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A hacker used Twitter’s own ‘admin’ tool to spread cryptocurrency scam

A hacker allegedly behind a spate of Twitter account hacks on Wednesday gained access to a Twitter “admin” tool on the company’s network that allowed them to hijack high-profile Twitter accounts to spread a cryptocurrency scam, according to a person with direct knowledge of the incident. The account hijacks hit some of the most prominent users on the social media platform, including leading cryptocurrency sites, but also ensnared several celebrity accounts, notably Bill Gates, Jeff Bezos, Elo...
Tags: Security, Twitter, Social Media, Tech, Spokesperson, Joe Biden, Software, Digital Media, Btc, Operating Systems, Cryptocurrency, Real Time Web, Microblogging, Text Messaging, Kirk, Bill Gates Jeff Bezos Elon Musk


Experts Expose the Deadliest Garden Writing Tools! And Five Fabulous Coneflowers that Defy News Feed Blues!!!

July 15, 2020 Cincinnati, Ohio Dear Marianne, Thank you so much for your letter dated June 26th. During this chaotic, busy time, it reminded me that I’m still in this relationship, and just as importantly, it reminded me why. I’ll explain this a little later on. Before I do, I want to address my Facebook overshares. I’ve been accused of this before, and I have brought it up with health professionals. Mental health professionals. Through this I’ve learned new things about myself. Some of it is ra...
Tags: Google, Facebook, Gardening, Uncategorized, Letters, YOAST, Everclear, Cincinnati Ohio, Christopher Lloyd, Scott Beuerlein, Marianne Wilburn, Monty Don, Garden Writing, Mosteller Road, Garden Writers, SHARONVILLE Ohio


Gmail is getting a massive redesign to work more like Slack

Slack may have launched with the purpose of replacing email in the workplace, but recently, Google has been fighting back by trying to get email to replace Slack. Following a leak earlier in the day, Google today confirmed the company is planning its largest redesign to Gmail in years, integrating a variety of its work-oriented tools like Google Chat, Meet, and Rooms right into its incredibly popular email service. In a blog post, Google says its aim is to deepen the integration between, it’s th...
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Twitter blames 'coordinated' attack on its systems for hack of Joe Biden, Barack Obama, Bill Gates and others

Twitter accounts belonging to Joe Biden, Bill Gates, Elon Musk and Apple, among other prominent handles, were compromised on Wednesday in what Twitter said it believes to be an attack on some of its employees with access to the company's internal tools.
Tags: Apple, Twitter, Cnn, Joe Biden Bill Gates Elon Musk, Joe Biden Barack Obama Bill Gates


Twitter hack: accounts of prominent figures, including Biden, Musk, Obama, Gates and Kanye compromised

Accounts of Uber and Apple also appear to have been hacked as part of scam instructing followers to transfer cryptocurrencyThe Twitter accounts of major public figures and corporations, including Joe Biden, Barack Obama, Elon Musk, Bill Gates, Jeff Bezos and Apple were hijacked Wednesday, in a stunning show of force by hackers. Twitter said it was aware of “a security incident” and “taking steps to fix it”, but provided no further information hours after the hack began.The hack unfolded over the...
Tags: Apple, Uber, Twitter, Elon Musk, Technology, US news, Hacking, Bill Gates, Jeff Bezos, Kanye, Biden Musk Obama Gates


Apple Is Getting Into Podcasting for Real

As part of its ever-expanding slate of services, Apple is betting on original podcasting with its newly announced daily news program, Apple News Today. Read more...
Tags: Apple, Science, Podcasts, Services, Apple News, Streaming Wars


10 Tips for Naming Your Startup Business

Revised and updated July 15, 2020 Finding the right name for your startup company can have a significant impact on your success. The wrong name can do worse than fail to connect with customers; it can also result in insurmountable business and legal hurdles. In contrast, a clear, powerful name can be extremely helpful in your marketing and branding efforts. Here are 10 helpful suggestions on how to come up with a winning name for your business: 1. Avoid hard-to-spell names You don’t want poten...
Tags: Google, Amazon, Sales, San Francisco, Godaddy, Gm, Jeff Bezos, Branding, Getting Started, State, Facebook Twitter, Starting A Business, Richard D Harroch, Richard Harroch, Important Startup Lessons for Founders, Business Names


