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Noon News: LulzSec Joins Anonymous, Google Revamping Homepage, Microsoft Given Approval For Skype Acquisition

In what could be seen as a nightmare situation emerging for IT security firms and some government agencies, the infamous hacking group LulzSec has decided to join forces on hacktivist group Anonymous to counter any efforts made to contain their activities, ABC reports. LulzSec has decided to launch Operation Antisec which is primarily directed at government agencies and security firms attempting to restrain it from carrying out Denial of Service attacks.

According to new reports, search giant Google is currently working on renovations for its home page, as well as related changes in the search result pages. There are also reports that Google is planning to remove the “I'm feeling lucky” button from the home page. The news was first revealed by one Twitter user named David Pierce who documented these changes, and provided a screenshot of the new Google homepage.

Microsoft has finally received approval from the U.S. antitrust regulators to go ahead with its proposed acquisition of the world’s largest VoIP provider, Skype Limited. According to a US FTC (Federal Trade Commission) announcement last Friday, the transaction has been approved for “early termination” of a review into the proposed acquisition process.

In what could be termed as a potentially ground breaking change for the cyber world, a global Internet body is planning to introduce a range of new website domain suffixes in the days to come.

Google paid tribute to billions of fathers around the world yesterday on Father’s Day by displaying a neck tie in a new Google Doodle. Google’s Father’s Day logo looked similar to a simple license plate in white with the “Google” logo coloured entirely in blue, and the “L” in the logo replaced by a neck tie, PCMag reports.

Ravi Mandalla was ITProPortal's Sub Editor (and a contributing writer) for two years from 2011. Based in Ahmedabad, India, Ravi is now the owner and founder of Parity Media Pvt. Ltd., a news and media company, which specializes in online publishing, technology news and analysis, reviews, web site traffic growth, web site UI. Ravi lists his specialist subjects as: Enterprise, IT, Technology, Gadgets, Business, High Net Worth Individuals, Online Publishing, Advertising, Marketing, Social Media, News, Reviews, Audio, Video, and Multi-Media. He has also previously worked as Dy. Manager - IT Security at (n)Code Solutions.