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Top 20 Biggest Websites In The World


Google is not the biggest website in the world.

It’s No. 2.

Do you know who’s No. 1?

Hint: It’s another American company.

By the way, guess how many of the top 20 websites in the world are Chinese.

1? 5? 10?

Thanks to ComScore, which provided us data on the top most popular Web domains in the world.

 

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biggest websites in the world : ehack

20. Amazon.com – 163 Million Unique Visitors

Amazon.com – 163 Million Unique Visitors : ehack

Amazon.com – 163 Million Unique Visitors : ehack

What it is: The ultimate online shopping destination for electronics, apparel, sporting goods, and even food.

How it got so big: When Amazon first launched, it was nothing more than a few people packing and shipping boxes of books. But it has since grown to shipping everything from trumpets to the Kindle Fire.

 

19. Sina.com.cn – 169 Million Unique Visitors

Sina.com.cn - 169 Million Unique Visitors : ehack

Sina.com.cn – 169 Million Unique Visitors : ehack

What it is: Chinese mobile portal for media and user-generated content.

How it got so big: In the early 2000s, Sina was known as the “Yahoo of China.” Sina launched microblogging service Weibo in 2009, and has grown to more than 400 million users.

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Facebook Announces 2013 Hacker Cup Competition


Hackers, start your keyboards: Facebook has officially opened registration for its third annual Hacker Cup, set to begin at the end of this month.

facebook hacker cup : ehack

facebook hacker cup : ehack

Facebook has announced that it has opened registration for the Hacker Cup, its annual competition for programmers with a $10,000 top prize, up from $5,000 last year, for the best of them all. Facebook holds the Hacker Cup in rounds, starting first online and then culminating in a final onsite round at Facebook’s HQ in Menlo Park, CA for the top 25 programmers. This years preliminary rounds will be held between January 25 and February 16. Facebook will fly the top 25 for the onsite final round that takes place March 22-23.

The Hacker Cup is important for a couple of reasons. For one is shows that, although Facebook is pushing past one billion members of its social network and is now one of the world’s biggest public tech companies, it is committed to trying to staying close to its Hacker Way roots.

This is important for it to stay innovative, but it also helps keep Facebook in touch with the world community of top, smart programmers — an obvious route to tapping for top engineering talent.

Facebook says that those who registered for a previous year are automatically registered for the competition year, although they still need to check their information is up-to-date.

There is no limit to the number of people registering for the competition, as long as you sign up by the end of the first round, on the 27th of January.

But there are a few limits on who can participate. Facebook notes in its rules and regulations that you need to be registered on Facebook yourself, you need to be 18 or older, and you cannot be resident in Quebec (!) or any other place where these kinds of competitions are prohibited by law. You also need to provide your real name, postal address, phone number, email address, and date of birth, which may weed out a few Anonymous types, as brilliant as some of them may be.

The competition will follow the same form as in past years. Rather than free-form hackathon-style hacking, contestants are given problem sets that they need to solve. Answers come by way of source code and an output file to show how it works. They will be judged on how well they can come up with the solution in a set period of time, via a timer in the input set. They have six minutes to submit the source code and output file — and they can submit multiple answers in that time.

Last year, the Hacker Cup attracted 8,000 hopefuls from 150 countries, but the final 25 came from a relatively narrow list of countries – Russia, Germany, Poland, Ukraine, China, South Korea, Japan, Taiwan, and the U.S., with the winner, Roman Andreev, hailing from Russia. You can read more about him and last year’s competition here. Just as it is telling that Facebook runs a Hacker Cup, it will be telling to see how many enter this year and how the country spread for finalists compares.

 

 

Original post at –TechCrunch

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10 Unimaginable Facts on How The Internet Really Works


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internet : ehack

Bangalore: Internet has grown into another world where everything is as easy as clicking few buttons or just gliding tip of your finger on smooth screens- be it calls, messages, social connections, information, movies, music, millions of apps, or shopping. From down to dusk you use it and thank your good fortunes that it is available, but do you really know the internet at the end of the day? How big the Internet is? Who’s building the biggest data center and what people use the mobile Internet for? Read on to know the 10 such facts about how internet actually works as compiled by Business Insider.

10. Internet is growing at unimaginable rate every year

Internet is growing at unimaginable rate every year : ehack

Internet is growing at unimaginable rate every year : ehack

As per some experts internet is growing by an exabyte of data every day. An exabyte is equal to 1 048 576 terabytes. After exabyte comes the zettabyte which equals 1000 exabytes; and in 2011 no single data center could hold a zettabyte of information. As Cisco predicts, by 2016 the data centers will be sending 1.3 zettabytes over internet every year. That’s the equivalent of sending all movies ever made across the Internet every 3 minutes.

9. U.S spies to build the world’s biggest data center

NSA ( USA)  biggest data center in Utah : ehack

NSA ( USA) biggest data center in Utah : ehack

The National Security Agency (NSA) is a cryptologic intelligence agency of the United States Department of Defense responsible for the collection and analysis of foreign communications and foreign signals intelligence, as well as protecting U.S. government communications and information systems, which involves information security and cryptanalysis/cryptography. NSA is said to be building a $2 billion data center in Utah that will be the world’s first to store a store a yottabyte of data, reports Wired. A yottabyte equals 1000 zettabytes.

