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  • Facebook less popular among teenagers than last year Yesterday

    New York: Facebook is less popular among teenagers than last year, says a survey, adding that 88 percent of teenagers now use the social network against 94 per cent last year. The website is also losing popularity among all other age groups, CNET reported. The survey, conducted by market research firm Frank...
  • Online privacy will remain a thorny issue over the next decade 2 days ago

    Washington: Online privacy will remain a thorny issue over the next decade, without a widely accepted system that balances user rights and personal data collection, a survey of experts showed. "The vast majority of experts agree that people who operate online are living in an unprecedented condition of ubiquitous surveillance," said...
  • 6 per cent people worldwide addicted to Internet 3 days ago

    Washington: As many as 6 per cent people in the world are addicted to the internet which may be adversely affecting their lives, including their health and interpersonal relationships, according to a new global study which included data from India. Internet addiction is an impulse-control problem marked by an inability to...
  • Online retail spending to touch the $16 billion mark by 2018: Report 1 week ago

    New Delhi: The online retail spending in the country is expected to reach $16 billion (around Rs 1 lakh crore) by 2018 with the number of people buying online touching 128 million, a report said today. Billions of devices will be connectable with an ability to drastically enhance the quality of...
  • Excessive Facebook use could lead to poor impulse control 1 week ago

    New York: Excessive online social networking is not only addictive but can be associated with other disorders involving poor impulse control that can lead to substance abuse, a new research shows. In a study involving 292 undergraduate students - 18 years and older, psychologist Julia Hormes from the University at Albany,...
  • Small businesses to rule e-commerce 1 week ago

    New Delhi: E-commerce has changed a lot of the ways that companies do business. E-commerce with all new eras, advances in technology have forced businesses to evolve, creating new ways of doing business and new rules for conducting business. The internet revolution has come a long way as far as promoting...
  • Google to close engineering office in Russia: Report December 14, 2014

    Google has plans to shut down its engineering office in Russia amid a crackdown on internet freedoms and a law regarding data-handling practices, the Wall Street Journal reported. The Journal said that the internet search engine company might retain some employees to assist in sales, business partnerships, user support, marketing and...
  • Expanding Internet access would do more good than tackling HIV: Study December 12, 2014

    Geneva: Dramatically expanding broadband access would boost the global economy and could do more good than investing in HIV prevention or clean drinking water, according to a study published Thursday. Economists commissioned by think-tank Copenhagen Consensus Centre calculated that tripling access to mobile broadband networks in developing countries by 2030 would...
  • WebRTC, a free browser-based technology, could change the way we communicate December 12, 2014

    Singapore: WebRTC, a free browser-based technology, looks set to change the way we communicate and collaborate, up-ending telecoms firms, online chat services like Skype and WhatsApp and remote conferencing on WebEx. Web Real-Time Communication is a proposed Internet standard that would make audio and video as seamless as browsing text and...
  • Web inventor Tim Berners-Lee says Internet should be 'human right' December 12, 2014

    London: The computer scientist credited with inventing the World Wide Web says affordable access to the Internet should be recognised as a human right, as a report showed that billions of people still cannot go online and government surveillance and censorship are increasing. Tim Berners-Lee said Thursday the Internet can help...
  • Soon we will be bigger than the US in terms of connected users: Google India MD December 12, 2014

    After Google's partnership with the government to build a digital India, lots of new online initiatives are being taken. Google India MD Rajan Anandan said,"At the end of this month India will cross 300 million internet users and over the next year, we are going to be significantly bigger...
  • Facebook to prevent you from posting content that you might regret later December 11, 2014

    Washington: Facebook is building an artificial intelligence tool that would warn people when they are about to do something they might regret later such as uploading an embarrassing photo on the social networking site. Yann LeCun, who heads the Facebook Artificial Intelligence Research (Fair) lab, and his team are now laying...
  • Google Chromecast now available in India at Rs 2,999 December 10, 2014

    New Delhi: The much-awaited Google Chromecast, which connects to an HDTV via the HDMI port and lets users stream content from their phones, tablets or laptops to their TV, is now available in India at a price of Rs 2,999. The Chromecast dongle that goes on sale starting December 10...
  • A new feature that updates your passwords automatically at pre-set intervals December 10, 2014

    London: A French-American startup launched an automatic password changer in an attempt to remove the all-too-human frailty that has rendered the phrase "computer security" a worrying oxymoron, leading a rival US software firm to launch a similar service. For most people, properly managing passwords verges on impossible, given the dizzying array...
  • Pirate Bay taken down after police raid; other file-sharing websites also offline December 10, 2014

    Bengaluru: Popular Swedish file-sharing website The Pirate Bay was taken down after Swedish police seized servers and computers from a server room in Stockholm. "We had a crackdown on a server room in Greater Stockholm because of a copyright infringement, and yes it was Pirate Bay," Paul Pinter, national coordinator, intellectual...
  • Wi-fi service launched at New Delhi railway station December 8, 2014

