Category Archives: News

News : Google Play leaking app users‘ personal info

Concerns over a possible Google privacy issue have emerged as an Australian app developer discovered he had access to the personal information of users who downloaded his Android app in Google Play. Developer Dan Nolan wrote a blog post describing how he found a treasure trove of personal information such as email and mailing addresses […]

Software that tracks people on social media created by defence firm

Riot, or Rapid Information Overlay Technology http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O1dgoQJAt6Y&width=500&height=350 A multinational security firm has secretly developed software capable of tracking people’s movements and predicting future behaviour by mining data from social networking websites. A video obtained by the Guardian reveals how an “extreme-scale analytics” system created by Raytheon, the world’s fifth largest defence contractor, can gather vast […]

Job search: Social media startups beating job portals

Startup companies building applications usingsocial-media tools  to pinpoint the right candidate for a job are prompting a wave of change in  corporate hiring. With their ability to reach out to people who are not even scouting for a job, these technology-enabled startups look set to steal a lead over  internet job portals  that feature only […]

Facebook sued for ‘stealing‘ Timeline feature

Facebook  has reportedly been sued by a Chinese technology firm that claims the social networking giant has stolen its Timeline feature. Facebook recently made it mandatory for people to use Timeline, the new-look profile, which allows people to tell the story of their lives on a single page. Cubic Network, a four year-old Chinese technology […]