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The man who would build a computer the size of the entire internet

Google runs its web empire on computers the size of warehouses. Inside the massive data centres that drive things like Google Search and Gmail and Google Maps, you’ll find tens of thousands of machines — each small enough to hold … Continue reading

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Impostor

Recently I learnt of fake social network profile impersonating me, which contained my profile photograph and some information about me. I reported the case and got the fake profile blocked , what surprised me was to see my profile impersonated … Continue reading

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The NSA Will Replace Most of Their Potential Snowdens with Machines

The NSA will eliminate 90 percent of the system administrators who maintain the agency’s networks, according to the agency’s director Keith Alexander. Speaking on Thursday to a cybersecurity conference, the NSA chief said that most of the current work done … Continue reading

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NSA Project XKeyscore Collects Nearly Everything You Do On The Internet

Further leaks have revealed an NSA project called XKeyscore that, with a few keystrokes, can give a data analyst access to nearly everything a user does on the Internet – from chat sessions to email to browsing habits. The system … Continue reading

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Syrian Hackers Compromise White House Staffers’ Personal Email Accounts

The phishing attempt throws some interesting security details of the Obama administration’s social media management into focus. Matthew Keys, the former social media editor of Reuters who is said to have helped members of Anonymous hack the Los Angeles Times, … Continue reading

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Feds tell Web firms to turn over user account passwords

Secret demands mark escalation in Internet surveillance by the federal government through gaining access to user passwords, which are typically stored in encrypted form. he U.S. government has demanded that major Internet companies divulge users’ stored passwords, according to two … Continue reading

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US telecom agency issues draft mobile app code of conduct with guidelines for user data collection

The US government’s National Telecommunications and Information Administration today issued its first draft of what will be a mobile apps code of conduct intended to better protect consumers and their privacy. If made final, policy states that publishers must provide … Continue reading

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Open Source Software: The Hidden Cost of Free

Recently, Michael Skok wrote that “open source is eating the software world.” As general partner at North Bridge Venture Partners, Skok should know. He’s witnessed the power of open source as an entrepreneur and VC. And he’s seen the positive, … Continue reading

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How Social Media Moves Consumers From ‘Sharing’ To ‘Purchase’

Vision Critical’s recently published study, From Social to Sale provides some answers to exactly how a company’s social media strategy could be tailored to drive sales. Using interviews from almost 6,000 participants, the company evaluated social media purchasing against participation … Continue reading

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Iran will provide state-run email addresses to all citizens

Iran is creating the building blocks of a state-controlled internet, and its next major effort appears to be email. Reuters reports that Iran is planning to dole out a government-run email address to each of its citizens and to use … Continue reading

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