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Amazon, Twitter to depose before Committee on Data Protection Bill on Oct 28; Google, Paytm on Oct 29

Representatives of Amazon and Twitter are scheduled to depose before of the Joint Parliamentary Committee on October 28. Google and Paytm are scheduled to depose before the committee a day after that. Representatives of Twitter are set to depose at 11 am, while Amazon’s representatives are scheduled for 3 pm. This is after multiple media reports had emerged last week claiming that Amazon had refused to depose before committee. Amazon later clarified that it had not refused to appear before the c...
Tags: Travel, Google, Amazon, Facebook, Twitter, News, India, Bill, Paytm, PDP, Facebook India, Amazon Twitter, JPC, Ajit Mohan, Personal Data Protection Bill, Joint Parliamentary Committee


Decrypted: How Twitter was hacked, GitHub DMCA backfires

One week to the U.S. presidential election and things are getting spicy. It’s not just the rhetoric — hackers are actively working to disrupt the election, officials have said, and last week they came with a concrete example and an unusually quick pointing of blame. On Wednesday night, Director of National Intelligence John Ratcliffe blamed Iran for an email operation designed to intimidate voters in Florida into voting for President Trump “or else.” Ratcliffe, who didn’t take any questions from...
Tags: Iphone, Android, Security, Social, Startups, Twitter, Florida, New York, Tech, Iran, Encryption, Law Enforcement, United States, President, Fireeye, Vpn


‘Today’ Show Runs Deceptively Edited Biden Clip Pushed by Team Trump

Eight days before the 2020 election, you would think that major media outlets would be extra vigilant about publishing potentially misleading video of presidential candidates.But on Monday morning, NBC News’ Today show irresponsibly aired a deceptively edited clip of Joe Biden, which appears to have originated with the Trump campaign, and purports to show the former vice president mixing up Presidents Donald Trump and George W. Bush.In a video package about the final week of the campaign, which ...
Tags: Twitter, News, Nbc, White House, Nbc News, Joe Biden, Cnn, Fox, Pennsylvania, Gop, George Bush, Fox News, Biden, Donald Trump, George W Bush, Maria


Twitter starts showing all US users election misinformation warnings

Starting today, Twitter users in the U.S. will see two large notices at the top of their feeds that aim to “preemptively debunk” misinformation related to voting. The striking messages are designed to push back against the deluge of false claims about the 2020 election. One notice warns users that they “might encounter misleading information” about mail-in voting while the other attempts to head off online election-related chaos by cautioning that the results of the U.S. election may be delay...
Tags: Social, TC, Twitter, US, Tech, Policy, States, Misinformation, 2020 Election, Facebook Changing


Twitter starts showing all U.S. users election misinformation warnings

Starting today, Twitter users in the U.S. will see two large notices at the top of their feeds that aim to “preemptively debunk” misinformation related to voting. The striking messages are designed to push back against the deluge of false claims about the 2020 election. One notice warns users that they “might encounter misleading information” about mail-in voting while the other attempts to head off online election-related chaos by cautioning that the results of the U.S. election may be delay...
Tags: TC, Twitter, Tech, Policy, States, Misinformation, 2020 Election, Facebook Changing


Harry Styles Unveils ‘Golden’ Music Video

Harry Styles has released the music video for “Golden,” the fifth single from his “Fine Line” album following U.S. radio hits “Adore You,” “Watermelon Sugar” and “Falling.” The artist released a teaser for the clip on Sunday, amassing millions of views in the hours before the official video dropped. On Monday, within 30 minutes of […]
Tags: Twitter, News, Harry Styles, Golden


Trump and Biden are both betting on the suburbs to win the 2020 election, but only one of them understands what that means

Biden and Trump both want to lock down the suburban vote, but it turns out suburbia is ill-defined. Getty Donald Trump and Joe Biden are both trying to secure the suburban vote ahead of the presidential election, with Trump specifically appealing to an exclusionary, antiquated view of suburbia. Suburbia is a key battleground in the election, distinct from liberal-leaning cities and conservative-leaning rural areas. However suburbia is ill-defined and still lacks a federal definition, makin...
Tags: Twitter, Obama, US, America, Trends, Bloomberg, Joe Biden, Harvard University, Queens, Hud, Biden, Donald Trump, Montgomery, Ucla, Michael, Trulia


How to map out your 2021 social media plan

Have you started thinking about your 2021 social media plan? Here's how to start putting the building blocks in place for a solid year of engagement.
Tags: Facebook, Twitter, Video, Pinterest, Instagram, Youtube, Marketing, Social Media, Linkedin, Service, Radio, Teams, Agent, Columns, Lead Generation, Select


