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Truth-Telling Prize Awarded To Edward Snowden And Laura Poitras

Truth-Telling Prize Awarded To Edward Snowden And Laura Poitras

Edward Snowden continues to be hailed for his heroic efforts in unveiling NSA’s illegal and unconstitutional surveillance. He and Laura Poitras have now been awarded the 2014 Ridenhour Prize for Truth-Telling.

By On April 9, 2014 Respond
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Attack Uses 22,000 Unwitting Video Site Visitors To DDoS Target

Attack Uses 22,000 Unwitting Video Site Visitors To DDoS Target

DDoS attacks are a routine thing for the entities plugged into the internet. However, a recent attack made some clever use of a video site’s exploit to launch a DDoS attack. It used 22,000 unwitting site visitors to DDoS the target.

By On April 9, 2014 Respond
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The Web Can Make People Quit Their Religion, Study Says

The Web Can Make People Quit Their Religion, Study Says

Internet has become a vital part of our lives over the past few years. A new study claims that frequent use of internet is related to people critically questioning, and often abandoning, their religion.

By On April 7, 2014 Respond
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Twitter Starts Supporting Emoji Characters

Twitter Starts Supporting Emoji Characters

Until recently, if you punched in an emoji character in your tweet, it turned to tiny squares when you posted the tweet. That is changing now that Twitter has announced official support for emoji characters.

By On April 4, 2014 Respond
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Spotify Redesigns Theme, Get A Darker Makeover

Spotify Redesigns Theme, Get A Darker Makeover

Spotify has featured a lighter theme ever since the service was launched. Now, it is finally undergoing a huge design transition, moving to a darker theme and better iconography.

By On April 4, 2014 Respond
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‘Search Nearby’ Option Reintroduced In Google Maps

‘Search Nearby’ Option Reintroduced In Google Maps

Back in February when a redesigned Google Maps was rolled out, a number of earlier features bit the bullet. These included the ‘search nearby’ feature which was immensely useful. Thankfully, the feature has been reintroduced now.

By On April 3, 2014 Respond
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Tweets Can Be Analyzed To Determine Public Health Trends

Tweets Can Be Analyzed To Determine Public Health Trends

Twitter’s data has been used in the past to procure some very useful information and trends. Now, a study says that this data can be analyzed to reveal the current public health trends.

By On April 2, 2014 Respond
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Obamacare Site Goes Down Just Ahead Of Enrollment Deadline

Obamacare Site Goes Down Just Ahead Of Enrollment Deadline

Since its launch, the Obamacare website has run into a lot of troubles. And these troubles remain unsorted till the last minute, with the site going down temporarily just ahead of the enrollment deadlines.

By On April 2, 2014 Respond
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Google Naps – A Parody Site Of Google Maps, Finds Places For A Quick Nap

Google Naps – A Parody Site Of Google Maps, Finds Places For A Quick Nap

Google Maps helps you find your way throughout the world, but Netherlands-based developers Kakhiel and Venour have come up with a new take on the feature: “Google Naps,” which will help you find the perfect place for having a quick nap.

By On April 1, 2014 Respond
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After Google, Amazon Also Slashes Prices Of Cloud Services

After Google, Amazon Also Slashes Prices Of Cloud Services

Google recently cut down the price for its Google Drive storage by a significant margin. Following in these footsteps, Amazon has also announced significant cuts for a wide range of its cloud services.

By On March 29, 2014 Respond
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Office For iPhone And Android Is Completely Free Now

Office For iPhone And Android Is Completely Free Now

Last Thursday, Microsoft unveiled three new Office apps for the iPad. And now, Microsoft has made its Office apps for iPhone and Android, completely free to use.

By On March 29, 2014 Respond
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Microsoft Office Apps For iPad Released, Microsoft Word Gains #1 Spot On iPad App Charts

Microsoft Office Apps For iPad Released, Microsoft Word Gains #1 Spot On iPad App Charts

iPad users have looked forward to an iPad version of Office apps since forever. Microsoft finally released the apps a day ago and they have soared to wild popularity, grabbing the top chart spots for being the most popular iPad apps right now.

By On March 29, 2014 Respond
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Photo Tagging Comes To Twitter’s iPhone And Android Apps

Photo Tagging Comes To Twitter’s iPhone And Android Apps

Facebook and Twitter tend to borrow features from each other on a routine basis. This is Twitter’s turn now and the site has added ‘photo tagging’ to its Android and iPhone apps.

By On March 28, 2014 Respond
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IRS Says Bitcoin Is A Property, Not A Currency

IRS Says Bitcoin Is A Property, Not A Currency

After a lot of ups and downs, it would seem that Bitcoin is here to stay. Now IRS has ruled that for tax purposes, it will be treating Bitcoin as a property and not as a currency.

By On March 28, 2014 Respond
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College Students Can Now Get Discount On Spotify Premium Subscription

College Students Can Now Get Discount On Spotify Premium Subscription

The competition in the online music arena is growing fiercer. And to keep up, companies are coming up with better offers. For instance, Spotify has now launched a special subscription package for college students.

By On March 27, 2014 Respond
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