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Hackers release millions of Twitter IDs and user information for free

Twitter’s security flaw that allowed hackers to steal millions of user records was patched in August this year, but that hasn’t stopped hackers from posting that data for free online.Photo: Sergey Yelagin (Shutterstock) Twitter’s API once contained a flaw so easily exploitable that hackers managed to capture 5.4 million user details. Now, according to reports …

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Elon Musk will make a new phone if Apple and Google ban Twitter

Now Elon may or may not want to fix the phones.Photo: Suzanne Cordeiro/AFP from Twitter new leader Elon Musk makes so many claims on the platform that it’s hard to keep up. This week only, Musk Twitter users surveyed whether he should provide “general amnesty” to suspended accounts and got in public brawl whether the …

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Meta AI Bot Contributes to Fake Research Online

Photo: Andrea Verdelli (Getty Images) Meta paused its artificial intelligence (AI)bot last week, only two days after it went live to the public. The bot, called Galactica, was trained “on 106 billion tokens of open-access scientific text and data. This includes papers, textbooks, scientific websites, encyclopedias, reference material, knowledge bases, and more,” the company told …

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Apple Sued Over iPhone Privacy Settings After Gizmodo Story

Photo: LOIC VENANCE / Contributor (Getty Images) Apple is facing a class action lawsuit for allegedly harvesting iPhone user data even when the company’s own privacy settings promise not to. The following, filed Thursday in California federal court, comes days after Gizmodo exclusively reported on research into how multiple iPhone apps send Apple analytics data, …

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Looking Back at 10 Years Since Final Fantasy XIV 1.0 Ended

screenshot: Square-Enix Ten years ago, in a cataclysmic rain of flaring energy, Final Fantasy XIV died. That’s both true in the sense that the land of Eorzea was raked with the almighty megaflare of one of Final Fantasy‘s most powerful beings, the dragon Bahamut, and that developer Square Enix shut down the servers of its …

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How To Turn Your Phone Into a ‘Minimalist’ Phone

You can buy minimalist phones like the Light Phone II.Photo: Light Phone II The smartphones that we carry around with us everywhere are fantastic little devices, capable of entertaining and informing and communicating with the rest of the world—but they can be incredibly distracting too. If you’ve decided that your phone is sucking up too …

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