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Mikko Hypponen: We Could Lose It All If We Don’t Fight Cybercrime

Published by pratyushkp on July 20th, 2011 - in Social, Technology
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Amidst the increasingly prevalent hacking attacks that are occurring around the globe, will we ever be able to enjoy a “safe” Internet?

Mikko Hypponen, a computer security expert, argues that new security measures that improve coordination between international law enforcement groups are needed to limit the spread of online criminal activity–or else.

“I’ve spent my life defending the net, and I do feel that if we don’t fight online crime, then we are running the risk of losing it all,” said Hypponen during his presentation at TEDGlobal, while displaying logos Facebook, Twitter, Google and other online services.

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Google Launching Photovine, A Social Photo Sharing Service

Published by pratyushkp on July 18th, 2011 - in Social, Technology

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Google has launched a teaser site and invitation request form for Photovine, its newest entry into the social media game (you may have heard it launched a Facebook competitor that is in high demand so far).

Details on the Photovine landing page are scant, but it appears that it will work something like this:
1. You take a photo on your smartphone and upload it onto Photovine.
2. You give the photo a caption. Anyone can see the photo and the caption.
3. Other Photovine users respond to your photo with their own photo with the same caption.
4. Friends are made and a good time is had by all.

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Learn About the People You’re Emailing, as You Email Them

Published by pratyushkp on July 16th, 2011 - in Social, Technology

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Inbox social intelligence startup Rapportiveis making its Gmail add-on all the more useful Friday.

The service’s omnipotent message sidebar, which includes a bevy of social data on your email contacts, now appears as you compose your email messages.

With the enhanced version of Rapportive, simply compose a message and enter an email address in the “to” field, just as you normally would, and Rapportive will look up the contact and display a host of information on the individual in the right-hand side bar.

Formspring Helps You Get To Know Your Friends–The Old Fashioned Way

Published by pratyushkp on July 15th, 2011 - in Social, Technology

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This post is part of a new series from HuffPostTech, Socialized, that will profile a different social startup–from apps to services to websites–every day. Want to be featured on the site? Email us about your startup, which should have a social media component and be less than two years old, at [email protected].

Do you ever feel like you don’t know the “friends” you’ve amassed through your various social networking accounts? Wish there were an easier way to get to know them all? There’s a simple solution: just ask.

What it is: Part social network, part question-and-answer service, Formspring is designed to bring web-savvy people closer together by providing a platform that allows for more intimate interactions than you might find in blog comments or Facebook wall posts.

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