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G-mail Might Get Different Look – Leaked Features

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There are so many reasons why G-mail is the most used E mail client where people use on their daily life to send and receive e mails, you might have seen G-mail contains Compose mail, Inbox, Buzz etc…etc… below the G-mail logo, and a new version of G-mail is waiting for G-mail lovers that contains 3 Links followed by mail, Contacts, Tasks below the G-mail logo, there is new button for composing a mail and many more.
An Unofficial fellow Blogger who released the Leaked screenshot of new G-mail on July 30 in his blog.
Do tell me what you think about the changes of G-mail by commenting.
Have A Nice Day :)
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PayPal Re-enables Electronic Withdrawal Service in India

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Hello Friends Paypal Re-Enable The Electronic Withdraw Option.Have A Look Below 
PayPal India has built quite a reputation for pulling nasty surprises out of the blue. Three days back, they suspended indefinitely electronic withdrawal services or direct deposits in India. The good news is that something changed, and PayPal has re-enabled the crucial electronic withdrawal services.
As always, PayPal’s official announcement offers little explanation and simply apologizes for any inconvenience. “We want you to know that our customers are our #1 priority and we are working non-stop to improve our service to you”, wrote Dickson Seow from PayPal’s Corporate Communications team. The previously announced $5 refund for cheque withdrawals will also be continued for Indian users.
Needless to say, these out of the blue jolts have seriously damaged PayPal’s reputation. It’s hard to imagine PayPal being happy with the current situation either. Although we don’t know what caused the latest flip-flop, I will be surprised if the Indian government and regulatory bodies didn’t have a hand to play.

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Details of 100m Facebook users collected and published

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Hello Friends Today I Had A News From BBC Channel That About 100 million Users Of Facebook Accounts Are Hacked And It Is Available At Priate Bay..Its So Unhappy To Happen Like That..So,Friends Be Careful Don't Join Or Give Your User Details To Others.
See The Link For Details From BBC Channel
BBC Channel

See This Below Story  Taken From BBC Channel:

 Facebook torrent
The torrent is attracting hundreds of downloads
Personal details of 100m Facebook users have been collected and published on the net by a security consultant.
Ron Bowes used a piece of code to scan Facebook profiles, collecting data not hidden by the user's privacy settings.
The list, which has been shared as a downloadable file, contains the URL of every searchable Facebook user's profile, their name and unique ID.
Mr Bowes said he published the data to highlight privacy issues, but Facebook said it was already public information.
The file has spread rapidly across the net.
On the Pirate Bay, the world's biggest file-sharing website, the list was being distributed and downloaded by more than 1,000 users.
One user, going by the name of lusifer69, described the list as "awesome and a little terrifying".
In a statement to BBC News, Facebook said that the information in the list was already freely available online.
"People who use Facebook own their information and have the right to share only what they want, with whom they want, and when they want," the statement read.
"In this case, information that people have agreed to make public was collected by a single researcher and already exists in Google, Bing, other search engines, as well as on Facebook.
"No private data is available or has been compromised," the statement added.
'Privacy confusion'
But Simon Davies from the watchdog Privacy International told BBC News that Facebook had been given ample warning that something like this would happen.
"Facebook should have anticipated this attack and put measures in place to prevent it," he said
"It is inconceivable that a firm with hundreds of engineers couldn't have imagined a trawl of this magnitude and there's an argument to be heard that Facebook have acted with negligence, he added.
Mr Davies said that the trawl of data fed into "the confusion of the privacy settings".
"People did not understand the privacy settings and this is the result," he said.
FacebookFacebook hit its 500m user in mid June 2010
Earlier this year there was a storm of protest from users of the site over the complexity of Facebook's privacy settings. As a result, the site rolled out simplified privacy controls.
Facebook has a default setting for privacy that makes some user information publicly available. People have to make a conscious choice to opt-out of the defaults.
"It is similar to the white pages of the phone book, this is the information available to enable people to find each other, which is the reason people join Facebook," said a spokesman for the firm.
"If someone does not want to be found, we also offer a number of controls to enable people not to appear in search on Facebook, in search engines, or share any information with applications."
But Mr Davies disagreed, saying the default settings should be changed.
"This highlights the argument for a higher level of privacy and proves the case for default nondisclosure," he said.
"There are going to be a lot of angry and concerned people right now who will be wondering who has their data and what they should do."
However, Mr Davies pointed out that this was something of an "ethical attack" and that more personal information, such as email addresses, phone numbers and postal addresses had not been included in the trawl.
BBC Online readers have been sending us their thoughts on this story. Here is a selection of their comments.
I've reconnected with dozens of old friends, some of whom I hadn't seen in years, because it is possible to search for them on Facebook. There's not much point in signing up for it if you're just going to hide behind a wall of anonymity.
Cliff Smith, Exeter, UK
I don't see that Facebook has done anything wrong. They make it abundantly clear that you, the subscriber, are responsible for managing your privacy settings. If you don't know how to cook, you stay out of the kitchen. In other words, if you don't understand how to manage your privacy settings, don't sign up to Facebook.
Steve, Riverside, California, USA
I made a deliberate decision not to use Facebook because I don't trust it. It is obviously a frequently-attacked site, and I don't trust the company to resist the temptation to harvest the data they host.
Jane C, UK
What happened is that someone wasted hours compiling already available material and then posted it on the 'scary' Pirate Bay website, as if they were disclosing secrets of national security. It's no more alarming than finding the yellow pages in a brothel. If you want to meet friends and share information with the world then stop whining when the person looking over your shoulder can see it all too.
Mark Ford, East Grinstead, UK
I use Facebook to connect with family friends and co-workers. But I am not searchable, I do not share with 'friends of friends' and have not installed any of those silly side apps that share your info. Facebook is still too complicated for the average user.
Shannon, Winchester, California, USA
Large scale data mining exercises like this one are actually pretty common and easy to do. If you don't want people looking at your information, either don't make it publicly available or don't post it in the first place.
Ben, Manchester, UK
Source Taken From: BBC Channel
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Update on PayPal accounts for India users

