Instagram denies it’s building Regramming. Here’s why it’d be a disaster

Instagram tells me Regramming, or the ability to instantly repost someone else’s feed post to your followers like a retweet, is “not happening”, not being built, and not being tested. And that’s good news for all Instagrammers. The denial comes after it initially issued a “no comment” to The Verge’s Casey Newton, who published that he’d seen screenshots of a native Instagram resharing sent to him by a source.

Källa: Instagram denies it’s building Regramming. Here’s why it’d be a disaster

For Hackers, Anonymity Was Once Critical. That’s Changing.

LAS VEGAS — Ask any hacker who’s been around long enough, and there’s a good chance you’ll hear an archetypal story, tinged with regret, about the first time his or her real identity was publicly disclosed.

After enjoying years of online anonymity, the hacker known as Grifter was unmasked by a less-than-scrupulous spouse. “Hey, Neil!” his wife called out at him, absent-mindedly, from across a crowded room, while accompanying him (for the very first time) at a hacking conference. “My beautiful wife, she outed me in front of the entire hacker community,” he said with a laugh.

Källa: For Hackers, Anonymity Was Once Critical. That’s Changing.

The iPhone XS and XS Max Review: Big Screens That Are a Delight to Use

For the past few years, I have been a naysayer on one feature of smartphones: their growing size.

My position was unusual given the increasing prevalence of larger screen devices. The world’s top phone makers have all added more substantial glass screens to stretch from one edge of their smartphones to another, on the theory that people can better enjoy their apps and content on an ample display.

Källa: The iPhone XS and XS Max Review: Big Screens That Are a Delight to Use

Just Don’t Call It Privacy

What do you call it when employers use Facebook’s advertising platform to show certain job ads only to men or just to people between the ages of 25 and 36?

How about when Google collects the whereabouts of its users — even after they deliberately turn off location history?

Or when AT&T shares its mobile customers’ locations with data brokers?

American policymakers often refer to such issues using a default umbrella term: privacy. That at least is the framework for a Senate Commerce Committee hearing scheduled for this Wednesday titled “Examining Safeguards for Consumer Data Privacy.”

Källa: Just Don’t Call It Privacy

Kavanaugh accuser will testify Thursday in front of Senate Judiciary Committee

Christine Blasey Ford’s representatives and Senate negotiators spent the weekend trying to reach an agreement for the California professor to tell her story. Ford has accused Supreme Court nominee Brett M. Kavanaugh of sexually assaulting her in the early 1980s when they were teenagers. Kavanaugh has firmly denied her allegations.

Källa: Washington Post

Twitter Bug May Have Sent your Direct Messages to Twitter Developers As Well

In an alert on Twitter, the social network is alerting users that for over a year, their direct messages and private tweets may have been sent to Twitter developers by mistake.

This popup is titled “A bug affecting one of our APIs” and states that from May 2017 to September 10th 2018, a a bug in their API may have caused your private direct messages or protected tweets to be sent to Twitter developers who were not authorized to view them.  They further state that when the bug was detected on September 10th, it was immediately fixed.

Källa: Twitter Bug May Have Sent your Direct Messages to Twitter Developers As Well

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