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Tuesday, 12 Aug 2014

SingTel to be involved in Google's US$300 million high-speed Internet cable project

SingTel to be involved in Google's US$300 million high-speed Internet cable project

Google has announced plans to build and operate FASTER, a high-speed internet Trans-Pacific cable system that will connect the US with Chikura and Shima in Japan. SingTel will also be involved in this project.

Thursday, 7 Aug 2014

Russian hacker ring reportedly steals 1.2 billion Internet credentials

Russian hacker ring reportedly steals 1.2 billion Internet credentials

A Russian hacker group, dubbed "CyberVor" by security experts, had reportedly amassed a collection of some 1.2 billion user name and password combinations and more than 500 million email addresses, yet the credibility of this report lies in question. Details within.

Tuesday, 5 Aug 2014

Facebook hit with international class action privacy lawsuit

Facebook hit with international class action privacy lawsuit

An Austrian privacy activist has launched an international class action lawsuit against Facebook for breaching European data protection law. Anyone outside of the US and Canada with a Facebook account can join the lawsuit which is seeking damages of €500 per user.

Friday, 1 Aug 2014

Xiaomi responds to allegations that its phones are sending personal data to Chinese servers secretly

Xiaomi responds to allegations that its phones are sending personal data to Chinese servers secretly

In a nutshell, Xiaomi says that's not true. More details after the jump.

Friday, 25 Jul 2014

ViewQwest expands U.S. connectivity with New York point of presence

ViewQwest expands U.S. connectivity with New York point of presence

ViewQwest has announced that it has established a point of presence in New York to enable faster connectivity between Singapore and the U.S. East Coast.

Google to buy Twitch for US$1 billion

Google to buy Twitch for US$1 billion

Google has reportedly reached a deal to buy livestreaming video network Twitch for US$1 billion, according to a VentureBeat report citing "sources familiar with the matter."

Thursday, 24 Jul 2014

Marvel gives you access to 13,000 comics at US$0.99

Marvel gives you access to 13,000 comics at US$0.99

In celebration of the Comic-Con currently held in San Diego, you will get access to the entire Marvel Unlimited catalog of 13,000 comics for a month at just US$0.99.

Tuesday, 22 Jul 2014

Edward Snowden says Dropbox is

Edward Snowden says Dropbox is "hostile to privacy"

Dropbox may be one of the Internet's most popular cloud storage services, but NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden isn't a fan. In a recent interview with The Guardian, Snowden called Dropbox a "targeted, wannabe PRISM partner" that is "very hostile to privacy."

Friday, 18 Jul 2014

Google+ drops controversial real name policy after three years

Google+ drops controversial real name policy after three years

For three years, Google has forced Google+ users to use their real names, or face a ban from the social network. This week, Google changed its tune, allowing users to use any name they choose, in the "hope that today's change is a step toward making Google+ the welcoming and inclusive place that we want it to be."

Thursday, 17 Jul 2014

Google adds bitcoin price conversions

Google adds bitcoin price conversions

Good news for anyone who obsessively tracks the roller coaster ride that is bitcoin currency value, the digital currency has now been added to Google's currency conversion feature.

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