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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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Kelly Brook Pictures

04/15/14 4:02 pm

Bubbly British Model and Actress Kelly Brook Photos We have added some pictures of Kelly Brook from our archive following her making it onto our list of most attractive women. Brook is a model, TV presenter and actress. She is often listed as one of the most beautiful women in the world and has appeared in […]

Galaxy Pictures

04/15/14 3:41 pm

Startling Galaxy Pictures that Bewilder the Mind We have added some really amazing galaxy images following from our list of Incredible Space Records. These include irregular and spiral galaxies as well as supernova and gas clouds within them. There are also some spectacular pictures of galaxies colliding and huge clusters containing millions of stars. Even […]

Gymkhana star Ken Block and Neymar’s Footkhana Video Teaser

04/15/14 8:37 am

Rally legend Ken Block, star of the famous Gymkhana video series, is releasing a new video to celbrate the 2014 soccer World Cup in Brazil — where he takes on Brazilian and Barcelona legend Naymar. A teaser for the new video was released on April 15 ahead of the full video’s launch on April 22. […]

Aston Martin V8 Vantage GT Pictures

04/15/14 8:25 am

Here are some great pictures of the new V8 Vantage GT. The model, unveiled at the 2014 New York International Auto Show, features a string of striking color variations that hark back to the racing color-schemes of old. Buyers can choose diferrent colors for the grille, mirror caps, A-pillar rail and rear-diffuser blade. Aston Martin have […]

Aston Martin V8 Vantage GT and DB9 Carbon Edition

04/15/14 7:49 am

British sportscar firm Aston Martin has released two new versions of its cars — a motorsports-tuned V8 Vantage GT and a Carbon Edition of their popular DB9. V8 Vantage GT The Vantage GT costs $99,900 — but you get lots of bang for your buck, with the engine pumping out 430hp and a top speed […]

People Who Did Amazing Things After Being Homeschooled

04/15/14 3:14 am

Homeschooling has become an increasingly popular alternative to a traditional education. Children who have homeschooling often flourish academically and go on to achieve success later in life. Here are some examples of highly successful people who were homeschooled. Did they go on to do bigger and better things? You be the judge. 5 Thomas Edison […]

Kangaroo Pictures

04/14/14 2:28 pm

Some Cool and a Few Amusing Kangaroo Pictures We have added some kangaroo photos from our archives. Kangaroos are marsupials (carrying their young in a pouch after initial birth) and are found in Australia, where they are an unofficial emblem. Males are known as bucks and females as does with the youngsters being called joeys. […]

Ferrari 458 Speciale Pictures

04/14/14 7:05 am

We have added some pictures of the Ferrari 458 Speciale. Ferrari’s own team worked with Pininfarina on the styling of the 458 and it certainly shows. The car has a 4.5 litre V8 and a claimed 0-60 in about 3 seconds and 124mph in 9.1 seconds. All the Ferrari 458 Speciale photos are courtesy Ferrari […]

5 Deadly Distracted Driving Practices

04/14/14 3:30 am

There’s no doubt that Americans are pressed for time these days. It’s not at all unusual to see a distracted driver on their way to work munching on a breakfast sandwich while weaving in and out of traffic. This type of distracted driving is a sure-fire recipe for a costly and, possibly, deadly accident. If […]

5 Famous People Who Claim To Have Seen UFOs

04/14/14 2:55 am

Think the only people who ever see UFOs are your average everyday Joes? Think again. In actuality, there have been a string of famous UFO sightings by celebrities and politicians. Here are five stars who have reported sightings of UFOs: 5 William Shatner The well-known star of popular science fiction series Star Trek, Shatner has […]

12 Bodybuilding Tips for Complete Beginners

04/13/14 4:00 pm

There could be many reasons why you may have chosen to take up bodybuilding apart from the obvious one, which is to pack on serious muscle mass. Maybe you just want to tone up and lose weight, maybe you want to give yourself more ‘presence’ when playing another sport, such as football or hockey. Perhaps […]

Watch This Cement Truck Smash Into A Toyota Minivan

04/12/14 3:13 pm

An out-of-control cement truck has got to be one of the last things you want to see hurtling towards you when you’re out for a drive. But that’s exactly what Texas A&M professor Dr Guan Zhu experienced as he cruised through College Sation, TX, with his dash cam running. The camera captured in incredible detail how […]

20 Awesome Facts About The London Marathon And Why This Year’s Will Be The Best Ever

04/12/14 1:53 pm

The 2014 London Marathon has all the ingredients to be the best one ever. Here we look at why this year race is such a big deal, and reveal some wacky facts about the London Marathon in general. You can also check out a time-lapse video of the entire course below. 20 This year’s marathon […]

10 Things You Probably Didn’t Know About Disney Movie Frozen

04/12/14 8:22 am

Seen Frozen? Seen it multiple times? Think you know everything there is to know about the blockbuster film? Betcha don’t. Here are some fascinating facts you probably didn’t know about the blockbuster movie that’s captivated young and old audiences everywhere. 10 They almost didn’t build a snowman “Do You Want to Build a Snowman” almost […]

Katy Perry Pictures

04/11/14 4:58 pm

Photos of Candy Pop Princess Katy Perry We have added some great Katy Perry pictures from our archives. Katy Perry has managed to carve herself  out a very successful career as a pop star. With her quirky outfits and wacky videos combined with catchy songs she has sold millions of records. Her candy girl next-door […]

Are These The 10 Best Car Interiors?

04/11/14 3:28 pm

Check out our pictures of what WardsAuto claims are the ten best car interiors available on the market today. The interiors are the finalists in an annual contest by the leading industry information specialists to find the best new auto interiors available to drivers. The ten finalists were narrowed down from 41 entries, before the final winner is announced on […]

Rihanna Pictures

04/11/14 12:55 pm

Photos of Barbadian R&B Star Rihanna We have added some pictures of pop star Rihanna from our archives. The Caribbean pop star is on our list of hottest women and often makes it to the top of lists in men’s magazines like FHM and indeed in many women’s mags as well. Rihanna is not shy […]

Win Top Gear DVDs on Autosaur

04/09/14 5:24 pm

Autosaur is giving away two sets of Top Gear UK. We are giving away the DVDs of Top Gear Seasons 19 and 20, with two runner-up prizes of the Season 20 DVD. Both these seasons of Top Gear were crackers with season 20 seeing the hovervan and James May enjoying a bit of sailing…season 19 […]

Fastest Car in The World: The ultimate guide

04/09/14 2:38 am

EVERYONE wants to know what the fastest car in the world is, and here is a list of the cream of the crop. Our special guide explains which the official fastest car in the world is, as well as the unofficial one — which has actually gone faster. We also look at the rest of the […]

Hennessey Venom GT Is New ‘Unofficial’ Fastest Car In The World

04/08/14 2:34 pm

Just to clear things up, the Hennessey Venom GT holds the new unofficial record for the fastest car in the world — after reaching an incredible 270.49mph in February 2014. The Venom GT took the crown from the  Bugatti Veyron Super Sport, which had held the top spot for nearly three-and-a-half years after hitting 269.86mph in […]

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