Dodgers’ path to the parade encounters an incredible grenade

Brett Maverick Phillips, this is your life. A man the Dodgers barely knew, perhaps the least known of the almost-famous Tampa Bay Rays, got a base hit that the Dodgers turned into the hand grenade that might, just might, explode their well-planned dreams. Phillips came into this boiling Game 4 in the ninth inning. Kenley Jansen was in there to protect a one-run lead. With two on, Phillips hit a single into right-center. Kevin Kiermaier scored the tying run, and Randy Arozarena, who has come from...
Tags: Twitter, Sports, Sport, Soccer, Mlb, Will Smith, Kansas City, Rays, Taylor, Los Angeles Dodgers, Anderson, Tampa Bay Rays, World Series, Tampa Bay, Phillips, Dodgers


Was Quibi the good kind of startup failure?

Editor’s note: Get this free weekly recap of TechCrunch news that any startup can use by email every Saturday morning (7 a.m. PT). Subscribe here. Startup failure is easy to hold up as a type of martyrdom for progress, especially if the founders are starting out scrappy in the first place and trying to save the world. But heroic narrative gets complicated when the startup failure involves the biggest names in entertainment, dubious product decisions, and well over $1 billion in losses in an alre...
Tags: Startups, TC, MetroMile, Twitter, US, Tech, Netflix, United States, Alibaba, Switzerland, Ohio, EC, Tim Weller, Alex, Datto, Zurich


Yet Another Twitter Account Suspension Case Fails–Jones v. Twitter

Jones had a Twitter account @aboxoffrogs. Twitter permanently suspended the account for hateful conduct. Jones sued Twitter (pro se) for (1) defamation, (2) tortious interference, (3) aiding and abetting, (4) conspiracy, (5) ratification, (6) retraction, (7) violation of Section 230(c), (8) ECPA, (9) Civil Rights Act Title II/III, (10) Civil Rights Act Title VI, (11) FTC Act, (12) 18 USC 241, (13) 18 USC 242, (14) 18 USC 245, and (15) JASTA. The court grants Twitter’s motion to dismiss. Section...
Tags: Facebook, Twitter, Law, ECPA, Usc, Jones, Privacy/security, Cohen, Twitter Inc, Bates, ATA, Tanisha, Content Regulation, Derivative Liability, Obado, Backpage MA


The week of pantomime-like negotiations that brought Britain back to the Brexit negotiating table

It was only a week ago that Boris Johnson declared the Brexit trade talks over, and said the UK would “embrace” WTO terms. Just days later, both sides were back around the table. The resumption of talks followed a series of carefully choreographed moves which saw the European Union meet British conditions to restart the negotiations. Many in Brussels have suggested that they never believed Boris Johnson was serious when he threatened a no deal Brexit. The EU is, after all, used to fiery summit w...
Tags: Twitter, UK, News, Eu, European Union, Britain, European Commission, WTO, Boris Johnson, Brussels, Johnson, Brexit, David Frost, Michel Barnier


What I want to tell Jeff Bridges about lymphoma

Tom Goldstone writes that the actor's Twitter announcement made him think about his own lymphoma diagnosis in July 2013 and how far treatment for the cancer has come over the years.
Tags: Twitter, Cnn, Jeff Bridges, Tom Goldstone


Facebook and Twitter CEOs to testify before Congress in November on how they handled the election

Shortly after voting to move forward with a pair of subpoenas, the Senate Judiciary Committee has reached an agreement that will see the CEOs of two major social platforms testify voluntarily in November. The hearing will be the second major congressional appearance by tech CEOs arranged this month. Twitter’s Jack Dorsey and Facebook’s Mark Zuckerberg will answer questions at the hearing, set for November 17 — two weeks after election day. The Republican-led committee is chaired by South Caro...
Tags: TC, Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, Twitter, New York Post, Congress, Government, Senate, Tech, Joe Biden, Policy, Jack Dorsey, South Carolina, Dorsey, Zuckerberg, Lindsey Graham


Senate Republicans' Bullshit Talking Points on Their Section 230 Bill, Debunked

The GOP-controlled Senate Commerce Committee is holding a hearing next week on Big Tech, and it’s called on Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg, Google CEO Sundar Pichai, and Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey to testify. Republicans on the committee have made it abundantly clear that their intent is to grill the CEOs over a conspiracy…Read more...
Tags: Google, Facebook, Twitter, Science, Senate, Gop, Jack Dorsey, First Amendment, Sundar Pichai, Senate Commerce Committee, Section 230, Content Moderation, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg Google


Jeff Bridges' lymphoma diagnosis made me think of my own

Tom Goldstone writes that the actor's Twitter announcement made him think about his own lymphoma diagnosis in July 2013 and how far treatment for the cancer has come over the years.
Tags: Twitter, Cnn, Jeff Bridges, Tom Goldstone


New Look at James Gunn’s The Suicide Squad Revealed!

