Facebook Graph Search makes it easier for cyber criminals to gather relevant details that can be used to target phishing attacks more effectively.
The U.S. Federal Trade Commission's antitrust settlement with Google will create few changes in the way the company operates, both critics and fans of the deal said.
Some features of the Google Now service are available in a Web trial, so that a search query will include results from your Gmail account.
The European Union's competition chief has said negotiations with Google to settle an antitrust probe have "advanced," but talks are not yet concluded, and the organization is not working under any deadline.
Google has changed the way it handles image searches so that pornographic pictures are less likely to be presented to those who aren't looking for them.
Google's end-of-the-year lists focus on trending topics that had the highest amount of traffic over a sustained period
The annual tally of most frequent search terms cover politics, new product introductions, and assorted celebrity gossip, according to Yahoo, which also listed the most popular Internet memes of the year.
A court in Mexico has entered a US$2.7 billion judgment against Yahoo in a breach-of-contract suit over a yellow-pages listing service.
Microsoft is calling out Google's switch to a pay-to-play system for listings in Google Shopping to promote its own Bing search engine.
The annual list of top search queries on Bing show that Facebook, Apple's iPhone 5 and the presidential election have been of significant interest to the online world during 2012.