Loving and Lusting in the Digital Age

Ever find yourself turning to Google, Facebook or Twitter for help with your love life, lusty libido or relationship redux? If so, you’re not alone. In what is turning into a sweeping trend, digital is becoming just as real as offline when it comes to matters of the heart. At least, that’s the case for…

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EBay Turning Groupon-esque

Though the company has been keeping a low profile about it, eBay has recently begun to test out new features that bear striking similarities to another popular web destination for avid online shoppers. From Groupon, eBay will borrow the concept of special deals for local services, calling its version eBay Lifestyle Deals. It has now…

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Facebook Attacks Fake Likers

In a move many will welcome, Facebook is going after and deleting fake ‘likes’ on the social network’s most popular pages. This action is coming after the site admitted that 8.7%, or about 80 million, user accounts on Facebook are phony, of which a substantial proportion are run by bots designed to spam, spread malware, or artificially…

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Putting a Cork in WikiLeaks

Whistleblower WikiLeaks has been the target of a massive DDoS (Distributed Denial of Service) attack, which saw the site become slow to access and even go offline for over a week. And while the website is now back up and running, the DDoS attack continues, which means it may become inaccessible again in the future. The…

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Do People Not on Facebook Seem Suspicious?

For most of us, it’s hard to imagine life without Facebook; the mix of socializing and friend-tracking is highly addictive. It is perhaps for this reason that some individuals choose to abstain from or abandon Facebook—perhaps they have found that their social life has become largely confined to the online realm, and that they post…

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There Are 83 Million Fake Facebook Accounts

Amid growing concerns about the sustainability of its marketing platform, Facebook has been found to be home to a vast amount of illegitimate accounts, numbering more than 83 million at last count. There are currently 950 million monthly active user accounts on the social network, of which 8.7% are duplicates, misclassified or “undesirable.” A duplicate account occurs when…

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YouTube Face Blurring Technology

Google now offers a face blurring tool for YouTube videos that aims to protect the identities of the vulnerable and the politically outspoken. When uploading videos to the site, users have the option to obscure faces in a few easy steps. Just select the video requiring an edit within the Video Enhancements tool, select Additional Features, tick…