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LinkedIn Confirms Intrusion, Password Database Leaked

LinkedIn suffered a serious blow in terms of security. Hackers claim to have leaked over 6.5 million passwords from the networking site. LinkedIn protected user passwords with SHA-1 encryption but did not salt user passwords.The company informed users that an investigation is underway; however, some users on Twitter are claiming they found their password’s hash in the text file (236578.txt).

Watch Out! Google+ Circles Is Getting Even Better!

Google+ circles is an adorable feature for privacy concerned folks allowing others only to see what they want them to. Now the latest buzz is that this feature is getting even better.

Fridge is a web-suite which provided the facility of creating separate groups for friends, sharing stuff and planning events much alike other social networking sites. But the new thing is, Google is procuring Fridge.

After Much Chaos, Google+ Seems To Have Settled

Google+ caught the eye of the world even when the project wasn’t complete. Even though the users were limited to around 750 million, people wanted it like crazy.

Is Google’s social networking service better than its competitors? Or Do people want a change from their old social networks? The answer lies in the latter one. With Google+, users are getting the change they want.

Zuckerberg Drops Off The No. 1 Spot On Google+

I suppose Mark Zuckerberg wasn’t too fond of all the publicity that was being generated from his Google+ profile as he recently changed his privacy settings to stop showing his friends and followers.

Zuckerberg, who previously held the top spot on Google+ quickly disappeared from peoples list, leaving many to find the humor in his respect of his own privacy, while Facebook remains a very public and open social network.

Google+ Adapts To Your Feedback & Suggestions

Google+ has been getting a lot of buzz since its launch a few weeks back, but while some may think the Google team is sitting back and relaxing, quite the opposite is actually happening behind the scenes.

According to Geek.com, the senior vice president of google Social, Vic Gundotra claims that the platform has received a lot of criticisms since launch and that the team is working hard to address those criticisms and give users exactly what they are looking for in a social experience.

Spotify Comes To U.S. Residents, Perhaps For A Facebook Debut?

Spotify, a Swedish DRM-based music streaming service includes both major labels such as Sony, EMI, and Universal, and independent labels. The startup was launched in October of 2008, and I am please to announce that the service will soon be available to U.S. customers.

The announcement was actually made earlier in the month when Spotify had confirmed that it would come to the U.S., although it had not provided a specific launch date.

Online Shopping Glitch Lets Customers Shop For Free

Online shoppers in New Zealand were stocking up on incredible electronic bargains after a glitch on the Dick Smith website let users purchase items at no cost.

Dick Smith were forced to temporarily take down their New Zealand homepage after online shoppers were able to purchase goods, prompted to pay nothing but the cost of postage and handling. Only the New Zealand website was affected, and shoppers using the Australian site were able to continue shopping as usual, albeit without the super-sale prices.

Acer Integrates Social Media Button On New Laptops

Electronics manufacturer, Acer, has announced today that their new laptops will have one-touch keys that will give consumers a one-touch access to Facebook, Youtube, and Twitter. I don’t think it’s too hard to type the social media URL of your choice into a browser, but I think it’s more of an escape from boredom.

Have you ever been on your computer and were completely clueless of where to go next? Well, with a push of a button, you can be transported into any one of these entertainment hubs and happily waste a few more hours of your life while your homework stays piled on that corner of your desk.

Twitter Acquires Social Startup, Backtype

Twitter announced today that it has acquired a San Francisco startup called Backtype. The company helps publishers measure the impact of their social media use, and although the deal is quite interesting, financial details were not mentioned.

Twitter states that the acquisition would help them create tools for their publishing partners. Fortunately for BackType, they will not have to relocate further than an in-city move, as both companies are based in San Francisco.

Chinese Social Platform, Sina Weibo Gets A Worm

A popular social media service in China with 140 million active users was hit by a worm earlier this week that is similar to MySpace and Twitter worms that have been unleashed in the past. The worm first appeared on Tuesday night on Beijing time.

The affected posts displayed a malicious link with enticing messages such as “Software to listen to other people’s phones.” The link would then re-post and send out private messages circulating the link once again every time it was clicked.