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Path App Unfriended By Facebook Due To Privacy Controversy
2013-05-06 10:56:05

Michael Harper for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online Finally, a privacy blunder Facebook isn't a part of. The social networking giant has likely grown accustomed to answering for their ever-shifting privacy regulations and difficult to understand privacy settings. This weekend Facebook was able to stand on the winning side of a privacy scandal as they blocked Path from using their “Find Friends” feature. The smaller Path social network faced some scrutiny last...

Microsoft Migrates 400 Million Outlook Users
2013-05-03 19:00:17

Michael Harper for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online Microsoft has just announced they´ve finally finished migrating every Hotmail user over to the new Outlook.com service, leaving them with more than 400 million active accounts. In a blog post, Microsoft group program manager Dick Craddock says there were over 150 petabytes of email shuffled from one service to another in a total of six weeks. Craddock also notes 125 million active users are accessing their accounts on a...

Google Drive And Gmail Went Down Today
2013-04-17 11:00:08

Michael Harper for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online Reports are coming in this morning that Google Drive and Gmail have been hit with service disruptions, upsetting many customers and leading to the inevitably predictable Twitter outbursts. According to Google´s App Status Dashboard, Gmail, Google Drive, Documents, Spreadsheets, Presentations and Groups are all experiencing a “service disruption” as of 11:30 EST. Google´s Admin control pale and API is...

2013-04-16 23:01:12

GiGi becomes first mobile app to provide users with a secure file, email, and text sharing network. One of its primary features is the ability to set message life spans and delete messages that have been sent to other GiGi users. (PRWEB) April 16, 2013 Nowadays, phones are more valuable than the combined contents of wallets, purses, and confidential files. Mobile devices have become a safety deposit box littered with social security numbers, credit card info, and top secret files and...

Google Helps Plan For The Digital Afterlife
2013-04-12 18:31:03

Enid Burns for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online Estate planning is never fun. But digital estate planning is the next big step in making sure all of your belongings and assets go to those who can manage your email, files, photos and videos after you're gone. This week, Google posted on its Public Policy Blog it has created the Inactive Account Manager for just this occasion. It does take some planning. It's something that is coming up more often. What happens to a Facebook...

Google Privacy Director Steps Down
2013-04-02 10:35:18

Peter Suciu for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online When Alma Whitten took over as Google´s new director of privacy in October 2010, CNet noted that she was taking on one of the Google´s most important yet most difficult jobs. Whitten announced on Monday she would be stepping down from the position. She will reportedly remain at the company during the transition, which could take at least a couple of months. It has been reported Whitten, who has headed up the...

2013-03-07 23:04:08

Email CRM Contactually recently raised a $1 million seed round from Point Nine Capital, Boston Seed Capital and 500 Startups. The new capital will allow the Contactually team to largely focus on new value-add integration partnerships via the API. Washington, DC (PRWEB) March 07, 2013 Contactually, a Washington D.C.-based technology startup, today announced a $1 million seed round lead by early stage venture capital firms Point Nine Capital and Boston Seed Capital. Existing investors,...

FBI Pries Info From Google On Over 1,000 Users
2013-03-06 12:48:19

Michael Harper for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online As an extension of their policy of being “open,” Google often releases “Transparency Reports” detailing the types of traffic they handle as well as requests they receive from national governments and law enforcement agencies. Sometimes these are requests to remove content from their sites, such as controversial and incendiary videos on YouTube. Additionally, governments and law enforcement agencies...


Word of the Day
vermicular
  • Like a worm in form or movement; vermiform; tortuous or sinuous; also, writhing or wriggling.
  • Like the track or trace of a worm; appearing as if worm-eaten; vermiculate.
  • Marked with fine, close-set, wavy or tortuous lines of color; vermiculated.
  • A form of rusticated masonry which is so wrought as to appear thickly indented with worm-tracks.
This word ultimately comes from the Latin 'vermis,' worm.
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