Google’s Gmail service blocked in China

Google Inc.'s e-mail service, Gmail, was blocked since June in what may be a sign that China might limit or even ban access to the U.S. firm's services.

Future of Facebook-WhatsApp marriage lies in hands of young & restless in India

The future of the $19 billion buyout deal of WhatsApp by Facebook in many ways lies in the hands of the young and restless in India among other emerging economies of the world.

Facebook peaked and will lose 80% of users by 2015, says Princeton Study

Facebook peaked and is heading for a catastrophic decline and could lose 80% of its users by 2015, researchers warned. Forecast of social network's impending doom comes from comparing its growth curve to that of an infectious disease.

Yahoo shuts down email service in China

Yahoo’s email service in China is now officially shut down, in line with an announcement of its closure that came in April.

Yandex co-founder Ilya Segalovich dies at 48 in London

Ilya Segalovich, co-founder of Yandex, Russia's largest search engine, was disconnected from life support on July 27.

Netflix picks up prestigious US award nominations

Netflix is an American provider of on-demand streaming media. Earlier this year, it unveiled the first television series of its own: a remake of the British TV show "House of Cards." It proved to be a hit with critics and the viewers. Since then, Netflix has churned out more of its own productions. And now, they’ve even picked up some prestigious U.S. award nominations.

Turkish Prime Minister and govt websites hacked by #SEA #OpTurkey Hacktivists

Anonymous hacktivists and Syrian Electronic Army(SEA) carried out a series of cyber attacks against Turkish Government following the violence of the police against peaceful protesters. The attack was in support of the ongoing anti-government protests. Anonymous hacked the Prime Minister’s official website and gained access to staff email addresses, passwords and phone numbers. Anonymous is said to have compromised the email addresses, passwords and phone numbers. However, they didn't share any data. Meanwhile, Syrian Electronic Army attacked the same website and leaked more than 60 email addresses, passwords.

Twitter May Become Less Social, More Ads Broadcast Medium Like TV or Radio

Popular social media site Twitter may eventually resemble a broadcast medium like television or radio, with users reading messages written by celebrities and corporations rather than writing their own “tweet” messages of up to 140 characters, suggests a new study.

#SEA hacks 8 UK’s Daily Telegraph Twitter accounts and Facebook

Hacktivists are determined to shut down organizations who have been spreading lies and propaganda against the Syrian government and contributing to chaos and disharmony. In less than 24 hours after the Saudi Arabia Defense Ministry Mail System got compromised, the Syrian Electronic Army hijacked Europe's first daily web-based newspaper, The Daily Telegraph, a UK-based international news portal. Earlier today, the Syrian Electronic Army has compromised 8 Twitter accounts Telegraph news and Facebook account.

#OpSaudi: Saudi Government Websites Under ‘Synchronous, Coordinated’ Attacks, Official Says

Saudi authorities are investigating attacks that targeted several government websites this week. Saudi branch of Anonymous hacktivist operation called "#OpSaudi", hacked government sites that includes Saudi Arabia and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs(, The Ministry of Finance(, General Intelligence Presidency( ),, and Riyadh Region Traffic(, The Anonymous Saudi hacktivist also claimed they have gained access to the server of Qassim Region Traffic website ( and deleted the database. General Directorate of Education in Jeddah website also fell victim to the cyber attack. Hackers identified and exploited the SQL Injection vulnerability in Initial assessment shows that the attack came from hundred of IPs from different countries, the officials said.

Facebook blocks Palestinian Nakba Commemoration group page

The displacement, dispossession and dispersal of the Palestinian people is known to them as an-Nakba, meaning "catastrophe" or "disaster”. Nakba Day (Arabic: Yawm an-Nakba, meaning "Day of the Catastrophe") is generally commemorated on 15 May, the day after the Gregorian calendar date for Israeli Independence Day (Yom Ha'atzmaut). For the Palestinians it is an annual day of commemoration of the displacement that preceded and followed the Israeli Declaration of Independence in 1948. More than 760,000 Palestinians -- estimated today to number 4.8 million with their descendants -- were pushed into exile or driven out of their homes in the conflict surrounding Israel's creation in 1948. These refugees and their descendants number several million people today, divided between Jordan (2 million), Lebanon (427,057), Syria (477,700), the West Bank (788,108) and the Gaza Strip (1.1 million), with at least another quarter of a million internally displaced Palestinians in Israel. Around 160,000 Palestinians, who remained in Israel after 1948, now number around 1.36 million people, or 20 percent of the country's population. Facebook temporarily blocked a page overnight, run by Palestinian activitists, promoting Nakba commemoration events in Jaffa. According to the Palestinians, right-wing Israelis report violations on the group's page that results Facebook temporarily blocking the site down for several hours.

Orwellians Desperate: Maduro, CELAC, Chávista Party Twitter accounts hacked by LulzSec

The "Despair of fascism" becomes more "evident" as the Twitter accounts of the Venezuela presidential hopeful Nicolas Maduro has been compromised on Sunday by the Lulz Security Peru hacktivist group according Venezuelan Vice President Jorge Arreaza's and minister of Communications & Information Ernesto Villegas's twitter accounts.