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.
In the court papers filed in the federal court in San Jose on Friday, Yahoo has leveled new accusations of intellectual property theft against Facebook, in its lawsuit filed against the social network six weeks back.
Claiming that the popular Facebook social network infringes 12, instead of the earlier-mentioned 10, of Yahoo's Internet patents, Yahoo also said in the Friday filing that Facebook had violated a deal between the two companies about notifying each other of the probable patent infringements before taking any legal action.
In its long-awaited data breach report released on Thursday, Verizon said that a small number of data breaches in 2011 were a result of the activities of hacktivists, and that most of the cyberattacks during the year could have been avoided had the companies not overlooked basic security-related precautions.
Based on an assessment of over 850 data breaches, Verizon's 2012 Data Breach Investigations Report was compiled with assistance from the US Secret Service as well as law enforcement agencies in the UK, Ireland, Australia, and The Netherlands.
Google has recently pulled a Reddit app - dubbed `Reddit for Fun' - from its Google Play app store; and has, in explanatory e-mail to the developer, revealed that the app has been removed because it contained sexually explicit content.
While Google has decided to yank the Reddit app for sexual content, the fact is that the Reddit platform does not actually distribute illicit content itself. In other words, the third-party Reddit app's content is not created by the app developer; and it basically comprises content which users browse from news sharing site Reddit.
In what can be seen as an evident indication that Google is seriously pursuing a new social strategy, the Internet search giant has recently revealed that its popular YouTube video-sharing site now boasts a better integration with its Google+ social network.
Amid apprehensions that Google's recent moves in the direction of its new social strategy indicate that the company has seemingly lost its core vision and has started focusing solely on advertising and social networking, Google has come up with the new YouTube channel feature which is closely linked with Google+.
In a move which Google claims will notably enhance the shopping experience at the company's digital marketplace for mobile apps, music, books, and movies, the Android Market has been given a new name - the Google Play Store.
Though the new name - which marks a complete revamp of Google's media outlets - will apparently bring about no change in the manner in which buyers interact on their handsets, the Google Play Store will now include Google's eBookstore as well as the company's recently-debuted music service.
According to a Tuesday report by MSNBC's Bob Sullivan, potential employees applying to the Maryland Department of Corrections are asked to log into their Facebook account during in-person interviews --- a trending move which underscores that employers are making attempts to know the latest about the online activities of their staff.
According to a new Wall Street Journal (WSJ) report hinting at the possibility of Google's foray into the paid TV business, a Google subsidiary - called Google Fiber - last week filed applications in Missouri and Kansas, for operating a video/TV service.
In the application - filed on Friday in the Kansas Corporation Commission as well as the Missouri Public Service Commission -, Google is reported to have mentioned that it will be sending IPTV (internet-based TV) across a private network to subscribers, by making use of "national and regional video headend facilities."
While introducing the new ‘Timeline’ feature in late September, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg had said that the new profile will help the over 800 million users of the social network express themselves better and tell their stories more effectively, the feature has now garnered widespread criticism especially from users who are not keen on sharing their details with all and sundry.