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Facebook Amends Friendship Pages, Adds More Details And Options

Facebook Amends Friendship Pages, Adds More Details And Options

Facebook has recently rolled out a number of new features and options related to the ‘Friendship Page.’ This page essentially lets you see your Facebook activities in relation to a contact on your profile.

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Kim Dotcom’s New Domain Shut Down By Government, Threatened By Hackers

Kim Dotcom’s New Domain Shut Down By Government, Threatened By Hackers

Kim Dotcom, the founder of MegaUpload, recently caused quite a stir when he announced a new cloud-based service called Me.ga. However, things may not be too smooth for Me.ga, as the Gabon government, where the domain is based, has announced that it would suspend the new website.

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Zero-Day Exploit For Adobe Reader Discovered In Cybercriminal Underground

Zero-Day Exploit For Adobe Reader Discovered In Cybercriminal Underground

Adobe is one of the most popular software used around the globe. The company recently ramped up the security of Adobe Reader by introducing a sandbox feature. However, apparently hackers have found a way to sidestep the sandbox and exploit the software.

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Video Streaming Rules Internet Traffic, BitTorrent Traffic Share Declining

Video Streaming Rules Internet Traffic, BitTorrent Traffic Share Declining

Report reveals the dominance of video streaming on internet traffic. File-sharing protocols like BitTorrent are losing traffic share on the other hand, despite a positive trend in traffic volume.

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Lawsuit Alleges Ohio Voting Machines Have Backdoor

Lawsuit Alleges Ohio Voting Machines Have Backdoor

In the U.S. presidential elections, we saw that electronic voting systems have come about to play a significant role. However, concerns have also been raised as to the security of these systems. For instance, the Green Party candidate from Ohio has launched a lawsuit alleging that the voting machines used in Ohio had a ‘backdoor.’

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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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