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Supreme Court overturns Facebook threats conviction

In its first case addressing free speech on social media, the high court says a Pennsylvania man's violent postings about his ex-wife and others weren't enough to convict.

By June 1, 2015


US will use cyberattacks to defend against threats -- report

The Defense Department is expected to announce a modification to the nation's strategy that will result in the use of cyberattacks as a defense tactic.

By April 23, 2015


Twitter expands threats ban, may lock accounts in aim to limit abuse

Social network says previous policy on violent threats was "unduly narrow." Also, it will suspend accounts or force users to delete tweets if they engage in abusive behavior.

By April 21, 2015


Stephen Hawking says nomadic aliens might crush us

Technically Incorrect: The famed physicist says that simple math makes him believe there are aliens out there.

By September 30, 2015


Twitter founder, employees face new death threats from ISIS

A message allegedly posted on behalf of the terrorist group vows that "your virtual war on us will cause a real war on you."

By March 2, 2015


Boffins join Musk, Hawking in saying AI is threat to humanity

Technically Incorrect: Releasing a list of 12 threats to human civilization, academic researchers put artificial intelligence as an emerging and powerful risk.

By February 18, 2015


School suspends boy for alleged Hobbit Ring invisibility threats

Technically Incorrect: In Texas, they do not take kindly, it seems, to fantasy threats from 9-year-olds. In this case, Aiden Steward allegedly threatened another child that he could make them disappear with his One Ring.

By February 2, 2015


Teen arrested after alleged Facebook emoji threats

Technically Incorrect: A Brooklyn teen posts little emojis of guns pointing at little emojis of police officers. His lawyer says he didn't actually intend to act out the implication.

By January 25, 2015


Sony hack's invasion of privacy still grates on CEO

Nearly a year after a crippling hack, the studio's boss says he was distressed by how some people combed leaked emails for embarrassing information.

By October 6, 2015


Israeli military uses tech as its protective edge

As part of Road Trip 2015, CNET visits a handful of Israel Defense Forces bases to see an F-16I fighter jet, advanced missile defense systems and a pilot's helmet packed with wearable tech.

By September 24, 2015