Latvia's ask.fm to 'mature' after teen suicide uproar
Caught in a storm over a British teenager's suicide, Latvia's huge social networking website ask.fm has pledged to make changes and "mature", though supporters say it's being made a scapegoat.
NIST study advances use of iris images as a long-term form of identification
A new report* by biometric researchers at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) uses data from thousands of frequent travelers enrolled in an iris recognition program to determine that ...
Social network Ask.fm faces criticism over bullying
On Ask.fm, millions of American teens talk about their hookups, struggles to get good grades and wild weekend parties with no parents or adults to peer over their shoulders.
Israel to pay students to defend it online
Israel is looking to hire university students to post pro-Israel messages on social media networks—without needing to identify themselves as government-linked, officials said Wednesday.
Germany ends Cold War spying pact with US, Britain (Update 2)
Germany canceled a Cold War-era surveillance pact with the United States and Britain on Friday in response to revelations by National Security Agency leaker Edward Snowden about those countries' alleged electronic ...
Korean sites still down after war anniversary hack
(AP)—Several North and South Korean websites that went offline on a war anniversary remained shut down Wednesday, a day after what Seoul partly blamed on a hacking attack.
New book reveals political impact of 'Harry Potter' series on millennials
(Phys.org) —To what extent do stories we read and watch for fun have an impact on our political views and thinking? A new book by a political science professor at the University of Vermont, based on a national ...
Yahoo, pay-TV operators among Hulu bidders
Online video site Hulu is again up for sale, with Yahoo and pay TV operators DirecTV and Time Warner Cable among the seven bidders, according to a person with direct knowledge of the matter.
Masked donors: New study reveals why people make large donations anonymously
New research that studied why people choose to make large donations to charity anonymously has found that it may act as a signal to other donors of the charity's quality. The findings, published today, also ...
New Yorker launches online anonymous tip system
The New Yorker magazine on Wednesday unveiled a new online system for anonymous whistleblower tips, based on technology developed by the late Internet activist Aaron Swartz and a former hacker.
Cyberattack suspect to be sent home to Netherlands
A Dutch citizen arrested in Spain on suspicion of launching what authorities have called the biggest cyberattack in Internet history is expected to be handed over to the Netherlands within 10 days, a Spanish court official ...
Online pictures of dead birds spur China flu openness
Photos of 10 dead sparrows on a Chinese pavement which went viral on social media and drew a swift official response show how hard covering up a bird flu outbreak would be in the Internet age.
CBS buys half of TV Guide net for $100M
A person familiar with CBS' deal for TV Guide says the broadcaster is buying a 50 percent stake in TV Guide's cable channel and website for nearly $100 million.
Saudi threatens to ban WhatsApp, Viber and Skype: sources
Internet messenger applications such as Skype, Viber and WhatsApp face being banned in Saudi Arabia if operators fail to allow authorities in the kingdom to censor them, industry sources said on Monday.