The idea of identifying users with a higher or lower influence over their peers is a notch up from the current system that allows marketers to target ads to specific users.
The TEDGlobal conference in Edinburgh has discussed the idea of children in developing countries educating themselves using computers.
A Paris court has ordered Twitter to reveal the names of France-based users who posted comments featuring a hashtag deemed by some pressure groups to be anti-Semitic.
The Pirate Bay is set to be blocked by six Internet service providers in the Republic of Ireland after music companies successfully argued that the site was costing them millions in lost revenue.
America's no longer secret surveillance programme has prevented "dozens" of terrorist atrocities, according to NSA chief Keith Alexander.
Foreign Secretary William Hague has denied accusations that GCHQ breached the law by obtaining information gathered on UK citizens through Prism.
It has surfaced that a committee of MPs "may have been misled" by comments about the DMI, according a letter sent to the BBC Trust by Bill Garrett.
Google has suggested that requiring a specific facial expression could prevent the existing Face Unlock facility being fooled by photos.
A £530 million spend by the Department of Culture, Media, and Sport (DCMS) on rural broadband rollout is set to be investigated further by the National Audit Office.
Danish police have accused Gottfrid Svartholm Warg of helping an anonymous hacker gain illegal access to multiple databases containing sensitive private information.
Backed by the UK's Cabinet Office, the Cyber Security Challenge aims to encourage 14-16 year olds to create and crack online codes in the hope of winning £1,000 for their school.
The best of today's ITProPortal news and features, including Larry Page's defence of Google Glass and a worrying new Trojan that could send Android reeling.
While we've come to accept social networking in our lives, for the younger generation it's something that has always been there.