Internet

  • Digital afterlife: How to manage your (online) life after death 20 minutes ago

    New York: Sure, you have a lot to do today - laundry, bills, dinner - but it's never too early to start planning for your digital afterlife, the fate of your numerous online accounts once you shed this mortal coil. Facebook, Google, Twitter and other sites have different policies on dealing...
  • The total number of websites crosses the 1 billion mark 3 hours 52 minutes ago

    San Francisco: The number of websites has burst above one billion and is growing apace, according to figures updated in real time on Tuesday by online tracker Internet Live Stats. Tim Berners-Lee, considered the father of the World Wide Web, touted the milestone on Twitter - one of the most prominent...
  • Habitual Facebook users prone to phishing attacks by criminals 19 hours 39 minutes ago

    New York: If you are perpetually online on Facebook and do respond to anonymous friends' requests without considering how they are connected with those sending the requests, beware of phishing attacks. According to a new study by an Indian-origin researcher, habitual use of Facebook makes individuals susceptible to social media phishing...
  • Google Transparency Report: Governments pressure Google for more user information 22 hours 38 minutes ago

    Google said it was facing increasing pressure from governments around the world to reveal user information in criminal investigations amid ongoing revelations about national surveillance programs. The number of requests increased 15 per cent sequentially in the first half of this year and 150 percent in the last five years, the...
  • Cloverpop, an anonymous social network that helps you make decisions Yesterday

    Los Angeles: Wondering if it is the right time for you to get married or buy a house? A new website may make the decisions easy for you. The website developed by Cloverpop, a San Francisco-based company, allows people to use an interactive web experience to easily move past biases and...
  • The smarthome is heading fast towards a mass-market reality 3 days ago

    It's long been the stuff of science fiction, but tech giants hope the "smarthome", where gadgets talk to each other and the fridge orders the milk, will soon become reality. The futuristic vision of wireless domestic bliss that puts people and their smartphones or tablets at the centre of an "Internet...
  • Islamic State's Twitter silence raises questions 3 days ago

    Washington: Islamic State's Twitter users, which have trumpeted the group's violent acts and world view on the social media service, have gone abruptly quiet in past days. Several accounts affiliated with the militant group appear to have gone dormant, according to US government sources, raising questions about whether the government has...
  • Gmail passwords leaked: How safe is internet usage in India? 4 days ago

    As a list of nearly 5 million combinations of Gmail addresses and passwords was made available to the public online on Tuesday, India comes to terms with developing a more stringent cyber policing and norms to deal with any such eventuality in the future. ...
  • Facebook can make you lonely, depressed: Study September 8, 2014

    London: Do you often feel you have wasted time on Facebook or termed it as a meaningless activity but still cannot let your eyes move away from the screen? You are at the risk of developing depression. According to new research, while the social networking site is there to help you...
  • Facebook ready to spend billions to bring the whole world online: Mark Zuckerberg September 6, 2014

    Mexico City: Facebook Inc is prepared to spend billions of dollars to reach its goal of bringing the Internet to everyone on the planet, Chief Executive Mark Zuckerberg said. "What we really care about is connecting everyone in the world," Zuckerberg said at an event in Mexico City hosted by Mexican...
  • Women hooked to texting, men can't live without Facebook August 31, 2014

    New York: Contrary to the traditional view that men are more invested in technology, a new study found that more young women are addicted to cell phones and even get agitated when it is not in sight. Women may be more inclined to use cell phones for social reasons such as...
  • Laws must be faster than technology, says SC as Centre says it can't block 4 cr porn websites in India August 29, 2014

    New Delhi: The Supreme Court has expressed concern as the government has informed it that it cannot block 4 crore porn websites operating in India. The government has told the apex court that they cannot direct Internet service providers to block these websites. The government has told the court that efforts...
  • .भारत (.Bharat) top-level domain launched August 28, 2014

    New Delhi: India, with its existing 243 million Internet users, has now got its own .भारत (.Bharat) country code top-level domain (ccTLD) name. The launch of the .भारत ccTLD will help bridge the digital divide and accelerate e-governance. This was announced by the National Internet Exchange of India (NIXI)....
  • Government to meet IT ministers from all states to take forward Modi's Digital India project August 26, 2014

    New Delhi: In a bid to take forward Prime Minister Narendra Modi's Digital India project, Communications and Information Technology Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad will meet IT ministers from all states on Tuesday to lay out a roadmap for its implementation. The government is expected to invest over Rs 1 lakh...
  • Modi Cabinet approves Rs 1 lakh crore Digital India project August 21, 2014

    New Delhi: The Union Cabinet has approved the Digital India project, which is Prime Minister Narendra Modi's ambitious e-governance initiative. The project, which has a total overlay of Rs 1 lakh crore, aims to ensure that government services are available to citizens electronically and help people gain benefits from the...
  • Cabinet clears 'Digital India' project, seeks to provide all services online August 20, 2014

