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Will the death threats against Obama force Twitter to get serious about...

When President Obama created a personal Twitter accountearlier this week, he set a world record with near lightning speed: @POTUS became the fastest account to reach 1 million followers, hitting that...

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How 1990s encryption backdoors put today's Internet in jeopardy

What happens when the government deliberately weakens and attacks encryption? In the midst of a renewed debate on American encryption laws, research released on Tuesday reveals two new cyberattacks...

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Trolls used promoted tweets to tell transgender people to kill themselves

"Trannies are living a delusion. You can help them escape their delusions by beating them senseless. Go out & start beating trannies now."This tweet was one of several that went out on Wednesday...

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Very savvy cloud company advertises its services with a lingerie-clad woman

You know what's not sexy? Cloud services. It's hard to score clients in the sprawling, cash-glutted hellworld of enterprise technology, which is bested in unsexiness only by SaaS...

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A high school student posted one last tweet before reportedly taking his own...

Reports are surfacing that a student took his own life in the parking lot of Robinson High School in Robinson, Texas, on Wednesday, and it appears that the student tweeted about it right before. The...

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These DJs made a music video with a cancer survivor they met on Twitter

Kirby Jamail has been a fan of the DJ duo the Jane Doze for four years now. When she was diagnosed with breast cancer in the fall of 2013, the fitness instructor from Houston, Texas listened to the...

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A New Hampshire mom has taken over Hillary Clinton's Twitter account

Former Secretary of State and current presidential candidate Hillary Clinton is catering to the early primary state of New Hampshire by letting a local woman take over her massively popular Twitter...

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What is this new social network Hillary Clinton just joined?

This week, President Obama got a Twitter account—eight years too late. Looking to avoid a similar gaffe, and to reinforce how well she understands today’s youth, 2016 contender Hillary Clinton instead...

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Teen pleads guilty to 23 offenses related to swatting and harassment

Last September, a man phoned the Phoenix, Az. police department claiming he’d shot his parents, that he had his sister hostage, and that he had explosives. Police stormed the home, arresting the man...

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3 easy ways to tell if a viral photo is bogus

A week ago, this stark image was circulating on Twitter: Many people posting it wrote that the photo was taken during the recent Nepal earthquakes, and that it depicts “a brother protecting his...

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Irish voters from around the world go #HomeToVote yes on same-sex marriage

In the United States, many can’t be bothered to drive a couple of miles to vote in an election. But in Ireland, when the issue is important enough, citizens are willing to travel halfway around the...

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Notorious troll Chuck C. Johnson suspended from Twitter after threatening a...

Controversy machine Chuck C. Johnson has apparently been banned from Twitter after tweeting about soliciting money for “taking out” political activist Deray McKesson. Johnson tweeted the following,...

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Bernie Sanders grumbling about social media is Peak Bernie Sanders

Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) is the most famous curmudgeon in the U.S. Congress and possibly in the entire American political system. So when the 2016 presidential candidate started talking about media...

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Kids are attempting to summon a demon named Charlie with two pencils

Back in my day, kids used as ouija board to make contact with the dead. Now, the youth of today are using two pencils and boxes that say "yes" and "no" to chat with the afterlife in the...

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#BeyonceAlwaysOnBeat proves there's no beat Bey can't get down to

Beyoncé fans are a devoted lot, and over the last few days, they’ve zeroed in on her choreography to create the ultimate mashup.  The hashtag #BeyonceAlwaysOnBeat is a collection of Bey dancing to...

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Twitter's livestreaming app Periscope finally comes to Android

Twitter-owned livestreaming service Periscope makes its debut on Android today, a few months after it launched on iOS.The app, available for Android 4.4 and up, once again follows in Meerkat's...

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Why porn stars are so much better than you on Twitter

This article contains sexually explicit material. With the possible exception of pro wrestlers, no other group of people is better on Twitter than the porn community. In fact, it’s pretty much the...

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Seismologist screens The Rock's 'San Andreas,' outlines all of its gross...

If you live in California, you’re very familiar with the looming threat of a major earthquake. The phrase “overdue” causes you to plunge your head into the sand and hope that an earthquake doesn’t...

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#IfThePatriotActExpires mocks government fear-mongering over surveillance

With major provisions of the surveillance-authorizing USA Patriot Act set to expire at midnight on Monday, anonymous government officials are using the New York Times to fear-monger about the impact...

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Magical new Chrome extension turns every 'Rand Paul' into 'Taco Bonerstink'

The 2016 race for the White House just got a needed dose of funny. Death and Taxes staff writer Joe Veix has created a browser extension called Name Swamp that hilariously replaces the names of all...

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