US teen gets 11 years for helping ISIS

2015-08-28 21:22

A US teen has been sentenced to more than 11 years for supporting ISIS.

Fourth secular blogger hacked in Bangladesh

2015-08-07 19:52

A gang armed with machetes has hacked a secular blogger to death at his home in Dhaka sparking protests in the capital.

Cuba parliament meets, live-tweets session for 1st time

2015-07-15 18:30

Cuba's National Assembly has met in Havana and live-tweeted the proceedings for the first time.

Twitter moves to stem violent threats, abuse

2015-04-21 21:15

Twitter has began implementing a new policy aimed at curbing use of the social network to incite violence, and to crack down on abuse and harassment on the service.

Govt warns perpetrators of xenophobic violence: We will find you

2015-04-19 12:30

Home Affairs Minister Malusi Gigaba has warned perpetrators of xenophobic violence will face the full might of the law.

46 000 ISIS Twitter accounts

2015-03-07 06:45

At least 46 000 Twitter accounts have been linked to supporters of ISIS in late 2014.

French news sites blocked

2015-01-16 18:21

Access to several French news sites have been blocked resulting in security experts raising questions about possible Islamist hacking.

Saudi blogger to be publicly flogged

2015-01-09 05:00

A Saudi blogger is to be publicly flogged after Friday prayers in a case related to insulting Islam.

World Cup, Ebola dominate Facebook

2014-12-09 21:06

Facebook has posted this year's most popular topics, including World Cup and Ebola.

Firms halt spread of grisly videos

2014-09-03 23:11

Firms have implemented plans to stem the spread of grisly videos after the Syria beheading of last week.


Salty language lands Russia's Lavrov in social media storm

2015-08-13 05:36

It was meant to be a news conference about solving the Syria crisis and combating ISIS, but an unguarded remark into the microphone from Russia's Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov grabbed all the attention.

Pope Francis passes 22 million Twitter followers

2015-07-15 22:30

Pope Francis surpassed 22 million Twitter followers on his multiple accounts, joining the ranks of tech-savvy entertainers and world leaders who command tens of millions of eyeballs on social media.

US teen faces 15 years for internet aid to ISIS

2015-06-11 21:59

A tech-savvy US teen has pleaded guilty to using social media to aid ISIS, a crime punishable by up to 15 years in prison.

No busloads coming to attack foreigners

2015-04-19 13:50

There are no busloads of people coming to attack South Africans or foreign nationals, minister says.

Facebook Messenger app comes to web browsers

2015-04-09 11:20

Following on from the launch of WhatsApp for the web, Facebook’s Messenger app is now also available as a stand-alone service on desktop and laptop computers.

Kenji Goto's 4-year-old tweet goes viral

2015-02-02 22:33

A four-year-old tweet about forgiveness by the Japanese journalist purportedly killed by militants, Kenji Goto, has gone viral.

Birmingham: Britain's new Mecca?

2015-01-13 07:09

Birmingham has removed the suffix "ham" from its name because it is not halal.

Spider dog video most shared on YouTube

2014-12-10 21:59

A prankster video depicting a dog disguised as a giant spider has been the most-shared item on the Google-owned YouTube platform in 2014.

Do you use social media to manage your moods?

2014-10-08 10:15

A study suggests that when we feel down we turn to social media to look for others who are worse off than us.

Megan Fox joins Instagram with a #nomakeupselfie!

2014-07-04 16:00

Megan Fox joined Instagram yesterday (03.07.14) and posted a make up-free selfie to mark the occasion.

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