Is Jayden K Smith coming to hack your Facebook?

Hackers friending you or your friends will not give them access to your computer.

A hoax message warning Facebook Messenger users not to accept friend requests from a "hacker" named Jayden K Smith has begun to circulate across the world, prompting confusion and an avalanche of memes.

How to safely search the deep web

Keeping yourself safe on the deep web largely means staying anonymous and not leaving traces behind.

The deep web and its inner recess, the dark web — those less well-trodden parts of the internet beyond the reach of Google and Bing — are not for the faint-hearted or untrained. With the right tools, however, there's little to fear and plenty to discover.

How Facebook moved from flop to supremacy

Facebook is the world's fifth-most-valuable company by market value.

This week is notable for IPO anniversaries. Jeff Bezos took Amazon public 20 years ago. And five years ago Thursday, Facebook shares started trading for the first time.

Apple hires NASA boffin

Augmented reality will be the next big thing, says Apple.

Apple has gone to space to find additional talent for its augmented reality efforts. The iPhone maker has hired Jeff Norris, a specialist in the new technology from the National Aeronautics and Space Administration, to help build future products, according to people familiar with the matter.

Facebook takes new steps to stop 'revenge porn'


Facebook is taking new steps to crack down on its network's "revenge porn" problem, including a new process that prevents users from reposting intimate images shared without the subject's consent.

Google's algorithm is lying to you

When asked about onions, Google can't tell the difference between the truth and an obvious falsehood. What else is it ...

A little under five years ago, I got angry about a piece of fake information, and I decided to do something about it. But now it's come back to haunt me.

Google unveils new troll-fighting tool

Google's new API, which can show whether 'the internet' thinks a comment is toxic, is still a work in progress.

The company has publicly released an artificial intelligence tool, called Perspective, that scans online content and rates how "toxic" it is based on ratings by thousands of people.