Oct 22, 2016

Cyberattack targets PayPal, Twitter, other sites

Hackers unleashed a complex attack on the internet through common devices like webcams and digital recorders and cut access to some of the world’s best known websites Friday, a stunning breach of global internet stability. The attacks struck Twitter, Paypal, Spotify and other customers ...

Oct 12, 2016

U.S. police used Facebook, Twitter data to track protesters: ACLU

U.S. police departments used location data and other user information from Twitter, Facebook and Instagram to track protesters in Ferguson, Missouri, and Baltimore, according to a report from the American Civil Liberties Union on Tuesday. Facebook, which also owns Instagram, and Twitter shut off ...

Classified ads website CEO arrested over sex trafficking allegations

Oct 7, 2016

Classified ads website CEO arrested over sex trafficking allegations

Carl Ferrer, chief executive of the advertising website Backpage.com, was arrested on Thursday on criminal charges including pimping, as authorities investigate the company, which has been accused of facilitating sex trafficking of minors. The attorneys general of Texas and California said in a statement ...

Trump's debate sniffs take off on social media

Sep 27, 2016

Trump's debate sniffs take off on social media

Republican White House candidate Donald Trump stole the social media spotlight during Monday night’s U.S. presidential debate on at least one count — what Twitter users branded his #Trumpsniffle. The wealthy businessman sniffed repeatedly as he faced off against Democratic rival Hillary Clinton in ...

Snapchat introduces video-taking sunglasses

Sep 25, 2016

Snapchat introduces video-taking sunglasses

Snapchat, the service for messages that vanish, announced Saturday it will launch a line of video-catching sunglasses, a spin on the Glass eyewear abandoned by Google more than a year ago. The California-based company, which also announced it is changing its name to Snap ...

Hidden data: the new weapon that could beat hunger

Sep 15, 2016

Hidden data: the new weapon that could beat hunger

With a single smartphone app, you can now get a pretty accurate forecast of the weather anywhere in the world. That is largely thanks to a decision by science agencies, a decade ago, to put online their satellite data and make it available for ...