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Hackers flood Pinterest accounts with images of women’s rear ends

The Council of Better Business Bureaus has issued a scam alert warning Pinterest users to be very careful when clicking on pins that do not look like the usual pins that their friends or relatives usually post.

Facebook exploring possibility of spreading internet through drones & satellites

Mark Zuckerberg-led social networking giant Facebook is working on drones and other new technologies to spread internet access to every corner of the world.

Zuckerberg, founder and chief executive officer, yesterday revealed a new lab, dubbed the Facebook Connectivity Lab, where engineers are building flying drones, satellites as well as infrared lasers that will beam internet access to the two-thirds of the world not yet connected.

Mozilla employees want CEO Eich to step down

Situation is getting tensed at Mozilla as the employees increased their voice demanding Brendan Eich to step down from the post of the Chief Executive Officer of the company.

Eich was appointed a few days ago but has been facing intense opposition from employees due to his "anti-gay" views. His views, which are considered homophobic, became a serious issue for the company as several employees publically demanded his resignation. Eichhad contributed $1,000 to support California's Proposition 8, which was seeking a ban on same-sex marriage in California.

Ford’s investment in Ohio engine facility expected to boost local economy

New jobs at Ford's Lima Engine Plant will provide a major boost to the community, Vice President of the United Auto Workers (UAW) Jimmy Settles said.

Automobile giant Ford on Friday announced its plans to spend $500 million to upgrade its Ohio-based Lima engine manufacturing facility to enable to produce the new 2.7-liter 6-cylinder EcoBoost engine. The planned investment will generate nearly 300 new jobs at the plant, which already employs nearly 800 people.

Ford to invest $500M to make new engine at Ohio plant

American automobile giant Ford Motor Co on Friday announced its decision to spend $500 million to upgrade its Ohio-based engine plant to enable it to produce the new 2.7-liter six-cylinder EcoBoost engine.

The Lima Engine Plant, which currently makes 3.5-liter and 3.7-liter V6 engines for a range of Ford models including the Edge, will make the EcoBoost V6 engines that are turbocharged and make use of gasoline direct-injection to deliver the power of larger engines. The new engines will be used to the company's F-150 pickup trucks.

Photo-sharing service Instagram closes in on Twitter

Facebook's photo-sharing service Instagram is closing in on Twitter, thanks to its faster than ever seen before growth rate.

According to figures released by research firm eMarketer, nearly 35 million people in the United States alone used Instagram at least once a month in 2013. The figure is not far below Twitter's figure of 43.2 million, given the fact that Twitter is four years older than Instagram.

AWS authorized to work with all Department of Defense agencies

Amazon Web Services (AWS), the cloud services arm of Amazon, has been awarded with security authorization to work with all agencies within the U. S. Department of Defense (DoD).

AWS said it met the Department of Defense's security requirements in all regions in the country, particularly AWS regions like its AWS GovCloud. The Department of Defense gave it the authorization for its cloud security level 1-2.

Brazil approves bill to protect internet users’ rights

The Brazilian Chamber of Deputies has finally given its approval to the main text of a bill that aims to regulate the internet and protect the rights of its users.

A few weeks back, World Wide Web (WWW)-creator Sir Tim Berners-Lee had called for a "Bill of Rights" for the internet on its 25th anniversary. Yesterday, Brazil became the first country to pass a bill for the internet.

The new internet law called "Marco Civil da Internet" will function as a constitution for the internet. It will ensure certain rights, principles, and obligations related to internet.

Bill seeks improvement in U.S. auto industry’s reporting of safety issues

Two U. S. senators on Tuesday proposed legislation that aims to improve the auto industry's reporting of safety issues by requiring automakers to disclose more information about deadly crashes.

Senators Edward Markey (D-Mass.) and Richard Blumenthal (D-Conn.) said the bill would require automakers to give regulators more information about fetal accidents involving their vehicles. It addition, it would force the government to make that information more readily available to the public.

Cisco to invest $1bn to expand cloud business globally

Networking solutions provider Cisco on Tuesday announced its decision to invest more than $1 billion over the next two years to expand its cloud business globally.

Cisco wants to build the world's biggest global Intercloud (network of clouds) in partnership with various IT companies, including Indian software services provider Wipro and Australian telecom service provider Telstra.


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