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TECH 03 Sep 2017 | 3:00 AM

What every parent needs to know about online predators

Every parent worries about online predators at some point. And while it's smart to be cautious, the facts show that it's actually fairly rare for kids to be contacted by adult strangers seeking sexual communication.

TECH 21 Aug 2017 | 7:00 AM

Free speech concerns as extreme-right evicted from web

A sweeping crackdown by US Internet and social media companies on neo-Nazi and white supremacist material has sparked warnings in America that the Web’s grand promise of free speech is on the rocks.

TECH 17 Aug 2017 | 11:16 AM

Facebook, Airbnb go on offence against neo-Nazis after violence

When white supremacists plan rallies like the one last week in Charlottesville, Virginia, they often organise their events on Facebook, pay for supplies with PayPal, book their lodging with Airbnb and ride with Uber.

TECH 16 Jun 2017 | 5:00 AM

Pressured in Europe, Facebook details removal of terrorism content

Facebook offered additional insight on its efforts to remove terrorism content, a response to political pressure in Europe to militant groups using the social network for propaganda and recruiting.

TECH 02 May 2017 | 6:44 AM

UK lawmakers criticise social media over response to extremist content

Social media were heavily criticised by a committee of British lawmakers on Monday for failing to do enough to remove illegal and extremist material posted on their sites, and for not preventing it appearing in the first place.

TECH 20 Apr 2017 | 12:00 AM

Should pregnant mothers hang up their cellphones?

Children whose mothers were frequent cellphone users during pregnancy were more likely than those of less frequent users to be hyperactive, a new study finds.

TECH 02 Dec 2016 | 3:19 AM

Facebook developing artificial intelligence to flag offensive live videos

Facebook Inc is working on automatically flagging offensive material in live video streams, building on a growing effort to use artificial intelligence to monitor content, said Joaquin Candela.

TECH 07 Nov 2016 | 12:00 AM

Accepting more Facebook friend requests, not making them, is linked to longer life: study

Think online social networks have no bearing on your real life? Think again.

TECH 04 Nov 2016 | 8:03 AM

Twitter starts cracking down on voter suppression memes

Twitter has started to remove fake campaign ads that are meant to discourage supporters of Hillary Clinton from voting by removing individual tweets, and in at least one case banning an entire account.

TECH 23 Aug 2016 | 2:00 AM

Office workers in Taiwan spend 1.3 hours a day catching Pokémon

Noticed a decline in your company's productivity? This might explain why.