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Facebook Apologizing For Locking A ‘Small Portion’ Of Users Out Of Their Accounts

Facebook Apologizing For Locking A ‘Small Portion’ Of Users Out Of Their Accounts

If you own an account (it could be bank account or any social networking account), then it’s natural that you should have all the access of your account. But lately that has not happened for Facebook. Yesterday, Facebook locked a ‘small portion’ of users out of their accounts and now the social networking company is apologizing.

By On October 29, 2013 Respond
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Mozilla Works On Public Geolocation Data Service Of Its Own

Mozilla Works On Public Geolocation Data Service Of Its Own

Currently, a number of giants such as Google offer geolocation services. However, nearly all existing geolocation services are profit-oriented. Mozilla aims to change this by offering a geolocation service of its own, one that is meant to be used by the public. ‘Mozilla Location Service’ is still experimental, though, and available in a few countries.

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Report Cites NSA Monitored Data From 60 Million Phone Calls In Spain

Report Cites NSA Monitored Data From 60 Million Phone Calls In Spain

The Snowden leaks continue to put the US government in a very difficult position. The country’s premier intelligence agency, NSA, not only tapped into the emails of former Mexican President and the phone calls of German Chancellor, it also apparently collected data on 60 million phone calls in Spain, cites a new report.

By On October 29, 2013 Respond
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Google Detected Malware On PHP.net Website, Issue Resolved Now

Google Detected Malware On PHP.net Website, Issue Resolved Now

A few days ago, multiple sources confirmed that the notable website PHP.net was compromised. Google warned users trying to access the site that it contained a malware while Chrome and Firefox also cited similar warnings. The issue has been resolved by now.

By On October 28, 2013 Respond
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12-Year-Old Boy Hacks Government Sites And Leaks Data To Anonymous

12-Year-Old Boy Hacks Government Sites And Leaks Data To Anonymous

Earlier we have seen Anonymous hacking government website and threatening to leak confidential information. But this time, a 12-year-old boy has hacked government websites and later leaked the data to famous hacktivist group Anonymous.

By On October 27, 2013 Respond
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[Update] Social Scheduling Tool Buffer Gets Hacked! Halts Automated Social Sharing Service

[Update] Social Scheduling Tool Buffer Gets Hacked! Halts Automated Social Sharing Service

Buffer is a social media scheduling app. It is a better way to share on social media for free. The social scheduling tool helps you share contents at the best possible times throughout the day so that your followers and fans see your updates more often. However, the buzzing news is Buffer has been hacked!

By On October 27, 2013 Respond
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Google Added Handwriting Support For Gmail And Google Docs

Google Added Handwriting Support For Gmail And Google Docs

Google is always eager to bring new stuffs to its system that will be easy and attractive to users. After testing banner-like ads search results, lately Google has added handwriting support for Gmail and Google Docs via mouse and track pad.

By On October 25, 2013 Respond
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German Chancellor Merkel Protests To Obama Over NSA Tapping Her Calls

German Chancellor Merkel Protests To Obama Over NSA Tapping Her Calls

Ever since NSA’s extensive surveillance program blew up to the public, thanks to Edward Snowden, startling revelations have been coming to light. Recently, it was reported that NSA hacked into the email of former Mexican President. And now, German Chancellor has protested to President Obama over the fact that NSA tapped her calls.

By On October 24, 2013 1 Response
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Google Testing Banner-Like Ads In Search Results

Google Testing Banner-Like Ads In Search Results

Search giant Google is always eager to test new things for its search results. Now the company is testing banner-like ads in search results.

By On October 24, 2013 Respond
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US Senator Launches Initiative To Regulate Tracking Of User Data In Retail Stores

US Senator Launches Initiative To Regulate Tracking Of User Data In Retail Stores

The habits, choices and preferences of the consumers are increasingly important for the retail industry. To that end, many retail stores actively gather location data of the users when they are within a retail location. A US Senator now aims to regulate and restrict such industry practices.

By On October 24, 2013 Respond
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Oregon Police Arrests Marijuana Grower, Thanks To Google Earth

Oregon Police Arrests Marijuana Grower, Thanks To Google Earth

Google Earth is, without a doubt, the most extensive satellite mapping service online which has proven highly useful for many professionals and users. Now, it would appear that images from Google Earth can also help the police. Oregon police recently arrested a man after Google Earth images revealed that he was growing illegal marijuana.

By On October 22, 2013 Respond
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YouTube Announces Nominees For Music Awards 2013

YouTube Announces Nominees For Music Awards 2013

YouTube’s annual celebration of online musical talent, the Music Awards, is here. The site has finally announced the shortlisted candidates who are nominees in different categories.

By On October 22, 2013 Respond
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Google Unveils uProxy, An Anti-Censorship Browser Extension

Google Unveils uProxy, An Anti-Censorship Browser Extension

State-sponsored internet censorship is currently practiced in many countries around the world. Google has now unveiled an excellent new service, called uProxy, that may be able to put an end to such censorship.

By On October 22, 2013 Respond
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BlackBerry BBM Launchd For Android And iOS, 5M Downloaded In 8 Hours

BlackBerry BBM Launchd For Android And iOS, 5M Downloaded In 8 Hours

BlackBerry has launched its BBM (BlackBerry Messenger) instant messenger service for iOS and Android. BlackBerry has announced that a total number of 5 million users have downloaded it for their devices just in 8 hours.

By On October 22, 2013 Respond
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DDoS Attacks Are Growing In Size And Volume, Warns Security Firm

DDoS Attacks Are Growing In Size And Volume, Warns Security Firm

DDoS attacks are probably the most common tactic used by hackers to attack servers. It typically involves using multiple computers to attack a given server and try to choke its bandwidth. Over the years, the size and volume of these DDoS attacks is growing rather rapidly, a security firm has warned now.

By On October 22, 2013 Respond
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