St. Louis Fed says research section hacked
The St. Louis branch of the Federal Reserve Bank has acknowledged that hackers manipulated settings on its website for research data, but that the central bank itself was not compromised.
New tool makes online personal data more transparent
The web can be an opaque black box: it leverages our personal information without our knowledge or control. When, for instance, a user sees an ad about depression online, she may not realize that she is seeing it because ...
Facebook wants to beam the Internet from the sky
Facebook revealed Thursday it has a lab working on using drones, satellites and solar-powered planes to provide web access around the world.
Google web-browsing toolbar debuts in Cuba
A Google toolbar to streamline tasks—such as searching the Internet or bookmarking online pages with Web browsing programs—made its debut in Cuba.
US proposal seeks to head off Internet 'fast lanes' (Update)
The top US telecom regulator proposed Wednesday to regulate broadband Internet service providers as "public utility" carriers, in a renewed effort to enforce "net neutrality" rules.
IBM physicist wins tech 'Nobel' for 'big data' discoveries (Update)
British physicist Stuart Parkin, one of the brains behind the global "big data" revolution, on Wednesday won Finland's answer to the Nobel Prize, which is awarded by Technology Academy Finland.
Google Plus racks up followers, but not all are devoted
When Google launched its social networking service, Google Plus, during the summer of 2011, tens of millions of people clamoured to sign up for an account.
Google uses mobile Web to bypass Apple's app block
(AP) -- Google Inc. is trying to make its Voice application easier to use on the iPhone, whether Apple Inc. likes it or not.
Cloud computing user privacy in serious need of reform, scholars say
When Web surfers sign up for a new online service or download a Web application for their smartphone or tablet, the service typically requires them to click a seemingly innocuous box and accept the company's ...
NetZero to launch free wireless broadband service
It's like the '90s never left: Billy Crystal hosted the Oscars. Internet IPOs are back. And NetZero is returning with free Internet service -only this time it's wireless.
Farm 'weeds' have crucial role in sustainable agriculture
Plants often regarded as common weeds such as thistles, buttercups and clover could be critical in safe guarding fragile food webs on UK farms according to Researchers funded by the Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research ...
Malware may knock thousands off Internet on Monday
Despite repeated alerts, tens of thousands may still lose their Internet service Monday unless they do a quick check of their computers for malware that could have taken over their machines more than a year ...
Microsoft announces new email client, launches Outlook.com preview
Microsoft introduced a new email client Tuesday called Outlook.com, a personal version of its already widely used brand.
Bing to duel Google with Facebook-friendly format
Microsoft's Bing search engine is heading in a new direction as it drills deeper into Facebook's social network and Twitter's messaging service to showcase information unlikely to be found on Google.