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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.

By On July 7, 2013 Respond
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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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Mark Zuckerberg Participates In San Francisco’s Gay Pride Parade

Mark Zuckerberg Participates In San Francisco’s Gay Pride Parade

San Francisco recently witnessed a rather overwhelming crowd of people who participated in its Gay Pride parade. Interestingly, Mark Zuckerberg also participated in the parade, together with nearly 700 of Facebook’s employees, expressing full support for LGBT rights.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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