Twitter is working to steal one of Snapchat’s best features

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A major redesign of Twitter’s mobile app is rumored to be underway and it could spell bad news for Snapchat. Rumors of Twitter’s camera-focused redesign have been swirling for months, but according to a new report, the redesign will also steal one of Snapchat’s best location-based features. Twitter supposedly plans to make a big change […]

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Russians Pose as Americans to Steal Data on Social Media

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Americans have been targeted on social media by Russian agents on a mission to harvest personal information. The agents pretended to work for organizations promoting African-American businesses as a ruse to obtain personal information from black business owners during the 2016 presidential election campaign. Using names like “BlackMattersUS” and “Black4Black,” the agents set up hundreds of social media accounts. Facebook’s recently introduced tool for identifying Russian propaganda doesn’t address Kremlin agents masquerading as Americans.
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Spotify cracks down on free users that steal Premium service

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Spotify may have 159 million active users, but only 71 million of those are paid subscribers. It makes sense that the company would want to maximize the number of paying customers, especially in light of the company's recent moves to go public. Now,…
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Google removes ‘view image’ button from search results to make pics harder to steal

Google is making a change to image search today that sounds small but will have a big impact: it’s removing the “view image” button that appeared when you clicked on a picture, which allowed you to open the image alone. The button was extremely useful for users, since when you’re searching for a picture, there’s a very good chance that you want to take it and use it for something. Now, you’ll have to take additional steps to save an image.

The change is essentially meant to frustrate users. Google has long been under fire from photographers and publishers who felt that image search allowed people to steal their pictures, and the removal of the view image button is one of many changes being made in response. A deal to show copyright…

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Cult of Mac Magazine: Why HomePod is actually a steal at $349, and more!

In this week’s Cult of Mac Magazine: Don’t make the mistake of comparing HomePod to rival smart speakers and lamenting its $349 price tag. There are good reasons why the device costs more than three times as much as an Amazon Echo — and yet is still an absolute steal. In this week’s issue, you’ll […]

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Ethereum scammers disguised as Vitalik Buterin are out to steal your coins


You might want to be extra suspicious in case you receive an email from Ethereum founder Vitalik Buterin, cordially asking you to send money: chances are someone is trying to scam you out of your funds. Buterin has taken to Twitter to warn his followers that malicious actors are pretending to be him in order to trick unsuspecting cryptocurrency rookies into sending them their coins. “If you get an email that looks like it’s from me asking for ETH, please do NOT send,” the founder cautioned. “Either contact me first or if you’re lazy just assume it’s a fraud.” If…

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Kaspersky: Malware disguised as Android apps from carriers can steal your WhatsApp messages


Security firm Kaspersky has discovered a new piece of malware doing the rounds that’s capable of spying on your Android phone like nothing else before it. The company says that the malware is called Skygofree (named after one of the domains on which it was first spotted), and is usually disguised as a downloadable app on fake sites designed to resemble those of mobile carriers, and promises to increase your internet speeds. Once it’s installed, it can do plenty of damage, including: Tracking the device’s location, and record audio at specified locations. Connecting an infected device to a Wi-Fi network…

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Reddit admits its email provider was hacked to steal Bitcoin Cash tips


Following a brigade of spooked Redditors reporting hacked accounts and missing Bitcoin Cash tips, Reddit has now revealed the results of its internal investigation – and it doesn’t look good. A hacker purportedly breached the platform’s third-party password reset system, forcing access to the accounts of multiple victims. While the malicious agent was able to access the password recovery emails distributed by Reddit’s third-party software provider, Mailgun, the individual “did not have access to either Reddit’s systems or to a redditor’s email account,” according to site administrator gooeyblob. Reddit says it is working with Mailgun to identify all affected accounts,…

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