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Iraqi government has reportedly blocked access to several websites and social media services

Sat, 06/14/2014 - 11:58

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According to Friday reports, government authorities in Iraq have started blocking access to Facebook, Twitter, YouTubeand other websites and social media services in the country. There has been no official disclosure by the government about the reason behind blocking the services.

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Categories: United States

Report: Iran-based spies created fake news organization used for espionage since 2011

Fri, 05/30/2014 - 10:39

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In a report released this week, cyber-security firm iSight Partners has revealed that a cyber-espionage campaign was launched in 2011 by Iran-based spies, who had created a fake news organization with the objective of surveillance against US and Israeli military targets.

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Google Maps adds path finding function to its North Korea map

Fri, 05/30/2014 - 10:23

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According to North Korea Tech website, Google Maps directions are now available in North Korea; thanks to the addition of a path finding function which the Google Maps service has brought on to its map of the country.

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Facebook changing users’ News Feed to feature less auto-shared posts

Wed, 05/28/2014 - 11:34

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In a Tuesday announcement, social network Facebook said that it is introducing a change to the News Feed of all its users, in an attempt to feature less auto-shared posts. The move is chiefly aimed at reducing auto-shared spam.

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Beta version of Skype’s speech-translation technology to be rolled out later this year

Wed, 05/28/2014 - 10:13

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In a recent blog post, Microsoft has revealed that it has plans underway to launch Skype speech translator beta later this year.

Skype's Corporate VP Gurdeep Pall said in the blog post that the beta version of Skype's speech-translation technology will first be available as a Windows 8 beta app before the end of 2014.

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Twitter blocks access to “blasphemous” content in Pakistan after PTA requests

Sat, 05/24/2014 - 12:20

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With Pakistani officials having requested Twitter to withhold access to "blasphemous" and "unethical" content, dozens of tweets and accounts for users in Pakistan have been blocked by the microblogging site.

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Facebook reportedly developing Snapchat copycat app called ‘Slingshot’

Tue, 05/20/2014 - 09:19

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The Financial Times (FT) has revealed in a recent report that popular social network Facebook is apparently building a Snapchat-like video-chat app called 'Slingshot.'

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‘Wearables’ and ‘design’ to hog limelight at Google I/O event next month

Tue, 05/20/2014 - 09:15

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With Google's annual I/O conference for developers scheduled to be held in San Francisco in June, it appears that wearable technology will apparently rule the roost at the event, together with an emphasis on better design.

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SweetLabs announces ‘App Install Platform’ to help OEMs increase per-device revenue

Sat, 05/17/2014 - 11:27

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On Friday, SweetLabs announced its latest offering --- its new 'App Install Platform', which underscores a service that aims to help hardware manufacturers (OEMs) in increasing their per-device revenue.

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Google to announce a mechanism for consumers to request removal of links to personal information

Fri, 05/16/2014 - 12:01

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After a recent ruling from European court, Google revealed on Thursday that it will come up with a mechanism for link removal by the end of this month. Internet search giant Google will introduce easier way for consumers to request that links featuring their personal data be removed from the company's search engine.

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Twitter’s ‘mute’ button is now official

Tue, 05/13/2014 - 07:11

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In a recently-released official blog post, popular microblogging service Twitter has announced that its much-anticipated 'mute' button has been formally launched by the company. The 'mute' button will give Twitter users - both on the Web as well as on mobile - the ability to 'silence' the tweets of other users with just a few clicks.

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IBM launches a suite of new security tools and services for businesses

Tue, 05/06/2014 - 13:19

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On Monday, IBM launched a suite of new security tools and services to help businesses protect themselves against data theft.

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US Department of Homeland Security warns IE users of potential risk due to security flaw

Wed, 04/30/2014 - 10:39

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The US Department of Homeland Security said in a Monday warning that Americans should, till further notice, avoid using Microsoft's Internet Explorer (IE) web browser because of a potential hacking risk resulting from a security flaw.

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Vic Gundotra’s departure triggers speculations about the future of Google+

Mon, 04/28/2014 - 09:15

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Google's Senior Vice President Vic Gundotra announced his departure from the company last Friday. Gundotra's announcement has triggered all kinds of assumptions about how his departure will affect the Google+ social networking platform, which had been his primary project for the major part of his 8-year stint at the company.

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Pinterest has grown by 50% in last six months; the site now hosts 30 billion images

Sat, 04/26/2014 - 10:04

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During the course of a recent event held at the Pinterest headquarters in San Francisco, the social media site's CEO Ben Silbermann revealed that the site has witnessed a noteworthy 50 percent growth in the last six months.

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Twitter's new profile design is now available to all users

Wed, 04/23/2014 - 08:02

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Earlier this month, popular microblogging service Twitter launched its new Web profiles to a select number of users, including new users. On Tuesday, the company said that the new profile design is now available for all Twitter users.

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OpenSSL Software Foundation run by only a handful of volunteers

Mon, 04/21/2014 - 07:40

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With the last-week disclosed 'Heartbleed' security vulnerability resulting from a small glitch in the OpenSSL software - a free program which secures several online communications - an amazing fact about the OpenSSL Software Foundation has come to light --- that is, the Foundation is run by just a handful of volunteers who work on a bare-bones budget.

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