ARTICLES RELATING TO INTERNET

Google offers Street View peek into Bhutan

2014-10-24 12:00

Google has provided a sneak peek into Bhutan by unveiling a Street View project for the remote Himalayan kingdom.

Man hooked on Google Glass to nth degree

2014-10-16 12:15

A 31-year-old American has been treated for addiction after wearing Google Glass for up to 18 hours a day and even experienced dreams as if looking through the device.

Smart homes coming to SA... soon

2014-10-15 11:51

Smart home technology makes homes more efficient and should be expanded to everyone who lives in a home, says an industry insider.

Icann to break free of US control

2014-10-14 10:21

The head of the private agency entrusted with running the internet has said that the group is on course to break free of US oversight late in 2015.

'Troll' death sparks debate over internet bile

2014-10-13 09:34

The death of a British woman accused of a vicious campaign of online abuse against the parents of missing girl Madeleine McCann has ignited debate over the growing scourge of internet "trolls".

Ultrafast internet to open up new possibilities

2014-10-10 14:46

Superfast internet connections are likely open up new kinds of communication such as "telepresence" and improve services such as remote healthcare.

How to fight cyber bullies

2014-10-10 13:23

Tips for parents on how to keep your children safe from cyber bullies.

Google chair: US spying could 'break' internet

2014-10-10 07:52

Google's Eric Schmidt has said US online spying is a threat so dire it could wind up "breaking the internet".

Yahoo to invest in Snapchat

2014-10-06 13:17

Yahoo is planning to invest into the photo messaging application Snapchat, the Wall Street Journal has reported.

Ex-Googler leads invasion of Hollywood

2014-10-03 14:45

Softbank's investment in a Hollywood movie studio represents the coming out party for Nikesh Arora.

New York Times to cut jobs as online disappoints

2014-10-02 11:10

The New York Times has said it would cut jobs as advertising revenue dwindles and new digital products fail to live up to expectations.

5 questions, answers on 'net neutrality'

2014-10-01 08:00

The US Federal Communications Commission is considering whether internet providers should be allowed to cut deals with online services.

SA internet healthy as .za sites edge to 1 million

2014-09-23 11:03

There are close to a million local web domains registered according to the South African registry.

Yahoo wins jackpot from Alibaba IPO

2014-09-19 13:45

Yahoo is making amends for years of blundering with one smart move: An early investment in China's Alibaba Group that has turned into a multibillion-dollar boon.

SA has love affair with video on social networks

2014-09-18 13:24

Rich media on social networks is driving internet traffic in South Africa as data and device costs decline.

Living in SA better to avoid cyber snooping

2014-09-17 13:01

South Africa may be one of the better countries to conduct cyber accounts if the results of the Google Transparency report are anything to go by.

Media reaping profits from internet, says study

2014-09-17 10:24

The internet is no longer draining profits from media and entertainment companies, which have learned to make online services pay, a new study shows.

US threatened Yahoo with huge fine over surveillance

2014-09-12 07:51

US authorities threatened to fine Yahoo $250 000 a day if it failed to comply with a secret surveillance programme requiring it to hand over user data in the name of national security.

Round 2 looms in EU, Google fight

2014-09-11 11:46

The EU says it wants more concessions from Google in the light of new information on the company's search dominance.

Independent sets up panel to probe hate speech

2014-09-05 07:33

Independent Media says it is planning to set up an advisory panel to investigate public hate speech on its websites.

Family-time may help kids cope with bullying

2014-09-03 05:00

Researchers find regular family dinners seem to help kids cope with online bullying.

Google taking on Amazon with drone fleet

2014-08-29 07:28

Google's secretive research laboratory is trying to build a fleet of drones designed to bypass earthbound traffic so packages can be delivered to people more quickly.

Free Wi-Fi setup guide for dummies

2014-08-28 13:07

With the apparent inevitable march toward public access Wi-Fi, it is important that vendors ensure that the deployment is accessible for users.

 

Rare Rivonia trial artefacts up for sale online

2014-10-23 12:30

Rare artefacts from the Rivonia trial have been put up for sale on a classifieds website.

