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Sites Can Use Chrome Exploit To Listen To Users Without Permission

Sites Can Use Chrome Exploit To Listen To Users Without Permission

Google has been incorporating more and more speech recognition and media playback features in its Chrome browser. But now an exploit has been discovered which can allow a malicious site to continue listening to your audio even after you have closed the site.

By On January 23, 2014 Respond
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Facebook Newsfeed Will Now Contain More Updates From Friends, Fewer From Pages

Facebook Newsfeed Will Now Contain More Updates From Friends, Fewer From Pages

Facebook keeps changing its content algorithms in line with the feedback from its users. The social network has now tweaked the Newsfeed content so that it will contain more text-based status updates from friends, and fewer of these from Facebook Pages.

By On January 23, 2014 Respond
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Google Glass User Arrested, Mistreated By Federal Agents At AMC Movie Theater

Google Glass User Arrested, Mistreated By Federal Agents At AMC Movie Theater

When it comes to conventional Hollywood entities, it seems that they know very little of technology. A Google Glass user was recently arrested and detained for hours at an AMC movie theater recently, simply because he was wearing the gadget.

By On January 23, 2014 Respond
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Report Says Most People Used “123456″ As Password Instead Of “password” In 2013

Report Says Most People Used “123456″ As Password Instead Of “password” In 2013

Password plays a very important role in terms of securing your online accounts. Earlier, it was found that many people use “password” as password for their online accounts. Lately, it’s been reported that in 2013 most people used “123456″ as password instead of “password.”

By On January 22, 2014 Respond
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A Girl’s Revelation Of Awaiting Death In Twitter Was Heartbreaking

A Girl’s Revelation Of Awaiting Death In Twitter Was Heartbreaking

Earlier we’ve seen a man posting ‘I’m about to get shot’ on Facebook and gets shot immediately. But this time, a girl named Amanda revealed on Twitter that she was dying and her final messages were heartbreaking.

By On January 21, 2014 Respond
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Kim Dotcom Unveils Baboom, A New Music Streaming Service

Kim Dotcom Unveils Baboom, A New Music Streaming Service

After MegaUpload was taken down, it briefly appeared that this was it for Kim Dotcom. But not only has he fought back against his illegal arrest, he continues to create more awesome services. This time, he is gearing up to launch a new music streaming service called Baboom.

By On January 21, 2014 Respond
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Don’t Fall For This New Apple ID Phishing Scam Sent Out Through Email

Don’t Fall For This New Apple ID Phishing Scam Sent Out Through Email

Apparently, it appears that hackers have decided to target Apple customers by dishing out fake emails. These emails are typical phishing scams, pretending to be directly from Apple and asking the users for their Apple IDs and passwords.

By On January 19, 2014 Respond
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A Russian Teenager May Have Caused The Huge Recent Target Data Leak

A Russian Teenager May Have Caused The Huge Recent Target Data Leak

Target was at the receiving end of significant customer backlash and criticism recently when hackers were able to steal 40 million customer credit card numbers. The hack, a fresh report says, may have been a result of a Russian teenager’s malware.

By On January 19, 2014 Respond
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Chrome Remote Desktop App Will Soon Come To iOS And Android Devices

Chrome Remote Desktop App Will Soon Come To iOS And Android Devices

Chrome’s desktop manifestation has been very helpful for professionals in that it lets them keep track of multiple computers using a single Google ID. Now, the same feature may is expected to arrive on iOS and Android devices soon.

By On January 19, 2014 Respond
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U.S. President Obama Thinks Facebook Isn’t Cool Anymore

U.S. President Obama Thinks Facebook Isn’t Cool Anymore

To many people, Facebook is “cool.” But if you ask anyone over the age of 30 if Facebook is cool or not, chances are the answer you will hear is “No.” Even U.S. President Barack Obama thinks Facebook isn’t cool anymore.

By On January 18, 2014 Respond
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Twitter Considers Creating A Marketplace Similar To Square Market

Twitter Considers Creating A Marketplace Similar To Square Market

Until now, Twitter has heavily focused on generating revenue through advertising. And while that is going fairly well, the company now aims to diversify the profits by considering a marketplace on its platform, somewhat similar to Square Market.

By On January 17, 2014 Respond
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Smart TVs And Refrigerators Are A Huge Security Threat

Smart TVs And Refrigerators Are A Huge Security Threat

A few years ago, handsets and tablets were the only smart devices which were commercially available apart from regular computers. Today, there are smart TVs and refrigerators, ovens and even smart toys. And all this is putting the users at risk.

By On January 17, 2014 Respond
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In 2018, Less Than 1 In 10,000 Apps Will Be Successful

In 2018, Less Than 1 In 10,000 Apps Will Be Successful

Today, apps are considered the life-line of any mobile platform. The more apps a mobile platform has, the more is it preferred by the users. But given the explosive growth of app stores, Gartner has forecasted in a recent report that in 2018, less than one in 10,000 apps will be successful.

By On January 16, 2014 Respond
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Anonymous Hacks, Defaces MIT Site On Aaron Swartz’s First Anniversary

Anonymous Hacks, Defaces MIT Site On Aaron Swartz’s First Anniversary

Aaron Swartz, the notable internet luminary and the co-founder of Reddit, committed suicide last year on Jan 11, 2014. In his memory, Anonymous recently hacked and defaced MIT’s site since the university was involved in litigation against Swartz.

By On January 16, 2014 Respond
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Syrian Electronic Army Takes Over Microsoft’s News Twitter Account

Syrian Electronic Army Takes Over Microsoft’s News Twitter Account

Syrian Electronic Army (SEA) has pulled off a number of high-profile hacks in the recent past. The notorious hacking group apparently took over Microsoft’s News Twitter account recently, sending out many tweets against the company itself.

By On January 12, 2014 Respond
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