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US online child privacy rules set to get stricter

Toughened US regulations on online privacy for children take effect Monday, offering new protections amid the growing use of mobile apps and social networks by youngsters.

US online child privacy rules set to get stricter
'Privacy' search engines see jump after NSA row
'Privacy' search engines see jump after NSA row

Internet users are taking a fresh look at "privacy" search engines that do not store data or track online activity, in light of the flap over US government surveillance.

'Privacy' search engines see jump after NSA row
Group opens up offshore bank account database online
Group opens up offshore bank account database online

A massive database of private offshore banking entities that could be used for tax evasion was posted online for public use Friday by the muckraking group that first reported the files.

Group opens up offshore bank account database online
Europe stepping up Internet surveillance on lower scale than US
Europe stepping up Internet surveillance on lower scale than US

European governments' ability to monitor citizens' online activity on security grounds has increased significantly in recent years.

Europe stepping up Internet surveillance on lower scale than US
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Smartphone life shakes up website world

Internet giants from Google and Facebook to Yahoo and Zynga are scrambling to adapt to an online world where people reach for smartphones or tablets instead of traditional computers.

Smartphone life shakes up website world
One-third of US marriages start online: study
One-third of US marriages start online: study

More than one third of US marriages begin with online dating, and those couples may be slightly happier than couples who meet through other means.

One-third of US marriages start online: study
Storm in a tea kettle? Hitler row boils over online
Storm in a tea kettle? Hitler row boils over online

A tea kettle which some think resembles Adolf Hitler has soared in price to over $200 on eBay, after it sold out online following protests over a billboard promoting the otherwise innocent product.

Storm in a tea kettle? Hitler row boils over online
Google chief Page speaks out about vocal cord paralysis
Google chief Page speaks out about vocal cord paralysis

Google co-founder and chief Larry Page ended the mystery about his soft, sometimes raspy voice with a personal online post Tuesday about being diagnosed with partially paralyzed vocal cords.

Google chief Page speaks out about vocal cord paralysis
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Yahoo! unveils new online shows

Yahoo! on Monday pulled back the curtain on a new line-up of online shows along with new ways it will pair advertising with content at its websites.

Yahoo! unveils new online shows
Online pictures of dead birds spur China flu openness
Online pictures of dead birds spur China flu openness

Photos of 10 dead sparrows on a Chinese pavement which went viral on social media and drew a swift official response show how hard covering up a bird flu outbreak would be in the Internet age.

Online pictures of dead birds spur China flu openness
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Kazakhstan residents spent $1.5 billion online in 2012

Kazakhstan residents made online purchases worth almost $1.5 billion in 2012, but only $60 million fell on the local Internet market: Nazarbayev.

Kazakhstan residents spent $1.5 billion online in 2012
Warhol's Marilyn lips lead online auction
Warhol's Marilyn lips lead online auction

An online-only auction of a trove of Andy Warhol's lesser, but often hitherto unavailable works, raised $2.3 million at Christie's, with a lithograph of Marilyn Monroe's lips coming out on top.

Warhol's Marilyn lips lead online auction
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National Bank of Kazakhstan launched online sales of commemorative coins

Commemorative coins released by Kazakhstan's central bank mint can now be bought from the National Bank’s online shop.

National Bank of Kazakhstan launched online sales of commemorative coins
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Google maps New Year's resolutions around the world

Google is letting people peg their New Year's resolutions to an online map and see what promises others around the world have set out to keep in 2013.

Google maps New Year's resolutions around the world
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US holiday season online spending climbs

Industry tracker comScore on Thursday reported that US shoppers spent a total of $42.3 billion online during the year-end holiday season -- a 14 percent jump from the same period in 2011.

US holiday season online spending climbs
Google Play growing fast: survey
Google Play growing fast: survey

Google's online Play shop of applications for Android-powered smartphones or tablets is growing fast, a report released Thursday by market tracker Distimo said.

Google Play growing fast: survey
Love online challenges Pakistan taboos
Love online challenges Pakistan taboos

Sania was just a schoolgirl when she logged onto an Internet chat room and met a young college student called Mohammad. They fell in love and decided to get married.

Love online challenges Pakistan taboos
Brief Facebook outage after infrastructure change
Brief Facebook outage after infrastructure change

Facebook was unreachable briefly on Monday after the social network made a change to part of its infrastructure dealing with routing traffic to its online address.

Brief Facebook outage after infrastructure change
Cyber Monday sales sizzling: survey
Cyber Monday sales sizzling: survey

Online retail sales were jumping for "Cyber Monday," the key Web shopping day following the US Thanksgiving holiday weekend.

Cyber Monday sales sizzling: survey
US breaks $1bn for first time in online Black Friday shopping
US breaks $1bn for first time in online Black Friday shopping

US shoppers spent heavily online on the crucial Black Friday shopping day, for the first time topping a billion dollars in online sales in a single day.

US breaks $1bn for first time in online Black Friday shopping