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10 Dec 2013 : Freshly leaked documents by former US intelligence contractor Edward Snowden on Monday revealed spies disguised as fantasy characters prowled online games hunting terrorists.
10 Dec 2013 : US and British intelligence have been spying on the global online gaming world because they fear terrorists could use the hugely popular platform to plot attacks, a report said Monday.
10 Dec 2013 : Facebook unveiled plans Monday on a partnership with New York University for a new center for artificial intelligence, aimed at harnessing the huge social network's massive trove of data.
10 Dec 2013 : US mobile carriers provided some one million records to law enforcement in 2012 related to warrants, wiretaps, location data and "cell-tower dumps," documents released by a US senator showed.
10 Dec 2013 : Long overdue in an increasingly connected world -- or the end of a precious oasis of peace -- the European Union on Monday took a first step to allowing expanded use of smartphones and tablets on aircraft.
10 Dec 2013 : When the "ThaiFight" mobile app made its debut three months ago, the streets of Bangkok were still quiet and the political temperature was relatively cool. Supasheep Srijumnong, the app's developer, said he created the app _ a fighting game featuring characters that look uncannily like Thai politicians and celebrities _ for his own enjoyment and to entertain his family. He didn't realise that the eruption of protests would make his little plaything relevant, and timely symbolic.
09 Dec 2013 : Eight leading US-based technology companies on Monday called on Washington to overhaul its surveillance laws following the revelations of online eavesdropping from fugitive US intelligence leaker Edward Snowden.
09 Dec 2013 : The Sydney Opera House has come up with a novel new way to raise funds and boost the building's profile by selling "virtual" ownership of the tiles on its tallest sail.
08 Dec 2013 : Worried by US spying revelations, India has begun drawing up a new email policy to help secure government communications, but the man responsible for drafting the rules still regularly uses Hotmail.
08 Dec 2013 : The global video gaming market is set to grow 11.1% a year until 2017, boosted by a new generation of consoles and the increasing popularity of online games, according to IDATE digital research and consultancy firm.
07 Dec 2013 : Apple used freshly deployed iBeacon sensors to virtually -- and personally -- accompany iPhone, iPad or iPod-toting shoppers through its US stores.
07 Dec 2013 : Cloud storage startup Box, launched from a college dorm in 2005, has raised $100 million in new capital to help fund a global expansion.