Category Archives: Internet

Facebook, Trend Micro and F-Secure will clean up your computer from viruses

Facebook, Trend Micro and F-Secure will clean your computer from viruses

Facebook has teamed up with companies Trend Micro and F-Secure — developers of antivirus and other security software — to integrate their technologies into its social network. The idea is to detect and remove Malware (short for Malicious software) if the user’s computer is infected. When a user logs in from an infected machine a

The Time We Have Wasted on Facebook

The Time We Have Wasted on Facebook

On the eve of tenth anniversary celebration of the Facebook an online portal created an application that calculates (roughly, of course) how much time we have spent so far on the most popular social network. Next week Facebook will celebrate its 10th birthday. Created in a dorm room by Mark Zuckerberg and a few friends,

Inside the internet: Google allows first ever look at the eight vast (and very colourful) data centres that power the online world (video)

Google's Douglas County data centre in Georgia is so large the firm provides Google branded bicycles for staff to get around on

Google has given a rare glimpse inside the vast data centres around the globe that power its services. They reveal an intricate maze of computers that process Internet search requests, show YouTube video clips and distribute email for millions of people. With hundreds of thousands of servers, colourful cables and even bicycles so engineers can

The First Picture Ever Posted on the Web

The First Picture Ever Posted on the Web

Though this photo may look like a prom picture on Facebook that’s been blingee’d, it’s actually the very first photo that was ever uploaded to the web. The history of the picture—in all its random glory and woeful photoshopping—is amazing. Motherboard actually tracked the photo’s origin down and found out that the lovely ladies in

Germans Reopen Investigation on Facebook Privacy

Germans Reopen Investigation on Facebook Privacy

BERLIN — Data protection officials in Germany reopened an investigation into Facebook’s facial recognition technology Wednesday, saying that the social networking giant was illegally compiling a huge database of members’ photos without their consent. The data protection commissioner in Hamburg, Johannes Caspar, suspended the inquiry in June, but said he reopened it after attempts to