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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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Google today announced a new feature called “Find My Face” on its slow growing social networking site, Google Plus, making it easier for users to tag people through the facial recognition technology.

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Facebook announced the subscribe feature with which users can “subscribe” to anyone’s Facebook posts and read them, if that particular user has enabled subscriptions. In a similar fashion, Facebook announced that the “Subscribe” button can now be integrated on websites and blogs, which works similarly to the subscribe option present on Facebook.

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Facebook in a fight back against Timelines.com, which sued the social networking giant for having used the term “timeline” for its upcoming new profile, has stated that the word (timeline) is simply descriptive and a commonly used word.

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Google honors Diego Rivera, Mexico’s popular painter on his 125th birthday by dedicating a Google Doodle on its Google search homepage. Diego Rivera was born in Guanajuato on December 8th, 1886. Diego is famously known for his paintings. His large wall works in fresco helped in the establishment of the Mexican Mural Movement in Mexican art.

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Google has been making a lot of changes of late. Recently we saw the new Google Bar showing up on its home page, which allows users to easily navigate through the various services, including Google Plus, Gmail, News, and so on. Google has integrated yet another impressive feature into its search engine – a full graphing calculator.

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A security hole spotted by members of a body building forum allows users on Facebook to view, download and share private photos of other users. This enabled a member of the forum to expose Founder and CEO of Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg’s private photos. This means that any photos that are hidden or nonpublic could be accessed by any users.

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A dangerous worm has been spreading through Facebook’s messaging system since last wee. It has been trying to hijack users’ chats to spread a download link in an effort to compromise their computers and infect them with a Dorkbot malware program. The download link points to an image of two blonde women, however, it has been infused with a malicious screensaver. When the malicious program begins to execute, it attempts to download more malware files hosted on a compromised Israeli website.

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A new scam on Facebook is underway, which claims to show a video of Justin Bieber being stabbed by a fan. The scam has the title – “Justin Bieber STABBED By CRAZED Fan Outside L.A. Nightclub!” followed by a link and a description that reads – “OMG! NOOOO! Could YOU Even Imagine?!?”

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Apple’s much-hyped voice assistant, Siri seems to have no answers to questions related to abortions and birth control. Users are reporting that if you ask Siri an abortion related question like, “Where can I go to get an abortion?” or “Where can I go for birth control?”, it gave a straightforward answer – “I don’t see any abortion clinics. Sorry about that.”

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On December 3rd, 1992, exactly 19 years ago, Neil Papworth, a 22-year-old test engineer for Sema Group, made use of a personal computer to send a text message to Richard Jarvis using the Vodafone network. The message “Merry Christmas” was the first text message sent, according to the history reported by Wikipedia.

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After having successfully launched the iPhone 4S in India and boasting of over 230 million subscribers worldwide, India’s major mobile service provider Airtel has announced that its customers can now enjoy free access to Twitter till March 1, 2012.

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After a long battle with HTML5, Adobe has finally given it up. The company has planned to “donate” the code for its Flash-based Flex framework along with BlazeDS to the Apache Software Foundation (ASF).

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Google has released yet another update of its Chrome browser, fixing a high-risk vulnerability in the V8 JavaScript engine. The latest build – Chrome 15.0.874.121 is the latest stable released and is now available for download for Windows, Mac, Linux and Chrome Frame platforms.

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I haven’t noticed anything as such on my Timeline or have heard of any complaints from my friends. However, searching on Twitter for the term “facebook porn” shows a list of complaints from users who have been affected. They are also indicating that they will be temporarily deactivating their account until the issue has been resolved.

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NASA’s Incredibly Awesome Time Lapse View of Earth from Space

NASA posted the time lapse view of the Earth from space, which was shot using a special low-light 4k camera that shows up the Aurora Borealis around the globe. This piece of footage is incredibly awesome, providing with some unbelievable scenes from the International Space Station that raced the earth at nearly 17,227 mile per hour at an altitude of around 350 km. The images were captured with a high ISO HD Camera developed by NHK Japan, nicknamed the SS-HDTV camera.

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