Tech Around WWWorld–Facebook’s New Profile Pages, WikiLeaks Mirror Sites [and more]

Facebook has launched new profile pages, that brings quite a bit of personal story telling (where are you from/which school did you go to etc).

“The profile also gives you new ways to share your interests and activities. You can list the projects you worked on at your job, classes you took in school, your favorite musicians and sports teams, and more. You can also share your life philosophy by connecting to the religions, political affiliations, and people you follow and admire. All your interests and experiences are now represented with images, making your entire profile a more compelling visual experience ” [source].

Visit this link to get access to new profile page.

WikiLeaks Mirror Sites

Wikileaks is now running on over 200 mirrors (see the entire list). You can also create a Wikileaks mirror site by folllowing below instructions (details here)

  • Setup an account where we can upload files using RSYNC+SSH (preferred) or FTP
  • Put our SSH key in this server or create an FTP account
  • Create a virtual host in your web server, which, for example, can be wikileaks.yourdomain.com
  • send the IP address of your server to us, and the path where we should upload the content.

“We will take care of all the rest: Sending pages to your server, updating them each time data is released, maintaining a list of such mirrors. If your server is down or if the account don’t work anymore, we will automatically remove your server from the list.”

Google To Filter Content Piracy Terms From Autocomplete

We will prevent terms that are closely associated with piracy from appearing in Autocomplete. While it’s hard to know for sure when search terms are being used to find infringing content, we’ll do our best to prevent Autocomplete from displaying the terms most frequently used for that purpose.[source]

Groupon Rejects Google Offer

First reported by Chicago Breaking Business, Groupon has rejected the Google’s acquisition offer. As per AllThingsD, Google was offering $6 billion for Groupon — $5.3 billion plus the possibility of getting another $700 million if it met performance milestones.

The rejection of the Google offer is a milestone in Groupon’s dizzying journey, which in two years has taken the company from a struggling Web site to a tech star with more than 3,000 employees worldwide, a presence in 35 countries and expected annual revenues of at least $500 million this year. The company was profitable in its seventh month.

Must Read  : The Groupon Story