How many of us are under the illusion that the internet is all about free knowledge that is retrievable by anyone? This opinion post aims to shatter these beliefs held by the readers of this blog (which I certainly hope are a small minority of those who read Techie Buzz!) on how people in authority wish to curb the knowledge of dingy places on the internet.

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Today I logged in to Google Plus again only to find half of my Indian acquaintances having stopped using Google Plus. I wonder what took them this long. I stopped the very next day I ‘got in’.

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Today, Linkedin announced that they have crossed 10 million users from India. That’s quite an achievement. According to the latest data available, around 5.3% of population use in Internet in India as of 2009. That is, almost 16% of Internet users in India have a profile on Linkedin.

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Foursquare, a darling startup of everyone, might have raised a lot of money. But will it survive or die the internet death?

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A discussion on the current state of engineering institutes and students in India.

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Why is Mozilla now the target of a take-down notice from U.S. Homeland Security and what the heck is MAFIAAfire?

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Google recently announced Chromebook that will be available in market starting June 15. For the uninformed, Chromebook is Google’s ambitious project to get into the desktop OS world. What differentiates it from the other desktop OS is that Chrome OS is a cloud based Operating System.

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Twitter

A discussion on why Twitter’s recent ToS changes are bad for both developers, users and Twitter itself.

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Is last.fm on the brink of death? Does it run the risk of fading into obscurity? Here’s my take.

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Is the Internet hutring our environment? Take a look at how much CO2 is released by a single Google Search and how much CO2 is released for each spam message you receive.

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Amit Agarwal wrote a post telling readers about how TechCrunch were not displaying comments on posts older than 10 days, the post quickly made it to TechMeme and TechCrunch wrote a counter post saying that Amit Agarwal was making allegations against them, this was not true and here is why.

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Twitter CEO Evan Williams just posted a photograph on his Twitter timeline with the tweet “Miles w/bit.ly bear”. Is this a potshot at Google and Facebook’s URL shortening service or just an assurance to Bit.ly that Twitter are still behind them.

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Feedburner has decided to take on Twitterfeed (read our review) by introducing Feedburner Socialize, which offers social sharing options for your feeds. Feedburner Socialize can post your content to Twitter and uses the new Google Short URL service goo.gl. But should you dump Twitterfeed for Feedburner Socialize?

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Dell has reportedly made $6.5 million from Twitter over 2 years. Twitter has been a revenue generator for many brands, and this puts them in a very lucrative position for future deals

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Many websites and applications provide you with an option to remember passwords so that you don’t have to login over and over again. But are those really useful and secure?

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