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Bad day for LinkedIn: 6.5 million hashed passwords reportedly leaked – change yours now

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Already in the spotlight over concerns that its iOS app collects full meeting notes and details from a device’s calendar and sends them back to the company in plain text, LinkedIn user accounts are now said to have been compromised, with 6.5 million hashes or encrypted passwords reportedly leaked. Norweigan...
Bad day for LinkedIn: 6.5 million hashed passwords reportedly leaked – change yours now

Change Your LinkedIn Password Right Now! (LNKD)

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6.5 million encrypted LinkedIn passwords have leaked, reports Norwegian IT site Dagens IT. The passwords were shared via a Russian hacker site, and security researcher Per Thorsheim confirms that the leak is legit. LinkedIn hasn't offered any statement on the incident at the time of this writing, but we would...
Change Your LinkedIn Password Right Now! (LNKD)
6.46 million hashed LinkedIn passwords reportedly leaked online

FTC hits Google with $22.5 million fine for Safari tracking

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The government organization says that it's the largest penalty ever for a violation of a Commission Order. [Read more]...
FTC hits Google with $22.5 million fine for Safari tracking

6.5 million LinkedIn passwords reportedly leaked online

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A hacker says he's posted 6.5 million LinkedIn passwords on the Web. [Read more]...
6.5 million LinkedIn passwords reportedly leaked online

Indiegogo Raises $15 Million Series A To Make Crowdfunding Go Mainstream

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Indiegogo, the website that allows people to contribute money to the causes, artistic projects, and small companies they support, has attracted a good amount of success in the four years since it was founded in early 2008: 100,000 projects have been funded in more than 196 countries through the...
Indiegogo Raises $15 Million Series A To Make Crowdfunding Go Mainstream

The Largest Ever 3D Map of the Universe

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Watch the universe unfold ... in 1.5 minutes. The Apache Point Observatory in New Mexico features, among other things, a 2.5-meter wide-angle optical telescope. That telescope captures images using drift scanning, or time-delay integration -- which makes use of the Earth's rotation to record single strips of sky. Since 2000,...
The Largest Ever 3D Map of the Universe
6.5M hashed LinkedIn passwords reportedly leaked, following app concerns

6.5 Million LinkedIn Passwords Reportedly Leaked, LinkedIn Is “Looking Into” It

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If you’re a LinkedIn user, do yourself a favor and change your password right now — according to a new report from Dagens IT, nearly 6.5 million encrypted LinkedIn passwords were dumped onto a Russian hacker site. The news comes right on the heels of yet another user security kerfuffle,...
6.5 Million LinkedIn Passwords Reportedly Leaked, LinkedIn Is “Looking Into” It

How iPad app Paper helped boost Cosmonaut stylus sales almost tenfold

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Steve Jobs may have said “nobody wants a stylus” when unveiling the iPhone for the first time in a Macworld keynote in 2007, but five years later the smartphone and tablet accessory is enjoying a revival, with Apple’s iPad ironically leading the way. Today, there are many styluses from which to...
How iPad app Paper helped boost Cosmonaut stylus sales almost tenfold

With Creator, augmented reality startup Layar shifts focus to ‘interactive print’

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Dutch startup Layar has long been considered one of the front-runners in the augmented reality space, building mobile apps that enable Android smartphone and iPhone owners to use their handset’s camera to ‘see’ digital information on top of AR-enhanced objects in the real world. The apps will continue to be...
With Creator, augmented reality startup Layar shifts focus to ‘interactive print’

AmEx to Offer a Prepaid Debit Card that Rewards Users in FarmVille Cash

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American Express and Zynga are rolling out a rewards program today that will allow players to earn virtual currency when they spend money in the real world. For FarmVille fans willing to jump through a number of hoops, including signing up for a Zynga-branded prepaid card from American Express, they will...
AmEx to Offer a Prepaid Debit Card that Rewards Users in FarmVille Cash

Here Are The Zynga Insiders Who Cashed Out Just Before The Stock Crashed... (ZNGA)

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In April, Zynga conducted a "secondary stock offering" in which insiders dumped 43 million shares of stock at $12 a share, raking in about $516 million. Yesterday, four months later, Zynga reported a horrible quarter, and the stock plunged to $3. In other words, Zynga insiders cashed out at exactly...
Here Are The Zynga Insiders Who Cashed Out Just Before The Stock Crashed... (ZNGA)

Last.fm suspected password breach weeks ago

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The security breach that led to millions of Last.fm passwords being compromised happened at least three months ago — and remained undetected, despite the fact that the company suspected in May that it had been targeted. On Thursday the CBS-owned, London-based music website became the latest website — after LinkedIn...
Last.fm suspected password breach weeks ago

Here's How To Change Your LinkedIn Password After Today's Security Breach (LNKD)