BEGIN SLIDESHOW New Look at James Gunn’s The Suicide Squad Revealed! After two months since we finally got our first look at James Gunn’s The Suicide Squad during the DC FanDome event back in August, Empire Magazine took to Twitter to reveal the two covers for their upcoming exclusive issue for Warner Bros. Pictures’ highly-anticipated DC film. Featuring a new look at the dysfunctional team of DC villains including Margot Robbie’s Harley Quinn, John Cena’s Peacemaker, Idris Elba’s Bloods...
Tags: Twitter, Movies, Suicide Squad, Idris Elba, James Gunn, Margot Robbie, Boomerang, TDK, Warner Bros. Pictures, Sean Gunn, Kinnaman, Michael Rooker, Peter Safran, Flula Borg, ComingSoon, Movie News


Secure Your Twitter Account Better Than Trump in Less Than 5 Minutes

There’s a report going around that President Trump’s Twitter account was hacked—again—by a Dutch security researcher who just happened to guess the correct password: “maga2020!” I think the story is absolutely bogus, but it’s still a great reminder that you shouldn’t be lazy with your social media security. Locking…Read more...
Tags: Security, Apps, Twitter, Social Media, Password, Lifehacks, Two Factor Authentication, Trump


Twitter and the White House denied claims a hacker broke into Trump's account by guessing that his password was 'maga2020!'

President Donald Trump. Getty An ethical hacker told Dutch media on Thursday he had broken into US President Donald Trump's Twitter account by guessing Trump's password to be "maga2020!". The White House denied the claims, and Twitter said it had seen "no evidence" the account had been breached. Motherboard reporter Joseph Cox also cast doubt on the hacker's account of the breach, pointing out discrepancies in a screenshot Gevers shared after he allegedly accessed the account. Visit Busine...
Tags: Twitter, White House, US, Trends, Hack, United States, Netherlands, Donald Trump, UC Berkeley, Trump, Cox, Weaver, Forbes Twitter, De Volkskrant, Nicholas Weaver, Tech Insider


Indian govt warns Twitter for showing Leh as part of China

Twitter became the recipient of nationwide scorn this past week, after its location tagging system showed the Union Territory of Ladakh as a part of China. Now, it has been admonished by the Indian government, according to reports by multiple publications including Economic Times and PTI. Ajay Sawhney, secretary, Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology (MEITY) has written to Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey, expressing “strong disapproval” over the issue and and warned the company for “disresp...
Tags: Travel, Twitter, News, China, India, Pakistan, Xiaomi, Union, Jack Dorsey, Kashmir, Hall of Fame, Economic Times, PTI, Jammu, Ladakh, Arunachal Pradesh


After Dutch bloke claims he hacked Trump's Twitter by guessing password, web biz says there's 'no evidence'

It's saying something when it's easy to believe the US President's passphrase was maga2020! Donald Trump's Twitter password was easily guessed, and he still isn't using multi-factor authentication, claims a Dutch hacker who on Thursday bragged he broke into the President's account last week. Twitter says it has "no evidence" this claim is true.…
Tags: Twitter, US, Software, Donald Trump, Trump


Senate subpoenas could force Zuckerberg and Dorsey to testify on New York Post controversy

The Senate Judiciary Committee voted in favor of issuing subpoenas for Facebook’s Mark Zuckerberg and Twitter’s Jack Dorsey Thursday, meaning that there might be two big tech CEO hearings on the horizon. Republicans in the committee declared their interest in a hearing on “the platforms’ censorship of New York Post articles” after social networks limited the reach of a dubious story purporting to contain hacked materials implicating Hunter Biden, Joe Biden’s son, in impropriety involving a Ukrai...
Tags: TC, Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, Twitter, New York Post, Congress, Government, Senate, Tech, Fox News, Graham, Jack Dorsey, Sundar Pichai, Dorsey, Zuckerberg, Trump


Fact check: Claim that Kamala Harris' current press secretary works for Twitter is false

Posts alleging that Sabrina Singh also works at Twitter are false. Harris' former press secretary, Nick Pacilio, left his job for a post at Twitter.         [Author: USA TODAY]
Tags: Twitter, Usa, News, Usa Today, Kamala Harris, HARRIS, Sabrina Singh, Nick Pacilio


