Category Archives: Internet

Update: Facebook back up after crash

Facebook said its website is back up after suffering a widespread outage for nearly two hours today.  

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Video: Floating 3D video shows ‘Star Wars’ holograms are closer than we think

Thanks to Princess Leia’s famous Star Wars plea, true holograms rank just behind flying cars as tech we want, nay deserve to have in our lifetimes — and Tupac-style flimflam won’t cut it.

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Comcast’s customer service nightmare is painful to hear

Almost anyone that has tried to cancel cable service, wireless service, or a gym membership knows how difficult it can be to do over the phone, but a recent call to Comcast by one customer might take the cake for … Continue reading

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Facebook Guilty of Manipulating Feeds?

Editor: This is a GREAT ARTICLE on what recently happened on FaceBook, thought it was worthy of adding. Remember when your Facebook news feed just contained your friends’ status updates? Those were such innocent days. Then came ads dispersed here … Continue reading

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Google Glass hack allows brainwave control

Google Glass has been hacked so that it can be controlled by brainwaves. By combining the smart glasses with an electroencephalography (EEG) headset, the software makes it possible to take a picture without moving a muscle. 

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Chinese hackers target US national security think tanks

The Chinese cyberattack group Deep Panda has compromised national security think tanks using sophisticated techniques designed to steal confidential data concerning US foreign policy, according to security researchers at CrowdStrike. 

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Aereo loses to broadcasters in Supreme Court fight for its life

The Supreme Court struck a dramatic blow against Aereo today in a ruling that puts the TV streaming service as it currently exists on its deathbed. In a 6–3 ruling, the court found that Aereo’s service violates the Copyright Act … Continue reading

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Facebook launches mobile app that does not require Facebook account

(Reuters) – Facebook Inc launched a smartphone app on Tuesday that will allow consumers to exchange disappearing photos and videos without requiring Facebook accounts, the Internet company’s latest effort to develop mobile services beyond its core social network.

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WANTED: Russian Evgeniy Bogachev sought over cybercrime botnet

The US has charged a Russian man with being behind a major cybercrime operation that affected individuals and businesses worldwide. Evgeniy Bogachev, said to be known as “lucky12345″ and “slavik”, is accused of being involved in attacks on more than … Continue reading

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Cryptolocker: what you need to know

What happens when a computer is infected with the malicious software, and what should you do to protect your files? Cryptolocker is back in the headlines, thanks to a coordinated effort to take down the computers and criminals that run … Continue reading

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