How rants on social media can come back to haunt you

We all know that those angry rants on social media can come back to hurt you—and sooner than you think. "Good," positive chat resonates for a few seconds, generally, but negative chat, even in a chat room where exchanges ...

AIM, aka AOL Instant Messenger, dead at 20

AOL's Instant Messenger service was finally erased from the internet Friday after the company made the announcement in October that Dec. 15 would be the chat platform's last day on Earth.

ICT plays an increasing part in criminal activities

The influence of ICT on traditional crimes such as burglary, robbery, intimidation and fraud is on the rise. Researchers from the University of Twente examined a large number of crimes in the east of the Netherlands on behalf ...

Online scams cost $485 mn in US in 2011: survey

Online scams including identity theft schemes, "advance fee" and "romance fraud" cost Americans some $485 million in 2011, a report prepared for the FBI said Thursday.

Online predators still loom charge, new research warns

Results from a three-year EU-funded study into the methods and behaviours of sex offenders show that online paedophiles who seek out children in chat rooms are abandoning the traditional 'grooming process'; instead, they ...

Hello, stranger: the ups and downs of Chatroulette

(AP) -- A new Web sensation called Chatroulette feels like a throwback to the early 1990s, when online chat rooms brimmed with lonely strangers looking for meaningful connections, meaningless sex, or something in between.

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