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TECH 29 Mar 2019 | 7:17 AM

PewDiePie fan releases ransomware to increase the YouTuber’s subscriber count

PewDiePie is in the news for all the wrong reasons again: this time after his fans reportedly released a ransomware with a note that reads “Subscribe to PewDiePie”.

TECH 25 Mar 2019 | 4:23 AM

YouTube bows out of Hollywood arms race with Netflix and Amazon

YouTube has cancelled plans for high-end dramas and comedies, people with knowledge of the matter said, a pullback from its grand ambitions for a paid service with Hollywood-quality shows.

TECH 18 Mar 2019 | 8:11 AM

New Zealand shooter steeped attack in dark Internet culture

The suspected New Zealand shooter modelled his attack for an Internet age.

YouTube 15 Mar 2019 | 8:53 AM

YouTuber PewDiePie sickened by Christchurch gunman mentioning his name in livestream

YouTube superstar PewDiePie, real name Felix Arvid Ulf Kjellberg, has responded that he feels sickened that his name was mentioned in the Christchurch livestream.

TECH 26 Feb 2019 | 1:30 AM

YouTube walks a tightrope with its video makers, advertisers

YouTube’s year-in-review video is usually a celebration of video creators who upload free clips — sometimes wacky, sometimes personal, sometimes offensive — that the company then sells ads against.

TECH 26 Nov 2018 | 1:00 AM

Bollywood's T-Series to take YouTube top-spot from PewDiePie

A Bollywood music giant is on course to overtake controversial Swedish vlogger PewDiePie at the top of the YouTube channel subscribers chart in the coming days in a new landmark for India's digital rise.

TECH 03 Sep 2018 | 5:23 AM

Are YouTube’s algorithms fuelling creator burnout?

Alisha Marie hit the breaking point once she realised she was lying to herself.

TECH 18 Jun 2018 | 9:07 AM

E3 2018: Videogame influencers scout hot new titles at Los Angeles conference

Videogame influencers scoured the industry's massive trade show this week to find the hottest new titles, looking for material to fuel their careers playing videogames for online audiences.

TECH 27 Feb 2018 | 10:00 PM

‘Success’ on YouTube still means a life of poverty

Do your children dream of YouTube stardom? Do them a favour: Crush that ambition now.

TECH 10 Feb 2018 | 3:00 AM

Hateful content? Teaching kids to question their influencers

Children and adolescents are often very open and susceptible to influence at the age when they consume videos through YouTube.