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A Chinese teenager has been detained for allegedly obtaining thousands of dollars in donations after falsely claiming her father was killed in devastating explosions in Tianjin, police said.
Chinese police have arrested an Uber driver suspected of robbing and molesting a female passenger at knifepoint, sparking concern over the safety of increasingly popular but loosely regulated hire cars.
Two executives of the company that runs the website of the Chinese Communist Party's top newspaper are being investigated for corruption, the state prosecutor said, the latest blemish on state media caught up in a crackdown on graft.
British law-enforcement officials have arrested six male teenagers suspected of being members of the Lizard Squad hacking crew that disabled Sony's PlayStation Network and Microsoft's Xbox Live last year.
A Mexican migrant paid a recruiter thousands of dollars for work in the United States, only to endure slavery, time in jail and finally deportation.
A suspected fake online marketing company that claims to have Google and Yahoo! among its business partners has cheated thousands of Taiwanese investors out of a total of Tw$2.5bil, authorities said.
Rights groups condemned this week's arrests of two activists in Myanmar who had mocked the army, warning that an escalating crackdown against free speech ahead of elections could derail hopes for the country's democratic transition.
Global online freedom declined for a fifth consecutive year as more governments stepped up electronic surveillance and clamped down on dissidents using blogs or social media, a survey showed.
Iran's Revolutionary Guards stepped up hacking of e-mail and social media accounts of Obama administration officials in recent weeks in cyberattacks believed linked to the arrest of an Iranian-American businessman in Tehran.