Half users 'cutting Facebook time'

27 November 2014 8.02pm.

Facebook faces another challenge after new research revealed that half of the social network's users in the UK and US are using it less frequently than they used to.

Syrian hackers target news websites

27 November 2014 3.02pm.

The Syrian Electronic Army (SEA) has hacked a series of high-profile websites, including the Independent and the Telegraph after exploiting an ad network that runs on the sites.

Gamers 'self-regulate' on bigotry

27 November 2014 2.02am.

The computer gaming industry has been urged to promote tolerance and inclusiveness in its games in an effort to curb homophobia and bigotry.

  • Older children 'tuning into Vimeo'

    25 November 2014 7.02pm.

    Older children watch half the amount of live television per day as adults - but are topping this up by watching content online, a study has found.

  • 'Intelligence-gathering' bug alert

    24 November 2014 1.02am.

    Complex malware designed to collect information about people and organisations has been discovered.

  • 'Intelligence-gathering' bug alert

    24 November 2014 1.02am.

    Complex malware designed to collect information about people and organisations has been discovered.

  • Cut cable delays for Yahoo Mail

    21 November 2014 9.02pm.

    Internet users in the UK and United States have been unable to log in to their Yahoo email accounts after an underwater cable was cut during maintenance work.

  • Four held in computer hacking probe

    21 November 2014 9.02pm.

    Four people have been arrested in the UK as part of an international operation to combat computer hackers.

  • Warning on webcam 'spying' site

    20 November 2014 8.47am.

    A Russian website allowing voyeurs to watch people in their homes via their own webcams may take some time to shut down, the Information Commissioner has warned.

  • Web tool detects government spyware

    20 November 2014 12.47am.

    A new web tool has been released that enables people to scan their devices for known surveillance spyware used by governments in computers and mobiles.

  • Microsoft Azure fault hits websites

    19 November 2014 6.02pm.

    A fault in Microsoft's Azure cloud computing platform has knocked some customer sites offline, with issues being felt globally according to the software's status page.

  • 'Sites blocked' ahead of web summit

    19 November 2014 2.18pm.

    Chinese censors have blocked access to several popular websites as they target content delivery networks that serve much of the internet, according to a US internet service company.

  • Google buys up Dutch wind energy

    18 November 2014 4.03pm.

    Google is buying the entire output of an 18-turbine Dutch wind energy project to supply power to a major data centre.

  • Nokia launches N1 Android tablet

    18 November 2014 1.02pm.

    Nokia is launching a tablet computer months after selling its ailing handsets unit to Microsoft.

  • Online bullying doubles in a year

    14 November 2014 2.02am.

    The number of children being bullied on the internet has doubled this year, with more than one in three now victims, research suggests.

  • YouTube adds subscription service

    13 November 2014 6.46am.

    Google is remixing the music on its YouTube video site with the addition of ad-free subscription service Music Key and a new format designed to make it easier to find millions of songs that can still be played for free.

  • 26% of broadband links 'superfast'

    13 November 2014 2.00am.

    An extra 1.5 million homes and businesses now have superfast broadband, figures show.

  • Two jailed over web music piracy

    12 November 2014 2.02am.

    Two internet pirates behind illegal music internet forum Dancing Jesus, which could have cost the industry more than £240 million, have been jailed.

  • Microsoft phone drops Nokia name

    11 November 2014 6.48am.

    Microsoft has unveiled a cheaper smartphone costing about 110 euros (£86) as it eyes emerging and other low-cost markets for growth.

  • Obama wants more web regulation

    11 November 2014 6.48am.

    Barack Obama has embraced a radical change in how the US government treats internet service, coming down on the side of consumer activists who fear slower download speeds and higher costs but angering US cable giants who say the plan would kill jobs.

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