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US Spies Has Arrangements With Foreign Telecoms To Aid In Surveillance

US Spies Has Arrangements With Foreign Telecoms To Aid In Surveillance

It would seem that the modern-day governments want to lay their hands on every bit of digital data, all on the name of national security. The U.S. government, for instance, has been backing NSA over programs such as PRISM and it has now transpired that U.S. has deals with foreign telecoms, which are critically helpful in conducting surveillance.

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Facebook Begins Rolling Out Graph Search To All US Users

Facebook Begins Rolling Out Graph Search To All US Users

Nearly six months ago, Facebook made the ‘Graph search’ feature available to a limited number of its users. The search essentially allows users to make advanced searches quickly. After months of testing, Facebook has now started rolling out the feature to all U.S. users.

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Google Pays Adblock To Whitelist Google Ads

Google Pays Adblock To Whitelist Google Ads

Adbock Plus is among the most popular software, when it comes to blocking online ads. A lot of users use Adblock Plus to get an ad-free web experience. However, it would appear that major companies are unaffected by the likes of Adblock. This includes Google and others, who pay Adblock to whitelist their ads.

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Vancouver Finds Its Google Fiber Alternate – OneGigabit

Vancouver Finds Its Google Fiber Alternate – OneGigabit

Duelers of Vancouver has something to celebrate. A new Vancouver-based internet service provider named OneGigabit will be offering 1Gbps connections at a comparable price to Google Fiber.

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FISA Courts Found Loophooles In Law To Help NSA With Surveillance

FISA Courts Found Loophooles In Law To Help NSA With Surveillance

When Edward Snowden leaked the details of NSA’s PRISM program, the U.S. government was quick to point out that NSA’s wiretapping is overlooked by FISA courts. However, it has now transpired that FISA courts have been taking huge liberties with their interpretations of different laws, usually aiding NSA in acting unabated.

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KickStarter Removes ‘Where The Wild Things Are’ Sequel Project Over Copyright

KickStarter Removes ‘Where The Wild Things Are’ Sequel Project Over Copyright

Online funds crowdsourcing platforms such as KickStarter are an excellent place to highlight a brilliant idea. However, companies such as KickStarter are usually wary of any such projects which may infringe copyrighs. Under similar reservations, KickStarter has now cancelled a project about ‘Where the wild things are’ sequel.

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Google Processes RIAA’s 25 Millionth Takedown Request

Google Processes RIAA’s 25 Millionth Takedown Request

RIAA has been among the leading entities when it comes to sending DMCA notices to Google. Apparently, RIAA has been sending out millions of URLs to the search giant, to have them removed from search results. By now, the organization has sent more than 25 million URLs to Google.

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Snowden Gets Asylum Offers From Venezuela, Nicaragua And Bolivia

Snowden Gets Asylum Offers From Venezuela, Nicaragua And Bolivia

Edward Snowden was based in Hong Kong when he leaked PRISM-related information. Given that the government back home is preparing to prosecute him, Snowden sent asylum requests to a number of countries. Venezuela, Nicaragua and Bolivia have now extended offers of asylum to the whistleblower.

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Russian Spy Uses Twitter To Propose To Edward Snowden

Russian Spy Uses Twitter To Propose To Edward Snowden

Anna Chapman was among the ten suspected Russian spies who were recently deported to Russia, in exchange for four suspected US spies in Russia. Chapman has aroused many controversies since and has now gone on to propose to Edward Snowden on Twitter.

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Snowden Was Trained As A Hacker By NSA

Snowden Was Trained As A Hacker By NSA

Edward Snowden, the man behind the PRISM leaks, has been the topic of many discussions around the tech world. As the wraps are lifted off Snowden’s past, it has been revealed that he was trained in ethical hacking while he was working with NSA. Apparently, Snowden used the same skills to snoop away NSA’s documents related to PRISM.

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UK Asks Google To Make Its Privacy Policy More Transparent

UK Asks Google To Make Its Privacy Policy More Transparent

Privacy is suddenly a huge concern for everyone, thanks to the Snowden leaks which show that users virtually have no privacy online. Now, the UK authorities want Google to simplify its privacy policy and make it more transparent so that users can easily understand it.

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EU And Japan Join Forces To Build 100Gbps Fiber Optic Internet

EU And Japan Join Forces To Build 100Gbps Fiber Optic Internet

Are you feeling sorry that Google Fiber hasn’t come to your town yet? Hold your breath, because there is something hotter. Considering the speed it’s 100 times hotter than Google Fiber. Yeah, you calculated it right! I’m talking about 100 Gbps internet.

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State Department Spent $630,000 To Get Fans On Facebook

State Department Spent $630,000 To Get Fans On Facebook

Facebook advertisements are increasingly popular among companies seeking to gain an online audience. However, it is a tad bit surprising to note that entities such as State Department also indulge in extensive Facebook campaigns. The Department apparently spent a whopping $630,000 to gain more Facebook likes.

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Twitter Starts Providing News Related Information About Tweets

Twitter Starts Providing News Related Information About Tweets

Over the past year or so, Twitter has assumed an increasingly central position when it comes to breaking news and updates. The micro-blogging network is now ramping up this presence by offering additional information with tweets, in the form of brief snippets.

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Bing Lets You Filter Image Search By Usage Rights

Bing Lets You Filter Image Search By Usage Rights

When penning down blog posts and articles online, one of the key issues one faces is to find relevant, copyright-free images. It can take a lot of time to get the right images which are not constrained by usage rights. Bing has now made it a lot easier by offering a new image search filter that filters images by usage rights.

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