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Find it difficult to remember your password? Here's some good news - researchers claim to have developed picture password for your online account, which will also help protect against hacking. An international team says that it's actually a new kind of login which relies on the fallibility of human memory to prevent phishing attempts at stealing one's account details, the 'New Scientist' reported.
link: http://ibnlive.in.com/news/picture-password-to-protect-your-online-account/199908-11.htmlFind it difficult to remember your password? Here's some good news - researchers... more
1 year ago
First the hack and now the lawsuit! Troubles for Facebook are not nearing end anytime soon, it seems. Just a day after Facebook Founder Mark Zuckerberg's official fan page got hacked, a disgruntled user has filed a lawsuit against the Palo Alto, California based company.First the hack and now the lawsuit! Troubles for Facebook are not nearing end anytime... more
2 years ago
Mashable reported on the latest Twitter account hack, which would cause accounts to spam links to friends. If a user would click on the link, their account would become hacked and then send spam out too.
However, later in the day a tweet went out claiming teh Twitter hack was connected to the Anonymous attack on Gawker, where passwords and accounts details were stolen and uploaded on sites. Gawker linked to a story criticising wikileaks.
Many of the user accounts swiped from Gawker used the same passwords for different accounts like emails and twitter.
"Update: According to TweetStats/TweepSearch/RowFeeder creator Damon Cortesi, it seems likely that the spam is coming from already-compromised accounts, rather than malicious code from the “acainews” links.
Update 2: According to Twitter’s Del Harvey, the attack is likely related to a recent attack against Gawker that compromised 1.3 million commenter accounts. We’ve also found similarities between the compromised Gawker database and the compromised Twitter accounts. The recommended course of action is to change your Twitter password."-MashableMashable reported on the latest Twitter account hack, which would cause accounts to... more
Be careful what you choose for a Twitter account, because you might end up being sent hundreds of messages about a sporting event you've never heard of before.
For one girl in Westfield, Massachusetts choosing the Ashes saw her account swamped with requests on what the score was, which resulted in the now famed twitter phrase "I AM NOT A FREAKING CRICKET MATCH!!!".
Some of the tweets were jokes and linked to the 'I don't like cricket song' and others were tweeters referencing her account when Cricket tweeting.
She has since exploded with followers, been offered a free trip to Australia by Qantas #gettheashestotheashes and she even started selling shirts about the confusion.
"The 22-year-old said her boyfriend had been calling her "the ashes" for a long time, but that neither he or she could remember why he had given her this nickname. "-BBC!/theashes
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It was called a gimmick and great piece of transparcy by the police, though in case you missed it yesterday the Greater Manchester Police tweeted all of thier 999 calls.
The twitter account was made show the public the different crimes the police deal with everyday,
"Chief Constable - the aim of #gmp24 was to raise awareness of the wide range of incidents that police officers have to deal with every day"-Twitter (http://twitter.com/#!/gmp24_1)
According the to BBC, in the one day of tweeting 341 people were arrested with 126 still in custody of the Greater Manchester Police. Another interesting point shown by the account were the types of crimes made during the day, with more alcohol fuelled attack's during the evening.
Here are some of the tweets"
Call 3077 Youths drinking and fighting in Bury - patrols attend, no sign of youths #gmp24
Call 3058 Theft of credit on mobile phone #gmp24
Call 3030 Gun shots fired at house in Salford. Front door damaged. Nobody injured #gmp24
Call 3003 Reports of four foot doll or robot on Princess Parkway near M56 - officers attend but nothing there #gmp24
Call 253 Woman reporting that she has been assaulted by a taxi driver in Chorlton, Manchester #gmp24It was called a gimmick and great piece of transparcy by the police, though in case... more
Last night channel 4 news aired an exclusive report into election campaign expenses. For instance, if an MP spent £1 over the set limit they could lose their seat and in worst cases go to jail.
The channel highlighted the accounts for the campaign in Richmond Park by Zac Goldsmith, who was elected for the conservative party.
"But Goldsmith's campaign reduced the costs in various ways. One that stuck out was his claim that he simply did not use 62,000 of them. This helped cut his spending declaration by more than £2,500. "-Channel 4 news (report on leaflets)
Their investigation with the Bureau of Investigative Journalism found, he had reduced the cost of signs and board by claiming the costs for another campaign and council elections (even though in the council election the signs showed his face). There were also questions about how they accounted for jackets with stickers and how the costs for leaflets went on how many were used and not the amount brought.
The story went online before the TV report and is still developing with the channel reporting the investigation to the electoral commission. However, channel 4 news found Zac Goldsmiths reply to the story was filmed via sky news stating,
"Mr Goldsmith, who won the Richmond Park seat in west London at the general election, dismissed the claims as "sleazy journalism". The Conservatives said: "We are confident that the election expenses in question comply to the spirit and letter of election law."-BBC
Jon Snow noted they hoped Goldsmith would appear on their channel tonight.Last night channel 4 news aired an exclusive report into election campaign expenses.... more
PC Gamer, talks about the increase of free to play MMO's, and questions when will warcraft offer up free paly services to its users.
They get to chat with the lead designer Tom Chilton in California and find out Blizzards thoughts on alternative subscription services.
"In Korea, the game is sold purely via subscription fee, with no boxed product available. And Korean World of Warcraft subscribers will get to play StarCraft II for free, too. In Russia, StarCraft II is sold in small monthly instalments – a salve to a market where piracy is rampant."-PC Gamer
It sounds like Blizzard won't be going for free services anytime soon, but alternatives have tried and discussed in teams. I wonder if the monthly/yearly fee were scrapped, would raids, realms, races, professions and instances suddenly become pay to play?PC Gamer, talks about the increase of free to play MMO's, and questions when will... more
Twilf - Tweep I'd Like To Follow
Look the internet is full of dispute over the SuperNews! cartoon "Stupid Virus".
