Life and Style 'Angry Birds' and other mobile game users are reportedly leaving their personal information open to secret harvesting by government spies

Metadata from iPhone and Android apps can leak data about the phone's model, age of users, gender and location

Yahoo adds Twitter messages to search results

Yahoo is including more Twitter messages in its search results to give people a better sense about what's happening on the Web.

Tiger Woods sex scandal takes over the web

The Tiger Woods sex scandal is bringing increased traffic to search engines and other internet sites.

Google top search engine at avoiding scams

Even search engines can get suckered by internet scams.

'Stalker' warrants served at Yahoo and Google over nude video

Search warrants have been served at Yahoo and Google in connection with a man accused of secretly recording nude videos of ESPN reporter Erin Andrews.

Yahoo expands integration with Facebook

Yahoo will let users of its email, photo-sharing and other online products link their content and activities directly into Facebook, the world's No. 1 Internet social network.

Egypt applies for first Arabic domain

Egypt will apply for the first internet domain written in Arabic, its information technology minister said a conference grouping Yahoo's co-founder and others to discuss boosting online access in emerging nations.

James Hong: 'Whether it was viral or word of mouth, it was always based on the content'

An interview with James Hong, co-founder of 'HotOrNot'

Windows 7 sales 'fantastic,' says Ballmer

Sales of Microsoft's new Windows 7 operating system have been "fantastic" in Japan since its launch last month, CEO Steve Ballmer said yesterday.

Yahoo teams with OneRiot on real-time search

Looking to match rivals in providing up-to-the-minute Internet search results, Yahoo is running tests with several real-time search partners, sources familiar with the matter said yesterday.

CEO vows to get 'pathetic' Yahoo back on 'tippy toes'

With its stock in a three-year funk, Yahoo set out yesterday to persuade investors the internet company's struggles are nearly over.

Yahoo finally getting out of the woods

Yahoo may finally be pulling out of a three-year slump that cast aside two CEOs and spurred a cost-cutting spree that led to about 2,000 layoffs.

Murdoch blasts search engine 'kleptomaniacs'

News providers say their content is being exploited by Google and Yahoo

Super investor starts dumping Yahoo shares

Financier Carl Icahn, one of Yahoo's largest stockholders, has sold 12.7 million shares to whittle his holdings in the slumping internet company down a percentage point to a 4.5 per cent stake.

Antitrust probe could derail Microsoft, Yahoo deal

Yahoo and Microsoft hope that by joining forces, they can tilt the balance of power in internet search away from Google.

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'They can threaten me but I must speak out... innocent kids, killed over nothing. It’s sick in the mind'
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The Interview movie review

You can't see Seth Rogen and James Franco's Kim Jong Un assassination film, but you can read about it here
Serial mania has propelled podcasts into the cultural mainstream

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People have consumed gripping armchair investigation Serial with a relish typically reserved for box-set binges
Jesus Christ has become an unlikely pin-up for hipster marketing companies

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Rosetta space mission voted most important scientific breakthrough of 2014

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Christmas cocktails to make you merry

Mulled wine is an essential seasonal treat. But now drinkers are rediscovering other traditional festive tipples. Angela Clutton raises a glass to Christmas cocktails
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Up the ante in your regimen and change the habits of a lifetime with this wearable tech
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Paul Scholes column

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Fifa's travelling circus once again steals limelight from real stars

Fifa's travelling circus once again steals limelight from real stars

Club World Cup kicked into the long grass by the continued farce surrounding Blatter, Garcia, Russia and Qatar
Frank Warren column: 2014 – boxing is back and winning new fans

Frank Warren: Boxing is back and winning new fans

2014 proves it's now one of sport's biggest hitters again
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Jeb Bush vs Hillary Clinton

Karen Tumulty explores the power dynamics of the two first families
Stockholm is rivalling Silicon Valley with a hotbed of technology start-ups

Stockholm is rivalling Silicon Valley

The Swedish capital is home to two of the most popular video games in the world, as well as thousands of technology start-ups worth hundreds of millions of pounds – and it's all happened since 2009
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Crucified Santa: Urban myth refuses to die

The story goes that Japanese store workers created a life-size effigy of a smiling "Father Kurisumasu" attached to a facsimile of Our Lord's final instrument of torture