Wednesday, May 24, 2017

Belgian ethical hacker found Melania Trump’s email address and invited her to his town


“Oops, @FLOTUS’s email address leaks! I kindly pointed this out (and invited her to the beautiful @Oilsjt) :).” Inti de Ceukelaire, a Belgian ethical hacker who once redirected links in Donald Trump’s old tweets to a video celebrating his hometown of Aalst, has struck gold again – this time with the First Lady of the United States, Melania Trump. OEPS! @FLOTUS haar privé mailadres lekt! Vriendelijk op gewezen (en meteen uitgenodigd in het wondermooie @Oilsjt) :-) pic.twitter.com/AQcvSRfdJp — Inti De Ceukelaire (@intidc) May 24, 2017 Thanks to some ill-configured privacy settings and a self-written script, de Ceukelaire was able to use…

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Vim is so complicated, over a million people have looked up how to exit it on Stack Overflow


Vim is a brilliant text editor. When you finally wrap your head around its idiosyncrasies and general weirdness, you find yourself way more productive than you were before, and the very idea of going back seems unthinkable. But it’s different, though. Hugely different. Vim works in a way that’s unlike anything else, and it took me a few weeks of deliberate practice to get anywhere close to productive. Thankfully, I started learning it during a software development internship, where there was no expectation for me to be an A-grade player. Highlighting the difficulties that people have when it comes to…

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Facebook expands GoFundMe-like fundraiser service to everyone in the US


Facebook introduced personal fundraisers in beta back in March, taking on services like GoFundMe, butwith a a particular focus on critical needs like disaster relief and education. Today personal fundraisers are expanding to everyone (over 18) in the US and getting a couple of new categories. Previous causes included education, medical, pet medical, crisis relief, personal emergencies, and funeral expenses.Now you can create fundraisers for sports, including things like equipment and fees for teams, and communities, for things like local improvements and neighborhood services. Fundraisers on Facebook Posted by Facebook on Monday, May 22, 2017 Fundraisers are approved within 24 hours, and Facebook says…

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There’s a technology that could stop Facebook Live being used to stream murders – but it has a cost


It took 24 hours before the video of a man murdering his baby daughter was removed from Facebook. On April 24, 2017, the father from Thailand had streamed the killing of his 11-month-old baby girl using the social network’s Live video service before killing himself. The two resulting video clips were streamed hundreds of thousands of times before they were finally removed. This was the not the first time Facebook has been used to live stream violent behaviour. Earlier in April, the site was used to stream a murder in Cleveland and a suicide in Alabama in the US. As…

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Twitter adds 239 new emoji – but not everyone can see them all just yet


Unlike most platforms that hoard tonnes of seemingly useless emoji, Twitter has kept a rather frugal selection of emoticons – that is until now. The microblogging service is updating its custom icon set with full support for Emoji 5.0. This means you will now have the option to choose from 69 unique new emoticons with a total of 239 variations when expressing yourself on Twitter. 🤩🤨🤯🤪🤬🤮🤫🤭🧐🧒🧑🧓🧕🧔🤱🧙🧚🧛🧜🧝🧞🧟🧖🧗🧘🤟🤲🧠🧡🧣🧤🧥🧦🧢🦓🦒🦔🦕🦖🦗🥥🥦🥨🥩🥪🥣🥫🥟🥠🥡🥧🥤🥢🛸🛷🥌🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿🏴󠁧󠁢󠁷󠁬󠁳󠁿 #emoji5 #test — Emojipedia 📙 (@Emojipedia) April 20, 2017 But there is one catch: Not all new icons will be readily viewable outside of the official Twitter website and app. For example, flag emoji will…

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Comcast is trying to silence net neutrality activists with bogus legal threats


Comcast has purportedly tasked its legal team to shut down an online initiative dedicated to raising awareness about a deluge of seemingly fake anti-net neutrality comments, posted on the website of the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) over the last few weeks. In a troubling announcement on their blog, digital rights group Fight for the Future says it has received a cease and desist order from the Comcast legal division. The letter asks the non-profit organization to transfer the rights to its Comcastroturf.com website over to the telecommunications giant. Fight for the Future initially set up the Comcastroturf campaign a few weeks back following reports that…

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Start-ups can help Africa meet its energy needs. But they need to be encouraged


Energy access remains a huge problem for most people living on the African continent. More than 600 million out of a population of about 1.3 billion people in sub-Saharan Africa don’t have reliable electricity access. Although sub-Saharan Africa has about 13% of the world’s population, about 48% are without energy access. Only seven countries in the sub-region – Cameroon, Côte d’Ivoire, Gabon, Ghana, Namibia, Senegal and South Africa – can boast of 50% access rates. And, with the exception of South Africa, the energy consumption rate is 150 kilowatt per capita, way below emerging market estimates. It’s been projected that…

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