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Volunteers Can Now Map The World With Google Street View Backpacks

Volunteers Can Now Map The World With Google Street View Backpacks

Google Maps is currently the undisputed champion in the arena of online mapping solutions. The company has been ramping up its Maps by integrating it with Street View. To further speed up the process, Google is now calling volunteers to apply for its Trekker backpack cam and contribute to Street View.

By On July 1, 2013 1 Response
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Google Gets FCC Approval For TV White Space Database Operation

Google Gets FCC Approval For TV White Space Database Operation

Google has secured an approval from Federal Communications Commission (FCC) to operate a TV white space database. This would allow the tech giant to use unlicensed TV broadcast spectrum for wireless broadband.

By On July 1, 2013 Respond
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Washington Post Reveals More PRISM Slides

Washington Post Reveals More PRISM Slides

When The Guardian in U.K. and Washington Post in U.S. first unveiled the nefarious NSA program, PRISM, the agency as well as the government tried to actively deny the allegations made. Now, Washington Post have revealed even more leaked slides from the program, divulging the exact levels of scrutiny undertaken in PRISM.

By On July 1, 2013 Respond
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Instagram Users Suffer From Major Fruit-Spam Attack

Instagram Users Suffer From Major Fruit-Spam Attack

Over the last day or so, there has been an overwhelming posting of fruit-themes images on Instagram. However, before you try to figure out if it’s the World Fruit Day, it is actually a spam that has hit the photo-sharing site. Apparently, the perpetrators of the spam steal users’ login credentials and then post these images from their accounts.

By On June 30, 2013 Respond
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New ICANN Rule Requires Domain Registrars To Verify Email And Phone Of Registrants

New ICANN Rule Requires Domain Registrars To Verify Email And Phone Of Registrants

The Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN), which oversees top-level domains to IP addresses on the internet, has approved a new set of rules for future domain registrations. Under the new rules, registrars have to verify email address and phone number of domain registrants.

By On June 30, 2013 Respond
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Grenada Makes Posting Offending Comments Online Illegal

Grenada Makes Posting Offending Comments Online Illegal

A bill has been passed in Grenada on Friday that makes insulting someone online a crime. And such crimes will be addressed by the court.

By On June 30, 2013 1 Response
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Instagram Is Still More Popular Than Vine On Twitter

Instagram Is Still More Popular Than Vine On Twitter

Recently, certain analytics published alongside reports suggested that Vine, the video-tweeting tool, has gained the upper hand on Instagram on Twitter. However, detailed analytics from Topsy now suggest that the impression is untrue and that Instagram continues to be far more wildly popular than Vine.

By On June 29, 2013 Respond
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AltaVista Finally Takes Its Last Breath

AltaVista Finally Takes Its Last Breath

Before Google dominated the online search, AltaVista was among the big wigs in the arena. The search engine was once the most popular stop for people to punch in their online queries. However, over time, AltaVista has been diminished to a barely significant product, which is why Yahoo has now decided to abandon it altogether.

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Facebook Will Remove Ads From Offensive Pages

Facebook Will Remove Ads From Offensive Pages

Advertising on a network as huge as Facebook can pose significant problems. At one side, certain pages wouldn’t want certain kind of ads to be displayed next to their content. At the other hand, certain advertisers don’t want their ads being displayed alongside offensive pages. Facebook has announced that it will soon resolve the latter.

By On June 29, 2013 Respond
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Updated Facebook Home Android App Gets Folders

Updated Facebook Home Android App Gets Folders

When Facebook rolled out its ‘Facebook Home’ app, it arrived with a lot of fanfare. However, the app failed to gain much traction after the launch. Despite that, the social network is not ready to give up on it and has now rolled out a new version of the app.

By On June 29, 2013 Respond
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Mozilla Firefox Gets A New Logo

Mozilla Firefox Gets A New Logo

The Mozilla Firefox logo which includes both its friendly orange fox and its Beta channel browser, is one of the more recognizable logos around the world. At different times, Mozilla team has made subtle changes in the logo since the browser was first released back in 2002. However, yesterday Mozilla unveiled the fourth Firefox logo, a (slightly) less textured and glossy icon for its favored web browser.

By On June 28, 2013 1 Response
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FTC Sends Warning Letters To Google, Yahoo, Microsoft Over Ads Labels

FTC Sends Warning Letters To Google, Yahoo, Microsoft Over Ads Labels

Search engines conventionally display such results towards the top which are most relevant to the user’s query. Same is usually true for the ads that are displayed alongside this content. However, search engines increasingly display paid ads without explicitly stating so. FTC has now sent warning letters to a number of companies over such practices.

By On June 28, 2013 Respond
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Austrian Student Group Files Complaint Against Internet Companies Over PRISM Leaks

Austrian Student Group Files Complaint Against Internet Companies Over PRISM Leaks

In the wake of the PRISM leaks which alleged that a number of technology companies had collaborated with NSA, an Austrian student group has launched legal action against these companies. Citing the European privacy laws, the group thinks that these companies might have tried for sharing user data with NSA.

By On June 28, 2013 1 Response
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20% Users Unable To Access Apple iTunes Store Due To Outage

20% Users Unable To Access Apple iTunes Store Due To Outage

Apple’s iTunes Store recently suffered from a rather widespread outage. According to different reports, nearly 20% users of the online store were unable to make purchases. Thankfully, Apple was quick to resolve the issue.

By On June 27, 2013 Respond
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Technology Company Proposes Security Standard For Apps

Technology Company Proposes Security Standard For Apps

A number of apps dish out ads from shady advertisement networks, many of which comes equipped with malware. Not only that, many apps are able to tweak the settings of a given handset without explicitly gaining the users’ permission. A security technology company has now proposed to curb this by devising a security standard for apps.

By On June 27, 2013 Respond
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