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Do you have the right to be forgotten online?

2014-07-30 10:30

Erasing history at the touch of a button is something we all might wish we could do, but is it right - and is it even possible in South Africa? News24 finds out.

How social media is destroying our society

2014-07-29 07:58

I was an early adopter of social media and once again I find myself an early adopter as I join the ranks of millions of people who are shutting down their social media profiles, writes Chemory Gunko.

Fake Google Play apps target data, cash - report

2014-07-21 21:14

Most of the applications on Google's Play Store online site have fake copies loaded with malware to steal personal and financial information, says a report.

Debate rages over snooping of Google user e-mails

2014-07-21 09:08

A federal judge has granted prosecutors access to a Gmail user's e-mails as part of a criminal probe, a decision that could fan the debate over how aggressively the government may pursue personal data.

Bill ensures emails, photos won't die

2014-07-17 11:59

A group of influential US lawyers has the answer to the question of what would happen to Facebook, Yahoo and other online accounts when a person dies.

Is social media killing you?

2014-07-11 09:41

I fear for the youth getting lost in social media so deeply that we end up living our lives over the phone or iPad, writes Zareef Minty.

Prostitute held in Google exec heroin death

2014-07-10 05:46

A high priced prostitute killed a Google executive with a lethal dose of heroin and then fled his yacht in California, authorities have alleged.

AT&T to sell LG smartwatches

2014-07-08 12:40

AT&T says it will be the first US wireless carrier to sell the LG Electronics smartwatch, a wrist watch that connects to Android phones.

Google flooded with removal requests

2014-07-04 07:50

Some of the world's biggest news sites have hit back at Google for removing links following Europe's "right to be forgotten" ruling, saying it's like burning books.

Google Street View privacy case to continue

2014-06-30 19:01

The US Supreme Court has rejected Google's bid to dismiss a lawsuit accusing it of violating federal wiretap law.

Google execs visit Cuba to promote internet

2014-06-30 08:29

A team of top Google executives is visiting Cuba to promote open internet access, according to a dissident blogger who says she met the group in Havana.

Samsung, LG launch smart watches with new Google software

2014-06-26 11:13

South Korea's Samsung and LG have launched rival smart watches powered by Google's new software as they jostle to lead an increasingly competitive market for wearable devices.

Getting your website's sexy on

2014-06-25 15:32

Andrew Marshall discusses the five key components to constructing a website that will best represent your brand.

Apple, Google to bring apps to diabetics

2014-06-23 12:02

The world's largest mobile technology firms have set their sights on monitoring blood sugar levels by means of wearable technology like bracelets.

Nest spends $555m to buy Dropcam

2014-06-22 12:30

Gogle's Nest Labs is buying video monitoring start-up Dropcam for a reported $555m amid huge growth in the smart home sector.

Now Google can even choose your perfect holiday FOR you

2014-06-19 12:21

Have you ever fantasized about playing travel roulette – heading to the airport and buying a flight ticket to… well, anywhere? Well, Google could make your fantasies reality!

YouTube shark escape video goes viral

2014-06-14 10:30

A man's escape from a Great White shark has gone viral after the video of his close encounter was published on YouTube.

Google welcomes you to Brazil for World Cup

2014-06-06 14:05

The Soccer World Cup is just days away, but for the many fans who won't be able to personally get to the games, Google has provided a way with Street View.

Mobile medical app explosion haywire

2014-06-05 19:03

Biotracking sensors are stirring concern in the medical community about misdiagnoses that could have serious consequences for consumers.

Google looking for tech savvy South Africans

2014-06-04 14:38

Global internet giant Google is hiring and they're looking for internet savvy South Africans to join the company.

China accused of disrupting Google services

2014-06-02 13:50

Google is being disrupted in China ahead of the 25th anniversary of the 1989 crackdown on pro-democracy demonstrators near Tiananmen Square, a censorship watchdog says.

How Google got states to legalise driverless cars

2014-06-01 18:52

Driverless cars were not legal, so what was Google's answer? An unorthodox lobbying campaign.

Google gets 12 000 requests to be 'forgotten' on first day

2014-05-31 22:46

Google has received 12 000 requests from people seeking to be "forgotten" by the world's leading search engine on the first day it offered the service.

Model sues Google over porn site links

2014-05-30 08:37

The Argentine Supreme Court has heard arguments demanding that Google take down links between pornographic websites and a model suing the internet giant because she is not a sex worker.

Google builds driverless car prototype

2014-05-28 14:01

Google has built prototypes of its driverless cars that may be seen on the roads in the near future.

 

Dog passing out video goes viral on YouTube

2014-07-29 08:42

A video of a dog passing out from joy has rocketed up the charts to become one of the most popular online videos.

