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Lenovo was found installing malicious adware on new computers

Lenovo has been caught installing a malicious adware named “Superfish” on new computers. The adware would inject third-party announcements on Google search results on Explorer and Chrome browsers (Firefox seems to be immune). While it may sound harmless for the computer, some users are reporting that it automatically installs a self-signed security certificate, which would allow it to take a peek on sensible data informations, such as bank accounts, emails and passwords.

Mark Hopkins – a Lenovo community administrator – states the following:

We have temporarily removed Superfish from our consumer systems until such time as Superfish is able to provide a software build that addresses these issues. As for units already in market, we have requested that Superfish auto-update a fix that addresses these issues.

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Facebook changes the “Like” and “Share” button, for the first time ever.

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Yes, you heard it right. Facebook is going to change its Like and Share buttons appearance across the web. Since the launch back in 2004, it is one of the very few things that has not changed at all. Same looks, same place, same target. It has even spread across nearly every website so much that it is harder to avoid it than encountering it, making the social network go beyond the facebook.com boundaries.  Read More…

Project Loon; this is how Google wants to bring Internet worldwide using aerostatics balloons

Forget the advanced fibre channel or fast 3G modem and think outside the box; at the moment, most of world countries cannot have Internet access. For Google the next step for bringing the Internet worldwide is not made of pylons for mobile connectivity.

There are many geographical obstacles such mountains, jungles, islands, lakes and stuff and to solve these kind of issues, Google came up with a curious idea by taking  the challenge above the surface; bring at twice the altitude where commercial airplane flies aerostatics balloons to spread the Web around the globe. Difficulty about this project is well known, and the “Loon” name is not a coincidence; nevertheless, in New Zealand Google has already started testing and first results are encouraging for improving this new technology. Read More…

Google Reader is shutting down the first of July; “usage of Google Reader has declined”

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The news feed aggregator by Mountain View is shutting down the first of July. In the years it had an extremely big success thanks to the versatility and the number of clients available for every platform out there. Launched quite on late considering the advent of RSS, Reader got a loyal base to stand on. On the other side, usage decreased having not as much users as before.

There are two simple reasons for this: usage of Google Reader has declined, and as a company we’re pouring all of our energy into fewer products. We think that kind of focus will make for a better user experience. Read More…

The new one column, Facebook Timeline is here; how to get it as soon as possible

The Facebook Timeline made upset many users after it replaced the old but gold Wall. With a new event, Zuckerberg presented the new Timeline, which features a complete restyle of how we know Facebook.

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