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Facebook, Instagram websites down - Lizard Squad hint at involvement

Social networks Facebook and Instagram went down for an hour this morning and Twitter was quickly filled with people who didn't know how to handle it.

3 hours ago from The Independent

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Lizard Squad threatens more attacks and Malaysia Airlines data release after Facebook and Instagram hacks

The group that claimed responsibility for taking Facebook and Instagram offline this morning have threatened more attacks as the social networks came back online.

3 hours ago from The Independent

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Google-owned app could help cop killers find police, say officers

Police are pressuring Google to turn off a feature in its Waze maps service that allows people to see when police are nearby. The feature is intended to alert drivers to speed checks, but could ...

21 hours ago from The Independent

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Turkish court orders Facebook pages blocked

Turkey's state-run news agency says a court has ordered authorities to block access in the country to Facebook pages that "insult" the Prophet Muhammad, in the latest move to censor the Internet.

Mon 26 Jan 15 from

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WikiLeaks slams Google over delay in revealing US warrants

WikiLeaks on Monday criticized Google for failing to swiftly inform the secrets-spilling group about U.S. search warrants issued seeking emails and other personal information from three of its ...

19 hours ago from

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Facebook unveils 'lite' app for emerging markets

Facebook said Monday it is testing a lightweight version of its mobile app for mobile phones with poor-quality Internet connections in emerging markets.

19 hours ago from

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Cubans look to US detente for better Web access

Alfredo Castellano travels half an hour to Havana twice a week to write emails in a computer center with a Fidel Castro poster outside and aging machines inside.

3 hours ago from

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How Comcast's Political Machine Is Manipulating (And Impersonating) You

Did you know that Comcast ghostwrites endorsement letters from politicians to the Federal Communications Commission about its awful merger with Time Warner Cable? Like, a Comcast flack literally ...

13 hours ago from Gizmodo

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Ads effective even in the midst of multitasking, studies find

Those video ads playing in the corner of your computer screen, in the midst of your multitasking, may have more impact than you realize. They may be as effective as the ads you're really watching, ...

15 hours ago from

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Facebook Outage Due To Changes Made Internally, Not Because Of A Hack

According to an earlier report, it was suggested that Facebook and Instagram's brief time offline could have been due to an attack by the Lizard Squad hacker group who probably launched a DDoS ...

2 hours ago from Ubergizmo

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