Flirting site suspended after child abuse revealed

Social networking site Skout - which markets itself as the 'largest and fastest growing network for meeting new people and having fun', has suspended its teen community after three cases of alleged rape.

iOS 6 adds new Facebook features and mapping

As expected, Apple's launching its own mapping solution with iOS 6, ditching Google Maps in the process.

Facebook forced to reveal trolls' identities

The British High Court is to force Facebook to hand over the IP addresses of dozens of internet trolls who falsely accused a woman of being a pedophile.

Microsoft apologises for penis song

Microsoft has been forced to apologize for a software programmers' convention in Norway that featured scantily-clad dancing girls and obscene songs.

Facebook App Center goes live

Facebook's formally launched the App Center it announced last month, allowing users to browse - and, directly or indirectly, buy - a range of Android, mobile and web apps.

Google Maps enhancements could rain on Apple's parade

Google's promising a range of new features for Google Maps and Google Earth, hoping to see off a potential threat from Apple.

One in seven work emails 'just gossip'

Almost 15 percent of emails sent at work amount to no more than gossip, say Georgia Tech computer scientists.

These supercomputers test nukes

US researchers are working to perfect a series of simulations capable of accurately rendering the performance of a nuclear weapon in precise molecular detail.

Napster founders launch 'clean' video chat service

The co-founders of Napster, Sean Parker and Shawn Fanning, have launched their new venture: a video chat service that works over Facebook.

Claim: Facebook to "disappear" in 5-8 years 



A prominent financial analyst says he believes Facebook will lose most of its relevance in less than a decade.

Final Windows 8 preview released

As promised, Microsoft has released a new preview of Windows 8, saying it includes 'tens of thousands' of improvements.

Google aims to help users vault Great Firewall of China

Google searches in China are notoriously difficult, thanks to the country's notorious filtering system. Now, though, Google's aiming to help by warning users when a search is likely to fail.

Protest group launches 'bat signal' for the web

A new campaign group titled the Internet Defense League is aiming to fight legislation seen as a threat to the freedom of the net.

Microsoft objects to millions of Google search results

Google's released a list of copyright-related take-down requests - and nearly half of them came from Microsoft, it says.

Facebook launches Camera photo-sharing app

Life goes on, IPO or no IPO, and yesterday Facebook released a new Camera for iOS app that allows users to shoot, filter and share photos.

Yahoo enters browser market - but messes up with Chrome extension

Yahoo may have found something to distract from its rather high turnover of CEOs: a new browser plug-in aimed at simplifying search. Unfortunately, though, it's been a bit careless here too.

'Draw Mohammed Day' prompts Pakistan Twitter ban (again)

Pakistan once again blocked access to Twitter over the weekend because of concerns over blasphemy.

Microsoft launches social network for students

Microsoft has opened its rather modest - and somewhat retro - social networking site to the public.

Welsh 'Wikipedia town' plastered with QR codes

It's got nothing to do with the founder's surname, apparently, but the small Welsh town of Monmouth is set to become the world's first 'Wikipedia town'.

Twitter signs up for Do Not Track

In fewer than 140 characters, Twitter has ended months of pressure by announcing that it's to join the 'Do not Track' initiative.