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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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I thought that hoax messages like “Professional Hacker Named ‘Faceb Hu’ Trying to Hack Facebook Account” and “Worst Ever Virus” are usually created to scare users on Facebook, but today I came across a funny hoax message indicating that there is a new issue related to Facebook privacy which will peek into your bathroom and steal your towel while you shower.

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Earlier this week, it was reported that an Apple employee lost yet another iPhone prototype in a restaurant and bar in San Francisco. Now that Apple is working with the police to recover the missing iPhone prototype, scammers have already started to create pages and post updates on Facebook, trying to trick users by offering them free iPhone 5.

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Google Celebrates Freddie Mercury’s 65th Birthday With A Video Doodle

Google today is celebrating Freddie Mercury’s 65th birthday, one of the greatest rock starts of all times and a brilliant songwriter. Google honored Freddie with an amazing music video doodle on its home page.

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Although users are annoyed with the recent changes that Facebook has made, cyber criminals are taking advantage of it by creating pages like “Need Old Profile back”, which has already attracted over 59,000 people to “like” it. This is an attempt by cyber criminals to hack your Facebook account, so DO NOT “like” or share the page with your friends.

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YouTube and New York Times Launch September 11 Channel

YouTube in collaboration with The New York Times is marking the tenth anniversary of the September 11 attack by launching a dedicated YouTube Channel, featuring special videos and content from the New York Times, archived news broadcasts from September 2001, and personal stories of those people whose lives were deeply affected by the attacks.

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Just three weeks after the launch of the “Bug Bounty Program”, social networking giant Facebook, announced that is has paid out US$40,000 in rewards so far to expert hackers who have successfully identified and reported security loopholes on the site.

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Leading frontend and mobile development for Google Translate Josh Estelle , announced in a post that the Google Translate team have developed and come up with a Chrome extension called Google Translate for Google+, which uses the power of Google Translate, to automatically translate any post into more than 50 languages.

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Facebook has started rolling out the new “Live Ticker” feature to an increasing number of users, and would eventually be making it available to all users. While the new feature is positioned above the chat box on the right side of the page, many users are finding it annoying and disturbing.

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As the Hurricane Irene barrels up the East Coast, users on the Internet should lookout for scam messages and phishing attacks related to the storm news. It is likely that scammers will create phishing attacks and other malicious activity, and publish them across the Internet.

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According to The Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act of 1998 (COPPA), users registering on websites like Facebook, which collect information from users, are asked to enter their (real) date of birth at the time of registration. This indicates that users (children) below 13 years of age are restricted from creating the account. The same law is now applied to Google Plus and Google Accounts as well. Google is now requiring new users to enter their real birth date while registering on their social networking site Google Plus, or any other services provided by Google.

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Inspired by the insanely popular and one of the most addictive games of all time, Angry Birds, a bunch of geeks from a Noida-based company called Geek Mentors Studio, have designed a game called “Angry Anna”, which encourages online users to “Play to support Anna Hazare” in his battle against corruption in India.

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After attaining a solid user base of over 750 million users, the social media giant Facebook, has crossed one trillion page views in just one month, making it the first website to cross the milestone.

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Continuing the tradition of celebrating birthdays, festivals and other occasions, Google today are celebrating the 112th birthday of the Argentine author Jorge Luis Borges, by creating a doodle, which is inspired by his writings.

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In a tragic incident, flight Lieutenant Jon Egging’s Hawk T1 jet crashed into a river during the Bournemouth Air Festival yesterday, after which he was pronounced dead. This disastrous incident has got scammers to increase users’ curiosity by creating sensational headlines and promising them to show the crash video on Facebook.

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There are several ways how hackers carry out the hacking process. Hackers go through users’ Facebook account and gather publicly available information, and send phishing emails to obtain secured information like credit card number and bank details. Sometimes, they create malware programs that are automatically downloaded on your computer which help them gain access to credentials like email id, passwords and so on. Here are four common methods that hackers use to target Facebook users and try to hack their accounts.

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