CompuServe closes after thirty years

The original commercially-successful online mail service, CompuServe, has been shut down by its owner, AOL.

Teen sells nude pics of mum online

A New Zealand teenager is in big trouble after trying to sell sexy photos of his mother through an online auction site.

World's oldest Bible goes online

All 800 surviving pages from the earliest surviving Christian bible, Codex Sinaiticus, have been reunited on the internet.

Facebook adds bolt ons to security features

Social networking site Facebook is to add a few more privacy bolts to the security locks it's got in place.

BBC admits digital radio is a dog

The British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC) has pushed digital radio here for some years now, but a report on its flagship Radio 4 news program, Today, confirmed today that really it's very unsatisfactory compared to the good old FM band.

Chinese prime minister gets PC letter - Green Damnit

Worldwide trade bodies have sent a letter to the Chinese prime minister Wen Jiabao begging him to suspend plans to bundle Internet filtering software with PCs, according to the IDG news service.

UK government censors Internet sites as well as China

With all the furore over China and Iran's censorship of Internet sites, it's gone largely unnoticed that the UK censors web sites too.

ICANN appoints Beckstrom man to look after names and numbers

A former director of the US National Cybersecurity Center has been appointed as chief executive officer and president of the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN).

Jacko death downs Twitter

Los Angeles, CA - Michael Jackson's death caused chaos on the internet, with Google thinking it was under attack as millions of people searched for more information. "Very soon after his death, search volumes were so high that our systems suspected a coordinated spam attack," a spokesman told TG Daily. Users searching for more details on the star's death were presented with a captcha screen.

Bloggers share a moral code

The blogosphere is a place of high ideals, according to a new analysis which will add to the debate over the policing of the internet.

Top 100 bosses just don't blog

A survey of the top 100 CEOs in the US shows that they're sadly lacking in the social networking scheme of things.

Stealth tax to fund UK broadband plans

Opinion - The UK Government is to impose a tax on all fixed business and residential phone lines in Britain to achieve its aim of providing broadband access to every home by 2012.

UK broadband is crap

UK price comparison site uSwitch has published its annual broadband customer satisfaction survey.

Pirate Party wins European Parliament seat

Sweden's Pirate Party, created to lobby for free internet content, has won a seat in the European elections.

Intel pumps more cash into WiMax

Despite announcing last week that it is to cease production of its Rosedale 2 WiMax chip, Intel is investing $43 million in Japanese WiMax provider UQ Communications.

Tiananmen Square anniversary causes web sites' "maintenance"

It's not just Twitter and Facebook that have been censored by the Chinese authorities during the 20th anniversary of the Tiananmen Square massacres.

US goes nuts on social networking

More people are spending more time using social network sites, according to a report by Nielsen.

TV firms plan Twitter-based reality show

Twitter has confirmed that two TV companies are developing a reality show based on the microblogging service, but is distancing itself from the project after complaints from users.

Wi-fi more important than food, say air passengers

Gosh, you're a dedicated lot. According to a survey from American Airlines and HP, air passengers would rather go online than eat.

Intel to play WiMax vs. 3G game as capacity vs. coverage

From a consumer’s point of view, WiMax has been a huge disappointment so far. Yes we know, it was expensive and complicated to develop, and we had the Xohm financial debacle and reorganization, but it was late to launch to begin with and it is now almost two years behind the initial rollout schedule. While Clearwire will be driving the network rollout, companies such as Google and Intel have an interest in getting the technology out as quickly as possible to sell hardware and services into the market. The marketing strategy seems to be unfolding now.