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Fast-Growing Photo Messaging App Snapchat Launches on Android

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Sometimes it’s the tiniest of tweaks that make one product seem totally different. Here is what the mobile app Snapchat does: allows users to take a photo with their phone, overlay a little bit of text, and send it to another user. The recipient can view the photo message for a...
Fast-Growing Photo Messaging App Snapchat Launches on Android

Street Style Social Network Thre.ad Shuts Down

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Ms. Nguyen (Photo: We Are NY Tech) New York-based street style social network Thre.ad announced in an email sent out to users today that it will be shutting down. The company’s owners would probably rather you think of it as a pivot, however: According to the announcement, they’re folding Thre.ad into...
Street Style Social Network Thre.ad Shuts Down

PandoMonthly New York with First Round Capital's Josh Kopelman, the full interview

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Wait, didn’t we just do one of these? Never mind. First Round Capital’s Josh Kopelman schlepped over from Philadelphia last night to join us for another sunless PandoMonthly New York. Kopelman, who wore his “Gangnam Style” suit from First Round Capital’s 2012 holiday video and suffered through our montage of...
PandoMonthly New York with First Round Capital's Josh Kopelman, the full interview

Apple comments on Gizmodo/Wired writer's account hacking, here's how it went down...

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Over the weekend, we reported on the hacking of the digital life of Wired’s Mat Honan. Mat Honan wrote up his whole story over at Wired.  The scariest part is that they were able to reproduce the hack using 2 pieces of publicly available information and a phone call. We...
Apple comments on Gizmodo/Wired writer's account hacking, here's how it went down...

Your iPhone can be hacked with a malicious charger

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You may want to think twice before using someone else's charger next time your iPhone's battery life is running low. Three researchers at the Georgia Institute of Technology claim to have invented a charger that can install malware on an iPhone, iPad or iPod touch. The team will show off...
Your iPhone can be hacked with a malicious charger
Hacker group allegedly takes down nearly 9K Tumblr accounts

Refresh Roundup: week of April 22nd, 2013

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Your smartphone and / or tablet is just begging for an update. From time to time, these mobile devices are blessed with maintenance refreshes, bug fixes, custom ROMs and anything in between, and so many of them are floating around that it's easy for a sizable chunk to get...
Refresh Roundup: week of April 22nd, 2013

Barnes & Noble retail stores victim of PIN pad hack

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Book seller Barnes & Noble confessed that customers who have shopped recently in one of 63 stores in the US may have credit card information stolen. The company had discovered about September 14 that one PIN entry pad in each of its retail store had been broken into by hackers....
Barnes & Noble retail stores victim of PIN pad hack

After Last Week's Worm, Tumblr Goes Dark Again; Company Says Outage Is Intentional To Resolve "Network Issue"

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As you may have heard by now, this afternoon, many users have reported being unable to access their favorite mixed media blogging platform, Tumblr. The company confirmed this afternoon that this is not in fact one of the first signs of the Mayan prophesy, tweeting that the site is “currently...
After Last Week's Worm, Tumblr Goes Dark Again; Company Says Outage Is Intentional To Resolve "Network Issue"

Go Daddy denies hack, blames internal problems for outage

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Go Daddy, the world's largest registrar of domain names, denied Tuesday that an hours-long outage at the company Monday was caused by a hack or denial of service attack. Instead, the company said, its own internal systems -- not an attack -- were to blame. Read full article >>...
Go Daddy denies hack, blames internal problems for outage
Apple freezing iCloud password changes following Honan hack
PlayStation Network hacker sentenced to year in prison

Feature Friday: Concierge

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Eighty percent of all music listening happens in lean back mode where someone or something plays the music for you. That's a fact. I am not sure where I saw it, but I believe it to be true based on my own music listening experience. That's why I haven't found...
Feature Friday: Concierge

Nobody Is Impressed By Facebook's Big Attempt To Take Over Android (FB)

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Facebook's new Android experience called "Facebook Home" will be available for download on April 12 alongside a flagship smartphone, the HTC First. Mixed reviews are starting to show up from the technology world. The general sentiment is that Facebook Home puts the social network at the heart of the smartphone experience....
Nobody Is Impressed By Facebook's Big Attempt To Take Over Android (FB)

Two-Step Verification Dances Around the Issue

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Last June, millions of LinkedIn accounts were hacked. In July, 400,000 Yahoo accounts were hacked. On Friday, one tech writer, Mat Honan, had his Apple and Amazon accounts hacked through cracks in their customer service, bringing down the rest of his digital identity, as well as wiping years’ worth of...
Two-Step Verification Dances Around the Issue

Hacking For The Sake Of It: 'Eboz' Downed Google, Apple, 300 Other Pakistani Sites, And Many More Just To Show It Can?

