Online dating service admits to fake profiles
A British-based online dating service admitted to US regulators Wednesday that it created fake, computer-generated profiles to lure users into upgraded memberships.
Study reveals how much people understand Internet
The Internet generation doesn't actually know much about how it works.
Tweet much to gain popularity is an inefficient strategy
The imbalanced structure of Twitter, where some users have many followers and the large majority barely has several dozen followers, means that messages from the more influential have much more impact. Less ...
Casting light on the Internet's shadows (and shadowing)
The specter of a faceless system collecting data from Web users and compiling personal profiles has raised alarms among privacy advocates worldwide. Arvind Narayanan, an assistant professor of computer science at Princeton ...
Softbank ready to splash $10B on India investments (Update)
Japanese telecommunications company Softbank Corp. said Tuesday it bought stakes in two Indian technology companies and could splash $10 billion on investments in the country over the next decade.
What's causing the recent string of data breaches?
It's Cyber Security Awareness month, which has me wondering: are we doing all we can to protect our data? To help answer this question, I sat down with Girish Bhat of Wave Systems—an important collaborator of Micron's—to ...
End to end 5G for super, superfast mobile
A collaboration between NEC Electronics Samsung and several academic centres in China and Iran, is investigating how software-defined cellular networking might be used to give smart phone users the next generation of super-superfast ...
Virtual money and user's identity
Bitcoin is the new money: minted and exchanged on the Internet. Faster and cheaper than a bank, the service is attracting attention from all over the world. But a big question remains: are the transactions ...
Twitter lets merchants offer deals to its users
Twitter is expanding its reach into commerce with a new tool called "Offers."