• actor Oct 22, 2019

    The Most Dangerous Celebrity Online Revealed

    The survey is meant to highlight the danger of clicking on suspicious links. Bad actors will attach malware and malicious links to famous names, hoping fans searching for videos on the internet will fall victim.

  • Associated Press Oct 12, 2019

    Nationalism Over NBA Fandom: Fans Support ‘Motherland' China

    When Wu Xintong’s favorite team, the Los Angeles Lakers, played the Brooklyn Nets in Shanghai this Thursday, she broke a viewing streak of more than 10 years and deliberately missed the game. Until recently, the 20-year-old student in northern Hebei province had followed her idol, Kobe Bryant, religiously. She meticulously recorded in a notebook the details of every Lakers performance,...

  • Facebook Oct 3, 2019

    EU Court: Facebook Can Be Forced to Remove Content Worldwide

    The European Union’s highest court ruled Thursday that individual member countries can force Facebook to remove what they regard as unlawful material from the social network all over the world — a decision experts say could hinder free speech online and put a heavy burden on tech companies.

  • Donald Trump Apr 10, 2019

    Capitol Hill Hearing on Online Hate Sees It Firsthand

    A congressional hearing on online hate turned into a vivid demonstration of the problem Tuesday when a YouTube livestream of the proceedings was bombarded with racist and anti-Semitic comments from internet users. YouTube disabled the live chat section of the streaming video about 30 minutes into the hearing because of what it called “hateful comments.” The incident came as executives...

  • Donald Trump Apr 10, 2019

    White Nationalism, Fueled by Social Media, Rising on Global Scale

    Hate speech and vitriol were under the microscope on Capitol Hill Tuesday, at the center of a House Judiciary hearing on white nationalism and the internet. Analysts say white nationalism is on the rise across the country and around the world.

  • Donald Trump Apr 4, 2019

    China Providing Services to Woman Arrested at Mar-a-Lago

    Court documents allege 32-year-old Yujing Zhang told a Secret Service agent Saturday she was a Mar-a-Lago member there to use the pool.

  • Facebook Oct 4, 2018

    Young People Say Online Bullying Is a Serious Problem, Poll Says

    Teens and young adults say cyberbullying is a serious problem for people their age, but most don’t think they’ll be the ones targeted for digital abuse. That’s according to a new poll from The Associated Press-NORC Center for Public Affairs Research and MTV, which also finds that about half of both young people and their parents view social media as...

  • actress Oct 2, 2018

    Cybersecurity Firm Reveals Which Celebs Are Most Likely to Land Users on Websites That Carry Malware

    Cybersecurity firm McAfee on Tuesday crowned this star the most dangerous celebrity on the internet. No other actor or actress was more likely to land users on websites that carry viruses or malware.

  • Donald Trump Jun 12, 2018

    World Views Trump-Kim Summit With Cautious Hope for Peace

    South Koreans cheered, Japanese snapped up a newspaper special edition and China made a suggestion Donald Trump may not like as the U.S. president held an unprecedented summit Tuesday with the leader of North Korea. Trump became the first sitting American president to meet a North Korean leader when he and Kim Jong Un sat down to talk at a...

  • NBC May 31, 2018

    Misspelling Web Addresses Can Lead to Trouble, Experts Say

    A simple typo in a web address can lead internet users to look-alike sites capable of installing malware, stealing sensitive personal and financial information or even locking up computers, NBC News reported. “Typosquatting” occurs when malicious sites are registered under a similar URL to a popular website, which can result in internet users being led to the site rather than...

  • PRESIDENT May 2, 2018

    Peppa Pig Wins Street Cred, Attracts Censors in China

    A cherubic British cartoon character has become an unlikely target of China’s censors as fans use her porcine likeness in rap videos and “gangster” tattoos. The bright pink swine’s subversive alter-ego has made her a viral hit but also an apparent target of government workers who police the internet. Videos with the hashtag #PeppaPig could not be searched Wednesday on...

  • Canada Mar 19, 2018

    China Removes Online Criticism of Plan to Extend Xi's Rule

    Chinese censors acted quickly Monday to remove satirical commentary online about the ruling Communist Party’s move to enable President Xi Jinping to stay in power indefinitely, while political observers weighed the possibility that China will return to an era of one-man rule. A day after the party announced a proposed constitutional change to be approved next month, Chinese internet users...

  • director Mar 9, 2018

    Western Tech Used for Hacking in Turkey, Syria: Watchdog

    A Canadian company’s hardware is being used to hack internet users along Turkey’s border with Syria, researchers said Friday, adding that there were signs that Kurdish forces aligned with the United States might have been targeted. The revelation comes as Turkey presses its offensive against the Kurds dug in along the country’s frontier with northwestern Syria — a conflict that...

  • Congress Nov 22, 2017

    FCC Chairman Sets Out to Scrap Open Internet Access Rules

    The chairman of the Federal Communications Commission set out Tuesday to scrap rules around open internet access, a move that would allow giant cable and telecom companies to throttle broadband speeds and favor their own services if they wish. Ajit Pai followed through on a pledge to try to repeal “net neutrality” regulations enacted under the Obama administration. The current...

  • spokesman Nov 17, 2017

    Model Gigi Hadid Pulls Out of Victoria's Secret China Show

    Supermodel Gigi Hadid said Friday she will not be walking the Victoria’s Secret fashion show in Shanghai next week, a few months after Chinese internet users accused her of racist behavior.

  • United States Nov 12, 2017

    Chinese Spend Billions Shopping Online on ‘Singles Day'

    Chinese consumers have spent billions of dollars shopping online for anything from diapers to diamonds on “Singles Day,” a day of promotions that has grown into the world’s biggest e-commerce event. China’s largest e-commerce giant, Alibaba Group, said Sunday sales by the thousands of retailers on its platforms for the 24-hour period on Saturday amounted to 168.3 billion yuan ($25.3...

  • Officer Oct 17, 2017

    US Tech Giants May Find Their Future Shaped by Europe

    Silicon Valley is a uniquely American creation, the product of an entrepreneurial spirit and no-holds-barred capitalism that now drives many aspects of modern life. But the likes of Facebook, Google and Apple are increasingly facing an uncomfortable truth: it is Europe’s culture of tougher oversight of companies, not America’s laissez-faire attitude, which could soon rule their industry as governments seek...

  • Donald Trump Aug 16, 2017

    Neo-Nazi Site's Publisher Says He's Got No Home on Internet

    A neo-Nazi website’s publisher said Wednesday that he has “effectively been completely banned from the internet” after mocking the victim of a deadly car attack at a white nationalist rally in Virginia. “Clearly, the powers that be believe that they have the ability to simply kick me off the internet,” Andrew Anglin, who has published the site from an undisclosed...

  • Congress Jul 12, 2017

    Net Neutrality-Supporting Tech Companies Want You to Imagine a World With Slower Internet

    Visit the Netflix and Amazon home pages Wednesday and you’ll find more than just TV shows, movies and things to buy. They and other major websites are using space on their home page to draw attention to net neutrality, which some feel is under threat by the Trump administration. “The internet’s less fun when your favorite sites load slowly, isn’t...

  • Facebook May 25, 2017

    Computer Wins 2nd Game Against Chinese Go Champion

    A computer beat China’s top player of go, one of the last games machines have yet to master, for a second time Thursday in a competition authorities limited the Chinese public’s ability to see. Ke Jie lost despite playing what Google’s AlphaGo indicated was the best game any opponent has played against it, said Demis Hassabis, founder of the company...

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