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India arrests man over pro-IS tweets

India arrests man over pro-IS tweets

A man suspected of running an influential Twitter account promoting Islamic State (IS) has been arrested in southern India, police say. The man, a 24-year-old working in Bangalore, was named as Mehdi Masroor Biswas. It comes after the British network Channel Four said reported it had identified the man running the account. The @ShamiWitness account, which...

Facebook, Twitter data do not reveal true human behaviour

Facebook, Twitter data do not reveal true human behaviour

Using social media such as Twitter and Facebook to gather data on human behaviour may be fraught with biases, scientists say. Behavioural scientists use social media to quickly and cheaply gather huge amounts of data about what people are thinking and doing but researchers at Carnegie Mellon University in the US and McGill University...

US sailors victims of videotaped attack in Istanbul

US sailors victims of videotaped attack in Istanbul

Three US sailors were assaulted on Wednesday by about 20 people on the streets of Istanbul, Turkey, and the assault was videotaped and then posted on the internet, the Navy said. The American embassy said the videotaped assault on the sailors was "appalling," reports ABC News. (1/4)The video showing an assault on three visiting American...

Ansarullah team runs 117 web pages for jihad

As internet has been one of the main tools of communication, Islamist outfit Ansarullah Bangla Team (ABT) is spreading the doctrine of jihad through 117 web pages including on Facebook, Twitter, and blogs, detectives said yesterday, after arrest of the pages' administrator. The group is disseminating not only militant ideology by uploading provocative contents but also running anti-state and anti-government propaganda on the platforms, they said. The Detective Branch of Dhaka Metropolitan Police arrested the pages' administrator, Mohammad Morshed Alam alias...

Monica Lewinsky: I was in love with Bill Clinton

Monica Lewinsky: I was in love with Bill Clinton

Monica Lewinsky has said she "fell in love" with Bill Clinton during a tearful speech describing the pain of being made into a figure of global humiliation. In her first ever public address, the 41-year-old said she wanted "to give purpose to my past" by campaigning against a toxic internet culture that relentlessly hounds individuals in the news. She described herself as "the first person to have [had] their reputation completely destroyed worldwide via the internet" and spoke about her part in the affair that nearly ended Clinton's presidency. "I fell in love with my boss...

Twitter sues US govt over data-request disclosures

Twitter sues US govt over data-request disclosures

Twitter wants you to know that it is serious about data request transparency, and that is a darn fine good thing. The social company is suing the government for the right to share, in more granular detail, the requests for user data that state makes. The United States government would like such data to...

Digital medium: the new channel for advertising

Digital medium: the new channel for advertising

Digital medium which includes social media and mobile phones has emerged as a more effective marketing platform for products than the traditional promotional activities. Consumers' behaviour is changing gradually with the influence of social media like Facebook, YouTube and Twitter and the uses of smartphones, marketing of products and services delivered through them reach...

Woman tracks owner of photo found at ground zero on 9/11 after 13 years

Woman tracks owner of photo found at ground zero on 9/11 after 13 years

Every year on #911 I post this photo hoping 2 return 2 owner. Found at #groundzero #WTC in 2001. Pls RT pic.twitter.com/mZ9LdQqE7x — E. Stringer Keefe (@ProfKeefe) September 12, 2014 A Massachusetts woman has reportedly found the owner of a wedding photo that was in the rubble of the World Trade Center on 9/11, after...

Questions people still have about iPhone 6

Questions people still have about iPhone 6

While most of the questions about the iPhone 6 were answered at the Apple event, there are still a few confused potential owners out there. Utilising the hashtag #iPhone6questions, these users are asking the tough questions, the curveballs, ones Apple really needs to address, reports technology-based news site Mashable. They compiled some of the “hard-hitting”...

Twitter introduces Bangla writing features

Twitter introduces Bangla writing features

Bangla speaking people now can write in Bangla on Twitter as the microblogging social media site has recently introduced features allowing users to write in the language. The twitter has also added the features for the languages of the following countries: Vietnam, Czech Republic, Romania, and Ukraine, reports Bangla daily the Prothom Alo. The popular...

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