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Millions of SMS messages exposed in database security lapse

Millions of SMS messages exposed in database security lapse A massive database storing tens of millions of SMS text messages, most of which were sent by businesses to potential customers, has been found online. The database is run by TrueDialog, a business SMS provider for businesses and higher education providers, which lets […]

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Twitter to add a way to ‘memorialize’ accounts for deceased users before removing inactive ones

Twitter to add a way to ‘memorialize’ accounts for deceased users before removing inactive ones Twitter has changed its tune regarding inactive accounts after receiving a lot of user feedback: It will now be developing a way to “memorialize” user accounts for those who have passed away, before proceeding with a plan […]

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Twitter says it will restrict users from retweeting world leaders who break its rules

Twitter says it will restrict users from retweeting world leaders who break its rules Twitter said it will restrict how users can interact with tweets from world leaders who break its rules. The social media giant said it will not allow users to like, reply, share or retweet the offending tweets, but […]

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Someone hacked Jack Dorsey’s own Twitter account

Someone hacked Jack Dorsey’s own Twitter account A hacker has broken into Jack Dorsey’s own Twitter account. It’s not clear how it happened, but the hacker posted over a dozen tweets in quick succession, including racial epithets. Not only that, it means the unnamed hacker also has access to the Twitter chief […]

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T-Mobile customers report outage, can’t make calls or send text messages

T-Mobile customers report outage, can’t make calls or send text messages T-Mobile customers across the U.S. say they can’t make calls or send text messages following an apparent outage — although mobile data appears to be unaffected. We tested with a T-Mobile phone in the office. Both calls to and from the […]

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Twitter says accounts linked to China tried to ‘sow political discord’ in Hong Kong

Twitter says accounts linked to China tried to ‘sow political discord’ in Hong Kong Twitter says a significant information operation involving hundreds of accounts linked to China were part of an effort to deliberately “sow political discord” in Hong Kong after weeks of protests in the region. In a blog post, the […]

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Twitter returns after an hour-long outage

Twitter returns after an hour-long outage After an hour of sweet freedom, the world has been returned to the grasp of Twitter. At about 2:50 pm ET, the desktop and mobile site were down, displaying a “Something is technically wrong” error. The app was also not working. The site returned at about […]

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LTE flaws let hackers ‘easily’ spoof presidential alerts

LTE flaws let hackers ‘easily’ spoof presidential alerts Security vulnerabilities in LTE can allow hackers to “easily” spoof presidential alerts sent to mobile phones in the event of a national emergency. Using off-the-shelf equipment and open-source software, a working exploit made it possible to send a simulated alert to every phone in […]

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How to choose and use an encrypted messaging app

How to choose and use an encrypted messaging app Text messaging has been around since the dawn of cellular technology, and sparked its own unique language. But it’s time to put sending regular SMS messages out to pasture. If you have an iPhone, you’re already on your way. iPhones (as well as […]

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Twitter warned of phone country code leak two years ago — but did nothing, security researcher says

Twitter warned of phone country code leak two years ago — but did nothing, security researcher says A security researcher found a bug in Twitter’s support form two years ago that exposed the country codes of phone numbers attached to user’s accounts. At the time, his bug report was closed as it […]

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