Thursday April 26, 2018

Archive for the ‘Internet’ Category

Zuckerberg accidentally left his notebook open

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg left the talking points he used during a marathon US Senate hearing Tuesday on full display during a break — and an Associated Press photographer snapped a picture. “Founded Facebook. My decisions. I made mistakes. Big challenge but we’ve solved problems before. Going to solve this one,” the notes read. The notes also included a section slapping back at comments made by Apple CEO Tim Cook  More…

Ted Cruz Grills Mark Zuckerberg in Senate Hearing

Why millennials will learn nothing from Facebook’s privacy crisis

Last year it seemed Mark Zuckerberg was looking for a way into politics. Now he could be looking for a way out. He told reporters he’d made a “huge mistake” in not prioritizing the protection of user data, but millennials don’t care. Millennials believe that everyone is eventually going to know everything about them anyway.  More…

NRA: To every Hollywood phony ‘Time’s Up’-inspired ad targeting celebs amid Oscars

National Rifle Association spokesperson Dana Loesch promoted her new television show with a controversial message on Twitter on Sunday. In a video, Loesch calls out "every lying member of the media," "every Hollywood phony," and "the role-model athletes who use their free speech to alter and undermine what our flag represents." She tells them, "Your time is running out."  More…

Kylie Jenner cause Snapchat’s market value to crash

Kylie Jenner, in just a week wiped out $1.3 billion of Snapchat’s market value with a tweet — saying that she doesn’t use it anymore — and then got a $1.4 million Ferrari as a “push present,” which some speculate was a gift from Instagram and Facebook owner Mark Zuckerberg.  More…

Why Apple’s Tim Cook doesn’t want his nephew to use social networks

Although he runs the biggest tech company on the planet, Apple Inc. Chief Executive Tim Cook is concerned by the risk that technology poses to kids. Speaking at Harlow College in Essex, England, last week, Cook said there should be limits on the use of technology in schools, and said he doesn’t want his young nephew using social media.  More…

Uber paid man $100,000 to keep data breach secret

A 20-year-old Florida man was responsible for the large data breach at Uber Technologies Inc last year and was paid $100,000 by Uber to destroy the data through a so-called “bug bounty” program normally used to identify small code vulnerabilities.  More…

The most cringe-worthy holiday cards revealed

Receiving a holiday card is supposed to be a festive treat – and perhaps even a sweet reminder of just how much your loved ones are thinking of you during the holiday season. However, for some, it seems that creating a Christmas card actually serves as more of an opportunity to show off their unique sense of humor, and generally let their freak flags fly.  More…

Yahoo’s CEO testimony: Must have been Russians who hacked us

Former Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer admitted on Capitol Hill Wednesday that the Silicon Valley giant still doesn’t understand how hackers managed to compromise the information of billions of Yahoo users. In an opening statement to the Senate Commerce Committee, Mayer apologized to Yahoo’s users and blamed “Russian agents” for the breach.  More…

Yahoo now admits every single account, 3 billion people, affected by data breach

Yahoo on Tuesday said that every single Yahoo account was affected by a data breach that took place in 2013. In 2016, Yahoo disclosed that more than one billion of about three billion accounts had likely been affected by the hack. In its disclosure Tuesday, the company said all accounts were likely victimized.  More…

Website ‘Rotten Tomatoes’ blamed for bad movie season

Box office revenue in North America totaled $3.8 billion, a 15 percent decline from the same span last year. Ready for the truly alarming part? Hollywood is blaming a website: Rotten Tomatoes. “I think it’s the destruction of our business,” Brett Ratner, the director, producer and film financier, said at a film festival this year.  More…

143 Million Social Security numbers exposed after Equifax hack

Hackers may have the names and social security numbers of 143 million Americans after a massive breach of credit-reporting agency Equifax, the company said Thursday.  More…

Boutique fat-shames woman after bad review

A woman who gave a clothing store in Florida a bad review on Facebook says the boutique publicly fat-shamed her and sent her harassing text messages in retaliation. Amanda Gifford claims her nightmare experience with Kelly Brett Boutique began when the Tallahassee store refused to exchange or refund a dress that was too small. From there, Gifford said that the situation “spiraled way out of control.”  More…

Hackers can ruin your life with just two numbers

Cybercriminals are using a simple trick to steal people’s mobile phone numbers, move them to a different carrier and use the stolen number to gain access to the victim’s other personal information, including their bank accounts. In most instances, fraudsters simply need an account number for your mobile provider and your date of birth.  More…

The fall of retailers means doomsday for malls

Better take a good look, because this may be last call for the mall. The rise of online retailing and the disenchantment of shoppers with the department store is rapidly leading to the demise of American shopping meccas. For decades, malls have been anchored by super-sized department stores occupying tens of thousands of square feet.  More…