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San Francisco Allows Taxpayers To Participate In Online Budgeting

San Francisco Allows Taxpayers To Participate In Online Budgeting

When it comes to state budgets, it is usually the legislators who decide where all that money should be spent. However, San Francisco is now taking an initiative where taxpayers, that is to say the common voters, will be directly able to vote on portions of budget online.

By On September 16, 2013 Respond
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Argentinian ‘Superhacker’ Arrested For Financial Fraud

Argentinian ‘Superhacker’ Arrested For Financial Fraud

A 19-year old boy in Buenos Aires has been arrested by the police. It has been charged that he is a ‘superhacker’ who has been stealing $50,000 a month by using malware to perpetuate financial fraud.

By On September 15, 2013 Respond
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FBI Controlled Tor Servers To Launch Mass Malware Attack

FBI Controlled Tor Servers To Launch Mass Malware Attack

Last year in July, FBI was able to gain control of the servers of Freedom Hosting. Once the agency had access, it was able to gather data on the hosting company, over suspicions that it was helping in child pornography. Yesterday, FBI has publicly admitted for the first time that it did indeed control Freedom Hosting’s servers.

By On September 15, 2013 Respond
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Facebook Tests Video Autoplay Feature, May Use It In Ads Later

Facebook Tests Video Autoplay Feature, May Use It In Ads Later

Imagine scrolling down your Facebook timeline and suddenly stumbling into a video. Now imagine that the video starts playing on its own, even if you don’t click on it. Well the imagination may come to be true. Folks at Facebook apparently think this is a good idea, so they are testing their hands at it.

By On September 14, 2013 Respond
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Explore The Galapagos Islands With Google Street View

Explore The Galapagos Islands With Google Street View

Google Street View is a technology featured in Google Maps and Google Earth that provides panoramic views from positions along many streets in the world. We reported that Google intends to add Galapagos Islands to Street View. The good news is from now on, you can explore the Galapagos Islands with Google Street View as the company has added it in its system.

By On September 13, 2013 Respond
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Now You Need An Apple ID To Schedule Online Genius Bar Appointments

Now You Need An Apple ID To Schedule Online Genius Bar Appointments

To visit Apple Genius Bar, now you need an Apple ID to schedule Online Genius Bar appointment instead of filling up only name, address and email.

By On September 13, 2013 Respond
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Music Recommendation Service Piki.fm Shuts Down

Music Recommendation Service Piki.fm Shuts Down

Piki.fm has been a popular music recommendation service. However, in an arena which is increasingly dominated by the likes of Spotify and Pandora, Piki.fm has reached its conclusion. The team behind the service has sent out an email, announcing that it is shutting down Piki.fm.

By On September 12, 2013 Respond
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AT&T Criticized Over Product Placement In 9/11 Tribute

AT&T Criticized Over Product Placement In 9/11 Tribute

A day ago, U.S. was officially commemorating the 12th anniversary of the tragic incident of the 9/11 attacks. At the occasion, a number of ceremonies were brought together to remember the tragedy. AT&T launched a 9/11 tribute of its own but now, the company has been accused of product placement in the tribute.

By On September 12, 2013 1 Response
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[Video] Man Confessed In YouTube Charged With Vehicular Homicide

[Video] Man Confessed In YouTube Charged With Vehicular Homicide

Ohio driver who made an online video confessing to causing a fatal wrong-way crash after drinking heavily has been charged with aggravated vehicular homicide.

By On September 11, 2013 Respond
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Facebook Adds The Category Of Professional Skills

Facebook Adds The Category Of Professional Skills

Facebook has apparently decided to pit its power against the likes of LinkedIn. The social network has now launched a new category titled ‘Professional skills.’ The category can be made to appear publicly which essentially hints that Facebook may be entering the arena of professional job search.

By On September 10, 2013 Respond
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Adobe Offers Creative Cloud Subscription For $9.99 Per Month

Adobe Offers Creative Cloud Subscription For $9.99 Per Month

At its Photoshop World conference in Las Vegas recently, Adobe has now announced that users can now get a Creative Cloud subscription for a mere $9.99 per month. However, you can redeem this offer only if you are already using Photoshop CS3 or the more recent versions of the software.

By On September 9, 2013 Respond
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Oyster App Lets You Read Unlimited Books For $9.95 A Month

Oyster App Lets You Read Unlimited Books For $9.95 A Month

Book rentals are nothing new and they have been around for quite some time now. Oyster is a new app which claims that it is the ‘Netflix for books.’ The app lets you rent unlimited books for a $9.95 per month and has a huge catalog of books to choose from.

By On September 9, 2013 Respond
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Bitcoiniacs Will Bring Bitcoin Kiosks To Canadian Cities

Bitcoiniacs Will Bring Bitcoin Kiosks To Canadian Cities

Purchasing Bitcoin currency in exchange for your actual money can be quite a hassle. However, it may be a lot easier for Canadians now that Bitcoiniacs is planning on bringing Bitcoin kiosks to 5 Canadian cities.

By On September 9, 2013 Respond
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Professor Uses Legos To Hack E-Book Security On Kindle

Professor Uses Legos To Hack E-Book Security On Kindle

Legos are not exactly known for a piece of tech equipment. But an associate professor at Vienna University of Technology has now used legos to hack the Kindle e-book security.

By On September 8, 2013 Respond
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Judge Refuses Feds Access To User Data From Google, Yahoo, Skype

Judge Refuses Feds Access To User Data From Google, Yahoo, Skype

In the recent past, we have seen how the judiciary has given NSA and other agencies a green signal at every illegal wiretapping stop. However, there is at least one judge who has now refused to grant the federal government access to the user data from Google, Yahoo, Skype and Verizon.

By On September 7, 2013 1 Response
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