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There are already plenty of web browsers all of which work relatively well but there are five main browsers that together constitute almost all of those used except for a small percentage of users. Some of the many other browsers are well worth trying.

Congress passes, Trump to sign Internet privacy rollback bill

The House of Representatives approved — and President Donald Trump signaled he will sign — a bill repealing Obama-era Internet privacy rules restricting Internet service providers' ability to track and sell users' online browsing data.

UK targets WhatsApp encryption after London attack

The British government said Sunday that its security services must have access to encrypted messaging applications such as WhatsApp, revealing it was used by the killer behind the parliament attack.

Boy, four, uses collapsed mom's iPhone, tells Siri he needs help

London police released the audio tape of a four-year-old boy telling an emergency operator his mother was dead. The boy managed to unlock his mother’s iPhone and told Siri he needed help. Help arrived and the unconscious woman was revived.

Five things to know about the ISP privacy decision in the Senate

Earlier this week, Senate Republicans struck down Obama-era regulations against Internet Service Providers (ISPs) selling customer information. This has big implications for U.S. Internet users.

Apple downplays iCloud blackmail — but users should be worried

Apple has downplayed reports that millions of leaked iCloud logins are in the hands of hackers who could use the information to steal personal information or wipe devices.

Op-Ed: Kittens grab Trump? Apparently the pussies are winning

Donald Trump’s “grab them by the pussy” campaign line has come back to bite him. Apparently he doesn’t like non-existent pussy cats grabbing him. His lawyers are trying to shut down a website where they do that.

Alleged gang rape of Chicago teen filmed on Facebook Live

Police allege a missing 15-year-old Chicago girl was the victim of a gang sexual assault broadcast on Facebook Live. The video was reportedly viewed by 40 people, none of whom bothered to contact police. The girl has since been found.

How well do Internet filters protect teens online?

Many parent stake comfort from the use of Internet filters as their children surf through web pages. Filters are designed to block access to sites questionable sites or from dubious strangers. But how well do these work? A new study raises concerns.

Kremlin denies involvement after Yahoo cyberattack charges

The Kremlin on Thursday denied any official Russian involvement in cybercrimes after the US indicted two FSB intelligence agents over cyberattacks on Yahoo that compromised 500 million accounts.

Trump: I might not be here 'if it wasn't for Twitter'

President Donald Trump is defending his frequent -- and often incendiary -- use of Twitter by saying that the social media platform lets him bypass the "dishonest" press.

Russia runs up cyber score against US with Yahoo, election hacks

US charges that Russia's FSB security service was behind the hacking of Yahoo underscored a worrisome run of successes in Moscow's cyber-efforts against its longtime rival.

Siri to blame for Toronto sports bar getting calls for escorts

Users of Siri looking for escorts in Toronto are being directed to a downtown sports bar. One of the bar’s co-owners says the bar has nothing to do with prostitution and wondered why he was getting so many calls. Now he knows.

Turkey threatens EU on migrant deal as Erdogan blasts 'spirit of fascism'

Turkey on Wednesday threatened to scrap a critical deal on halting the flow of migrants to the EU amid a spiralling war of words between Ankara and the bloc.

Top Twitter accounts hacked by Erdogan supporters

Several top Twitter accounts, including those of a German football club, a French ministry and BBC North America, were defaced Wednesday by pro-Turkish hackers with a message slamming "Nazi Germany" and "Nazi Holland"."#NaziGermany. #NaziHolland.

European media back plan for search engine payouts

European media groups voiced concern Tuesday that the European Union could ditch plans to force search engines like Google to pay them when their content is used.

Germany proposes heavy fines on Facebook for hate speech

Germany's justice minister proposed a law Tuesday that could see social networks such as Facebook slapped with heavy fines if they fail to wipe illegal hate speech from their sites.

Russian blogger goes on trial for hunting Pokemon in church

Russia put a blogger on trial Monday on charges of offending religious believers and fomenting hatred by posting a video online that showed him hunting Pokemon in a church.

Congress tells Trump not to delete tweets

The House Oversight Committee sent a letter to the White House counsel warning President Trump deleting his tweets violates post-Watergate legislation requiring all official presidential correspondence to be retained and archived.

Facebook search traps Italian mobster in Mexico

A fugitive Italian mobster who had been living in Mexico under a false identity was behind bars Saturday after being tracked down on Facebook, police said.

