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How Israel and Hamas weaponized social media

More militaries and armed groups are using social media as a weapon of war -- but when ground skirmishes are mirrored by cyber-social battles, managing the message can get messy.

By January 13, 2014


Award-winning photo isn't a fake, say specialists

Specialists tapped by World Press Photo debunk an analysis that concluded that Paul Hansen's photo of children killed in Gaza was a composite of multiple images.

By May 14, 2013


Android's big secret, phone contracts reborn in Podcast 335

We discover Android's secret past and a new dawn for phone contracts, as well as Google Glass, Facebook Home and much more.

By April 18, 2013


Manning confesses: I leaked to WikiLeaks to 'spark a debate'

Army soldier admits to being WikiLeaks' source for confidential government files and says he hoped leak "might cause society to reconsider" the U.S. government's antiterrorism efforts.

By February 28, 2013


Hacker turns in soldier in Iraq airstrike video leak

While sympathetic, former "homeless hacker" Adrian Lamo says the Army intelligence analyst who confided in him crossed the line by exposing compromising data on U.S. foreign policy.

By June 7, 2010


Bing uses Facebook data to personalise your search

Bing has taken Facebook integration to a whole new level in its search results, a laser-targeted airstrike on Google's +1 social search initiative.

By May 18, 2011


Manning hit with 22 additional criminal charges

Army private who allegedly supplied WikiLeaks with classified documents is facing 22 additional criminal charges that include a possible death penalty, the U.S. military says today.

By March 2, 2011


WikiLeaks, Assange feel the heat (roundup)

Whistle-blower site faces heavy criticism and repercussions for publishing extensive details of U.S. military and diplomatic activity. Editor Julian Assange, meanwhile, confronts his own challenges in court.

By February 24, 2011


Israel brings Gaza airstrikes to the Web

The IDF has created its own YouTube channel carrying videos of its air assault against Hamas militants, and is using Twitter to spread its message.

By January 3, 2009


WikiLeaks has U.S. scrambling to plug holes

The idea that a lowly Army private sent WikiLeaks about 750,000 confidential files has the feds scrambling for fixes--and answers.

By November 30, 2010