When he stopped talking to her, the cyber charlatan told him—via other fake accounts of her "friends"—that she'd intentionally overdosed on heroin.
If teachers suspect cyberbullying, they can force students to give up their social media passwords under a new state law.
Prosecuting digital crimes is getting much more like prosecuting any other criminal enterprise.
Hsieh would often disappear for days at a time inside an internet cafe in Kaohsiung, the second-largest city in Taiwan, to binge on computer games. But on January 8, after playing for three days straight, he collapsed and died of a cardiac arrest.
There hasn't been a truly great Sonic game for ages, and 2014's Sonic Boom: Rise of Lyric was a nadir that the Sega mascot might never recover from.
Could this be the end of the annual flu shot?
If you want a vision of the future, imagine a boot stamping on a human face, then someone making a Vine of that and sharing it—forever.
The remains of dozens of men and women have been fired into space over the last 20 years.
Last year saw a ton of hilarious games, but humor is often a barrier developers can't seem to clear.
The corporate term "TV Everywhere" sums up what's happening in 2015. It's like the truck carrying all the TV got jackknifed on the highway and all the TV spilled out.
The letters sometimes contain misinformation and threaten legal action that will probably never occur.
Someone wrote a 600-page, two-volume epic about how to get rid of the homeless in SimCity.
David Cameron wants to crack down on encrypted messaging services such as WhatsApp and Snapchat. Britain responded with its boobs, dicks, and balls.
Watching grown adults—often blindfolded—rush through my favorite computer games is a thrill like no other.
This 40-inch retractable and bendable rod allows users to capture their ass on camera with little physical effort, combining Americans' twin loves of laziness and narcissism.
Will we be living in virtual worlds by the end of 2015, or still booting up our Xbox 360? A little from column A, a little from column B.
In the documentary Deep Lab, premiering today on Motherboard, a group of women hackers, artists, and theorists try to answer what about the internet isn't working anymore.
The attack came just as President Barack Obama was delivering a speech on cybersecurity.
The new destination for illicit drugs and fake IDs may be found on a lesser-known anonymity service called I2P.
Few details have been made public, but a judge says using a legal, encrypted email service raises suspicion.
Last week at a dinner party in Melbourne, I met two former strangers brought together by a website and a genetic similarity found in their saliva.
Fire up CrossCountry Canada and start delivering potash from Saskatoon to Winnipeg in the most subdued and frustrating manner possible!
Anyone who's suffered the indignity of restoring data after a brush with malware knows that computer viruses suck. But whatever you've encountered, it's probably not as bad as Thunderstrike.
Global warming offers us proof that humans can haphazardly toggle the planet's thermostat. Might it be possible that we could harness technology to toggle it back?