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.

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.

Turkey's top court rules Twitter ban violates rights

2014-04-02 20:58

Turkey's top constitutional court has ruled that the government's ban on the online messaging service Twitter violated rights, local media reported.

Whispers, secrets and lies online

2014-03-24 22:18

Secrets, whispers and lies - online anonymity returns, with a twist in the tale.

Bad news for Putin as Sochi satire floods internet

2014-02-07 20:07

Vladimir Putin's dreams of glory at the Sochi Winter Olympics are drowning in a sea of online satire poking fun at everything from the toilets to threats of a bomb attack.

Pope says internet 'gift from God'

2014-01-23 20:41

Pope Francis has described the Internet as "a gift from God" and called on Catholics to "boldly become citizens of the digital world".

Slow down and try a little tenderness - pope

2014-01-23 16:35

The often superficial high-speed world of digital social media needs an injection of calm, reflection and tenderness if it is to be "a network not of wires but of people", Pope Francis says.


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.

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.

Twitter ban sparks 'arms race' with tech savvy Turks

2014-03-25 17:49

Prime Minister Tayyip Erdogan rails against Twitter as part of a plot to blacken him and portray his Turkey as corrupt; but Turks in growing numbers are exploring ever more innovative ways to beat his ban.

WeChat: China's alternative to WhatsApp

2014-02-20 18:33

As Facebook snaps up smartphone messaging service WhatsApp for a monumental $19 billion in cash and shares, focus has turned to its rivals amongst which is China's popular mobile messaging application WeChat.

Best is yet to come, says FB's Zuckerberg

2014-02-04 19:15

The 10 years since the founding of Facebook have been an "amazing journey," but the best is still to come, Mark Zuckerberg says.

Twitter suspends Hamas armed wing

2014-01-23 18:24

A Twitter account of Hamas's armed wing has been suspended by administrators, the Islamist movement says, accusing the social media site of censorship.

Twitter appeal wanes in parts of Asia

2013-11-07 17:18

Slowing growth for Twitter in Asia shows challenge to keep users engaged and grow advertising.

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