Just imagine – no Facebook for 99 days. A Dutch nonprofit ad agency Just B.V. has urged Facebook users to quit the social network as part of 99 Days of Freedom campaign and later take part in happiness surveys taken at the 33-, 66- and 99-days to monitor progress.The results will then be posted on the campaign's website. Participants will also share messages on their progress on the group's website through an anonymous message board.
The International private nonprofit organization Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) has permitted creating a .yandex top-level domain for Russian Internet giant Yandex, business daily Izvestiya reported on Tuesday citing a Yandex spokesperson.
The US has charged Chinese businessman Su Bin with hacking security systems of a number of large companies with an aim of obtaining secret information of military departments, the British broadcast corporation BBC reports Saturday.
The Mozilla Foundation is expecting more than 100,000 people to participate in a series of events worldwide over the next two months teaching basic Internet use and other digital skills. The "Webmaker" events which run through September 15 aim to boost so-called digital literacy skills, including computer coding, designing Web pages, and creation of apps and videos.
Hackers have attacked a Sudanese website close to the country's powerful security apparatus, AFP learned on Friday.
$44,000 - that's the sum raised by Kickstarter to make a potato salad. It all started with a $10 crowd-funding campaign by Zack Brown from Columbus, Ohio last week. He wanted to make a tasty side, but did not have enough cash for the ingredients.
The State Duma, the lower house of the Russian parliament, passed a bill obliging foreign Internet companies to store Russian citizens' personal data on servers within the Russian Federation.
More than 70,000 people have already asked Google to delete links about them under Europe's "right to be forgotten" ruling, with some of the world's biggest news sites the first to be hit. The search engine has restricted access to a BBC blog posting and several British newspaper stories under a legal ruling granting people a right to be "forgotten" in search engines, it emerged on Thursday. Google said it had received 70,000 requests since it put a form online on May 30 as a result of the ruling by the European Court of Justice.
Hackers claim to have cracked open correspondence between top Ukrainian officials about rebellious moods brewing among troops sent to fight the self-defense forces of the breakaway Donetsk and Lugansk People’s Republics in the east. The screenshots of the messages acting Defense Minister Mikhail Koval and Attorney General Vitaly Yarema exchanged on June 20 have been posted on the Internet.
Russian President Vladimir Putin has signed into law a bill imposing a criminal liability for extremist calls online, according to the official legal news website.
We have all been guinea pigs. At least those who have a Facebook account. A new paper in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences journal has revealed that Facebook manipulated the news feeds of almost 700,000 users in order to study “emotional contagion through social networks.”
Google’s team of four executives with former CEO of the corporation Eric Schmidt in the lead has travelled for a two-day visit to Havana, Cuba with a mission "to promote the virtues of a free and open Internet", according to a report of a Cuban blogger, Yoani Sanchez on her independent news website.
We all know everyone's lives aren't as glossy as they seem on Facebook, but pictures of dinners, holidays and careers are so posh you believe them, forgetting they can mask real problems. That is the phenomenon touched upon in a Norwegian short film that has hit nearly six million views on YouTube in less than a month.
Google on Thursday said that it is "forgetting" things in Europe to comply with a legal ruling granting people the power to have certain information about them removed from searches. "This week, we're starting to take action on the removal requests that we've received," Google said in an email response to an AFP inquiry. "Each request has to be assessed individually and we're working as quickly as possible to get through the queue."
France strongly attacked the US-based body that assigns internet addresses on Wednesday, saying it was not a fit venue for internet governance and that alternatives should be sought. The eurozone's second-largest economy has been at war with the body, which assigns domain names like '.com' and runs crucial internet infrastructure, over the '.wine' and '.vin' suffixes being rolled out as part of an unprecedented expansion of domains.
The Facebook page of Russian Minister of Energy Aleksandr Novak has been hacked, the minister's press service says.
The FBI's 83-page internal glossary of Internet slang and abbreviations, called "Twitter Shorthand," was made public last week via a Freedom of Information request by the group MuckRock.
Twitter has restored access inside Pakistan to dozens of tweets and accounts, after blocking them last month following official complaints about "blasphemous" content, in a move hailed by free speech activists.
Social media giant Facebook announced the release Tuesday of its latest messaging app Slingshot. Slingshot lets users share selfies and other short-lived videos and pictures, but friends have to share something before they are able to see images from others, according to the announcement.
The Bitcoin digital currency system is in danger of losing its credibility as an independent payment system because of the growing power of a group that runs some of the computers behind it. In recent weeks, a British-based "mining pool" called GHash has amassed nearly half of the Bitcoin computing power and has briefly gone over 50 percent.