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February 12, 2013
by sjvn01
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Raytheon Riot: Defense spying is coming to social networks

According to the Guardian, multi-national security company Raytheon has developed Rapid Information Overlay Technology (Riot), a big data, social-networking spy program. With Riot, a user — typically a government official — will be able to pull together your life-history; your … Continue reading

January 26, 2013
by sjvn01
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Google+ moves up to second place in social networks

Last year, many people dismissed Google’s Google+ social network as a “virtual ghost town.” That was then. This is now. According to GlobalWebIndex, Google+, with 343-million active users, has become the second largest social network globally. As Vic Gundotra, Google’s … Continue reading

December 21, 2012
by sjvn01
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Five good Instagram replacements

Some people believe that Facebook’s Instagram recently changed terms of service policy change is nothing-less than an attempt to steal the rights to their photos.. Facebook claims they’re just clarifying their rights and that “It is not our intention to … Continue reading