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Turkish mayor sues 600 of his Twitter critics

A Turkish politician has brought legal action against 600 different people who insulted him on Twitter. Ankara Mayor Melih Gökçek has tried responding to his critics directly on Twitter to no avail....

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Hacking prodigy "Cosmo the God" sentenced in juvenile court

The god is grounded. Cosmo the God, the youthful prodigy whose epic exploits with hacking crew, UGNazi, included the theft of hundreds of thousands of credit card details and attacks on Google,...

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Twitter pedophile targets Anonymous with child porn spam

Anonymous has gotten a lot of attention this year for its actions against online pedophiles, with OpPedoChat to take them off Twitter, OpLiberation to protect abused kids in abusive schools and homes,...

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@iam_shakespeare and the taming of the tweet

Twitter is steeped in literary history. In fact, Geoffrey Chaucer may have been the first to use the word “twitter.” But there  is no one who could squeeze more thought, meaning, and invective into...

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Mark Cuban would rather use Myspace than Facebook

Add Mark Cuban to the growing list of people unhappy with Facebook’s promoted post feature. The outspoken billionaire entrepreneur and owner of the Dallas Mavericks announced that he’s so fed up with...

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Why Rihanna's "seapunk" is about more than just dolphins

Rihanna’s performance on this week’s Saturday Night Live set everyone talking—and for once, it wasn’t about her singing or Chris Brown. Instead, the iconic performer joined rapper Azealia Banks in...

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Hamas called out for tweeting deceptive photo

With more than a dozen missiles fired in Gaza by Israel and Hamas over the past 24 hours, and casualties mounting on both sides, there is no definitive way to tell who is winning the latest battle to...

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Chinese Twitter user detained for joke

The human rights record of China’s seven newest leaders has gotten off to an inauspicious start, at least on the Internet. Twitter user @Stariver, whose real name is Zhao Xiaobin, has been detained...

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Egypt's president blocks Twitter critics after major decree

As Egypt President Mohamed Morsi issued a controversial decree Thursday, reports emerged that his Twitter account was blocking those who criticized him. Morsi declared that no one may challenge his...

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Toronto man charged with Twitter harassment

Police in Toronto, Canada, charged a man with harassment and breach of a peace bond after he allegedly sent abusive messages on Twitter. Gregory Alan Elliott, 52, was charged on Wednesday following a...

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Dot Dot Dot: When the Internet goes to war

Violence has once again flared up in Israel. There’s nothing new in that: Violence has been flaring in the holy land since, well, even before it became holy. What is new is that this war is being...

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Bar Refaeli outrages followers after calling for Middle East peace

Bar Refaeli is finding that her beauty is no shield from controversy. The Israeli-born model is catching flack for a tweet praying for peace and safety for both sides involved in the Gaza and Israeli...

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Saudi program allows men to track wives via text messages

A two-year old program to inform Saudi men when their dependents (including their wives) leave the country has suddenly become highly controversial—thanks largely to Twitter. In April, the Saudi...

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Azerbaijan's president blasts Armenia in Twitter rant

Tensions between Armenia and Azerbaijan have crossed over to Twitter. Azerbaijani President Ilham Aliyev took to the microblogging platform to post a rant against the neighboring country. The two...

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Republican lawmakers call for Twitter terrorist ban

Lawmakers have again set their sights on Twitter accounts run by terror groups following this month’s Gaza conflict. In September, seven House Republicans urged the FBI and its director, Robert...

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British politician sues 20 popular Twitter users for libel

About 20 popular Twitter users are being threatened with legal action for implicating a British politician in a sex abuse case. Lord Alistair McAlpine has already collected £185,000 (about $300,000)...

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FBI probing investment fraud on Facebook and Twitter

Wall Street traders should be on notice: the FBI is monitoring Twitter and Facebook for tips related to securities fraud. FBI agents April Brooks and David Chaves told Reuters that the next wave of...

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NBA star Drew Gooden gets fans to stuff jerseys in toilet

There isn’t much NBA fans wouldn’t do for free tickets, and Milwaukee Bucks forward Drew Gooden put this theory to the test. Before Monday night's game against the Chicago Bulls—the team Gooden played...

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Help Amanda Todd trend on Twitter for her 16th birthday

Today, November 27, would have been Amanda Todd’s 16th birthday. “This is the day you were so looking forward to,” wrote her mother, Carol, in a Facebook post she copied to Twitter. "You had even...

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Weird Wednesday: @glitchr_ turns tweets into visual art

Do not adjust your screen. The tweets you are about to see are supposed to look a little disconcerting. @glitchr_ makes clever use of Unicode, a computing standard for handling text, to turn tweets...

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