    New Delhi: Close to five lakh passengers travelling via the New Delhi railway station, the busiest in the country, will now be able to connect to the internet through the wi-fi service, which was launched at the station on Monday. Terming internet as a "new necessity", Railways Minister Suresh Prabhu said...
  • A redesigned, slimmer Google Glass likely to be unveiled next year December 8, 2014

    New York: The new version of Intel-powered Google Glass may look slimmer and sleeker than its earlier version. The exteriors of the new device also adds a textured area to the touch-sensitive side panel where non-voice interactions are performed, media reports said. Google Glass is expected to be unveiled next year. The...
  • Pakistan, China among top 10 worst countries for Internet freedom December 7, 2014

    Islamabad: Pakistan is among the 10 worst countries along with Iran and China on the index of internet freedom, according to a global survey released today. Freedom House released its 'Freedom on the Internet 2014' report, which surveyed 65 countries and listed the index on obstacles to internet access, limits placed...
  • Hackers: A handpicked, pampered elite in North Korea December 5, 2014

    Seoul: Despite its poverty and isolation, North Korea has poured resources into a sophisticated cyber-warfare cell called Bureau 121, defectors from the secretive state said as Pyongyang came under the microscope for a crippling hack into computers at Sony Pictures Entertainment. A North Korean diplomat has denied Pyongyang was behind the...
  • Online freedom declines in growing number of countries but India's position improves December 5, 2014

    Washington: Internet freedom suffered this year as a growing number of countries stepped up efforts to spy on users and censor online postings, a global survey showed Thursday. The report by the non-government watchdog group Freedom House said online freedom declined in 36 of 65 countries surveyed. In some cases, governments use...
  • Free WiFi service at New Delhi Railway Station launched December 4, 2014

    New Delhi: Passengers at New Delhi railway station will be able to access WiFi internet within its premises as the public transporter is kicking off a scheme for providing more connectivity at stations. Railway Minister Suresh Prabhu will launch the WiFi facility at the busiest station in the country here with...
  • First virtual school for internet-addicted teens in Japan November 30, 2014

    London: Japan is to open the world's first virtual school to cater to the country's growing population of internet-addicted teens who cannot function in the real world. The Cybernation School on the outskirts of Tokyo whose motto is 'Your smartphone is your classroom!' will allow dropouts to complete their secondary...
  • Now, food companies looking to enter into e-commerce segment November 29, 2014

    New Delhi: With rapidly growing e-commerce business, now food companies are looking to use this platform for selling their products so that they can expand their reach and visibility, a top government official said today. Speaking at the conference on 'India Farm 2 Fork' organised by PHD Chamber, Food Processing Secretary...
  • Sex traffickers 'using Facebook' to lure young women into prostitution November 28, 2014

    Lodon: Gangs are using social media sites such as Facebook to lure young women into crime and prostitution, the head of European policing agency Europol said Tuesday. Rob Wainwright said traffickers were drawing victims in by posting advertisements for childcare or cleaning vacancies and once ensnared, controlling their movements with webchats...
  • Why online grocery shopping is the next big thing in Indian e-commerce November 27, 2014

    Mumbai: Put off by snarled city traffic and a shortage of parking, more Indians are shopping for groceries online, helping e-tailers like Bigbasket.com and Localbanya.com turn in profits while supermarkets are struggling. The online grocers benefit from low overheads, as they store goods in warehouses outside big cities where commercial rents...
  • How much do you know about how the Internet works? Take the Web IQ quiz November 26, 2014

    Washington: Most people can recognise Microsoft founder Bill Gates and know that hashtags belong in tweets, but are confused about whether having a privacy policy means that a company actually keeps consumer information confidential, according to a new Pew Research study released Tuesday. The results underscore what many techies say is...
  • Denmark is now the world's most connected country November 25, 2014

    Geneva: Denmark has overtaken South Korea as the world's top country for cellphone and Internet use, a study released Monday said. In third place was Sweden, followed by Iceland and Britain, emphasising European dominance in the connectivity stakes, according to the International Telecommunication Union, a leading analyst for information and communication...
  • Ultra-superfast 5G broadband in the offing November 25, 2014

    Beijing: Researchers are investigating how software-defined cellular networking might be used to give smartphone users the next generation of super-superfast broadband - 5G. Currently, the fourth generation of mobile phone connection technology, 4G, in as far as it has been adopted provides broadband-type connectivity for enabled devices such as smartphones, tablet...
  • One in six smartphone users victim of cyber attack: Study November 24, 2014

    London: One in six smartphone users in the world have fallen prey to a cyber attack, reveals a new study, adding that 60 per cent of smartphone users and almost half of tablet users are vulnerable to hacking as these devices have no protection against malicious software. According to the findings...
  • India to have second largest online user base after China by 2016 November 24, 2014

    New Delhi: Availability of low-cost smartphones and increasing penetration of mobile broadband will help India overtake the US as the world's second largest Internet user-base by 2016, research firm eMarketer said. According to the US-based firm, India's online population will touch 283.8 million by 2016, leaving behind the US at...