.africa joins the internet

In the beginning was .com, followed by a host of other .somethings, but on Friday, 32 years after the world's first domain name was registered, the African Union has launched .africa for the continent.

Pakistan threatens to block social media over 'blasphemy'

A Pakistani court has ordered the government to open an investigation into online "blasphemy", threatening to ban social media networks if they failed to censor content deemed insulting to Islam, lawyers said Thursday.

Facebook users warned about sharing missing children posts

When missing children’s posts appear on Facebook, a lot of people share them hoping to increase the chances of the child being found. But an RCMP detachment pointed out sharing these posts may put children who are not really “missing" in danger.

Germany hunts man who bragged of child murder in online video

German police launched a manhunt Tuesday for a 19-year-old man suspected of stabbing a nine-year-old boy to death and bragging about the murder in an online video.

Facebook case brought by Syrian refugee in Germany heads to verdict

A German court was due to rule Tuesday on a dispute between Facebook and a Syrian refugee whose post of a selfie with Chancellor Angela Merkel fuelled fake news linking him to terrorism.

New way of tracking users across different web browsers

Technologists have developed a new way of connecting user information across different web browsers. This is by utilizing operating system and hardware level factors. The success rate is over 99 percent.

Iran's ex-president Ahmadinejad joins Twitter, despite ban

Iran's hardline former president Mahmud Ahmadinejad became the latest leader to join Twitter on Sunday, despite having been instrumental in getting it banned from the country.

Obama launched cyberwar to sabotage NKorea missile program: report

Former US president Barack Obama in 2014 launched a cyberwar against North Korea's missile program but it has failed to make significant gains, The New York Times reported Saturday.

Op-Ed: Hashtivism has become the squeaky wheel that wants to be heard

A new word for activism on social media has been coined. "Hashtivism" is the use of hashtags on social media to express and promote someone's political or social position. And as a communications tool, it has sometimes proven to be useful.

Norway 'anti-troll' site makes you read before commenting

Victims of online "trolling", rejoice. A Norwegian site may have found the key to muzzling malicious commenters on the internet: requiring people to read an article before discussing it.

France's Le Pen loses EU immunity over IS tweets

Far-right presidential candidate Marine Le Pen was stripped of her European Parliament immunity Thursday, paving the way for her prosecution over images she tweeted of Islamic State atrocities.

Cybercriminals focusing on data-rich smartphones

Smartphones have become a mine of personal information, holding bank data, credit card information and addresses, making them the preferred target for cybercriminals, experts warn.

Social media use is linked with dieting success

Social media and dieting may not immediately come to mind when thinking about how likely a diet is to work. However new research has found a direct link between a person's attitude on social media and the chances that a diet will be a success.

French, international media unite against fake news

A group of 37 French and international media outlets, supported by Google, on Tuesday launched "CrossCheck", a joint fact-checking platform aimed at detecting fake information which could affect the French presidential election.

Le Pen set to lose EU parliament immunity over IS tweets

European lawmakers paved the way Tuesday for French far-right leader Marine Le Pen to lose her parliamentary immunity over her tweeting of images of Islamic State atrocities, officials said.

Brazen phone scammers terrorise Bulgaria's elderly

From impersonating police to threatening to hurt loved ones, brazen Bulgarian gangs terrorise the elderly and rob them of their life savings with increasingly aggressive phone scams netting millions of euros.

Alphabet releases tool to combat Internet trolling

Google’s subsidiary Alphabet announced today the release of a tool to combat toxic comments from Internet trolls. The machine learning technology, Perspective, is still in the early stages of its development.

Swedish citizen jailed for Facebook call to fund IS

A Swedish citizen was sentenced to six months in jail Thursday for inciting people to finance the Islamic State (IS) group through Facebook, a landmark case for the country.

TrumpFraud, TrumpScam: Two of Trump's thousands of domain names

A recent investigation revealed the president of the United States owns 3,643 domain names. While some of these were purchased to protect Trump’s businesses from cybersquatters, others were acquired to prevent his political enemies from using them.

Kim Dotcom can be extradited to US: NZ court

New Zealand's High Court ruled Monday that Kim Dotcom was eligible for extradition to the United States over online piracy allegations linked to his now-defunct Megaupload web empire.

France denounces cyberattacks blamed on Moscow

Suspected Russian cyberattacks on the French presidential campaign are "unacceptable", France's foreign minister said Sunday, adding it was clear that pro-Europe candidate Emmanuel Macron was being targeted.