When a US jury convicted Michael Dunn of attempted murder, but not actual murder, in the shooting death of a black teenager, the hashtag #dangerousblackchildren popped up on Twitter. Users posted photos of black babies and toddlers, making fun of the fear that Dunn testified he felt before opening fire on a carful of teens at a convenience store.
Is it a simple “boredom killer” or a fixation that can develop into a full-blown psychological disorder? With three young children and a full-time job, Emma Martini has little time for computer games. But every night she sits quietly at the end of her son’s bed to put him to sleep—and plays Candy Crush.
Facebook is in talks to buy Titan Aerospace, a maker of solar-powered drones, to step up its efforts to provide Internet access to remote parts of the world, according to reports from technology blog Techcrunch and financial news outlet CNBC.
There’s more to social media than selfies and “food pornography,” or what has become the exercise of visual presentation of yummy food and drinks on one’s Facebook or Instagram account.
Criminalizing the “aiding or abetting” of online libel and prosecuting those who simply receive and react to defamatory social media posts will be difficult if the complexities of cyberspace are ignored in the formulation of a cyberlibel law, according to the Supreme Court.
Facebook said Wednesday it was buying the fast-growing mobile messaging service WhatsApp in a deal worth an eye-popping $19 billion, expanding the global footprint of the social networking giant.
Turkey’s president, Abdullah Gul, said Tuesday he had signed into force a controversial law voted in by the government that would tighten controls over web use.
The Supreme Court upheld on Tuesday, the constitutionality of a provision in the controversial Cybercrime Prevention Act of 2012 penalizing online libel amid fears it would infringe on Internet freedom.
Facebook on Thursday freed members from the bonds of being either male or female, letting people opt for custom genders such as transsexual or “intersex” on the social network.
Microsoft said Tuesday that founder Bill Gates was stepping down as chairman to become a technology adviser to the tech giant as Indian-born Satya Nadella was named chief executive officer.
Authorities said Wednesday they had detained 11 people in raids on two fake call center businesses that sold child pornography online to global clients.
Profit at Nintendo Company fell 30 percent in the first nine months of the fiscal year as sales of Wii U home consoles, 3DS devices and game software languished.
It’s going to take more than brisk sales of the iPhone and iPad to convince investors that Apple still has the magic touch.