Internet start-up aims to boost broadband

2014-10-21 14:56

Internet access in east Africa is still relatively slow and costly but a Djibouti-based technology start-up company has ambitions to help change that.

China blocks BBC website amid Hong Kong protests

2014-10-15 14:40

The BBC's website has been blocked in China, one day after a video of Hong Kong police beating and kicking a pro-democracy protester began circulating online.

Smart homes coming to SA... soon

2014-10-15 07:45

Smart home technology makes homes more efficient and should be expanded to everyone who lives in a home, says an industry insider.

Zuckerberg presses Indonesia leader on web access

2014-10-13 14:47

Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg has pressed Indonesia's incoming leader to improve internet access in the sprawling archipelago.

How to fight cyber bullies

2014-10-13 09:24

Tips for parents on how to keep your children safe from cyber bullies.

Hackers jump from zeros to heroes

2014-10-10 14:20

Hackers are shaking off their reputations as nerdy, loner basement dwellers and rebranding themselves on the world stage as members of internet age tribes.

Japan court orders Google to remove search results

2014-10-10 11:20

Tokyo District Court ordered Google to remove some internet search results revealing the name of a Japanese man who claims his privacy rights have been violated.

Online voting not ready for worldwide roll-out

2014-10-08 21:10

Online voting has the potential to boost election participation around the world, but is not yet ready to be widely rolled out due to security risks.

EU closes probe into internet firms

2014-10-03 18:00

The European Union found that companies providing internet connectivity in the bloc did not illegally hamper competition, following unannounced inspections.

Wi-Fi emerges as SA 'data saviour'

2014-10-03 11:11

As demand for high speed mobile data grows in South Africa, operators face a potential crunch as the lack of spectrum could put strain on networks.

Homemade semi-automatic gun plans go online

2014-10-02 09:53

The creator of the world's first 3D plastic handgun has unveiled his latest invention: A pre-programmed milling machine that enables anyone to easily make the core component of a semi-automatic rifle.

WWW inventor warns of threat to internet

2014-09-28 14:14

Freedom of the internet is under threat by governments and corporations interested in controlling the web, says Tim Berners-Lee.

Online piracy thrives in internet cloud

2014-09-19 14:31

Online piracy of music, films and other content has moved to the internet cloud, reaping big profits for digital thieves, a study has found.

How the internet is changing the world

2014-09-19 07:15

The internet is shaping the universe in ways we cannot even begin to imagine, says Chemory Gunko.

You could win R150 000 for your tech idea

2014-09-18 08:32

South African developers have an opportunity to show off their skills and earn some cash as a competition to grow start-ups enters its third year.

Number of websites explodes to over 1 billion

2014-09-17 12:10

The number of websites has burst above one billion and is growing apace, according to figures updated in real time.

Erdogan tightens Turkey's internet controls

2014-09-12 11:30

Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan has approved a law tightening government control of the internet and expanding the powers of the telecoms authority.

Tech giants bet on 'smart home' revolution

2014-09-11 14:02

Tech giants hope the "smart home", where gadgets talk to each other and the fridge orders the milk, will soon become reality.

Internet titans protest 'fast lanes'

2014-09-09 11:38

Streaming television titan Netflix will be among websites displaying a dreaded spinning wheel icon to rally support for blocking internet "fast lanes".

Microsoft revamps MSN to flow across devices

2014-09-08 08:50

Microsoft is giving its MSN news service a crisper look, new lifestyle tools and seamless syncing across devices.

Gumtree wins top SA website slot

2014-09-03 13:29

Online classifieds in South Africa are a force to be reckoned with and the latest figures show that these platforms are on course to dominate the local market.

Family-time may help kids cope with bullying

2014-09-02 15:48

Researchers find regular family dinners seem to help kids cope with online bullying.

Tech difficulties delay dating scam case

2014-08-28 14:24

Unexpected technicalities have delayed court proceedings in a case involving four men and three women allegedly involved in an online dating scam.

Millions lose internet access in US

2014-08-28 10:19

Time Warner Cable apologised for a 'very serious failure' after millions of people across the US were knocked off the internet because of a fault.

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