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  • Passive Facebook use to scroll news feed, browse profiles can lead to depression: Study 21 hours 44 minutes ago

    Washington: Using Facebook only to scroll through your news feed or browse other people's profiles could make you feel envious and depressed, according to a new study. Researchers examined how passive versus active Facebook use affects users. They completed two studies: one laboratory experiment, which allowed them to draw inferences about...
  • China censorship sweep deletes more than 60,000 Internet accounts Yesterday

    Beijing: Some of China's largest Internet companies deleted more than 60,000 online accounts because their names did not conform to regulations due to take effect on Sunday, the top Internet regulator said. Alibaba Group Holding, Tencent Holdings, Baidu, Sina Corp affiliate Weibo Corp and other companies deleted the accounts in a...
  • What is net neutrality? Everything you should know about FCC's new rules set to regulate Internet providers 2 days ago

    The US Federal Communications Commission on Thursday set new rules to regulate Internet providers more heavily. Following are some details about the concept of net neutrality and the FCC's work to regulate Internet traffic: What is net neutrality? Net neutrality is the principle that Internet providers should treat all traffic on their...
  • Weekend Reading List: From the history of sex.com to 300 awesome free things 2 days ago

    The weekend's almost here and you might want to utilise the time you have on hand productively. What better than reading? We have shortlisted a selection of technology-related articles that could make your weekend a little more worthwhile. The history of sex.com, the most contested domain on the Internet: Sex...
  • Gmail now available in Burmese, the email's 74th language 3 days ago

    San Francisco: Google said Wednesday that Gmail is now available in Burmese, marking the 74th language for the popular email service. "As a country of 53 million, Myanmar's recent opening-up has triggered an explosion of people coming online," Google product manager Brian Kemler said in a blog post. "As recently as 2011,...
  • Opera offers new feature for free access to mobile apps 4 days ago

    Frankfurt: Norway's Opera, whose browser software has helped mobile operators sign up millions of users for free or low-cost Internet access, said on Tuesday it was introducing features that let operators offer subscribers free access to selected apps. Opera Max was first introduced last year for Android smartphone users to download...
  • Indian government to spread cyber threat awareness in partnership with Google 4 days ago

    New Delhi: Government will launch Internet safety programme in partnership with Google in order to create awareness among users regarding cyber threat. "We are happy to partner with Google and Cert-In in the cyber security education and awareness campaign. The Internet offers many opportunities to explore create and collaborate," MyGov CEO...
  • Only 13 per cent Indian subscribers on 3G and 4G networks: Facebook 4 days ago

    New Delhi: Only 13 per cent of subscribers in India are using 3G and 4G networks even as high speed mobile data services are being around for over two years, a study by Facebook-led internet.org said today. According to the report, India stands at the bottom when it comes to mobile...
  • What is HTTP/2 and how it can change the way you surf the Internet 4 days ago

    New Delhi: The Internet is racing ahead and changing fast and even our good old Hypertext Transfer Protocol (HTTP) is also getting a facelift with its successor HTTP/2. For those still wondering what this non-human code is, HTTP is a mechanism a browser uses to request information from a server and...
  • Online child abuse moving to Skype, Bitcoin: Europol 5 days ago

    The Hague Hi-tech criminals are increasingly selling live streams of child sex over legitimate chat sites and apps such as Skype for hard-to-trace virtual currencies like Bitcoin, Europe's policing agency warned on Tuesday. "Criminals that sexually exploit children online are becoming more entrepreneurial with technological developments and are profiting financially," Europol...
  • Most people in developing world do not use Internet due to high costs, poor availability: Facebook 5 days ago

    New Delhi: Most people in the developing world do not use the Internet, with access limited by high costs, poor availability and a lack of relevant content, a Facebook report said Tuesday. Facebook, which carried out the study through its Internet.org initiative that aims to boost connectivity around the world, said...
  • Cyrus Sahukar: The internet has made artistic expression pure; you don't have any limitations 5 days ago

    Mumbai: Video jockey-turned-actor Cyrus Sahukar, who started online show "The Bench", says artistic expression over digital space is pure as there are no limitations. "A lot more people are coming on the internet. There are bloggers, writers, people sharing funny and interesting videos. And with that, the artistic expression is very...
  • Tumblr adds 'torrent' word to the site's adult filter; hides related posts on site 6 days ago

    New Delhi: Tumblr has added the word 'torrent' to its adult filter, thereby hiding all related posts from public view so that people don't stumble upon 'offensive' content on the blogging site. Tumblr users who search for posts with 'torrent' word will not get any results even if there are...
  • Khloe, Kim Kardashian safe after Montana traffic accident 1 week ago

    Bozeman, Mont.:Khloe and Kim Kardashian are safe after the vehicle they were in slid off a Montana road and into a ditch on Saturday. Montana Highway Patrol Capt. Mark Wilfore says the accident occurred before noon on a highway between Bozeman and Belgrade, where the Bozeman Yellowstone International Airport is located....
  • French minister asks Google, Facebook, Twitter to investigate, remove terrorist propaganda content from the web February 22, 2015

