A skull cap worn by Pope Francis which was put on eBay has already gathered more than $250,000 in less than 36 hours. An Italian TV host coaxed the Pope to put his ‘papalina’ to auction and donate the money to the kids of the DR Congo.
Media reports that Russia is considering disconnecting from the global internet are false, Dmitry Peskov, presidential press-secretary, said. But the country is working to improve cyber security due to the unpredictable behavior of the West, he added.
WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange equated Google with the National Security Agency and GCHQ, saying the tech giant has become “a privatized version of the NSA,” as it collects, stores, and indexes people’s data. He made his remarks to BBC and Sky News.
At a Wednesday meeting, frustrated drag queens couldn't convince Facebook to reverse its policy of forcing people to use their real ‒ not stage ‒ names on the popular social media site. If they don’t comply, the drag queens’ profiles will be deleted.
The US State Department asked social media users to supply spokesperson Jen Psaki with questions over Twitter on Thursday, but the office’s attempt at engaging its audience predictably became plagued with insults and attacks.
Rupert Murdoch’s News Corporation lashed out at Google on Thursday, saying the powerful search engine is “willing to exploit its dominant market position to stifle competition.” The allegations come amid an antitrust case against Google in Europe.
On Friday morning the stock will start trading on the NYSE after setting a record in US IPO history. Each of the 320.1 million shares was sold at $68 each which values the Chinese e-commerce giant at $167.6 billion, only third to Google and Facebook.
RT.com has been hit with the most powerful DDoS attack in the website's history, which reached 10 Gbps in strength. No group has claimed responsibility. RT has experienced cyber assaults in the past, prompted by its reporting on Manning and WikiLeaks.
Consider this hypothetical situation: You, a wealthy socialite, want to make friends over the internet, but without encountering any of the riff-raff that hangs out on traditional social networking sites. What do you do?
Criminal gangs from Eastern Europe present a huge problem for Denmark where there’s “no real border control,” politician Peter Kofod Poulsen told RT. He set up a website where locals complain about wrongdoings by immigrants from the former Eastern Bloc.