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Teen falls to his death while taking an extreme selfie, report says

Technically Incorrect: In Russia, a so-called daredevil teen tries to take a picture while hanging from a rope off the side of a building. The rope snaps.

By October 5, 2015


Facebook dealt privacy blow as US-Europe data-sharing pact declared illegal

A ruling by Europe's highest court puts the social network and thousands of other companies in a tough spot over how they handle user data.

By October 6, 2015


Data breach hits roughly 15M T-Mobile customers, applicants

A hack of Experian, the company that handles credit checks for the wireless carrier, results in the loss of T-Mobile customers' Social Security numbers, birth dates and names.

By October 1, 2015


India's Modi, in Facebook talk, pushes Internet as key way to govern

In a question-and-answer session at Facebook's headquarters, Indian prime minister discusses governing through social media and expanding Internet access.

By September 27, 2015


South Korea's government hit with 114,000 cyberattacks in 5 years

Almost none of the attacks showed a North Korean IP address, although it's not difficult for hackers to hide their origin.

By September 20, 2015


Indian government accuses Google of unfair and uncompetitive practices

India's business watchdog has filed a report that calls the legitimacy of Google's search results into question, raising similar complaints to the US' FTC and European Union's EC in years past.

By August 31, 2015


​FAA seeks $1.9M fine against drone photography company

The US Federal Aviation Administration, which just missed a deadline to set rules governing commercial use of unmanned aircraft, says a company that's used drones for 27 years has violated its regulations.

By October 7, 2015


Over 800 porn sites banned in India following government crackdown

According to reports, the Indian government is blocking access to the pornographic sites, though actually stopping Indians from accessing pornography may prove impossible.

By August 3, 2015


Russian government issues guide to avoiding hazardous selfies

Technically Incorrect: It may seem like common sense not to stray too near an approaching train while taking a selfie. Sadly, this doesn't appear to be the case.

By July 7, 2015


Why this government data breach is worse than other hacks

The latest cyberattack on the US federal government goes deeper than a typical hack. Also: Samsung may unveil the next Galaxy Note sooner than usual, and clues point to new iPods next week.

By July 10, 2015