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NSA Knew About The Heartbleed Bug And Exploited It, Report Claims

NSA Knew About The Heartbleed Bug And Exploited It, Report Claims

Ever since Edward Snowden’s shocking revelations about NSA, the agency has been at the bitter end of criticisms related to digital security. Bloomberg has now claimed that NSA knew about the Heartbleed bug and exploited it for two years.

By On April 12, 2014 Respond
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Spanish Court Declares File-Sharing Legal, Record Labels Face Unprecedented Defeat

Spanish Court Declares File-Sharing Legal, Record Labels Face Unprecedented Defeat

The record labels and the movie industry big-wigs have long used their influence and capital to launch expensive litigation and win cases. This may not be the case in Spain where a court has declared file-sharing illegal, showing the door to these record labels.

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French Court Banned Official Email Communications After 6PM

French Court Banned Official Email Communications After 6PM

Smartphones and a 24/7 access to internet has a major downside – you are always connected, a situation many bosses exploit. France is now putting an end to this, discouraging the workers from responding to post-6 p.m. work emails.

By On April 11, 2014 Respond
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Email Client Mailbox For Android And Mac OS X Arrives

Email Client Mailbox For Android And Mac OS X Arrives

When Mailbox started off, many wrote it as yet another email client that will fail. But Mailbox went on to amass huge success across the iOS audience. And now, Mailbox for Android and Mac OS X have been released by Dropbox.

By On April 11, 2014 Respond
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Facebook Forces Mobile App Users To Download The Messenger App

Facebook Forces Mobile App Users To Download The Messenger App

Facebook has a knack of releasing multiple apps covering the totality of its services. While the messaging functionality is available in the main Facebook app right now, the company is now removing it, forcing users to download its Messenger app too.

By On April 11, 2014 Respond
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Twitter Rolling Out New Facebook-alike Design To Users

Twitter Rolling Out New Facebook-alike Design To Users

Twitter is rolling out Facebook-alike new design (profile and cover photo and overall look) to its users. all. And lately, Twitter has announced that it is rolling the new design to its users.

By On April 10, 2014 Respond
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Google Testing New UI And Features For Google Calendar

Google Testing New UI And Features For Google Calendar

Google always loves to do experiment with its services. If the experiments are proved to be successful, the company utilizes the features, otherwise omit those. And now we’ve come to know that Google is testing new user interface (UI) and features for Google Calendar.

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Truth-Telling Prize Awarded To Edward Snowden And Laura Poitras

Truth-Telling Prize Awarded To Edward Snowden And Laura Poitras

Edward Snowden continues to be hailed for his heroic efforts in unveiling NSA’s illegal and unconstitutional surveillance. He and Laura Poitras have now been awarded the 2014 Ridenhour Prize for Truth-Telling.

By On April 9, 2014 Respond
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Attack Uses 22,000 Unwitting Video Site Visitors To DDoS Target

Attack Uses 22,000 Unwitting Video Site Visitors To DDoS Target

DDoS attacks are a routine thing for the entities plugged into the internet. However, a recent attack made some clever use of a video site’s exploit to launch a DDoS attack. It used 22,000 unwitting site visitors to DDoS the target.

By On April 9, 2014 Respond
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The Web Can Make People Quit Their Religion, Study Says

The Web Can Make People Quit Their Religion, Study Says

Internet has become a vital part of our lives over the past few years. A new study claims that frequent use of internet is related to people critically questioning, and often abandoning, their religion.

By On April 7, 2014 Respond
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Twitter Starts Supporting Emoji Characters

Twitter Starts Supporting Emoji Characters

Until recently, if you punched in an emoji character in your tweet, it turned to tiny squares when you posted the tweet. That is changing now that Twitter has announced official support for emoji characters.

By On April 4, 2014 Respond
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Spotify Redesigns Theme, Get A Darker Makeover

Spotify Redesigns Theme, Get A Darker Makeover

Spotify has featured a lighter theme ever since the service was launched. Now, it is finally undergoing a huge design transition, moving to a darker theme and better iconography.

By On April 4, 2014 Respond
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‘Search Nearby’ Option Reintroduced In Google Maps

‘Search Nearby’ Option Reintroduced In Google Maps

Back in February when a redesigned Google Maps was rolled out, a number of earlier features bit the bullet. These included the ‘search nearby’ feature which was immensely useful. Thankfully, the feature has been reintroduced now.

By On April 3, 2014 Respond
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Tweets Can Be Analyzed To Determine Public Health Trends

Tweets Can Be Analyzed To Determine Public Health Trends

Twitter’s data has been used in the past to procure some very useful information and trends. Now, a study says that this data can be analyzed to reveal the current public health trends.

By On April 2, 2014 Respond
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Obamacare Site Goes Down Just Ahead Of Enrollment Deadline

Obamacare Site Goes Down Just Ahead Of Enrollment Deadline

Since its launch, the Obamacare website has run into a lot of troubles. And these troubles remain unsorted till the last minute, with the site going down temporarily just ahead of the enrollment deadlines.

By On April 2, 2014 Respond
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