Deepfake Used To Attack Activist Couple Shows New Disinformation Frontier

An anonymous reader shares a report: Oliver Taylor, a student at England's University of Birmingham, is a twenty-something with brown eyes, light stubble, and a slightly stiff smile. Online profiles describe him as a coffee lover and politics junkie who was raised in a traditional Jewish home. His half dozen freelance editorials and blog posts reveal an active interest in anti-Semitism and Jewish affairs, with bylines in the Jerusalem Post and the Times of Israel. The catch? Oliver Taylor seems ...
Tags: England, London, Israel, Tech, Quora, Times, Taylor, Reuters, University of Birmingham, Jerusalem Post, Masri, NSO, Oliver Taylor, Reuters Calls, Mazen Masri, Algemeiner Taylor


The best emergency apps for iOS and Android

Our pick of emergency apps includes must-have apps for personal safety, travel, natural disasters, and more.
Tags: Apple, Ios, Android, Mobile, Trends, Emergency Alerts, Best Emergency Apps, Disaster Apps, Emergency Apps


US threatens sanctions against Huawei employees and business partners

Secretary of state Mike Pompeo accuses Chinese telco of human rights abuses and says employees may have US visas restrictedThe United States has cleared the way for sanctions on employees of the Chinese telecom giant Huawei, expanding its campaign against Beijing.The US secretary of State Mike Pompeo announced that Washington would restrict US visas for employees of Huawei and other Chinese firms if they were involved in human rights abuses. Continue reading...
Tags: Technology, Washington, China, US, World news, US news, United States, Asia Pacific, Huawei, State, Mike Pompeo, Beijing The US


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Google is Quietly Experimenting With Holographic Glasses and Smart Tattoos

A simple pair of sunglasses that projects holographic icons. A smartwatch that has a digital screen but analog hands. A temporary tattoo that, when applied to your skin, transforms your body into a living touchpad. A virtual reality controller that lets you pick up objects in digital worlds and feel their weight as you swing them around. Those are some of the projects Google has quietly been developing or funding, according to white papers and demo videos, in an effort to create the next generat...
Tags: Google, Tech, Google Research, ATAP Google, Alex Olwal, Olwal, Interaction Lab, Google Faculty Research Awards


Daily Crunch: Google backs India’s Reliance Jio

Reliance Jio continues to add billions of dollars to its bank account, Apple scores a tax victory in Europe and researchers test a system for undersea Wi-Fi (with lasers!). Here’s your Daily Crunch for July 15, 2020. Google invests $4.5 billion in India’s Reliance Jio Platforms Another giant tech company has invested in India’s largest telecom, following Facebook’s investment a couple of months ago. Reliance Jio has raised about $20.2 billion in the past four months — more than the entire ...
Tags: Apple, Google, TC, Facebook, Europe, India, Tech, Ireland, European Commission, European Court Of Justice, Nissan, Skype, Sundar Pichai, Reliance Jio, Jio, Jeff Lawson


Google Takes on Zoom and Slack By Bundling Video Calls and Chat Into Gmail for Business Users

Google is making its popular Gmail app more of a productivity powerhouse. From a report: The Alphabet subsidiary is incorporating more applications into the business version of Gmail so that users don't need to switch to other apps or browser tabs, it could help keep employees satisfied with the company's business software and not want to adopt alternative services, such as Slack or Zoom. That's an important consideration for building up the cloud business that augments Google and Alphabet's adv...
Tags: Google, Microsoft, Office, Tech, Google Docs, Cnbc, Alphabet, Javier Soltero


Dozens of high-profile Twitter accounts, including Obama, Biden, Elon Musk, Warren Buffett, and Apple, appear to have been hacked in a colossal bitcoin scam: here's the full list (TWTR)

Dozens of high-profile Twitter accounts were hacked Wednesday as part of an elaborate bitcoin scam. Accounts belonging to billionaires, music artists, politicians, and tech founders and startups were all hacked. After more than an hour of bitcoin scams coming from large accounts, Twitter appeared to temporarily disable verified accounts from posting to the site as it looked into the issue. "We are aware of a security incident impacting accounts on Twitter," the company wrote on Twitter. "We are...
Tags: Apple, Twitter, Spacex, Microsoft, Barack Obama, Trends, Joe Biden, Floyd Mayweather, Wendy, Mike Bloomberg, Warren Buffett Elon Musk, Elon Musk Billionaire, Bill Gates Tesla, Obama Biden Elon Musk Warren Buffett, Apple Uber Kanye West Amazon, Jeff Bezos Billionaire


Twitter accounts of prominent figures, including Biden, Musk and Obama, compromised in major hack

