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  • News: 12 ways porn shaped the internet

    For an industry that many people won't admit they've ever patronised, pornography has had an amazing impact on virtually every new medium, from cave painting to photography. Dirty pictures have been credited with ensuring the future of the VCR, boosting cable TV subscriptions, helping to kill off the Betamax and HD DVD formats, and (perhaps most important) driving the growth of the internet.

  • News: Government crackdown on web standards

    In an effort to protect children from ‘harmful and offensive material’ the UK government is looking at adding cinema-style age ratings to websites, as well as a raft of other online laws.

  • News: The 100 oldest websites on the internet

    The internet's been around in some form for decades. It wasn't until the mid-80s, though, that the web as we know it started coming together - and those precious dotcom domains started getting snatched up.

  • News: Project Kangaroo will cost ITV and Channel 4 £30m

    ITV and Channel4 have been advised to reconsider their part in Project Kangaroo, says Enders Analysis.

  • News: Web users will surf on Christmas Day

    More than two thirds of Brits will surf the web on Christmas Day, says the Post Office.

  • News: Firefox share surges past 30 percent in Europe

    Fewer than 60 percent of European web users run Microsoft's Internet Explorer, according to a French-based metrics company, while more than 31 percent have switched to Mozilla's Firefox.

  • News: Track Father Christmas in Google Earth

    Google and the North American Aerospace Defense Command (Norad) are letting web users across the globe track Father Christmas on his travels tonight using Google Earth and Google Maps.

  • News: Mobile web usage grows 463 percent

    Data traffic to mobile phones jumped 463 percent in November compared to the same month last year, according to the latest State of the Mobile Web report from Opera Software.

  • News: Google Docs Gadget for the Desktop launches

    Google has added a new feature to enable users to find and access their Google documents straight from the desktop.

  • News: CBBC iPlayer: kids get their own TV on demand

    The BBC has added a new version of its iPlayer on-demand TV viewing service. CBBC is aimed at younger TV viewers and provides catch-up TV content suitable for six to 12-year-olds.

  • News: Sky drops £450m Tiscali bid

    UK satellite broadcaster and growing broadband provider Sky has apparently pulled out of talks to acquire broadband provider Tiscali's UK business.

  • News: Mozilla slams Microsoft for browser speed disinterest

    Firefox developer Mozilla has launched an attack on Microsoft for dismissing attempts to boost browser performance as merely a "drag race," but defended its now 'more complicated' relationship with former partner Google.

  • News: Underwater earthquake shatters Europe/Asia Internet

    Internet and telephone traffic between Europe and the Middle East and Asia was hampered Friday after three major underwater data lines were cut.

  • News: Watchdog: Google should offer 'opt-out' for personal data

    The nonprofit group US Consumer Watchdog has asked that Google give users of its search engine the ability to 'opt out' of leaving personal data, such as IP addresses, on Google's servers.

  • News: The 10 best DRM-free music providers

    When it comes to digital audio files, there's no three words more guaranteed to start a firey debate than Digital Rights Management. One of the biggest complaints about music purchased from online giants like iTunes is that those stores (largely) encumber tracks with digital rights management (DRM) software that restricts how and where you play the music you purchase.

  • News: 2008 Viral Videos: The best from the US

    One of the most popular elements of the web, is the viral video. Many of them have made us cry with laughter, so we've rounded up the top 9 viral comedy videos of 2008. based on number of views, from data gathered by TubeMogul.

  • News: Online TV firm Joost kills desktop app

    Video-streaming site Joost is shutting down its desktop application and turning all of its attention to its Flash-based site. As of today, the program will cease to function.

  • News: Gates Foundation spends $7m on fast web access

    The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation has awarded nearly $7m to fund a pilot programme aimed at helping public libraries in seven US states get faster internet connections.

  • News: Patch missing from 'final' Firefox 2.0 update

    Mozilla is to re-release its security release for its web browser Firefox 2.0 after it accidentally omitted one of the patches.

  • News: Opera releases fix for 'highly severe' flaw

    Opera has released a security fix for seven flaws in its web browser Opera 9.6

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