    San Francisco: The French interior minister said he asked Google, Facebook and Twitter to work directly with French officials during investigations and to immediately remove terrorist propaganda when authorities alert them to it. "We emphasized that when an investigation is underway we don't want to go through the usual government to...
  • NSA identifies North Korea as the source of the recent cyberattack on Sony Pictures Entertainment February 20, 2015

    Ottawa: The U.S. National Security Agency (NSA) identified North Korea as the source of the recent cyberattack on Sony Pictures Entertainment after analyzing the software used in the intrusion, NSA Director Admiral Michael Rogers said on Thursday. Speaking to a Canadian security conference, Rogers explained that the discovery was part of...
  • Young Indians prefer mobile over TV, radio for news and entertainment February 19, 2015

    Kolkata: Young Indian consumers are preferring mobile devices over traditional media like television and radio for information, current affairs as well as source of entertainment and this trend is poised to surge in the coming years, a private telecom operator said. According to mobile service provider Tata Docomo, which recently conducted...
  • India need to focus on privacy & data collection laws: Software Freedom Law Center February 17, 2015

    New Delhi: As India moves towards becoming the world's second largest Internet market, the need for privacy and data protection is of critical importance to safeguard interests of netizens, activists have said. According to Software Freedom Law Center (SFLC), which provides free legal services to developers of free and...
  • Dos and don'ts: 8 tips that can help you find a date online February 14, 2015

    Paris: Faces, bodies, status and humour are all important in Internet dating, but the biggest success factor of all could be your name. So say scientists who found that people whose online name began with a letter in the top half of the alphabet - A to M - get the...
  • Banking passwords stealing virus prowling in Indian cyberspace February 10, 2015

    New Delhi: Cyber security sleuths have alerted e-banking users in the country against the infectious and destructive activity of a "worm" virus which attacks and steals personal login secrets and passwords of an individual. The virus, of the deadly Trojan variant, has been identified and named as 'Cridex' and is...
  • Facebook's Internet.org app now available in India; lets users access basic online services for free February 10, 2015

    Mumbai: Facebook has tied up with India's Reliance Communications Ltd to offer free access to a handful of online services in India, broadening its campaign to boost Internet use in the developing world. India, the world's second-biggest mobile market, will become the first country in Asia to get the new Internet.org...
  • A new method that predicts which tech startups will thrive February 8, 2015

    Washington: MIT researchers have developed a method that can project the growth potential of new high-tech firms. Based on a uniquely comprehensive analysis of businesses in California, researchers at the MIT Sloan School of Management, have created a richly detailed picture of what characteristics high-growth high-tech firms have, and where they...
  • Vivaldi browser reaches 500,000 downloads milestone in 10 days February 7, 2015

    Oslo: The new Vivaldi internet browser was downloaded 500,000 times in its first 10 days of operation, the company told Reuters on Friday. Launched on January 27 for desktop computers, Vivaldi targets users who conduct a large number of searches, offering features like speed dials, personalised notes and bookmarks with small...
  • Twitter misses user growth mark, revenue nearly doubles February 6, 2015

    San Francisco: Twitter on Thursday reported its revenue nearly doubled in the final three months of last year, but user growth fell short of analyst expectations. Twitter shares rallied more than 10 per cent in after-market trades, evidently powered by an optimistic outlook painted by executives who expected user growth to...
  • Mamata Banerjee inaugurates Bengal's first free global WiFi zone February 6, 2015

    Kolkata:West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee Thursday inaugurated the state's first free WiFi zone in Kolkata, which is soon poised to become India's first WiFi city. "Communication is a major (requisite) now-a-days and it has been our goal to make Bengal a knowledge hub," Banerjee told media persons here during the...
  • Chinese teen chops off hand to cure Internet addiction! February 5, 2015

    Beijing; In a grisly incident, a 19-year-oldboy in China chopped off his left hand with a cleaver in order to cure his Internet addiction. Xiao Wang (pseudonym), a high school senior, in Nantong, Jiangsu Province is recovering after doctors were able to successfully reattach his hand. He performed the amputation...
  • China to ban online impersonation accounts, enforce real-name registration February 4, 2015

    Beijing: China will ban from March 1 internet accounts that impersonate people or organisations, and enforce the requirement that people use real names when registering accounts online, its internet watchdog said on Wednesday. China has repeatedly made attempts to require internet users to register for online accounts using their real names,...
  • It takes only four credit card transactions to identify you February 3, 2015

    Washington: MIT scientists, including one of Indian-origin, have examined anonymous credit card data and found that most individuals can be identified using just the dates and locations of four purchases. Researchers at Massachusetts Institute of Technology found that just four fairly vague pieces of information - the dates and locations of...
  • Alcatel-Lucent woos new kinds of customers in race to prove itself February 3, 2015

    Paris: In the final year of his turnaround plan, Alcatel-Lucent's boss is pushing the telecom network gear maker to diversify its customer base by selling Internet equipment to large technology companies and multinational corporations. Chief Executive Michel Combes' plan to put more emphasis on so-called edge and core routers that direct...
  • The Pirate Bay is back online after 2 months February 2, 2015

    New Delhi: Swedish file-sharing website The Pirate Bay, which was taken down on December 9 after Swedish police seized servers and computers from a server room in Stockholm, is now back online. Following a period of unavailability for about 2 months, the site has now resurfaced. Its homepage now features a...