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Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg summoned by Iranian court

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg summoned by Iranian court

The Associated Press has revealed in a recent report that Facebook founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg has been summoned by an Iranian judge, to seek response from him about allegations that Facebook apps have breached people's privacy.

The judge has asked Zuckerberg to appear in the court and explain his standpoint with regard to accusations by some unidentified Iranians as to why their privacy is being invaded by Instagram and WhatsApp.

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YouTube announces some useful new features for content creators

YouTube announces some useful new features for content creators

In a Friday announcement, Google's popular video-sharing service YouTube said that it is unfolding a new mechanism for its content creators to make money and manage their accounts while they are on the go.

YouTube said in its announcement that it plans to release a horde of new features "in the coming months," including a separate app for managing channels, as well as crowdsourced captioning, and a way for fans to make direct payments to content creators.

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Facebook rolls out new ‘Privacy Checkup’ initiative

Facebook rolls out new ‘Privacy Checkup’ initiative

Close on the heels of its recent launch of a number of new initiatives which give the users the ability to share more information, social network Facebook has now announced its 'Privacy Checkup' initiative.

The new 'Privacy Checkup' initiative is now being rolled out by Facebook to all its nearly 1.28 billion users. The new feature will run through all the parts of the users' Facebook page so as to ensure that users are aware about the people with who can see their information --- close friends, networks, or the general public.

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EBay urges users to change passwords after cyberattack compromised company database

EBay urges users to change passwords after cyberattack compromised company datab

In a statement released on Wednesday, online global marketplace eBay notified its users that a company database was recently accessed by hackers in a cyberattack. The company has urged the users to change their passwords.

Informing the users that the cyberattack affected a database with encrypted passwords and non-financial data, eBay said that users who used their eBay passwords for other sites should change the credentials on the other sites too.

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Get Ready for Digital Advertising on Refrigerators and Thermostats

Get Ready for Digital Advertising on Refrigerators and Thermostats

As per Google communication to SEC in December, in coming years, advertisements could be noticed on consumer electronics including refrigerators, thermostats and watches. Do not be surprised, if the commercials are shown on your car dashboards in near future.

Google has not divulged any details about the mobile advertising revenue. The company added that it is difficult to define mobile devices right now as the tablets are more like desktop computers these days, with amazing resolution and big screen size.

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Cloud storage service Box revamps its Android app

Cloud storage service Box revamps its Android app

In a Tuesday announcement, cloud storage service Box said that it has rolled out an overhauled version of its Android app, which now boasts a new interface with notably better navigation and discovery tools.

The revamped version of Box's Android app has been released months after the cloud storage service rolled out a completely overhauled version of its iOS app in January. That overhaul made it easier for iOS users to manage files on mobile devices as well as synchronize them across the Web and desktop.

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Facebook introduces puzzling new relationship Ask feature

Facebook introduces puzzling new relationship Ask feature

Social network Facebook has recently introduces a perplexing new function for the 'Ask' feature. The new function gives the users the ability to inquire into the relationship status of other Facebook members without actually having to interact with them.

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Sandvine report: Netflix's share of peak Internet traffic increases

Sandvine report: Netflix's share of peak Internet traffic increases

According to a new report from Canadian networking services firm Sandvine, the first half of 2014 has witnessed an increase in Netflix's share of fixed-line Internet traffic in North America.

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Writers Guild of America West has "implored" FCC to keep Internet open and free

Writers Guild of America West has "implored" FCC to keep Internet open and free

Expressing concerns that the US Federal Communications Commission (FCC)'s new 'Net Neutrality' rules will pave the way for paid prioritization or discrimination among Internet traffic, the Writers Guild of America West has "implored" the FCC to keep the Internet open and free.

In a recently-written letter to the FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler, the guild raised concerns about Wheeler's proposed Net Neutrality rules which underscore his apparently preference for an approach that uses existing authority for creating new rules that measure up with the courts.

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More than 100 tech firms oppose FCC’s new ‘net neutrality’ plan

More than 100 tech firms oppose FCC’s new ‘net neutrality’ plan

In an open letter written to the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) Chairman Tom Wheeler and the agency's four commissioners, over 100 tech firms have voiced their opposition of the new 'net neutrality' plan which would regulate how Web traffic is managed by Internet service providers (ISPs).

With the FCC scheduled to vote on the new 'net neutrality' plan on May 15, the letter by the tech companies - including Microsoft, Netflix, Google, Amazon. com, Facebook and Twitter, among others - has warned that the new plan underscored "grave threat to the Internet."

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