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Fake Google+ Usernames Are Cool Again

Google+ has dropped its strict name policy from last Tuesday which means all you crazy kids and trolls on YouTube can go and change it to whatever you want.

In 2011 when Google+ launched, there were restrictions on users adopting fake names. Now Google is throwing all the rules out the window and allowing you to choose whatever you want as your name.

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Pinterest Is On A Voyage Of Discovery

Pinterest is branching out with new discovery tools again, something that turns out to be quite necessary when you have people pinning stuff they find all over the web onto one place.

Pinterest announced last Thursday that you can now follow specific interests as well as following specific users.

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Paypal’s App Can Save Your Loyalty Cards

via Engadget

If Joe’s Diner gives you a free slider every ten meals, you may no longer need to schlep around a punch card if you use PayPal.

It’s latest iOS app now works with loyalty cards from select retailers just by scanning a barcode on your physical card. That’ll save it into your PayPal wallet in a similar way to Apple’s Passbook and Microsoft’s Wallet, letting you score discounts or other deals.

The company also squashed a few bugs and killed the old-school check-scanning feature. So far, the update applies only to iOS devices, but we’d imagine it’ll hit Android soon as well.

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A Factory Reset Does Not Make Your Android Ready For Sale

Planning on offloading your Android phone? Well one thing that all smartphone users MUST do these days is to ensure that all personal data is wiped from the device before handing it over to somebody else. However that can take more than just simply doing a factory reset.

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Researched ‘Online Privacy’? The NSA May Be Watching You

An analysis of the NSA’s XKeyscore system has revealed that simply visiting the website of the privacy service is enough to get you registered as an “extremist.”

A report by German television found that the NSA’s packet-sniffing targets anyone interested in online privacy — with those outside of the US, Canada, UK, Australia and New Zealand marked down for extra surveillance.

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eBay Advises All Users To Change Their Passwords

eBay has advised ALL users to change their passwords following a security breach where confidential data was stolen from the eBay servers. eBay is telling both active and inactive users to update to a new password straight away, the breach has only been confirmed by investigators this week however it actually occurred sometime in February/March.

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