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Google CEO Sundar Pichai's Quora Account Hacked

Google CEO Sundar Pichai's Quora Account Hacked

June 27, 2016Mohit Kumar
Nobody is immune to being Hacked! After hacking Mark Zuckerberg’s Twitter and Pinterest accounts, Hacking group OurMine has successfully hacked the Quora account Google CEO Sundar Pichai and then cross-posted to his Twitter account. The hack became apparent when OurMine posted messages on Quora through Pichai’s account, which then appeared on his official Twitter feed late Sunday night — Thanks to the two accounts being linked. All the tweets in question have since been removed from Pichai's Twitter feed. Unlike Mark Zuckerberg, the three-man team Saudi hackers group did not use password exposed by 2012 LinkedIn data breach; rather they claimed to have discovered a vulnerability in Quora, which is a Q&A community launched in 2010. The group behind OurMine claims it is "testing security" of accounts and teaching people to secure their online accounts better. "We are just testing people security (sic), we never change their passwords, we did it
Apple vs. FBI — Google Joins Tim Cook in Encryption Backdoor Battle

Apple vs. FBI — Google Joins Tim Cook in Encryption Backdoor Battle

February 18, 2016Mohit Kumar
In the escalating battle between the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) and Apple over iPhone encryption, former National Security Agency (NSA) contractor Edward Snowden and Google chief executive Sundar Pichai just sided with Apple's refusal to unlock iPhone . Yesterday, Apple CEO Tim Cook refused to comply with a federal court order to help the FBI unlock an iPhone owned by one of the terrorists in the mass shootings in San Bernardino , California, in December. Here's What the FBI is Demanding: The federal officials have asked Apple to make a less secure version of its iOS that can be used by the officials to brute force the 4-6 digits passcode on the dead shooter's iPhone without getting the device's data self-destructed. Cook called the court order a "chilling" demand that "would undermine the very freedoms and liberty our government is meant to protect." He argued that to help the FBI unlock the iPhone would basically
It's Official: Google Becomes ALPHABET

It's Official: Google Becomes ALPHABET

October 04, 2015Khyati Jain
"Alphabet is about businesses prospering through strong leaders and independence. In general, our model is to have a strong CEO, who runs each business, with Sergey and me in service to them as needed." With this, founders Larry Page and Sergey Brin combined all Google products and services under one roof - ALPHABET . Revealed in their Google Investor's Blog , the newly formed Public Holding Company ALPHABET would be taking place at the closing of business on October 2, 2015. From now on Google would be the subsidiary of Alphabet and owning all of the outstanding capital stock of Google. Moreover, by implementing a holding company reorganization the " Alphabet Merger " will close today. Until now, the ticker symbol used by Google in the stock market was " GOOG " and " GOOGL " (on NASDAQ), which are kept same even after the merger. This makes Google Class C Capital Stock and shares of Google Class A Common Stock bei
A New Company Called Alphabet Now Owns Google; Sundar Pichai Becomes New CEO

A New Company Called Alphabet Now Owns Google; Sundar Pichai Becomes New CEO

August 11, 2015Swati Khandelwal
Well, this was a very unexpected move by Google. Google Co-Founder Larry Page announced a restructuring of the whole company, revealing the creation of the umbrella " Alphabet " corporation. But, don’t worry… Google isn’t dead! Rather, Google will become part of Alphabet. Why Google Rebrands As ‘Alphabet’ Over time, Google, the Mountain View company has become a lot more than just a Search Engine. Google created and acquired a large number of other popular Internet services, including Android, YouTube and Gmail, that makes too much difficult for a single company to manage all of them effectively. According to Google Founders, it’s time, when different projects require different leaders, different company cultures, and different types of resources. " Our model is to have a strong CEO, who runs each business, with Sergey and me in service to them as needed ," Page wrote . So the founders decided to create an all new parental brand that
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