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Hackers Can Use Your Smart TV To Watch You

Hackers Can Use Your Smart TV To Watch You

Smart TVs have been around for a while and most of them equipped with a whole plethora of apps as well as in-built internet connectivity, to let you stream any content of your liking. However, a few exploits were recently discovered in certain Samsung Smart TV models, which would let hackers ‘watch’ you through the built-in cameras.

By On August 4, 2013 Respond
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Russia’s Top Social Network Offers Edward Snowden A Job

Russia’s Top Social Network Offers Edward Snowden A Job

Russia has stirred quite a controversy after it decided to extend temporary asylum to Edward Snowden. As if this was not enough to stir the U.S. government into condemning the incident, now the top Russian social network has offered Snowden a job as a programmer.

By On August 2, 2013 Respond
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Google Launches Beta Of Real-Time API For Analytics

Google Launches Beta Of Real-Time API For Analytics

Google’s Analystics service has been immensely popular among developers for a long while now. The search giant has now dished out the beta of a real-time API for the Analytics service, which will essentially let developers keep a close eye on the data from Analytics.

By On August 2, 2013 Respond
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Twitter Adds Photo Results, Recent Queries To Search

Twitter Adds Photo Results, Recent Queries To Search

Twitter has a knack of dishing out regular updates, bringing better and new features to the users of the micro-blogging site. Now, the company has upgraded the search feature on the site, adding photo results to it and letting users see their recent search queries.

By On August 2, 2013 Respond
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TOR Made Easier With New Tortilla Tools

TOR Made Easier With New Tortilla Tools

Tor is wildly popular among activists who seek to anonymize their online activities. The browser helps them conceal their online footprints but it is fairly inconvenient to use Tor. To make things easier for Tor users, a new set of tools collectively called ‘Tortilla’ have been devised.

By On August 2, 2013 Respond
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Mobile Devices At Risk From Tech Companies, Developers And Advertisers

Mobile Devices At Risk From Tech Companies, Developers And Advertisers

Malware and similar other nefarious software are usually considered the key problem that plagues the mobile devices. However, in doing so, we often overlook the fact that an even more critical aspect of mobile security are the apps that Apple and Google publish on their marketplaces and which are used to gather our personal information.

By On August 1, 2013 Respond
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Take A Trip Down Memory Lane With New Facebook Feature

Take A Trip Down Memory Lane With New Facebook Feature

The sheer amount of content that goes on our Facebook profiles and passes through our Timelines is so much that we are often not able to keep track of it. To help with this, Facebook has now launched a new feature called ‘On This Day’ which lets you go back to what your Timeline looked like a year ago.

By On August 1, 2013 Respond
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Backstreet Boys Spin A Tune On The Angry Lady In Apple Store

Backstreet Boys Spin A Tune On The Angry Lady In Apple Store

We recently reported that a lady walked into one of Apple Stores in Los Angeles and started shouting in sheer anger over having to wait for AppleCare service. The incident, captured over a video, has now been into a piece of music, thanks to a creative spin put on it by the BackStreet Boys.

By On August 1, 2013 Respond
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Facebook Rolls Out Another Twitter-Like Feature: Support For Embedded Posts

Facebook Rolls Out Another Twitter-Like Feature: Support For Embedded Posts

Twitter has long allowed its users to embed tweets within their blogs and articles. This lets users quote content directly from Twitter without compromising the looks of the tweets. Following in these footsteps, Facebook has also rolled out support for Embedded Posts.

By On August 1, 2013 Respond
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Zynga Files Trademark Infringement Suit Against Bang With Friends

Zynga Files Trademark Infringement Suit Against Bang With Friends

Bang With Friends is a popular app which lets users find such friends who are interested in hooking up just for some ‘fun’. The Facebook app received pretty good coverage since its launch. Now, Zynga has launched a lawsuit against the company over the use of ‘With Friends’ phrase in the name, claiming it to be a trademark infringement.

By On August 1, 2013 Respond
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Facebook Plans To Sell TV-Style Ads For $2.5 Million Each

Facebook Plans To Sell TV-Style Ads For $2.5 Million Each

The key source of revenue for Facebook is advertisement. It is precisely for this reason that Facebook has been trying to devise new ways of making money through ads. To this end, the company now plans to launch TV-style ads which will be 15 seconds in duration and will be sold for a whopping $2.5 million each.

By On August 1, 2013 Respond
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Instagram Blocking Photos Uploaded By Third Party Apps On Windows Phone

Instagram Blocking Photos Uploaded By Third Party Apps On Windows Phone

Instagram recently made a number of changes to its API. Ever since the update, the service has started blocking such photos which are uploaded to Instagram using third-party apps. This has posed a problem for many Windows Phone users.

By On July 31, 2013 Respond
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Google Launches Zagat Guide, Covering Restaurants In Nine Cities

Google Launches Zagat Guide, Covering Restaurants In Nine Cities

Back in 2011, Google surprised many when it purchased the restaurant guide, Zagat. However, it would now appear that the search giant was revamping the guide, incorporating Maps and other services within in. And now, Google has launched a Zagat guide of its own, initially covering restaurants in nine cities only.

By On July 30, 2013 Respond
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Survey Reveals 29% Young Adults Regret Social Media Posts

Survey Reveals 29% Young Adults Regret Social Media Posts

Social media posts have literally become one of the most common tools of expressing one’s thoughts in this digital age. However, not all such posts are well-thought and many are simply a result of impulse. A survey has now found out that 1 in every 4 young adults regrets social media posts.

By On July 29, 2013 Respond
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Fake FBI Alert Leads To A Man’s Arrest Over Child Pornography Charges

Fake FBI Alert Leads To A Man’s Arrest Over Child Pornography Charges

Child pornography is a serious offense, although it is often hard to pin down individuals who indulge in the crime. However, matters were made easier for police in Prince William County when Jay Riley received a fake FBI alert while visiting a child pornography site. Fooled by the alert, he went over to the police station and was apprehended.

By On July 28, 2013 Respond
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