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Forkly provides full disclosure on data collection practices in public letter to Congress

Twitter Sends Out Emails To 250K Users Who 'May' Have Been Compromised, Says Hack Was Not Related To Yesterday's Outage

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Twitter is sending out emails to 250,000 users it says may have had their accounts compromised in the last week as the site experienced “unusual access patterns that led to us identifying unauthorized access attempts to Twitter user data.” Twitter tells TechCrunch that this is “not related” to the widespread,...
Twitter Sends Out Emails To 250K Users Who 'May' Have Been Compromised, Says Hack Was Not Related To Yesterday's Outage
Texas Instruments Announces New Partnerships For OMAP5, But Wait…There’s More
Google wants to ditch passwords, let you log in with the ring on your finger

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FaceChipz: Internet of Things Meets Social Networking

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Remember POGS? Don't feel bad if you don't - you've just dated yourself, that's all. These round collectible discs were used to play a children's game (also called POGS) back in the 1990's. Thanks to the incredible popularity of these little tokens, collecting POGS became a generation-defining fad for the...
FaceChipz: Internet of Things Meets Social Networking

Skype And Dropbox Fix Redirect Security Hole That Could've Hacked Your Facebook

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Nir Goldschlager just saved your identity. One of the world’s top white hat security researchers, Goldschlager this week helped Skype and Dropbox fix a critical security flaw that could have let hackers take control of their users’ Facebook accounts. Tomorrow Goldschlager will detail how found the exploit, but he gave...
Skype And Dropbox Fix Redirect Security Hole That Could've Hacked Your Facebook
Tweetro hits back at Twitter API restrictions with $9.99 Windows Store relaunch

Facebook for Android Bug Holds Lessons for Developers, Users

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App updates may not seem like a big deal. Sure, they fix bugs and provide fun stuff like new features and enhanced user interfaces. But they can also patch potentially serious security holes. Case in point: a recent Facebook vulnerability found in the company's Android software developer kit (SDK). A...
Facebook for Android Bug Holds Lessons for Developers, Users
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Popular ChevronWP7 Labs to discontinue Windows Phone unlocking work

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Well, this is a bummer, but not something that it is wholly unexpected: The nifty team behind ChevronWP7 Labs is shuttering the project, and moving on. If you recall, and I’m sure you do, there was quite the brouhaha over ChevronWP7 Labs just some time back, when they sold out of ‘tokens’...
Popular ChevronWP7 Labs to discontinue Windows Phone unlocking work

Cyber Attacks Are On The Increase, Warns Defense Firm

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One in five of every attack is "advanced and persistent", says Lockheed Martin VP Chandra McMahon. One of the biggest names in defense claims that hackers are adopting a new tack on infiltrating computer systems. According to Chandra McMahon, VP and Chief Security Officer of Lockheed Martin, cyber-criminals are...
Cyber Attacks Are On The Increase, Warns Defense Firm

Twitter confirms that it was hacked and 250,000 users may have been compromised

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Twitter has announced that this week, it was the the recipient of an attempt by a hacker to gain unauthorized access to its users’ data. In a blog post, it says that approximately 250,000 users may have been compromised as a result with limited user information accessed, including usernames, email...
Twitter confirms that it was hacked and 250,000 users may have been compromised
1 million iOS device IDs leaked after alleged FBI laptop hack

TBS launches its Social Dugout app in time for the MLB playoffs and rewards you for watching

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It’s October and if you’re a sports fan, you’ll know that it’s playoff time for Major League Baseball. But how will you be watching your favorite matchup? Most likely in front of a television screen watching on TBS. That’s great, but what if you could get rewarded for just sitting...
TBS launches its Social Dugout app in time for the MLB playoffs and rewards you for watching
Startup Spotlight: GiftGiv looks to make gift giving a breeze

