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Twitter® Takes on Spammers: Files a Lawsuit

There are many success stories on the web and Twitter, the amazing micro-blogging service, is one of them. It is now considered as the lifeblood for over 140 million users around the globe. But even this huge and successful social networking platform is having a tough time due to spamming activities. Many Tweeter users have complained of spam and unsolicited tweets.

To tackle these spamming activities, Twitter has finally taken a big step. It has filed a lawsuit in a San Francisco federal court against the top five spam catalysts, including TweetAttacks, TweetAdder, TweetBuddy, James Lucero, and Garland Harris. The micro-blogging service has claimed that these companies and people are responsible for developing malicious tools to facilitate spamming activities on Twitter.

According to a Twitter blog post, “By shutting down tool providers, we will prevent other spammers from having these services at their disposal. With this suit, we’re going straight to the source.”

Twitter is also strengthening up its internal settings to control malicious activities on the platform.

Facebook® Countersues Yahoo!® for Patent Infringement

The Yahoo!-Facebook tussle has finally come a full circle. Few weeks back, Yahoo! sued Facebook for infringing 10 of its patents related to advertising, privacy control, and social networking. Now, Facebook has counterattacked the search engine company and filed a patent lawsuit.

 

Ted Ullyot, general counsel of Facebook, said, “From the outset, we said we would defend ourselves vigorously against Yahoo’s lawsuit, and today we filed our answer as well as counter-claims against Yahoo for infringing ten of Facebook’s patents.” He further added, “While we are asserting patent claims of our own, we do so in response to Yahoo’s short-sighted decision to attack one of its partners and prioritize litigation over innovation.”

 

In the fresh lawsuit filed by the social networking giant, it has claimed that Yahoo! has violated 10 of its patents that include several web technologies, such as online advertising, tagging, photo-sharing, link-sharing techniques, and more.

 

The wait is worth it to find out who will win the race.

Facebook® updates Apple® iOS app

Facebook is certainly going at a rapid pace. Recently, it added the support for high-resolution photos on the platform and now it has come up with an updated app for Apple iOS platform. The biggest plus is that the Facebook app will support the new iPad’s Retina Display.

Another interesting feature of the updated Facebook version is that you can now go offline in chat. The app gives you the flexibility to use multiple languages, including Czech, Danish, Indonesian, Malaysian, Norwegian, Portuguese, and Thai.

The latest version will set you free from many unwanted bugs. It will now display the correct profile picture for all Facebook users. In addition, your friends list will include all your friends. Also, if someone likes a particular Facebook page, his/her photo will load correctly every time.

There are more benefits to the list. Discover them by downloading the updated Facebook app from the App Store.

PayPal® takes the SXSW podium to unleash its fresh Digital Wallet

PayPal is all set to release an exclusive digital wallet during this summer.

A grand event like SXSW will definitely be remembered for showcasing some finest innovations. SXSW is one place where you can catch up with the latest happenings in the field of technology and entertainment at the same time. But this year, the real highlight was all about digital payments. Initially, it started from Google Wallet and later people talked about ISIS. At last, PayPal went on to grab the show by unveiling a brand new digital wallet. Sam Shrauger, VP of global product and experience at PayPal, showed a glimpse of their next digital wallet at the SXSW. Keeping in mind about the current requirements, the PayPal has completely restructured the interface of its digital wallet to look akin to an online bank account.

In actual fact, it is considered as the one-stop-shop for operating online transactions through a mobile platform. One of the most exciting features associated with PayPal digital wallet is that it will offer you a time period of five to seven days for making a payment, which is hard to find in other payment mediums. Also, you can go for an installment plan to trim down a large amount. Last but not the least; the digital wallet will facilitate you to toggle your funding sources. PayPal has already informed that its digital wallet is expected to land somewhere in spring and it will transform the entire tradition of making payments in this digital world.

How to know if someone is really invisible in Yahoo!® Messenger

Yahoo! Messenger is the most widely used instant messaging tool available these days. The reason why Yahoo! Messenger is considered to be the best is because of its numerous user friendly features. This is the messenger which started voice chat for the first time and later was adopted by others. It provides an amazing interface and support for numerous icons. It provides interactive backgrounds, both static and animated. It has really worked a lot in bringing all the instant communicating needs under one tool. You can share images instantly and can select to send them directly as files or to show them as presentations. You can play numerous games with people online and can have start conferences and stay in touch many friends at the same time. But what if someone in your friends list, always appears to be offline? You send messages but never get any reply. It becomes frustrating when you want to contact with someone but the other person doesn’t seem to be interested in the same. In this post I will let you know how to find if your friend who always appears offline in messenger is actually offline or it is only you whom he or she doesn’t want to chat. Appearing offline to selected people in Yahoo! Messenger is very much possible through its stealth settings feature where the user can select individual users to whom they want to appear as invisible.

To confirm if any person listed in your friends list is actually offline or is invisible please follow the steps given below:

Step 1: Exit from Yahoo! Messenger and open any Internet browser

Step 2: Go to the website of Yahoo! and there select its mail service from the list of various services like Mail, Answers, Flickr, Games, Groups, Movies, Messenger etc.

Step 3: Select mail from the list and sign into it by entering your user name and password

Step 4: Now look for Messenger panel in the left hand of Yahoo! Mail window.

Step 5: Scroll through the list of friends and then select Open Quick view.

Quick View is the sign in mode of Yahoo! which tells you who all in your friends list are actually online, regardless of their visibility status. So if anyone is online but has set his or her status as invisible still quick view will let you know that he or she is online but is not interested in chat or if they are avoiding you. This is a method by which you can check for this and if you wish you can send an instant message at the same moment knowing the fact that the other person is online. If you get a response then well and good else it is obvious that other person is not interested in chatting.

WordPress hit with second big attack in two days

The website, WordPress.org, offers several tools for creating websites and blogs. Many of us have enjoyed using this wonderful creation of the Open Source Project. This Open Source Content Management System, very popularly known by most of us, as a blog publishing application, is powered up by MySQL and PHP. The powerful template and plug-in architecture of WordPress is used by over 10 to 15 percent of the websites.

Initially released in 2003, WordPress has grown over the years, with several versions and code names of the releases. In the past, much vulnerability has been noticed and many security issues have been taken care of. Over the last week, however, WordPress saw a severe Distributed Denial-of-Service (DDoS) attack. DDoS attacks are accomplished using botnets of thousands of compromised computers that are directed to a target website with the motivation of overwhelming the site and taking it offline. The said attack has been fixed, but WordPress users have been advised that it could again recur at a later stage. This problem was earlier also noticed in 2009 and the required fix was introduced in version 2.8.5. WordPress even reported that the extremely large DDoS attack even affected connectivity in some cases.

As of now, after the March 4th and 5th attacks, the site appears stable and up and running.

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