Mar 11, 2015

Islamic State alternative to Facebook already offline

Facing a ban from mainstream online social networks Facebook and Twitter, supporters of the Islamic State appear to have launched their own “caliphate book.” But 5elafabook.com was offline on Monday just a day after its launch and its Twitter account was suspended, highlighting the ...

Man finds girl of his dreams in the mirror

Mar 6, 2015

Man finds girl of his dreams in the mirror

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Keisuke Jinushi was tired of seeing social-networking snapshots of his friends with their girlfriends, at weddings or with their newborn children. He was single and felt like time was slipping away for him while everyone else was happily moving on with life. He wanted ...

Mar 3, 2015

Iran's Guard monitored 8 million Facebook users: report

Iran’s powerful Revolutionary Guard has heavily monitored the Facebook activities of Iranian members of the social network, state news agency IRNA has said. A report published by the government-run news agency on Monday quoted the Guard’s cyber security division as saying it had tracked ...

Mar 2, 2015

Viral video shows Los Angeles police shooting homeless man

Los Angeles police officers fatally shot a homeless man Sunday in an incident that was caught on video and posted online, local media reported. The graphic video, which was posted on Facebook, shows a violent altercation between a man and several officers in L.A.’s ...

Now someone can manage your Facebook account after you die

Feb 13, 2015

Now someone can manage your Facebook account after you die

Facebook is making it easier to plan for your online afterlife. The world’s biggest online social network said Thursday that it will now let users pick someone who can manage their account after they die. Previously, the accounts were “memorialized” after death, or locked ...

| Jan 31, 2015

Jihadis increasingly wary of Internet, experts say

After having used the Internet profusely for propaganda and recruitment, jihadi organizations have realized that investigators are gleaning crucial information online and are increasingly concealing their web presence, experts say. Apart from recent orders given to fighters to limit their exposure, erase the footprint ...

Jan 15, 2015

Facebook founder in Colombia to promote affordable Internet

Improved Internet access can be a force for peace, Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg said Wednesday during a trip to Colombia to promote his project to boost Web availability for the two-thirds of the world not yet connected. The project, dubbed “internet.org” and launched with ...