Twitter detects and shuts down password data hack in progress

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Twitter engineers shut down what they described as an "extremely sophisticated" hack attack on its network that exposed the cryptographically protected password data and login tokens for 250,000 users. In a blog post published late Friday afternoon, company officials said affected passwords and tokens have been reset and e-mails...
Twitter detects and shuts down password data hack in progress
After reaching Twitter token limit, Falcon Pro now priced at $132 to dissuade new downloads

Tweet Marker Plus reborn as Watermark with App.net support in move away from Twitter

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Developer Manton Reece has announced that he is changing the name of the Tweet Marker Plus service to Watermark as part of a “gradual move away from Twitter”. In a growing sign of the times, Watermark also includes support for App.net, a pay-to-use social networking platform that has set itself...
Tweet Marker Plus reborn as Watermark with App.net support in move away from Twitter

What RSA Learned From Its Security Breach

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There’s a lot of hyperbole in the war against hackers. Art Coviello, the 59-year-old executive chairman of EMC Corp.’s RSA security division, is in a position to size up the real threat. RSA makes the login security systems used by 95 of the Fortune 100 companies. Two years ago, it...
What RSA Learned From Its Security Breach
Toopher funding gives location-based two factor authentication a boost

Twitter horrifies third-party developers

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Social media company plans to introduce per-hour and user limits on apps, as part of API changesTwitter has horrified third-party developers by hinting that it will in future limit their size by preventing them having more than a certain number of users, as part of a wide-ranging shift in the...
Twitter horrifies third-party developers

After Perks, Klout Tries Gamification To Get You to Care About Your Social Media ‘Influence’

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In an email to members today, Klout, everyone's favorite dubiously scientific social influence analyzer/punching bag announced it would be teaming up with Badgeville, a gamification platform that lets companies like eBay, Samsung, and Dell find and reward engaged customers with badges, tokens and online prizes. By integrating Klout's "influence...
After Perks, Klout Tries Gamification To Get You to Care About Your Social Media ‘Influence’
The blood in your eyes may soon replace your passwords
New Falcon for Android users locked out as app gets squeezed by Twitter token limits

Tweetro talks Twitter app economics: After fees and token rules, is much money left on the table?

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TNW has covered the saga of Tweetro carefully. The Twitter app for Windows 8 banged into Twitter’s glass ceiling and was not offered more tokens, causing its developers to build a new version of its product, revoke all current user tokens, and charge for access to its new Tweetro+ product. TNW covered the...
Tweetro talks Twitter app economics: After fees and token rules, is much money left on the table?

Serious Skype Security Flaw Prompts Password Reset Page Removal

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Skype faced a fairly serious security threat today, thanks to a flaw in the system replicated by The Next Web that allowed people to sign up with email addresses already in use by other users and then force password resets for any accounts associated with those emails. Reset tokens could...
Serious Skype Security Flaw Prompts Password Reset Page Removal

Twitter signals new limits for app developers, more control for itself in new v1.1 API

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Twitter has been broadcasting for quite some time that it would be making changes to the API that developers use to access it for apps and today the company is finally beginning to detail what those changes are. First and foremost, developers who create apps that perform traditional 3rd...
Twitter signals new limits for app developers, more control for itself in new v1.1 API

Google Adds New Toys to OAuth Playground

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Google opened its OAuth 2.0 playground to developers last November with support for Google properties and non-Google APIs with support for OAuth 2.0 draft 10. Since then, the company has added a number of new toys to the OAuth Playground, including support for testing client-side apps, in addition to testing...
Google Adds New Toys to OAuth Playground

Skype plugs security hole letting anyone hijack accounts, says 'small number' of users affected

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A number of hours after The Next Web revealed a flaw in the way Skype handled password resets, allowing third-parties to hijack accounts using just an email address, Skype has said that it has now fixed the issue, updating its password reset process so that it doesn’t send tokens to...
Skype plugs security hole letting anyone hijack accounts, says 'small number' of users affected
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