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  • Chinese e-commerce giant Alibaba expected to file for US IPO next week 16-04-2014 01:32 PM

    San Francisco: Alibaba Group Holding Ltd's revenue growth accelerated in the last quarter of 2013, a timely lift for the Chinese Internet company as it prepares to file a prospectus next week for its highly anticipated initial public offering. Alibaba is expected to file prospectus for the share sale as...
  • Hackers exploit Heartbleed bug to attack Canada tax agency, more expected 15-04-2014 01:28 PM

    Boston: Canada's tax-collection agency said on Monday that the private information of about 900 people had been compromised as hackers exploited the "Heartbleed" bug, and security experts warned that more attacks will likely follow. The breach allowed hackers to extract social insurance numbers, which are used for employment and gaining...
  • Google updates terms of service to clarify that Gmail emails are scanned to serve ads 15-04-2014 06:33 AM

    Google updated its terms of service on Monday, informing users that their incoming and outgoing emails are automatically analysed by software to create targeted ads. The revisions more explicitly spell out the manner in which Google software scans users' emails, both when messages are stored on Google's servers and when...
  • Major sites vulnerable to Heartbleed; check where all you need to change your passwords 14-04-2014 11:21 AM

    The Heartbleed bug has caused anxiety for people and businesses. Now, it appears that the computer bug is affecting not just websites, but also networking equipment including routers, switches and firewalls. The extent of the damage caused by the Heartbleed is unknown. Here is a list of the sites that...
  • China launches crackdown on online pornography, asks websites to clean up their links to avoid shutdown 14-04-2014 10:40 AM

    Beijing: China announced to launch a renewed campaign against the spread of pornography on the Internet and asked websites and portals to clean up their links to avoid shutdown. The campaign 'Cleaning the Web 2014' will conduct thorough checkups on websites, search engines and mobile application stores, Internet TV USB...
  • China launches crackdown on online porn 13-04-2014 06:59 PM

    Beijing: China on Sunday announced to launch a renewed campaign against the spread of pornography on the Internet and asked websites and portals to clean up their links to avoid shutdown. The campaign 'Cleaning the Web 2014' will conduct thorough checkups on websites, search engines and mobile application stores, Internet...
  • White House, spy agencies deny NSA exploited Heartbleed bug 13-04-2014 01:32 PM

    Washington: The White House and US intelligence agencies said neither the National Security Agency nor any other part of the government were aware before this month of the "Heartbleed" bug, denying a report that the spy agency exploited the glitch in widely used Web encryption technology to gather intelligence. The...
  • 3 things you can do to protect yourself from the Heartbleed bug 13-04-2014 01:20 PM

    The "Heartbleed" bug has caused anxiety for people and businesses. Now, it appears that the computer bug is affecting not just websites, but also networking equipment including routers, switches and firewalls. The extent of the damage caused by the Heartbleed is unknown. The security hole exists on a vast number...
  • Heartbleed bug could affect any device connected to the Internet. Here's how to protect yourself from it 12-04-2014 11:58 AM

    New York: It now appears that the "Heartbleed" security problem affects not just websites, but also the networking equipment that connects homes and businesses to the Internet. A defect in the security technology used by many websites and equipment makers have put millions of passwords, credit card numbers and other...
  • US Internet ad revenue surpasses broadcast TV for the first time 11-04-2014 11:22 AM

    New York: For the first time, US Internet advertising revenue has surpassed that of broadcast television thanks to sharp growth in mobile and digital video ads. That's according to a report from the Interactive Advertising Bureau, which said Thursday that Internet advertising revenue rose 17 per cent to a record...
  • What is Heartbleed and why is it a big deal? 10-04-2014 11:57 AM

    New York: Millions of passwords, credit card numbers and other personal information may be at risk as a result of a major breakdown in Internet security revealed earlier this week. The damage caused by the "Heartbleed" bug is currently unknown. The security hole exists on a vast number of the...
  • Heartbleed Bug: Passwords, credit cards, sensitive data at risk 09-04-2014 06:50 AM

    New York: Passwords, credit cards and other sensitive data are at risk after security researchers discovered a problem with an encryption technology used to securely transmit email, e-commerce transactions, social networking posts and other Web traffic. Security researchers say the threat, known as Heartbleed, is serious, partly because it remained...
  • Amazon launches Amazon Dash, a device to help order groceries, household items 05-04-2014 12:41 PM

    Amazon.com launched a new product named Amazon Dash on Friday that allows the user to add groceries and household goods to their shopping lists using the company's AmazonFresh service. A black-and-white hand-held wand-shaped remote-control features a microphone, speaker as well as a bar-code reader and links directly to the user's...
  • Online dating site OkCupid urges users to boycott Firefox, protests Mozilla's new CEO's anti-gay marriage views 01-04-2014 03:41 PM

    San Francisco: OkCupid.com, the popular online dating site, called for a boycott of Mozilla Firefox to protest the world's No. 2 Web browser naming a gay marriage opponent as chief executive. OkCupid visitors who accessed the website through Firefox on Monday were told in a message to use other browsers...
  • Yahoo in talks to buy online video service News Distribution Network for $300 million: Report 01-04-2014 11:02 AM