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Hottest topic of the day...!
Paypal removing their electronic fund transfer to the Indian members from tomorrow onwards. This news is somewhat hot today. A lot of Indian members got a lot of worry by this update.Please read below..

In accordance with regulatory instructions, there will be a change in our withdrawal functionality in India starting on August 1, 2010. At present, you can request for either an electronic or cheque withdrawal of funds from your PayPal account. From July 29, 2010 onwards, you will only be able to request for a cheque withdrawal of funds from your PayPal account.
We sincerely apologize in advance for any inconvenience caused from this change and we are working hard to restore the electronic withdrawal service. In the meantime, we are bringing this matter to your attention so that you can plan your future withdrawal activities accordingly.
Our India users can find the cheque withdrawal process here. In order to help you deal with this change and until further notice, we will refund the US$5 cheque withdrawal fee to you for cheque withdrawals made on July 29, 2010 onwards.
If you have any questions, please contact PayPal customer support by logging into your PayPal account and clicking on ‘contact us’ at the bottom of the page.
Again, we apologize for any inconvenience caused from this change in our withdrawal functionality. We will provide ongoing updates to you here. We thank you for your attention and patience as we work tirelessly to resolve this situation as quickly as possible.
So,Friends i have a lot of hope that this problem will solve quickly. If it is not solved, surely paypal will lose some Indian members, because most of them don't like check payments. I always prefer bank withdraws only. Now share about your views in this topic. Will it solved soon?
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TweetMeme Announces Pro Retweet Buttons

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Here is some good news for bloggers who use the Tweetmeme button for promoting their blog posts on Twitter. Tweetmeme has recently added a pro feature, you can now upgrade to Tweetmeme pro for $1000 a year and get added features on the “Tweetmeme Retweet button”.
According to Tweetmeme, here are the added features in Tweetmeme pro buttons:
  1. You can add up to 10 UTM tracking tags within the pro retweet button, this will be useful when you want to track Twitter traffic in a variety of more ways.
  2. The design of the button can be customized to match with your site’s template.
  3. You can further customize the design of the pop up box, the one which opens when someone clicks the “Retweet” button on your blog posts.
  4. Better performance, dedicated servers to ensure your button is up and working.
  5. Accurate Retweet counts.
  6. Support for hash tags and URL shortener, this includes integration with Pro – much awaited.
Here is an example image of the Tweetmeme pop up box, the logo really adds the branding you have always wanted.
There are 3 pricing plans to start with, the basic plan will cost you $1000 a year and up to 500,000 buttons served every day. The Pro plan will cost $2000 which will serve up to 2,000,000 buttons every day. The enterprise plan is $5000 a year, will serve unlimited number of buttons every day.
I think the regular Tweetmeme button does a fine job, however if you need all the advanced customizations and URL tracking with UTM tags – you may switch to Tweetmeme pro. I am quite surprised to see that there are no monthly plans for Tweetmeme Pro, this would have allowed publishers with a small budget  test the advanced buttons.
More information is available at the Tweetmeme blog.
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Adobe Planning to Introduce Sandboxing Technologies in Reader

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Adobe Acrobat Reader and Microsoft Internet explorer have become a top favorite with hackers. Internet Explorer with its innumerable vulnerabilities forms an excellent learning ground for crackers. Another hot favorite with them is Adobe Reader.

