Noon News: eBook Piracy on the Rise, Facebook IPO, Email Scammers Target Amazon Shoppers

Online pirates are increasingly exploiting the booming ebook market as thousands of shoppers prefer to purchase digital books from rogue sites, reveals a new report. Apparently, these sites are offering ebooks at a much lower price than the original price from publishers. And the market has become more lucrative for pirates with the exponentially rising Kindle sales.

Social media giant Facebook could finally go public this year, despite the company not revealing anything concrete as of now. According to Nick Einhorn, a prominent analyst at Renaissance Capital, it is highly likely that Facebook will be filing its IPO paperwork with the US SEC (Security and Exchange Commission), sometime during the first quarter of this year.

Google is currently testing its updated home page layout. The latest update is being considered as a biggest change to its home page till date. At present the new layout is under trial and incidentally the interface is quite similar to the Chrome layout.

Hackers are trying to reach for the sky; quite literally, if the Hackerspace Global Grid (HGG) group succeeds then by 2034 this will be a reality. According to various reports, HGG is looking for a way to send satellites owned by them into orbit and this will be open as well as free from censorship of internet.

Online shopping was at its peak during the holiday season and email scammers have been playing spoil sport for Amazon shoppers by sending out fake emails that confirm the payment and shipment of a HTC Evo 4G. Hoax-Slayer has reported that gullible Amazon customers are being targeted through a fake email looks as if it has come from Amazon.