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News broke this morning that LinkedIn may have lost about 6.5 million passwords in a security breach. LinkedIn says it's looking into the matter. But in the meantime, we suggest you play it safe and change your password. If you use the same password on other services, we suggest changing...
Here's How To Change Your LinkedIn Password After Today's Security Breach (LNKD)
'Infinity Blade' is Epic Games' most profitable game ever, says CEO

Introducing GigaOM Books

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Here at GigaOM, we’ve followed the tectonic shifts happening in book publishing pretty closely.  From Laura Owen’s great daily analysis of all things e-books to Mathew’s thoughtful takes on how publishers are adapting, to the occasional analysis from yours truly, we consistently analyze what the changes, big and small, mean for...
Introducing GigaOM Books
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Google agrees to pay largest fine in FTC history for bypassing Safari privacy settings

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Google on Thursday agreed to pay a record $22.5 million penalty for illegally sidestepping security settings in Apple's Safari web browser, bringing an end to a six month investigation aimed at better protecting consumers' privacy rights online....
Google agrees to pay largest fine in FTC history for bypassing Safari privacy settings

Ouya console ends Kickstarter campaign $8.5 million richer

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Blowing past its $950,000 fundraising goal, Ouya developer Boxer8 has uncovered consumer interest in a different kind of game console. [Read more]...
Ouya console ends Kickstarter campaign $8.5 million richer

Dhingana presses its claim as the ‘Spotify of India’ after hitting 10.5m monthly users

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Indian video service Dhingana has revealed that it saw 10.5 million visitors last month, a figure that, the Bollywood specialist says, makes it the largest legal streaming music in the Asian country. India is in the midst of a video content revolution, with a number of music video and movie...
Dhingana presses its claim as the ‘Spotify of India’ after hitting 10.5m monthly users

Another Big Exit For NY Startups: SinglePlatform Gets Acquired For $100 Million By Contant Contact

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SinglePlatform has been acquired for $100 million by small business marketing tools company, Constant Contact. SinglePlatform was founded by Wiley Cerilli in 2010, and it has only raised about $5 million in venture capital. Cerilli sent out a company-wide message announcing the news this morning: "In my last company wide...
Another Big Exit For NY Startups: SinglePlatform Gets Acquired For $100 Million By Contant Contact

Facebook to experiment with access for under-13s

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Facebook is exploring options to connect kids to its social network, while ensuring it obeys federal laws. According to the Wall Street Journal, the social network is pushing for a more formalized structure for under-13s in an effort to curb users registering under a false age. Consumer Reports currently...
Facebook to experiment with access for under-13s

Wattpad raises $17 million to become the YouTube of writing

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Wattpad, which describes itself as the world’s largest online community of readers and writers, has raised a Series B funding round of $17.3 million from a group of venture funds led by Khosla Ventures and including Yahoo co-founder Jerry Yang. The Toronto-based company announced the financing news on Wednesday...
Wattpad raises $17 million to become the YouTube of writing

It's official: Google agrees to pay hefty $22.5M fine in Safari bypass dispute

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We reported last week that the Federal Trade Commission voted to fine Google $22.5 million for violating browser security settings in Safari, but now Google has agreed to pay the amount and finally settle its dispute. According to the press release (via MarketWatch):  Google to pay $22.5 million to settle FTC dispute...
It's official: Google agrees to pay hefty $22.5M fine in Safari bypass dispute
Google Settles With FTC, Agrees To Pay $22.5M Penalty For Bypassing Safari Privacy Settings

In Fight Over Largest Fine Ever, FTC Commissioners Disagreed Over Whether Google Should Admit Fault

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As expected, Google will pay $22.5 million to settle with the FTC over violating its October 2011 privacy settlement. Google is in trouble because it told users of the Safari browser, via a help page, that they did not have to worry about being tracked because Safari blocks cookies by...
In Fight Over Largest Fine Ever, FTC Commissioners Disagreed Over Whether Google Should Admit Fault

Ex-Facebookers launch MemSQL to make your database fly

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With Facebook engineers, it appears the high-performance database apple doesn’t far fall from the tree. On Monday, former Facebookers Eric Frenkiel and Nikita Shamgunov (who also spent six years as a senior engineer on Microsoft SQL Server) launched a startup called MemSQL that seeks to speed relational databases by taking...
Ex-Facebookers launch MemSQL to make your database fly
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Astrology, SongPop, Shufflr, Klout, Pinterest, Bing and more on this week's top 20 growing Facebook apps by DAU

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Kudos Media’s Astrology gained the most daily active users this week on our list of top growing Facebook apps by DAU. The titles below grew between 100,000 and 4.5 million DAU, based on AppData, our data tracking service covering growth for apps on Facebook. Top Gainers This Week Name DAU Gain Gain...
Astrology, SongPop, Shufflr, Klout, Pinterest, Bing and more on this week's top 20 growing Facebook apps by DAU
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