Voice search: Google has numbers on who, why, where
Follow the leader: Insects benefit from good leadership too
Scientists have shown for the first time that when insect larvae follow a leader to forage for food, both leaders and followers benefit, growing much faster than if they are in a group of only leaders or ...
Doctors connecting to symptoms searchers in Google trial
Snapchat weaves ads into vanishing message service
Snapchat on Friday said it will begin weaving ads into the popular service for sending ephemeral smartphone messages, but promised not to be "rude" to its members.
Twitter spices timelines with unasked-for tweets
Twitter said Friday it would start reconfiguring users' timelines with "relevant" messages from people they haven't bothered to follow at the service.
Facebook unfriends federal drug agency
(AP)—Facebook wants assurances from the Drug Enforcement Administration that it's not operating any more fake profile pages as part of ongoing investigations.
Obama unveils new measures to stem identity theft
US President Barack Obama on Friday ordered "pin and chip" security measures for government payment systems, aiming to stem the proliferation of credit card fraud and identity theft.
Twitpic to shutter service after all
Twitpic on Friday put out word that the service is shutting down after all, apologizing for a "false alarm" that a merger would be its salvation.
Lawmakers probing NSA face German secrecy hurdles
(AP)—German lawmakers probing the NSA following Edward Snowden's revelations have hit a hurdle: their own government.
If learners live online, teachers and textbooks must follow them
Ten years after the launch of Facebook and eight years after the launch of Twitter, social media has become more pervasive and our use of it more sophisticated. It's no longer a place where we report what ...
Twitter tweets start to sing
Twitter began letting people instantly listen to music and other audio by clicking on tweets from the popular messaging service.
The social web of things
Research to be published in the International Journal of Web-Based Communities suggests that the familiar interfaces of online social networking sites might be adapted to allow us to interact more efficiently with our ne ...
FBI director warns against cellphone encryption
(AP)—The FBI director is warning against smartphone encryption. James Comey is talking about tech companies like Apple and Google that say their new operating systems will be encrypted, or protected by coding. Comey says ...
Even the latest malware detection systems can be bypassed
Unwanted intruders are finding it more and more difficult to hack computer systems and networks thanks to today's advanced detection technologies. With the help of emulation-based technologies, many attacks ...