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Kakao co-founder steps down after messenger app fails to police pornography

Co-founder and former CEO of Kakao, developer of South Korea's most popular messenging app, will be leaving the company on Saturday.

By November 12, 2015


China to scrub its Internet of songs deemed offensive

The People's Republic takes aim at music, ordering streaming companies to examine songs before they're posted to ensure they're not violent, overly sexual or inappropriate under government rules.

By November 10, 2015


New iOS malware tricks its way onto iPhones in China and Taiwan

The malicious software, called YiSpecter, hijacks apps and the Safari browser to show full-page ads. It fools users into installing it by claiming to circumvent China's Web censorship.

By October 5, 2015


Thailand aims to build its own Great Firewall of Internet censorship

The Thai government has ordered relevant ministries to set up a single gateway Internet, which will allow it to closely monitor online content that comes into the country.

By September 24, 2015


Police capture drones carrying pot, guns and, um, porn DVDs to jail

Technically Incorrect: In Maryland, law enforcement arrests two men who were allegedly planning to drop all sorts of contraband into jails.

By August 24, 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


India relents on Internet porn ban

A fierce public backlash to a ban by the government of India on 857 porn sites has led to a reversal of the decision, with sites containing child sexual abuse still outlawed.

By August 17, 2015


Internet mauls dentist accused of illegal kill of popular lion

Technically Incorrect: Walter Palmer, a dentist in Minnesota, has his Yelp entry attacked by those not fond of his allegedly illegal killing of Cecil the lion in Zimbabwe.

By July 28, 2015


After user revolt, Ellen Pao is out as Reddit interim CEO

Pao, a polarizing figure in Silicon Valley after a high-profile gender discrimination suit, stepped down as the leader of the popular social-networking and news site after hundreds of thousands called for her to resign.

By July 10, 2015


Computers contain filth, are bad for the soul, the pope says

Technically Incorrect: In his latest comments about technology, Pope Francis is scathing about what technology is doing to mankind.

By June 9, 2015