Pakistani Facebook star killed by brother in honor killing

Jul 16, 2016

Pakistani Facebook star killed by brother in honor killing

A Pakistani social media celebrity whose selfies polarized the deeply conservative Muslim country has been murdered by her brother in a suspected honor killing, officials said Saturday, prompting shock and revulsion. Qandeel Baloch, praised by many of the country’s youth for her willingness to ...

Line shares soar 50% as IPO takes Tokyo by storm

Jul 15, 2016

Line shares soar 50% as IPO takes Tokyo by storm

Shares in messaging app Line soared as the company listed in Tokyo on Friday, rocketing 50 percent in the biggest technology IPO this year. The shares reached ¥5,000 in early trading, up from the ¥3,300 set at launch, and valuing the firm at nearly ...

French IS killer's Facebook broadcast underscores live video challenges

Jun 15, 2016

French IS killer's Facebook broadcast underscores live video challenges

After Larossi Abballa killed a French police commander and the commander’s partner on Tuesday, he took to Facebook Live to encourage viewers in a 12-minute video to follow his example: Kill prison staff, police officials, journalists, lawmakers. The incident underscores the immense challenges companies ...

Jun 14, 2016

With flag gaffe, Facebook accidentally says Philippines is at war

In what was meant to be an innocuous flag tribute for the Philippines’ Independence Day, Facebook has apologized for accidentally declaring the country is in a state of war. The social media giant greeted Filipinos with a “Happy Independence Day” on Sunday with a ...

May 18, 2016

Man suspected of hacking into celebrities' social media accounts

Police served a further arrest warrant Wednesday on a 29-year-old man suspected of repeatedly accessing the Facebook and iCloud accounts of celebrities without authorization. Daichi Kaneko, who was initially arrested last month over a separate unlawful access case, allegedly logged in a total of ...

May 14, 2016

U.S. background checks for security clearance to include social media

U.S. investigators can now probe Twitter, Facebook and other social media sites as a part of background checks for security clearances — something that lawmakers said Friday was a classic case of the government playing catch-up with technology. Director of National Intelligence James Clapper ...

Trump ex-butler faces probe over Obama threats

May 13, 2016

Trump ex-butler faces probe over Obama threats

The U.S. Secret Service said Thursday it is “aware” that Donald Trump’s former butler had repeatedly posted messages on Facebook about killing President Barack Obama and will conduct an investigation. The threatening posts by 84-year-old Anthony Senecal, who served as the presumptive Republican nominee’s ...