Information Technology

Facebook users can be tricked into attacking innocent websites

Facebook unveils new design, sues German rivalLondon, September 1 : Users of social networking websites like Facebook can be tricked into attacking innocent websites without knowing about them, according to a new study.

Researchers from the Foundation for Research and Technology in Heraklion, Greece, have revealed that they created an application called FaceBot for their study.

The programme was used to present a striking photo to users every day, reports New Scientist magazine.

Bloomberg mistakenly publishes Steve Jobs’ obituary!

London, Aug 29 : An obituary of Apple founder Steve Jobs has been mistakenly published by the Bloomberg business news wire.

The obit, describing Steve Jobs as the man who ‘refashioned the mobile phone’ was published "momentarily" after a routine update by a reporter, and was "immediately deleted".

The 2,500-word piece contained blank spaces for Jobs’ age and cause of death to be inserted.

In the opening sentence Jobs was described as the man who “helped make personal computers as easy to use as telephones, changed the way animated films are made, persuaded consumers to tune into digital music and refashioned the mobile phone.”

Thinkshop on Indian Government’s next E-governance project

New Delhi, Aug 29: The Union Ministry of Information Technology said on Friday that the UPA Government’s next E-Governance project - NextGen MCA21 – would possess the capability of meeting the challenges of the country’s growing economy.

Inaugurating a Thinkshop on the project here, Union Information Technology Secretary Jainder Singh said, “Our rapid pace of growth is putting immense work pressure on current institutional structures, current ways of functioning, and current ways of managing information and current regulatory practices. This coupled with heightened expectations of the stakeholders on account of the success of MCA21 has created an urgent need to evolve further to meet the pressure and expectations.”

Chandigarh, Coimbatore fast emerging as India’s new IT hub

Melbourne, Aug 26: Chandigarh and Coimbatore are fast emerging as India’s new IT hub leaving behind traditional centres of Bangalore and Hyderabad, as information technology services grow at 20 per cent annually.

Chandigarh and Coimbatore are fast attracting technology companies and workers as inadequate infrastructure cripples the traditional centres of Bangalore and Hyderabad as well as country’s financial hub, Mumbai.

Chandigarh, a well-planned city started by first Prime Minister Jawaharlal Nehru is now attracting major IT groups, including Infosys.

It is known as one of the best experiments in urban planning and modern architecture in 20th century India.

Porn not the most searched-for content on Internet Down Under

Melbourne, Aug 21 : The internet may be considered a dark and dangerous tool, flooded with porn, but according to Google''s new search analysis tool, most Oz web users are looking for a more innocent form of entertainment.

According to Google''s latest data tool ''Insights,'' more Australians search the internet for games than adult content, and Australians overall are relatively responsible web surfers, reports News. com. au.

The tool provides comparisons of search terms over time and broken down by region, which enables users to see not only what search subjects are most popular, but also when and where.

YouTube''s worthlessness reiterated by Google

YouTube''s worthlessness reiterated by GoogleWashington, Aug. 9 : Internet search engine Google has reminded investors yet again that YouTube has had absolutely no material effect on the company''s bottom line.

In the company''s most recent 10-Q SEC filing, Google reiterated the fact that YouTube has yet to generate much in sales.

"Revenues realized through the Google Print Ads Program, Google Audio Ads, Google TV Ads, Google Checkout, YouTube and Postini were not material in any of the periods presented," the company said in a statement.