What’s in an (Email Address) Name?

Your email address is often the first impression you give potential customers and clients. And you never get a second chance at that first impression, so make it a good one. If you want to be perceived as a professional, you need to think about your entire brand. Your email address represents both you and … Read more

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LivingSocial Hacked, Time to Change Your Passwords

LivingSocial has been hacked, revealing more than 50 million people’s usernames, names, birth dates, passwords, and email addresses. Here’s what you need to know. LivingSocial’s breach was found out by tech site All Things D when they acquired an internal memo from LivingSocial. The good news is that while the hackers managed to get a lot of customer … Read more

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The House Just Passed The CISPA Cybersecurity Bill — Here’s Why The Internet Is Up In Arms

The U.S. House of Representatives has passed the controversial Cyber Intelligence Sharing and Protect Act (CISPA) by a vote of 288 to 127, RT reports. Declan McCullough of CNET details why the bill — which encourages private businesses to voluntarily share “cyberthreat information” with the U.S. government —has privacy advocates up in arms. McCullough explains that the legislation “authorizes federal agencies to conduct warrantless searches of information … Read more

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Facebook Announces ‘Timeline’ Profile Pages Getting a New Look

Facebook is making more changes. These are, of course, familiar words by now. Just days after unveiling its new homepage and weeks after announcing Facebook Graph Search (both of which are still being rolled out to users), Facebook said on Wednesday it’s making changes to the “Timeline” or profile pages on the social network. It’s a good thing too because with the simplicity … Read more

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Google’s Inactive Account Manager secures your digital existence after you kick the bucket

If you’re worried about what will happen to your mounds of digital data when you pass away, Google has just announced a feature for keeping said libraries secure. The outfit’s Inactive Account Manager allows users to set time out periods of three, six, nine or 12 months for inactivity before deleting all of the stored files or … Read more

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Facebook Rolling Out Emoticons, Actions In Status Updates To More Users

Facebook wants to know how more of its users are feeling and what they’re doing, as the emoticons and actions it began testing in status updates in January are being rolled out to more users. More Facebook users are reporting access to the drop-down menu under their status update boxes that offers them a range of actions and emoticons to … Read more

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Facebook Is Charging $15 To Message Popular Users

Facebook has quietly raised the price for sending messages to people with lots of followers, whether or not they’re actual celebrities. “It’s free and always will be,” reads Facebook’s signup page. But that may need an asterisk: It’s free as long as it doesn’t involve messaging someone really popular. That could cost you $15. Today, several news organizations reported … Read more

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Google Makes Its Austin Fiber Plans Official: Texas City Will Be Connected By Mid-2014

Google has finally made it official: Austin will be the second city, after Kansas City, for Google Fiber, its high-speed broadband Gigabit internet and TV service. The news, made at an announcement in Austin just now, comes after three years of campaigning by the city. The aim is for the first homes in Austin to be connected by … Read more

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Facebook Adds Weather Info To Events Pages, Locations

Invited to a friend’s picnic or barbeque on Facebook, but unsure if you should bring a coat or just arrive in a T-shirt? Facebook wants to help. The company announced that it will start adding weather information to event pages and locations, showing a general forecast and an estimate of high and low temperatures. Events … Read more

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