Child safety experts have warned that chat and messaging technology has “grown quicker than our ability to regulate”.
Security experts are urging people to stop shopping online after uncovering a severe security flaw.
A viral comic video about how animals eat their food has topped this year's YouTube most viewed in the UK.
The inventor of the world wide web has warned that “a growing tide of surveillance and censorship” threatens the future of democracy, as more people now use the internet and social media to “expose wrongdoing”.
Internet searches for child abuse images will be blocked for the first time by Microsoft and Google after months of mounting pressure.
Twitter has introduced a “report tweet” option for users who are sent abusive messages, following a campaign by a number of women who were targeted on the site.
Tesco is reportedly planning its own tablet computer this year in a bid to win back book and DVD sales from technology giants Apple and Amazon.
The European Court of Justice has said that Google and other search engines are not responsible when personal information appears on web pages they index, a defeat for the so-called "right to be forgotten" privacy principle under debate in Europe.
One of the first Apple computers ever built goes on the Christie's auction block in New York next week - and it could sell for half a million dollars (£322,000), or more.
Sony has revealed its hotly anticipated PlayStation 4 will cost £349, giving rivals Microsoft "a bloody nose" in the battle over their latest gaming consoles.