Oct 22, 2014

Tokyo court sees growing petitions against Internet postings

The Tokyo District Court has seen a sharp increase in petitions for injunctions against malicious Internet postings in recent years, court sources said on Wednesday. The number of such petitions, which include defamation and slander, handled by the court grew more than 20-fold in ...

Oct 18, 2014

Twitter to reconfigure users' timelines with 'relevant' messages

Twitter said Friday it will start reconfiguring its users’ timelines with “relevant” messages from people they haven’t bothered to follow at the service. Based on a positive response from its tests, the popular one-to-many messaging service is inching toward the Facebook model of using ...

Oct 16, 2014

U2's Bono says 'oops' for iTunes album download

U2 lead singer Bono apologized Wednesday to iTunes users who objected to receiving an automatic download of the Irish rock group’s latest album in September in conjunction with the launch of new Apple iPhones. The release of the band’s 11-track “Songs of Innocence” free ...

Ebola.com domain name is for sale, for $150,000

Oct 15, 2014

Ebola.com domain name is for sale, for $150,000

Amid the world’s worst Ebola outbreak a Las Vegas company hopes to cash in by offering the domain name Ebola.com for sale for $150,000, a partner with the firm said on Tuesday. Chris Hood, a junior partner with Blue String Ventures Inc., the firm ...

Oct 12, 2014

U2 go from rock legends to accused spammers

U2 and Apple planned the gesture for maximum publicity — a concert by the Irish mega-stars at the tech giant’s latest product launch, with the surprise that their new album had just been released for free to the world’s half-billion iTunes customers. As physical ...

Oct 11, 2014

Kmart becomes latest retailer hit by data theft

Sears Holdings Corp. said Friday that a data breach at its Kmart stores that started last month may have compromised some customers’ credit and debit cards. The data theft at Kmart is the latest in a string of hacks at big retailers including Target, ...