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Facebook Patches Security Flaw That Could Bypass Password Protection

Facebook Patches Security Flaw That Could Bypass Password Protection

Facebook security loopholes keep surfacing on the web now and then. However, the good part is that the social network is now becoming quicker in addressing such issues as soon as they surface. For instance, it has now patched a critical vulnerability which could enable a hacker to log in to an account without providing the password.

By On November 5, 2012 Respond
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Dotcom Proposes Free Broadband For New Zealanders

Dotcom Proposes Free Broadband For New Zealanders

Kim Dotcom seems to have a lot of interesting ideas up his sleeve. While he has recently launched a new cloud service called ‘Mega’, he is now eyeing the $400 million cable project for New Zealand. The project would significantly bring down costs of broadband in New Zealand while at the same time, bolstering bandwidth.

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FBI Has To Explain Their Internet Spying Plans : Judge

FBI Has To Explain Their Internet Spying Plans : Judge

The Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) has the power to access any encrypted emails or messages sent over the Internet of any company. But U.S. District Judge Richard Seeborg has come against FBI’s attempts to withhold information about its efforts to require Internet companies to build in backdoors for government surveillance. The judge says the agency needs to explain their internet spy plans.

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New Facebook Users Will Now Get A Privacy Education Tour

New Facebook Users Will Now Get A Privacy Education Tour

Facebook’s ever-changing privacy policies have been a cause of concern to both, the users as well as the regulatory authorities. Especially in the European Union, the social network has been asked to help new users understand the way its privacy policies work. Complying with this, Facebook will now be offering virtual privacy education tour to all new Facebook users.

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Kaspersky’s Top 10 Vulnerabilities List Doesn’t Include Any Microsoft Products

Kaspersky’s Top 10 Vulnerabilities List Doesn’t Include Any Microsoft Products

Traditionally, Microsoft’s operating system as well as software have considered, at large, as fraught with vulnerabilities. That was true until a few years ago. But now, the latest list of top 10 vulnerabilities released by Kaspersky proves that Microsoft has come a long way since.

By On November 3, 2012 Respond
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Court Orders Online Pirate To Pay $1.5 Million In Damages

Court Orders Online Pirate To Pay $1.5 Million In Damages

Piracy cases have become more or less a norm as thousands of such cases have been launched against common users to date. Typically, the case is launched by the entity which has copyrights of the content in question. While most such cases are usually inconclusive, a court has now ordered a BitTorrent pirate to ogle up a hefty $1.5 million for sharing 10 movies online.

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MegaUpload Case: U.S. Government Justifies Spying On User’s Cloud-Based Data

MegaUpload Case: U.S. Government Justifies Spying On User’s Cloud-Based Data

U.S. government has violated a whole lot of laws and procedures in its so-called operation against the file-sharing website, MegaUpload. Now, it has transpired that the government holds it right to comb through a given user’s cloud-based data without seeking his permission.

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Any.DO Adds Support For Gmail, Updates Chrome Extension, iOS And Android Apps

Any.DO Adds Support For Gmail, Updates Chrome Extension, iOS And Android Apps

Any.DO has been a huge success as a to-do list app for the mobile platform. The app has now received a major update in the form of Gmail integration feature which has been announced just today. With this new feature, you can turn your emails into to-do tasks.

By On November 2, 2012 Respond
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Google Uses Search And Maps To Help Recover Abducted Children

Google Uses Search And Maps To Help Recover Abducted Children

Google is used by a huge number of users each day. This puts the company in a position to leverage this audience for different things, which now include helping in locating kidnapped children. The company has now started using ‘Amber alerts’ within search and maps to let the users know of the kids who have been kidnapped.

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Finland On Its Way To Implement Universal 100 Mbps Service By 2015

Finland On Its Way To Implement Universal 100 Mbps Service By 2015

European Union had recently introduced ‘Digital Agenda for Europe’ under which, all European nations were asked to present national broadband plans. Finland has not only envisioned such a plan, it is well on its way to implement universal 100 Mbps service by 2015.

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Anonymous Hackers Are Angry Over Zynga’s Lay-Offs

Anonymous Hackers Are Angry Over Zynga’s Lay-Offs

Zynga recently laid off a number of its employees in a manner that can, at best, be called unprofessional. Apparently, that has pissed off hackers hailing from the hacktivist group, Anonymous, who have now warned company that they may release its as yet unreleased games and other confidential documents.

By On November 1, 2012 Respond
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Google Added New Compose Features To Gmail. Simply Awesome!

Google Added New Compose Features To Gmail. Simply Awesome!

Google has unveiled a new way of composing emails inside the Gmail website. The change makes the service faster and easier to use. From now on users can access other emails without having to save them in draft or to discard them.

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Dotcom Unveils Megaupload Sequel: A User Controlled, Encrypted Cloud System

Dotcom Unveils Megaupload Sequel: A User Controlled, Encrypted Cloud System

Around five hours ago, Kim Dotcom, founder of the shuttered file-sharing site Megaupload, has unveiled a splash page of his next project – Mega. The user controlled, browser encrypted cloud system seems to have drawn enough attention before its formal launch.

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Sandy Knocks Down HuffPost, Gawker And Some Other Websites

Sandy Knocks Down HuffPost, Gawker And Some Other Websites

Hurricane Sandy seems to have wrecked as much damage as was expected of it. The storm pushed the water from the sea right into the streets of New York, flooding many important places including data centers. This has led to the knock-down of at least three very popular websites.

By On October 31, 2012 Respond
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Counterfeit Photos Of Hurricane Sandy Swirl Around The Web

Counterfeit Photos Of Hurricane Sandy Swirl Around The Web

Hurricane Sandy has North America and much of the world’s attention right now. The east coast of America has never seen a storm this powerful hit them. With the world watching via television and social media, we’ve seen a multitude of photographs — but how many of them were real? We’ll show you how to determine whether these shots are authentic or not, just continue reading.

By On October 31, 2012 Respond
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