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The Digest: Russian webcam spies… and 4 other things people are talking about today

Stuart O'Connor Amazon, Android, Computer Security, Drones, Gadgets, Gaming, Google, Malware, Mobile phones, Video games, Websites Leave a Comment

Russian webcam spy site 'may take time to shut down' | The Telegraph "A Russian website allowing voyeurs to watch people in their homes via their own webcams may take some time to shut down, the Information Commissioner has warned. Images of children's bedrooms and views into family living rooms and kitchens can…

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Now you can embed Google Street View and Photosphere imagery

James O'Malley Google, Web 2.0, Websites Leave a Comment

Google has updated its maps software so that website developers can now embed Google Street View images directly into web pages. The update also works for "Photospheres" - which is what Google calls Street View for the insides of buildings - like you can see in the above embed. The even better news for developers…

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O2 sucks the joy out of Christmas and helps you crowdfund your presents

James O'Malley Mobile phones, Web 2.0, Websites Leave a Comment

Christmas may be a time of giving, but O2 is betting on you deciding that it is actually the time for demanding. The company has launched a Kickstarter-style "Gift Hacker" crowdfunder. The idea is that you tell your family and friends you want one of the expensive gifts on offer, and then they can chip-in…

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In the social media age, if you see someone casting the first stone, here’s something to think about before you join in.

James O'Malley Web 2.0, Websites 5 Comments

Whilst the internet has profoundly transformed all of our lives in many ways, one of the changes we're still getting to grips with is the phenomenon of viral growth - and how in mere minutes someone can go from obscurity to the Facebook walls of millions. This means that almost every day, some lucky or…

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5 takeaways from the “Facebook at Work” rumours

James O'Malley Facebook, Web 2.0, Websites 2 Comments

If this rumours this morning are correct, Facebook is planning to go after business users, with a new product called "Facebook at Work". According to the FT, the new service will "allow users to chat with colleagues, connect with professional contacts and collaborate over documents". It's a really interesting move - here's five things we…

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