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Mar 1, 2015
Don't expect Twitter feeds to tame terrorism
The Obama administration should stop the gaseous rhetoric about countering terrorism by elevating digital footprints. Twitter feeds from the State Department won't tame terrorism.
Feb 17, 2015
Bad manners are rising, as more people admit posting nasty comments online
One in four smartphone and tablet users admits having posted 'malicious' comments online, according to a recent survey.
Feb 11, 2015
'CyberCaliphate' hacks Newsweek Twitter account, threatens Obama
Hackers calling themselves "CyberCaliphate" threatened U.S. President Barack Obama and his family when they took control of Newsweek magazine's Twitter account on Tuesday with the words "Je suIS IS," a reference to Islamic State and the deadly attack at French newspaper Charlie Hebdo.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Crime & Legal
Jan 22, 2015
On the Internet, opinion swings against hostages
As the lives of two Japanese appeared to hang in the balance Thursday, their plight touched off a range of responses on the Internet, with many sniping at them for choosing to go to a war zone and others urging understanding.
Japan Times
Jan 21, 2015
Islamic State's social media tactics mocked by Japanese Twitter users
The Islamic State group is known for its extensive use of social media.
Japan Times
WORLD / Politics
Jan 14, 2015
Texas Republican apologizes for tweet comparing Obama to Hitler
U.S. Representative Randy Weber, a Republican from Texas, apologized on Tuesday for a tweet he posted comparing President Barack Obama's decision not to attend a rally in Paris to Adolf Hitler's visit to the city after the Nazis invaded.
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.
Dec 26, 2014
Boy's 8,000 unauthorized Twitter accounts net him energy drink bottle lotto bonanza
A high school boy from Saitama Prefecture created some 8,000 Twitter accounts to participate in a lottery over the Internet and won some 70 bottles of an energy drink, it was learned Friday.
Japan Times
Nov 25, 2014
Abe not laughing after online stunt pokes fun at snap election call
An online stunt by a student activist who made light of the Abe administration's surprise decision to call an election has drawn sharp criticism from the prime minister.
Japan Times
WORLD / Politics
Nov 23, 2014
'White van' man tweet hits a nerve in class-obsessed Britain
Posting a picture on Twitter of a two-story house, displaying three English flags of St. George and a white tradesman's van outside, might seem innocuous to a foreign eye.
Japan Times
Nov 6, 2014
The campaign to take down pick-up artist Julien Blanc
Portrait of a pick-up artist, as seen on social media.
Sep 9, 2014
Dolphin-defenders' 'tweetstorm' campaign raises levels of annoyance
Celebrities and companies were almost universally annoyed to discover their Twitter accounts were being bombarded with messages by activists seeking an end to Japan's dolphin hunts.
WORLD / Society
Aug 6, 2014
Pope urges young people not to waste time on Internet and smartphones
Pope Francis on Tuesday urged 50,000 German altar servers not to waste time on the Internet, smartphones and television, but to spend their time on more productive activities.
Japan Times
Jul 8, 2014
Islamists show online savvy in displaying menace, soft side
Tweets and online videos are emerging as weapons of war in the Islamic State's campaign to seize a swath of Iraq, with the al-Qaida offshoot's use of social media dwarfing efforts by other militant groups.
Jul 4, 2014
Hokkaido politician upbraided for tweets about protester who set himself on fire
Hokkaido Prefectural Assemblyman Masaru Onodera was reprimanded Thursday for making offensive comments about a man who set himself on fire to protest Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's drive to loosen constraints on the Self-Defense Forces earlier this week.
May 22, 2014
Abe, Modi become Twitter pals
Prime Minister Shinzo Abe follows only three people on Twitter: his outspoken wife, a scandal-tainted politician and India's Prime Minister-elect Narendra Modi.
LIFE / Digital
May 9, 2014
The Twitter paradox: the pros and cons of being free
Life is so unfair. Consider the humble newt — which, in case you're wondering, is an aquatic amphibian of the family Salamandridae. He has had such a bad press over the years. When PG Wodehouse, for example, was looking for a way of signaling that Bertie Wooster's chum Gussie Fink-Nottle was a...
May 3, 2014
China starts, loses unprovoked Twitter war
China loses an unprovoked war on Twitter after a semi-retired Twitter account of mostly Sinophiles suggests that a solemnly worded Twitter message fron the People's Daily, the Chinese Communist Party's official mouthpiece, is a parody.
Japan Times
Apr 24, 2014
NYPD Twitter stunt foiled by hashtag hijack
A New York Police Department campaign to burnish its image via social media instead produced a flood of pictures of apparent police brutality and tweets critical of the force being shared at a rate of thousands an hour.
Japan Times
Apr 18, 2014
Weibo's Nasdaq debut highlights Chinese censorship
Weibo Corp. executives on Thursday toasted the Chinese social media firm's debut at Nasdaq's New York headquarters.


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