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Woman receives five year sentence for Facebook terrorism

35 year old Runa Khan from Luton, has been jailed for five years and three months, after being found guilty of promoting terrorism over Facebook. The mother of six was found to be disseminating information on secretive routes into Syria, as well as owning a phone containing images of children and …

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Google is killing off CAPTCHA

Have you ever been frustrated when trying to sign up for something on a site, finding the CAPTHA impossible to read and repeatedly telling you that you’re wrong and are probably a robot? Of course you have, you’ve used the internet before. Google has too, which is why it’s been …

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MPs warn about Facebook snooping

In a move that seems to counter that of their peers, who have continued the push for tighter surveillance laws so much that there’s a pending Human Rights investigation into GCHQ spying, MPs on the Science and Technology select committee, have warned their contemporaries and the public that Facebook has too much …

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Apple job listing hints at future virtual reality plans

Apple’s potential commercial interest in Virtual Reality seems to be growing as a recent job listing hints at the company’s future plans for the technology. Apple is currently seeking out engineers to “create high performance apps that integrate with virtual reality systems”. The job listing also said “We are looking …

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Whatsapp starts encrypting all chat messages by default

WhatsApp has revealed that going forward, it will be encrypting every chat message sent via the service by default, signalling another step in the right direction for privacy online. The rollout was announced today and is described by the App maker as the “largest deployment of end-to-end encryption ever”. There …

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Facebook logins top 1.35 billion a month

Facebook now officially has over 20 per cent of the world’s population as regular members, as its active logins this month topped 1.35 billion people. Daily visitors weren’t far behind, with around 864 million people logging in every day – that’s more than the entire population of Europe. Revenue and …

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Good guy Zuckerberg? Facebook to sue lawyers

In a move that is unlikely to annoy anyone, Facebook has announced its intention to take on some of the world’s biggest law firms in court, after they represented Paul Ceglia, a man who for several years claimed that he technically owned a big chunk of the social network, due to a …

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Facebook is actively searching the dark web for stolen passwords

Facebook has come to the realization that securing a server just isn’t enough to keep passwords out of the hands of cyber criminals anymore, which is why the company is approaching security a little differently. Facebook has announced that for the past few months, they’ve been searching anonymous posting sites …

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Facebook doesn’t even know what to do with Whatsapp

Earlier this year, in a slightly surprising move, Facebook acquired popular messaging app, Whatsapp, for £13.6 billion ($22 billion). You’d think that a company paying out that much would at least have a plan to make that money back, right? It turns out that Facebook CEO, Mark Zuckerberg has no …

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Facebook to allow the use of pseudonyms

For the first time in a long time, it looks like Facebook, the king of social media, is a little worried about the competition. Ello, the social network that is advertiser free and lets users register under false or made up names if they choose, is gaining traction and Facebook …

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Oculus reveals details on Rift consumer version

Oculus has revealed a few details surrounding the upcoming consumer version of its virtual reality headset. For a start, the specifications for the consumer version of the Oculus Rift have already been decided on and the team already has a price point in mind. Speaking with Eurogamer, Oculus founder, Palmer Luckey …

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Facebook to crack down on clickbaiting

You’ve seen those headlines in your news feeds and dotted around the less reputable news sites out there: “the top X most Y things you’ve won’t believe,” or “one quick secret that helped me lose/make belly fat/money.” They’re irritating, vapid and never worth reading and Facebook knows it as much …

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Live Q&A takes place with ISS astronaut

It’s been nearly 50 years since the iconic moon landings were watched by over 125 million people around the world and though the footage is hazy, it’s still a pretty amazing site to behold, considering the distances involved. While the International Space Station is much, much closer, we’ve clearly come …

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Police just as guilty in social media gaffes

Some of the most worrying stories when it comes to social networking over the past few years, have been when the police has seen it necessary to target individuals that have said certain things online, be they jokes or opinions, as it’s sometimes led to arrests, interrogations and in some …

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SanDisk Extreme Pro SSD competition winner announced

Competitions can get a little dull when they’re the same “like this page,” “answer this question,” “email us this,” types, so here at KitGuru we like to mix it up where we can. One new type of contest we’re running involves you pledging to review a piece of hardware for …

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Facebook to shut down gift shop

Facebook has announced that it’s going to shut down its voucher filled gift shop after just a few years of operation. However, that’s not the end of the experiment, with the social network stating that it has plans to improve on what it’s offered before. “We’ll be using everything we learned …

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Watch out for fake MH17 scam pages

If you’re looking to find out more about the Malaysian Airlines MH17 crash over the Ukraine recently, then try not to do it on Facebook, as many of the pages set up in memorial for victims – especially children – are turning out to be scams that send you to …

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Netflix, Facebook and Google try to block internet fast lanes

Some of the world’s biggest tech companies have banded together to stand against the growing acceptance of internet fast lanes and the end of net neutrality. We’ve already seen companies like Verizon throttle traffic to their services, despite a premium being charged and it’s only set to get worse. Those …

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