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Joel Fernandes (G+) is a tech enthusiast and a social media blogger. During his leisure time, he enjoys taking photographs, and photography is one of his most loved hobbies. You can find some of his photos on Flickr. He does a little of web coding, and maintains a tech blog of his own - Techo Latte. Joel is currently pursuing his Masters in Computer Application from Bangalore, India. You can get in touch with him on Twitter - @joelfernandes, or visit his Facebook Profile for more information.

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Anonymous group has successfully taken down the website of Supreme Court of India (supremecourtofindia.nic.in) and the official website of the All India Congress Committee (aicc.org.in). The reason being due to the fact that the Indian Government is taking Internet Censorship quite seriously, and has ordered most of the Indian ISPs to block websites including, Vimeo, ThePirateBay, Pastebin, Dailymotion, and many other sites.

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Google Celebrates Mother’s Day with a Beautiful Doodle

To honor and celebrate Mother’s Day, the search engine giant – Google, has come up with a very lovely and beautiful doodle highlighting the love and affection between a mother and her kids. In the animated Google Doodle, you will see two children give their mother a flower and big hug.

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Yes, you heard that right! The digital music service provider Spotify has teamed up with two dating websites and has released two new apps called Tastebuds and Fellody, basically to create a social dating platform that not only matches and filters out users with similar tastes in music, but also provides matches based on their personalized playlist.

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Facebook plans to bring in the file-sharing feature to all Facebook Groups as the company made and announcement that it will soon roll out the new file sharing feature to all Groups, enabling members to send and receive files to each other.

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A new scam message has been spreading across the social networking giant Facebook, trying to trick users by providing their personal information as well as financial details. The message spreading promises the user with free tickets to Disneyland, however, there is no such offer, and the message spreading is a fake.

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It’s not just Robert Scoble who faced problems while posting comments on Facebook, I faced the same problem and a few other Facebook users as well. For an unknown reason, Facebook’s automated spam filter stopped my comment from being published and flagged it as “irrelevant or inappropriate” comment.

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Google Doodle Celebrates Keith Haring’s 54th Birthday

Yet another Google Doodle dedicated to an American artist – Keith Haring, who was inspired by street styles and dance music of the 1980s and mentored by Andy Warhol. The doodle is featured on Google’s home page on the occasion of the 54th birthday of the great artist.

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Flickr today announced that it has partnered with the newly launched social networking site, Pinterest, providing users a new way to share Flickr photos, favourites, groups and galleries, in order to attribute them appropriately.

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Back in 2009, Google launched the automatic message translation tool in Gmail Labs, which enabled you to translate emails that are in foreign language into a desired language that you understand. The auto translation of messages became immensely popular and successful, and thus Google decided to graduate it from Gmail Labs and move into the real world. That is, the feature will now be enabled by default to all users.

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Facebook’s founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg announced a new feature for the social networking site, which he claims that it will help save lives of thousands of people all over the world. The new feature – Organ Donor, will enable users to register as an organ donor through the website and share their intentions with family and friends.

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Google has officially shut down Google Wave, a real-time service for sharing docs, sending emails and messages with friends and relatives. Google announced about the shutdown in November 2011, stating that – from January 31, 2012, all waves will be read-only, and the Wave service will be turned off on April 30, 2012. As a part of the shutdown, all Waves will be deleted automatically.

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Facebook made an announcement today stating the launch of “Support Dashboard,” allowing users to track the progress of filed reports. Support Dashboard is yet another portal that is basically designed to track the status and progress of the reports that you have filed.

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The social networking giant – Facebook has announced the debut of the new Antivirus Marketplace, a one-stop portal that will offer free downloads and (six-month) licenses to antivirus software and also make use of the URL blacklists, which will help prevent users from visiting malicious links. This is a partnership between Facebook and the world’s biggest antivirus and Internet security companies like Microsoft, McAfee, TrendMicro, Sophos, and Symantec.

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Priced at $700, Nikon has unveiled the successor of the Nikon D3100, a new-entry level DSLR – Nikon D3200 with new and enhanced features including, a faster burst mode, a new image processor, a super-sized 24-megapixel APS-C CMOS sensor, a microphone input jack, and an optional wireless adapter. The $700 kit comes with the Nikon D3200 body along with a 16-55mm stabilized lens.

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In the past, we reported the Southwest Airline Ticket message spreading on Facebook, where users were promised with two free tickets from the airlines, however, that turned out to be a fake message created by scammers. Today we noticed a similar scam that has been spreading across the social networking giant Facebook.

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