Fort Bragg Says Civilian Staffer Posted Explicit Tweets On Official Account By Mistake

A civilian employee was responsible for the lewd tweets posted on the Fort Bragg military base’s official Twitter account on Wednesday, according to Col. Joe Buccino, the public affairs officer for the XVIII Airborne Corps. Buccino told TPM over the phone that the employee, who was one of three people who had access to the account, told investigators that he had sent the tweets by accident. The XVIII Airborne Corps had previously announced that the account was “hacked.” Earlier this afternoo...
Tags: Twitter, News, US, Fort Bragg, Cristina Cabrera, Buccino, Airborne Corps, XVIII Airborne Corps, Quinn Finite, Col Joe Buccino, Fort Bragg Twitter


Security Researcher Claims He Took Over Trump’s Twitter Using Password 'maga2020!'

A Dutch security researcher is claiming that he was able to gain access to President Trump’s Twitter account last week. Allegedly, the only vulnerability he discovered was Trump’s total lack of concern for security. The researcher says that all he had to do was guess that the password was “MAGA2020!” Read more...
Tags: Twitter, Science, Hacks, Donald Trump, Trump, Victor Gevers, Governing By Tweet, Ethical Security


US Army base says it's sorry for claiming its Twitter account was hacked after an 'administrator' sent sexual messages at an OnlyFans creator

A sign at Fort Bragg, North Carolina, January 4, 2020. Associated Press Fort Bragg, the home of the US Army's Airborne and Special Operations Command, claimed its official Twitter account was hacked after it began sending explicit tweets. The account began replying to an adult-content creator from the platform OnlyFans on Wednesday afternoon. The OnlyFans performer described the incident as "wild" and told Insider she was disappointed the tweets were removed. The XVIII Airborne Corps walke...
Tags: Twitter, Politics, News, Instagram, Entertainment, China, US, Trends, Tammy Duckworth, US Army, Fort Bragg, Special Operations Command, Tech Insider, U.S. Army, David Choi, OnlyFans


Trump's Twitter hacked after Dutch researcher claims he guessed password – report

Victor Gevers claimed he had access to president’s account, De Volkskrant reported, but Twitter said ‘we’ve seen no evidence’Donald Trump’s Twitter account was hacked last week, after a Dutch researcher correctly guessed the president’s password: “maga2020!”, Dutch media reported.Victor Gevers, a security expert, had access to Trump’s direct messages, could post tweets in his name and change his profile, De Volkskrant newspaper reported. Continue reading...
Tags: Twitter, Technology, World news, US news, Donald Trump, Trump, De Volkskrant, Trump s Twitter, Victor Gevers


Trump's Twitter hacked after Dutch researcher guessed password – report

Victor Gevers said he had access to president’s account, De Volkskrant reported, but Twitter said ‘we’ve seen no evidence’Donald Trump’s Twitter account was hacked last week, after a Dutch researcher correctly guessed the president’s password: “maga2020!”, Dutch media reported.Victor Gevers, a security expert, had access to Trump’s direct messages, could post tweets in his name and change his profile, De Volkskrant newspaper reported. Continue reading...
Tags: Twitter, Technology, World news, US news, Donald Trump, Trump, De Volkskrant, Trump s Twitter, Victor Gevers


Trump's Twitter account hacked after Dutch researcher guessed password

Victor Gevers had access to president’s direct messages and could post tweets after trying the password ‘maga2020!’Donald Trump’s Twitter account was hacked last week, after a Dutch researcher correctly guessed the president’s password: “maga2020!”.Victor Gevers, a security expert, had access to Trump’s direct messages, could post tweets in his name and change his profile, De Volkskrant newspaper reported. Continue reading...
Tags: Twitter, Technology, World news, US news, Donald Trump, Trump, De Volkskrant, Trump s Twitter, Victor Gevers


President Trump’s Twitter accessed by security expert who guessed password “maga2020!”

A Dutch security researcher says he accessed President Trump’s @realDonaldTrump Twitter account last week by guessing his password: “maga2020!”. Victor Gevers, a security researcher at the GDI Foundation and chair of the Dutch Institute for Vulnerability Disclosure, which finds and reports security vulnerabilities, told TechCrunch he guessed the president’s account password and was successful on the fifth attempt. The account was not protected by two-factor authentication, granting Gevers access...
Tags: Security, Twitter, White House, US, Tech, Netherlands, Oman, Homeland Security, Cisa, Trump, Trump s Twitter, Victor Gevers, RTL News, GDI Foundation, Gevers, Dutch Institute for Vulnerability Disclosure