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Facebook considers opening up to users under 13

Facebook is working on technology that would permit children under the age of 13 to use the social network site with parental supervision, people familiar with the effort said Monday. Facebook currently requires members to be at least 13, but the new effort is being made because many children lie…

Kuwait tweeter sentenced to 10 years for insulting Prophet Mohammed

A lower court in Kuwait sentenced a Shiite tweeter to 10 years in jail on Monday on charges of insulting Islam’s Prophet Mohammed, his wife Aisha and companions, his lawyer Khaled al-Shatti said. “We plan to challenge the ruling against my client Hamad al-Naqi in the appeals court and we…

Nintendo seeks E3 game show buzz with Wii U peek

Nintendo provided a glimpse into its second-generation Wii console as the Japanese videogame giant set out to generate excitement ahead of the E3 industry extravaganza. In a webcast streamed online, Nintendo president Satoru Iwatarevealed details about the Wii U GamePad and promised more was to come at a press conference in Los…

Real cost of the smartphone revolution

The problem with living through a revolution is that you’ve no idea how things will turn out. So it is with the revolutionary transformation of our communications environment driven by the internet and mobile phone technology. Strangely, our problem is not that we are short of data about what’s going…

World IPv6 Internet address system upgrade likely to be smooth

The Internet is set for a major upgrade in the coming week, but if all goes well, users won’t even know it’s happening. The switch occurs at 0001 GMT Wednesday, when the Internet system shifts to a new standard that allows for trillions of “IP” numbers or addresses, up from…

Facebook users vote on privacy policy changes

Facebook on Friday began letting its more than 900 million members vote whether they approve of privacy policy changes introduced last month before the social network’s stock market debut. The polls opened at a “Facebook Site Governance Vote” page at the social network and will close June 8 at 900…

London Tube to get free wi-fi for Olympics

The last sanctuary from the incessant red light blinking on BlackBerry devices will begin to vanish in the next few weeks as Wi-Fi coverage is extended to the London Underground. Passengers will be able to check emails, browse the internet and even attempt to watch live TV on their mobiles,…

Google faces massive antitrust suit over search dominance

Europe’s antitrust chief has given Google until 2 July to offer changes in its search results and advertising rules or face the threat of being taken to court and potentially huge fines. Joaquin Almunia, the head of competition policy, has set out in a private letter the European commission’s concerns…

U.S. anti-counterfeiting treaty rejected by key European committees

Three key committees in the European Parliament, covering industry, civil rights and legal affairs, voted against the U.S.-sponsored Anti-Counterfeiting Trade Agreement (ACTA) this week, sending a clear signal that activists pushing lawmakers to reject the treaty have had a major and lasting effect. Proponents of ACTA, which effectively exports U.S.…

Obama ‘sped up cyber-attacks’ on Iran’s nuclear program: report

President Barack Obama’s administration has taken direct responsibility for a rapid acceleration in cyber-attacks against Iran‘s nuclear programme. According to anonymous senior administration sources quoted in the New York Times, Obama decided to speed up a programme first launched by his predecessor, George W Bush, codenamed Olympic Games, whose aim was…

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