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Syrian Electronic Army cyberattacks The Financial Times

Syrian Electronic Army cyberattacks The Financial Times

Another day, another cyberattack by the Syrian Electronic Army. This time the hacktivist collective targeted The Financial Times, making a nuisance of itself by taking over several of the company's Twitter accounts, as well as changing the titles of posts on The Financial Times' blog posts to "Hacked by the Syrian Electronic Army." While the actions themselves are annoying, one message in particular crossed the line when it sent readers to a video of an execution.

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Google+ amplifies mobile reach: how in-site reccommendations will affect the reader

Google+ amplifies mobile reach: how in-site reccommendations will affect the reader

Google is continuing its push for more Google+ features, and today it has announced a new addition for mobile users to take advantage of. Essentially, the new feature suggests other articles to read to mobile users when already reading a specific article. The content that gets recommended is based on relevancy, popularity, the author, and other minor factors.

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Flipboard update brings SMS sharing, proves that text messaging isn’t dead

Flipboard update brings SMS sharing, proves that text messaging isn’t dead

Flipboard has updated its iOS app to add even more features on top of the recently-updated 2.0 version that was released on iOS and Android not too long ago. Today's update brings new profile pages, a new "Friends" category, improved sharing that now comes with SMS support, and the ability to save an image to your camera roll by tapping on it.

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Microsoft’s Bing integrates Facebook Likes and comments

Microsoft’s Bing integrates Facebook Likes and comments

Microsoft is continuously adding new features to its Bing search engine, and this time around the company has added integration for Facebook that allows users of the social networking site to comment and Like stuff directly in Bing search results. Microsoft has been researching ways to distinguish itself from Google, and it seems social is the way to go for them.

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Facebook Trusted Contacts suggests safety from a locked-out account

Facebook Trusted Contacts suggests safety from a locked-out account

Facebook is rolling out a new feature called Trusted Contacts, which allow you to choose three to five friends to help you if you ever get locked out of your account. If you're ever locked out, your trusted contacts can step in to prove that it's actually you needing to get back into your account. From there, Facebook will give security codes needed to log in to your account.

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Facebook rakes in $1.46b revenue, 751m mobile users in Q1 2013

Facebook rakes in $1.46b revenue, 751m mobile users in Q1 2013

Facebook has reported its Q1 2013 earnings today, and there seems to be mixed results across the board. The company scrounged up $1.46 billion in revenue, which is up 38% from the same quarter last year, but it's not up to par from where the company was at over the summer. As for net profit, the company earned $312 million and earnings of 12 cents per share.

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Facebook for Windows Phone enters beta, brings high-res photos and Timeline

Facebook for Windows Phone enters beta, brings high-res photos and Timeline

The connection between Microsoft and Facebook is becoming tighter as Microsoft has announced what they're calling the Facebook for Windows Phone Beta app program. This marks the first time that the Facebook app for Windows Phone will enter into an extensive beta program, but it will allow users to submit bugs and feedback to improve on the app.

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Facebook losing millions of users, according to study

Facebook losing millions of users, according to study

Ever feel like Facebook's becoming a bit dull lately? Maybe it's your friends who are driving you nuts with their political rants, or you may just be tired of the concept of social networking. Whatever the case may be, millions of users are experiencing the same feeling, according to a new study that says six million US users have left Facebook in just the last month.

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Twitter for Mac update brings Retina support, improved sharing and uploading

Twitter for Mac update brings Retina support, improved sharing and uploading

Twitter has updated its Mac app with several improvements that users can take advantage of now. The app has been updated to include support for Retina displays on the 13-inch and 15-inch MacBook Pros, and users will be greeted with improved photo sharing and uploading features, as well as support for 14 more languages.

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AP Twitter account hacked with fake White House explosion claim

AP Twitter account hacked with fake White House explosion claim

The Associated Press's Twitter account was hacked today after a tweet was sent out from the account that read, "Breaking: Two Explosions in the White House and Barack Obama is injured." The Associated Press responded shortly after saying that its Twitter account had been compromised, and now the account has been suspended, but it should be back up shortly after Twitter and the AP resolve the issue.

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Reddit suffers down-time due to DDoS attack

Reddit suffers down-time due to DDoS attack

Reddit was targeted by a distributed denial of service attack (DDoS) attack earlier yesterday morning, resulting in some unpleasant downtime for Redditors all around. Why it became the target of an attack is still a mystery, but a Reddit representative told the Huffington Post that "All we know is it is blatantly malicious." Some speculate that the DDoS attack was related to Reddit's manhunt for the Boston Marathon terrorists.

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Facebook partnering with attorneys general for privacy awareness

Facebook partnering with attorneys general for privacy awareness

Let's face it: Facebook privacy is something of a misnomer -- it's hard to use "Facebook" and "privacy" in the same sentence without it being considered negative. However, the social networking giant knows it, and it has announced that it will be partnering up with 19 state attorneys general in order to raise awareness for teen privacy on Facebook.

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