A judge sent a New Zealand man to jail for threatening his ex-partner through the use of emoji in a message.
Emoji add a sense of fun and nuance to digital communications. But where does the law stand when they're used to suggest violence or threats?
Scholars have ideas about how to help solve our password problems.
A roundup of research into what makes passwords secure, and options for new standards of login authentication.
An alternate choice for unlocking a smartphone.
Lydia Kraus et al., 'On the Use of Emojis in Mobile Authentication,' 2017.
Useful for expressing moods, emotions and nuances in messages, emojis could have another use: as your next smartphone password.
Which emoji captures how you’re feeling today?
Emoji provide a living language that is representative and inclusive in ways that words can't always be. Just be careful if you use the eggplant or peach emoji.
Emoticons reveal subtle clues about your personality – but how do others interpret them?
How long should you keep a Belgian flag Facebook profile pic after a terrorist attack?
The Oxford Dictionaries' word of the year is causing a bit of a stir – probably because it's not a word at all.
Emoji wave scene.
Can emojis be used to tell stories, and if so what kinds of stories can we use them to tell? The National Young Writer's Festival, which opens today, aims to find out.
Hollywood is in the process of developing a feature length Emoji movie. So what might the plot look like?
Better said with an emoji?
Emojis are mainly used to enhance the meaning of words in texts – they won't replace them altogether.
I live in the city of Hershey, otherwise known as “the sweetest place on Earth” (registered trademark). I’m surrounded by references to chocolate everyday – from the smell of it in the air to Kiss-shaped…