Accounts of Uber and Apple also appear to have been compromised as part of scam instructing followers to transfer cryptocurrencyThe Twitter accounts of major public figures and corporations, including Joe Biden, Barack Obama, Elon Musk, Bill Gates, Jeff Bezos and Apple were hijacked Wednesday, in a stunning show of force by hackers. Twitter said it was aware of “a security incident” and “taking steps to fix it”, but provided no further information hours after the hack began.The hack unfolded ove...
Tags: Apple, Uber, Twitter, Elon Musk, Technology, Obama, US news, Hacking, Bill Gates, Jeff Bezos, Biden Musk


Lawsuits accuse Amazon, Alphabet (Google), Microsoft of training facial recognition tools with photos of people without consent

A trio of lawsuits filed Tuesday against Microsoft, Google owner Alphabet, and Amazon accuses the tech companies of training their facial recognition tools on photos of people that have not given their consent, which is a violation of Illinois law. From CNET: The photos in question were part of IBM's Diversity in Faces database, which is designed to advance the study of fairness and accuracy in facial recognition by looking at more than just skin tone, age and gender. The data includes 1 mill...
Tags: Amazon, Post, Business, Technology, News, Justice, Law, Lawsuits, Ibm, Ai, Illinois, Biometrics, Alphabet, Steven Vance, Microsoft Google, Amazon Google Microsoft


VC Brad Feld has a new book — and some advice — for startups trying to deal with the unknowable

Brad Feld, the longtime investor and founder of both Foundry Group in Boulder, Co., and Techstars, the now-global accelerator program, has a new book coming out next week called “The Startup Community Way: Evolving an Entrepreneurial Ecosystem,” in which he and co-author Ian Hathaway offer some advice about how to make burgeoning startup communities as powerful as possible now that they exist around the world. We caught up with Feld to talk about the book; we also wound up discussing what founde...
Tags: TC, Boston, Tech, Venture Capital, Nba, Brad Feld, Alexis Ohanian, Foundry Group, Formlabs, Feld, Boulder CO, Ian Hathaway, COVID


Twitter accounts of Joe Biden, Barack Obama, Elon Musk, Bill Gates, and others apparently hacked

Twitter accounts belonging to Joe Biden, Bill Gates, Elon Musk and Apple, among other prominent handles, were compromised on Wednesday and posted tweets that appeared to promote a cryptocurrency scam.
Tags: Apple, Cnn, Joe Biden Bill Gates Elon Musk, Joe Biden Barack Obama Elon Musk Bill Gates


Benchmark-backed Optimizely confirms it has laid off 15% of staff

Optimizely, a San Francisco-based startup that popularized the concept of A/B testing, has laid off 15% of its staff, the company confirmed in a statement to TechCrunch. The layoff impacts around 60 people, and those laid off were given varied levels of severance. Each employee was given 6 months of COBRA and was allowed to keep their laptops. “As with so many other businesses globally, Optimizely has been impacted by COVID-19. Today, we have had to make a heartbreaking decision to reduce the...
Tags: TC, MetroMile, Layoffs, San Francisco, Tech, Silicon Valley, Goldman Sachs, PPP, Enterprise Software, Stubhub, A/b Testing, Index Ventures, Optimizely, Erin Flynn, COBRA, Dan Siroker


Bank of America, Google, and Red Hat Executives Join OASIS Board of Directors

OASIS, the international standards and open source consortium, this week announced that three new members were elected to its Board of Directors: Jeremy Allison of Google, Rich Bowen of Red Hat, and Wende Peters of Bank of America. From a report: Their depth of experience in the open source and open standards communities bolsters the Board's reach and establishes OASIS as the home for worldwide standards in cybersecurity, blockchain, privacy, cryptography, cloud computing, IoT, urban mobility, e...
Tags: Google, Kaiser Permanente, Tech, Ibm, Oracle, Board, Guy Martin, Mitre, Software Freedom Conservancy, Bank of America Google, Open Source Programs Office, Jeremy Allison, Rich Bowen, Wende Peters of Bank of America From, Martin Chapman, Bruce Rich


Google Cloud did some 'myth busting' about data privacy and winning large customers this week as it tries to win the war against Amazon and Microsoft, analysts say (GOOG, GOOGL)

This year's virtual Google Cloud Next conference showed that the cloud unit is trying to do some "myth busting" as it competes against Amazon Web Services and Microsoft, an analyst says. Google Cloud has struggled with being seen as less secure or less of a serious enterprise cloud player than its competitors, but it's trying to change that image by launching new security products and announcing big customers. Google Cloud is also continuing to launch multi-cloud products — like BigQuery Omni ...
Tags: Google, Amazon, Microsoft, US, America, Trends, Gartner, Deutsche Bank, Aws, Amazon Web Services, Trump, Lopez, Maribel Lopez, Google Cloud, James Sanders, Global Market Intelligence


