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Google Voice Briefly Messed Up Sender Numbers In Texts

Google Voice Briefly Messed Up Sender Numbers In Texts

Yesterday, some Google Voice users started complaining that they were receiving messages with unknown IDs even when those came from their contacts. Google was quick to resolve the issue.

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Faulty Configuration By Indonesian ISP Blocks Access To Google For 30 Minutes

Faulty Configuration By Indonesian ISP Blocks Access To Google For 30 Minutes

If you noticed a slight hiatus in accessing Google on November 5, it was real and not just your internet. Google was indeed inaccessible for 30 minutes to a significant portion of the internet users, thanks to a faulty configuration by an Indonesian ISP.

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Floods Of “I’m Moving to Canada” Tweets: Before & After The US Election

Floods Of “I’m Moving to Canada” Tweets: Before & After The US Election

We already know Barack Obama won for the 2nd term as US President. But a lot of people was yelling at Twitter with status like If ____ Win “I’m Moving to Canada”. At some point this status got viral and almost everybody starts tweeting – so-something-someing or I’m Moving to Canada. Here we have a collection of tweets before and after the result.

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The Optimal Tweet Length To Get Most Retweets Is 71-100 Characters

The Optimal Tweet Length To Get Most Retweets Is 71-100 Characters

It is hard to discern how can one find a whole lot of analytics in a sentence as small as 140 characters. But apparently, the companies who are spending money on Twitter-based advertising need to know such analytics. Track Social has now revealed an interesting Twitter metric, which shows the optimal length for a tweet to be retweeted.

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Google And Microsoft Fighting To Give Free WiFi Service In The UK

Google And Microsoft Fighting To Give Free WiFi Service In The UK

Two tech giant Microsoft and Google are currently in discussions with the UK government and regulatory officials for the use of the nation’s unused wireless spectrum known as “white space.” The two tech giants “extreme interest” have led to speculation that one of the companies might be ending up the discussion creating a free Wi-Fi service in the UK.

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Displaced New Jersyans Can Cast Vote Via Email And Fax

Displaced New Jersyans Can Cast Vote Via Email And Fax

To make sure that citizens displaced by hurricane Sandy can cast their votes, the New Jersey Department of State has announced to accept votes via email and fax.

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Facebook Plans Major Social Media Buzz On Election Day

Facebook Plans Major Social Media Buzz On Election Day

Social media has come about to play a major role in nearly all events of global significance. The U.S. presidential elections are no exception. With the start of voting less than a day away, Facebook is ramping up for a major social media buzz on the election day.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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