AJ Impact

US tech firms meet intelligence services on election security

Social media companies face pressure to beef up security following Russian efforts to influence 2016 campaign.

US tech firms meet intelligence services on election security

AJ Impact

Google is fined $170m for collecting data on kids

Settlement resolves allegations that YouTube violated a federal online privacy law by tracking children under 13.

Google is fined $170m for collecting data on kids

The Listening Post

Reporting the Kashmir lockdown: 'What sort of normalcy is this?'

A look at how Indian and international media tell the Kashmir story amid the communications blackout.

AJ Impact

Racist hacking: Twitter CEO's own account sends hateful tweets

The account posted a hashtag that was used during the apparent hacks of several YouTube stars last week.

Racist hacking: Twitter CEO's own account sends hateful tweets

Donald Trump

Trump challenges ruling barring him from blocking Twitter users

A federal appeals court previously ruled he violated the US Constitution by blocking people whose views his disliked.

Trump challenges ruling barring him from blocking Twitter users

AJ Impact

Big tech investigation: US antitrust chief working with states

Google, Amazon, Facebook and possibly Apple face a federal government inquiry into anti-competitive practices.

Big tech investigation: US antitrust chief working with states

AJ Impact

Fake social media accounts targeted Hong Kong protesters

Hundreds of accounts originating in China were aimed at undermining the pro-democracy movement.

Fake social media accounts targeted Hong Kong protesters

Kashmir

How a red dot symbolised Kashmir resistance against India's move

While the region remains locked down, Kashmiri diaspora uses social media to organise protests and mobilise opinion.

How a red dot symbolised Kashmir resistance against India's move

AJ IMPACT

Facebook admits it listened to users' audio messages

The company have since said it has stopped doing this as privacy organisations raised concerns over the practice.

Facebook admits it listened to users' audio messages

Italy

The resurgence of Oriana Fallaci's anti-Islam message in Italy

As Italy jolts further right, a late reporter who warned against Islam and Muslims is viewed as a prescient figure.

The resurgence of Oriana Fallaci's anti-Islam message in Italy

Sudan

'Tasgut bas' to #SudanUprising: How social media told the story

Various hashtags were used to raise awareness about Sudan's protests, with many gaining international attention.

'Tasgut bas' to #SudanUprising: How social media told the story

Russia

Russia demands Google not to promote 'illegal' events on YouTube

After protests, watchdog says entities bought ad tools to spread information about unsanctioned demonstrations.

Russia demands Google not to promote 'illegal' events on YouTube

Social media

White House summons tech, social media firms after shootings

White House calls on social media companies to help build technologies to 'combat domestic terrorism'.

White House summons tech, social media firms after shootings

United States

8chan goes offline as provider pulls support after Texas shooting

In a blog post announcing the move, Cloudflare CEO Matthew Prince describes the site as 'a cesspool of hate'.

8chan goes offline as provider pulls support after Texas shooting

Mauritania

Mauritania blogger once given death penalty for 'blasphemy' freed

Mkhaitir was initially sentenced to death for comments about Prophet Muhammad and the role of Islam in society.

Mauritania blogger once given death penalty for 'blasphemy' freed