Russian social network giant VKontakte has confirmed the resignation of its founder, Pavel Durov. After publicly stating that he was quitting and then changing his mind, Durov has now accused the firm of not notifying him personally of the final decision.
Nine individuals who regularly posted comments on the white supremacist forum Stormfront were found guilty of murdering almost 100 people over the past half-decade, according to a report released today by the Southern Poverty Law Center.
Radical Islamic clerics have been using social media to try and increase support for jihad in Syria, which is “considered the most socially-mediated conflict in history,” a report by King’s College London states.
Dozens of twitter users have sent threats to American Airlines after a 14 year-old Dutch girl tweeted the air company telling them she was a member of Al-Qaeda and that she was “going to do something really big,” on June 1.
Turkish officials have called for Twitter to open an office and pay tax in the country. This came in face-to-face talks after Turkey banned the micro-blogging site in the country for two weeks following a corruption scandal.
According to Facebook’s latest transparency report, India and Turkey are the most frequent censors of the social network, blocking thousands of users’ content, while the US is the country that has requested most information about user accounts.
Silicon Valley has been largely speaking out as of late against the United States government’s controversial surveillance programs, but some say the nation’s top cyber firms are scared that their own abilities to collect info could soon be eroded.
The administrator of the US Agency for International Aid and Development testifying before Senate Committee over his agency's covert Cuban Twitter, said he didn’t “specifically” know who was behind the idea of creating the network of “discrete profile.”
US internet giant Google has gone to Turkey’s Constitutional Court to appeal the government’s decision to block its video file sharing service YouTube. The ban, which had been imposed before local elections, has been upheld by a local court ruling.