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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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Deleted Facebook images accessible for 'three years'
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Study: Facebook users grow more active over time

New Volvo XC90 Videos

08/27/14 8:19 am

We have added some video of the new 2014 Volvo Xc90. The much anticipated SUV has finally been fully revealed by the Swedish car maker with bolder looks and new safety features. You can watch the world premiere lauch of the XC90, some running footage and crash test video below: 2014 Volvo XC90 World Premiere […]

2014 Volvo XC90 Details

08/27/14 7:39 am

Volvo have unveiled the much anticipated new version of their SUV the Volvo XC90. Popular with families throughout Europe and the USA, with its ability to carry 7 and the dogs, the XC90 has been long due a makeover. Volvo said they were not just launching a new car but starting a new chapter in […]

2014 Volvo XC90 Pictures

08/27/14 7:06 am

We have added some great pictures of the all-new Volvo XC90. Volvo have finally launched the much anticipated new model of the popular family SUV. With bolder looks, new safety technology and a new engine options the 2014 Volvo XC90 is bound to popular with consumers looking for 7 seats and safety. Check out the […]

Stephane Roncada Joins MX vs. ATV Supercross Team

08/26/14 8:46 am

Former Kawasaki factory rider and 250cc East champion Stephane Roncada has joined the team developing MX vs. ATV Supercross. Roncada started working in video games around 15 years ago and did some work on the original MX vs. ATV games. Nordic Games made the announcement this week and said they were very excited ‘Ron Ron’ […]

2015 VW Jetta Prices

08/26/14 3:58 am

Volkswagen have released  pricing for their 2015 Jetta model. The German manufacturer has announced that prices for the new VW Jetta will start at $16,215 for the base level 2.0L. The new Jetta is available with several powertrains including a 2.0 liter petrol, a 1.4 liter turbocharged hydrid and a brand new 2.0 liter turbocharged […]

2015 e-Golf Pictures

08/26/14 3:18 am

We have added a set of pictures of the 2015 e-Golf from Volkswagen. The first all electric car the company has produced for the American market, the e-Golf has a range of up to 90 miles and can be charged to 80% in 30 minutes. Further details and pricing on the e-Golf. What do you […]

2015 e-Golf Prices

08/26/14 3:12 am

Volkswagen has released the pricing for their 2015 e-Golf. The German car maker says prices start at $35,445 for the SEL Premium model. The e-Golf is the first totally electric car Volkswagen have produced for the US market. With zero tailpipe emissions the car runs on a 24.2 kWh lithium-ion battery. The electric motor develops […]

Bear Grylls Teams with Land Rover

08/25/14 5:57 am

British adventurer and all-round manly dude Bear Grylls has announced he is now a global ambassador for Land Rover. The star of TV shows Man Vs Wild, Born Survivor and more recently Running Wild joins explorers like Sir Ranulph Fiennes and Ben Saunders in being associated with the company. Grylls love of adventure started early when his father taught him […]

2015 Chevrolet Corvette Z06 Convertible Pictures

08/25/14 5:22 am

We have added a set of 2015 Chevrolet Corvette Z06 Convertible pictures. The 2015 Corvette has a 6.2 V8 and puts out 650 horsepower and 650 kb-ft of torque. Pricing starts at just over $80,000, further details on options and pricing can be found here. All 2015 Chevrolet Corvette Z06 Convertible pictures are courtesy Chevrolet. Be sure […]

2015 Chevrolet Corvette Z06 Pictures

08/25/14 4:52 am

We have added some great Chervolet 2015 Corvette Z06 pictures. This angular and muscular car has a supercharged 6.2 liter V-8 that develops 650 horsepower. Check out pricing on the 2015 Corvette Z06. All the 2015 Chevrolet Corvette Z06 pictures are courtesy Chevrolet. What do you think of the 2015 Corvette Z06?

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 […]

10 Real Life Human Cannibals

07/21/14 10:16 am

A twisted nurse was this week found guilty of sexually grooming and planning to eat a 14-year-old girl. Dale Bolinger, 58, from Kent, England, told the Mexican girl, called Eva, in an online chat: “The idea of us making love and then eating you is a VERY great turn on! I have been called a very generous lover […]

10 Celebs Still Earning Megabucks Despite Being Dead

07/19/14 3:30 pm

Just because you’re dead doesn’t mean you have to stop earning money — and in the case of some celebrities that can mean huge sums of cash. According to financial website Forbes, the highest earning living celebrity is Madonna, who earned $125 million from June 2012 and June 2013. But that was dwarfed by the highest […]

10 Hollywood Couples Who Starred In Movies Together

07/19/14 9:32 am

Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie are set to star together for a second time in new film By the Sea. The Hollywood couple, who will also co-produce the drama, first appeared in a movie together in 2005′s Mr and Mrs Smith — the film on which their relationship blossomed. But the pair are not the only […]

21 Genius Cockney Rhyming Slang Phrases

07/19/14 8:14 am

Can you Adam and Eve it? Cockney Rhyming slang is without doubt one of the most beautiful and hilarious expressions of the English language anywhere in the world. Both poetic and utterly bizarre, it sees a combination of odd phrases used to replace simple every-day words. Used since the mid-19th century by tough working class types in the East […]

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