Twitter revealed that last week’s massive hack affecting Joe Biden, Elon Musk and other prominent political and business leaders was even worse than it initially appeared. The company said in a blog post on Saturday that hackers who gained access to Twitter’s internal systems by manipulating its employees were able to reset the passwords and send tweets from 45 of the 130 accounts they targeted. The attackers were also able to view the personal information including the email addresses and phone numbers of all targeted accounts, and potentially more information.
Even more striking: The hackers were able to download a wide swath of information – including an archive that contains direct messages, tweets and profile information – for eight accounts. None of these were verified users, the company said.
Google has tweaked Meet’s UI yet again, adding a feature meant to simulate in-person workplace presentations. Back in April, the tech giant rolled out a Zoom-like tiled layout option that gave the video conferencing service the ability to display up to 16 participants on screen. Now, it has updated that tiled layout, allowing users to see attendees even when someone is presenting.
Presentations now appear as a large tile at the center of the screen, while active participants’ video feeds will be shown at the side or the bottom. Google says it’s hoping the change can help make remote meetings feel more like in-person meetings. In addition, the video conferencing app now retains the last layout users choose until they manually select a new one.
The Senate unanimously voted Thursday to grant rural telecom carriers a cool $1 billion in funding to help them ditch and replace any existing equipment from Chinese manufacturers like Huawei and ZTE. Its official name is the Secure and Trusted Communications Networks Act, but many simply call it the “rip and replace” bill because, well, that’s what it aims to do.
SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) – Facebook Inc is slated to begin a tax trial in a San Francisco court on Tuesday, as the Internal Revenue Service tries to convince a judge the world’s largest social media company owes more than $9 billion linked to its decision to shift profits to Ireland.
Networking software giant Citrix Systems says malicious hackers were inside its networks for five months between 2018 and 2019, making off with personal and financial data on company employees, contractors, interns, job candidates and their dependents. The disclosure comes almost a year after Citrix acknowledged that digital intruders had broken in by probing its employee accounts for weak passwords.