon to defend Barron Trump. Since his father’s inauguration Friday, the 10-year-old has been subjected to online bullying for the way he appeared at his father’s swearing-in.

'I don't like tweeting': Trump

Washington - Donald Trump, whose early-morning rants and policy pronouncements on Twitter have left the world hanging on his every typed word, said he doesn't like using the social media platform in comments to air Wednesday.

The Trump transition, tweet by tweet

Washington - Since winning the presidency, Donald Trump has exploited Twitter to make administrative announcements, weigh in on foreign policy -- and hurl barbs at anyone who crosses him.With 19.

Op-Ed: Trump has succeeded in destroying our relationship with the world

With the presidential inauguration only four days away, Donald Trump has not only succeeded in creating a polarizing and violent divisiveness in this country, but he has also jeopardized out relationships with the rest of the world.

Martin Shkreli suspended from Twitter for harassing woman

Recently, Martin Shkreli went on a Twitter rant about writer Lauren Duca. Apparently he direct-messaged her asking her to go to the inauguration to her, and when she turned him down, he allegedly harassed her.

App to send alerts when Donald Trump tweets about stocks you own

When President-elect Donald Trump tweets about a public company, the market listens. And if you hold the stock of one of the companies that has come into Trump's crosshairs, finance app Trigger thinks you'll want to know about it.

Sony music apologizes over 'Britney is dead' tweet

Sony Music has quickly apologized to singer Britney Spears, after its official Twitter account suggested the pop star had died.

Social media highlights across the Christmas period

It may be a quiet period for many, but social media is especially active over the Christmas period, with people tweeting and posting the highlights and low-lights of the festive period. Digital Journal takes a peek.

Op-Ed: Unbelievable truth? Social media and conspiracies

The Internet is awash with false news and conspiracy theories. Many of the 'theories' appear too bizarre have any semblance in reality, yet many do. We examine 2016's highlights (or low lights).

Families of Orlando victims suing Google, Facebook and Twitter

Detroit - Families of three men killed in the Pulse Nightclub in Orlando last June are suing Facebook, Twitter and Google (as the owner of YouTube). The suit alleges the defendants gave material support to ISIS by enabling the shooter to become radicalized online.

Association between social media and depression

Melbourne - There is an increasing number of reports about the impact of social media on the lives of people, especially young people, and the association with depression, anxiety and stress. A new study has looked into this.

Twitter broke replies in 'experiment' that could beome a feature

Twitter has revoked an update to its iOS app that accidentally broke one of the social network's core features. The new release included an "experimental" version of Twitter's reply system that removed the "@" symbol and opened the door to spam.

Here's why Trump can legally get away with tweeting lies

President-elect Donald Trump tweeted Sunday, without evidence, that he would have won the popular vote if "millions" hadn't voted illegally.

One screenshot shows the severity of 'fake news' on Facebook

On Tuesday, Twitter cofounder Ev Williams neatly pointed out how big Facebook's fake-news problem is with one screenshot.

People take to Twitter to voice concerns over Delhi, India's smog

Delhi - Protesters hit the streets and chimed in on Twitter as residents and visitors in Delhi, India were left gasping for every breath they took this week after enduring seven days of a toxic, choking smog.
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