    San Francisco: Yahoo Inc is in preliminary talks to acquire online video service News Distribution Network for $300 million, according to a report in the Wall Street Journal on Monday. The deal could further Yahoo's efforts to bolster its online video programming and video advertising revenue, according to the report,...
  • Pappu, Feku, Nayak: The spoof market has it all this election season 01-04-2014 08:57 AM

    New Delhi: There's no dearth of drama when it comes to Indian politics, be it in the real arena or even online. This election season, the internet is going viral with 'Pappu-Feku' spoofs. While the election fever is reaching its peak with mega rallies and grand road shows, the election...
  • Twitter to launch app-install ads: Report 28-03-2014 03:32 PM

    Bangalore: Twitter plans to release a mobile-advertising product in the next few weeks that will allow app-makers to encourage downloads of their software, Bloomberg reported citing people familiar with the matter. The format will lead users to the advertiser's page in a mobile app store where they can download the...
  • Many Pinterest accounts hacked, boards filled with butt images 28-03-2014 02:40 PM

    New Delhi: Many Pinterest users on Twitter are complaining that their Pinterest accounts have been hacked and their boards filled with butt images. Techcrunch reports that one of their editor's accounts was also hacked and flooded with spam. Pinterest users are advised not to click on any pins that look...
  • Man duped of $70,000 on OkCupid.com sues the dating site 23-03-2014 03:59 PM

    New Delhi: User of an online dating site, OkCupid.com, has filed a lawsuit against the site after a man he met on the site duped him of over $70,000. According to the complainant, the website is to be held responsible for failing to effectively screen members and communicate the risks...
  • Turkish attempt to ban Twitter appears to backfire 22-03-2014 12:50 PM

    Ankara: Turkey's attempt to block access to Twitter appeared to backfire on Friday with many tech-savvy users circumventing the ban and suspicions growing that the prime minister was using court orders to suppress corruption allegations against him and his government. Turkey's telecommunications authority said it had blocked access to the...
  • How Turkey is still tweeting despite ban on Twitter 22-03-2014 12:42 PM

    New York: Not long after Turkey's prime minister imposed a ban on Twitter, Internet users in Turkey went on - what else? - Twitter to find ways to circumvent the blockade. Twitter and Turkish news media also shared some tips, as did Turkish residents through low-tech means such as graffiti...
  • Microsoft snooped on blogger's Hotmail to track who was leaking company secrets 21-03-2014 01:37 PM

    Los Angeles: Microsoft, which has skewered rival Google for going through customer emails to deliver ads, acknowledged Thursday it had searched emails in a blogger's Hotmail account to track down who was leaking company secrets. John Frank, deputy general counsel for Microsoft, which owns Hotmail, said in a statement Thursday...
  • LS polls: Unique online campaign for young voters launched 19-03-2014 05:46 PM

    Kolkata: With the Lok Sabha election buzz keeping India's youth engaged these days, a new online voting campaign was flagged off on Wednesday, encouraging tech-savvy youngsters to select their favourite personalities in films, music, business, sports and politics. As the election fever grips the nation that will see 23 million...
  • In election season, Modi, Kejriwal lead race of online products 19-03-2014 12:58 PM

    New Delhi: With the political fervour at its peak and the approaching Lok Sabha elections, political parties and online retailers are seeing an increased demand for merchandise with images and logos of main political leaders. Online stores like Flipkart, Bluegape, Snapdeal are also selling merchandise with images of main political...
  • AAP launches online platform in US to tap grassroot support 18-03-2014 02:00 PM

    Aam Aadmi Party's US chapter has launched a unique online platform that it expects to be a game changer in the upcoming general elections by tapping into popular support from inside and outside India. "Today we are using technology to tap into support base and further extend it to leverage...
  • Wonder PL, a new video platform, wants to take on YouTube, Vimeo 18-03-2014 06:39 AM

    Wonder PL, a new video platform for lifestyle content that launched on March 13, is taking direct aim at YouTube and Vimeo while hoping to capitalise on the soaring popularity of online video. Backed by Universal Music Group, Qualcomm Ventures, former Apple executive Pascal Cagni and a personal investment by...
  • Sudoku-puzzle-like passwords that change every minute for better security 17-03-2014 10:50 AM

    London: Ever fancied a password that changes every minute? One may soon be available, with engineers developing a new password technique that uses visual patterns and resembles a Sudoku puzzle. "The problem of passwords is that they are very weak, they are always getting hacked, and also, from a user...
  • Why the underworld loves bitcoin 16-03-2014 03:12 PM

    Singapore: Criminals may already have made off with up to $500 million worth of bitcoins since the virtual currency launched in 2009 - and you can double that if it turns out they emptied Mt. Gox. Internet criminals, security experts say, are attracted to bitcoin because of its stratospheric rise...
  • Facebook rolls out video ads, will review video spots for creative quality 14-03-2014 06:46 AM

    San Francisco: Facebook will allow more marketers to run video advertisements on its website, provided the world's No.1 social network deem them to be of high-enough quality. Facebook and social media rivals like Twitter are increasingly trying to grab a slice of lucrative TV-marketing budgets as they try to sustain...
  • Mark Zuckerberg phoned Barack Obama to complain about NSA spying 14-03-2014 06:30 AM

    New York: Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg says he has called President Barack Obama to express his frustration over what he says is long-lasting damage caused by the US government's surveillance programs. Posting on his Facebook page Thursday, Zuckerberg wrote that he's been "confused and frustrated by the repeated reports of...