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Facebook Rolls Out Hashtags, A Significant Marketing Tool

Facebook Rolls Out Hashtags, A Significant Marketing Tool

Users on Twitter have long been making use of hashtags to discover content on a given topic. Following in these footsteps, Facebook also recently introduced hashtags to facilitate content discovery. This new feature, now available on Facebook, can be immensely useful as a marketing tool.

By On June 24, 2013 Respond
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Facebook Reportedly Working On News Service For Mobile Users

Facebook Reportedly Working On News Service For Mobile Users

Although Facebook is the largest social network right now, it has been struggling with its mobile revenues. Now, certain inside sources have claimed that in order to increase the engagement of mobile users, Facebook is readying a news service called ‘Reader.’

By On June 24, 2013 Respond
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NSA-Proof Crypto Font Can Save Your Ass On The Web

NSA-Proof Crypto Font Can Save Your Ass On The Web

Given all the recent PRISM leaks and the consequent discussions, it is clear that NSA mass-scans the emails of virtually all users within U.S. and many outside the country. Sang Mun has now created a new font which, he claims, can’t be deciphered by the artificial intelligence machines.

By On June 24, 2013 Respond
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Using Tor To Remain Anonymous? You’re Not Safe From NSA

Using Tor To Remain Anonymous? You’re Not Safe From NSA

The Obama government has long offered FISA courts as the proof that whatever NSA has been doing is legal. However, the procedures observed by the FISA courts have just been made public, showing that these procedures have gaping loopholes. For instance, if a U.S. user browses on Tor, he is no longer considered a U.S. citizen and thus, information about him will be retained.

By On June 23, 2013 Respond
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Instagram Offers 15-Second Videos, Competes Twitter

Instagram Offers 15-Second Videos, Competes Twitter

A while ago, Twitter allowed users to post brief videos on the micro-blogging site through the use of Vine app. Following in the footsteps, Facebook has played its card by utilizing Instagram. As per the expected recent announcement by the social network, Instagram users can now post 15-second video clips.

By On June 23, 2013 Respond
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Facebook Bug Exposed 6 Million Users In Year-Long Data Leak

Facebook Bug Exposed 6 Million Users In Year-Long Data Leak

Facebook has unwittingly exposed phone numbers and email addresses of 6 million users to unauthorized viewers. This has happened over the past year, the social network revealed late Friday.

By On June 22, 2013 1 Response
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Snowden Charged With Espionage By U.S. Government

Snowden Charged With Espionage By U.S. Government

Edward Snowden is the man who exposed NSA’s Orwellian surveillance measures. Being formerly a part of NSA, he leaked the PRISM slides to The Guardian, thus acting as a conscientious whistle-blowers. Not surprisingly, U.S. government has formally leveled espionage charges against him and intends to make an example out of him, much like Bradley Manning.

By On June 22, 2013 1 Response
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DuckDuckGo Records Exponential Growth After PRISM Scandal

DuckDuckGo Records Exponential Growth After PRISM Scandal

Since the NSA PRISM surveillance program leak larger tech companies like Google, Microsoft, and Facebook are under a trust crisis. Lots of users are under the impression that these sites aren’t safe enough, even though they have stringent privacy policies. Hence, many are looking for alternatives.

By On June 20, 2013 1 Response
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New DRM Feature May Finally Curb E-Book Piracy

New DRM Feature May Finally Curb E-Book Piracy

Currently, a number of DRM features are in place which attempt to stop e-book piracy on the web. However, most of these measures are inadequate and e-book piracy is a common practice. A new DRM feature, called SiDiM, now aims to ramp up anti-piracy efforts by trying to uniquely identify every e-book.

By On June 20, 2013 1 Response
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Facebook Considers Partnership With Samsung

Facebook Considers Partnership With Samsung

Despite the relentless efforts of the folks over at Facebook, the social network hasn’t been very successful in garnering adequate revenue from the mobile platform. To change that, Facebook is now considering a partnership with Samsung. To that end, Mark Zuckerberg recently met Samsung’s President, Shin Jong Kyun.

By On June 19, 2013 1 Response
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Google Stands Against Gag Orders By FISA Courts

Google Stands Against Gag Orders By FISA Courts

Although the US government has long been legally asking different companies to divulge data, these companies are usually bound by FISA courts not to reveal the details of such requests. Google has now filed a motion against such gag orders, invoking the First Amendment.

By On June 19, 2013 Respond
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Facebook Goes Offline For 20 Minutes, Triggers Panic

Facebook Goes Offline For 20 Minutes, Triggers Panic

Facebook is the largest social network on the web right now, claiming to have more than 1 billion users. So it is only natural that when Facebook suddenly becomes inaccessible, people start panicking. Apparently, this happened earlier today and the site was down for a full 20 minutes.

By On June 19, 2013 Respond
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Yahoo Received 12,000+ Data Requests From US Government In 6 Months

Yahoo Received 12,000+ Data Requests From US Government In 6 Months

Following in the footsteps of Microsoft, Facebook and Apple, Yahoo has also set out to reveal the number of data requests that it has received from the US government. According to the company, it received more than 12,000 such requests over the course of six months.

By On June 18, 2013 Respond
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Get Ready For The Digg Reader Launching Next Week

Get Ready For The Digg Reader Launching Next Week

Ever since Google decided to shutter its RSS aggregation tool, Google Reader, users have been pining for a viable alternative. The Digg team had been preparing an RSS tool of its own and has now announced that it is on the verge of launching the Digg Reader.

By On June 18, 2013 Respond
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Apple Also Reveals Numbers Of Government Data Requests

Apple Also Reveals Numbers Of Government Data Requests

We recently reported that companies such as Microsoft and Facebook have come out with detailed numbers regarding the government requests they have received over six months. Now, Apple has followed suite, revealing the government requests it has received between Dec 1, 2012 and May 31, 2013.

By On June 18, 2013 Respond
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