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Technology 14 May 2013 | 12:00 AM

Documents in case against Internet activist Swartz to be released

A US judge on Monday ordered the release of previously sealed documents in the criminal hacking case against deceased Internet activist Aaron Swartz.

TECH 10 Oct 2013 | 11:18 AM

Smartphone users oblivious to gunman who killed student on train

When a California college student was shot dead by a stranger on a crowded commuter train in San Francisco last month, none of the dozens of passengers on board saw it coming — they were too absorbed in their mobile devices, officials said on Wednesday.

TECH 23 Oct 2014 | 12:37 PM

Canadian MPs in lockdown tweet of terror fears, toilet line ups

Canadian lawmakers locked down inside parliament for up to 10 hours turned to Twitter to send messages to their friends and families letting them know they were safe albeit exhausted.

TECH 27 Oct 2014 | 11:06 AM

Two dead in US school shooting after online warnings

A US student who had issued chilling warnings on Twitter opened fire in a school cafeteria on Friday, killing at least one person and critically injuring three before taking his own life.

TECH 16 Dec 2014 | 2:06 PM

Sydney siege sparks 'I'll ride with you' campaign for worried Muslims

Hours after a self-styled sheikh and two of his hostages were killed in a gun battle in a Sydney café, inflaming anti-Muslim sentiment in Australia's biggest city, a social media movement showing solidarity with Australian Muslims was gathering steam.

TECH 17 Dec 2014 | 12:44 PM

Web Wanders: Choose to inspire

Susanna Khoo talks about what’s wise and unwise to do on social media, particularly when tragedy strikes.

TECH 18 Dec 2014 | 2:57 PM

Social media: The hostage that eluded Sydney siege gunman

One hostage the Sydney siege gunman failed to take this week was social media.

TECH 22 Dec 2014 | 10:35 AM

New York cop assassin telegraphed intentions on Instagram

Popular photo-sharing service Instagram took down the account of the man said to be behind the "assassination" of two New York City police officers, after the 28-year-old gunman's veiled threats and provocative messages went viral in the wake of the execution-style shootings.

TECH 30 Dec 2014 | 10:49 AM

Teen arrested for threatening cops on Twitter

A Texas teenager on suspicion of posting a photo on social media showing an air rifle that was accompanied by text that police saw as a threat of violence against Fort Worth officers, police said.

TECH 31 Dec 2014 | 12:18 PM

US police struggle to uncover threats on social media

US law enforcement agencies are a long way from being able to effectively track threats of the kind a gunman posted on Instagram before his execution-style murder of two New York City policemen two weeks ago.