Taylor Swift Buys Erotic Domain Names

March 26, 2015 | Tags: , ,

Popstar Taylor Swift has purchased the domain names TaylorSwift.porn and TaylorSwift.adult. The purchases were made as part of a public sale by ICANN (The Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers). Although the names are being sold to the public from 1 June, some celebrities and companies have been given the chance to make earlier […]

Indian Social Media Law Overruled

March 26, 2015 | Tags: , ,

India’s Supreme Court has overruled a law which gave police the ability to arrest people for making controversial comments on Facebook, Twitter and other social networking sites. The court ruled that section 66A of the Information Technology Act was unconstitutional. It comes after several people were arrested for posting comments on social media. The government […]

Google Narrowly Avoided Being Prosecuted in 2012

March 26, 2015 | Tags:

It’s been reported that Google narrowly escaped being prosecuted by the government in 2012 over its dominance of the search industry. The Federal Trade Commission were investigating complaints about its share of the market. Google were forced to change the way it dealt with some search parameters. A leaked internal report shows that some officials […]

Damages to Be Awarded to Woman in Silicon Valley Sexual Discrimination Case

March 25, 2015 | Tags: , ,

A judge has ruled that a woman who apparently missed out on promotions in Silicon Valley due to gender will be able to seek punitive damages. Ellen Pao says she was overlooked for multiple promotions whilst working for Kleiner Perkins. Pao is now the boss of Reddit and says that she was dismissed after complaining. […]

S6 Bloatware to Become Removable?

March 25, 2015 | Tags:

Samsung Galaxy S6 users may be given the chance to remove all pre-installed software from their devices. Whilst previous handsets have come with non-removable apps, new legislation from South Korea could mean that the practice could become a thing of the past. The new law says that all apps preloaded onto smartphones must be removable. […]

Facebook to Take Action Against Nuisance Calls?

March 25, 2015 | Tags:

Facebook is developing a dialer app for Android handsets. The app, which has been called Phone, will tackle nuisance calls by blocking unsolicited attempts to contact smartphone owners. The app could provide users with information about who is trying to contact them, even if they aren’t friends with them. It will do this by utilizing […]

Amazon Drone Trial Approved

March 24, 2015 | Tags: ,

The US Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has given Amazon approval for a drone trial as long as the drones stay within the line of sight of their pilots. The regulator has granted the company a certificate, allowing staff with pilot’s licenses to try out the unmanned aircraft. It says the drones must be flown at […]

Lewinsky Speaks Out on Internet Bullying

March 24, 2015 | Tags: ,

Monica Lewinsky has made a speech at the Ted conference, calling for a more compassionate internet. Lewinsky, who found herself embroiled in a sex scandal with Bill Clinton in the late 1990s, used her speech at the Ted (Technology, Entertainment and Design) conference said that the internet had created a culture where online bullying was […]

Uber Cars Overtake Yellow Taxis in New York

March 24, 2015 | Tags: , ,

There are now more Uber cars on the streets of New York than traditional yellow taxis. Figures have revealed that there are now 14,088 registered Uber cars in the city, with 13,587 yellow cabs being in operation. However, more trips are still being taken in the yellow vehicles. This has been linked to the fact […]

Tag Heuer Building Smartwatch

March 23, 2015 | Tags: ,

Swiss watch manufacturer has announced plans to build an Android Wear-powered smartwatch. The company – part of luxury goods-maker LVMH Group is collaborating with Google and Intel in order to produce the device. The high-end watch industry is dominated by Swiss companies, though Tag Heuer is the first to develop a Google-based device. Experts are […]