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Google, Microsoft Introduce Software To Curb Child Pornography

Internet giants Google and Microsoft say they're going to be making it harder for pedophiles to search for child porn online. They made the announcement in a joint statement in London ahead of a British internet security summit.

Too Cool For (Bike) Helmet Head? Here's One Swedish Solution

What started out as a thesis project in Sweden could revolutionize biking safety. The "invisible" helmet is an air bag tucked away in a collar fastened around a cyclist's neck. When its internal sensors detect specific jerks and jags, the air bag deploys, sending out a head-hugging hood in a tenth of a second.

Is The Internet Domain Land Rush A Land Rush At All?

Domain names are the real estate of the Internet, and they are bought and sold every day. But until recently, space in the cyber real estate market has been cramped. But soon there's going to be a lot more than .coms out there, and a lot of companies are bidding huge amounts to get the new Internet addresses.

Laboring In The Shadows To Keep The Web Free Of Child Porn

The rise of pornography online has created a new industry of people whose job it is to screen vast numbers of images of exploited children. Advocacy organizations and private companies are working on programs to automate the review process, but so far they can only filter for images that have already been flagged manually.

Amid Nuclear Talks, Iran Pushes Diplomacy Online

Iran's leaders are active on Facebook and Twitter, and frequently reach out in English via social media. Both services remain officially banned in Iran. But journalist Robin Wright, an expert on Iran, calls their online overtures "the most ambitious public diplomacy campaign since Iran's 1979 revolution."

Connecting To The Internet, And The World, Post-Disaster

Responding to a natural disaster requires old and new technology. Experts working on new social networking map apps, Wi-Fi and cell tower experts, and old-school amateur radio operators are all working to help Filipinos cope with the aftermath of Typhoon Haiyan.

Publishing Magazines For An 'Ambidextrous' Generation

The American Reader is a year old. The monthly literary journal is online and in print, but co-founder Uzoamaka Maduka says "it's all one magazine." The publication's staff has faith that readers want "deeper engagement" and strong editing, and they're hoping the free online content will entice their audience to pay for more.

New Medical Device Treats Epilepsy With A Well-Timed Zap

The Food and Drug Administration approved a pacemaker-like device for patients whose epilepsy can't be controlled with drugs. The device senses when seizures are coming and stops them by sending electronic signals through wires inserted deep in the brain.

Advertisers Try To Grab Online Eyes

A survey this week shows that YouTube and Netflix now make up half of all data North Americans consume on fixed networks, like those at home or at work. Guest host Don Gonyea talks with Mike Shields, digital editor of Adweek, about the ways that advertisers are changing how they present products to cater to online videos.
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Online Advertising: Beyond Pop-up And Banner Ads

From sponsored posts to personalized ads, we explore new developments in online advertising and ask what they mean for users and their privacy on the web.