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European privacy watchdogs probe Facebook; EU wants to 'finalise' Google market abuse probe

PARIS, FRANCE: European data protection authorities have joined forces to probe Facebook's privacy controls, a French watchdog said on Thursday, putting the popular US social media giant under fresh pressure...

17 Apr 2015 10:18

SOUTH AFRICA

The future of mobile exam preparation, Q&A with George Burgess

Inspired by the global mindset of Silicon Valley entrepreneurs while at Stanford, Burgess explains what Gojimo means for the industry, and why SA...

By Jessica Taylor 2 Apr 2015 07:00

UNITED STATES

Amazon TV stick goes abroad, gets new features

WASHINGTON DC, US: Amazon has announced its Fire TV media stick for streaming video is being sold in Britain and Germany, as part of a push to expand its online television services...

31 Mar 2015 12:05

UNITED STATES

Americans eye ways to skirt online snooping: survey

WASHINGTON DC, US: Americans have been stepping up efforts to keep their data private since the revelations about vast US government surveillance programmes, a survey showed on Monday...

20 Mar 2015 07:06

UNITED STATES

Yahoo sees 'end-to-end' email encryption by year-end

WASHINGTON DC, US: Yahoo said Sunday it plans to introduce "end-to-end encryption" for email this year to boost privacy protection for users concerned about snooping from governments or hackers...

16 Mar 2015 12:21

UNITED STATES

US charges filed in largest internet breach on record

WASHINGTON DC, US: US authorities have revealed charges against two Vietnamese nationals and one Canadian in connection with a computer fraud scheme to steal more than one billion email addresses...

11 Mar 2015 08:13

UNITED STATES

As hacking grows, biometric security gains momentum

WASHINGTON DC, US: With hackers seemingly running rampant online and millions of users compromised, efforts for stronger online identity protection - mainly using biometrics - are gaining momentum...

10 Mar 2015 11:59

UNITED STATES

Apple Watch may move the needle on wearable tech

SAN FRANCISCO, US: Apple launched its first new product category since 2010, with its smartwatch...

10 Mar 2015 12:25

UNITED STATES

Alibaba opens US data centre in new challenge to Amazon

SAN FRANCISCO, US: Chinese online giant Alibaba will open a data centre in Silicon Valley, it said on Wednesday, challenging US rival Amazon in the field of cloud computing...

6 Mar 2015 11:47

SOUTH AFRICA

Female millennials are the most confident and ambitious of any female generation

New PwC survey dispels myths about women and work...

5 Mar 2015 09:17

UNITED STATES

ISIS threatens Twitter founder

WASHINGTON DC, US: Twitter founder Jack Dorsey and Twitter are now being targeted by Islamic militants for suspending certain accounts...

3 Mar 2015 11:15

UNITED STATES

Fierce battle looms on US 'open Internet' rules

WASHINGTON, US: US regulators meet Thursday to vote on rules aimed at heading off Internet "fast lanes," although it may not be the end of a years-long battle...

25 Feb 2015 13:20

UNITED STATES

Obama ranks N Korea cyber capabilities as not so good

WASHINGTON, US: Iran is "good," China and Russia are "very good," but North Korea's cyber attack capabilities are actually not that great, according to an impromptu ranking by US President Barack Obama...

18 Feb 2015 12:33

UNITED STATES

Newsweek Twitter feed hijacked by pro-IS hacker

WASHINGTON, US: Newsweek's Twitter feed was briefly hijacked on Tuesday by hackers who displayed messages supporting the Islamic State group...

12 Feb 2015 07:10

UNITED STATES

US electronics chain RadioShack pulls plug

NEW YORK CITY, US: Struggling US consumer electronics chain RadioShack filed for bankruptcy protection on Thursday, pulling the plug after failing to compete with big-box stores and online retailers...

6 Feb 2015 10:55

UNITED STATES

Video shows blind mother seeing baby for first time

WASHINGTON, US: A video that went viral this week showed a legally blind mother in Canada seeing her newborn child for the first time, thanks to vision-enhancing glasses... (Video)

27 Jan 2015 10:22

UNITED STATES

Email scam nets $214m in 14 months: FBI

WASHINGTON, US: An email scam, which targets businesses with bogus invoices, has netted more than $214m from victims in 45 countries in just over one year...

23 Jan 2015 10:33

UNITED STATES

'Selfie sticks' give new perspective at tech show

LAS VEGAS, US: 'Selfie sticks' - lightweight monopods that hold smartphones to get a better angle for self portraits - are making the tech community view things from a new perspective...

12 Jan 2015 09:05

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