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Does Facebook Need a ‘Sympathize’ Button? Does Facebook Need a ‘Sympathize’ Button?
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Sometimes, a “like” doesn’t really mean “like” – or it least it’s not supposed to come across like that. When you posted that your dog Roscoe died and that you were going to miss him forever, because he was such …

Fox News Was Hacked, Maybe, For a Second [UPDATED] Fox News Was Hacked, Maybe, For a Second [UPDATED]
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UPDATE: Fox News has acknowledged the issue on Twitter. It’s an internal production problem, apparently: As you may have seen, http://t.co/m6O9czWONs is having issues. It's an internal production problem and will be fixed soon. #FoxNews — Fox News (@FoxNews) November …

Baby Monitor Hacked in Toddler’s Room
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Baby monitors are used by parents to do exactly as their name suggests, monitor the baby. We don’t imagine that we are possibly inviting strangers into the safety and security of our homes. Imagine putting your toddler to bed, and …

Chipotle’s Twitter Hack Was Fake and I Ain’t Even Mad Chipotle’s Twitter Hack Was Fake and I Ain’t Even Mad

In retrospect, we should’ve seen this coming. Earlier this week, the official Twitter account for Chipotle spent about an hour making some pretty odd tweets. “Find avocado store,” read ond tweet. “Mittens13 password leave,” read another. Here’s a screencap of …

CBS Reporter Hacked, Involved ‘Search and Exfiltration of Data’ CBS Reporter Hacked, Involved ‘Search and Exfiltration of Data’
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An internal investigation by a cyber security firm, hired by CBS News, has confirmed that investigative reporter Sharyl Attkisson’s computer was “accessed by an unauthorized, external, unknown party on multiple occasions late in 2012.” Here’s CBS News’ statement on the …

Make Laundry a Treat with This 2-Second Shirt-Folding Technique
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I hate laundry. You hate laundry. It’s not that we hate washing our clothes or anything – it’s just the folding part that’s so terrible. Well, here’s a 2-second shirt-folding tutorial to help. Yep. Two seconds. For faster laundry. Or, …

Chinese Hackers Targeted Obama, McCain in 2008, Say Officials Chinese Hackers Targeted Obama, McCain in 2008, Say Officials
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In 2009, President Obama admitted that his campaign’s infrastructure had fallen victim to a hacking attack. He said that hackers had gained access to some emails, various campaign files, and policy position papers. But he didn’t attach any foreign entity …

Twitter Finally Launches Two-Step Verification Twitter Finally Launches Two-Step Verification

After a series of high-profile hacks and calls from the user base, Twitter has finally unveiled their form of two-step verification. “Every day, a growing number of people log in to Twitter. Usually these login attempts come from the genuine …

Twitter Suggests News Orgs Designate Twitter-Only Devices to Protect Themselves in Light of Recent Hacks Twitter Suggests News Orgs Designate Twitter-Only Devices to Protect Themselves in Light of Recent Hacks
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In light of the recent hacking attacks that have hit news organizations around the world, Twitter has warned news outlets that they expect the attacks to continue. “There have been several recent incidents of high-profile news and media Twitter handles …

LivingSocial Hacked: 50M+ Emails & Passwords, but No Credit Card Info LivingSocial Hacked: 50M+ Emails & Passwords, but No Credit Card Info
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Daily deals site LivingSocial is the latest major tech company to fall victim to hackers. According to the Washington D.C.-based company, the hack exposed over 50 million users’ email addresses, passwords, birthdates, and more – but no financial information. All …

AP Twitter Hack Gets The NMA Treatment

Though Tuesday’s hack of the AP’s Twitter account that sent U.S. markets into a freefall is no laughing matter, our favorite Taiwanese animators over at NMA do their best to make it entertaining. According to NMA’s take on the event, …

Twitter Two-Step Verification Finally on the Horizon [REPORT] Twitter Two-Step Verification Finally on the Horizon [REPORT]
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Following Tuesday’s hack of the AP’s Twitter account that temporarily tanked the stock market and showed just how powerful a false tweet can be, Twitter is looking to slowly roll out two-step verification to some users. According to Wired, Twitter …

AP Twitter Account Back Up Following Hack AP Twitter Account Back Up Following Hack

After being down for over 20 hours following a hack, the Associated Press’ Twitter account is now back up and running. “Thank you for your patience,” tweeted the @AP account early Wednesday morning. Yesterday, around 1 pm ET, the @AP …

AP Hacked, Tweets About White House Explosion AP Hacked, Tweets About White House Explosion
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Two explosions have not rocked the White House and President Obama is not injured. But if you follow the Associated Press’ official Twitter account, you might have seen some disturbing news to the contrary. Earlier this afternoon, the AP’s official …

Student Hacker Directs FSU Wi-Fi Users to Infamous Meatspin Video (For a Good Cause) Student Hacker Directs FSU Wi-Fi Users to Infamous Meatspin Video (For a Good Cause)
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A 26-year-old Florida State University student has been charged with “offenses against computer users,” a third-degree felony, for hacking the campus’ Wi-Fi network and directing users to an infamous shock site. Benjamin Blouin fully admits to hacking the network, but …

Colin Powell’s Facebook Page Hacked, Disses Bush

Former Secretary of State General Colin Powell is the latest public figure to lose control of their social media account. Earlier this morning, Powell’s Facebook page was commandeered by an unknown hacker, who began to fill the page with anti-George …

Donald Trump’s Twitter Account Hacked, Tweets Lil Wayne Lyrics Donald Trump’s Twitter Account Hacked, Tweets Lil Wayne Lyrics
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Donald Trump is the latest Twitter personality to feel the sting of a successful hacking. Earlier today, Trump’s account tweeted out a rap lyric to his 2 million+ followers. “These hoes think they classy, well that’s the class I’m skippen,” …

Apple Hacked with Same Attack That Hit Facebook, Will Release Anti-Malware Tool for Infected Macs Apple Hacked with Same Attack That Hit Facebook, Will Release Anti-Malware Tool for Infected Macs

Facebook isn’t the only high-profile tech company reporting that hackers have targeted them. This time, it’s Apple. According to Reuters, Apple was hit with the same Java exploit that targeted Facebook employees last month (although the company didn’t release that …

Burger King Twitter Hack: No Schadenfreude from McDonald’s End Burger King Twitter Hack: No Schadenfreude from McDonald’s End

If you run the Twitter account for a major international business, take this as a cautionary tale. It’s been a pretty bad day for whoever is in charge of fast-food chain Burger King’s Twitter account. Earlier this afternoon, the account …

Facebook: We Were Hacked, But Your Info Is Safe Facebook: We Were Hacked, But Your Info Is Safe
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Facebook has just announced that last month they were targeted by a “sophisticated attack” that saw some of its employees let malware onto their systems after visiting a compromised site. Not to fear, though. Facebook says that they have found …

Facebook Shares Its Favorite Hacks Of 2012 Facebook Shares Its Favorite Hacks Of 2012
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Facebook encourages its developers to work on side projects throughout the year. Some of those projects end up being cool ideas that manage to be integrated into the Facebook platform proper. Others are just awesome ideas that must be seen …