Web

  • The total number of websites crosses the 1 billion mark 23 hours 28 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...
  • Bill ensures emails, photos won't die with a person July 17, 2014

    Washington: A group of influential US lawyers says it has an answer to the question of what should happen to Facebook, Yahoo and other online accounts when a person dies. The Uniform Law Commission was expected to endorse a plan on Wednesday to automatically give loved ones access to a...
  • Web hosting company GoDaddy files for IPO June 10, 2014

    New York: Web hosting company GoDaddy is filing for an initial public offering. The company known for its racy Super Bowl commercials says it has 12 million customers and is the largest provider of website domain names. GoDaddy also said on Monday that company founder and former CEO Bob Parsons is...
  • West Bengal man posts sex videos of his Facebook friend online, arrested June 8, 2014

    Siliguri: A man has been arrested in West Bengal's Darjeeling town for having sex with a girl on the false promise of marriage, shooting a video during the act and posting it on the internet when she refused to succumb to his blackmail, police said on Saturday. Nikhil Zimba, a resident...
  • Madhya Pradesh launches web portal for panchayats May 2, 2014

    Madhya Pradesh on Thursday launched a web portal for village panchayats to ensure greater transparency in their functioning. Madhya Pradesh Chief Secretary Antony D'sa launched the "Panchayat Darpan" website at a function in Bhopal. "With this launch, Madhya Pradesh becomes the first state to bring transparency in operations of panchayats and maintain...
  • Hackers exploit major security flaw in Internet Explorer; Microsoft offers no fix for Windows XP users April 28, 2014

    Boston: Microsoft is rushing to fix a bug in its widely used Internet Explorer web browser after a computer security firm disclosed the flaw over the weekend, saying hackers have already exploited it in attacks on some US companies. PCs running Windows XP will not receive any updates fixing that bug...
  • Incredible photos of the inside of a tiny house on wheels, complete with attic bedroom, kitchen and bathroom, built by web designer April 9, 2014

    Web designer Alek Lisefski's 'Tiny Project' is going places. Literally. He builds affordable and sustainable houses on trailers to encourage people to live a simpler, more conscious, debt-free life. He hopes to "help set an example and educate the community about alternative, affordable, more sustainable ways of living."Lisefski, who...
  • Wasn't told that 'Main Desh Nahi Mitne Doonga' was BJP's anthem when they asked me to sing it: Sukhwinder Singh March 26, 2014

    New Delhi: Singer Sukhwinder Singh, who has sung 'Main Desh Nahi Jukhne Doonga', which was recently launched as BJP's party anthem, says he accepted the offer as he was told it was a patriotic song meant to be used in a film. "A song came my way which was positive,...
  • Web hosting company GoDaddy eyes initial public offering: Sources March 15, 2014

    Web hosting company The GoDaddy Group Inc is preparing for a second run at an initial public offering, according to two people familiar with the matter, as the 2014 tech IPO pipeline continues to grow. GoDaddy, the Internet domain registrar and web host known for its racy ads, would join a...
  • Web founder Tim Berners-Lee calls for Internet bill of rights March 12, 2014

    London: As the Internet turns 25, the inventor of the world wide web has called for a digital bill of rights to protect net users from surveillance and explore principles of privacy and free speech. Tim Berners-Lee said that an online "Magna Carta" is the need of the hour to...
  • World Wide Web turns 25: 10 cultural milestones and inventions older than WWW that changed human life forever March 12, 2014

    British engineer and computer scientist Sir Tim Berners-Lee, now Director of the World Wide Web Consortium (W3C), wrote a proposal in March 1989 for what would finally become the World Wide Web. He presented the paper on March 12, 1989, the day universally marked as the birth of the WWW.On...
  • Explained: The World Wide Web is turning 25 and not the Internet March 12, 2014

    Most people tend to treat the Internet and the Web as synonymous. They, in fact while being related, are not. Internet refers to the vast networking infrastructure that connects millions of computers across the world and the World Wide Web is the worldwide collection of text pages, digital photographs, music...
  • 25 years of the World Wide Web: Top 10 interesting WWW facts March 12, 2014

    New Delhi: Today, you are able to access numerous webpages through a Web browser over the Internet. You use Facebook, Twitter, Wikipedia, Google and many other websites often to get information, stay in touch with people and remain updated. Most of us heavily rely on the Internet, and the power of...
  • Review: Twitter's new profile redesign is bloated but rich in information February 17, 2014

    New Delhi: A few days ago Mashable assistant features editor Matt Petronzio spotted a major overhaul of his Twitter profile page and this morning it was my turn to be surprised with a super-sized Twitter profile. I would have thought it to be some CSS error, if I wasn't already aware...
  • Mozilla to start selling ads on Firefox browser February 13, 2014

    San Francisco: Mozilla, the company behind the Firefox Internet browser, will start selling ads as it tries to grab a larger slice of the fast-expanding online advertising market. The company said in a blog posting on Tuesday that it has reached out to potential corporate sponsors about its fledgling "Directory Tiles"...
  • Google to pay $17 million to settle Safari privacy case November 19, 2013

