Aug 28

Facebook reports 26,000 government requests for user data!

The United States government requested information on more than 20,000 Facebook users in the first half of 2013, according to the social network’s latest transparency report. This is Facebook’s second transparency report and it includes much more information than the first. In it, Facebook shows the total number of requests made by each country, not …

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Aug 14

3 Crucial Pieces of Safety Advice When Using Browser Extensions in Windows

Browser extensions have been around for a while, but it wasn’t until recently that they started playing more of a role in your browsing experience than the pesky tool-bars we used to see back in the days of Internet Explorer 6. Granted, there are still many people new to the whole extension thing, along with …

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Jul 31

Facebook plans to sell TV-style commercials on its site for as much as $2.5 million a day.

Facebook Inc., seeking to break the long-held dominance of television over advertising budgets, plans to sell TV-style commercials on its site for as much as $2.5 million a day, two people familiar with the matter said. The world’s largest social-networking site, which has 1.15 billion members, expects to start offering 15-second spots to advertisers later …

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Jul 23

The Blue Screen of Death and Computer Overheating.

If your computer turns off without warning, it’s a sign that something is very wrong. Maybe your computer turns off while playing a game or maybe it turns off after a few minutes even when you are doing nothing. There are several common causes of sudden power offs and a few more exotic causes. I’ll …

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Jul 09

5 Essential Steps to Keep Your Computer Safe

Computers house so much of our personal data that it’s essential to set up protective measures in case of cyber attack or mechanical failure. These five must-do steps dramatically increase the odds your computer (and your privacy) will remain safe from the latest online criminal activity and let you salvage your most important files if …

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