A little light relief

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This is scary but may be not too far from how things are going to be…..

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Facebook, love it or hate it

Facebook Back in March Facebook said that about 1.65 billion people used the site every month, not bad when you consider that the total number of people using the internet globally is around 3.17 billion.

With such an audience Facebook plans to collect information about all internet users through their ‘Like’ buttons and other pieces of code present on web pages across the internet. That will enable them to target ads to not just Facebook users but also to non-Facebook users.

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The War against account hijackers

mail-hijackGoogle has released a new study into the theft and hijacking of accounts details by criminals, and how they manage to get hold of the personal details, how they turn the information in to money, and what processes are used to restore control back to the owner. The study also offer a set of the best practices for individuals to defend themselves from becoming victims of hijacking and discusses what exacerbate the problem.

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Expectations of our Internet future

InternetThe Internet is indeed an important invention, and the effect it has had on our lives since it first saw daylight has been immense. Because it has become really important to users it is also reasonable to assume that it will face many challenges in the years ahead. What can we reasonably expect to happen to the Internet and are there some consensus out there as to the direction it will take? Well, no actually, there are as many opinions as there are disagreements so here is what I thought of both good and bad in the next decade.

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Heartbleed–the bug, will it affect you?



By now you have read about the socalled Heartbleed bug which causes significant vulnerability to a number of websites and if infected can let attackers gain access to your password and trick you into using false websites.

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The known affected sites include Yahoo, Google, Facebook, Netflix and Tumblr which have announced that the problem on their sites has been fixed, but users should change their passwords. In is yet to be known whether personal data is in any way compromised.

To understand the size of the potential problem

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