Latest Internet News Archive

Yahoo hack analysis shows little evidence of foreign involvement

Last week, Yahoo owned up to the largest hack known to have occurred in computing history. Passwords, logins, and other account information on some 500 million people were stolen in the heist. At the time, Yahoo claimed that the hack was the work of state-sponsored actors —

Germany Dope Slaps Facebook Over WhatsApp Data

Germany’s data protection regulator on Tuesday ordered Facebook to stop collecting and storing data from WhatsApp users in the country. Facebook also must delete any data it already may have harvested from German WhatsApp users, according to Johannes Caspar, Hamburg Commissioner for Data Protection and Freedom of

Surviving the Internet’s Troll Apocalypse

Social media has sharpened humans’ age-old appetite for public shaming, providing a stage and unlimited seating for a seemingly unending stream of immorality plays. Those who share even the simplest identifying details about themselves are vulnerable to being pushed into the glare of the spotlight. The anonymity

GE, Bosch Combine Resources to Bolster IoT

GE and Bosch Software Innovations this week announced a partnership to jump-start the development of an open source Internet of Things platform. Open source will encourage greater interoperability and application development, the companies said. Both firms have sought help from the Eclipse Foundation to speed up the

Twitter enables longer tweets as part of growth push

Twitter announced Monday it was easing its 140-character limit on tweets, in the latest effort to broaden the appeal and boost the user base of the social network. The new policy announced in May and now in effect no longer factors in certain add-ons, including pictures, into

US music business in rare growth as streaming doubles

The US music industry Tuesday posted its strongest growth in more than a decade in the first six months as streaming subscriptions doubled, but weakness reigned in other formats. Consumers in the world’s biggest music market had 18.3 million subscriptions to paid services such as Spotify, Apple

Spotify-Tinder hookup adds music to romance

Spotify and Tinder said Tuesday they are hooking up to give people a little extra help in the dating game, by adding music preferences to the matchmaking application. As they swipe through the app looking for love interests, Tinder users can now tap into Spotify too—using music

Untangle the Internet

The Internet is a teeming tangle of billions of pages, where brilliant information is buried in dubious content. All the information is there, somewhere; you just can’t find the best and most relevant quickly. The new Dutch startup DOT.world, a spinoff company from the University of Twente, has

Echo Owners May Get Their Own Kind of Music

Amazon is planning two music subscription services, according to rumors thatbegan circulating last week. One is a US$10 a month offering that is similar to Spotify and Apple Music, and the other is a $4-$5 a month cut-rate service available only on Amazon’s Echo device. Amazon reportedly

Can Apple Beat Snapchat and Instagram at Their Video Game?

Snapchat and Instagram, look out. Apple has you in its sights. The company is working on a video-sharing app with features similar to those found in Snapchat and Instagram, Bloomberg reported last week. The app, possibly slated for release in 2017, will allow users of Apple devices