Twitter alternative Hive temporarily shut down after researchers found vulnerability that allowed hackers to access DMs and edit Hive posts by others (Sarah Perez/TechCrunch)

Sarah Perez/ TechCrunch: Twitter alternative Hive temporarily shut down after researchers found vulnerabilities that allowed hackers to access DMs and edit Hive posts by others— The team at new popular Twitter alternative Hive are in over their heads The company has now taken a fairly radical step…

The LastPass CEO confirmed that the August security breach exposed customer information

LastPass said a security breach in August led to the release of customer data. Password managers allow users to store personal passwords that are encrypted and accessed via a master password, such as 1Password and Bitword. The company initially changed its tune, saying no customer data had been compromised. “We recently detected unusual activity within … Read more

Twitter’s first post-Mask blog claims ‘our policies have not changed’

Understanding the most recent Twitter blog post requires answering a surprisingly complex question: How does Twitter make money? The short answer to this question is “advertising”. According to Investopedia, advertising is the service’s main revenue source, representing about 89% of Twitter’s revenue. This creates a dilemma. As a public figure, Elon Musk has an image … Read more

Comcast’s Bullshit ‘Broadcast TV Fee’ Raises $27 Per Month

from * Fake-surcharge department In 2014, Comcast introduced a new $1.50 per month surcharge on cable bills called the “broadcast TV fee.” Said fees were actually part of Comcast’s cost of doing business (programming costs), hidden entirely outside the bill and below the line – specifically designed to allow the company to falsely advertise lower … Read more