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Yahoo Gives Flickr A Visual Revamp, Offers 1TB Free Space

Yahoo Gives Flickr A Visual Revamp, Offers 1TB Free Space

Flickr is among one of the most popular photo-sharing websites online. However, in recent years, the website’s popularity has significantly declined. Yahoo, the company that owns Flickr, has now announced the rollout of a thorough visual revamp for Flickr, making the platform more image-centric.

By On May 21, 2013 Respond
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Mozilla To Start Blocking Mixed Content Websites In Firefox

Mozilla To Start Blocking Mixed Content Websites In Firefox

A number of websites offer mixed content, which is somewhat of a security risk for most browsers. To mitigate this risk, Mozilla has now decided to have mixed content blocked on websites. This change will first be implemented in Firefox 23 Aurora.

By On May 19, 2013 Respond
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Yahoo Japan: 22 Million User IDs Leaked

Yahoo Japan: 22 Million User IDs Leaked

Yahoo is back in the tech headlines every once in a while. And most of the times, it is for all the wrong reasons. The company has repeatedly been criticized for having systems which turn out to be insecure. Now, Yahoo Japan has revealed that it suspects that the IDs of some 22 million of its users have been leaked.

By On May 18, 2013 Respond
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Three LulzSec Hackers Sentenced To Prison Terms

Three LulzSec Hackers Sentenced To Prison Terms

LulzSec is among one of the most well-known hacktivist outfits online. The group has been involved in many high-profile hacks in the past. Now, a court has sentenced three LulzSec members to prison terms ranging between one and three years.

By On May 17, 2013 Respond
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All Access: Google Gears Up For New Music Streaming Service

All Access: Google Gears Up For New Music Streaming Service

In the recent past, nearly all social media giants have tried their hands at digital music. From Twitter to Facebook, we’ve seen them all trying to get a pie of the digital music industry by launching their own services. Now, Google seems to be following in these footsteps with the announcement of All Access.

By On May 17, 2013 1 Response
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Google Introduces Smart Voice-Activated Search

Google Introduces Smart Voice-Activated Search

Google has been innovating and improving its search engine for a long while now. The company diligently adds new features to its search and that is the very reason why Google continues to be the top search engine. Now, the company is on the verge of enabling smart voice-activated search.

By On May 17, 2013 Respond
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Google Maps Get A New Look

Google Maps Get A New Look

A few days ago, we reported that Google may be coming up with a major visual and navigational revamp for Google Maps. As it turns out, the search giant did reveal an all new look of Maps at its I/O event. The new look gives more screen space to the Maps and presents information in a far more useful manner.

By On May 17, 2013 Respond
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Send Money As Gmail Attachment Through Google Wallet

Send Money As Gmail Attachment Through Google Wallet

Gmail is currently the most widely-used email service around the globe. Google has also tried to push Google Wallet as a comprehensive financial tool for quite some time. Now, the company is enabling Wallet users to ‘attach’ money in their Gmail drafts and send this money to other contacts.

By On May 16, 2013 Respond
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Google Plus About To Undergo A Major Revamp

Google Plus About To Undergo A Major Revamp

Google Plus has been around for a while now but it has failed to gain much traction. The search giant now intends to launch a major revamp of the social network, offering some exciting new features. These details were revealed by Google at its recent I/O event.

By On May 16, 2013 Respond
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Tweeting Lands Hacker Andrew Auernheimer In Solitary Confinement

Tweeting Lands Hacker Andrew Auernheimer In Solitary Confinement

Andrew Auernheimer was recently sent to prison after a court decided that he shouldn’t have uncovered security loopholes in AT&T systems. Known as a seasoned hacker, Auernheimer was recently moved from regular prison to solitary confinement, apparently for the crime of ‘tweeting.’

By On May 14, 2013 Respond
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Wikipedia Starts Offering Real-Time Editing Map

Wikipedia Starts Offering Real-Time Editing Map

Over the last few years, Wikipedia has emerged as the top go-to place to gather any kind of information. This was possible because it turned into an crowd-sourced encyclopedia which is written and edited by thousands of people around the globe. Wikipedia has recently offered a real-time map which shows who is editing what articles.

By On May 14, 2013 Respond
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Facebook Trying To Make Emoticons More Emotional

Facebook Trying To Make Emoticons More Emotional

When it comes to digital communications, emoticons are popularly used to express one’s emotions at a given point in conversation. Facebook initially shied away from offering emoticons, but over time started offering a whole range of those. However, according to Facebook engineer Auturo Bejar, this wasn’t a random decision.

By On May 14, 2013 Respond
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Bloomberg Apologizes To Clients For Data Snooping

Bloomberg Apologizes To Clients For Data Snooping

There was an allegation that Bloomberg reporters had been accessing client information through its financial data computer terminals. Lately Bloomberg has confirmed that its reporters had really accessed client information through its financial data computer terminals and now the company has apologizes to clients for data snooping.

By On May 13, 2013 Respond
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Washington State Court Website Hacked, Affected Citizens May Surpass 1 Million

Washington State Court Website Hacked, Affected Citizens May Surpass 1 Million

The website of Washington state Administrative Office of the Courts experienced a major data breach sometime between September and February. Up to 160,000 Social Security numbers and 1 million driver’s license numbers may have been access by the hackers during the breach. Officials confirmed on Thursday.

By On May 12, 2013 Respond
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Internet Traffic From Syria Goes Down To Zero

Internet Traffic From Syria Goes Down To Zero

Internet access in Syria has suffered a lot ever since the armed retaliation against Bashar Al Asad ensued. A few months ago, internet traffic from the country declined to zero, indicating a country-wide blockage of internet access. The same seems to be happening yet again.

By On May 9, 2013 Respond
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