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Facebook privacy loophole allows cloaked spies among us

21. Mar 2012, 11:00

Facebook privacy loophole allows cloaked spies among us

Shah Mahmood and Yvo Desmedt, from University College London, told attendees at the IEEE International Workshop on Security and Social Networking on Monday, that they’ve discovered a privacy loophole – not a vulnerability – which allows an attacker to monitor a person over time in complete stealth. In fact, such a loophole is perfect for social engineering and Phishing attacks. ... more

Users love search accuracy but remain anxious about privacy

12. Mar 2012, 15:15

Users love search accuracy but remain anxious about privacy

According to a report from Pew Internet, search engines remain popular among Internet users, and they’re extremely satisfied with the quality of results returned after a given query. At the same time, most adults disapprove with the collection of personal information in order to offer targeted advertising and personalized search results. ... more

App Store passes 25 billion downloads

5. Mar 2012, 14:01

App Store passes 25 billion downloads

The popularity of Apple’s App Store shows no signs of abating after the Cupertino-based gadget giant revealed this week that its online portal has now surpassed 25 billion downloads. ... more

MySpace gets more user traction than Google+

1. Mar 2012, 16:53

MySpace gets more user traction than Google+

Despite Google’s best efforts, it would appear its Google+ network still isn’t making sizable in-roads into the social scene alongside the likes of Facebook and Twitter. ... more

Google offers massive cash reward to Chrome hackers

29. Feb 2012, 18:17

Google offers massive cash reward to Chrome hackers

Having remained unbroken during the Pwn2Own contest at CanSecWest since 2009, the Chrome browser is having a target painted on its chest this year following news that Google is willing to pay out sizeable cash amount to those who hack through its platform. ... more

Apple to kick Siri rival off App Store

28. Feb 2012, 18:30

Apple to kick Siri rival off App Store

Ever keen to slap down rival products that may eclipse its own, Cupertino-based giant Apple is moving to kick the impressive Evi personal assistant off the virtual shelves of its official App Store. ... more

Facebook Timeline: How to Cure Alzheimers for Social Networking

21. Feb 2012, 00:20

Facebook Timeline: How to Cure Alzheimers for Social Networking

Arranging long term posts so as to be more easily accessed and retrieved while making near term posts a cluttered jumble that are more difficult to find, Facebook’s “Timeline” has brought “Alzheimer’s” to social networking. Much like a Picasso, timeline appeals to those who love cubism, and remains moderately to completely incomprehensible to the masses. ... more

Facebook hacker slapped with prison sentence

20. Feb 2012, 16:58

Facebook hacker slapped with prison sentence

In a case described by the Crown Prosecution Service (CPS) as “the most extensive and flagrant incidence of social media hacking to be brought before British courts,” 26-year-old Glenn Mangham received an eight-month sentence for his actions. ... more

Facebook to introduce Verify Account feature

17. Feb 2012, 15:09

Facebook to introduce Verify Account feature

Ever keen to tinker with its winning format—to the eternal chagrin of its 800 million users—Facebook is once again changing how things work on the world’s leading social network. ... more

Laptop-shooting father faces police and Child Protective Services

16. Feb 2012, 15:26

Laptop-shooting father faces police and Child Protective Services

Tommy Jordan, the frustrated father that shot his daughter’s laptop after she branded he a slave driver on Facebook, has received visits from the police, Child Protective Services (CPS), and Good Morning America. ... more

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Chevy Colorado And GMC Canyon Ship To Dealers

09/19/14 2:43 pm

General Motors have started shipping their new 2015 Chevy Colorado and 2015 GMC Canyon to dealers — meaning they should reach customers in the coming days. The firm says they received more than 100,000 personalised pre-orders of the vehicles in just two weeks since their Build Your Own Colorado and Build Your Own Canyon websites […]

Aston Martin Vanquish Carbon Edition Pictures

09/18/14 5:45 am

Aston Martin have revealed some properly moody pictures of their new black and white Vanquish Carbon Edition models — and boy are they DARK. The black one features Batman-esque black alloys, wheel surrounds and black interior detailing. The white doesn’t look quite as mean but is just as Eye-catching. Both feature a carbon fiber roof […]

10 Goofs And Inconsistencies In The Golden Girls

09/16/14 6:24 am

We all watch TV shows and notice that there are aspects of the story that don’t quite match up to the way they were laid down in previous episodes.  For example, sometimes the ages of certain people change throughout the serie. Or people will have one sibling in one episode and a different one in […]

10 Reasons The Hunger Games Is Better Than Twilight

09/15/14 12:42 pm

The Hunger Games and Twilight are completely different types of books/movies, and they are both incredibly popular. But the big question is — which is better. Are you ‘Team Gale and Peeta”, or “Team Edward and Jacob”? It’s time to put the Hunger Games versus Twilight debate to rest once and for all… The Top 10 […]

Nissan GT-R NISMO Available in Gran Turismo 6

09/12/14 12:11 pm

Nissan and Sony have added the new Nissan GT-R NISMO to the in-game dealerships in  Gran Turismo 6. The road version of the real car is available now in Japan and due to go on sale in the USA and Europe on October this year. Players will be able to buy the NISMO in-game but […]

