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We're currently using Web 2.0 as we browse the World Wide Web. What will the next stage - Web 3.0 - have in store for us, and will it represent a shift away from content provided by big corporations?

Facebook Internet drone Aquila completes first test flight

Facebook’s goal to deliver Internet service to far-flung places took another step closer to reality following the successful test flight of its solar-powered Aquila drone.

Should Internet access become a human right?

Is the Internet so embedded in the lives of so many people, acting as the main way for information exchange, that to deny access to everyone in the world is a breach of human rights? The United Nations thinks so.

Starbucks to stop unexpected consequences of offering free Wi-Fi

Customers will soon no longer be able to watch porn at Starbucks. The coffee giant will soon block explicit websites, reports CNN.

Twitter, Facebook took stronger action to block pro-attack posts

Social media giants Twitter and Facebook took unprecedented steps last week to stop some users from celebrating carnage from the suspected terror attack in Nice, France.

Smile! Today is World Emoji Day

There's a day for everything, it seems. Today is the turn of social media with World Emoji Day. Events are taking place on Twitter, Instagram or Facebook using the hashtag #WorldEmojiDay.

New Zealand kebab shop owner blanks armed robber

A New Zealand kebab shop owner who ignored a pistol-wielding, would-be robber and continued to serve his customers has insisted "I'm not a hero" after footage of his actions went viral.

Boeing's test pilots release 787 Dreamliner stunt video

In what is becoming an annual tradition, Boeing's intrepid team of test pilots are back with another stunning aerobatic stunt video staring the company's 787 Dreamliner.

Bangladesh clamps down on social media after cafe attack

Bangladesh has launched a clampdown on social media sites spreading jihadist propaganda after an attack on a Dhaka cafe in which 20 hostages were murdered, saying the country's young were being radicalised online.

Japan’s Mount Fuji to become free Wi-Fi zone this summer

Mount Fuji, one of Japan’s most famous tourist destinations, will become a free Wi-Fi zone during the summer climbing season.

Al-Qaida leader threatens U.S. over fate of marathon bomber

The leader of the al-Qaida terrorist group blamed for destroying New York's World Trade Center in 2001 is again threatening the United States, this time over the fate of convicted Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev.

DHS wants visitors to U.S. to provide social media accounts

The Department of Homeland Security is proposing visitors to the United States from countries whose citizens do not need visas be asked, on a voluntary basis, to provide social media handles and usernames.

What does Google really know about us?

Google has launched a new site called "My Activity." The website reveals absolutely everything Google knows about its users.

Facebook to bring in new 'Like' button

After carrying out research with representative users of its service, Facebook will change the design of its "like" button.

Dutch court grants Canada extradition in cyberbully case

An Amsterdam court on Tuesday ruled in favour of extraditing a Dutchman to Canada where he is wanted on charges linked to the cyberbullying of a teenager who committed suicide in 2012.

Florida mom uses social media to get son to take out the trash

A mom had trouble getting her son to do his chores such as taking out the garbage. The 20-year-old was so engrossed on the Internet he never got around to it so his mother used social media to get his attention.

Taylor Swift calls for copyright law reform

A group of artists, including Taylor Swift, U2, Sir Elton John, and Sir Paul McCartney, have joined a campaign to get online copyright laws reformed.

Live-streaming of attacks a challenge for social media

As more gruesome crimes and attacks show up on live online video, social media platforms are facing new challenges on preventing the spread of gruesome and horrific content.

Top Google employee responds to Trump over search results

A top Google employee posted a lengthy response online late last week after Donald Trump chastised the Internet giant over a viral video that accused the company of manipulating its autocomplete search results to favor Hillary Clinton.

SEC charges man with fraud involving online dating services

Online dating can be a horrible experience. You can get catfished (meaning people online lie), get corny pickup lines, and field weird requests. (Let's not go into the details.)

In Internet-savvy Singapore, government offices to go offline

As one of the world’s most wired nations, Singapore’s unprecedented information technology development in recent years has been largely attributed to its fast Internet speed.

France launches 'terror alert' app

A new smartphone app to alert users to possible terror attacks was launched by the French government on Wednesday in time for the start of Euro 2016, amid growing security concerns over the tournament.

Facebook tries to be Twitter with a new kind of post

Facebook is testing a new kind of post that works similarly to tweets on Twitter. The company has developed a feature that lets you permanently hide a post from your timeline right from the moment it's created, making it disappear more quickly.

The Holy Bible rewritten in emojis is released online

If you go in for this sort of thing you can now read the Bible rewritten using emojis. Oh Lord, really? Yup, it's been done by a person who does not want to be named because of backlash from those who do not like the idea.

Twitter lets you speak more freely with new 140-character rules

Twitter has announced a significant revision of its 140-character Tweet rule. The company will soon exclude replies, mentions and media such as photos and videos from the restrictions, giving you more characters to type your own message with.

Facebook apologises for banning 'undesirable' plus-sized model

Facebook has been forced to backtrack after it banned an Australian ad featuring a bikini-clad plus-sized model promoting positive body image, initially saying the photo's depiction was "undesirable".