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Wikipedia Starts Offering Real-Time Editing Map

Wikipedia Starts Offering Real-Time Editing Map

Over the last few years, Wikipedia has emerged as the top go-to place to gather any kind of information. This was possible because it turned into an crowd-sourced encyclopedia which is written and edited by thousands of people around the globe. Wikipedia has recently offered a real-time map which shows who is editing what articles.

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Facebook Trying To Make Emoticons More Emotional

Facebook Trying To Make Emoticons More Emotional

When it comes to digital communications, emoticons are popularly used to express one’s emotions at a given point in conversation. Facebook initially shied away from offering emoticons, but over time started offering a whole range of those. However, according to Facebook engineer Auturo Bejar, this wasn’t a random decision.

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Bloomberg Apologizes To Clients For Data Snooping

Bloomberg Apologizes To Clients For Data Snooping

There was an allegation that Bloomberg reporters had been accessing client information through its financial data computer terminals. Lately Bloomberg has confirmed that its reporters had really accessed client information through its financial data computer terminals and now the company has apologizes to clients for data snooping.

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Washington State Court Website Hacked, Affected Citizens May Surpass 1 Million

Washington State Court Website Hacked, Affected Citizens May Surpass 1 Million

The website of Washington state Administrative Office of the Courts experienced a major data breach sometime between September and February. Up to 160,000 Social Security numbers and 1 million driver’s license numbers may have been access by the hackers during the breach. Officials confirmed on Thursday.

By On May 12, 2013 Respond
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Internet Traffic From Syria Goes Down To Zero

Internet Traffic From Syria Goes Down To Zero

Internet access in Syria has suffered a lot ever since the armed retaliation against Bashar Al Asad ensued. A few months ago, internet traffic from the country declined to zero, indicating a country-wide blockage of internet access. The same seems to be happening yet again.

By On May 9, 2013 Respond
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Spruce Up Your Blog With Ghost, A New Publishing Platform

Spruce Up Your Blog With Ghost, A New Publishing Platform

Ghost is an excellent open-source publishing platform that offers a very easy way of perking up the looks and design of your blog. In a way, the software aims to revolutionize the world of blogging. It was launched as a KickStarter project and has been able to meet its funding goals.

By On May 8, 2013 1 Response
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Senate Shows Unanimous Support For Internet Sales Tax

Senate Shows Unanimous Support For Internet Sales Tax

A number of e-retailers such as eBay, Overstock recently launched a campaign, asking the consumers to strive against a potential internet sales tax. However, despite these efforts, U.S. Senate has passed the ‘Marketplace Fairness Act’ which effectively places an internet sales tax on online retailers.

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YouTube Is Ready To Launch Paid Channel Subscriptions

YouTube Is Ready To Launch Paid Channel Subscriptions

We have known for a while that YouTube has been working on a paid subscription service, although the video site hasn’t launched the service yet. Now, certain sources indicate that YouTube may be on the verge of launching the service for some of the top video channels.

By On May 6, 2013 Respond
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PayPal May Start Accepting BitCoin Payments Soon

PayPal May Start Accepting BitCoin Payments Soon

The virtual currency, BitCoins, has been around for a while. But it didn’t gain a lot of traction, until quite recently. An increasingly large number of vendors seem ready to start making use of BitCoins. In what may be a major win for BitCoins, PayPal is now considering the option of accepting BitCoin payments.

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Indiegogo Campaign Launched For Gathering Money To Help Survivors Of Savar Garments Tragedy

Indiegogo Campaign Launched For Gathering Money To Help Survivors Of Savar Garments Tragedy

On 24 April 2013, around at 08:50 am (BD Time), an eight-storied commercial building Rana Plaza, situated at Savar, Dhaka, Bangladesh, in which 5 were garments from 2nd floor to 6th floor, collapsed entirely. The incident led more than 550 garments people to death and around 2,500 to injury. Many garments workers have been rescued by cutting off their hands or legs (one or both). At present, life of those survivors of the Savar garments tragedy have come to a stop. So, to help the families of the survivors of the Savar garments tragedy, online crowd-funding Indiegogo has started to gather money.

By On May 5, 2013 1 Response
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Zero-Day IE Vulnerability Used To Target Nuclear Weapons Researchers

Zero-Day IE Vulnerability Used To Target Nuclear Weapons Researchers

A security firm recently found out that a zero-day vulnerability in Internet Explorer 8 has been used by hackers to install malicious trojans on the systems of nuclear weapons researchers and Department of Energy employees. Microsoft has confirmed the exploit and has provided guidelines on how to patch the exploit.

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Facebook Can Lead To Psychosis, Reveals Study

Facebook Can Lead To Psychosis, Reveals Study

In the past, many studies have tried to explore the positive as well as adverse affects that excessive use of social media can have on us. A new study has come up with more drastic conclusions though. According to it, Facebook and other similar sites can induce psychosis in individuals.

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Online Media Fears Censorship During Upcoming Malaysian Elections

Online Media Fears Censorship During Upcoming Malaysian Elections

Elections in Malaysia are just around the corner. And many independent, online media outlets have voiced fears that the government will try to censor them, just like it has in the past. Since these online media outlets are known for independent reporting, it is understandable that the government is worried about them.

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Google Puts Palestine On The Digital Map

Google Puts Palestine On The Digital Map

For long, Palestine has been treated by many international bodies as a non-independent nation. Even when users visited www.google.ps, they would reach a page which mentioned ‘Palestinian Territories.’ Thankfully, the search giant has now formally recognized Palestine.

By On May 4, 2013 1 Response
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Outlook.com Now Has 400 Million Accounts, Including 125 Million Mobile Users

Outlook.com Now Has 400 Million Accounts, Including 125 Million Mobile Users

Micorosft’s Hotmail has been around for a long time. But over the years, the use and popularity of Hotmail diminished significantly. So the company recently re-branded the email service as Outlook.com, a move that seems to have paid off well. By now, the company claims that there are some 400 million Outlook.com accounts.

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