Both Adobe and its users are fed up by continuous release of updates and follow up hack attempts in spite of these updates. In a recent announcement, Adobe has announced that it will release its next Reader software as a sandboxed application.
Sandboxing prevents an application from accessing the underlying data and creates a virtual environment for the application to run. This keeps the processes within the application free from each other and prevents them from accessing data from the computer.
Brad Arkin, Adobe’s director of security and privacy says,
With sandboxing, anyone who encounters a malicious PDF will find that a successful exploit is kept within the sandbox.
The sandboxing approach however, cannot ensure complete safety, as the sandbox itself has to be powerful enough. However, it will need two levels of breach before any actual data is compromised.
(Source Taken From): Computer World
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Mozilla Fixes 14 Security Issues with Firefox 3.6.7

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Next week, the Black Hat Security Conference is scheduled to take place at Las Vegas. Undoubtedly, hackers attending the event are getting ready with their proof of concepts and exploits. In fact, one security analyst is already making the headlines for discovering security holes in Firefox, Internet Explorer, Chrome and Safari.
In the run up to the event, Mozilla is doing its best to keep hackers at bay by patching up as many vulnerabilities as possible. Yesterday, they released Firefox 3.6.7, which is a recommended stability and security update. This release patches 8 critical vulnerabilities including some that could allow remote arbitrary code execution.
The full change log along with information about each of the fixed vulnerabilities is available here. Earlier this month, Google had also patched as many as 10 vulnerabilities in a Chrome security update.

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YouTube Mobile Gets a Kick Start

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It’s well known that the mobile internet is huge and growing fast; what’s surprising is exactly how fast. According to a recent report, within 5 years more users will connect to the internet via mobile devices than desktop PCs. YouTube consumption on mobile devices has also grown considerably -- playbacks were up 160% in 2009 over the previous year. And we’re excited to announce that YouTube Mobile now receives more than 100 million video playbacks a day. This is roughly the number of daily playbacks that was streaming when we joined forces with Google in 2006.

We launched YouTube on mobile devices in 2007 with about 1,000 videos available on the mobile site ( While this suddenly opened up the possibility to access videos on the go, our site, mobile browsers and the hardware had limitations that prevented the mobile experience from keeping up with YouTube on the desktop. Today, more than ever, we know that you want to be able to find and access your favorite videos wherever you are. That’s why we’ve been working hard to roll out an updated version of the mobile site.

Here's what's new about the new mobile site:
  • It's really fast.
  • The new user interface incorporates larger, more touch friendly elements, making it easier to access videos on the go.
  • It incorporates the features and functionality you’ve come to expect from the .com site, like search query suggestions, the options to create playlists,the ability to designate “favorite,” “like,” or “unlike” videos directly from your device.
  • As we make improvements to, you’ll see them quickly follow on our mobile site, unlike native apps which are not updated as frequently.
As the world continues to go mobile, we think this is a great improvement for users who want a more consistent YouTube across many devices, no matter where they are. We're launching in English only today, but will be rolling it out in other languages in the coming months. You can access the latest YouTube mobile site from your iPhone or Android browser. To learn more, to check out the latest improvements and take a minute to watch this demo video:

Source Taken From:  Google Mobile Blog
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Who Invented Google

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Google is one of the most popular and widely used search engines today. The company that developed the website is earning big profits from online mapping, e-mail messaging, social networking, video sharing, Internet search as well as office productivity. To help people from the different parts of the world have access to world’s information, Google Inc. also created a reliable mobile operating system and an efficient open source web browser. To know more about the success attained by the company, it is best to identify the people who contributed to the invention of the famous search engine.

