Just over a week after Hong Kong residents took to the streets demanding full democracy for the city, social media site Instagram has been blocked across mainland China, according to reports.
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Reddit has acquired third-party Reddit iOS app Alien Blue, with the community news sharing site also taking on the app's Australian software developer Jason Morrissey as part of the deal.
In a move designed to mitigate copyright challenges amid acquisition rumours, Twitch has implemented Audible Magic technology to silence unlicenced music on its videogame-streaming site.
Justin.tv, the live-streaming website that birthed online videogame streaming platform Twitch has shut down, just months after rumours emerged that YouTube was in talks to buy the gaming video site for a reported US$1 billion.
The Australian government's proposed legislation to establish a children's e-safety commissioner in a bid to help combat online bullying has passed the Senate.