Social networking sites tell robbers when you are away from home

Sharing every happening in your life with friends and family on social networking sites is getting more and more popular. However, providing up-to-the-minute updates on websites such as Twitter or Foursquare has also made it a lot easier for users...

The young prefer Facebook to blogging, Twitter

Mary Brophy Marcus USA Today 02/04/2010
The young prefer Facebook to blogging, Twitter

A new report paints a picture of how teens and young adults are using social media these days. Teens are eating up Facebook but are not so keen on Twitter, and they are not blogging as much as they used to, according to the Pew Internet Project's ...

Google may quit China over censorship

Melanie Lee and Alexei Oreskovic Reuters 01/13/2010
Google may quit China over censorship

Internet giant Google Inc has made a shock threat to quit China, the world's biggest Internet market by users, after hackers accessed human rights activists' e-mail accounts.

U.S. hacker pleads guilty, faces 17-25 years

A 28-year-old college dropout pleaded guilty on Tuesday to charges that he stole tens of millions of payment card numbers by breaking into corporate computer systems.

Privacy settings of memorialised profiles will be changed

Facebook has announced that it will be giving friends and family the option to "memorialise" the profiles of members who have died.

Defrauded: A list of over 20,000 email addresses and passwords of users of services including Gmail and Yahoo! Mail has leaked online (file picture)

The massive security breach that led to millions of Hotmail customers being advised to change their passwords has now spread to users of email services including Gmail and Yahoo! Mail.

Warner Music Videos to Return to YouTube

Brian Stelter Media Decoder (NYTimes) 09/30/2009
Warner Music Videos to Return to YouTube

Ending a nine-month standoff, YouTube said Tuesday that it had reached a new agreement with Warner Music Group that would return the label’s music videos to the world’s largest video Web site.

Pigeon transfers data faster than South Africa's Telkom

A South African information technology company on Wednesday proved it was faster for them to transmit data with a carrier pigeon than to send it using Telkom , the country's leading internet service provider.

Google makes concessions to European publishers

Leslie Katz CNET News 09/08/2009
Google makes concessions to European publishers

In a move to assuage European publishers' concerns over book digitization, Google on Monday said European books still listed as commercially available will not be included in its online registry of orphaned and out-of-print works--unless rights ho...

Ivy Bean has 27,000 Twitter followers and tweets from the care home where she lives in Bradford, England.

Tuesday is her 104th birthday, but that hasn't stopped Britain's Ivy Bean from being an avid Twitter user and possibly the oldest person on the social networking site.

Amazon, Microsoft, Yahoo unite against Google

Three technology heavyweights are joining a coalition to fight Google's attempt to create what could be the world's largest virtual library. Amazon, Microsoft and Yahoo will sign up to the Open Book Alliance being spearheaded by the Internet Archive.

Twitter tweets are 40% 'babble'

A short-term study of Twitter has found that 40% of the messages sent via it are "pointless babble."

Celebrate All Things Woodstock at, A Revolutionary Destination Site For The Music Community

Woodstock Ventures and Sony Music Entertainment have joined forces to create, a revolutionary destination website for live music fans from every generation. A new social networking website devoted to the live music community, Woodsto...

North Korean leader's sitting room discovered by Google Earth

An American economist said that he found the satellite photographs of Kim Jong-il’s mansion on Google earth.

Twitter, Facebook Sites Disrupted by Web Attack

JESSICA E. VASCELLARO and BEN WORTHEN The Wall Street Journal 08/06/2009
Twitter, Facebook Sites Disrupted by Web Attack

Multiple Internet sites, including popular hangouts Twitter and Facebook, were temporarily disrupted Thursday after they were struck by apparently coordinated computer attacks.

US Marines renew ban on Twitter, Facebook

WASHINGTON — The US Marine Corps on Tuesday renewed a ban on Twitter and other social networking sites as the Pentagon weighed a similar prohibition over cybersecurity concerns.

Grad Student Admits to Illegally Downloading, Distributing Songs 6 Years Ago; Music Downloader Ordered to Pay US$675,000

Joel Tenenbaum of Providence, R.I., now admits he illegally downloaded and distributed 30 songs six years ago. What the 25-year-old Boston University graduate student couldn't have known was how much sharing music with his friends would cost him.

China has branded Rebiya Kadeer, leader of the Muslim minority, as a "criminal"

SYDNEY — Chinese hackers crashed the website of Australia's biggest film festival, organisers said on Saturday, escalating tensions over a visit here by the exiled leader of the Uighur minority.

Briton Gary McKinnon is accused of carrying out the biggest ever U.S. military hacking operation.

The Briton accused of hacking into U.S. government computers on Friday lost his court appeal to have his case heard in Britain, his legal team said. The decision means Gary McKinnon faces extradition to the United States, where he is wanted for al...

British government tells civil servants to tweet

LONDON — The British government has told civil servants: Go forth and tweet. The government published guidelines Tuesday for its departments on using the microblogging service Twitter.

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