Pakistani cyberstalker who blackmailed 200 women gets 24 years in jail

An anti-terrorism court in Pakistan has sentenced a cyberstalker to 24 years in jail for blackmailing 200 lady doctors and nurses through their social media accounts – the maximum punishment awarded to a convict in the offence related to social media crimes in the country’s history. Continue Reading

Apple’s warning throws Wall Street off balance

Apple’s shares sank 8.5 per cent before the opening bell after the company slashed its holiday-quarter revenue forecast on slowing iPhone sales in China, the first major warning with the US earnings season around the corner. Continue Reading

‘Volcano’ tsunami kills 168 in Indonesia, over 500 injured

“The total number of people who have died is 168 people, 745 were injured and 30 people are missing,” Indonesia’s national disaster agency spokesman Sutopo Purwo Nugroho said. Continue Reading

Data scandals: The undoing of social media major Facebook?

Last night, word about yet another issue with data privacy came out, where Facebook had allegedly given technology companies like Microsoft, Netflix and Spotify special access to user’s data. Continue Reading

Ranil Wickremesinghe sworn in as Lankan PM again

President Maithripala Sirisena sacked Wickremesinghe on 26 October and appointed Rajapaksa in his place in a controversial move that plunged the island nation into a constitutional crisis. Continue Reading