In the online world, it can be easy to get sucked into the mindset that Google is the ‘big cheese’ which has to be kept happy if your website is to enjoy any degree of visibility. This conclusion can be an obvious one to come to when you consider that Google.com and Google.co.uk’s share of […]… Read Article
British users of Google’s email system will soon be able to have an account ending @gmail.com rather than @googlemail.com. For the past five years the search firm has been prevented from using the shorter name due to a trademark disagreement with a company called Independent International Investment Research. According to a report by the BBC, […]… Read Article
The attacks on Google email accounts belonging to human rights activists can be traced back to the Chinese government “or its proxies”, according to a US internet security firm. Verisign’s iDefense Labs claims the web addresses involved in the cyber-attack “correspond to a single foreign entity consisting either of agents of the Chinese state or proxies thereof”, reports The […]… Read Article
The Chinese government has said it will stand firm with regard to censorship of the internet following Google’s threat to withdraw from the country. A report in the Financial Times this morning quoted Wang Chen, the head of the State Council Information Office and deputy head of the Communist party’s propaganda department, as saying internet […]… Read Article
Owners of BlackBerry mobile handsets in the US and South America have been hit by service problems for the second time in less than a week. Users across a range of mobile networks complained of being unable to access the internet or personal email accounts on Tuesday. Phone and text service are not believed to […]… Read Article
Thousands of accounts on web-based e-mail system Hotmail have been compromised in a phishing attack, software giant Microsoft confirmed. BBC News says it has seen a list of more than 10,000 e-mail accounts, predominantly originating from Europe, and passwords which were posted online. Microsoft said it had launched an investigation. Phishing involves setting up fake […]… Read Article