Dec 26, 2014

End of the Facebook Revolution

by Leonid Bershidsky

When Facebook has already blocked an announcement inviting Muscovites to attend a January rally in support of an anti-corruption activist, imagine what it would do — or, for all we know, has already done — for the U.S. government.

Dec 24, 2014

114-year-old woman who challenged Facebook age policy dies

A 114-year-old woman who challenged Facebook after the social media site wouldn’t let her list her real age has died. Anna Stoehr, one of Minnesota’s oldest residents, died Sunday in her sleep after several days in hospice care, according to her son, Harlan Stoehr. ...

'Afghan Bruce Lee' high-kicking his way to Internet fame

Dec 10, 2014

'Afghan Bruce Lee' high-kicking his way to Internet fame

From the ruins of a bombed-out palace above Kabul, a young Afghan man bearing a striking resemblance to kung fu legend Bruce Lee is high-kicking his way to Internet fame, aiming to show another side to his war-weary nation. Videos and photos of Abbas ...

Video horror suggests Islamic State is worried

| Nov 18, 2014

Video horror suggests Islamic State is worried

In its latest propaganda video, the Islamic State group tried to project unwavering confidence and unstoppable growth, in what some analysts saw as a reply to a string of setbacks. A 15-minute video released on Sunday shows the severed head of U.S. aid worker ...

Nov 12, 2014

Obama inflames divisive debate on Net neutrality

Let’s say President Barack Obama gets his way and high-speed Internet service providers are governed by the same U.S. regulations imposed on telephone companies 80 years ago. Depending on whom you listen to, the rules could unleash future innovation and create jobs — or ...

Nov 10, 2014

Teacher faces penalty for Facebook photo of student punishment

A teacher at a private junior high school is facing disciplinary action over Facebook postings that included a photo of him punishing students accompanied by humiliating comments, school insiders said Monday. The homeroom teacher of a first-year class at Kobe Ryukoku Junior High School, ...