Technology - Internet news

Google Chrome extensions to be officially released

(PhysOrg.com) -- Google is expected to release its Extensions Gallery for general users of the new Chrome browser this week, possibly at the Add-On Conference on browser extensions to be held on December 11, ...

Dec 07, 2009 weblog
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Report claims Wikipedia losing editors in droves

(PhysOrg.com) -- The findings of a Spanish study claiming that Wikipedia's editors are leaving at an alarming rate have been refuted by the Wikimedia Foundation and by Wikipedia co-founder Jimmy Wales.

Nov 30, 2009 weblog
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Hackers leak e-mails, stoke climate debate

(AP) -- Computer hackers have broken into a server at a well-respected climate change research center in Britain and posted hundreds of private e-mails and documents online - stoking debate over whether some scientists have ...

Nov 21, 2009
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Google's SPDY will speed up downloads

(PhysOrg.com) -- As part of its effort to speed up the Web, Google is experimenting with SPDY, a new application layer protocol, that it hopes will speed up the conversation between browsers and Web servers ...

Nov 16, 2009 weblog
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Six net neutrality principles proposed

The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) in the U.S. voted last week to start a process to formulate rules that could force Internet Service Providers (ISPs) to uphold six principles that would preserve ...

Oct 26, 2009 weblog
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Internet set for change with non-English addresses

(AP) -- The Internet is set to undergo one of the biggest changes in its four-decade history with the expected approval this week of international domain names - or addresses - that can be written in languages ...

Oct 26, 2009
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Whose Internet is it, anyway?

(PhysOrg.com) -- Last week, the new chairman of the Federal Communications Commission, Julius Genachowski, broke with precedent by proposing federal rules that enforce Net neutrality -- the principle that ...

Sep 28, 2009
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Facebook Lite On its Way

(PhysOrg.com) -- The social networking site Facebook has begun testing a simpler, no-frills alternative to its regular interface. The cleaner, uncluttered interface is particularly aimed at entry-level users ...

Sep 15, 2009 weblog
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Congress weighs landmark change in Web ad privacy

(AP) -- The Web sites we visit, the online links we click, the search queries we conduct, the products we put in virtual shopping carts, the personal details we reveal on social networking pages - all of this can give companies ...

Sep 07, 2009
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YouTube in 3D?

(PhysOrg.com) -- Back on April 1, Google instigated a prank that allowed users to see an effect on Google Chrome that looked like 3D. It was actually pretty cool. But it seems as though that wasn't the onl ...

Jul 23, 2009 weblog
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