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Snowden Tells Why Privacy Matters In A Video Christmas Message

Snowden Tells Why Privacy Matters In A Video Christmas Message

Edward Snowden who caused a global storm over NSA’s digital surveillance has now released a Christmas message in a video. In the video, Snowden explains why privacy matters and how can the governments be persuaded to agree to individual privacy.

By On December 27, 2013 Respond
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Christmas Deal: Amazon Offering $5 Appstore Credit On App Downloads

Christmas Deal: Amazon Offering $5 Appstore Credit On App Downloads

With the Christmas festivity in the air, many tech giants have stepped up to offer sweet deals. Amazon is now doing its part by offering $5 Amazon Appstore credit to anyone who downloads anything from the store.

By On December 26, 2013 Respond
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Security Firm Publishes Snapchat Exploits, Allowing Name/Phone Number Matching

Security Firm Publishes Snapchat Exploits, Allowing Name/Phone Number Matching

Snapchat has a rather notorious record when it comes to heeding security researchers. Gibson Security has published two major Snapchat exploits which, the firm says, were initially reported to Snapchat but the company didn’t respond.

By On December 26, 2013 Respond
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Study Says New Algorithm Change In Facebook Has Damaged Numerous Facebook Pages

Study Says New Algorithm Change In Facebook Has Damaged Numerous Facebook Pages

Earlier this December, Facebook updated its News Feed ranking algorithm with the goal of showing users more relevant content in their News Feeds. A study says, this new algorithm change in Facebook has damaged numerous Facebook pages.

By On December 26, 2013 Respond
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Hacker Demands Bitcoin Ransom, Threatens To Leak 3.7 Million Israeli Bank Customers Data

Hacker Demands Bitcoin Ransom, Threatens To Leak 3.7 Million Israeli Bank Customers Data

A hacker has somehow been able to grab hold of the data of some 3.7 million bank customers in Israel. He has now asked three major Israeli banks to either pay up a certain amount in Bitcoin or that he would sell the data to others.

By On December 24, 2013 Respond
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My Social Book Lets You Turn Your Facebook Timeline Into An Actual Book!

My Social Book Lets You Turn Your Facebook Timeline Into An Actual Book!

Are you afraid of losing or forgetting all of the information that you shared on your Facebook timeline? Then turn your Facebook Timeline into an actual book via My Social Book.

By On December 24, 2013 Respond
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Music-Discovery Service ExFM Gives Up, Shutting Down In January

Music-Discovery Service ExFM Gives Up, Shutting Down In January

ExFM started out as a Chrome extension for music discovery nearly four years ago. While the company grew initially, it has floundered for a while and has now announced that it will be shutting down the service by January 15.

By On December 23, 2013 Respond
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Microsoft Announces 20GB Free SkyDrive Storage For All Windows Phone Users

Microsoft Announces 20GB Free SkyDrive Storage For All Windows Phone Users

As the Christmas draws near, tech companies are coming up with newer and more enticing deals. Microsoft has announced an early gift for Windows Phone users who can now get their hands on 20GB of free SkyDrive storage.

By On December 23, 2013 1 Response
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TIME Awarded David Guttenfelder As ‘Instagram Photographer Of The Year’

TIME Awarded David Guttenfelder As ‘Instagram Photographer Of The Year’

Time has announced the name of Instagram Photographer of the Year and Associated Press’ chief Asia photographer David Guttenfelder. His Instagram feed is undoubtedly unique because of her Associated Press job which let him unprecedented access to any place where any ordinary citizen is not allowed in North Korea.

By On December 22, 2013 Respond
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Hacking Forums Start Selling The Stolen Target Credit Card Numbers

Hacking Forums Start Selling The Stolen Target Credit Card Numbers

One of the biggest banking heist of recent times occured when hackers were successful in making away with 40 million credit card numbers. It would now appear that these hackers are now selling the numbers at underground hacking forums.

By On December 21, 2013 Respond
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Bill Gates Sends Secret Santa Gift To Reddit User

Bill Gates Sends Secret Santa Gift To Reddit User

Secret Santa is a yearly tradition when people send gifts to a complete stranger in the spirit of Christmas. This year, a lucky Redditor got to have Bill Gates as her Secret Santa, something which took here by surprise.

By On December 20, 2013 Respond
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Details Of 54 Million Turkish Citizens Stolen By Russian Hackers

Details Of 54 Million Turkish Citizens Stolen By Russian Hackers

Personal details of individuals can be used by hackers in a whole lot of possibly malicious ways. This is why when Russian hackers recently stole details of 45 million Turkish citizens, it sent the alarm bells ringing among security researchers.

By On December 20, 2013 Respond
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The Pirate Bay Switches Domains Again, Moves To .gy

The Pirate Bay Switches Domains Again, Moves To .gy

The Pirate Bay has become the hallmark of the endurance and determination of online piracy. Numerous governments and entities have tried to ban it once and for all but it switches domain names and resurfaces. This time, it has moved to a .gy domain.

By On December 19, 2013 Respond
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Swedish Man Fined Over $650k For Sharing A Movie Online

Swedish Man Fined Over $650k For Sharing A Movie Online

You may think that downloading and sharing movies is not a crime, but actually it is. But a 28-year-old unidentified Swedish man has been sentenced to pay a hefty fine of 4.3 million Swedish Kronor (approximate $655,000) for sharing a movie illegally via the file sharing service, Swebits.

By On December 19, 2013 Respond
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Facebook Finally Launched ‘Dislike’ For Its Messaging Service

Facebook Finally Launched ‘Dislike’ For Its Messaging Service

Many people requested Facebook to launch a Dislike button so that they can thumb down on posts or messages they don’t like. In continuation to that request, for the first time, Facebook has launched dislike button, but for its messaging service.

By On December 18, 2013 Respond
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