Alpine project offers stunning 360 virtual view of Eiger
A project using custom-made 360-degree cameras mounted on the backs of climbers scaling the Eiger in the Swiss Alps has captured a unique and dizzying view of the mountain's infamous north face.
Google gets 12,000 requests to be 'forgotten' on first day
Google received 12,000 requests from people seeking to be "forgotten" by the world's leading search engine on the first day it offered the service, a company spokesman in Germany said Saturday.
Celebrities' nude shots removed from some websites
As federal investigators worked Tuesday to determine who stole and posted nude photos of several female celebrities online, the images continued to be removed from various sites.
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 ...
Six degrees of separation? More like 4.74
Six Degrees of Kevin Bacon may be the name of the game but it takes less than that to connect any two users on Facebook.
Facebook releases Hack programming language for HHVM
Can you really be identified on Tor or is that just what the cops want you to believe?
Have the UK police successfully broken anonymity on the internet? They certainly seemed to imply as much when the National Crime Agency proudly announced last week that it had made 660 arrests after an ope ...
World wide web creator sees open access future for academic publishing
Activists pushing for free, open access to academic papers will eventually defeat publishers who seek to lock scholarly findings behind paywalls, the founder of the world wide web said today.
Europe's move to rein in Google would stall in US
Europe's moves to rein in Google—including a court ruling this month ordering the search giant to give people a say in what pops up when someone searches their name—may be seen in Brussels as striking ...
Facebook launches “Facebook for Every Phone” Java app for feature phones
Twitter analysis reveals six distinct network types
People tweet about anything and everything, but a new Twitter analysis coauthored by University of Maryland computer scientist Ben Shneiderman shows much of this conversation falls into six distinct patterns ...
Sparks fly over US plan to shift Internet role
It could be a difficult breakup between the US government and the Internet.