Facebook Midnight Delivery New Year's app hit by serious privacy flaw
Facebook was forced to temporarily disable its Midnight Message service today, after an IT student uncovered a security flaw.The Midnight Delivery app, which is part of the Facebook Stories site, allows users to send a message to their pals across the globe and have it appear when the clock strikes 12am on January 1.However, when testing the messaging app, British IT student Jack Jenkins found that he was able to access messages and photos sent by other users, simply by modifying the URL of his ...
Pirates? Hollywood Sets $10+ Billion Box Office Record
The MPAA has made it very clear that the economy is losing billions due to piracy. Illegal downloads, they say, are slowly killing the creative industries. While we’re not going to dispute these movie industry commissioned numbers here, it is worth pointing out that at North American box offices a new record has just been broken. For the first time in history total ticket sales have exceeded $10.7 billion. According to the most recent numbers total revenue this year will be around $10.8 bi...
New Year’s Eve 2012 Google Doodle
Now a days, Google Doodle is a common figure to add in Google homepage to celebrate historic moment. As my experience I found this Doodle is different than others. Its like collection of all doodles of 2012.   This recent New Year’s Eve Doodle is a collection of 35 doodles of 2012. You... For details visit my website www.techdesighn.com If you like this post, Follow us on Google+, Twitter & Facebook ...
Apple Sighs in Relief – Pirate App Store Shuts Down For Good
Although there are plenty of sites specializing in similar things, the Hackulous community is particularly well known among users of jailbroken Apple devices. Aside from the community forums, Hackulous is known for its direct connections with Apptrakr, a huge web-based index of cracked apps and Installous, a clever piece of software which allows the installation of iOS software found via Apptrakr and elsewhere. But as of yesterday, Hackulous is officially no more. “We are very sad to annou...
Top 10 Most Pirated Movies on BitTorrent
This week we have three newcomers in our chart. Taken 2 is the most downloaded movie for the second week in a row. The data for our weekly download chart is collected by TorrentFreak, and is for informational and educational reference only. All the movies in the list are BD/DVDrips unless stated otherwise. RSS feed for the weekly movie download chart. Week ending December 30, 2012 Ranking (last week) Movie IMDb Rating / Trailer torrentfreak.com 1 (1) Taken 2 6.4 / trailer 2 (…...
Copyright Monopoly Trends And Predictions For 2013
While there have been nice flares of light in the past – every success of a Pirate Party comes to mind, where all other politicians suddenly compete in who’s the better critic of the copyright monopoly – those flares of 2009 and 2011 have still been flares of light, and not game-changing events. Not yet. But 2012 saw two major such events, in addition to many minor ones. There was the SOPA defeat on January 18, and there was the ACTA defeat on July 4. These were slightly differ...
Facebook eliminated potential 'webcam spying' hack this summer
A Facebook security vulnerability, which could have been exploited to activate a user's webcam and record them without their knowledge was closed off this summer, it has been revealed.Facebook paid Indian research firm XY Security a $2,500 (UK£1,546, AUD$2,409) "bounty" in July for discovering the issue and drawing the bug to its attention, the social network has confirmed.The flaw, which Facebook said was never exploited by a potential 'peeping Tom', could have affected users who had al...
MyVclips – First Bangladesh Video Sharing Site
YouTube is already popular worldwide. Recently a new video sharing site launched in Bangladesh – MyVclips. it is still in beta version.   MyVclips has same features like YouTube. You can upload video, watch & share with others. The website is new. it is starting to flourish regularly... For details visit my website www.techdesighn.com If you like this post, Follow us on Google+, Twitter & Facebook ...
Pinterest sued over allegations it 'stole the ideas, concepts and technology'
Popular social network Pinterest has been hit with a lawsuit by a man who claims he came up with the ideas that underpin the site.Theodore F. Schroeder has filed suit claiming that ideas, such as the 'boards' and 'infinite scrolling', which eventually comprised Pinterest were stolen by former business partner Barry Cohen.He alleges the aforementioned ideas, plus the female-friendly design and colour scheme, were 'linchpin' concepts for a start-up social network called RendezvooCohen and Shroeder...
Foursquare alters privacy policy, will show users' full name site-wide
Foursquare has announced that the full names of users will soon be appearing publicly across the site.The location-based social network has informed members of a new privacy policy that, from next month, will see the full surname of every user displayed, rather than their initial. This means not only will the full name appear on the user's profile page, but in any comments and check-ins they make on business pages, exposing their full names to strangers.The company said it has made the move to r...
Why this Silence About The Pirate Bay as a Distributor of Culture?
As many readers of TorrentFreak already know, I have received hundreds and hundreds of e-mails from people all around the world who wanted to send their greetings to my son Gottfrid, one of the founders of The Pirate Bay. The support and encouragement they express is overwhelming. Many of these e-mails provide a different picture than the common one of what The Pirate Bay’s operations can mean. They come from all kinds of people. Here is one example, a quote from a mail sent by a man in Ca...
BitTorrent Zeitgeist: What People Searched for in 2012
During December, all self-respecting search engines produce an overview of the most popular search terms of the past year. These lists give insight into people’s interests over the preceding 12 months. On Google, for example, in 2012 “What is SOPA” was the most asked question typed into Google in both the U.S. and Australia. But what about BitTorrent? With billions of searches every year it’s worth taking a look at the most-entered keywords on the dominant file-sharing network...
Delhi Gange Rape Victim Passes Away – Foul Play By Goverment Authorities?
Summary – A girl who was traveling in a public bus in New Delhi was gang raped, severely beaten, stripped naked and was thrown out of the running bus, is no more. She was being treated in a New Delhi based hospital, but recently was flown to Mount Elizabeth Hospital hospital in Singapore where she [...]
Instagram denies losing 25 per cent of users
Instagram has rubbished reports claiming a quarter of its user base had abandoned the service.Figures from AppData painted a picture of a sharp drop-off in daily active users of the Facebook-owned photo sharing app over the festive period, down from 16.4m on December 18 to 12.4m on Christmas Day.The data prompted a sensationalist report in the New York Post in which an AppData spokesperson attributed the drop to the recent terms of service controversy causing users to abandon ship.However, Insta...
Will New UK Censorship Impact Torrent Sites?
Online censorship is a controversial subject. It’s often used in an attempt to ‘protect’ a group of people from something, but it rarely works as intended, and once in place feature-creep often sets in. Unfortunately, in the rush to censor content for the claimed good of some group or other, the unintended consequences of these systems usually take a back seat. In 2008, the UK Internet Watch Foundation (a private company operating confidentially) added a Wikipedia page to their list with the res...