Facebook says it suspended Bernie Sanders groups because of a 'glitch'

A bug in Facebook’s anti-spam algorithm has been accidentally suspending groups on the social network, sparking anger from the groups’ founders and conspiracy theories from some of their followers.

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Iraq war architect Donald Rumsfeld releases video game

Donald Rumsfeld, the two-time US secretary of defence who presided over the invasions of Iraq and Afghanistan, has released a video game.

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Muslim professor blocked from online game because his name was on little-known US blacklist

Epic Games has apologised after mistakenly barring an American professor from playing its online game Paragon because someone who has the same name as him was on a US government blacklist.

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How Reddit took on its own repulsive users -- and won

Since 2006, the site insisted anything that wasn’t illegal should be tolerated. Under Ellen Pao’s brief leadership, all that changed

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Florida woman arrested for hit-and-run after her car calls police

A Florida woman has been arrested for a hit-and-run accident in Port St Lucie, after her car called the police to report the collision.

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SXSW considering 'all-day event on harassment' after pulling gaming panels

Festival has offered to reinstate one of the panels it cancelled after threats of violence and is reportedly considering an all-day event on the topic

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Cheating site Ashley Madison hacked as attackers demand total shutdown

Site’s hackers claim 37m personal records have been stolen from notorious dating site, with Cougar Life and Established Men also compromised

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Reddit revolts: Subforums shut down in protest over AMA co-ordinator sacking

Many of the biggest subreddits on social news site Reddit have shut down to protest against the sacking of a well-liked community co-ordinator.

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Elon Musk announces Hyperloop pod-race competition

Can you build a half-size, hypersonic passenger pod? If so, Elon Musk wants to hear from you

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Twitter blocks promoted tweets by notorious white supremacist

Twitter has banned promoted tweets that were being used to push white supremacist messages on the website. The tweets were sent and promoted through the company’s advertising tools by Andrew ‘weev’ Auernheimer, a former president of the trolling group known as the “Gay Nigger Association of America”.

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Google Maps hides an image of the Android robot pissing on Apple

Someone at Google is probably getting fired.

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Scientists create algorithm that 'identifies future trolls from just five posts'

It is possible to tell comment trolls apart from other users simply from looking at the way they write, researchers have found.

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'Copyleft' activists victorious as Elon Musk's SpaceX frees more than a hundred photos for reuse

Elon Musk’s private spaceflight company SpaceX has conceded to pressure to free its images, and released a batch of more than 100 photos under the “copyleft” Creative Commons license.

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'Walking Dead' creator Robert Kirkman aims to 'fix television'

Robert Kirkman, the creator of The Walking Dead, makes no secret of his ambition to “fix comics”. Now, as Kirkman’s realm grows to cover TV and films, so too does that ambition.

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Phishing scam targets routers that use default security settings

Californian information security firm Proofpoint uncovers attack on Brazilian internet users with generic router login details such as ‘admin’

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