Elon Musk, Jeff Bezos, and Bill Gates appear to have had their Twitter accounts hacked as part of a bitcoin giveaway scam (TSLA)

Bill Gates, Elon Musk, and Jeff Bezos appear to have had their Twitter accounts hacked as part of a colossal cryptocurrency scam.  The tech moguls' accounts began sending tweets Wednesday afternoon offering to double bitcoin payments sent to their addresses.  Musk posted multiple tweets Wednesday afternoon containing what claimed to be his bitcoin address, saying he was "feeling generous because of COVID-19." Musk, Bezos, and Gates weren't the only high-profile accounts that were compromised. ...
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Smokers Quit in Highest Numbers in a Decade

More than one million people have given up smoking since the Covid-19 pandemic hit, a survey for charity Action on Smoking and Health (Ash) suggests. From a report: Of those who had quit in the previous four months, 41% said it was in direct response to coronavirus. Separately, University College London (UCL) found more people quit smoking in the year to June 2020 than in any year since its survey began in 2007. Government advice says smokers may be at risk of more severe Covid symptoms. Between...
Tags: UK, England, Tech, Yougov, University College London, charity Action on Smoking and Health Ash, Separately University College London UCL


Major Twitter hack pushes bitcoin scam on Obama, Joe Biden, Elon Musk, Bill Gates, Apple, Uber, Biden accounts, collects $$$$

This is quite a major hack. Now is a good time to change your password. Hackers pumping a cryptocurrency giveaway scam appear to have compromised the Twitter accounts of leading exchanges, individuals and at least one news organization. Hackers gained access to the official verified Twitter accounts of some of America’s most famous, wealthy, and powereful people and best-known brands, including: - Barack Obama – Joe Biden —Jeff Bezos —Bill Gates —Kanye West —Mike Bloomberg —Elon Musk —Apple - ...
Tags: Apple, Amazon, Security, Twitter, Post, Business, Elon Musk, Technology, News, Nbc News, America, Barack Obama, Joe Biden, US news, Scams, Tech News


Apple just sent out its first ever public tweet – and it was a bitcoin scam (APPL)

Apple just sent out its first public tweet – and it was a Bitcoin scam. The iPhone maker has been present on Twitter since 2016 but has to date only sent out promotional tweets. This was the first time it sent a public tweet from the main account. Apple has joined Joe Biden, Kanye West, Elon Musk, and a raft of other high-profile Twitter accounts in tweeting out the same bitcoin scam. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. Apple joined Twitter in 2016 so it could blanket us all w...
Tags: Apple, Amazon, Twitter, Elon Musk, Trends, Bitcoin, Bill Gates, Jeff Bezos, Joe Biden Kanye West Elon Musk, Joe Biden Kanye West


Twitter accounts of Biden, Musk and other prominent figures apparently hacked in bitcoin scam

Accounts of Uber and Apple also appear to have been compromised as part of scam instructing followers to transfer cryptocurrencyThe Twitter accounts of major public figures and corporations, including Joe Biden, Barack Obama, Elon Musk, Bill Gates, Jeff Bezos and Apple appear to have been hacked as part of a bitcoin scam Wednesday. Twitter said it was looking into the situation.The apparently compromised accounts, which count tens of millions of followers, sent a series of tweets proposing a cla...
Tags: Apple, Uber, Elon Musk, Technology, US news, Hacking, Bill Gates, Jeff Bezos, Biden Musk


Twitter stock slides after-hours amid scramble to contain high-profile account hacks

Twitter’s stock slid as much as 4% in after-hours trading as the company tried to swat down hackers that had taken over the accounts of multiple high-profile users. Accounts belonging to Barack Obama, Elon Musk, Jeff Bezos, Kanye West, Joe Biden, Warren Buffet, Apple and many others had their accounts compromised Wednesday afternoon, all posting tweets directing users to a Bitcoin scam. The scam directs the account’s followers to send a certain number of Bitcoin to a blockchain address. A Twitte...
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Twitter accounts of Joe Biden, Elon Musk, Bill Gates, Apple and others apparently hacked

Twitter accounts belonging to Joe Biden, Bill Gates, Elon Musk and Apple, among other prominent handles, were compromised on Wednesday and posted tweets that appeared to promote a cryptocurrency scam.
Tags: Apple, Cnn, Joe Biden Elon Musk Bill Gates Apple, Joe Biden Bill Gates Elon Musk


Xiaomi goes back to basics with new pair of true wireless earbuds

The Mi True Wireless Earphones 2 Basic are a pair of budget buds with interesting features
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