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.

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.

Teaching age-appropriate choices and consequences

2014-02-20 14:12

Different discipline and instruction for different age-groups.

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.

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.

Twitter dishes tantalizing tidbits

2013-10-04 21:12

Twitter has followed up an IPO tweet with a treatise that reveals the company's opportunities and challenges.

Twitter alert system for emergencies

2013-09-26 10:01

Twitter, which is preparing for its initial public offering, says it will help users receive special alerts from government agencies and aid agencies during emergencies.

Concerns about online privacy on the rise

2013-09-05 12:49

A study reports that online privacy concerns among Americans are on the rise, with half of Internet users saying they are worried about the information available about them online.

FB may add profile pics to facial tags

2013-08-29 22:01

Facebook is considering incorporating most of its 1 billion-plus members' profile photos into its growing facial recognition database, expanding the scope of the social network's controversial technology.

Mormon missionaries go social

2013-06-24 21:28

Mormons missionaries are to do less door-to-door proselytising and use more social media instead.

Too much Facebook lowers college grades

2013-04-22 08:24

Media use is a serious distraction for college people, with a new study finding young women devote up to 12 hours daily on pursuits such as texting, posting status updates and surfing the web.

SA man wins landmark Facebook case

2013-02-04 10:00

A Johannesburg man has won a landmark case involving Facebook and an ex-friend who had made slanderous remarks about him on her wall.

Woman settles car wreck drama with Audi

2012-10-25 08:51

A Johannesburg woman has reached a deal with Audi South Africa after her car was apparently wrecked at a local dealership when she took it in for repairs.

US girls attack woman, post video on web

2012-09-29 13:29

Six teenage girls have been arrested in the US for allegedly brutally beating a neighbour on her stoop just "for fun" and then posting cellphone video of the attack on Facebook.

Hacker posts fake New York Times op-ed

2012-07-29 21:40

The New York Times, which famously insists on the accuracy of its reports, is red faced after being fooled by a hacker's posting of an online editorial under the name of ex-boss Bill Keller.

Love gone wrong? Go digital

2012-02-07 10:34

Only one of the Apple app store's recent top 12 downloads for the iPhone was about something other than romantic love.

Facebook changes sparks outrage

2011-09-21 22:38

Facebook users are complaining about changes intended to make it easier to manage the torrents of updates from friends at the world's largest social network.

After death, web assets live in 'cloud'

2011-09-13 22:39

Laws are vague on the fate of digital rights to online accounts after death, as it's unclear who owns what in the internet "cloud", leading to complications and legal wrangling.


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.

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.

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.

Social networking robs kids of sleep

2014-01-27 15:42

Kids who regularly plugged into social networking sites before bedtime reported sleeping nearly an hour less on school nights than those who rarely connected online.

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.

Facebook ends user 'invisibility cloak'

2013-10-11 20:27

Facebook is ending a feature that allowed users to hide from the billion-plus members of the social network.

Social media activist held in Sudan

2013-10-02 18:33

A social media activist working for the World Bank has been arrested in Sudan in a crackdown after fuel price hikes sparked deadly protests.

Concerns about online privacy on the rise

2013-09-06 16:30

A study reports that online privacy concerns among Americans are on the rise, with half of Internet users saying they are worried about the information available about them online.

Concerns about online privacy on the rise

2013-09-05 11:27

A study reports that online privacy concerns among Americans are on the rise, with half of Internet users saying they are worried about the information available about them online.

Girl’s suicide after website bullying

2013-08-06 11:44

Social site used in SA and blamed for suicides is labelled ‘stalker’s paradise’.

Most parents monitor kids on Facebook

2013-06-13 22:06

Around two-thirds of American parents monitor their children's Facebook activities, but a large percentage say they trust their youngsters to manage on their own.

Bosnian sisters reunite after 72 years

2013-01-05 22:09

Two Bosnian sisters who lost track of each other almost 72 years ago have met for the first time with the help of Facebook although they lived only 200km apart.

Hawks man apologises for Jub Jub tweet

2012-10-19 07:04

Hawks spokesperson Colonel McIntosh Polela has apologised on Twitter for a comment he posted about murder-convicted musician Molemo "Jub Jub" Maarohanye which many believe alluded to prison rape.

Australian jailed for Facebook murder

2012-08-31 07:24

A man who befriended a teenage Australian girl on the social media site Facebook before luring her to a secluded spot and killing her has been jailed for at least 21 years.

Twitter, American Express make a deal

2012-03-07 12:50

American Express has teamed up with Twitter to allow users to synchronise their credit cards with the micro-blogging site and take advantage of store discounts with a simple tweet.

Do u spk txt? Coz ur kdz do

2012-01-12 14:40

Revolutionise communication with these text-speak tips.

Google+ social network opens

2011-09-20 22:48

Google has opened its Google+ social network to the world dropping the need for an invitation to join the internet giant's rival to Facebook.

Facebook - smart lists of friends

2011-09-13 21:17

Facebook is introducing smart lists that automatically sort friends into categories and prioritise news from members of the world's largest online social network.

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