    New Delhi: The Cabinet on Wednesday cleared the ambitious Digital India project which aims to provide all services on Internet and bring even the remotest parts of India on the e-map. Under the project, the government plans to put healthcare, property and other records like birth and death certificates online. Sources also...
  • Baby blackout: Why parents are opting to keep babies off Facebook August 20, 2014

    New York: Behold the cascade of baby photos, the flood of funny kid anecdotes and the steady stream of school milestones on Facebook. It all makes Sonia Rao, a stay-at-home mother of a 1-year-old in Mountain View, California, "a little uncomfortable." "I just have a vague discomfort having her photograph out there...
  • No child's play: Why online bullying is going from bad to worse August 19, 2014

    New Delhi: Exposure to the cyber world may have helped children expand their mental horizons but it has many downsides, the latest being cyber bullying. A concerned government and industry stakeholders are now taking steps to spread awareness and educate people to stop this turning into another modern-age malaise. "Child bullying...
  • .भारत (.Bharat) top-level domain coming to your browser address bar on August 21 August 28, 2014

    New Delhi: India, with its existing 243 million Internet users, is all set to get a .भारत (.Bharat) country code top-level domain (ccTLD) name from this month that will help bridge the digital divide and accelerate e-governance. This will be soon followed by web addresses in six regional languages. In tandem...
  • Delhi: Free WiFi service starts in Khan Market; Connaught Place to get the facility by month-end August 18, 2014

    New Delhi: The ambitious WiFi project of the New Delhi Municipal Council has taken off with Khan Market becoming the first area where visitors can avail the facility and Connaught Place to follow soon. "The WiFi facility in Khan Market started a few days ago. It is running successfully," O P...
  • Yahoo Stores: Yahoo relaunches its e-commerce platform; lets small businesses easily set up online stores August 17, 2014

    San Francisco: Yahoo announced the relaunch of its e-commerce platform, which allows small businesses to easily set up online retailing. The new Yahoo Stores system, said a company blog post, allows users to "turn your idea into a business in less than two minutes." Amit Kumar, head of Yahoo Small Business, said...
  • Presenting an authentic image on social networks includes elements of fakery August 16, 2014

    London: People fake parts of their online image in order to conform to social norms and expectations, a new study has found. Presenting an authentic image on social network sites (SNSs) includes an element of fakery, researchers said. Researchers at Aalto University in Finland discovered that being authentic is very important...
  • 'India will surpass US in number of Internet users this year' August 15, 2014

    New Delhi: Indian Internet users will surpass the number in the US by the end of this year and around 500 million people will be online by 2018, Rajan Anandan, managing director, Google India said. "Even at the current growth rate, we will have 500 million Indians on the Internet by...
  • Trolls push Robin Williams' daughter Zelda off the Internet August 14, 2014

    Los Angeles: The daughter of Robin Williams quit social media Wednesday, upset by Internet trolls and the online pilfering of photos of her Oscar-winning dad following his death by apparent suicide. "I will be leaving this account for a bit while I heal and decide if I'll be deleting it or...
  • Online retailer Jabong plans to introduce private label brands August 10, 2014

    Mumbai: Online fashion retailer Jabong.com is planning to launch private label brands in the next 4-5 months, a top company official said. "We are setting up a full-fledged design team in London because we also want to create our own brands that provide good, fast, western fashion to the Indian consumers....
  • Gmail, Yahoo make phone number mandatory for new email IDs August 10, 2014

    New Delhi: World's most popular free email providers Gmail and Yahoo have made telephone number mandatory for creation of new email addresses in a bid to check spam. Any person wishing to create a new email ID needs to provide a telephone number which Gmail and Yahoo use for verification. Google...
  • Microsoft recreates its first website from 1994 August 9, 2014

    New Delhi: This was Microsoft's first web page. It's been 20 years since Microsoft created its first web page 20 years ago. In 1994, among the reasons Microsoft started a website was to put its growing Knowledge Base online. Mark Ingalls, the first administrator of Microsoft.com, says: In 1994, using...
  • Right to be 'forgotten' is creating 'memory holes' in the Internet: Wikipedia August 7, 2014

    Washington: The foundation which operates the Wikipedia information website said on Wednesday an EU court ruling on the right to be "forgotten" is creating "memory holes" in the Internet. The ruling "is undermining the world's ability to freely access accurate and verifiable records about individuals and events," said Lila Tretikov, executive...
  • Russian hackers steal 1.2 billion passwords affecting 420,000 websites August 6, 2014

    New York: Russian hackers have stolen 1.2 billion user names and passwords in a series of Internet heists affecting 420,000 websites, according to a report published Tuesday. The thievery was described in a New York Times story based on the findings of Hold Security, a Milwaukee firm that has a history...
  • World's fastest network would let you download 5375GB of data in 1 second! August 4, 2014

    London: Danish researchers claim to have set a new data transfer world record by transmitting over a single optical fibre at an incredible speed of 43 terabits per second. Researchers at Technical University of Denmark (DTU) used a new type of optical fibre to claim the world data transfer record. The team...