Apr 19, 2014

Kids wasting too much time online

A Cabinet Office survey finds that the amount of time that Japanese youngsters spend on the Internet with mobile or smartphones has increased 50 percent from a 2010 survey.

Drones may take Net to far corners

Apr 18, 2014

Drones may take Net to far corners

The shortest path to the Internet for some remote corners of the world may be through the skies. That is the message from U.S. tech giants seeking to spread the online gospel to hard-to-reach regions. Google took a step in that direction this week ...

Weibo's Nasdaq debut highlights Chinese censorship

| Apr 18, 2014

Weibo's Nasdaq debut highlights Chinese censorship

Weibo Corp. executives on Thursday toasted the Chinese social media firm’s debut at Nasdaq’s New York headquarters. Hours earlier in Beijing, Charles Xue, a Chinese-American venture capitalist and prominent Weibo user, celebrated a different kind of coming-out: his release after eight months in jail. ...

Apr 15, 2014

US Airways tweets pornographic photo in response to customer

US Airways rushed out an apology Monday after a graphic sexual image was tweeted from its official Twitter account in response to a disgruntled customer. The airline has been known to respond rapidly to complaints on social media. But this time it was different. ...

Google buys solar-powered drone maker in bid to boost Net access

Apr 15, 2014

Google buys solar-powered drone maker in bid to boost Net access

Google on Monday announced that it was acquiring Titan Aerospace, a maker of solar-powered drones that could be used to boost Internet access to remote areas. “It’s still early days, but atmospheric satellites could help bring Internet access to millions of people, and help ...

Apr 12, 2014

'Heartbleed' bug: How to lower the risks

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 ...

Apr 12, 2014

White House, spy agencies deny NSA exploited 'Heartbleed' bug

The White House and U.S. intelligence agencies said on Friday that neither the National Security Agency nor any other part of the government was aware before this month of the “Heartbleed” bug, denying a report that the spy agency exploited the glitch in widely ...

'Heartbleed' computer bug threat spreads to firewalls and beyond

Apr 11, 2014

'Heartbleed' computer bug threat spreads to firewalls and beyond

Hackers could crack email systems, security firewalls and possibly mobile phones through the “Heartbleed” computer bug, according to security experts who warned on Thursday that the risks extended beyond just Internet servers. The widespread bug surfaced late on Monday, when it was disclosed that ...

Adultery website tests the law in South Korea

| Apr 10, 2014

Adultery website tests the law in South Korea

Canada-based adultery hookup service AshleyMadison.com — slogan: “Life is short. Have an affair” — drew 46,000 people within a week of launching a website last month in South Korea, where marital infidelity is a crime punishable by up to two years in prison. The ...

Devices help deaf-blind go online

Apr 9, 2014

Devices help deaf-blind go online

Tanisha Verdejo loves to surf the Internet for online shopping deals. She chats on Facebook, learns about new recipes and enjoys sending emails to friends and family. Verdejo, who can’t see or hear, could do none of that a year ago. The 40-year-old New ...