8. Apple says its data center is greenest of them all

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apple north carolina : ehack

To power Apple’s data center, the iCloud, the Cupertino tech giant has been building its on power station at Maiden, North Carolina. It was also an answer by Apple to Greenpeace who accused the company of being a big polluter.
Apple said that they are building their own facilities that will provide over 60 percent of the clean power the company needs. The company also added that they are building what will be the nation’s largest private solar arrays and the largest non-utility fuel cell installation operating anywhere in the country.

7. A good chunk of the Internet is all about Facebook

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Facebook relationships : ehack

Facebook, the largest social networking site in the world in September hit a billion users mark that means it is a good chunk of the Internet.

Facebook accounted for 1 out of every 5 pageviews on the Internet worldwide, as of early 2012, according to researchers at Hitwise. The site stores 220 billion photos, and since launching features to support music apps like Spotify in September 2011, 62.6 million songs have been played 22 billion times—that’s about 210,000 years of music.

6. People use the mobile Internet to stay healthy

Accessing net on the Smartphone is hugely popular in recent times. These smart devices have became ubiquitous hence internet is made available 24 by 7. Besides obvious tasks like phone calls, texts, and Web surfing, one of the most popular things to do with a phone is to track one’s health. According to Pew Research Center, provides information on issues, attitudes and trends shaping the United States and the world, about 52 percent of Smartphone owners gather health information on their phones and almost 20 percent use their phones for health apps, particularly diet and fitness apps.

5. People use the mobile Internet to bank and buy stuff

Mobile banking : ehack

Mobile banking : ehack

Other than health tracking the internet is used by 33 percent of Americans on theirSmartphones for mobile banking and 27 percent uses it to shop. Some 25 percent make online payments. And 7 percent purchased goods from an auction site, according to research by the National Cyber Security Alliance (NCSA) and antivirus vendor McAfee.

4. Half of Americans watch TV over the Internet

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internet tv : ehack

With networks offering 3G and 4G data speeds and Smartphones being robust with technology, over half of Americans have watched TV streamed from the Internet. This has already become a favorite way to watch for people under the age of 35 versus live TV, finds research Harris Interactive.

3. Internet can save you over $8,000 a year

Having access to a high-speed broadband Internet account can save a family about $8,400 a year, says the Internet Innovation Alliance. With so much of the online shopping happening, people can save this money by using the Internet for daily deals and to comparison shop. They also save the most money on entertainment and dining out but they also save on travel and everyday necessities like food and clothes. The Cyber Monday gig in U.S. can be a best example for saving money upon shopping online.

2. But “high-speed” is a relative term

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high speed internet : ehack

The average worldwide download speed is 580 kilobits per second; Pando Networks found when looking at 27 million downloads by 20 million computers in 224 countries in a study conducted last year. When it comes to U.S., it’s slightly faster than that, with an average speed of 616 kilobits per second, or Kbps. South Korea has the fastest Internet, with an average speed of 2,202 Kbps and the eastern European nations of Romania (1,909 Kbps) and Bulgaria (1,611 Kbps) landed in second and third place.

1. Too much Internet is bad for you

Sure internet is the zing thing and beingonline may makes you feel connected. But according to the researchers at Sweden’s University of Gothenburg people who spend a lot of time online tend to be stressed out and depressed and that time spent on the computer and mobile Internet made people feel like they could never relax and disconnect.

 

 

 

Original post at –Siliconindia

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Facts of facebook [infographic]


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facts of facebook : ehack

facts of facebook : ehack

500000000 Active Facebook user.

Mostly Facebook users are between 18 to 34 years old.

Facebook was the most shared term in 2010.

750 Million photos were uploaded to Facebook over new year’s weekend.

Original post at –mashable

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Hacking Facebook Passwords like changing your own Password


Hacker found a way to hack and change your password like, just he used to change his own password. Confused ? Recently Facebook fix a very critical vulnerability on the tip of ‘Sow Ching Shiong‘, an independent vulnerability researcher. Flaw allows anyone to reset the password of any Facebook user without knowing his last password.

Hacking Facebook Passwords like changing your own Password : ehack

Hacking Facebook Passwords like changing your own Password : ehack

At Facebook, there is an option for compromised accounts at “https://www.facebook.com/hacked” , where Facebook ask one to change his password for further protection. This compromised account recovery page, will redirect you to another page at “https://www.facebook.com/checkpoint/checkpointme?f=%5Buserid%5D&r=web_hacked” .

 

Hacking Facebook Passwords like changing your own Password : ehack

Hacking Facebook Passwords like changing your own Password : ehack

Researcher notice that the URL of the page having a parameter called “f” which represents your user ID and replacing the user ID with victim’s user ID allow him to get into next page where attacker can reset the password of victim without knowing his last password.

The Vulnerability was very simple to execute, but now patched by Facebook Security Team.

 

 

Original post at –thehackernews

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