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To Avoid Security Leaks, Kremlin Resorts To Typewriters

To Avoid Security Leaks, Kremlin Resorts To Typewriters

In recent times, we have seen a number of whisteblowers reveal the details of unconstitutional measures by different governments in spying on domestic and foreign grounds. In view of such risks, the Russian government has decided to make use of typewriters so that the risk of any potential digital leaks could be mitigated.

By On July 15, 2013 Respond
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Feds Were Asked By Hackers, Not To Attend Their Conference This Year

Feds Were Asked By Hackers, Not To Attend Their Conference This Year

Every year, DEFCON is the place where thousands of hackers from around the globe come together and discuss a number of security-related issues. Interestingly, feds are usually a part of the audience and even deliver presentations at times. But this year, feds have been asked to take a ‘time out’ and not attend the convention.

By On July 14, 2013 Respond
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Microsoft Handed Over Skype Calls, Outlook Data To NSA

Microsoft Handed Over Skype Calls, Outlook Data To NSA

Guardian has continued spilling the secrets of NSA’s PRISM program. According to the latest reports by the paper, Microsoft has been actively collaborating with the spy agency, handing it access to Outlook.com as well as the bulk of conversations on Skype.

By On July 12, 2013 1 Response
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Google Shutting Down Its Alfred App On July 19

Google Shutting Down Its Alfred App On July 19

Seems like Google hasn’t finished dishing out its services. Few months ago Google announced to shut down its popular RSS readers, Google Reader and seven other services as a part of ‘Spring Cleaning’ ritual. And now Google has announced that it will shut down its Alfred app on July 19.

By On July 12, 2013 Respond
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MIT App Connects The Dots Of Your Life From Your Gmail Data

MIT App Connects The Dots Of Your Life From Your Gmail Data

Many of us have been using email accounts for ages. Given such extensive associations, a significant portion of our lives is reflected by the contents of our inbox, through the emails received and sent. The MIT Media Lab has now created a web app called ‘Immersion’ which gathers metadata from your email account and then presents a people-centric view of your email life.

By On July 8, 2013 Respond
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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.

By On July 8, 2013 Respond
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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.

By On July 8, 2013 Respond
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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.

By On July 8, 2013 Respond
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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.

By On July 7, 2013 Respond
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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.

By On July 7, 2013 Respond
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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.

By On July 7, 2013 Respond
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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.

By On July 7, 2013 Respond
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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.

By On July 7, 2013 1 Response
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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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