Al Jazeera Internal Communications Was Spied By NSA

It has been a chronic theme among the media outlets with respect to the government snooping. Weeks after the editor at Guardian claimed that British Government agents had smashed a computer containing sensitive details, we are now seeing Der Spiegel claiming that US National Security Agency accessed internal communications from Arab news broadcaster Al Jazeera. According to documents from past …

Facebook To Pay $20 Million As Fine

Reports claim that ‘Sponsored Stories’ breached privacy of users, and thus has to pay $20 million fine. Although, Facebook had settled its privacy suit in 2011, it is about to pay $20 million to a class Action group that claims violation of their privacy through Sponsored Stories program. According to the terms of the settlement, Facebook will now change the …

Pakistan To Un-block YouTube After One Year Of Suspension

A year after the suspension of YouTube, Pakistan government is all set to take back the suspension and unblock YouTube as early as September, which had been blocked due to a video that deemed to insult the prophet Muhammad. Although, complete access won’t be granted to YouTube by Pakistan as the reports from the Wall Street Journal reports claim that, …

Steve Ballmer Will Be Bidding Goodbye To Microsoft

As announced by Microsoft, CEO Steve Ballmer will be retiring from his position within 12 months. The company is now seen hunting for the new CEO. Along with Bill Gates the board will take up the decision under the leadership of John Thomson. Six weeks after Microsoft formally announced that its major executive reorg. Microsoft shares are surging pre-market on …

NSA Illegally Collected Thousands Of Emails, US Admits

Court’s document shows that there were about 56,000 illegal personal e-mails by Americans annually, to National Security Agency. Officials revealed that a judge in the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court ruled the program illegal in 2011. There was a terror suspection, shows the communication between peoples having no link. These collection of illegal mails on an annual basis between 2008 and …

Judge Supports AOL In Lawsuit Over Microsoft’s $1B Patent Buy

On Monday, a federal judge dismissed a lawsuit brought against AOL by some of its former stockholders. According to reports, the earlier stockholders alleged that some AOL executives committed scam when they bought millions of company shares before a major $1 billion patent sold to Microsoft. The U.S. District Judge Denise Cote claimed that, Complaint’s conspiracy theory is just a …

Ex-Alibaba GM Yan Limin sentenced for Bribery

Former Alibaba GM, Yan Limin has been sentenced to seven years of prison for accepting two large bribes during his tenure at Alibaba alongwith several other former Alibaba employees from Juhuasuan and Taobao who were found guilty of bribery by Hangzhou court. He was the then manager of Alibaba’s Juhuasuan group-buying venture, and was arrested last year for same charges. …

Britain To Curb Prono, Apply Filters Through ISPs

The whole world seems to be on the drive for banning Pornographic Content. With Britain being the latest one, David Cameron revealed a plan to block access to pornography sites and asked UK Internet services to take necessary steps. While the can’t stay away People can still have access by submitting an Opting out request to their ISP. Request was …

FISA Court Renews Metadata Collection Program For 90 Days

No matter how much protest are voiced against this, the US feds are not in mood of stop spying. Recently the US FISA Secret Court renewed the Law that enables FBI and NSA to monitor and spy on every call being made in USA on “Public Interests”. There have been lots of questions raised about this Autocratic law that intrudes …

HBO Asks Google To Take Down VLC

HBO as they say it’s not TV It’s HBO, have gone a step further in their slogan as they requested Google to take down our beloved Open Source media player VLC which is not a TV show or company in any way citing some copyright infringement issues on media player. The awkward request came from HBO media house to Google …

Pixar Video On NSA Surveillance Hits Youtube

There’s been a lot in news about the recent NSA intrusion in our daily lives with reports in USA about the PRISM project and their security code contribution in Android. This has inspired some local guys to come up with an interesting animation based on Pixar logo animation titled “USA vs NSA” gaining almost 1 million views on Youtube. The …

Asylum Request For Edward Snowden Accepted By Venezuela

Looks like Edward Snowden will have to globe trot for his asylum request. He spent a few days in Russia, but after the US extradition request he will now need to flee Russia. WikiLeaks Legal Adviser Sarah Harrison has submitted asylum applications and requests for asylum assistance to a raft of countries on his behalf including India and China. But …