Free Wi-Fi can hide security dangers

After someone sniffed out his password at a free Wi-Fi hotspot and successfully hacked his computer, Igor Mello stays home for the majority of his web use.

China builds base to tap deep-sea energy: state media

China will build a multi-million-dollar research base on its east coast as it steps up its efforts to search for energy sources and rare earths on the ocean floor, state media said Friday.

Mapping of 'Titanic' wreck begins

A high-tech expedition that aims to create a detailed map of the wreckage of the Titanic has begun exploring the ocean floor where the ship sank nearly one hundred years ago, the crew said Thursday.

Australia's Fairfax to charge for online content

Australian publishing giant Fairfax Media Friday indicated it would begin charging for online content in the increasingly cut-throat newspaper environment as it reported a return to profit.

Rolls-Royce to 'expedite' engine delivery to Boeing

Rolls-Royce said Friday it was working closely with Boeing to rush through delivery of engines to the US aerospace giant which has been forced to announce a further delay to its Dreamliner jet programme.

Yelp testing 1-day sales of local coupons

(AP) -- Review website Yelp said Thursday that it is testing out "Yelp Deals" - large discounts at local businesses that site users can buy on one day only.

Internet abuzz with Gmail telephone calls

Internet telephone capabilities added to Google's free Web-based email service in the United States appeared to have been successful, with more than a million calls logged in the 24 hours after its launch.

Australian police, Facebook crack child porn ring

(AP) -- An international child pornography ring that operated on Facebook has been brought down with the social networking site's support, Australian police said Friday.

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