Conservative blogs are picking it up as an example of problems with the liberal media. Noel Sheppard from NewsBusters said:
"In the end, this was just a lot of conservative bashing in very bad taste, especially the shot of Palin's Twitter page and her astonishingly offensive screen name "Gun-Ho"
I want to take a moment and reach out to the Conservative media. I'm not speaking on behalf of SuperNews! or Current TV. These are just the words of one fine young American.
I do not, nor have I ever believed that Sarah Palin is a "Twilf." I'm throwing this out there, because Sarah Palin is not a "Tweep I'd like to follow".
Sure, I'm interested in what she had for breakfast. I'd love to know that she's just hanging out with her family. I'd die to find out which malls she'll be at on her book tour.
But frankly there is no way for me to find any of this out.
Sarah Palin has a Twitter account, she has 21k+ followers, but she hasn't even posted one goshdarn tweet.
Sarah, I know that you haven't completely shunned Web 2.0. You have a vibrant Facebook account. You've got more than a million friends on there, AND you update!
I just read your post on the "Obama Administration's Atrocious Decision." Look it was good, but it was WAAAAAAAAAY too wordy. That post used 1,683 more characters than it needed. It would have been a much easier read if it were a tweet.
Sarah Palin, I want to follow you. Please Sarah Palin, will you become a twilf? If not for me, do it for all the starving underprivileged kids, who want to know what it truly means to be "Going Rogue."
In this SuperNews! cartoon Sarah Palin is a Twilf.
Further reading on the controversy:
snarkfoodTwilf - Tweep I'd Like To Follow
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I said "joining twitter i guess, coworking convinced me" fifteen months ago. I was a fairly early adopter of this medium. I use Twitter professionally, that is I employ it to keep myself employed. I've been fully aware of its proliferation, it's usage by mainstream media and moms. I've kept tabs on what has been happening on the microblog, and yesterday I witnessed something for the first time.
Spammers got the trending term.
My professional account, has been followed by unintelligible usernames with 48 x 48 images of "Britney Spears" fellating somebody. The following day I'd notice that I have fewer followers. These spambots were judged, prosecuted, and executed by Twitter admins.
So yesterday I was surprised when I saw this:
The term "Wanna See Brｉtny" was trending on Twitter. Spammers were able to do what every Hollywood producer, marketing exec, and self-promoter has always wanted: a phrase so popular that the entire Twitter-sphere would read it.
Overnight Twitter canceled the accounts of @mwvflsgwfkmn, @qgeckmiulnfg, @taxmfwawasmu and every member of their Spammy brood. Even though they are dead now, I imagine they were effective at bringing their message of "celebrity sex tapes" to the masses by using this Twitter. Once enough accounts "Wanna See Brｉtny" you reach a critical mass, where everybody can now see that phrase in their trending topics bar.
It's still not clear how to effectively game your phrase, but it looks like this might be the future of the medium. Phrases like "Michael Jackson" still trend because it's a word that relates to a broad pop culture. But we're starting to see terms like "#whatididtoday" trend. These are organic to Twitter, and it's uncertain how these terms got started and became ubiquitous. (I'd guess that a Twitter power-user saw someone's trend and played with it.)
All I know now, is that if you ardently "Wanna See Brｉtny" you'll have to search elsewhere.
(If you still don't understand Twitter, let me suggest that you watch this explainer:
)I said "joining twitter i guess, coworking convinced me" fifteen months ago.... more
I like asking people questions from our Twitter account. When I ask these questions in the office, at best I get 2 responses: "why are you asking me this question?" But on Twitter people respond earnestly, as if asking that weird question wasn't weird.
I like to ask people what they ate for lunch, right before I go to lunch, so I get ideas for food. Today I didn't know what I wanted to listen to (or what I was going to blog about) so I asked Twitter "what was the first song you heard this morning?"
As I'm writing this, I cannot recall the first song I heard this morning. I do know the first song that linawho heard today: "baudelaire" by ...trail of dead. It seems like a lot of the first songs people hear in their day are completely accidental. Uberlegitimate was listening to NPR news, and then some how ended up hearing "Drop it Like it's Hot." MaryanneRiley unintentionally heard "4 Minutes" by JT & Madonna because it was playing at the gas station. kid_amy turned on her car, and Magical Mystery Tour popped on.
Some people aren't totally sure what song they heard. Sefus started his day with Radiohead's High and Dry or "at least" he thinks "thats the name of it." tabithakaruna took forever to remember it, but it turned out she was listening to Cold as Ice by Foreigner. chelsobelso says she heard "the Hair musical song, called Hair i think."
Sometimes the first song you hear in the morning guides your day. bcross says "Justice - Genesis... appropriate I guess" haha yeah, it's always good to start your day from the beginning. born2____ used "Suffer for Fashion" by Of Montreal to pick out his outfit for the day.
Everyone wins, but the video that gets embedded is (drum roll, please)
(tha NPR reeeeemiiiiiix)
Follow me on twitter, so I can ask you more questions about your day.
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This is a true story that takes place in Germany, Lübeck area. In 1993, Kathleen, an American-singer-artist, was denied a Citibank account because she did not have a 9 to 5, that starts at 9:00 pm. and stops at 5:00 p.m.. In 2006 she applied and was told the same thing. In 2008 she was told the same thing, but this time she wrote Comptroller of the Currency (CCO) located in Texas. The customer service, overlooking national banks. All Americans are entitled to a bank account. Germany has the same law.
Kathleen was given an account, but being a foreigner and "whistle blower", payback was on the horizon.
www.duh-real.com/featurevideo.htmThis is a true story that takes place in Germany, Lübeck area. In 1993,... more