SKorean presidential hopeful vows freer Internet (Update)
(AP)—A South Korean presidential candidate has promised to get rid of encryption technology that has tied South Korean Internet users to a single web browser—Microsoft's Internet Explorer —for online financial transactions.
Google offers free Internet to S.African mobile users
Google said on Wednesday it has entered into a deal with South Africa's giant telecoms operator Telkom to offer free Internet access to mobile phone subscribers that cannot afford data costs.
Britain gets first 4G mobile services
Britain's first super-fast 4G mobile Internet service was launched in 11 cities on Tuesday, allowing the kingdom to catch up with the global roll-out.
Microsoft goes mobile with Windows 8, new tablet
Microsoft took a big step into mobile Thursday, unveiling a revamped version of its flagship Windows system and offering a closer look at Surface, its entry into the hot tablet market.
Taiwan temple to launch 'divine advice' app
A temple in southern Taiwan is to launch a smartphone app that allows the faithful to seek advice from the heavens while on the move, reports said Saturday.
Sony redo of PlayStation Store links games, movies
(AP)—Sony Corp. is revamping its PlayStation Store as it prepares a common storefront across devices from its game console to its Web-connected TVs, Blu-ray players and phones.
EU data bodies tell Google to fix privacy rules or face fine (Update)
Swedish government to crack down on hackers
The Swedish government said on Thursday it planned to crack down on hackers, at a time when the sex assault allegations against WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange has made the country a target of repeated cyber ...
UN says world has 6 billion cell phone subscribers
The world now has nearly as many cell phone subscriptions as inhabitants.
Twitter says its ads pay off for candidates
Twitter released a study Wednesday showing its paid messages pay off for political candidates, not only in garnering attention but in driving campaign contributions.
An operating system in the cloud
Computer users are familiar to different degrees with the operating system that gets their machines up and running, whether that is the Microsoft Windows, Apple Mac, Linux, ChromeOS or other operating system. The OS handles ...
US orders $163 mn fine for 'scareware'
A US federal court has ordered a $163 million fine against the operators of a "scareware" scheme which tricked computer users into thinking they were infected, and then sold them a "fix," officials said Tuesday.
French watchdog says Facebook did not violate privacy
France's data watchdog said Tuesday that Facebook users' privacy had not been breached, a week after summoning officials from the social networking site over rumours that private messages were being posted ...
Strict anti-piracy laws come into force in Japan
Controversial laws punishing Internet users who download pirated files with fines or jail terms came into force in Japan on Monday.