Technology - Internet news

Smile! Aerial images being used to enforce laws

(AP) -- On New York's Long Island, it's used to prevent drownings. In Greece, it's a tool to help solve a financial crisis. Municipalities update property assessment rolls and other government data with it. ...

Aug 14, 2010
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Megaupload wants piracy charges dismissed

Megaupload has filed papers in US District Court to dismiss the federal government's massive online piracy case against the file-sharing website and its founder, Kim Dotcom.

Jun 02, 2012
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"JPEG changed our world"

JPEG is the image format we use the most in the world, be it in our computers, smartphones or digital cameras. But it is actually more than that. JPEG is also an international group of experts, which recently ...

Dec 12, 2014
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Are you any good at creating passwords?

There's an interesting little study that's been done by security firm Imperva, which analyzed some 32 million passwords posted online in December by some enterprising hacker.

Jan 30, 2010
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EU Parliament rejects ACTA anti-piracy treaty

The European Parliament overwhelmingly defeated an international anti-piracy trade agreement Wednesday after concern that it would limit Internet freedom sparked street protests in cities across Europe.

Jul 04, 2012
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Scientific wiki solves the 'who wrote what' problem

Reporting in Nature Genetics, and working in conjunction with Society in Science, the ETH Zurich-administered fund that is dedicated to exploring new avenues in the relationship between science and society, scientist Robert ...

Aug 27, 2008
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