In the wake of a recent revelation by security firm Deteque that nearly about 245,000 computers across the globe - around 45,355 in the US alone - are still infected by last-year-detected Alureon malware, there are apprehensions galore that the users of the affected systems could be at risk of losing Internet access on Monday.
After having earlier hinted at Vice President Joe Biden's involvement in the Megaupload case via one of his tweets, the shuttered site's founder Kim Dotcom recently informed TorrentFreak that he has insider information which reveals that Biden had ordered the Megaupload shutdown.
Despite the fact that Dotcom - who is currently facing charges of US of copyright infringement and racketeering - refrained from disclosing the identity of his unnamed source of his information, he said that it was Joe Biden who instructed US State attorney Neil MacBride to target the Megaupload. com site.
The International Telecommunications Union (ITU)'s addition of an extra second to the Coordinated Universal Time (UTC), at the midnight hour of June 30-July 1 Greenwich Mean Time, led to the crash of a number of popular Internet services worldwide, over the weekend.
The services which witnessed glitches due to the Saturday addition of the extra second to the official timekeeping record - the adjustment marking the 25th such addition of a leap second to UTC since early 1970s - included Reddit, LinkedIn, and Quantas airline's reservation system.
On Thursday, the second day of its annual I/O Conference in San Francisco, Internet search giant Google made a somewhat unexpected announcement about the release of Chrome for iOS, while announcing the stable version of Chrome for Android.
Google's release of Chrome software for Apple's iPhone and iPad, which have Safari online surfing programs at their core, underscores that the Internet search company's strategic move to take the web browser battle to the popular Apple devices.
According to a New York Times report, citing two unidentified Facebook engineers, the popular social network is completely revamping its iPhone app to give it a notable speed boost.
As per the information shared by the two sources, the overhauled Facebook iPhone app - which will boast optimized speed for iPhone users accessing the social networking site on the their handsets - is currently being tested by the social network's developers.
In what has been described as `a major breakthrough' by computer scientists at Google's mysterious X lab, the company's artificial brain - comprising a neural network of 16,000 computer processors - has learnt to find cat videos!
According to the details shared by the scientists, after exposing the "brain" simulation to 10 million randomly selected YouTube video thumbnails for three days, and later presenting it with a list of 20,000 different items, it was found that the "brain" used a "deep learning" algorithm to identify pictures of cats.
In a development which was first pointed out by Inside Facebook, popular gaming platform Zynga has started to display Facebook ads on its Zynga. com website, which allows gamers to play its online games away from the social network.
The Facebook ads which have made their way to Zynga. com essentially fill the space which earlier showed ads from Google. Since gamers make use of their Facebook accounts for Zynga. com log in, the ads will be targeted to them on the basis of the details which are already shared by them on the social network.
According to a new TorrentFreak report, an earlier-this-month letter by YouTube's Associate Product Counsel Harris Cohen has revealed that Google intends taking the legal route against one of the bigwig YouTube conversions sites.
Making Google's position clear in letter dated June 8, Cohen has reportedly written to the YouTube-MP3. org conversion site owner, `Philip,' the Internet search giant intends filing a lawsuit against the site.
With the third Sunday in June celebrated as the Father's Day around the world every year, Internet search giant Google commemorated the occasion with a special animated Google Doodle.
A little different from the Mother's Day doodle in May, the Father's Day doodle involved robots, coffee, a hug, and high-fives. The animated Daddy Google scene has the "L" of the Google logo shown as a bespectacled green figure sitting on a chair, holding a newspaper.
The launch of Internet Protocol version 6 - commonly referred to as IPv6 - will bring about substantial `under the hood' changes to how the Internet works; with the new technology being turned on by websites and Internet service providers for transmission of data.
The Internet has thus far been running on a system - called Internet Protocol version 4, or IPv4 - which was developed by researchers nearly 35 years back, as part of U. S. Defense Department's experimental project dubbed ARPAnet.
According to a recent revelation by current and former US officials, it was under the secret orders of President Barack Obama that the US and Israeli experts carried out a devastating cyberattack - involving the damaging Stuxnet malware - against Iran’s nuclear program.
As per the disclosure by the officials, President Obama order sped up the wave of cyberattacks against Iran so that the country’s progress in the direction of building an atomic bomb could be hindered without the need of launching a traditional military attack.
With Facebook's much-hyped initial public offering (IPO) failing to meet the expectations, a number of disquieting questions have sprung up of late about the botched offering of the social network's stock and its potential impact on other companies planning their IPO.
While experts are of the opinion that there were quite a few slip-ups in Facebook's public debut, it is largely being believed that one of the most apparent missteps was the company's decision to set a `too high' opening price for its shares.
In an attempt to redefine Internet search as well as point towards a much-enhanced Web browser, the struggling Internet company Yahoo is coming up with a new tool – dubbed ‘Axis’ – which displays search results in a more expedient and persuasive layout, by altering the browsers made by other companies.
After hinting at its "so. cl" social network since last December, and testing the service privately with students and researchers at a few universities, Microsoft quietly opened its `so. cl' site to the public over the weekend.
"So. cl" - which is pronounced as `social' - has been described by Microsoft as a site that deeply integrates Internet search into a social learning experience. The site essentially allows users to quickly share their search results with others on the social network, by adding them to a post with a mere click on the results or pictures.
A routine General Motors' (GM) review of `how' and `where' the automaker spends its marketing dollars has, according to the information shared by GM spokesman Tom Henderson, prompted the bigwig auto company to decided against advertising on Facebook social network.
With the routine review apparently revealing that GM's $10 million annual spending on Facebook advertising was having hardly any impact on consumers, the automaker - which incidentally is the third-ranking advertiser in the US
- had decided to discontinue its Facebook ads.