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Pakistan’s internet-using population were slammed today with a systematic take-down of local versions of some of the world’s biggest names in tech, and several hours after first going down, Google.pk, Google.com.pk, Yahoo.pk, Apple.pk, Microsoft.pk still do not appear to be working. In all, it appears that 279 other sites in Pakistan were hacked...
Hacking For The Sake Of It: 'Eboz' Downed Google, Apple, 300 Other Pakistani Sites, And Many More Just To Show It Can?
'God.js' lets you program and enforce your own browser-based religion

Publisher BlueToad says it was source of data in Anonymous 'FBI hack' #thecircuit

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BlueToad publisher says its was source of 'FBI hack' data: A publishing chief executive from the company BlueToad has said that the data posted by hackers claiming to have taken data used to identify Apple devices from the FBI matches data from his company's servers. Read full article >>...
Publisher BlueToad says it was source of data in Anonymous 'FBI hack' #thecircuit

Dropbox Has Hired Guns Investigating Its Spam Problem

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Dropbox accounts were recently exposed to a spam attack and the cloud storage company has brought in an outside team of investigators to help put a lid on the problem, reports TechCrunch. The trouble started yesterday when some users began reporting spam attacks on their accounts, despite the fact that...
Dropbox Has Hired Guns Investigating Its Spam Problem

How to use Microsoft's own whitelisting feature to enable Flash on the Metro version of IE10

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Internet Explorer on ARM machines was not supposed to have Flash support, but Microsoft caved and instead decided to limit Flash on the Metro version of IE10 to only sites on its Compatibility View List. Don’t like the restriction? We have good news for you: the good guys on XDA...
How to use Microsoft's own whitelisting feature to enable Flash on the Metro version of IE10

Gillmor Gang: Remote Wipe

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The Gillmor Gang — Robert Scoble, John Taschek, Kevin Marks, and Steve Gillmor — took to the airwaves with a mid-summer tour of Twitter’s third party clampdown, whether Minecraft is the future of software development, why two-factor authentication wouldn’t have stopped the Wired hack, and the usual push notification...
Gillmor Gang: Remote Wipe

iPhone hack can bypass password

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Apple is working on fixing bugs that involve the lock-screen passcode and exchange accounts, and the Tamagotchi is reborn in app form. [Read more]...
iPhone hack can bypass password

Windows RT can be tweaked to run desktop apps, hacker says

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Running traditional desktop apps on Windows RT may be one step closer to reality, thanks to a vulnerability that a hacker claims lets you run any desktop app on the ARM version of Windows. A hacker called 'clrokr' recently detailed the Windows RT exploit, which requires manipulating a part...
Windows RT can be tweaked to run desktop apps, hacker says

Dropbox says no evidence of hack in investigation of spam

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Dropbox's ongoing investigation into a possible security breach has not produced any evidence that its systems have been infiltrated, according to an update Friday to the company's user forum....
Dropbox says no evidence of hack in investigation of spam
Facebook: Go forth, Chat Heads, and tell everyone that we've improved at mobile

Apple adds 'unique_identifier' to in-app purchase receipts, not UDID, may be related to recent breach

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Apple has begun adding a new field to its in-app purchase receipts entitled ‘unique_identifier’. The addition of the field was reported by Macrumors, but contrary to its article, it does not appear to contain a Unique Device Identifier (UDID), something that Apple has been instructing developers to move away from....
Apple adds 'unique_identifier' to in-app purchase receipts, not UDID, may be related to recent breach

Former Tribune staffer accused of conspiring in Anonymous hack

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A former Tribune Company employee could face as much as 10 years of jail time over federal charges accusing him of conspiring with members of the hacker group Anonymous to hack into a Tribune website....
Former Tribune staffer accused of conspiring in Anonymous hack
Hacked Bitcoin exchange BitFloor back online, founder promises to repay stolen funds

Yahoo Japan says 22 million user IDs may have been stolen

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Yahoo Japan, the country's largest Web portal, said up to 22 million user IDs may have been leaked during a hack that was discovered last week.The company emphasized that the IDs are already public information, and no passwords or other private data were affected. Yahoo Japan IDs are used...
Yahoo Japan says 22 million user IDs may have been stolen

Worried about the end of the world? TNW built an app to help you track the fall of humanity

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It’s hack day at TNW’s Amsterdam headquarters, and our lovely team has put together a neat little application for tracking the coming end of the world. Sadly, Douglas Adams and his famed restaurant appear to not be real after all. Called ‘IsEveryoneAlive,’ the app tracks tweets from around the world,...
Worried about the end of the world? TNW built an app to help you track the fall of humanity
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