FCC Finally Lays Down The Law: Hotels Can't Block Wi-Fi 

The FCC released a blunt warning to hotels today: Stop blocking guests’ personal Wi-Fi connections.


Twitter Adds Video Support So You Can Watch Ads, Err, Message Friends

Twitter added two new services today to a) help people DM bomb lots of people at the same time and b) try to complement Vine with (slightly longer) in-app video support (read: ads).


This Twitter Bot Creates Beautifully Abstract Images Out Of Your Tweets

You should tweet Lowpoly Bot a picture. Because when you do, you’ll get a wonderfully abstracted version sent right back to you.


Lizard Squad Claims To Take Down Facebook, Instagram [Update: No They Didn't]

Overnight, reports circulated about Facebook and Instagram going dark. Now, Lizard Squad is claiming to have taken down a large handful of sites — albeit briefly.


A Massive Attack Against Facebook, Instagram Happened Last Night

Wondering why you can’t get onto Facebook, or Instagram, or another Web service? There’s a very good reason — a massive online attack is currently underway against servers in the United States.


Universities Stalk Your Facebook To See How They Should Hit You Up For Money

On the scale of “irritating” to “soul-boiling” telemarketers, university alumni fundraisers aren’t the worst. The way that school alumni relations offices decide which former students to contact, however, is a liiittle creepy. Universities are scouring former students’ Facebook and LinkedIn profiles to figure out who to hit up for cash, and using targets’ interests to make pitches as manipulative and persuasive as possible.


Yes, Australia's Cyber Army Is Hacking Terrorists

We already knew that Australia had a cyber army capable of running “computer network operations” — as broad a term as that is — but now we know that the Australian Signals Directorate’s hacker team is actively being used to fight other countries, online, in the dark corridors of the internet.


Cuba's Illegal, Porn-Free Underground Internet Is Thriving

In Old Havana’s last remaining internet cafe, an hour online costs about almost a quarter of an average monthly salary. But armed with some piecemeal networking equipment and rebellious sensibilities, some Cuban youths have taken connectivity into their own hands.


Have You Ever Been Catfished Or Impersonated Someone Online? 

Catfishing is what we call it when people lie about their identity online. It’s unsettling, and it happens often: Last week, I wrote about how the DEA catfished drug dealers on Facebook by impersonating a woman arrested on drug charges. Today, Jezebel covered a disturbing story about a woman named Ellie Flynn who realised some dirtbag in her social circle used her photos to create fake Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and dating site accounts to talk to strangers.