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Big Data From Social Media May Directly Affect Movies In The Coming Days

Big Data From Social Media May Directly Affect Movies In The Coming Days

vThe success or failure of a movie is nearly always unknown until it hits the big screen. The response from initial screenings is sufficient to predict how well the movie is going to do on the box office. It now seems that the big data from social media is going to be increasingly significant in making such predictions.

By On November 30, 2012 Respond
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Bing Launches ‘Don’t Get Scroogled’ Campaign Against Google

Bing Launches ‘Don’t Get Scroogled’ Campaign Against Google

Remember the character ‘Scrooge’ from Charles Dickens’s “A Christmas Carol”? Apparently, the folks over at Microsoft have decided that it is apt to give Google a similar title, and have thus launched a website named Scroogled.com to reveal the allegedly dishonest practices of the search giant.

By On November 29, 2012 1 Response
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Gmail Starts Supporting Google Drive Attachments Up To 10 GB

Gmail Starts Supporting Google Drive Attachments Up To 10 GB

Gmail has long been hailed as the best web-mail service. Given the sheer number of awesome and useful features it packs, this is no wonder. It has become all the more awesome now that it allows inserting Google Drive attachments within emails.

By On November 28, 2012 1 Response
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Report: Copy-And-Paste Is The Most Popular Web Sharing Method

Report: Copy-And-Paste Is The Most Popular Web Sharing Method

In our age of social media sites each of which boasts millions of users, data sharing has become more seamless and sophisticated. However, a report claims that despite this, the most popular method of sharing data on the web continues to be copy-and-paste.

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Study Says People Are Beginning To Get Over Facebook

Study Says People Are Beginning To Get Over Facebook

Over the past few years, Facebook has emerged as the undisputed king of the online social media. The social network has risen from nothing to amass nearly a billion years today and is integral to the lives of most internet users. However, a number of Australians are starting to get over the Facebook fever.

By On November 27, 2012 Respond
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FBI Double-Crossed Kim Dotcom On MegaUpload Investigation

FBI Double-Crossed Kim Dotcom On MegaUpload Investigation

MegaUpload founder Kim Dotcom has been fighting desperately to prove himself innocent. And now it seems he has got some solid points for which he says “We’ve Hit The Jackpot.”

By On November 26, 2012 Respond
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The Race To Develop VoIP Monitoring Technology Is On

The Race To Develop VoIP Monitoring Technology Is On

Governments around the globe consider VoIP a threat since they can’t intercept it. VOIP-Pal, a USA-based company, is offering a solution to legally intercept VoIP calls.

By On November 26, 2012 Respond
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US Lawmakers Demand A Twitter Ban On Hamas

US Lawmakers Demand A Twitter Ban On Hamas

In what is an obvious violation of the basic freedom of speech, U.S. lawmakers have relaunched their efforts to have Hamas silenced out of the cyber space. Similar efforts have been made in the past and in the wake of the recent Gaza crisis, these Republican lawmakers are once again active with their agenda.

By On November 25, 2012 Respond
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Beware: Your Online Info Is Collected And Sold By Companies

Beware: Your Online Info Is Collected And Sold By Companies

The thing about any kind of information placed on the internet is this – you can never be sure that it is 100% secure. Same applies to the personal information of more than a billion users placed across multiple social media sites. Apparently, some companies actually collect this info and then sell it to other companies and federal agencies.

By On November 25, 2012 Respond
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Prankster Managed To Post Fake 007 Job Listing In UK Government Site

Prankster Managed To Post Fake 007 Job Listing In UK Government Site

UK government officials may sound a little too boring at times. But, they occasionally indulging in humor. So seemed to be the case when an official job site of the UK government recently posted a job listing seeking a “Target Elimination Specialist,” the job code being 007.

By On November 25, 2012 Respond
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Flame Malware Targets French Officials, France Accuses U.S.

Flame Malware Targets French Officials, France Accuses U.S.

Flame malware, which was discovered earlier this year by Kaspersky Labs, had been discovered to be an active cyber-espionage tool used by U.S. and Israel. Now, it has transpired that the same malware was used to target top advisers to the former French President Nicolas Sarkozy.

By On November 24, 2012 Respond
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German Court Deems Anonymous File-Sharing As Illegal

German Court Deems Anonymous File-Sharing As Illegal

Anonymous file-sharing, in which data passes through trusted friends in a network, has gained traction in recent months. However, a German court has now ruled that if a person exists on such a network and let data pass through his/her machine to other users, he/she will be held accountable for it.

By On November 24, 2012 Respond
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ITU’s Upcoming Internet Treaty Conference Opposed by European Parliament

ITU’s Upcoming Internet Treaty Conference Opposed by European Parliament

We recently reported that Google has launched a page criticizing the efforts of International Telecommunications Union (ITU) to give the governments a greater control over internet. Members of the European Parliament have cited similar concerns now.

By On November 24, 2012 Respond
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Finnish Authorities Accuse 9-Year Old Girl Of Piracy, Confiscate Her Laptop

Finnish Authorities Accuse 9-Year Old Girl Of Piracy, Confiscate Her Laptop

Finland is known to be at the head of the movement that aims to curb online piracy by slapping users with lawsuits and by forcing them to relinquish sharing content online. However, the country’s copyright moves have reached the point of absurdity now that they have targeted a 9-year old girl.

By On November 23, 2012 Respond
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Greek Hacker Steals Entire Nation’s Identity

Greek Hacker Steals Entire Nation’s Identity

Greece is a country with a fairly modest size of population, between 9 million and 10 million in total. Interestingly, a Greek hacker recently stole the personal data of some 9 million Greek users. In other users, he nearly stole the entire nation’s identity!

By On November 23, 2012 Respond
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