A hacker that goes by the name of "Guccifer" - the same one who has allegedly compromised email accounts belonging to the Bush family and some of their close friends earlier this year - has hacked the email and Twitter account of Sex and the City author Candace Bushnell.
The recent hacking of the Associated Press’ Twitter account has begged the question, how secure are social media accounts? A study released by IObit reveals that 30% users always accept “Keep Me Logged-in” when they are logging into Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest and other social media sites.
The Electronic Frontier Foundation has released its annual report on online service providers' practices when it comes to protecting users' privacy and data from government access, and it should not come as a total surprise that Verizon and MySpace are at the bottom of the list.
The recent hacking of Associated Press' Twitter account and the (luckily short-term) effect an explosive fake tweet had on the real-world has marked a turning point.
It took only seven minutes and a single shocking (but spurious) tweet and the Dow Jones industrial average dropped 143 points and briefly made some traders panic, Dan Goodin reports.
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