Three women questioned and detained by UAE police in February are “at risk of torture or other ill-treatment,” Amnesty International says. The sisters tweeted in support of their brother, a prisoner of conscience.
Amateur pornographers rejoice! Just days after Google announced it would be banning sexually explicit content from its Blogger service, the firm has done an about face, saying those who express themselves in a more risqué way will be free to bare it all.
After being told by users that its 58 existing gender options are not inclusive enough, the social network has relented and given its US-based members a chance to fill in their own gender as they wish.
Twitter says it is boosting efforts to stop impersonation, spoofing and personal data leaks in the latest round of updates that are part of the corporation’s long term plan to deal with internet abuse on their platform.
From Phoenix to Flagstaff, residents couldn’t get cash from the ATM, 911 systems were disrupted and credit card purchases couldn’t be processed because a cut fiber-optic internet cable buried in the desert disabled internet service for hours.
Indonesians have mobilized in record numbers to collect cash for the Australian PM, who touched a raw nerve by bringing up Australia’s $1 bn in tsunami relief aid to Jakarta while making a clemency appeal for convicted drug traffickers.
The content of YouTube’s most popular videos showing alcohol abuse (involving 10 million plus search results ‘drunk’) tends to be humorous and eye-catching, while revealing only minimal downsides for drinkers, a new study says.
The French interior minister said that at a special meeting in the US he asked Google, Facebook, Microsoft and Twitter to help French officials facilitate investigations and to react immediately to terrorist propaganda.
Protective parents, rejoice! The internet is about to become a safer place, moderately speaking, at least. Google says it will soon roll-out “YouTube Kids,” a child-friendly version of the video sharing site, for mobile devices.
Tens of thousands of dollars have been raised online for the family of Eric Garner – who died via chokehold at the hands of New York police last year. The family, however, claims they don’t know where the money is from 19 crowd-funding projects.