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March 30, 2018

US to demand social media info from visa applicants

People seeking a US visa may soon be required to disclose their social media information so that five years’ worth of their online footprint can be scrutinised. It was previously reserved for...

'How we're fooled into oversharing on social media'

Hardly a day goes by without a story in the news about politicians, celebrities or ordinary members of the public revealing embarrassing or discrediting details about themselves and those around them online.On a smaller scale, we also see this happening a ...

Protestors in Venezuela and Ukraine organise through Zello app

From Kiev to Caracas, protestors are taking their indignation to a walkie-talkie app, but some may be running into government roadblocks.Zello allows smartphone users to send short voice messages from person to person or to a limited group of people. Some ...

Under fire Sochi sponsors 'writing Tweets for Olympic stars'

Between photos and insights about their Olympic experience in Russia, some Olympians are turning over their social media accounts to sponsors, agreeing to quotas of postings on Twitter and Facebook and letting other people send commercial messages in thei ...

College 'veil ban' outrage manufactured on Twitter

Those things which make the headlines are often far from the most important parts of a story. Indeed, in some instances the headline is a wilful distortion of the entire issue in question, writes James Bloodworth.In the age of internet news, this is inevit ...

'Today's pop star should just grow up'

Taylor Swift works within the well-worn cliché of phenomenon. At 23, the country music star turned global behemoth is a chart-conquering, CoverGirl-endorsing, one-woman cottage industry; a superstar so unavoidable that at times the Pennsylvania native seem ...

US to demand social media info from visa applicants

People seeking a US visa may soon be required to disclose their social media information so that five years’ worth of their online footprint can be scrutinised. It was previously reserved for people from terrorism-affected states.Diplomats and trave ...

Alarming trend: growth of crimes on social media

More than 16,000 criminal incidents on sites likeTwitter and Facebook, have been reported to police over the last year, according to new figures.Police have seen more people than ever coming forward to complain about abuse and harassment endured while usi ...