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Articles tagged with: social networking

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).

Twitter Ramps Up Security; Merges With Brainloop

In some social news, Twitter is teaming up with Brainloop, to better safeguard peoples information on the social platform and helping ensure that confidential documents, stay confidential.

What the German company, Brainloop offers, is a way to help companies keep their docs safe from hackers, and more importantly- from top secret information getting leaked all over the web.

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.

Organizations Getting Kicked Out From Google+

The Google+ frenzy has surrounded every one on the web ever since the release of this social networking platform. Owing to the popularity garnered by Google+ among folks, different business organizations are eager to join Google+ to promote their business .But guess what? Google has already started kicking out business firms from Google+.

The reason being Google doesn’t want organizations to create fuss on their platform which still somehow is passing evaluation phases. Google+ had already told businesses not to join with regular profiles as Google was working on a separate version for Google+ solely for business organization.

Google+ Hitting The 20M Mark!

There seems to be no stopping Google+, it is expanding righteously like a beast unleashed in social. A short while ago they were celebrating 10 million users and now it’s about to hit 20M mark in few days, stunning!

Google+ is going to achieve the milestone within three weeks after its launch.

By Monday, the site hit 18m users and it was growing at 750,000 per day! Although the rate of growth has slowed down a bit since last week, when a million people joined each day.

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.

Google+ App For Iphone

Shortly after the launch of Google+, Google has released Google+ App For iphone which is creating huge Buzz across the social circles. Especially after both critics and users panned Google’s recent social networking project Google buzz, Google+ was expected to regain much of the market lost by Google.

This latest Google+ app for iPhone is pretty cool and has reached the top charts in no time. It’s available on iTunes for free download and has become the fastest and the most amply downloaded app within a short period of time.

Will Google Adopt Hashtags? The Answer May Be ‘Yes’

If you’re unfamiliar with the word ‘hashtag’, it’s basically just the pound sign on a numeric keypad and is used in some social media services such as Twitter as a type of keyword that users can search when they are interested in a specific topic.

Thus a user would type ‘#computers’ to find the most recent tweets that were tagged with #computers. While the use of hashtags didn’t from from Google itself, we do know that Google is interested in sorting.

Leak: Microsoft Going Social With Tulalip

It looks like one of Microsoft’s research teams accidentally leaked information about an upcoming social platform from Microsoft. The social project is dubbed Tulalip (at least at the present time), and the site was quickly taken down after it had published.

The welcome message states “With Tulalip, you can Find what you need and Share what you know easier than ever.” Which clues us in that Microsoft wants a piece of the social media pie.

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.