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Hacking U.S. Secrets, China Pushes for Drones

BEIJING — For almost two years, hackers based in Shanghai went after one foreign defense contractor after another, at least 20 in all. Their target, according to an American cybersecurity company that monitored the attacks, was the technology behind the United States’ clear lead in military drones. “I believe this is the largest campaign we’ve… Continue reading Hacking U.S. Secrets, China Pushes for Drones

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Humor · Mobile · News · Nigeria · Technology

ROTFL… ‘Don’t doubt MTN airplane offer’

MTN has assured its new and existing subscribers of its commitment to fulfill its promise of rewarding the winner of its ongoing Ultimate Wonder Promo with an airplane  . The General Manager, Consumer Marketing of MTN, Kola Oyeyemi, at a press briefing in Lagos on Thursday, said there was no cause to doubt the company… Continue reading ROTFL… ‘Don’t doubt MTN airplane offer’

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Analysis · Opinion · Politics · Technology · United States

Twitter wars: Obama and Romney buying fake followers?

While Mitt Romney and Barack Obama are neck in neck at the polls, another fight between the two presidential candidates has emerged — one that isn’t measured by votes but with retweets. Are politicians paying for their Twitter followers though?

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Analysis · Computers · Technology · Web Design

Blogging Tips: Are you marketing your blog?

There is a myth around the blogosphere that bloggers should not spend money on advertising for their blogs. It is founded on the success stories where established bloggers affirm that they achieved thousands of dollars in monthly revenues without spending a dime on advertising or other marketing techniques.

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Analysis · Computers · Technology · Web Design

Blogging Tips: How to choose a blog name

There are three simple rules to follow when choosing a blog name: 1) It must describe your blog:it is probable that lots of people will see a link to your blog before having the chance to actually read it (in search engines, for instance). Guess what, if just by looking at the name they can… Continue reading Blogging Tips: How to choose a blog name

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Analysis · Computers · Human-Rights · Security · Technology

CIA following Twitter and Facebook

In an anonymous industrial park in Virginia, in an unassuming brick building, the CIA is following tweets – up to 5 million a day. At the agency’s Open Source Center, a team known affectionately as the “vengeful librarians” also pores over Facebook, newspapers, TV news channels, local radio stations, Internet chat rooms – anything overseas… Continue reading CIA following Twitter and Facebook

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Computers · Mobile · Security · Technology

Facebook is down in Europe, Africa

Facebook is down in Europe. It’s not clear how widespread the issue is, but I have heard reports from users being unable to access the social network from Albania, Bulgaria, Estonia, France, Germany, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Israel, Italy, the Netherlands, Romania, Russia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Ukraine, and the U.K. There has also been whispers of… Continue reading Facebook is down in Europe, Africa

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Computers · Human-Rights · Mobile · Security · Technology

Tracking the trackers: Mozilla’s anti-Big Brother add-on

The owner of Firefox, the world’s second most popular browser, is backing an add-on which would allow users to monitor in real-time how their actions are tracked and shared by various websites as they surf the net. The tool currently in development visualizes the flow of information as a meshwork of bubbles representing different websites. It… Continue reading Tracking the trackers: Mozilla’s anti-Big Brother add-on

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Introducing Collusion For Firefox: Discover who’s tracking you online

How Websites Track Our Activities Online. (via Firefox.com)

Collusion is an experimental add-on for Firefox and allows you to see all the third parties that are tracking your movements across the Web. It will show, in real time, how that data creates a spider-web of interaction between companies and other trackers.

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Take control of your data

We recognize the importance of transparency and our mission is all about empowering users — both with tools and with information. The Ford Foundation is supporting Mozilla to develop the Collusion add-on so it will enable users to not only see who is tracking them across the Web, but also to turn that tracking off when they want to.  Continue reading “Introducing Collusion For Firefox: Discover who’s tracking you online”