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MySpaceID: Massively Improved and Integrated on Yahoo’s Home Page

Just because Facebook has more total users and just released Facebook Connect for iPhone doesn’t mean that MySpace is any less relevant.

In fact, they’ve been avidly working behind the scenes to support open standards in ways that are pretty revolutionary. Today their efforts have come to fruition with some major new announcements for MySpaceID, their identity platform that goes head-to-head with Facebook Connect.

MySpaceID will now pull in a member’s full profile to support streaming of user activities from MySpace to any site on the Web, it now integrates with OAuth and OpenID, and developers can get access to new MySpaceID SDKs. Also big news is that MySpace has partnered with Yahoo! to support MySpaceID login on Yahoo’s home page.
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Created by Asia 1 year 22 weeks ago – Made popular 1 year 22 weeks ago
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Master Of The Online Universe

The co-founder of Google dreams of one day going into space, but for the moment, he has much more down-to-earth ambitions - digitising every book ever published and helping to find a cure for Parkinson's disease.

Sergey Brin started to change the world for the first time in 1995, when he was 21 years old. Fourteen years later, he looks about to do it all over again. When the Stamford researcher working on his doctorate got together with fellow student Larry Page, Google was born. The internet search engine is now so powerful that it is a household name on every continent and, arguably, the most powerful media organisation in the world.

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"Koobface" Worm Resurfaces on Facebook, MySpace

Facebook, MySpace Hit By Koobface Worm

Security experts are warning users of Facebook, MySpace and other social networking communities to be on guard against a new strain of the "Koobface" worm, which spreads by tricking users into responding to a message apparently sent from one of their friends.

The latest version of Koobface arrives as an invitation from a user's friend or contact, inviting the recipient to click on a link and view a video at a counterfeit YouTube site. Visitors are told they need to install an Adobe Flash plug-in to view the video.

The bogus plug-in instead installs a Trojan horse program that gives Koobface author(s) control over the infected user's computer, according to security firm Trend Micro, which documented the new strain on its blog.

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Adiós Diego: Argentine Judges Cleanse The Internet

Since 2006, Internet users in Argentina have been blocked from searching for information about some of country's most notable individuals. Over 100 people have successfully secured temporary restraining orders that direct Google and Yahoo! Argentina to scrub the results of search queries. The list of censorship-seeking celebrities includes judges, public officials, models and actors, as well as the world-cup soccer star and national team head coach Diego Maradona.

Both Yahoo! and Google have implemented the court-order mandated filtering, although only Yahoo! has implemented complete blocking of all results for specific names. Both search engines have appealed the numerous restraining orders, and in a few cases, the firms have been fined for not sufficiently complying with some of the courts' censorship demands.

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Facebook Backs Down On Privacy Terms

Facing a federal complaint from a leading privacy advocacy organization and a revolt of tens of thousands of its users, Facebook on Tuesday night backed down from what many have seen as an onerous privacy policy.

Facebook informed all its users that it has, temporarily at least, reverted its terms of service to the previous version.
(Credit: Screenshot by CNET Networks)

The policy had seemed to grant Facebook perpetual rights to users' uploaded content, and the threatened complaint from the Electronic Privacy Information Center (EPIC) had demanded, essentially, that the social-networking service return to its previous terms.

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg wrote in a blog post late Tuesday that the company had decided to do just that:

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Google Latitude: Track Your Family & (Consenting) Friends.

"Hello, where are you?" or "Hello, guess where I'm call you from?"

These questions will perhaps become useless with the latest Google's localization gadget.

On Wednesday 4 February, the portal made Google Latitude available for 27 countries.

Google Latitude is a localization function included in the mobile version of Google Maps (since v3), working with all operators, provided you have access to mobile Internet.

The idea is to allow people from your Google and Gmail contacts lists to see on Google Maps an icon of yourself and stating where you are geographically.

Conversely, you can see where your contacts are and view their status. But also display a route that will lead you to the person of your choice.

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Doodle 4 Google — Tell Us What You Wish For The World

Today, we're announcing our second annual Doodle 4 Google contest in the U.S. Google doodles are the special "dressed-up" logos we run on our homepage for holidays and other events, and Doodle 4 Google is an opportunity for one child to have his/her artwork displayed on our homepage as a doodle for hundreds of millions of people to see. This year's theme is "What I Wish for the World," as we really want to tap into not only children's creativity but also what they want their future to look like.

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Praise for Morpeth Google Doodler

A DAZZLING doodle by a Morpeth teenager was given high praise in a national competition.
Lewis Giffin, a Year Ten student at the town's King Edward VI School, reached the Regional Finals of the Doodle 4 Google — My Community event, where young people were asked to design a Google logo with a community theme.

Google said: "We were very impressed with Lewis' doodle for its artistic merit, creativity, interpretation of the My Community theme and the supporting statement.

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Drupal security releases 5.13 and 6.7 available for download

Although these releases are not really bringing any new feature compared to previous releases 6.6 and 5.13, they correct multiple vulnerabilities and weaknesses that were discovered in both Drupal 5.x and 6.x branches.

All 5.x versions prior to 5.13 and all 6.x versions prior to 6.7 may be compromized by "Cross Site Request Forgery" and "Cross Site Scripting" attacks.

More details on these vulnerabilities can be found on the page: SA-2008-073.

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A new DoFollow Drigg site is born.....

DoFollowNet will welcome your articles as long as they are well written, interesting and not too spammy.

You can use the HTML tag within your text to add DoFollow links to your own site, but the editing team will review all links and remove blatant spam.

Want to create your own Digg-like site? That's easy to do with Drigg, a Digg clone based on Drupal, one of the best CMS (Content Management System).

Easy to install (if you carefully follow the detailed instructions), easy to manage, your Digg clone can be ready to run in less than a couple of hours.

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Created by admin 1 year 47 weeks ago – Made popular 1 year 36 weeks ago
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