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424 children a year abused online and blackmailed

424 children a year abused online and blackmailed

Children as young as eight are being abused and blackmailed online by paedophiles, a new research by the Child Exploitation and Online Protection Centre (Ceop) has revealed today. Ceop said hundreds of children are being targeted by [read more]

Twitter begins flotation process in a bid to become public

Twitter begins flotation process in a bid to become public

Social networking site Twitter filed documents for flotation on the stock market last night.  The company made the announcement that it had filed for an Initial Public Offering (IPO) and has submitted a form to the American market [read more]

Facebook introduces the hashtag

Facebook introduces the hashtag

The social networking site Facebook has announced plans to introduce clickable hashtags to their users, following in the footsteps of other social networking sites such as Twitter and the photo sharing app Instagram. The clickable hashtags [read more]

Sally Bercow settles with Lord McAlpine after tweet is found to be libellous

Sally Bercow settles with Lord McAlpine after tweet is found to be libellous

Sally Bercow has lost her libel battle with Lord McAlpine over a tweet that had falsely linked him with an allegation of child abuse. The tweet, which read: “Why is Lord McAlpine trending? *Innocent face*” had appeared in November [read more]

Facebook faces criticism for content regulation

Facebook faces criticism for content regulation

Social media website Facebook is facing strong criticism over its content regulation policy, after refusing at first to remove inappropriate pictures and videos.  The site sparked outrage last week when it refused to remove a series of [read more]

Paris Brown resigns after social media scandal escalates

Paris Brown resigns after social media scandal escalates

The UK’s first youth Police and Crime Commissioner, 17-year-old Paris Brown, has resigned from her post following the controversy over the messages she posted on Twitter. Critics claimed the messages were racist, homophobic and condoned [read more]

WikiLeaks soldier Bradley Manning pleads guilty to ten charges‏

WikiLeaks soldier Bradley Manning pleads guilty to ten charges‏

Private First Class Bradley Manning, the 25 year old US information officer who was accused of leaking sensitive documents to the whistle-blowing body Wikileaks, has pleaded guilty to ten of the 22 charges brought against him in a US court [read more]

250,000 passwords stolen by Twitter hackers‏

250,000 passwords stolen by Twitter hackers‏

Twitter, which has a total of 175 million users, shut down moments after a security breach was detected on Friday that enabled access to login names, e-mail addresses and passwords of 250,000 users. Although not able to identify the [read more]

Instagram clears up confusion in aftermath of privacy policy updates

Instagram clears up confusion in aftermath of privacy policy updates

Instagram has cleared up confusion after it was claimed on Monday that their privacy policy would allow selling users’ photographs resulting in an outcry from the general public. Since this backlash, Chief Executive Kevin Systrom has [read more]

Syria cuts off internet across the country

Syria cuts off internet across the country

Internet and telephone services have resumed after a two-day blackout due to escalating violence in the Syrian capital. The Assad regime cut off internet and telephone communications in an attempt to reduce communication between rebel [read more]

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