Google will give you $1m for your green idea

2014-07-24 09:48

Google is offering a million-dollar prize for a breakthrough that would make solar or wind generated electricity more enticing for everyday uses.

Google smartphone suit plays into rivals' hands

2014-07-21 11:16

A US consumer lawsuit accusing Google of monopolising prime real estate on Android smartphones will help mobile rivals like Microsoft make their antitrust case with European regulators.

Finland cashes in on cold

2014-07-20 16:30

With freezing winters where the mercury can sink well below zero and cool summers, Finland has attracted technology giants such as Google and Microsoft.

Ford ex-boss Allan Mulally joins Google

2014-07-16 10:25

Google has announced that former Ford Motor Group Company chief, Allan Mulally has joined its board of directors.

Prostitute in Google exec case linked to 2nd death

2014-07-11 06:36

Two months before police say a high-priced prostitute calmly left a Google executive dying from a heroin overdose, the woman panicked on the phone with police as her boyfriend lay in the throes of a fatal overdose.

Naver goes global with messaging app

2014-07-08 16:00

The founder of Naver is stepping onto the world stage with Line, a messaging app developed to overcome communications wiped out after the 2011 tsunami.

World leaders look to BlackBerry over security fears

2014-07-04 14:45

BlackBerry might be under pressure due to the rise of Android smartphones and Apple iPhone devices, but the company is seeing adoption of its devices by people concerned about security.

EU could probe Google YouTube dominance

2014-07-01 11:32

Europe's antitrust chief has said he could investigate Google's YouTube if he saw any attempt by the company to abuse its dominant position in online video searching.

Google finds its own route with car technology

2014-06-30 09:30

As Google expands beyond web search and seeks a foothold in the automotive market, the company's eagerness has begun to reek of arrogance to some in Detroit, who see danger as well as promise in Silicon Valley.

Google Android spreading to cars, watches, TV

2014-06-26 14:22

Google is expanding its empire to cars, watches, businesses and televisions, explained in a sweeping vision at the opening of a sold-out developers conference.

Google making low-cost smartphone

2014-06-26 08:38

Google has announced it was working on a low-cost smartphone aimed at emerging markets as part of an initiative called Android One.

Google to wow with smart home gadgets, wearables

2014-06-25 08:36

An Android update, wearable gadgets and so-called smart home devices are just some of the innovations Google is likely to show off at its two-day developer conference.

Google removes Singapore hate blog

2014-06-23 07:50

Google has taken down a blog that listed ways to harass Singapore's Filipino population, drawing praise from internet users appalled by growing racial tensions.

Power of Microsoft's Bing an open question

2014-06-20 14:31

Micrsoft's Bing a worthy competitor to Google, as it powers 30% of the internet search market, according to new chief executive Satya Nadella.

In China, LinkedIn must beat local rivals

2014-06-16 13:30

After taking a social media drubbing in the West for accepting self-censorship in China, LinkedIn faces obstacles to growth in a market it is counting on.

EU probes Apple, Starbucks over tax rulings

2014-06-11 14:00

The European Commission has opened three in-depth investigations into tax decisions affecting Apple, Starbucks and Fiat Finance and Trade.

Google working on 3D motion-sensing tablet

2014-06-06 13:33

Google has revealed that is working on a tablet computer with 3D and motion-sensing capabilities in an effort dubbed Project Tango.

Google steps up bid to stymie e-mail snooping

2014-06-04 22:18

Google has stepped up its effort to make it tougher for spies or anyone else to snoop on e-mail, unveiling Chrome browser software for scrambling digital messages.

Punish Google, Apple, says China media

2014-06-04 12:44

Chinese state media lashed out at Google, Apple and other US technology companies, calling on Beijing "to punish severely the pawns" of the US government.

Samsung begins its break from Android

2014-06-02 12:09

Samsung has announced the launch of a new smartphone based on its own operating system, in a step toward independence from the Google Android platform.

Google: How to uphold EU privacy ruling

2014-06-01 17:15

Google and other internet companies find themselves in a quandary over how to strike a balance between privacy and freedom of information.

Google shows how to be 'forgotten'

2014-05-30 14:31

Google has begun letting people in Europe formally request to be "forgotten" by the world's leading internet search service.

Google staff mostly white and male

2014-05-29 08:47

Google has released diversity data and concedes its largely white, male workforce should diversify.

Automaker Google: No-driver cars roll out

2014-05-28 09:12

Google can add 'automaker' to its portfolio as the first of 100 prototype cars that drive themselves roll out to be summoned by passengers via a smartphone.

 
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