A few standouts from the Consumer Electronics Show
Here are a few things that have stood out for me from the past several days at the Consumer Electronics Show.
Turkey seeks to curb Internet freedom
The Turkish government has moved to impose strict controls on the Internet by monitoring the activities of online users and blocking certain keywords, a parliamentary source said on Thursday.
One in, one out: Study shows how people put a limit on their social networks
Despite the way that mobile technologies and social networking sites have made it easier to stay in touch with large numbers of acquaintances, a new study has shown that people still put most of their efforts ...
The catfish, spies and regulators who changed social media
It was an extraordinary year for social media. We saw sites such as Twitter shift from being a fun pastime to a fundamental part of life. The change might not have been unexpected but each time a new incident ...
Slovenian hacker sentenced to jail for 'malicious' program
A Slovenian court on Monday sentenced to 58 months in jail Matjaz Skorjanc, the creator of the "Mariposa Botnet", a vast network of virus-infected computers used by criminal hackers.
Facebook testing video advertisements (Update 2)
Investors are giving a thumbs-up to the idea of Facebook making hundreds of millions in new revenue from video advertisements, but some users argue that the social network is already too cluttered and has become more about ...
1.6 billion people on social networks
An estimated 1.61 billion people, more than one in five globally, will log in to social networking sites at least monthly this year, the research firm eMarketer said Tuesday.
Why states need social media policies
Soon after Indiana Gov. Mike Pence posted a statement on Facebook expressing disappointment in the Supreme Court's ruling on gay marriage, a long string of comments affirming his support for "traditional marriage" appeared.
Facebook goes full circle on censorship, like it or not
In the past few days, Facebook has gone full circle on its policy around censoring violent material.
Tweets reveal news readership patterns around the world
For many international news followers, having a cup of coffee while reading the morning newspaper has turned into scrolling a Twitter feed to catch up on important news as it happens throughout the day. In a new article published ...
Silver surfers forgotten in social media boom
Social networking sites such as Facebook and Twitter are an almost ubiquitous part of most young people's lives after just a few years of existence. But the enthusiasm with which they have been adopted by ...
'Technical glitch' brings down Iran cyberwall
A technical glitch allowed some Iranians temporary access to banned social networking websites Facebook and Twitter, an Iranian Internet official said on Tuesday.
Quitting Facebook—what's behind the new trend to leave social networks?
If you are ready to commit "virtual identity suicide," delete your Facebook account, and say good-bye to social networking sites, you are not alone. A social networking counter movement is emerging, and Facebook ...
Facebook use by organizations during crises helps public image, study finds
Social networking sites have become incredibly popular in recent years, with Facebook now ranking as the third most popular website in the U.S. With so many people spending so much time on Facebook, public relations professionals ...