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Common Sense Prevails On Social Disorder And Social Networks Common Sense Prevails On Social Disorder And Social Networks
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Yesterday, Home Secretary  Theresa May met with representatives of Facebook, Twitter and  BlackBerry Messenger and the police in a widely-reported get-together to discuss the rights and responsibilities of the users of social networks, and the rights and responsibilities of the …

McAfee Defends Its Position on Operation Shady RAT McAfee Defends Its Position on Operation Shady RAT

Earlier this month, tech security firm McAfee issued a report, in which it revealed an attack that has been compromising organizations since 2006. The report is called Operation Shady RAT and is said to have infected at least 72 organizations across 14 different countries.

Dutch Tourist Guus Van Hove, Director of 013, Dead at Joshua Tree National Park Dutch Tourist Guus Van Hove, Director of 013, Dead at Joshua Tree National Park

It appears that the bodies of two people found dead in the California desert belong to Dutch music promoter Guus Van Hove and his girlfriend Helena Nuellet. Van Hove, 44, is best known in the music world as the director …

Twitter Helps NYPD Shut Down Gang Meeting Twitter Helps NYPD Shut Down Gang Meeting
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Attention criminals, would-be criminals, rioters, gang members and all who are of interest to local police departments: Social media is public – really really public. And while services like Facebook and Twitter are wonderful platforms for fast, large-scale communication and …

Yahoo: These Steve Jobs-Related Searches are “Off the Charts” Yahoo: These Steve Jobs-Related Searches are “Off the Charts”
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Earlier, we looked at some searches Yahoo expects to see big spikes in based on its search data. Now, the company has provided us with more data about Steve Jobs-related search activity that it’s already seen. “Searches for ‘steve jobs’ …

Google+ Now Lets You See Who You’ve Been Tagged With On One Page Google+ Now Lets You See Who You’ve Been Tagged With On One Page

Google announced a new feature of Google+ that lets users view all of the people they’ve been tagged with in photos on a single page. “Seeing photos that you and your friends are tagged in together is a great way …

Google+ Makes Social Media More Like Real Life, Introduces Ignore Option Google+ Makes Social Media More Like Real Life, Introduces Ignore Option
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Google has introduced some more controls for users that allow you to ignore or block people. “Ignore means you’ll see less of what a person is sharing (i.e., you’re just not interested),” says google’s Olga Wichrowska. “Block additionally limits the …

Steve Jobs’ Career: The Law of Gravity, LSD and Lightsabers Steve Jobs’ Career: The Law of Gravity, LSD and Lightsabers

First of all, you probably haven’t seen a retrospective of Steve Jobs’ career quite like this. Taiwanese animation company Next Media Animation is internet-renowned for putting their enjoyably strange spin on current events. Here at WebProNews, we are very big …

Yahoo Talks Expected Steve Jobs-Related Search Trends Yahoo Talks Expected Steve Jobs-Related Search Trends

Not that it’s any surprise, but lots of people have been looking for Steve Jobs-related info since he announced his resignation as the CEO of Apple. Key phrases were all over Google Trends, and Yahoo has reached out to WebProNews …

Google Shuts Down Social Game Acquisition Slide Google Shuts Down Social Game Acquisition Slide
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Just over a year ago, Google bought Slide, a social game company mostly known for games like SuperPoke Pets, SPP Ranch, Top Fish, etc. It didn’t seem to be outside of the realm of possibility that this would heavily factor …

Hurricane Irene: The View From Space Hurricane Irene: The View From Space
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It’s always interesting how natural disasters like hurricanes and tornadoes that bring such devastation and destruction can also have a type of amazing, terrible beauty. And there’s nothing like a view from space to make us all aware of the …

Google News Now Using Googlebot for Crawling Google News Now Using Googlebot for Crawling

Google announced today that it will no longer be using a separate crawler for Google News, and will now start using Googlebot. “Google News recently updated our infrastructure to crawl with Google’s primary user-agent,Googlebot. What does this mean? Very little …

Steve Jobs: Apple Employees Say What They Think About Him Steve Jobs: Apple Employees Say What They Think About Him
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Steve Jobs is a very well-respected man in the business world, and it appears that his employees carry a great deal of respect for him as well. Glassdoor, a jobs and company reviews site, has shared some commentary from employees, …

Google Announces +1 Button E-Commerce Partners Google Announces +1 Button E-Commerce Partners
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Google says it has been working with Bazaarvoice and PowerReviews to make it easier for online retailers to get the +1 button on their product pages. As you may know, Google has launched new sharing feature for the +1 button, …

Amazon Local Expanded Into More Markets Amazon Local Expanded Into More Markets

Amazon announced the launch of Amazon Local in in new markets, including New York City today. NYC is obviously a major market for the online retail giant’s daily deals offering. The service originally launched in Boise in early June. Two …

Skype App Directory Launched Skype App Directory Launched
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Skype has launched a new application directory for apps built on the Skype API. There are apps for business, call recording, desktop and whiteboard sharing, faxing, integrations with popular software and mobile video communications. There are currently five apps in …

Google Provides Inside Look Into Algorithm Tweaking Process Google Provides Inside Look Into Algorithm Tweaking Process
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Google tweaks its search algorithms over 500 times a year. You may have already known that, but Google is sharing a new video today designed to give people a “deeper look” into how Google makes “improvements” to its algorithms. I …

Facebook f8 Developer Conference Announced for 2011 Facebook f8 Developer Conference Announced for 2011

It’s so late in the year, we almost forgot that Facebook hadn’t held its annual F8 developer conference yet. Today, the company announced that it will take place on September 22. Facebook says the event will be spent exploring topics …

Steve Jobs Resignation Will Feature In Upcoming Biography Steve Jobs Resignation Will Feature In Upcoming Biography
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Steve Jobs’ sudden resignation as CEO of Apple last night has left the tech community wondering about the future of the company as well as the health of Jobs himself. Last night, in a statement, Jobs said that the day …

Google Maps Gets Voice Search from Chrome Google Maps Gets Voice Search from Chrome

Back in June, Google brought voice search to the desktop via an update for Chrome, enabling users to click the microphone icon on the search box and speak their search, rather than type it. Today, Google announced that this functionality …

From Paper To iPads: Tampa Bay Buccaneers Switch Playbook Format From Paper To iPads: Tampa Bay Buccaneers Switch Playbook Format

If opposing coaches want to learn the playbook of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers before they play them, they don’t need to look for a big binder with various plays written down. Look for the nearest iPad and steal it, instead. …

Tim Cook to Apple Team: Apple is Not Going to Change Tim Cook to Apple Team: Apple is Not Going to Change

Tim Cook, as you probably know, is the new CEO of Apple now that Steve Jobs has resigned from the position. As concerns loom about Apple’s long-term future without Steve Jobs running the show, most seem to agree that Cook …

Emma Stone Has Jim Carrey’s Eternal Love Emma Stone Has Jim Carrey’s Eternal Love
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Although her new film isn’t getting love from everyone, actress Emma Stone apparently has one devoted admirer: Jim Carrey. In a video posted to the Canadian actor’s website, jimcarreytrulife.com (currently down, presumably from traffic), he shamelessly proclaims his love for …

Is Facebook About to Take a Piece of the Photo-Filtering Pie? Is Facebook About to Take a Piece of the Photo-Filtering Pie?

Amateur mobile-photographers with a penchant for spicing up their images might have another option in the coming months. According to the New York Times, Facebook is planning on jumping into the photo-filtering game. The Times quotes two anonymous Facebook engineers …