2015 Kia Soul EV Prices

09/12/14 10:34 am

Kia have announced prices for their all-new Kia Soul EV. The company says this is their first all-electric, zero emission car and will sit in the middle of their Clean Mobility range. The electric Soul will be available in two trims with Base and Plus (+). The base 2015 Soul EV will be $33,700 and […]

Celebrity Photographer Uli Weber Lauches New Goodwood Revival Book

09/11/14 5:48 am

Celebrity and fashion photographer Uli Weber is to launch a new book at this year’s Goodwood Revival celebrating the historic racing event. Weber, who has photographed many of the most famous people in the world during his illustrious career, turned his hand to the nostalgia and glamour of Goodwood after first visiting the legendary event […]

10 Bizarre Things People Have Flushed Down Toilets

09/11/14 4:23 am

Ever found a blocked loo and wondered how on earth people manage to clog their pipes so easily? While a common culprit might be too much toilet paper, it turns out there are plenty of other bizarre things people flush down the John that don’t quite fit in the pipes. We caught drift of this after […]

The Gorgeous Aston Martin Virage Shooting Brake Zagato (PICS)

09/10/14 2:24 pm

World-famous Italian car design firm Zagato have revealed pics of their new one-off Aston Martin Virage Shooting Brake. The coachbuilder created the unique car for a private European client, and unveiled it at the Chantilly Art & Elegance event in France. Zagato said the Shooting Brake Vantage borrowed inspiration from the V8 Vantage and Volante […]

2015 Lincoln Navigator Pictures

09/09/14 11:11 pm

We have added some pictures of the 2015 Lincoln Navigator. The new model features a 3.5-liter, twin-turbocharged engine that develops 380 horsepower via a 6-speed auto box. Both a 4×2 and 4×4 configuration will be offered. The new Navigator will be available later this year with a starting price of $62,475 including delivery charges. What do you think of […]

2016 Mercedes-AMG GT Pictures

09/09/14 10:53 pm

We have added some great pictures of the 2016 Mercedes-AMG GT. The new sports coupe from Mercedes comes with a 4.0 liter V8 that will take it to nearly 190 mph and 0-60 in under 4 seconds. Further details can be found here. What do you think of the AMG GT?

2016 Mercedes-AMG GT Reveal

09/09/14 10:49 pm

  Mercedes have finally revealed their latest sports coupe in the shape of the the Mercedes-AMG GT. The SLS AMG replacement comes in two models both with an AMG 4.0-liter V8 biturbo engine but with different output. The GT with 456 horsepower and the GT S with 503 horsepower. Each is built in Affalterbach following […]

Aeromobil collapsible flying car (PICS)

09/09/14 1:19 pm

It’s the flying car that could revolutionise the way we travel. A pre-prototype of the Aeromobil has already successfully completed a series of take-offs and landings. Development of the latest itineration of the vehicle, model 3.0, is currently under way. Its co-creator, designer Štefan Klein, hopes to have it ready for display at air shows next […]

3 Of The Strangest Cases Of Internet Impersonation

08/30/14 1:59 am

In the early 1990s, The New Yorker published a famous phrase: “On the Internet, nobody knows you’re a dog.” As the Net has grown older and gained more users, this phrase has become increasingly relevant. Aided by the anonymity of communicating online, people have continually misrepresented themselves to others. This has ranged from lying about […]

The 20 Best Celebrity Ice Bucket Challenge Videos

08/19/14 9:30 am

Celebrities have been queuing up to take part in the ice bucket challenge to raise awareness for degenerative disease ALS — with hilarious results. Everyone from Britney Spears to Bill Gates has been getting in on the act, helping raise millions for the ALS Association. Here we look at 20 of the best celebrity ice […]

Fastest Animals In The World

08/19/14 6:43 am

Running scientists have found that man is more adapted, evolutionarily, to running long distances than almost every other animal. Things that help are our lack of hair, our ability to shed water through sweating and the fact we are able to keep from storing heat by breathing and panting. We are also built with springy […]

10 Weird Phobias

08/04/14 7:19 am

We look at some truly weird phobias We’re all scared of something or other — but while most of us are able to deal with it people with serious phobias are totally unable to get to terms with their fears. And while lots of people are scared of things like failure or spiders, some phobias […]

Ebola Symptoms And How It Liquefies Your Organs

07/31/14 3:12 am

An outbreak of the deadly Ebola Virus which started in Guinea in February has so far killed nearly 700 people — and is rapidly spreading. If you haven’t heard of Ebola, it’s a pretty nasty piece of work. Actually, if truth be told, it’s the stuff of nightmares. The virus is believed to originally be […]

10 Amazing Open Letters That Caught The Public’s Imagination

07/30/14 2:09 am

A Dutch dad’s heartbreaking open letter to Russian President Vladimir Putin following the death of his daughter Elsemiek de Borst on Flight MH17 went viral after touching the hearts of people around the world. Hans de Borst wrote the letter, below, after Elsemiek was killed with 297 others when the Malaysian Airlines jet was blown […]

10 Things We Didn’t Know This Time Last Week

07/24/14 4:04 am

It’s been a busy week around the world — the aftermath of flight MH17 being shot down over Ukraine, and the Gaza/Israel conflict escalating. There’s also been lots of interesting revelations. Here we look at ten things we didn’t know this time last week. 10 A man has built the biggest ever fart machine in […]

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