'Do Not Track' privacy effort at crossroads
A movement by privacy activists to curb tracking of Internet users' browsing habits scored a major victory last month when Microsoft launched its new browser with "do not track" as the default, or automatic ...
Musicians blast bill to trim Pandora royalties
A group of 125 leading musicians is calling on the US Congress to kill a bill backed by online broadcaster Pandora that would slash royalties on Internet radio.
UK telecoms regulator studies possibility of 5G
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.
The next interface: Electrical fields, MGC3130, and your hand (w/ Video)
Researchers find way to boost WiFi performance 400-700 percent
As many WiFi users know, WiFi performance is often poor in areas where there are a lot of users, such as airports or coffee shops. But researchers at North Carolina State University have developed a new software program, ...
Researchers use 'digits' to change the channel
A team of inventors from across Europe have done away with traditional remotes and have developed a sensor about the size of a wrist watch which is able to track the 3D movement of the hand and allows the ...
Man arrested over British government cyber-attack
British police on Tuesday arrested a man over an alleged cyber-attack on the websites of Home Secretary Theresa May and her interior ministry.
Researchers ID 'smishing' vulnerability in Android
(Phys.org)—Mobile security researchers have identified a new vulnerability in popular Android platforms, including Gingerbread, Ice Cream Sandwich and Jelly Bean. The vulnerability has been confirmed by ...
China busts $11 bln online gambling ring
Chinese authorities have busted what is reportedly the country's biggest online gambling ring, which allegedly handled bets of more than 70 billion yuan ($11 billion), according to state media.
EU introduces new road safety rules
European roads should be safer from Thursday when a whole slew of new safety rules come into force, part of efforts to cut auto accident deaths by 50 percent by 2020.
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.