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Your New Facebook Friend Might Be A Spy

Feb 18 2011 04:09 PM | xper in Internet

The war between security firm HBGary and Anonymous reveals a new tactic: using fake social network profiles to gather information. Is that new friend really your friend, or just someone pretending to be your friend so he can spy on you? No, I'm not...

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WikiLeaks Cave Looks Like Bond Villain's Lair

Dec 11 2010 10:11 AM | xper in Internet

While WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange prepares to fight extradition in a British court, it may not help his defense that newly released photos of the data center storing the document-dumping website's files cast Assange as a James Bond villain. Ph...

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Web 2.0: New Internet domains may include '.lol,' '.bank'

Jun 13 2012 01:55 AM | xper in Internet

If Google has its way, you won't need "Google.com" to do your searches. You can simply go to ".Google." New York City wants Internet addresses ending in ".nyc," while several companies and groups are looking to create "....

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W3C Accepts Microsoft's Do Not Track Proposal

Feb 26 2011 04:21 AM | xper in Internet

A Microsoft official said this week that a leading Web standards group has accepted its "do-not-track" privacy technology, which was developed for incorporation into the soon-to-be-released Internet Explorer 9 (IE9), as a submission to be consi...

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Verizon launches IPv6 transition services

Dec 08 2010 02:52 PM | xper in Internet

Verizon's professional services arm has introduced a service to convert networks to IPv6, anticipating that large organizations will soon need help with such projects. "These services will span the entire IPv6 implementation lifecycle, offering...

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U.S. Law Enforcement Obtaining Warrants to Search Facebook Profiles

Jul 13 2011 02:42 AM | xper in Internet

U.S. law-enforcement agencies are increasingly obtaining warrants to search Facebook, often gaining detailed access to users' accounts without their knowledge. A Reuters review of the Westlaw legal database shows that since 2008, federal judges ha...

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Twitter launches automatic link shortening

Jun 07 2011 11:59 PM | xper in Internet

Twitter has begun automatically shortening URLs pasted into tweets by its users, the microblogging site announced today. When users compose a tweet and paste a link of any length into the Tweet box, Twitter will automatically abbreviate the link to 19...

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Twitter Helps You Find More Friends With New "People" Tab

Nov 19 2010 09:09 AM | xper in Internet

Twitter is testing a new People tab, positioned next to the Home, Profile and Messages tabs on the home page. The new feature suggests friends for you, lets you browse Twitter users through interests, or find new Twitter buddies through other services...

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The Pirate Bay set to launch The Music Bay

Jan 23 2011 05:48 AM | xper in Internet

Some interesting news today from the beating heart of online piracy, The Pirate Bay. It seems it’s got something new and mysterious ready to launch called The Music Bay. As TorrentFreak reports, fear.themusicbay.com currently displays a blank page wit...

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Take advantage of Dropbox revised terms of service with SecretSync

Jul 05 2011 01:47 AM | xper in Internet

On Friday, Dropbox revised its terms of service, privacy policy and security overview documents. Although the updates are designed to make Dropbox's T&Cs simpler and easier to understand, it has reignited the debate that first surfaced when Dro...

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