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April 20, 2015
by sjvn01
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Twitter allows anyone to send you a direct message: This is an upgrade?

Is this a feature or a bug? Twitter, the popular 140-character social network, has now made it easier than ever for anyone to send you a Direct Message. Twitter allows anyone to send you a direct message: This is an … Continue reading

July 1, 2013
by sjvn01
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Microsoft’s Yammer integrates Klout social networking scores

Many people think Klout, the social network reputation measuring service, scores are nonsense. They’re not. People get hired because of their Klout scores, and now your next promotion may be determined by your Klout score since Microsoft will be integrating … Continue reading

June 14, 2013
by sjvn01
Comments Off on Six ways to protect yourself from the NSA and other eavesdroppers

Six ways to protect yourself from the NSA and other eavesdroppers

Worried sick about the NSA, or someone else, looking over your shoulder? Well, you can do things that will make it harder for someone to eavesdrop on you. That’s the good news. The bad news is that all these things … Continue reading