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Facebook Bug Declares Millions of Users Dead, Including Zuckerberg!

Facebook Bug Declares Millions of Users Dead, Including Zuckerberg!

November 12, 2016Wang Wei
Last night, Facebook declared everyone dead, including the company's CEO Mark Zuckerberg, in a massive memorial 'remembering' profile glitch. Well, that's awkward. Despite being very much alive, Facebook users, when logged on to their accounts on Friday afternoon, found their accounts turned to a " memorialized account ," strongly suggesting that they are dead to everyone who visits their profile. A statement on Mark Zuckerberg's profile read: "We hope people who love Mark will find comfort in the things others share to remember and celebrate his life." When the message appeared, thousands of users shaken by the incident complained on Twitter about their premature digital deaths, offering their proof-of-life so that their concerned relatives could calm themselves down. This weird glitch was first spotted by Business Insider when several of its employees saw the message at the top of their Facebook profiles on Friday. When reached
BBC News iOS App Not Hacked, Breaking News Push Messages Sent in Error

BBC News iOS App Not Hacked, Breaking News Push Messages Sent in Error

June 25, 2014Swati Khandelwal
If you are one of the users of the BBC News iPhone app , then you might have receive a strange message as a breaking news notification earlier this morning. The message was sent on two separate time durations. First the message reads: " NYPD Twitter campaign 'backfires' after hashtag hijacked," then strangely adds: "Push sucks! Pull blows! " After a while it goes to: " BREAKING NEWS No nudity in latest episode of Game of Thrones!!! MORE BREAKING NEWS IIIIII like testing. " Beneath the message the text seems to get more serious as it adds: " This is a breaking news story and the BBC News app will bring you updates as soon as they are available. " From various media outlets, it was observed that the most popular BBC News smartphone app has been hijacked by the some attackers who compromised its “ Breaking News ” feature and sent bogus messages to the users of the BBC News iPhone app. But BBC developers were actually
HootSuite technical issue exposed emails of thousands of users

HootSuite technical issue exposed emails of thousands of users

November 12, 2012Mohit Kumar
Social Media Management tool HootSuite today face technical issue and expose email address's of thousands of users. Due of error lots of people receive email reminders with warning that their free 60-day HootSuite Pro trial was about to end, but also included the names and email addresses of other people using the service. Image Source : TNW According to Hootsuite, the incident occurred to under 4000 emails and many of the users who are getting the email spam were not even signed up for HootSuite’s Pro trial. In a blog post HootSuite said, " At this time, we are requesting that recipients destroy the messages in order to help us contain the issue. Privacy is a paramount concern for HootSuite and this is in no way a reflection of the respect we have for our users and their privacy ." " Given HootSuite’s recent acquisition of Seesmic, we could speculate that the mass of emails could be down to a failed import of user accounts. We have, of course, re
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