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Web Version Of The Popular Magazine App Flipboard Arrives

Web Version Of The Popular Magazine App Flipboard Arrives

Flipboard has been a wildly popular magazine app to smartphone users. The app lets users get content of their liking in a magazine like fashion and has mustered millions of downloads on iOS as well as Android devices. Now, the web version of the app has also been released.

By On July 25, 2013 Respond
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Google Accounts For 25% Of North American Internet Traffic

Google Accounts For 25% Of North American Internet Traffic

Google is considered the undisputed champion of the web. The company has a huge online presence, offering a multitude of wildly popular products and maintaining the search engine as the backbone of this strength. It has now been revealed that Google accounts for a whopping 25% of all the internet traffic generated from North America.

By On July 23, 2013 Respond
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Google Makes Spam Official With Gmail Redesign!

Google Makes Spam Official With Gmail Redesign!

Google recently rolled out a redesign for the mobile as well as the web version of Gmail inbox. The new design makes it really convenient for users to organize mail neatly. However, with the introduction of the new ‘Promotions’ tab, Google has also started dishing out ads to the users, a practice which borders on online spam.

By On July 23, 2013 1 Response
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USA PRISM Plus App Trolls NSA In An Interesting Way

USA PRISM Plus App Trolls NSA In An Interesting Way

So NSA has been reading all your communications and conversations through the PRISM program and you want to register your protest? The best way to do so is to use USA PRISM Plus app which spams the Twitter account of NSA careers with random shots from your phone.

By On July 23, 2013 Respond
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UK Decides To Block Online Pornography By Default

UK Decides To Block Online Pornography By Default

The UK government has come out with an elaborate directive which will effectively block online porn by default. Any users who wish to access porn will have to ask their service provider to deactivate the filter. Moreover, any such pornographic material which depicts rape would be deemed illegal.

By On July 23, 2013 Respond
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Apple Confirms Its Developer Center Has Been Breached By Hackers, Still Down

Apple Confirms Its Developer Center Has Been Breached By Hackers, Still Down

For the last two days, Apple’s developer site has been down. At first Apple mentioned that the site was down due to “maintenance” purpose and will be “back soon.” But now Apple has confirmed that its developer center has been hacked and still the site is down.

By On July 22, 2013 Respond
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FISA Court Renews Government’s Request To Continue Telephonic Surveillance

FISA Court Renews Government’s Request To Continue Telephonic Surveillance

We have extensively covered the PRISM leaks that were divulged by Edward Snowden, revealing how NSA has been part of an extensive surveillance program, bordering on the illegal. Despite the melee these leaks caused, a FISA court has now approved government’s request to continue such telephonic surveillance.

By On July 21, 2013 Respond
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Tumblr Starts Curbing Down Porn By Making It Hard To Access

Tumblr Starts Curbing Down Porn By Making It Hard To Access

Over the past few months, Tumblr has been stuck in a dilemma – one section of users want the ever-increasing porn on the platform banned for good; the other half is rooting for the freedom of speech argument. Notwithstanding, the company has now launched an initiative which, for now, aims at making porn based on Tumblr, hard to access.

By On July 21, 2013 Respond
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Police Arrests Gore Site Operator Over Posting Video Of Real Murder

Police Arrests Gore Site Operator Over Posting Video Of Real Murder

Police in Edmonton has arrested Mark Marek, who runs a ‘real gore’ website. A real gore site essentially means that he posts videos of actual incidents of graphic violence. Marek recently posted the video of the murder of student Jun Lin by Luka Magnotta, over which he has been arrested by the police.

By On July 19, 2013 1 Response
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Google Maps 2.0 Finally Arrives, Brings The Service To iPad

Google Maps 2.0 Finally Arrives, Brings The Service To iPad

Google has finally rolled out version 2.0 of Google Maps, equipping the new version with a number of new features. The version also comes with iPad compatibility, bringing the service to the tablet for the first time. Among the new features are the ability to get live traffic updates, event reports as well as indoor maps.

By On July 18, 2013 Respond
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To Defy Government Surveillance, Google Tests Encryption Of Drive Files

To Defy Government Surveillance, Google Tests Encryption Of Drive Files

The recent PRISM leaks show that the U.S. government has been working closely with certain companies in order to get its hands on users’ data. Google categorically denied any such collaboration with the authorities and the company is now testing the encryption of Google Drive files in order to thwart any government surveillance attempts.

By On July 18, 2013 Respond
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Microsoft Criticizes NSA Secrecy In Letter To Attorney General

Microsoft Criticizes NSA Secrecy In Letter To Attorney General

We recently reported how Microsoft closely collaborated with NSA on a number of products and services, allowing the agency to have access to user data. Microsoft has apparently felt the heat from the users now and the company has sent a letter to the Attorney General, complaining that the Constitution is ‘suffering’ over NSA secrecy.

By On July 18, 2013 1 Response
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Lawsuit Over Instagram Terms Of Services Dismissed By Judge

Lawsuit Over Instagram Terms Of Services Dismissed By Judge

A lot of hue and cry was raised over Instagram’s recent change in terms of services. The social media backlash was followed by a class-action lawsuit launched against the service. However, a federal judge has tossed out the case on procedural grounds.

By On July 17, 2013 Respond
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Activist ‘Twitter Dress’ Tweets Political Messages

Activist ‘Twitter Dress’ Tweets Political Messages

Earlier you might have seen dresses that can tweet, but I am sure you have never seen such a Twitter dress that displays messages on gender equality, racism, and overpriced rents. However, lately creative agency Deportivo has developed such a internet-connected Twitter Dress.

By On July 17, 2013 Respond
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Yahoo Starts Wish List To Request Inactive Usernames

Yahoo Starts Wish List To Request Inactive Usernames

We reported earlier that Yahoo had decided to axe such accounts which have been inactive for extended periods. Now, the company has launched a Wish List where you can enter such usernames which you wish to acquire. Once Yahoo identifies that any of these usernames are available, they will be reassigned to you on a first-come first-serve basis.

By On July 17, 2013 Respond
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