I honestly can't stop laughing.
This is the best thing ever.
Micro-blogging site Twitter had to temporarily suspend accounts belonging to Barack Obama, Britney Spears and other celebrities after they were hijacked by miscreants and used to spread scandalous and false information that appeared to come from their owners. The attack on 33 celebrity accounts caused Fox News to apparently …
That is the best title ever. I don't really understand the hostility towards twitter users that inevitably pops up in comment threads after articles that mention it though. This is the internet. Occasionally you're going to come across people doing things you don't like, and as that particular scale goes, twittering is pretty innocous.
"To its credit, and unlike many of its peers, Twitter gives users the option of surfing the vast majority of the site with the use of the secure sockets layer protocol, a measure that makes it harder for scammers to trick their prey."
It also turns you into a terrorist, though, since Jacqui/Phorm can't see what you're doing, unless they've forced you to use that "man-in-the-middle router" that I saw on comp.risks yesterday. (In the future, all internet traffic will be encrypted by default, but we'll be forced to give the keys to the authorities, who will stick them in the Uberbase, which they then make available to a few million stakeholders.)
But someone mentioned the funniest thing they've seen all day.
WELL..... has anyone seen the picture of Jacqui Smith posing for the '2009 Government Charity Calendar' posted on news biscuit?
You Haven't!?!?! I best put that right :D
Give that man a milkshake, i love it :)
The (in)famous blog 2.0 tool finally found a suitable use. Too bad they froze the accounts. Looks like some celebs will have to go back to the old press release method to keep the world informed of their bowel movements. Unfortunately the non-celeb who had their account compromised cannot do the same. I hope the world can survive without knowing when Joe Bloggs goes potty -in real time.
"The exception was the hijacked account of President-elect Barack Obama, which directed followers to visit a website that attempted to steal personal information"
Given the way the US wants all our details to travel there, and the supposed spying activities they undertake, this is sort of appropriate. Unless Obama manages to reverse the stampeding elephants.
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