...thanks to its new live road traffic monitoring web site. TfL's Live Travel News portal gives us a live, voyeuristic view through 170 of the city's traffic cameras, cleverly overlaid on top of the familiar Google Maps interface.
Out in the real world, few people would proudly proclaim that they are racists. On the internet, things are different: The anonymity of the online world makes it easier for people to express racist viewpoints and make observations that they might feel too embarrassed to share in the offline world.
We all read reviews and check star ratings on Amazon before we buy stuff. We've already seen that companies sometimes write reviews themselves, and they're easy to spot by the way they're written. But there's a new trend among some less trustworthy Amazon sellers: bribing customers to write favourable reviews.
One drawback from Google Earth has always been that if you pull the view back far enough, the terrain begins to look like a scene from Minecraft. Well, no longer! With the version 6.2 update, Google Earth looks even more like the real thing.
You might have the privacy settings locked down on all your social networks, but it's the weak links in the system that make the difference. A team at the University of Rochester in New York, for instance, say they can predict where you are to within 100 metres, just by analysing the location of your friends on Twitter.
Giz's favourite video site, Vimeo, has just had the biggest lick of paint yet, hammering home the fact it's definitely the best place to find all those crazy timelapse videos and other arty concepty vids. Plus lots of cat videos. Lots and lots of 'em.
The rage of the recent American SOPA protesters saw an unusual spike in traffic for the Scottish Organic Producers Association, which began receiving threatening emails demanding it stops doing what it's doing.
Theodora Dallas was recently handed a six-month jail sentence for looking up the details of a defendant on Google while serving as a jury member on a case. Yes, that's against the rules, but surely we can't expect people to voluntarily seal themselves in an impenetrable bubble just because they've been press-ganged into doing jury duty?
Just you try and get your olds to guess 20 internet things from last year. They might be able to take a stab in the dark and conjure up images of Rebecca Black harping on about Friday, but let's test your knowledge with Syzygy's annual sketch of the internet-nerd's calendar (see 2010's here.)
You will never be happier to see a 404 error than if you land on this one from a Russian construction company whose web engineers clearly have a sense of humour. The stick figure dancing is delightful, and the dude bobbing his head along is the icing on the cake.
Stats released by BT's retail division show that online shopping spiked significantly on November 30th last year, the day of the wide-ranging strike of public sector workers. Sales on that day were 45 per cent higher than on the same day in 2010.
MegaUpload's founder, Kim Dotcom, was arrested in New Zealand with at least three other MU employees as part of federal actions against the file-sharing website today. And the four had better get used to their cells, they'll be there through the weekend as a North Shore District Court denies their request for bail.
You may've noticed Wikipedia has gone black today, to protest against something called SOPA. Hell, you might’ve even noticed Reddit joining in on the fun, too. But before you start thinking the world's thrown in the hygiene towel and is protesting against soap -- learn these valuable facts about the US law, which could end up affecting us all. Yes, even us Brits.