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TECH 12 Sep 2013 | 1:06 PM

At Sina Weibo's censorship hub, China's Little Brothers cleanse online chatter

In a modern office building on the outskirts of the Chinese city of Tianjin, rows of censors stare at computer screens. Their mission: delete any post on Sina Weibo, China's version of Twitter, deemed offensive or politically unacceptable.

YouTube 08 Oct 2013 | 12:00 AM

Web Wanders: Hashtags: Trash or treasure?

Separate the good hashtags from the bad on social media.

Google 19 Nov 2013 | 3:28 PM

Google, Microsoft tighten online searches to combat child porn

Web search giants Google and Microsoft said on Monday they will block online searches for child abuse images.

TECH 03 Dec 2013 | 11:21 AM

Technology, rules keep Amazon drone delivery in hangar, for now

Bezos is still optimistic on making the plan a reality.

Twitter 13 Dec 2013 | 2:47 PM

Twitter backtracks on block feature after users revolt

Twitter Inc was forced to nix a change to its "block" feature on Thursday after attracting a wave of protest from users who said the new policy empowered perpetrators of online abuse.

Facebook 23 Dec 2013 | 1:05 PM

Social media mishaps

Twitter users have long been plagued with unwanted posts and suspicious links by spam accounts but there was always an easy remedy at hand.

Snapchat 03 Jan 2014 | 10:56 AM

Snapchat says millions of user accounts compromised

Snapchat, the red-hot private messaging service, said on Thursday that it knew for months about a security loophole that allowed hackers this week to harvest millions of phone numbers and announced changes to its systems.

TECH 21 Jan 2014 | 4:22 PM

China orders real name register for online video uploads

Chinese Internet users are now required to register their real names to upload videos to Chinese online video sites, an official body said, as the Communist Party tightens its control of the Internet and media to suppress anti-government sentiment.

TECH 03 Feb 2014 | 12:00 AM

Otterbox Armor: Resistance is not futile

Otterbox’s Armor casing provides drop, dust, crush and water resistance, all in one chunky package.

TECH 17 Feb 2014 | 11:10 AM

Skype-type money swaps bad news for banks?

Irked by high bank fees on international money transfers, two Estonian IT whizzes who helped engineer Skype and Paypal have hatched Transferwise, a global Internet platform coordinating currency swaps between individuals.