Jul 2, 2015

Japan court orders Google to remove past arrest reports

A Japanese court has issued an injunction ordering Google Inc. to remove Internet search results that include reports of a man’s arrest, court documents showed Thursday. The Saitama District Court order dated June 25 said the man, who was convicted of violating the child ...

Jul 2, 2015

PayPal buys international money-sending service Xoom

Online payment titan PayPal said Wednesday it is buying international money-sending service Xoom in a deal valued at $890 million. PayPal, a subsidiary of eBay, will pay $25 per share of Xoom in what amounts to a premium of 32 percent over the stock’s ...

Google debuts News Lab to hone skills of Internet Age journalists

Jun 23, 2015

Google debuts News Lab to hone skills of Internet Age journalists

Google on Monday launched an online lab where journalists can learn or sharpen Internet Age reporting skills. The News Lab mission is to collaborate with journalists and entrepreneurs to apply technology innovations to reporting news, lab director Steve Grove said, in a blog post. ...

WikiLeaks leaks over 500,000 Saudi documents

Jun 20, 2015

WikiLeaks leaks over 500,000 Saudi documents

WikiLeaks is in the process of publishing more than 500,000 Saudi diplomatic documents to the Internet, the transparency website said Friday, a move that echoes its famous release of U.S. State Department cables in 2010. WikiLeaks said it has already posted roughly 60,000 files. ...

Second hack by Chinese exposed U.S. military and intelligence data: officials

Jun 13, 2015

Second hack by Chinese exposed U.S. military and intelligence data: officials

Hackers linked to China appear to have gained access to the sensitive background information submitted by intelligence and military personnel for security clearances, several U.S. officials said Friday, describing a second breach of federal records that could dramatically compound the potential damage. The forms ...

Jun 12, 2015

67% of elderly have little or no access to Internet: survey

A total of 67.2 percent of those 60 or older says they have little or no access to the Internet, a government survey released Friday shows. The survey said the ratio of elderly interested in using the Internet was lowest among the oldest respondents. ...