History of Google

Who invented Google? Sergey Brin and Larry Page invented Google as a special project when they were students of Ph. D. at Stanford University in January 1996. The primary function of the search engine was to develop an efficient digital library for the students of the university. The project was funded and supported by the Graduate Fellowship of the National Science Foundation. To create the search engine, Page and Brin developed a very useful computer language known as the PageRank algorithm.
The original domain name of the program created by the inventors is It was only changed to when they register the website on September 15, 1997. The inventors of the search engine established the company Google Inc. on September 4, 1998. After a year, the company relocated its offices to 165 University Avenue at Palo Alto. At first, the company only leased several buildings for the business operations. In 2006, the company purchased the properties for $319 million.
Additional Information and Other Important Details
To enhance the revenues of the company, Google Inc. started offering different advertisements related to search keywords in 2000. To keep the web page organized, the company made sure that all the advertisements only used texts in promoting products and links. After three years, the firm grew as expected by the inventors. Google’s acquisition of Pyra Labs showed that the company expanded in the past four years.
The peak of the performance of the search engine happened in 2004 when above 80 per cent of search inquiries on the World Wide Web was controlled and handled by the company. Additionally, to enhance its performance, the company collaborated with other companies that operate major search engines such as Yahoo! as well as AOL. In March 2006, the firm was included in the Standard and Poor 200 index and it has replaced major and popular Houston, Texas oil producer Burlington Resources.
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Hurricane warnings for Mexico, US as Alex grows

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A National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration satelite image shows Tropical Depression Alex. On its …

VILLAHERMOSA, Mexico – Hurricane warnings were posted Monday for a stretch of Gulf coast in southern Texas and northern Mexico as Tropical Storm Alex gained strength and appeared on track to become a hurricane before it makes landfall later this week.
Forecasters said the storm's path could push oil from the huge Gulf oil spill farther inland and disrupt cleanup efforts.
Alex was swirling through the Gulf of Mexico with winds near 65 mph (100 kph) Monday night on a path that would take it very near the Mexico-U.S. border sometime late Wednesday, said the U.S. National Hurricane Center in Miami, Florida. The storm is expected to become a hurricane Tuesday.
Conditions late Monday afternoon led the center to believe the storm will be less powerful than previously predicted but still likely to gain hurricane strength, forecaster Todd Kimberlain said.
Tropical storm-force winds extended up to 70 miles (110 kilometers) from the storm's center, and Alex was moving toward the north near 5 mph (7 kph).
Heavy rains in Mexico's southern Gulf coast state of Tabasco forced the evacuation of about 300 families from communities near the Usumacinta river.
The hurricane warnings extend from Baffin Bay, Texas south across the mouth of the Rio Grande river to La Cruz, Mexico.
The tropical storm's center wasn't expected to approach the area of the oil spill off Louisiana's coast, said Stacy Stewart, senior hurricane specialist at the National Hurricane Center. But Alex's outer wind field could push oil from the spill farther inland and hinder operations in the area, Stewart said early Monday.
The hurricane center said Alex is expected to produce 5 to 10 inches of rainfall over portions of northeastern Mexico and southern Texas over the next few days. It warned of a dangerous storm surge along the coast near and to the north of where the storm makes landfall.
Alex caused flooding and mudslides that left at least five people dead in Central America over the weekend, though Belize and Mexico's Yucatan Peninsula appeared largely unscathed.
It made landfall in Belize on Saturday night as a tropical storm and weakened into a depression on Sunday as it crossed the Yucatan Peninsula.
Mexico's northern Gulf coast braced for heavy rains, and forecasters said precipitation from Alex would keep falling on southern Mexico and Guatemala until Tuesday, raising the possibility of life-threatening floods and mudslides.
"It is a fact we are going to get very heavy rains," said Gov. Fidel Herrera of the Gulf coast state of Veracruz.
On Sunday, heavy rains prompted a landslide in northwestern Guatemala that dislodged a large rock outcropping, killing two men who had taken shelter from the storm underneath, according to the national disaster-response agency.
In El Salvador, Civil Protection chief Jorge Melendez said three people were swept away by rivers that jumped their banks. About 500 people were evacuated from their homes.
There were no immediate reports of damage to Mexico's resort-studded Caribbean coast.
When Alex became the first named storm of the Atlantic hurricane season, officials immediately worried what effect it could have on efforts to contain the millions of gallons of crude spewing into the northeastern part of the Gulf.
A cap has been placed over the blown-out undersea well, directing some of the oil to a surface ship where it is being collected or burned. Other ships are drilling two relief wells, projected to be done by August, which are considered the best hope to stop the leak.
Alex was centered about 505 miles (810 kms) southeast of Brownsville, Texas, on Monday evening. Its rains could reach Veracruz and the border state of Tamaulipas late Tuesday or Wednesday, the Hurricane Center said.
Associated Press writers David Fischer in Miami and Sofia Mannos in Washington contributed to this report.

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