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Mysterious pentagram appears in Aktau

A new Google maps mystery has appeared to rack our brains. A five-pointed star or a mysterious pentagram is 200 meters in diameter and is situated somewhere near Aktau and Akshukur village.

Mysterious pentagram appears in Aktau
Spain watchdog fines Google for privacy 'violations'
Spain watchdog fines Google for privacy 'violations'

Spain's data protection watchdog ordered US Internet giant Google on Thursday to pay a 900,000-euro fine for "serious violations" of users' privacy.

Spain watchdog fines Google for privacy 'violations'
Prismatic chief Bradford Cross. Photo courtesy of pandawhale.com
Prismatic social network follows interests

Prismatic chief Bradford Cross believes that online social networks should go beyond following people to pursuing interests.

Prismatic social network follows interests
Mandela tops 2013 Google searches
Mandela tops 2013 Google searches

Nelson Mandela topped Google's list of the hottest searches for 2013 as the Internet giant on Tuesday provided a look at the "spirit of the times" online.

Mandela tops 2013 Google searches
Developer Maximiliano Firtman. ©Reuters/Ints Kalnins
Google Glass eyewear lets winking snap pictures

Google Glass on Tuesday announced updates to the software in its Internet-linked eyewear to allow users to snap pictures by winking

Google Glass eyewear lets winking snap pictures
©Reuters/Ina Fassbender
US, Britain 'spying on virtual world': report

Freshly leaked documents by former US intelligence contractor Edward Snowden on Monday revealed spies disguised as fantasy characters prowled online games hunting terrorists.

US, Britain 'spying on virtual world': report
©Reuters/Jonathan Alcorn
Microsoft leads attack on search traffic thieves

Microsoft on Thursday announced it worked with police in Europe and the United States to disrupt a "dangerous" army of virus-infected computers used to hijack searches at Google, Bing and Yahoo.

Microsoft leads attack on search traffic thieves
©Reuters/Andrew Kelly
In first, US woman denies Google Glass driving charge

A US woman thought to be the first person to get a traffic ticket for wearing Google Glass pleaded not guilty in court Tuesday, her lawyer said.

In first, US woman denies Google Glass driving charge
©Reuters/Brendan McDermid
Twitter toughens encryption to thwart online snooping

Twitter on Friday announced it has toughened the encryption of traffic at the globally popular one-to-many messaging service to thwart online snooping.

Twitter toughens encryption to thwart online snooping
©Reuters/Chris Helgren
Google blocks child porn from 100,000 searches

Google boss Eric Schmidt said Monday that the tech giant had developed new technology that makes it harder to find child sexual abuse images on the web.

Google blocks child porn from 100,000 searches
Google Glass gets music integration
Google Glass gets music integration

Google's new Internet-connected eyewear will have music too.

Google Glass gets music integration
©Reuters/Stephen Lam
Google ends mystery: barge to be 'interactive space'

Google ended nearly two weeks of speculation about an enormous floating barge in San Francisco Bay, saying it would be "an interactive space" for learning about technology.

Google ends mystery: barge to be 'interactive space'
Google unveils new smartphone in Nexus line
Google unveils new smartphone in Nexus line

Google on Thursday unveiled its Nexus 5 smartphone, putting its premium brand on a device intended to champion the latest version of its Android operating system.

Google unveils new smartphone in Nexus line
©Reuters/Mansi Thapliyal
Net giants opposed to Brazil datebase creation

Web giant Google and other Internet companies say they oppose creating Brazil-based databases of local customer information.

Net giants opposed to Brazil datebase creation
©Reuters/Mike Blake
Big ad atop Google results points to broken promise

A large ad spied atop Google search results on Wednesday was seen as evidence that the Internet titan was breaking a promise that it would never resort to the tactic.

Big ad atop Google results points to broken promise
©Reuters/Dado Ruvic
Facebook becomes Google advertising ally

Google-owned online ad-placing service DoubleClick on Friday announced that the way has been cleared to include space at Facebook.

Facebook becomes Google advertising ally
©Reuters/Chris Helgren
Google stock surges on profit, revenue gains

Google shares surged to a record high, close to $1,000, after quarterly earnings figures showed the Internet giant's profits are climbing despite a trend toward cheaper advertising on smartphones and tablets.

Google stock surges on profit, revenue gains
©Reuters/Stephen Lam
Brazil antitrust body opens Google probe

Brazil's antitrust authority said Friday it has opened a probe into allegations that Google engaged in anti-competitive practices in the domestic online search market.

Brazil antitrust body opens Google probe
Internet giants targeted ahead of world's biggest book fair
Internet giants targeted ahead of world's biggest book fair

Organisers of the world's biggest book fair warned Tuesday against the domination of Internet giants as the publishing world grapples to blend old and new forms of reading.

Internet giants targeted ahead of world's biggest book fair
Internet technology becoming cyber chic
Internet technology becoming cyber chic

Models wearing Google Glass eyewear, Pebble smartwatches and other hot gadgets strutted a catwalk late Monday as Internet technology continued to merge with the world of fashion.

Internet technology becoming cyber chic

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