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NSA Collects Millions Of Photos From Web For Facial Recognition

NSA Collects Millions Of Photos From Web For Facial Recognition

NSA has been at the heart of a huge debate about digital privacy for the past year or so. A new report now suggests that the agency collects millions of images per day from the web for use in facial recognition to find intelligence targets.

By On June 2, 2014 Respond
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New Malware Spread Through Fake Heartbleed Bug Removal Tool

New Malware Spread Through Fake Heartbleed Bug Removal Tool

We extensively covered the vulnerability in the OpenSSL protocol that put three-quarters of the internet at security risk recently and came to be known as ‘Heartbleed.’ Now, a malware is being spread masquerading as a ‘Heartbleed Bug Removal Tool.’

By On May 29, 2014 Respond
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Unencrypted Cookie Creates Huge WordPress Vulnerability, Compromises 2-Step Authentication

Unencrypted Cookie Creates Huge WordPress Vulnerability, Compromises 2-Step Authentication

WordPress.com is one of the most popular hosting platforms online. Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) has now identified a gaping vulnerability in WordPress.com which essentially allows anyone with basic hacking skills to access a WordPress account and hijack it for good.

By On May 28, 2014 Respond
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VirusTotal Releases Malware Detection App Compatible With Mac

VirusTotal Releases Malware Detection App Compatible With Mac

VirusTotal is a Google-owned site that provides free tools to scan for viruses and other security threats. The company has now released a Mac-compatible version of its flagship VirusTotal uploader app, available for free.

By On May 28, 2014 Respond
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GoDaddy Shuts Down Mexican Protest Site Over Homeland Security Orders

GoDaddy Shuts Down Mexican Protest Site Over Homeland Security Orders

GoDaddy has shut down a Mexican protest site on the behest of Homeland Security. A lawsuit has been filed by the protest site now. Now it’s time to see, where the game ends.

By On May 26, 2014 Respond
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Psy’s Gangnam Style Video About To Reach 2 Billion Views In YouTube

Psy’s Gangnam Style Video About To Reach 2 Billion Views In YouTube

When Psy released his song ‘Gangnam style’ back in 2012, he had no idea it was about to turn him into a superstar. YouTube views of the video reached 1 billion, breaking all records, and are now poised to hit the 2 billion milestone.

By On May 26, 2014 Respond
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The Rise Of Paywalls And The Demand For Digital Privacy

The Rise Of Paywalls And The Demand For Digital Privacy

Over the past few years, one thing that is sufficiently clear is that if a web service is free, it is using your data in one way or the other. So the new trend in the world of web is to offer paid versions of services and guarantee that no user data will be mined or used.

By On May 25, 2014 Respond
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New Hack Offers ‘Quiet Facebook’ By Hiding The News Feed

New Hack Offers ‘Quiet Facebook’ By Hiding The News Feed

Many of us are perpetually overwhelmed and annoyed at the endless flood of information and data that our Facebook News Feed is. A new hack allows you to hide the News Feed altogether, letting you enjoy a quieter Facebook experience.

By On May 25, 2014 Respond
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Microsoft Takes FBI To Court, Blocks Request To Access Customer Data

Microsoft Takes FBI To Court, Blocks Request To Access Customer Data

Intelligence agencies routinely send tech giants such as Microsoft data access requests through National Security Letters (NSLs). In at least one case, it would appear that Microsoft challenged and blocked such a request.

By On May 23, 2014 Respond
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Facebook Changes Default Privacy Settings For User Posts From ‘Public’ To ‘Friends’

Facebook Changes Default Privacy Settings For User Posts From ‘Public’ To ‘Friends’

Despite all the ruckus that has been raised over Facebook’s privacy issues to day, Facebook stuck to one of its most ominous features. That has finally changed now as Facebook defaults the privacy of user posts from ‘Public’ to ‘Friends.’

By On May 23, 2014 Respond
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Twitter Looks Into Buying Soundcloud

Twitter Looks Into Buying Soundcloud

Twitter has made several attempts in the past to be at the center of the digital music scene. Having failed at those attempts, reports now have it that the company is considering the option of buying Soundcloud.

By On May 21, 2014 Respond
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Foursquare’s New Check-In App ‘Swarm’ Is Available Now

Foursquare’s New Check-In App ‘Swarm’ Is Available Now

Foursquare has released its new check-in app ‘Swarm’, as declared. The brand new app has been launched on iOS App Store and Google Play to let you check into places and let you know what your friends are doing.

By On May 19, 2014 Respond
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Crowd CMS: An Open-Source, Free Web Platform For Non-Profits

Crowd CMS: An Open-Source, Free Web Platform For Non-Profits

Compared to notable brands and for-profit organizations, non-profits often have a lack-luster online presence. Crowd CMS, a new KickStarter project, aims to change that by creating an open-source and free web platform for the non-profits.

By On May 19, 2014 Respond
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[Infographic] Lets See The Life Style Of Mark Zuckerberg And An Average 30-year-old Man

[Infographic] Lets See The Life Style Of Mark Zuckerberg And An Average 30-year-old Man

Different people have different life styles. And the way of living this life depends on many things – education, job, salary etc. However, here’s an interesting infographic highlighting the life style of Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg and an average 30-year-old man.

By On May 19, 2014 Respond
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Facebook Plans To Launch Snapchat Competitor App Called ‘Slingshot’

Facebook Plans To Launch Snapchat Competitor App Called ‘Slingshot’

It would seem that after Facebook’s attempt to acquire Snapchat for a hefty $3 billion didn’t go through, the company has decided to create a Snapchat competitor. Called ‘Slingshot’ the video message app from Facebook may debut soon.

By On May 19, 2014 Respond
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