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  • Teens have abandoned Facebook, Pew study says

    Gen Z internet use is on the rise, but the rate at which teens use Facebook is rapidly declining. A Pew Research Center study on teens, technology and social media found that only 32% of teens aged 13-17 use Facebook at all, but in a previous survey from 2014-2015, that figure was 71%, beating out […]

  • Daily Crunch: Spotify Tickets rollout lets concertgoers buy passes for live gigs

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  • Former Twitter employee found guilty of spying for Saudi Arabia

    A former Twitter employee suspected of spying on behalf of Saudi Arabia was found guilty, Bloomberg reported Tuesday. The employee, U.S. resident Ahmad Abouammo, was also convicted by a jury of conspiracy to commit wire fraud, falsifying records and money laundering. He faces up to 20 years in prison. Abouammo worked on media partnerships in […]

  • Twitter says internal systems change to blame for partial outage

    Twitter has confirmed that an “internal systems change” was to blame for its partial outage today. Earlier today, the social network confirmed that some were having problems accessing the social network and that it was working to fix the issue. Twitter has since rolled back the internal systems change. Reports from third-party web monitoring service […]

  • WhatsApp extends time limit to delete a message to 60 hours

    WhatsApp now allows you to delete a message for up to two days and 12 hours (60 hours in total), so you can remove an accidentally sent chat even after hours. Previously, this limit was 1 hour, 8 minutes and 16 seconds — yep, there were seconds involved. The company’s tweet about this feature just […]

  • Daily Crunch: Amazon to acquire iRobot in $1.7B all-cash deal

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  • That message from ‘Twitter Support’ is almost certainly fake

    Users on Twitter have been receiving messages purporting to be from “Twitter Support” urging them to act quickly to avoid suspension, often even from users with a blue check. But these are almost certainly scams — here’s what to look out for and what it would look like if Twitter actually needed to contact you. […]

  • Twitter fixes security bug that exposed at least 5.4 million accounts

    Twitter says it has fixed a security vulnerability that allowed threat actors to compile information of 5.4 million Twitter accounts, which were listed for sale on a known cybercrime forum. The vulnerability allowed anyone to enter a phone number or an email address of a known user and learn if it was tied to an […]

  • Twitter denies Musk’s countersuit claims with a lot of snark

    Twitter has filed a legal response denying Elon Musk’s counterclaims about the company he’s supposed to acquire — a deal he’s trying to exit by claiming Twitter fraudulently misrepresented the number of fake accounts on the platform. The 127-page document sees Twitter refuting Musk’s various claims, saying that they are “a made-for-litigation tale that is […]

  • The 5 biggest takeaways from Tesla’s Cyber Roundup

    Tesla held its annual shareholder meeting, which the company now refers to as its Cyber Roundup, Thursday at the Tesla Gigafactory Texas. The Cyber Roundup comes just a couple of weeks after Tesla reported its Q2 earnings, which showed quarterly revenue declines caused by production challenges, even as the company grew year-over-year. The agenda had 13 shareholder […]