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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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NSA Hacked Email Account Of Former Mexican President Felipe Calderon

NSA Hacked Email Account Of Former Mexican President Felipe Calderon

Recent leaks by Edward Snowden have shown that NSA has used illegal and unconstitutional ways to spy on the US citizens as well as people elsewhere. A fresh report in Der Spiegel magazine shows that the agency hacked the email account of former Mexican President, Felipe Calderon.

By On October 21, 2013 Respond
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Gmail Gets A Refreshed Log-in Page, Have You Seen?

Gmail Gets A Refreshed Log-in Page, Have You Seen?

Gmail is one of Google’s biggest and best known products. Lately Google has quietly introduced a refreshed log-in page. Have you checked?

By On October 20, 2013 Respond
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Twitter Reportedly Planning To Kill Its #Music Service

Twitter Reportedly Planning To Kill Its #Music Service

Twitter’s #music service has enabled people to discover music based on the activity of the people and bands they follow. But now it’s been reported that Twitter is planning to kill that #music service.

By On October 20, 2013 Respond
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Online Sexism In Google Autocomplete Revealed Through Ads

Online Sexism In Google Autocomplete Revealed Through Ads

Sexism in societies around the world is a very well-documented phenomenon. However, until now it was considered that the realm of internet is relatively better. But an ads campaign from UN Women reveals how Google Autocomplete is a proof that sexism is rampant and popular online.

By On October 19, 2013 1 Response
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MPAA Forces isoHunt To Shut Down As Part Of $110 Million Settlement

MPAA Forces isoHunt To Shut Down As Part Of $110 Million Settlement

IsoHunt, one of the most prominent torrent sites which has been around for a long while, is now being forced to shut down. The website has been embroiled in a number of lawsuits and as part of the settlement with MPAA, site’s owner Gary Fung has agreed to shut down the site.

By On October 18, 2013 Respond
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Backdoor Vulnerability Found In D-Link Router

Backdoor Vulnerability Found In D-Link Router

A new backdoor vulnerability has been discovered in D-Link modem routers. The vulnerability allows a potential hacker to gain access to the configuration page of the router, even without knowing the username and password.

By On October 15, 2013 Respond
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United Airlines Website Glitch Lets You Purchase Free Tickets

United Airlines Website Glitch Lets You Purchase Free Tickets

United Airlines doesn’t exactly seem keen on improving its ticket-purchasing system. The company has suffered because of it in the past and now, users have found an exploit which lets them purchase United Airlines tickets absolutely free of cost.

By On October 15, 2013 Respond
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Major Internet Organizations Break Free Of US Government’s Oversight

Major Internet Organizations Break Free Of US Government’s Oversight

For long, US government has been overlooking some of the most significant internet organizations which make policy decisions affecting the web. However, these organizations recently dished out a surprisingly unanimous statement, announcing their break from US oversight and seeking internationalization.

By On October 13, 2013 Respond
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Google Will Now Use Your Profile Name, Photo In Ads

Google Will Now Use Your Profile Name, Photo In Ads

Google has recently updated its ‘Terms of Service.’ As part of the update, the search giant can now make use of your profile name and photo in advertisements pitched to your friends and family online. Some are calling it a privacy nightmare, although Google insists it isn’t so.

By On October 12, 2013 Respond
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