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Facebook Explains Its EdgeRank Algorithm Through Yoda Examples

Facebook Explains Its EdgeRank Algorithm Through Yoda Examples

Mark Cuban, the billionaire who owns Dallas Mavericks, recently announced that he was moving his brand away from Facebook, complaining that the social network intentionally throttled the outreach of his page’s posts. Facebook has now countered this with a detailed explanation of its EdgeRank algorithm, which determines the visibility of the posts.

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Taliban Mistakenly Reveals Entire Mailing List

Taliban Mistakenly Reveals Entire Mailing List

Taliban have a knack of rolling out their latest press releases to a number of entities, including news organizations and official authorities. In sending an email recently, a Taliban spokesperson forgot to BCC it and thus revealed all the contacts on the mailing list.

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Anonymous Launches #OpIsrael, Takes Down Hundreds Of Israeli Websites

Anonymous Launches #OpIsrael, Takes Down Hundreds Of Israeli Websites

When IDF launched its recent offensive in Gaza, Anonymous was quick to denounce the attack and vowed that it would attack the websites of the Israeli government. The group then launched #OpIsrael and has since taken down hundreds of Israeli government’s sites and wiped many databases.

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German Court Says, Parents Are Not Responsible For Music Piracy By Minors

German Court Says, Parents Are Not Responsible For Music Piracy By Minors

All anti-piracy laws have a common shortcoming – these can’t be applied on minors. What to do in such cases? According to German Federal Court the parents can’t be held responsible either.

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Mark Cuban Vows To Move His Brand Away From Facebook

Mark Cuban Vows To Move His Brand Away From Facebook

Facebook has recently put a lot of curbs on advertisement through its pages. The social network is apparently trying to convince different brands to pay up significant sums in order to send messages to their fans. This has irked at least one of them, namely Mark Cuban, who owns the Dallas Mavericks.

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100,000 Stars: Best Astronomy App For Chrome Browser

100,000 Stars: Best Astronomy App For Chrome Browser

Google has provided several apps for its Chrome browser to show off what it is capable of. But the latest app it has unveiled might be the best till now. This app lets anyone discover the universe and roam around the universe from the web browser.

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WordPress Starts Accepting Bitcoins

WordPress Starts Accepting Bitcoins

Wordpress is one of the most popular blogging platforms. Whereas you can easily create a free blog on Wordpress, getting advanced features requires purchasing premium upgrades. Wordpress has added a new payment method to make this easier for the users – bitcoins.

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New XSS Vulnerability Discovered On MSN Subdomain

New XSS Vulnerability Discovered On MSN Subdomain

Although such websites who are main traffic hubs on the internet tend to put a lot of security measures in place, there’s always a loophole left unattended. Same seems to be the case with an MSN subdomain which, a hacker has discovered, is vulnerable to XSS cross-site scripting.

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Google Adds More Spectacular Features In Google Drive And Gmail Search

Google Adds More Spectacular Features In Google Drive And Gmail Search

Google always wants to make life easier for its users. Once again Google has proved that it “cares” its users through their latest updates to Gmail. On November 14, Google announced on its official Gmail blog that “advanced search” in Gmail has been expanded. From now on users can search their emails with more flexible date search options, by attachment size, exact query match, and more.

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Facebook Introduces ‘Share’ Button In Its Mobile Site

Facebook Introduces ‘Share’ Button In Its Mobile Site

Good news for Facebook mobile users. The social network has introduced ‘share’ button on its mobile site too.

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Skype Fixes Security Hole Hours After Reports Surface, Overhauled Password Reset Process

Skype Fixes Security Hole Hours After Reports Surface, Overhauled Password Reset Process

The vulnerability which let the hacking of Skype accounts simply through a password request token was first noted by a Russian blog two months ago, but was noticed by major media outlets only yesterday.

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Pinterest Boards Of Some Users Mysteriously Disappear

Pinterest Boards Of Some Users Mysteriously Disappear

Pinterest has been doing undergoing a lot of changes, of late. The website rolled out many new tools and features for the users on Wednesday. However, coinciding with these new changes, a number of users have found their Pinterest boards vanished.

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Owner Of CyanogenMod Domain Threatens To Shut It Down, Denies Later

Owner Of CyanogenMod Domain Threatens To Shut It Down, Denies Later

Earlier today, we were told that the owner of CyanogenMod domain was trying to shut down the domain. However, the domain owner refuted any such reports.

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EA Origin Accounts Being Hacked, EA Responds Poorly

EA Origin Accounts Being Hacked, EA Responds Poorly

It has transpired that in a recent hacking episode, a number of EA origin accounts were compromised. While this obvious security lapse itself is bad enough, EA is not helping things in any way.

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A Lesson From Patraeus Episode: Emails Can Never Be Anonymous

A Lesson From Patraeus Episode: Emails Can Never Be Anonymous

The whole episode about General Patraeus’ affair and the unearthing of a lot of other related circumstances has caused quite an uproar, both offline and online. However, one specific lesson that digital activists are repeatedly citing is this: no matter how discretely you send an email, the security agencies may be able to trace it back to you.

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