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Twitter's diversity failings are a symptom of Silicon Valley's ills

In September, former Twitter engineering manager Leslie Miley approached his colleagues with the idea for a position dedicated exclusively to diversity in engineering, and he wanted to be the one to...

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Someone posted every page of the Fat Jew's new book

Twitter user @updog7 gave the Fat Jew a taste of his own medicine Thursday by tweeting a photo of every single page of his new book. The Fat Jew, whose real name is Josh Ostrovsky, has made a lot of...

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Tony the Tiger gets harassed by furries all the time on Twitter

As we've seen over and over again, women tend to face more harassment on Twitter and other social media outlets than their male counterparts. But there are very few anecdotes of the pestering that...

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The best software for beating Internet censorship

Humankind's most advanced censorship regime, China’s Great Firewall, is more powerful than ever. In 2015, the country’s crackdown on Internet freedoms reached unprecedented size and intensity,...

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Hillary Clinton campaign becomes the butt of a joke on Twitter

Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton's presidential campaign retweeted an NBC News story about how much pizza her team has been eating. But if you look at her campaign's tweet on a mobile device,...

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Adele's team has a system for ensuring she doesn't drunk-tweet

We might finally have an explanation for the flip phone in Adele's "Hello" music video. Apparently, one too many drunk tweets from the singer convinced her team to revoke her tweeting rights. She...

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British cop expertly catches swan that landed on a highway

An officer in Norwich, England, must have known the Hot Fuzzcomparisons were right around the corner when he rescued this swan who wandered onto the A47. The officer in question seems to get the swan...

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Lucasfilm debuts a new 'The Force Awakens' ad with a Lupita Nyong'o voiceover

J.J. Abramsconfirmed last month that we'd already seen the final Star Wars trailer. That turned out to be a half-truth at best after Disney posted a Japanese trailer last week, and now it's time for...

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Who won Tuesday's GOP debate?

While the pundits wade through the murky politics to find a winner, the instant data is crystal clear: Ben Carson had the biggest online boost from Tuesday night's GOP debate. Google's real-time...

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The Internet picked an unlikely winner of Tuesday's GOP debate

On Tuesday, a dozen Republican presidential hopefuls gathered in Milwaukee where an unexpected figure emerged as the focal point of online conversation. Of the candidates seeking the 2016 GOP...

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Blacks and Hispanics are most optimistic about social media's political impact

African-Americans and Hispanics are significantly more comfortable with how social media is changing American politics than white people are, according to a new survey.In a Yahoo News survey of 5,188...

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Russia demands Twitter, Facebook store user data inside the country

More than two months ago, Russia passed a law that required technology companies to keep whatever data it collected on Russian citizens to be stored on servers embedded inside its country. Even though...

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Why women keep tweeting about their periods to politicians

There are many ways to get a politician's attention: protests, donations, boycotts. And now a new (crimson) wave of activism has women using social media to shame politicians who attempt to limit...

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Nintendo will add beloved Final Fantasy character to Super Smash Bros.

A new character is coming to Super Smash Bros. for Wii U and 3DS. At a Nintendo Direct presentation earlier today, the company revealed that Cloud from Final Fantasy VII would feature in the hit...

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Neil deGrasse Tyson has the best responses to haters of his sci-fi movie...

Astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson is probably best known for having unpopular opinions about popular science. Whether it's the movie Gravityor the globe in The Daily Show's opening credits, America's...

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Paris attacks crash Periscope, test Twitter Moments

Twitter connects the world, so when something as tragic as the apparent terror attacks takes place, keeping people up to date as events unfold is crucial. Periscope, Twitter's livestreaming video...

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Twitter is testing emoji reactions, just like Facebook

Twitter caused an Internet uproar when it replaced the star icon with a heart. Now the social platform appears to be testing other ways to allow users to react to tweets.Twitter user @_Ninji, a...

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Ghost Security: The real hackers waging war on ISIS after the Paris attacks

You've heard about Anonymous declaring “war on ISIS.” But the group who's really battling the Islamic State in the wake of Friday night's attacks on Paris isn't using Guy Fawkes masks, and they've...

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Anonymous says it's helped kick 5,500 ISIS Twitter accounts offline

Hacktivists operating under the Anonymous banner say they’ve gotten more than 5,000 Twitter accounts affiliated with the Islamic State knocked off the site since Friday. Anonymous's anti-ISIS campaign...

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ISIS threatens Paris, Rome, U.S. in new video

With the Islamic State's propaganda channels facing unprecedented challenges, the group is still producing videos and distributing them on Twitter, Telegram, and the Dark Net. In a new video released...

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