Google toughens security with Gmail encryption (Update)
Google said Thursday its popular Gmail service would use encryption to thwart snooping, in the latest move by the tech sector reassuring customers following revelations about US surveillance programs.
Face it: Instagram pictures with faces are more popular
Like them or not, there's more proof that selfies aren't going away any time soon. Georgia Institute of Technology and Yahoo Labs researchers looked at 1.1 million photos on Instagram and found that pictures ...
US to relinquish key oversight role for Internet (Update)
The US government announced Friday it was giving up its key role overseeing the Internet's technical operations, handing over those functions to "the global multi-stakeholder community."
Google redesigns search results on PCs (Update)
Web surfing through the Internet's main gateway now looks slightly different on personal computers, thanks to a few cosmetic changes to Google's search engine this week.
Will Google bring good fortune to Credit Karma?
Google is betting that good things will happen to Credit Karma, an online service that provides consumers with free copies of the credit scores that define their financial reputations.
Samsung introduces free streaming radio service
Samsung on Friday unveiled a new free music service for its phones that it touts as a significant improvement from the apps already on the market.
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 ...
Pew maps Twitter conversations, finds six types
People take to Twitter to talk about everything from politics to breakfast to Justin Bieber in what feels like a chaotic stream of messages. So it may come as a surprise that the conversations on the short ...
Computer whizzes brainstorm for cash at hackathons
It used to be that "hacking" was just a type of crime, a computer break-in. But today, the term is also part of a growing—and perfectly legal—mainstay of the tech sector.
What Facebook knows about love, in numbers
With 1.23 billion users in all the flavors and up-and-down stages of romantic relationships, Facebook knows a thing or two about love.
Twitter takes hit as user growth disappoints (Update 2)
Twitter got a reality check Wednesday as the high-flying messaging company reported modest user growth during a quarter in which it lost $511 million.
Internet firms release data on NSA requests (Update 3)
Major technology firms have released new data on how often they are ordered to turn over customer information to the government for secret national security investigations, resulting in the collection of ...
Ads out to know us in mobile Internet Age
Ads are evolving from blaring TV spots to nudges from smartphones that know where we are, what we like and what we might be in the mood for.
What does Google want with DeepMind?
All eyes turned to London this week, as Google announced its latest acquisition in the form of DeepMind, a company that specialises in artificial intelligence technologies. The £400m pricetag paid by Google ...