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Monday, 20 June 2011

Icann transforms Web Domains - Could we soon see .google or .bbc?

Web addresses will change forever, after a vote by Icann (The Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers) which will allow any word to be used as a domain.

The current amount of global domain endings is 22, these include the common .org and .com. However, from next year, it will be possible to register new domain suffixes.

Wednesday, 8 June 2011

Facebooks controversial face recognition feature goes global

Facebook has now globally released a new 'Face Suggestion' feature which scans new photos and suggests people that should be 'tagged' based on facial recognition.
The new technology has been active in the US since late last year, but has only recently been used across the world.

Facebook users are able to turn off the feature, however, the feature was automatically activated when it was introduced. This has upset some users, who have said that they were not informed of this new feature or asked beforehand if they wanted it activated.