There’s a board that chooses the world’s emojis and on it, alongside multinational firms like IBM, Google and Microsoft, sits the country of Oman. The small Gulf kingdom says it wants a say in how the Arabic Language is represented online.
When the State Department’s human rights chief saw the president of Burundi was following him on Twitter, he deemed it an opportunity to try something new.
Reports that Google would start redirecting the search results of would-be jihadis are incorrect, said a spokesman for the company.
BuzzFeed News takes a look at how and why Facebook’s “Free Basics” offering is being used by cell phone owners around the globe.
A new study released by the Nuclear Threat Initiative showed that more than a quarter of countries with weapons-grade nuclear materials were not prepared to protect themselves from a cyberattack.
Over the last six weeks, Egyptian officials have arrested at least five individuals for creating Facebook pages which call for revolution.
Only two months after it launched, one of Facebook’s flagship programs for free internet was abruptly canceled. Egyptian officials say was a licensing issue, but others say it was part of a widening crackdown by Egyptian authorities.
“It’s the major scenario we’ve all been concerned about for so long.”
Saudi and Iranian hackers are already launching small-scale cyberattacks on each other, but both countries have the ability to do more.
Suspicion that Russia is to blame is running high.
“We didn’t want to be hyperbolic. We wanted to be realistic. For the developing world, on average, 4 to 5% of visitors will simply be cut off.”
Politicians and policy groups in Israel tell BuzzFeed News that despite Trump’s announcement that he will visit Israel by the end of the month, few meetings have been confirmed with the Trump campaign.
“There’s a shooting going on outside. Don’t tell mom.”
As police combed through the RV of Robert Lewis Dear for clues as to why he had allegedly killed three and injured nine at a Planned Parenthood in Colorado Springs, neighbors reflected on a normal but quiet man who kept to himself.
Robert L. Dear, 57, was arrested by police following a shooting at the Colorado Springs clinic where three people, including a police officer, were killed. BuzzFeed News reporter Sheera Frankel is reporting from Colorado Springs.
Cyberkov, a private cybersecurity firm based in Kuwait, said it was shocked to find a guide it created to help activists in the Arab world cited as a secret ISIS guide to cybersecurity.
Telegram, a privacy-centric messaging app has come under attack for allowing ISIS channels to openly broadcast. Now, its founder and CEO Pavel Durov says France’s policies are to blame for the ISIS attacks.
Congressman Joe Barton said ISIS sites “pop up like weeds” and need to be removed by authorities.
But the larger problem, according to intelligence officials, is what happens when ISIS stops using technology at all.
Israelis and Palestinians load up on guns and pepper spray as acts of violence continue to spiral.