Twitter drops egg icon in battle with internet 'trolls'

2017-04-04 08:53

An egg icon that for years marked profiles of new Twitter users was gone on Monday, a victim of "trolls" who often hid behind them to launch anonymous online attacks.

Facebook inches closer to 2 billion user mark

2017-02-02 14:31

Facebook’s fourth-quarter revenue climbed more than forecast, driven by advertisers’ continued push to reach consumers on mobile phones.

India spin doctors face flak over 'doctored' Modi

2015-12-04 16:28

India's government has faced mockery on social media for tweeting an apparently doctored photo of its image-conscious prime minister.

Why companies need social media policies

2015-11-24 08:31

Many organisations are embracing social media policies in an effort to mitigate risks associated with online behaviour of employees.

Hacker groups claims to hit ISIS accounts

2015-11-17 21:30

The hacker group Anonymous has claimed to have taken out 5 500 Twitter accounts linked to the Islamic State group.

Bird activists ruffle Frenchman's feathers

2015-11-09 21:20

A Frenchman has become an online sensation after being pictured storming out of his house in his underwear brandishing a spade to chase away bird conservationists.

Teen arrested in Australia for AWA support

2015-10-06 19:25

A 17-year-old student has been arrested after he allegedly became abusive to Australian police trying to question him about comments he made saying he hoped police burned in hell.

US teen charged with texting boyfriend to kill self

2015-09-10 05:51

A US teen has been charged with encouraging her boyfriend via text messages to kill himself.

Egypt sentences women for racy music videos

2015-09-03 22:04

Egypt has sentenced two women to six months in prison with labour for appearing in racy music videos.


'Twitter Lite' aims at emerging markets

2017-04-06 16:27

Twitter on Thursday unveiled a low-data usage version of the social network, which aims to bring in users in emerging markets and areas with slow or expensive mobile networks.

Here are 6 big changes coming to WhatsApp

2017-02-06 12:57

Facebook-owned social messaging service WhatsApp is preparing to roll out big updates to its app, if the beta version of the service is anything to go by.

Snapchat "Yellow Face" lens slapped as offensive

2016-08-11 10:21

Vanishing message app Snapchat made a photo lens quickly disappear after an online uproar branding it an offensive stereotype of Asians worthy of the label "Yellow Face."

Twitter abuzz after UFO sighting above Cape Town

2015-11-28 23:12

The Twitteratti world was abuzz on Saturday night after a sighting of what is believed to be an Unidentified Flying Object above Cape Town.

Belgian police feed virtual cats

2015-11-23 17:16

Belgian police have offered a virtual bowl of pet food to internet cats to thank social media users for agreeing to pause their posts during a major anti-terrorism operation in Brussels.

Obama launches Facebook page with green post

2015-11-09 22:24

US President Barack Obama has belatedly joined more than a billion other Facebook using his first post to encourage action against climate change.

Rape video prompts outcry in Guinea

2015-11-05 05:30

Dozens of women took to the streets of Guinea's capital over a video shared on social media which appeared to show a rape filmed by the attacker.

SA, Nigeria lead Africa in Facebook usage

2015-09-11 11:03

The number of daily active Facebook users in South Africa has shot up to 7.3 million while in Nigeria this figure is 7.1 million.

US pastor commits suicide after Ashley Madison hack: report

2015-09-09 22:30

A US pastor has committed suicide six days after his name was exposed by hackers of the Ashley Madison adultery website.

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.

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