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A pair of researchers from the University College London – Shah Mahmood (student) and Yvo Desmedt, Chair of Information Communication Technology, have discovered and revealed a “zero day privacy loophole” in Facebook. The duo has named the loophole as “Deactivated Friend Attack”, and revealed details about it yesterday during the IEEE International Workshop on Security and Social Networking SESOC 2012, held at Lugano, Switzerland.

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Earlier today, Google sent out an email to all Google Wave users, stating that the product has been put in read-only mode and would shut down on April 30, 2012. However, did you notice anything strange in the email? If not, go check that email again. Google has misspelled the name of its own product as “Google Wage” instead of “Google Wave”. Well, looks like the Google Wave team is under high distress!

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Google Celebrates Akira Yoshizawa’s 101st Birthday

To mark the 101st birth anniversary of Akira Yoshizawa, popularly known as the Grandmaster of origami, Google has come with a colorful origami-themed Google doodle, which has replaced the company’s usual Google logo on its homepage.

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This sounds funny, but Facebook has done it. The social networking giant has literally blocked over thousands of Indian accounts for using the word “chutia” in their name. For those who don’t know what the slang is – “chutia” or “chutiya” is equivalent to what is considered by many to be the most offensive word in the English language – “c***”

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Google today is celebrating the 101st International Women’s Day by featuring a colorful doodle on their home page by replacing their standard Google logo with a simple colorful symbolic illustration that forms the word “Google.”

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Adobe has released an update to its Adobe Flash and Shockwave Player, as there were critical vulnerabilities found in both the products. The vulnerabilities were found by two Google’s security team members and reported the same to the Adobe. The vulnerabilities – integer error and memory corruption – could have been used by hackers to take advantage of it and completely control the computers that are affected by it.

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Facebook has officially released the Facebook Messenger app for Windows, which was leaked in December by an early tester. I suppose that many users have downloaded the leaked Messenger app and tried out its features. However, for those who have not tried it out, you can now download the officially released public app from the Facebook Messenger page.

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Facebook launched the new Facebook Pages last week, which has created a buzz around the web and the social network itself. Along with the launch of Timeline for brand pages, Page owners who switched to the new layout found an interesting feature on the new Timeline layout called the “Interest Lists”. The feature, however, has not been revealed by Facebook yet.

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Pinterest aims to “connect everyone in the world through the ‘things’ they find interesting.” The newly added networking site is picking up and gaining popularity tremendously.

However, with this success, scammers have already taken advantage of the popularity of the site to spread scam messages and bogus links in order to trick users by asking them to enter their personal information or financial details.

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A new hoax message has emerged out on the social networking site Facebook, with users creating awareness of the message asking their friends not to accept friend requests sent by “Kelly Hargrove”, “Jason Lee”, or “Linda Smith”, since it is a virus. The message that users are sharing on the network is false and is completely not in accordance with fact or reality.

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With the release of the Mark III, Canon expects to give tough competitions to its rivals. The on-going rivalry between Canon and Nikon is nothing new. Both the companies have recently upgraded their high-end version of cameras with Nikon replacing the D700 with the D800, while Canon replacing its EOS 5D Mark II with the EOS 5D Mark III.

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Canon had been waiting for the right moment to announce their next masterpiece. In order to mark the 25th anniversary of the EOS system, and after months of agonizing waiting, the company has finally revealed the highly-anticipated EOS 5D Mark III at a press launch today, along with a few other new accessories.

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Lately, there has been a hoax message spreading across the social networking site Facebook, indicating that the site is planning to add a new security feature where users will have to enter their Social Security Number (SSN) in order to successfully log in to the site.

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Don’t get excited if you find a Page on Facebook that states – You stand a chance to win a “Free iPad 3.” They’re all fake offers and there is no Apple iPad’s given away. In fact, Apple has not announced the iPad 3, and users who are not aware of this fact, generally click on such messages. Such users should avoid clicking these messages and stop them from spreading on Facebook.

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Yet another scam related to Justin Bieber and Selena Gomez has been found spreading on the social networking site, Facebook. The new scam titled – “Omg. There was a hidden camera in Selena & Justin’s bedroom” is spreading across the social network and has already attracted thousands of users to click on the scam link.

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