How to keep prying eyes away from your online life
Encryption was once the province of the paranoid. But no more.
Facebook accepts blame for brief outage (Update)
Facebook took the blame Thursday for a brief outage that resulted in a flood of comments—chiefly on rival social network Twitter.
Line app urges password changes as Japan probes hacking (Update)
Smartphone messenger application Line, which has hundreds of millions of users across Asia, was urging people to change their passwords Thursday as Japanese police investigated the hacking of hundreds of ...
Amazon Appstore opens to BlackBerry users
Canadian smartphone maker BlackBerry announced Wednesday a deal with Amazon giving its users access to more than 240,000 software applications from the online retailer's Appstore.
BlackBerry announces new messaging security
Canadian smartphone maker BlackBerry announced Monday the release of new "enhanced security" for its popular BBM messaging, aiming to win back corporate users with high security needs such as banks.
Facebook offers users control on ads viewed (Update)
Facebook said Thursday it would begin allowing users more information about the ads delivered to them, and to block marketing messages they don't want to see.
Content kingmaker—quality or webpage position?
In today's Information Age, it's easy get overwhelmed by online content. On YouTube alone, over 100 hours worth of video is uploaded every minute. Showcasing the most interesting content allows providers ...
Humanitarian liking on Facebook
"Liking" a page on the social networking site Facebook is a new form of civic engagement and humanitarian support, so concludes research published in the International Journal of Web Based Communities. According to the pa ...
How Apple's new iCloud pricing compares to rivals
When it comes to cloud services, Apple has been lagging behind its rivals for quite a while, but this week, the tech titan took some steps to play catch-up.
Tech firms mark Snowden leaks with new campaign
Some of the largest technology firms and activists marked the anniversary of Edward Snowden's leaks on Thursday with new efforts to thwart online snooping and boost privacy.
Media users contribute to the design of business models
When Facebook took over the mobile messaging service "What's App" early this year, numerous users changed to its competitors. Did the providers expect consequences of this dimension? Tilo Grenz from the Chair ...
Electromobility as privacy hazard
Consumers who charge an electric vehicle on a regular basis may leave a data trail. With each charging process, the system saves when and where it took place and which customer paid for it – a privacy risk, says Tilman ...
Global internet 'capacity crunch' to be tackled by international project
A £1.5m international communications project led by Aston University will tackle the growing worldwide internet 'capacity crunch' and reduce our network energy consumption.