(By Caitlin Dewey) Facebook’s explosive study on user feelings and the newsfeed reads like something straight out of a bad sci-fi movie. There’s “emotional contagion.” Dire ethical qualms. The cold, thoughtless manipulation of hundreds of thousands of vulnerable humans by the oppressive Facebook machine.
It’s terrifying, right? Overwhelming? Confusing, even? But fortunately, rather than let you . . . → Read More: The creepy Facebook experiment
China will give a cyber security review to keep national security and protect public interest, the State Internet Information Office said on Thursday.
The review will target IT products, services and suppliers of information systems related to national security and public interest, according to a statment from the office.
. . . → Read More: All tech products in china to clear security review first
For 23 years, Mother’s Day was a holiday full of questions for Colette Brasseur. This Sunday will be different.
That’s because this year marks the first Mother’s Day since Brasseur reconnected with the daughter she gave up for adoption in 1991.
. . . → Read More: Facebook unites mother and daughter separated 23 years ago
Pakistan Telecommunications Company Limited (PTCL) has joined hands with DailyMotion to offer improved user experience to PTCL customers in Pakistan.
The joint venture will allow wide-range of entertainment content from Dailymotion and multi-screen viewing options for PTCL customers.
Dailymotion – one of the largest video and user generated content . . . → Read More: PTCL and Daily Motion to work together
WASHINGTON: A hacker who became an informant for the FBI directed hundreds of cyber attacks against the websites of foreign governments, including Brazil, Iran, Pakistan, Syria and Turkey, the New York Times reported Thursday.
It was unclear whether the FBI explicitly ordered the digital attacks, but court documents and interviews suggest “that the government may have . . . → Read More: Hacker-turned-FBI informant conducted cyberattacks on Pakistani, Irani, Syrian websites
In case you missed it, Twitter (TWTR) is having big problems as a public company.
They don’t have a problem with their core product. Its users seem to adore it. And it’s not a problem with making ad money from it. All indications are that that’s going swimmingly.
. . . → Read More: Will Facebook owned Instagram surpass Twitter?
BY ASHKAN SOLTANI AND TIMOTHY B. LEE
The woman was shocked when she received two nude photos of herself by e-mail. The photos had been taken over a period of several months — without her knowledge — by the built-in camera on her laptop.
Fortunately, the FBI was able to identify a suspect: her high . . . → Read More: Your laptop is watching you
A new arrangement with the management of Google/YouTube has brightened the chance of YouTube being unblocked in Pakistan.
If certain conditions of the Google management are met, YouTube will be accessible as YouTube.com.pk, a local search engine.
. . . → Read More: Google may localise YouTube for Pakistani Users