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FBI Can Turn On Laptop Cameras Without The Indicator Lights

FBI Can Turn On Laptop Cameras Without The Indicator Lights

Some of our worst digital surveillance horrors have turned true. A Washington Post report claims that FBI can remotely turn on laptop’s cameras without the indicator light, a move which is seen as highly intrusive by many.

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Google Says 91.4% Of Gmail’s Non-Spam Emails Are Authenticated Now

Google Says 91.4% Of Gmail’s Non-Spam Emails Are Authenticated Now

Phishing emails used to a prominent nuisance on the internet, being the key part of online mass cons. Google has been actively working to curb such mails and the company has now revealed that 91.4% of its non-spam emails are authenticated.

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JPMorgan Chase Hacked, Data Of 465,000 Prepaid Card Users Exposed

JPMorgan Chase Hacked, Data Of 465,000 Prepaid Card Users Exposed

A recent cyber attack targeted JPMorgan Chase, one of the largest banks around the globe. During the attack, data of 465,000 prepaid card users was breached and accessed by the hackers.

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HaveIBeenPwned Tells If Any Of Your Online Accounts Has Been Breached

HaveIBeenPwned Tells If Any Of Your Online Accounts Has Been Breached

Today, every internet user has multiple online accounts across different sites. Guarding each of them adequately can be a tough job. HaveIBeenPwned is a site that tells you if any of your online accounts have been compromised.

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Zuckerberg And Gates’ Foundation Funding To Bring Speedy Internet For Schools

Zuckerberg And Gates’ Foundation Funding To Bring Speedy Internet For Schools

Education in schools has come to depend immensely on broadband connectivity, given internet’s infinite stock of helpful and relevant resources. Zuckerberg’s Education initiative and Gates’ Foundation have now dished out funds to help schools in U.S. get this much-needed high-speed internet access.

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Updated Google Trends Offers Topic Predictions And Groups Searches In 7 Countries

Updated Google Trends Offers Topic Predictions And Groups Searches In 7 Countries

Google Trends shows how often a particular search-term is entered relative to the total search-volume across various regions of the world, and in various languages. Lately Google has updated its Google Trends service. Now, Google Trends offers topic predictions and groups searches for 700,000 topics in 7 countries.

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2 Million Facebook, Twitter, Google And ADP Passwords Stolen By Botnet

2 Million Facebook, Twitter, Google And ADP Passwords Stolen By Botnet

Most major tech companies such as Facebook and Twitter pride themselves in the advanced security features of their sites. Despite these, a botnet was recently able to nick away some 2 million passwords of Facebook, Google, Twitter and ADP accounts.

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Coin Map: Tracks Every Bitcoin-Accepting Stores In The World

Coin Map: Tracks Every Bitcoin-Accepting Stores In The World

Although Bitcoin had made countless headlines in the last month or so and attracted a huge audience, it is still accepted only at a few select stores around the globe. CoinMap now tracks and shows all these stores in an interactive map. Read details inside.

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Yahoo Reveals Top Searches For The Year 2013

Yahoo Reveals Top Searches For The Year 2013

As the current year moves to a conclusion, tech companies have started dishing out trends and analytics for the last 12 months. Yahoo has now revealed the top Yahoo searches for the year 2013, a list topped by Miley Cyrus.

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Facebook Replaces ‘Hide All’ Option In News Feed With ‘Unfollow’

Facebook Replaces ‘Hide All’ Option In News Feed With ‘Unfollow’

Facebook currently provides an option with the posts in your News Feed. The ‘Hide all from XYZ’ option lets you block all posts from a specific page or person. The social network has now replaced it with ‘Unfollow.’

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IE Market Share Increases Thanks To IE11, Firefox Loses Ground

IE Market Share Increases Thanks To IE11, Firefox Loses Ground

Although Internet Explorer (IE) is currently the most used desktop browser, it was losing ground until a while ago. Between October and November though, IE11 gained market share, bumping up IE’s overall use.

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Removing DRM Bumps Up Music Sales By As Much As 41%

Removing DRM Bumps Up Music Sales By As Much As 41%

Online music piracy is generally regarded as a monetary loss for artists and labels. But a fresh research shows, like many others in the past have hinted, that removing DRM restrictions from an album actually bumps up sales by as much as 41%.

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Black Friday Musters $1.93 Billion In Online Sales, 15.6% Via Tablets

Black Friday Musters $1.93 Billion In Online Sales, 15.6% Via Tablets

Every year, retailers make a windfall profit during the holiday season which is marked with Thanksgiving Day, Black Friday as well as Cyber Monday. This year, record online sales to the tune of $1.93 billion were mustered on Black Friday.

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FBI Warns About Online Shopping Scams During Holiday Season

FBI Warns About Online Shopping Scams During Holiday Season

It’s the winter holidays again and the time of the year when most of us indulge our shopping urges. However, a warning from FBI now tells internet users to keep an eye out for online shopping scams which may swindle you.

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Snowden Documents: Dutch Intelligence Service Hacks Internet Forums

Snowden Documents: Dutch Intelligence Service Hacks Internet Forums

The treasure-trove of documents leaked by former NSA contractor, Edward Snowden, continue to make startling revelations. One of these documents says that Dutch Secret Service, AIVD, hacks internet forums to gather data.

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