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Technology 05 Mar 2012 | 12:00 AM Premium

Tornado victims flock to Facebook for helping hand

b>LOS ANGELES:/bResidents of the storm-ravaged communities in the Midwest are reaching out to each other, neighbour to neighbour, through social media sites to coordinate disaster relief and share information.

TECH 08 May 2014 | 3:37 PM Premium

US drone ban infringes press freedom: news groups

Sixteen major US news organisations came together Tuesday to accuse the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) of curtailing freedom of the press by restricting the use of drones.

TECH 28 Apr 2015 | 11:30 AM Premium

Google, Facebook join Red Cross to find thousands missing after Nepal quake

German development worker Caroline Siebald and her boyfriend Charles Gertler, an American glaciologist, were on a rafting trip in Nepal when the earthquake struck and initially panicked about how to let their families know they were safe.

TECH 16 Nov 2015 | 10:31 AM Premium

Relatives search for missing, grief pours out on social media after Paris attacks

Scores of appeals for missing people circulated on Twitter and green "I am safe" ticks appeared on Facebook profiles of many Parisians on Saturday, as an outpouring of shock and grief over Friday's deadly assault dominated social media.

TECH 26 Feb 2017 | 1:00 AM Premium

US teenager creates smartphone app that helps locate missing people

Sara Du started her coding career two years ago, after reading news articles about kids much younger than her creating smartphone apps.

TECH 24 May 2017 | 11:30 PM Premium

Social media trolls spread rumours

As word of the deadly terror attack in Manchester spread and police frantically tried to gather information about the explosion, online trolls were hard at work spreading disinformation about the nature of the threat and the whereabouts of children displaced by the bombing.

TECH 15 Jul 2017 | 7:00 AM Premium

In an age of streaming, do video rental stores have a future?

Video stores are fighting for survival in the digital age of online streaming. Should we just say goodbye to this form of accessing visual content?

TECH 03 Oct 2017 | 11:18 AM Premium

Google, Facebook and Twitter put out fake news on Las Vegas massacre

If the bloody massacre in Las Vegas was a test of the ability of Google, Facebook and Twitter to stop fake news, all three failed miserably.

TECH 13 Jan 2018 | 6:00 AM Premium

Like if you agree: Facebook now punishing engagement bait posts

Facebook is now going after some of the most annoying clickbait posts that push users towards sharing or commenting.

TECH 06 Jun 2018 | 12:30 AM Premium

Big Tech firms march to the beat of Pentagon, CIA despite dissension

A funny thing has happened to Google and Amazon on their path toward high-tech success: They have become crucial cogs in the US national security establishment.