Apr 12, 2015

China orders media giant Sina to 'improve censorship'

China’s government has threatened to shut down Sina, one of the country’s most popular news websites, unless it “improves censorship,” state media reported in a rare public glimpse into controls over the press. The online portal “distorted news facts, violated morality and engaged in ...

Computer transmission of human personalities not far off: inventor

Apr 5, 2015

Computer transmission of human personalities not far off: inventor

The world has only touched the surface of technological progress and computers may soon be able to transmit the complexities of human personalities, a prominent inventor says. Sebastian Thrun, who founded the Google X laboratory, where the Internet search giant has developed Google Glass ...

Apr 4, 2015

California man gets 18 years for 'revenge porn' site

A California man who posted thousands of sexually explicit photos of men and women on a “revenge porn” website was jailed for 18 years on Friday in what was described as the first case of its kind in U.S. criminal history. San Diego man ...

Experts offer advice on how to guard against 'revenge porn'

Apr 2, 2015

Experts offer advice on how to guard against 'revenge porn'

Smartphones and social network services, including Facebook, are allowing perpetrators of revenge porn to take photos, post them online and share them easily, experts say, adding that people should be careful in revealing private information or photos on the Internet. Experts warn that it ...

Google Maps turns into Pac-Man's chomping grounds

Apr 1, 2015

Google Maps turns into Pac-Man's chomping grounds

The virtual streets of Google Maps are being transformed into Pac-Man’s chomping grounds in celebration of April Fools’ Day. Google added the option to convert its popular navigation service into the Pac-Man video game on Tuesday morning, around the same day the calendar turned ...

Mar 31, 2015

Yahoo Japan sets out procedure for search result removal

Yahoo Japan Corp. has announced the conditions for when it will erase Internet search results containing sensitive information that individuals want removed. Search results obtained by typing in people’s names that show details about their medical history or past petty offenses will be deleted ...

Mar 31, 2015

Second blogger hacked to death in month in Bangladeshi capital

A blogger was hacked to death by three men in the Bangladeshi capital on Monday, and two of the attackers were caught near the scene, police said. The killing took place a month after a prominent Bangladeshi-American blogger known for speaking out against religious ...

Mar 31, 2015

Singapore teen in court over anti-Lee Kuan Yew video

A Singaporean teenager arrested for posting an expletive-laden YouTube video attacking the country’s late founding leader Lee Kuan Yew and Christianity was charged Tuesday with offenses including hurting religious feelings. The charges could carry a jail sentence. Student Amos Yee smiled and fidgeted as ...