Facebook upgrades internal search engine

Facebook has introduced a new feature that allows users to quickly search and connect with people, pages, groups, events and applications.

Obama's Feds trawl Facebook for criminal leads

Were you worried about the Bush administration slowly eroding personal freedom? 

Well, Obama's Feds are reportedly trawling social networking sites such as Facebook in a disturbing effort to monitor suspicious and criminal behavior.

Microsoft details IE9 specs

Microsoft has debuted its long-awaited Internet Explorer 9 (IE9) Platform Preview.

Is Facebook more popular than Google?

Hitwise reports that Facebook managed to reach an "important milestone" by surpassing Google to become the most visited US website for the week ending March 13, 2010.

Hate groups flourishing on social networks

Online hate groups are proliferating with the growth in social networking, says the Simon Wiesenthal Center.

Digg reinvents itself with instant submissions

Digg is reportedly preparing to launch a revamped version of its popular service that will allow users to quickly submit "instant" Diggs without logging in.

Governments use internet as tool of control

Two reports have concluded that governments around the world are increasingly limiting freedom of expression on the internet.

Google app shows shoppers what's in stock nearby

It's been on the cards for some time, and now Google has introduced a Product Search service allowing cellphone users to check out the inventory in local stores.

Barnes & Noble to put e-books on iPad

Barnes & Noble will be releasing an app for the iPad, a device that will be competing with its own Nook e-reader. It's a way for the reail giant to gain more exposure in the market of digital books.

Motorola puts Bing on Chinese phones

Motorola and Microsoft have signed a deal to put Bing search and mapping services on mobile phones in China - neatly filling the gap Google looks like creating.

Yahoo continues its long, slow search decline

Yahoo has continued its long, slow and unsurprising decline in the search market space.

Google Maps gets cycle routes following petition

Google is adding cycle routes to Google Maps, allowing users to plot the best routes in 150 cities across the US.

Microsoft confirms yet another critical IE vulnerability

Microsoft has identified and confirmed a critical vulnerability in Internet Explorer 6 and 7 that has already been exploited by hackers.

EFF slams Apple over draconian licensing restrictions

The Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) has harshly criticized Apple for imposing a draconian licensing agreement on developers.

Google outlines security protocols for Chrome OS

Tired of endless Windows security updates but can't afford a Mac? Well, Google Chrome may be the operating system for you.

Feds issue warning over Energizer backdoor

The United States Computer Emergency Readiness Team (US-CERT) has identified a "backdoor" in Energizer's DUO USB battery charger software that allows unauthorized remote system access.

Bing forces Arab users to keep it clean

Microsoft's Bing is filtering out the sexy stuff in Arab countries, as well as terms like 'gay' or 'homosexual', the OpenNet Initiative has found.

Parents leave real baby to die in favor of online avatar

A heartbreaking story of parents who left their three-month old, premature baby to die of malnourishment, while they raised a virtual daughter online in an MMORPG has surfaced over on ABC.

Apple drops Wifi scanners from App Store

Apple's latest move in its big App Store spring clean is to get rid of Wifi scanning applications.

Google rolls out YouTube auto-captions

Google has officially introduced an advanced auto-caption feature for all YouTube users.