Facebook has announced a new encryption feature that will secure email data from both hackers and government interference.
Articles by Alastair Stevenson
Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg wants to bring 5 billion more people online. To accomplish this, he has launched a new initiative through Internet.org that is designed to help people in poorer areas get access to the Internet.
The U.S. Federal Trade Commission is on the brink of launching a fresh antitrust probe into Google, over alleged misconduct over how it handles its display advertising business. The probe was spurred on by competing display advertising firms.
The Chinese Ministry of Technology says the country is too dependent on Android, and accused Google of unfairly discriminating against local firms by hindering the country's ability to develop its own mobile operating system.
A hacker is selling what is claimed to be a zero-day exploit that will let criminals hijack control of Yahoo Mail users' accounts. The hacker, known as TheHell, posted a video marketing a $700 exploit kit on the secretive Darkode cybercrime market.
Google has begun hiring for a crack team of data experts – code named Red Team – to help resolve privacy complaints, following the $22.5 million fine it had to pay the Federal Trade Commission after issues relating to the Safari browser.
Levinsohn's time at Yahoo is over. The former interim CEO will receive the severance payments outlined in his 2010 offer letter. He will also receive an equity award of 67,000 redistricted stock units and 250,000 stock options worth over $5 million.
Google lashed out at Microsoft researcher Terry Zink, claiming there is no evidence to support his warning that a new botnet is forcing infected Android phones to churn out spam. Google said the spam messages were stemming from PCs, not smartphones.
Google has released a new version of its iPhone search app, boasting a revamped interface, full screen image searches and improved search speeds. The update makes app pages load faster and autocomplete search suggestions appear more quickly.
Google Chrome overtook Microsoft's Internet Explorer to become the world's most popular web browser for a full week for the first time in its history. Chrome enjoyed a week-long surge in use between May 14 and 20, according to StatCounter.
Google will reportedly launch a new budget Nexus Tablet aimed at the same market as Amazon's Kindle Fire. Google may launch its own-brand tablet device, which will be made by "existing partners", through a new online store by the end of the year.
Google says the goal of the project is to create a central meeting point for London's booming tech startup community. As well as the free workspace, the campus will run mentoring programs, hosting talks, and seminars from industry figures.
Major technology brands behind more than 30 of the top Apple iPhone applications, including Facebook, Twitter, and Foursquare, have received letters from U.S. lawmakers requesting information on how the apps collect consumer data.
Google's Chrome browser recently became the most popular system in use on the web, overtaking Microsoft's Internet Explorer (IE) for the first time, before falling back into second place, due to heavy weekend usage in India, Russia, and Brazil.