Oakland’s mayoral race became fodder for late night talk show host Jimmy Kimmel, who on Monday caught wind of one candidate with a bizarre stance on the digital divide, among other things.
A Google employee is facing federal cyber-stalking charges and has been banned from using the Internet after he posed as a researcher and tried to blackmail a woman over her nude research photos.
Apple has posted a new security warning for users of its iCloud online storage service amid reports of a concerted effort to steal passwords and other data from people who use the popular service in China.
Yahoo’s (YHOO) third-quarter earnings soared as the Internet company collected a huge windfall from Alibaba’s recent IPO. Revenue also rose slightly from the previous year, a welcome change for a company that has been posting quarterly declines for most of the past five years.
Google is adding mood music to the mix as it tries to lure listeners away from Pandora, Spotify and other popular services that play tunes over the Internet.
Google is coming out with bigger, more expensive versions of its Nexus phone and tablet to attract more of the affluent consumers who faithfully buy each new generation of Apple’s iPhone and iPad. It’s also releasing a new streaming video and music device, Nexus Player, to compete with Apple TV and Roku, among others.
Google is being swamped with requests from Europeans trying to erase unflattering links to their past from the world’s dominant Internet search engine.
Saying working conditions and wages need to be improved, bus drivers who shuttle Facebook employees to and from work are beginning the process of organizing a union.
Facebook has tightened its research guidelines following uproar over its disclosure this summer that it allowed researchers to manipulate users’ feeds to see if their moods could be changed.
Starting Wednesday, you’ll be able to surf the Internet for free in certain public parks, plazas and San Francisco recreation centers.