internet

Facebook, Twitter, YouTube to share terrorist content database

Internet giants Facebook, Twitter, Microsoft and YouTube plan to develop a shared database of deleted content deemed to promote terrorism.

Amazon tests checkout-free food store

Online retail giant Amazon is testing a new type of physical store in the US that promises no lines or checkouts, the company announced Monday.

Police shut down 4,500 websites selling fake products

Police have shut down 4,500 websites selling fake goods as part of a worldwide crackdown on trademark piracy, European law enforcement agency Europol reported.

Around 900,000 connections offline in Germany after hacker attack

Hundreds of thousands of customers in Germany were kicked offline following a cyberattack targeting internet routers belonging to Deutsche Telekom customers, a government statement said late...

Council of EU agrees to remove geo-blocking in e-commerce

The EU Council for Competitiveness on Monday agreed on a draft regulation to ban unjustified geo-blocking between member states.

New law proposal could strengthen Thailand's national cyber security

Thai authorities may launch a national cyber security committee that will see the junta leader and the military making calls on issues considered harmful to the country's internet and digital...

Yahoo fails in news copyright action before Germany’s highest court

Yahoo has failed in a copyright law case turning on the free use of news reports that it brought before Germany’s Constitutional Court, the court announced from the western city of Karlsruhe on...

South Korea prohibits export of Google Maps data amid security fears

The government of South Korea decided on Friday that US-based internet giant Google may not export data used for its global map services, due to security issues.

Russia blocks US social network LinkedIn

Russia blocked access to the US-based social network LinkedIn on Thursday, citing a violation of a new law that Russian citizens' personal data must be stored within the country.

Google announces 24 million euros in European media project funding

More than 100 media groups and projects are set to share 24 million euros (25.7 million dollars) in grants handed out by internet giant Google Thursday in Berlin.

Twitter strengthens measures against harassment and hate speech

After years of pressure, social media platform Twitter on Tuesday announced new tools to combat bullying and threats online.

Alibaba smashes sales record on annual Singles Day

Internet giant Alibaba broke its own sales record of 14.3 billion dollars during China's "Singles Day" 24-hour online shopping binge on Friday, defying fears of an economic slowdown in China. 

China passes far-reaching internet security law

China adopted a new cybersecurity law on Monday, reinforcing and upgrading systematic state control of the internet.

Germany investigates Facebook's Zuckerberg over hate speech inaction

German prosecutors have launched an investigation into Facebook chief executive Mark Zuckerberg and other company officials amid accusations of inaction over hate speech, news magazine Der Spiegel...

German minister hopeful shunned after "liking" right-wing party

A German prosecutor tapped for a cabinet position in an east German state is out of the running after "liking" the Facebook page of the right-wing Alternative for Germany (AfD), a fellow member of...