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View Microsoft Office Documents In Chrome On Windows And Mac Machines

View Microsoft Office Documents In Chrome On Windows And Mac Machines

Viewing Microsoft Office documents in a browser is a ‘virtually impossible’ task. Oftentimes, you click a URL to open a page and rather, it starts downloading an Office file to your computer. Google is apparently trying to take care of this hassle by letting the users view Microsoft Office documents directly in Chrome browser.

By On April 27, 2013 Respond
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AT&T Finally Launches Digital Life Security And Monitoring Service

AT&T Finally Launches Digital Life Security And Monitoring Service

Back in January this year, AT&T was showing off a home automation system of its own. The company has finally made the system available and will be rolling it out in 15 markets.

By On April 27, 2013 Respond
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Israel Airport Security Can Demand To Read Tourists’ Email

Israel Airport Security Can Demand To Read Tourists’ Email

The security measures implemented by Israel often encroach upon basic human rights. It has now been revealed that the airport security in Israel is authorized to demand to read the tourists’ emails. And if the tourists refuse to share their emails with them, the security personnel can refuse them entry into the country.

By On April 26, 2013 1 Response
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BitTorrent Sync Offers An Excellent P2P File-Sharing Solution

BitTorrent Sync Offers An Excellent P2P File-Sharing Solution

BitTorrent is a very well-known name when it comes to online file-sharing. The company already offers a number of highly popular file-sharing solutions. Now, the company has announced that its file-syncing tool, Sync, is open to the public and offers fast peer-to-peer file-sharing, without the need of a central server.

By On April 26, 2013 1 Response
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Google Joins Hands With FIDO For Secure Login Solutions

Google Joins Hands With FIDO For Secure Login Solutions

Passwords used to log into online accounts have proved fairly futile. In the recent months, a number of hacks have shown that hackers can easily crack passwords and gain access to online accounts. Google has now joined hands with FIDO to devise more secure solutions and replace password-based login.

By On April 26, 2013 Respond
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Millennials Are Generally Concerned About Their Online Privacy, Survey Reveals

Millennials Are Generally Concerned About Their Online Privacy, Survey Reveals

Online privacy has emerged as one of the key issues due to the recent explosion of social media. A recent survey, conducted on internet users aged between 18 and 34 (also called the millennials) , suggests that these users are fairly conscious about their online privacy, but may compromise some of it to get financial or other perks.

By On April 25, 2013 Respond
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LulzSec Leader Arrested By Australian Federal Police

LulzSec Leader Arrested By Australian Federal Police

LulzSec is a very well-known hacktivist outfit which often indulges in taking down or defacing governments websites as well as those of different corporations. Australian Federal Police (AFP) has now arrested an individual in Sydney which, the police claims, is the leader of LulzSec.

By On April 24, 2013 Respond
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AP Twitter Account Hacked, Spread Fake White House Attack News

AP Twitter Account Hacked, Spread Fake White House Attack News

Last Tuesday, the Associated Press (AP) had to suspend its main Twitter account because its Twitter account was hacked and the hacker sent out a fake tweet saying, “Breaking: Two Explosions in the White House and Barack Obama is injured.”

By On April 24, 2013 Respond
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First-Ever Commercial White Space Internet Coming To California

First-Ever Commercial White Space Internet Coming To California

White space refers to the unlicensed bands on the radio spectrum. Back in 2008, FCC allowed the use of this unlicensed spectrum so that companies can discern the TV frequencies that are being used and then push broadband services through white space. The first-ever commercial internet connectivity service, using white space, is now coming to California.

By On April 23, 2013 Respond
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Microsoft Launches Consumer Awareness Campaign Regarding Online Privacy

Microsoft Launches Consumer Awareness Campaign Regarding Online Privacy

With the rise of social networks in the past few years, online privacy has become a chief concern among internet users. To inform users about online privacy and help them learn about different tools to ensure it, Microsoft has launched a consumer awareness campaign.

By On April 23, 2013 Respond
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Japanese Police Starts Asking ISPs To Block Tor

Japanese Police Starts Asking ISPs To Block Tor

Japanese police has asked ISPs to start blocking Tor, an open source anonymizer, so that cyber-criminals can no longer rely on anonymous traffic to indulge in criminal activities online.

By On April 23, 2013 Respond
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CBS Twitter Account Was Hacked By Syrian Electronic Army

CBS Twitter Account Was Hacked By Syrian Electronic Army

In the past, the Syrian Electronic Army has been involved in hacking the social media accounts of a number of media organizations. The group now claims responsibility for the recent hacking of CBS twitter accounts.

By On April 23, 2013 Respond
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‘War For The Web’ Film Warns Of Privacy-Threatening CISPA And SOPA

‘War For The Web’ Film Warns Of Privacy-Threatening CISPA And SOPA

U.S. House of Representatives approved CISPA two days ago. The bill effectively allows federal agencies to access the databases of online companies and services without requiring any warrants. A documentary film ‘War for the Web’ aims to highlight this and other efforts made by the government to effectively control the internet on its own terms.

By On April 22, 2013 Respond
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Crowdsourcing Campaigns Launched To Help Boston Bombing Victims

Crowdsourcing Campaigns Launched To Help Boston Bombing Victims

In the wake of the recent tragedy of Boston bombings, a number of online crowdsourcing campaigns have been launched to gather funds for the vicitims of the incident. Over the course of a mere two days, these campaigns have been able to pool hundreds of thousands of dollars.

By On April 22, 2013 Respond
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Yahoo Decides To Abandon Email Service In China

Yahoo Decides To Abandon Email Service In China

Yahoo has decided to end its email service in China and allow the users to switch to an alternate service called Aliyun. This may be a part of Yahoo’s wider efforts to cut down on a large number of its long-term products and focus on a select few.

By On April 20, 2013 Respond
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