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Tumblr Adds Two Factor Authentication

03/24/2014, Tumblr today joins other top internet companies in adopting the two factor authentication standard. Users can configure it through the Settings section. Other companies such as Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn and Google already use two factor authentication...

Turkey’s Twitter Ban Sees Spike In VPN Downloads

03/24/2014, A couple of days ago, the Turkish government decided to ban its citizens and those living within its borders from using Twitter. Unfortunately this had to be one of the worst bans put into effect because not only did Twitter themselves offer up a solution...

Twitter Experiments With View Counts To Drive Engagement

03/23/2014, We often hear about Twitter experimenting with new features, though not all of them necessarily make the cut. These days its experimenting with view counts which basically tells users how many people saw a particular tweet. This feature is similar to page...

Turkey Lays Down The Banhammer On Twitter

03/21/2014, There are places in the world where social media is not allowed. Countries like China have banned “foreign” social media from the country, instead opting to create localized alternatives which have turned out to be just as popular amongst its...

Google Sheets Offline Editing Rolling Out To All Users

03/20/2014, The Google Drive productivity suite has three core applications, Docs, Sheets and Slides. In December last year Google introduced a revamped version of Sheets. Not only did it bring offline editing support, it also brought a plethora of new features....

Gmail Security Improved

03/20/2014, Last Summer former U.S. national security contractor Edward Snowden blew the whistle on National Security Agency’s electronic spying programs. A lot of major U.S. internet companies were named in the leaked documents, even though they have denied...

Find Your First Tweet With Twitter’s New Tool

03/20/2014, Twitter has been around for over seven years. On March 22nd, 2006, Twitter co-founder Jack Dorsey sent out the first ever 140-character tweet. Fast forward to 2014 and the microblogging service has hundreds of millions of users and a market cap of roughly...

Twitter Encrypted Direct Messages Not Coming Anytime Soon

03/19/2014, Back in November last year word leaked that Twitter was working on making direct messages more secure. It was said back then that the microblogging network is going to encrypt all direct messages sent by its users. According to a latest report by The...

MH370 Links On Social Networks Spreading Malware

03/18/2014, For almost two weeks the world has been baffled by the disappearance of Malaysia Airlines flight MH370. The flight was on its way to Beijing from Kuala Lumpur when contact was lost almost an hour into the journey. No one has heard from it since then, no...

Popcorn Time Gets Resurrected Under A Different Torrent Group

03/17/2014, Just last week we reported on a streaming service called Popcorn Time. It was basically a pirate’s equivalent of Netflix where users would be able to stream torrents instead of downloading the files onto their computers. According to its creators, they...

Pinterest ‘Gifts Feed’ Launched

03/16/2014, Buying gifts through Pinterest just became a lot easier. A new Pinterest Gifts feed has been launched which only displays products that are available for purchase. In this feed users will see “Product Pins,” that are accompanied by additional...

Mozilla Kills “Firefox For Metro” Project Citing Low Adoption

03/14/2014, One of the unique aspects of Windows 8 is that it has been optimized for both tablets and regular computers. What this means is that OEMs can choose to build in a touchscreen display into their desktop PCs or laptops to allow users to interact with the...

Google Does Away With Banner Ad Experiment

03/14/2014, It is safe to say that banner ads can be pretty intrusive, but unfortunately that is just one of the ways websites survive, through these banner ads. In fact Google had recently attempted at introducing gigantic banner ads of their own on their search...