Despite the stringent measures being put in place by software makers far and wide, large-scale security breaches remain a black cloud over modern technology, and today, a Russian Bitcoin site has leaked a total of 5 million Gmail addresses and passwords. Initially, it was suspected that the leaks were of passwords specific to the Gmail account in question, although now, it seems that the credentials have been snatched from external websites of users who signed up using a Google email.

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One of the issues that have plagued Facebook – the largest social network on the planet – since time immemorial is privacy, or rather, the lack thereof. The website has been the target of a lot of privacy related conspiracy theories as well, and even though Facebook has tried time and again to address privacy concerns, nothing has ever been enough.

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Mobile security is very much in the news right now and for obvious reasons, with some celebrities having had some of their most compromising photos and video pop up online following an apparent iCloud security breach. Whether it is an actual security breach or simply the result of poor password choices, the incident has many considering the security of their data.

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If you thought that your expensive Wi-Fi access point or router was secure, you may need to think again after a flaw was found in at least two of the chipsets used by hardware manufacturers.

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Learning to play the piano properly has never been something that most of us can just walk into cold, but there are techniques that can be used in order to try and make the learning process as easy as possible. Georgia Tech, for example, created some gloves which vibrate in order to help people learn how to play. Ingenious stuff.

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Theft of personal, digital devices is fairly rampant, but thanks to the introduction of kill-switches, those snatching the gadgets of others are now often left with a bricked product that cannot be used or sold at will. It’s not much consolation to the victim, but it has made a noticeable difference to smartphone theft in that the numbers have dropped off significantly. Now, a new law has been passed in California that means by 2015, any handset sold in the state will need to be kitted up with its very own kill-switch, and although most top-end devices now ship with such measures right out of the box, this new move will ensure that all new smartphones include something similar.

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When Facebook brought Stickers to Facebook Messenger they weren’t completely successful in making everyone buy into what it was trying to achieve. Ostensibly just giant emoji with an element of semi-personalization by allowing users to buy new stickers beyond what is available by default, Stickers are either something you love and can’t stop using, or something you just couldn’t care less about.

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Although they don’t garner as much attention from the consumer end of the tech spectrum, security conferences are actually pivotal to the overall health of modern technology. Exposing flaws and lapses in both software and hardware, they greatly benefit the wider ecosystem, and whether you’re a jailbreaker, modder or out-and-out hacker, your staple tech diet is in some way affected by the world of security exploits.

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Apple CEO Tim Cook has joined with the current Ice Bucket Challenge drive and had a bucket of freezing cold water dumped over his head in order to raise awareness of Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis.

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Mobile phone plans are often quite expensive, but confusingly so. There’s nothing worse than not really knowing how much money you have left or how long it will last because you’re never really sure how much voice calls or text messages will cost. T-Mobile is trying to simplify the whole arrangement, and in doing so it may even have managed to make things cheaper for us too.

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If you’re one of the millions of individuals around the world that suffers from the daily frustration of plugging in a USB cable the wrong way then prepare yourself to be overcome with relief and hysterical excitement. The USB 3.0 Promoter Group has today announced the finalization of a specification that defines a new type of USB cable, bringing to an end the anger and confusion that’s felt by us all on a daily basis.

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The fact that, some time ago, Facebook decided to separate the Messenger segment of its service into a standalone mobile app wasn’t too much of an issue when it initially went down. After all, users could still easily continue to communicate using the official app, and the Facebook Messenger app was a convenient service dedicated to IM only. However, as users have noticed over the past couple of months, Facebook for iOS and Android is now a message-free zone, which, aside from being inconvenient, seems a tad unnecessary. Luckily, there’s a way to circumvent the limitation, and whether you’re rocking Facebook Messenger for Apple’s iOS or Google’s Android platform, you’ll find a fairly simple workaround below.

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Microsoft has been on the Web for 20 years, and to celebrate, has given us a throwback in the form of its first ever live webpage. As you’d expect, it looks more than antiquated, and as well as demonstrating how far things have come along both in terms of design and the complexities of the Web through the past two decades, makes us feel incredibly grateful that we don’t have to see sights, or sites, like it anymore.

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Even though Uber had its fair share of naysayers from the get-go, it has established itself as a genuine threat to the ordinary cab, with folks happy to pay for the efficient, smart, high-end travel. Only what started out as a plush experience has become gradually more affordable, and today, Uber has launched UberPool, a service that connects strangers riding similar routes and allowing them to share the fare.

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The Internet is not a safe haven as it once was, with many online attacks happening on an almost daily basis. If that thought brought you to the edge of your seat, then today’s report might leave you with your jaw hitting the floor.

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They do say that the devil is in the details, but we’re not sure that many people will have gone to quite the extremes that it seems someone on Facebook’s design team did when left along with the icon that hides a user’s notifications.

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Smartwatches and fitness bands are all the rage right now, with large companies like Fitbit, Nike and Motorola throwing their hats into the ring in an effort to be the device that sits on your wrist and monitors your movement or, in the case of the more adventurous devices, acts as an extension of your smartphone.

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Even though we presumed that all of the avenues for a popular IM app had already been explored, the guys at Snapchat had other ideas, and over the past couple of years, particularly among the younger, college-age generations, it has continued to thrive. With Facebook having already made the purchase of Instagram and, more recently, WhatsApp, it’s clear that Mark Zuckerberg and his social company wants to flex its considerable clout in this industry and go head-to-head with a new app by the name of Bolt.

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As part of its continuing effort to focus on user-experience and force the majority of mobile users of its service to download and install the official Messenger app, Facebook has reiterated the fact that the built-in chat and messaging functionality will soon disappear from the main Facebook app. The Palo Alto based social network has plied significant resources into developing and improving the Facebook mobile experience over the last twenty-four months, with the standalone Facebook Messenger app spearheading that internal initiative. Over the next few days users who still have access to the chat functionality within the main Facebook app will be receiving notifications to warn them of the impending change.

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When Apple recently announced its latest financial results, there was little to get too excited about. Big sales are a given these days for Apple, but with new products not expected for another month or two, the analysts that like to make so much noise just haven’t had too much to feed on, making this particular call even more boring than usual.

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