Dutch watchdog demands privacy changes from Google
A Dutch privacy watchdog on Monday ordered Google to make changes to the way it handles users' personal data or face fines of up to 15 million euros ($18.7 million).
Web inventor says Internet should be 'human right'
The computer scientist credited with inventing the World Wide Web says affordable access to the Internet should be recognized as a human right, as a report showed that billions of people still cannot go online and government ...
Survey shows Internet's broadening political role
Would-be 2016 presidential candidates take note: the Internet may potentially make or break your campaign.
Instagram hits 300 million users, passes Twitter
Instagram, the photo-sharing social network owned by Facebook, announced Wednesday it has more than 300 million users as it unveiled a new system to authenticate celebrity members.
Students design workstations that accommodate groups and individual
New school and office workspace designs created by a group of Penn State engineering students are intended to allow users to share space and materials while maintaining their own work areas—a dual purpose the researchers ...
Software capable of quickly producing 3-D building models
Researchers at the UT have developed software which enables users to quickly produce 3D models of buildings for relatively little money. 3D models are used for navigation purposes, training purposes, urban ...
Facebook boosts search on mobile, desktop
Facebook said Monday it is rolling out upgraded search capabilities for mobile and desktop users who want to find favorite posts from their friends on the huge social network.
Internet overload? No, survey says
Most people are happy with the Internet as a source of on-demand information, with only a small percentage hit by "information overload," a survey of US users showed Monday.
Iran minister says all web surfers to be 'identified'
Iran's telecommunications minister has said his technicians are developing a system to identify any Internet user in the country at the moment of log-on, the ISNA news agency reported Saturday.
Facebook Argentina fined over fake profiles
Facebook Argentina was ordered to pay a firefighter one million pesos ($177,000) for failing to comply with an order to delete insulting fake profiles of the plaintiff, the Ministry of Justice said Tuesday.
Microsoft buys email mobile app Accompli
Microsoft said Monday it was buying the mobile email management application Accompli, in a deal reported to be worth more than $200 million.
China Internet giants in tit-for-tat battle for users
China's version of Twitter, Weibo, has effectively banned users from promoting the country's most popular messaging app WeChat on its platform as the two Internet giants battle for users.
Twitter lets merchants offer deals to its users
Twitter is expanding its reach into commerce with a new tool called "Offers."
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 ...