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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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Android hosts beta release of Chrome browser
Deleted Facebook images accessible for 'three years'
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2015 Dodge Challenger SRT Hellcat Auction

07/28/14 2:07 pm

Dodge are set to auction off the first production 2015 Dodge Challenger SRT Hellcat. The auction will take place during Barrett-Jackson Las Vegas and all the cash raised will go towards Opportunity Village. The Hellcat features special badging, Viper-exclusive Stryker Red paint, the VIN0001 and other associated memorabilia. The auctioneers are waiving all fees so everything […]

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 […]

15 Of The Best Pics From Lamborghini’s Instagram Account

07/19/14 4:59 am

Instagram has opened up a whole new world for car fans looking for pics of the cars they idolize in action. The Lamborghini instagram account isn’t the most active, but the pics are well worth a look just because, well, they’re all of Lamborghinis. But to save you the hassle we’ve put together some of […]

2015 Dodge Challenger Prices And Specs

07/17/14 5:47 am

The 2015 Dodge Challenger will have a starting price of $26,995 for the basic SXT model. The R/T V8 has an MSRP in the US of $31,495, while the R/T Scat Pack and 392 HEMI Scat Pack Shaker models are priced from $38,495. The more powerful SRT 392 costs from $45,995, while the top-of-the-line 2015 Dodge […]

10 Best Things To Do In Seattle

07/17/14 2:38 am

Seattle is the largest city in the Pacific North West region of the USA and is a busy seaport. But it is also a great tourist destination, with a whole host of things to do for all the family. Here are our ten must-see attractions to visit. 1 Seattle Space Needle If you are not afraid of […]

The 10 Least Stressful Jobs

07/16/14 12:38 pm

While some jobs are extremely stressful — there are many where stress relatively unheard of. So if you’re fed-up of stress in your job, or are looking for a relaxing career, check out the jobs below — the ten least-stressful jobs of all, according to research by jobs website careercast.com. They were rated on things including how far […]

10 Free Car Games

07/16/14 9:48 am

Free Car Games Worth Playing Sometimes you just want to go to a website and play a few distracting car games without having to sign up for anything or downloading some app. Here is a list of some really cool free car games that you can play online for nothing. The games are mostly pretty quick […]

The 5 Greatest Astronomers Of All Time

07/15/14 5:16 pm

Mankind has had a fascination with astronomy since before the time when the word “astronomy” first existed. Celestial bodies that could be seen from Earth were among the first forms of keeping time and dreaming of other worlds. As such, there may have been great astronomers that had no words or means of describing any […]

5 Totally Underrated Christmas Movies

07/15/14 4:56 pm

It’s pretty easy to create a top 5 Christmas movie list. Not only would everyone’s list look pretty similar, but most of the films that would be listed probably receive extensive runs on cable TV during the holidays. So why not check out some Christmas movies that aren’t classics? The following are 5 underrated Christmas […]

Nissan creates ‘self-cleaning’ car

07/11/14 3:32 am

Nissan has built a version of its LEAF electric vehicle which the firm claims has ‘self-cleaning’ paint. The paint is ‘superhydrophobic’ and ‘oleophobic’ (yes, we didn’t know what those words mean either) so repels mud, rain and everyday dirt. It’s known as Ultra-Ever Dry and works by creating an ‘umbrella’ of air on the outside the […]

Corvette: Six Reasons to Buy Your Dream ‘Vette Now

07/10/14 2:47 pm

Corvettes hold a mythical place in the car world. For more than a half-century, these legendary machines have inspired dreams and outright lust in millions of people. Unfortunately for many automotive enthusiasts, Corvettes remain just a dream and nothing more. Indeed, such verve and excitement in any item costs more than common, practical goods, and […]

Car Games Update July 9th

07/09/14 6:06 am

This last week we’ve added quite a few titles to the car games section of Autosaur. Circus Biker looks fairly interesting but the game does not live up to the idea with it being a pretty bog standard obstacle game with no real challenge, maybe try if you’re tired of life! Urban Moto Trial is […]

Volvo promises ‘world’s most powerful and cleanest SUV’

07/09/14 5:39 am

Volvo claims their new XC90 will be the world’s cleanest and most powerful SUV ever made. The Swedish firm say they hope the car will make drivers feel like they can own an SUV “guilt-free”. The seven-seater XC90 will pump out 400hp and 472lb/ft of torque, but will have emissions of just 60g/km — which […]

Land Rover Marks 25th Anniversary of The Great Divide Expedition

07/08/14 6:31 am

Back in 1989 Land Rover traversed the hardest part of the Continental Divide in Colorado, USA. This was done to launch the 1990 Range Rover and the adventure was completed using stock models. To commemorate the trip Land Rover is taking a caravan of stock 2014 Range Rovers over 1000 miles along the route, with […]

MG SVW RANGE

07/07/14 7:17 am

The sweeping lines of vintage sports cars have captured the public’s imagination for decades — and here we look at the offerings of one of the world’s best vintage sports car manufactures, MG. The car maker was well-known for making small sports cars but its SVW range were larger vehicles. Of the three models that make […]

McLaren 650S GT3 Unveiled (PICTURES)

06/30/14 5:49 am

McLaren have unveiled their next generation 650S GT3 at the 2014 Goodwood Festival of Speed. It has better handling and engine cooling than the road-going model, with a more aggressive front-end and updated carbon fiber bodywork. It is also safer than its racing predecessor the 12C GT3, with an enhanced carbon fiber MonoCall chassis and […]

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