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Google offering cash rewards for site vulnerability reports

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If you love trying to find holes in the security of sites, Google wants to pay you some money to help them find theirs. In an announcement yesterday, the Google Security Team announced that rewards of at least $500 will be given to researchers who report vulnerabilities in Google-controlled sites.

 

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These rewards will be given for vulnerabilities in not only Google direct sites, but others under their flag like YouTube and Blogger as well. They are looking for vulnerabilities Any Google web properties which display or manage highly sensitive authenticated user data or accounts may be in scope. Cash rewards from $500 to "$3,133.7" USD are possible. You see what they did there?

 

Due to sanctions, reports from Cuba, Iran, North Korea, Sudan and Syria are not eligible for the cash reward. Check out more details and all the fine print at the Source Link.

 

PayPal gives users In-Site, In-App purchasing ability

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Impulse buyers watch out - PayPal have just enabled in-app, in-site buys - allowing anyone to purchase something, anywhere.

 

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For example - if you're in a game or on a webpage - you'll no longer need to leave whatever you're doing to use PayPal to fund your task. Instead - you'll use a new tool PayPal has introduced, you just have to click a single link.

 

Clicking the link will trigger a PayPal pop-up, which you'll obviously have to approve of.

 

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Google goes Instant in Australia

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Google has launched Instant in Australia.

 

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Google Instant is a new way of using Google's search engine, by displaying results as a user types in their search term.

 

The feature was announced back in September, it uses the existing search suggestion feature, while providing an auto-corrected suggestion in grey within the search bar - without hitting enter, users are provided with an instant search result based on what they have typed in.

 

Google Instant was available in the US at the time of launch - but Google waited a few weeks before rolling the feature in localised domains such as google.com.au and google.com.nz. Google confirmed today that Australians should be able to use the feature in the next few days.

 

Of course, with things like this - users can find a way around it, before today you could just use google.com instead of google.com.au to be able to use Google Instant.

 

Facebook changes - "giving you more control"

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I know this isn't tech related - but TweakTown is intertwined with Facebook and so are 500, 000, 000 and counting users.

 

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I'll keep this short and sweet.

 

Facebook have been touting some changes lately - which of course they keep under wraps. With the release of "The Social Network" it doesn't come as a surprise that Zuckerberg and co would use this time frame to update Facebook.

 

Today, they launch some new things which I won't go into lots of detail over - but give you the gist of it.

 

There's also a new dashboard to see how applications use your data to personalise your experience. Obviously as there are lots of apps out

 

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Internode pwn in customer ratings

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Internode has come first for customer satisfaction according to a survey commissioned by Canstar Blue - which

 

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he survey commissioned by rating agency Canstar Blue measured customer satisfaction of each provider with respect to price, speed, reliability, support, billing, and download quota value for money.

 

Internode won 5 stars for all categories except support and price - which they scored 4 stars in. Other ISP's that scored favourably were iiNet, iPrimus and Westnet, all of which earned 4 stars overall.

 

Surprisingly, Telstra came in last - behind such cheap providers like Dodo and TPG - earning no more than 3 stars in each category.

 

Optus and AAPT were close, scoring 3 stars in all categories apart from download quotas.

 

Developing: Twitter.com back to normal?

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Developing: Cross your fingers and toes, it appears Twitter has fixed the recent XSS attack as we reported about below in pretty quick time.

 

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The exploit attack has taken the Twitter world by storm over the past hour. My own account was affected, but I can confirm that my Twitter.com (old design) is back to normal and I am not seeing any strangeness such as a blanked out screen and auto re-tweets by random users.

 

Is your Twitter.com back to normal now? Do let us know!

 

Downloads increase by 50% in Australia

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A new study has found that our taste for downloads has increased as well as the number of wireless internet connections in the last 12 months.

 

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A reported released yesterday by the Bureau of Statistics shows that in the June 2010 quarter, the amount of data downloaded increased by 50%. In the same period of time the number of wireless broadband connections increased by an amazing 70% to nearly 3.5 million, while fixed-line broadband connections increased slightly to 4.2 million.

 

The amount of data downloaded every quarter is now 11 times higher than March 2005 and 126 times higher than March 2002.

 

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Telstra fixes four-day e-mail blockout

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For four days Telstra email systems have been having issues. Blocking all emails from all internet services. Dial-up, satellite, Next-G, cable and finally, ADSL e-mail accounts were affected.

 

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Martin Barr, a Telstra Spokesman said the problem with e-mail login access and delays since Monday are now rectified. He also added "We have updated the service page and issue is now resolved". He could not confirm how many customers were affected, but said "Those accounts have been progressively unlocked".

 

It seems all is good now for those with Bigpond e-mail services!

 

New Twitter.com rolling out over next few weeks, see intro video

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Twitter is holding a small and casual press conference at its offices at the moment and it has been talking about the new Twitter.com. We referenced a story from Mashable in an earlier post today and those rumors have turned out true.

 

 

Some of the new features include a new "faster and richer" design with mini profiles, easier to discover related content and of course images and video in tweets. "Now, it's easy to see embedded photos and videos directly on Twitter, thanks to partnerships with Dailybooth, DeviantArt, Etsy, Flickr, Justin.TV, Kickstarter, Kiva, Photozou, Plixi, Twitgoo, TwitPic, Twitvid, USTREAM, Vimeo, Yfrog, and YouTube."

 

According to the new Twitter.com promo page, the rollout of these changes will come over the "next several weeks". The folks from Twitter will provide more updates over the next few days.

 

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