Uninvited access to security camera systems pinned down
'Up-Goer Five' text editor restricts writers to 1000 most commonly used words
Chemists set up web site to crowd source chemical reaction validation
Human role in climate change now virtually certain, leaked IPCC report says
A leaked draft report by the world's top climate scientists has found that is virtually certain that humans are causing climate change but parts of it have been wildly misinterpreted by climate change deniers, ...
Suit filed in US over Twitter feed in test case
A former blogger for a US mobile phone news site is being sued by his erstwhile employer over ownership of his Twitter feed in a social media test case for the Internet age.
Bloggers' word choice bares their personality traits, study finds
(PhysOrg.com) -- Words convey meaning, but our choice of specific words also conveys details about our personalities, new research confirms. For example, extraverts are likely to use the word "mouth" frequently, and "open" ...
Apple maps disaster may solve China-Japan islands row
Apple's new iPhone 5 may have been criticised for its glitch-ridden new maps program, but it may have inadvertently provided a diplomatic solution to China and Japan's ongoing row over disputed islands.
Facebook-Google rivalry intensifies with PR fiasco (Update)
The intense rivalry between Facebook and Google just got juicier as characters behind the latest Silicon Valley drama evoked chatter of smear campaigns, secrecy and even Richard Nixon. It took the once-secret ...
NJ court: No shield law for message board posters (Update)
(AP) -- People who post to online message boards don't have the same protections as mainstream journalists when it comes to keeping their sources secret, the New Jersey Supreme Court ruled Tuesday.
EBay expands same-day delivery to more cities
EBay is expanding its same-day delivery service to more locations and letting buyers and sellers create "collections" of products available on its site as it moves beyond its roots as an online auctioneer.
Microsoft stops probing Hotmail to plug leaks (Update)
Microsoft has scrapped a policy which allowed it to peek at Hotmail messages to plug leaks or investigate intellectual property theft.
FTC: Bloggers, testimonials need better disclosure (Update 2)
(AP) -- The Federal Trade Commission on Monday took steps to make product information and online reviews more accurate for consumers, regulating blogging for the first time and mandating that testimonials reflect typical ...
Google introduces new commenting tool 'Sidewiki'
Google unveiled a new tool on Wednesday which allows notes and comments to be posted alongside Web pages for others to read.
Startup rates people's online clout
A pair of French entrepreneurs has come up with a way to identify people whose Internet comments carry weight.