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Last TV Season’s Biggest Twitter Moments

The TV season has ended, and we’re all stuck with watching reruns of our favorite TV shows. There’s the alternative of catching up on TV shows that we didn’t have time to watch during the season, of course. Then there’s the possibility of actually going out of the house and discovering what the outside world has to offer.

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However way you’re handling this downtime in TV, we know one thing: last season had a lot to offer the TV enthusiast – from the big HBO hit Game of Thrones (which turned many a non-fantasy fan into avid viewers) to Netflix’s Orange is the New Black (which caters perfectly to the binge watching crowd) to Breaking Bad (which most people agree is the best TV show ever) to The Oscars to The Grammy Awards. Read More

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WordPress for Android Will No Longer Support Gingerbread

New versions of mobile operating systems always excites users for a variety of reasons, not the least of which are the improvements that are supposed to come with them. On the other hand, app developers have the issue of needing to consider the different versions when creating their apps.

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Needless to say, in the case of Android, Ice Cream Sandwich (Android 4.0) was a major update that was welcomed by practically everyone. Sure, developers had more to take into consideration, especially the fact that they would want to take advantage of what Ice Cream Sandwich has to offer while continuing to maintain compatibility with older versions. Read More

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Putin: “Bloggers Have to Register with Government Media Office”

It’s a bad time to be a blogger in Russia these days. President Putin has garnered both the admiration and disdain of people from the world over, but his signing a bill that requires Russian bloggers to register with the government media office, Roskomnadzor, is certainly not going to help him stack up brownie points.

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Based on a report published by Reporters Without Borders, this bill covers bloggers who have more than 3,000 visits. Basically, bloggers who fall under this bucket will also be covered by laws applicable to professional media and news agencies, which obviously is NOT good for indie bloggers.

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Malware and Viruses: How Infected Are We?

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The other day, I had a very confusing day, thanks to my laptop going nuts on me. I thought for sure that I got infected by a virus or some malware. No matter what search I did on Google, I always got redirected to search results for “biometrics”.

It didn’t stop there. When creating a new post, the title field and time stamp kept reverting to specific data. It.drove.me.nuts.

And I panicked. I immediately downloaded Avast for Mac and did a full system scan, but everything was clean. Read More

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Another Matt Cutts Talk About Upcoming Google Algorithm Changes

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While it’s been said so many times that Google does not equate to the whole of the Internet, we all know just how much we rely on Google; and when it comes to Google Algorithm changes, online content creators, publishers, and bloggers all can’t help but think about how the changes will affect their sites.

Truth be told, we’ve been hit by Google penalties ourselves, and it is not always easy to bounce back from those hits. Good intentions when it comes to content and all, we have to pay attention to other factors that are taken into consideration when making Google algorithm changes. Read More

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Over 160,000 WordPress Sites Used as Zombies in DDoS Attacks

Are you running WordPress like us? Do you make it a point to update to the latest version as soon as it’s out? If not, then maybe you should.

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In a recent massive attack, more than 160,000 WordPress sites have been taken advantage of and used to launch “a large HTTP-based (layer 7) distributed flood attack against a target”. And, these were legit WordPress sites that were abused for the attack. So you could actually have been one of them! Read More

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Snowden at SXSW: Encryption is “defense against the dark arts in the digital realm”

Snowden at SXSW: Encryption is ‘defense against the dark arts in the digital realm’ (via PBS News Hour)

Former NSA contractor Edward Snowden spoke at the 2014 South by Southwest Interactive Festival Monday about what the tech community can do to address digital privacy and security concerns. Snowden addressed festival attendees via videoconference from…


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Google Compute Engine Release Makes Waves

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The highly anticipated Google Compute Engine has finally been made available to the public after a lengthy beta testing period. Google’s announcement is likely to spark increased competition from established cloud platform competitors like Amazon Web Services and IBM. Looking to establish a foothold in the market is no easy feat, but Google has proven that they can disrupt a lot of markets with their track record of innovation in search, mobile, application domain hosting, and other services. Analysts are keeping a close eye on this new development in the already highly competitive cloud services market. Read More

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Apple, Microsoft, Google and others ask for less NSA snooping

Apple, Microsoft, Google and others ask for less NSA snooping (via The Inquirer)

MANY OF THE WORLD’S largest information technology firms have written an open letter to the US government asking for surveillance reform. Firms that have put their names to the letter are Google, Facebook, Twitter, Yahoo, Microsoft, AOL, Apple, and…


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Henry Blodget opens up about his “colossal mistake” as a writer

Henry Blodget opens up about his “colossal mistake” as a writer (via Pando Daily)

By David Holmes On November 14, 2013Business Insider founder Henry Blodget was our guest at tonight’s PandoMonthly, and it wasn’t long before the topic of his “Why Do People Hate Jews?” post came up. Blodget asked the question in earnest, but…


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