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 ...

| Jan 14, 2015

In Twitter hack, Pentagon sees perils of social media

If so-called cyberjihadis want to launch another social media attack on America’s military, they will have plenty of targets: the U.S. Army alone lists more than 2,000 links to feeds on Facebook, Twitter, YouTube and other accounts. In the wake of Monday’s breach of ...

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.