Technology - Internet news

'Cyberblackmail' on the rise

As illegal moneymaking schemes go, it's certainly not a new one: Crooks steal something of value from their victims and then demand ransom for its safe return. The 21st-century twist in the tale is that now it's not just ...

May 09, 2006
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Lots of options available to VoIP users

The Internet phone industry is growing at an exponential rate and today boasts more than 4 million users, more than doubling in the past year. But as the number of users increases, so does the number of providers.

May 01, 2006
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Networking: Is that bank's URL legitimate?

Computer-security professionals at the weekend were working on what is being described as a just-emerging IT problem -- the kind which, if the pros are correct, potentially could imperil all e-commerce across ...

May 01, 2006
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OpenStreetMap adds A to B directions

(Phys.org)—The people who run OpenStreetMap.org (the foundation) have announced that A to B directions have been added to the open source web site. While acknowledging that adding directions has been d ...

Feb 19, 2015 report
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HTTP/2, HPACK specs approved, headed to RFC Editor

Wednesday's news about HTTP2, which promises to deliver Web pages to browsers more efficiently, is news enough: It's Done. Mark Nottingham, chair of the IETF HTTP Working Group and a member of the W3C Technical ...

Feb 19, 2015 weblog
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Is Tor still secure after Silk Road?

The Silk Road trial has concluded, with Ross Ulbricht found guilty of running the anonymous online marketplace for illegal goods. But questions remain over how the FBI found its way through Tor, the software t ...

Feb 06, 2015
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Spotify to replace Sony streaming music service

Swedish music streamer Spotify will provide the soundtrack for Sony devices, the companies said Wednesday, spelling the end to the streaming music service from the Japanese tech giant that invented the Walkman.

Jan 28, 2015
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