    San Francisco: Google is paying $17 million to 37 states and the District of Columbia to make amends for the Internet search leader's snooping on millions of people using Safari Web browsers in 2011 and 2012. The settlement announced Monday stems from a technological loophole that enabled Google's DoubleClick advertising network...
  • Yahoo again beats Google in US Web visitors in September October 22, 2013

    New York: For the third month in a row, more Americans visited Yahoo's websites than Google's, according to comScore Inc.'s Internet traffic data for September. The research firm said Monday that Yahoo Inc.'s websites had 197.8 million unique US visitors last month, while Google's had 191.4 million. Yahoo was ahead of...
  • India is opposed to any control on Internet: Kapil Sibal October 16, 2013

    New Delhi: India is opposed to any control on internet in the name of cyber security, said Telecom Minister Kapil Sibal. "We have an inter-governmental committee in the United Nations that is trying to seek to resolve this (cyber security) issue through some kind of government control which, I think,...
  • Facebook to show users less unwanted ads in newsfeed September 28, 2013

    San Francisco: Facebook newsfeeds will contain fewer ads for products or services that users are not interested in, Facebook Inc said, announcing changes in advertising policy. It was the Web company's latest effort to refine the newsfeed ads that have become more important to its business. "When deciding which ad to show...
  • Google takes Chrome Apps beyond the browser, emulates installed software September 7, 2013

    New Delhi: With its Chrome web browser first introduced five years ago Google has unseated Internet Explorer and now it is striving to venture deeper into the user's computing needs with a new kind of Chrome Apps that would work more like the other software installed on your computer. The new...
  • Instagram, Vine, other websites using Amazon Web Services go down August 26, 2013

    New York: Amazon's unit that runs Web servers for other companies had problems Sunday that coincided with outages or slowdowns on several popular websites. AirBnB says its site was one of those affected. Other services that were slow or unavailable included Instagram and Twitter's Vine video-sharing application. Online home rental service AirBnB...
  • Yahoo shares climb after report of beating Google in US Web traffic August 23, 2013

    New York: For the first time in more than two years, more Americans visited Yahoo's websites than Google's, according to comScore's Internet traffic data for July. The research firm said Wednesday that Yahoo's websites saw 196.6 million unique US visitors last month, while Google's sites had 192.3 million. The last time...
  • FBI probes nude photo extortion of Miss Teen USA August 17, 2013

    The FBI is investigating allegations that the newly crowned Miss Teen USA was the victim of someone who hacked into a webcam in her Southern California bedroom several months ago in an attempt to extort nude photographs from her. Agents believe they have identified the person behind the alleged "sextortion"...
  • PirateBay launches PirateBrowser to help circumvent censorship August 12, 2013

    New Delhi: Torrent index PirateBay marked its 10th birthday with the release of PirateBrowser, a Web browser to help circumvent censorship and Internet blockades. The PirateBrowser is a pre-configured Firefox portable browser bundled with a Tor client and includes the FoxyProxy, a proxy management addon. It also includes custom configurations to...
  • Indian startup Chumbak exploits the web to create a niche market July 4, 2013

    New Delhi: Gone are the days when startups would take years to get visibility and prosper. Today, a startup can easily reach out to hundreds of thousands people and flourish without having to spend a huge sum - but only if it knows how to make the best use of...
  • Sibal stresses on the need to protect personal information online July 2, 2013

    Union Telecom Minister Kapil Sibal on Tuesday stressed on the need to protect personal information and sovereign data online, while speaking at the launch of the National Cyber Security Policy in New Delhi. ...
  • Father of Web Tim Berners-Lee scolds 'hypocritical' West over spying June 27, 2013

    London: The British inventor of the World Wide Web accused Western governments of hypocrisy in spying on the Internet while lecturing repressive leaders across the world for doing exactly the same. Tim Berners-Lee, a London-born computer scientist who invented the Web in 1989 as the Berlin Wall crumbled, said the West...
  • Google aims to simplify the Web for Indian users June 18, 2013

    Chandigarh: Google India launched a campaign which is aimed at simplifying the web for the country's internet users. "The objective of the campaign is to help simplify the Web for Indian users, showing how they can get instant answers to their most common queries," Sandeep Menon,...
  • Unacceptable if US violating Indian privacy laws: India June 12, 2013

    New Delhi: India said on Tuesday it would be "unacceptable" if it is discovered that Indian laws on privacy have been violated by the surveillance launched on web users worldwide by the US National Security Agency (NSA). "If it is discovered that Indian laws relating to privacy of information of ordinary...
  • The elusive search for the first ever Web page June 11, 2013

    For the European physicists who created the World Wide Web, preserving its history is as elusive as unlocking the mysteries of how the universe began. The scientists at the European Organization for Nuclear Research, known by its French acronym CERN, are searching for the first Web page. It was at CERN...