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Visualized: Swiss newspaper goes digital, prints front page in binary

Those newspaper types, give them an idea and they don't half run with it .

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Company Compiles a List of the Dumbest LinkedIn Passwords Used Before the Big Hack

Since the big break-in at LinkedIn last week, the company has been scrambling to protect its users. The problem is that the users aren’t necessarily in a rush to protect themselves. SecurityFirmRapid7 analyzed the list of passwords that were put online, when a hacker decided to hang out the dirty laundry of 6.5 million LinkedIn users all at once. What ...

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Have a Linked In Account? Hackers Now Have You Compromised

This week, Linkedin Corp confirmed that they’ve been hit by a cyberattack of unprecedented proportions.  The company says that the passwords of 6.5 million users have been published online after being stolen by an unknown hacker.   The company says that members who’ve been affected won’t be able to access their accounts until they set up new passwords. The company ...

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Facebook Engagement Drops Big Time: 34% Spend Less Time on the Site

If you’re one of those people who have packed up your real life and moved into Facebook, you might be in the minority.  More and more people are spending far less time on the social networking site than in the past, at least according to a new study.   According to Reuters, roughly one-third of all Facebook users are spending ...

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What? PETA Launches a Dirty Website for More “Animalistic” Desires

The People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) has decided that it wants to go into the dirty movie industry.  Using famous erotic film star, Ron Jeremy, PETA has launched a new website that focuses on more “animalistic” desires.   The start of the site has Jeremy appearing with Sasha Grey, who isn’t wearing much more than she would ...

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Giant social network Facebook may give access to children under 13 – latimes.com

Under the pressure of finding new markets and increasing its revenue, Facebook is opening its doors to children under the age of 13.  Would you let your kids use Facebook? The Menlo Park, Calif., company currently bans anyone under age 13 from joining the world’s most popular social network. Yet an estimated 7.5 million preteens — most of them under ...

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Mark Zuckerberg Being Sued, Accused of Misleading the Public about His True Stock Price

Mark Zuckerberg is being sued by investors who claim that he ripped them off.  The suit alleges that Zuckerberg knew that the Facebook stock was overvalued when it went to market, and that he then proceeded to sell a billion dollars worth of stock before the IPO went public. Insider trading is illegal and can land you in jail.  But ...

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Facebook and Silicon Valley Seriously Lack Gender and Racial Diversity

Although the members of Silicon Valley are given tremendous credit for advances in technology, they are still an old boy’s network.  Women and minorities are excluded regularly, leading some to accuse our leading minds of also leading the way on blatant racism. The gender gap was accentuated when the head of a prominent venture capital firm filed a sexual harassment ...

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Cloud Gaming Launches on Facebook

Gaikai delivered on its promise on Wednesday, launching the beta of a service that will allow several popular PC games to be tried out via Facebook. Users who visit the Gaikai page on Facebook will be able to “try out” the games, from within the browser, offering a “demo” of the game. If the demos hove to Gaikai’s existing practice, ...

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Facebook Outage Also Slowed Down Major Media And Retail Sites | TechCrunch

It’s a testament to how important Facebook has become in the web ecosystem that the social network’s performance issues yesterday didn’t just affect the site itself (and its 900 million users) but also a wide variety of other sites as well. Performance monitoring company Compuware APM, which analyses the performance of thousands of top sites, just sent us some interesting data about ...

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