Last week, we reported that, as a sophomore at Harvard, Facebook founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg used Facebook members’ login information to break into their private email accounts and read their emails. A lot of people were appalled by this. Some said it was indicative of a flawed moral character. Some said it might rise to the level of a felony. Others yawned and said, whatever, Mark was a college sophomore. Missing in the discussion, meanwhile, was an analysis of Mark’s hacking technique and a nod to how clever it was. As we reported, Mark described breaking into the private email accounts of two Harvard Crimson editors using the following technique: He scanned Facebook (then called TheFacebook.com) for members who described themselves as belonging to the Crimson. He then checked a Facebook system log for failed login attempts by these members (logins that were rejected for some reason, such as an incorrect password) He figured that the reason certain logins had … [Read more...] about OK, But You Gotta Admit — The WAY Mark Zuckerberg Hacked Into Those Email Accounts Was Pretty Cool
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Cloud storage can provide an incredible solution to your limited hard drive space and file-organisation nightmares, but it can also be an expensive headache for users who don’t know how to get started. As a person who has used and paid for storage through Apple’s iCloud, Dropbox and Google Drive for an extended period – at one point, simultaneously – I’ve identified all their strengths and quirks so you don’t have to. Overall, I’ve found Google Drive to be the most versatile, affordable solution of the three, as well as the easiest to use. Here’s why: COST: Each of these solutions offers a range of storage sizes, but the prices vary slightly between them. Luckily, each application also has a free version, so you can shop around and try them for an extended period without putting down any money. If you use an iPhone or other Apple device, you likely already have an iCloud account. As all Apple customers will know, the company highly … [Read more...] about We compared Google Drive with Apple’s iCloud and Dropbox to find the best cloud storage solution — and the winner is clear
There’s an app for everything these days. But with millions of apps at our fingertips, it can be harder than ever to find the best of the best. For the past several years, Business Insider has run The App 100, a handpicked collection of the 100 best mobile apps in the world. This year, Tech Insider is carrying the torch. In this list you’ll find popular juggernauts, like Facebook and Snapchat, but you’ll also discover hidden gems that haven’t hit the top of the App Store’s charts or garnered mainstream appeal yet. Every app has been chosen by Tech Insider because it serves a real purpose, whether making life easier, better, or just more fun. Social networking is one of the largest categories of apps on this list — a mark of how much they’re transforming human interactions around the world. On-demand apps are a new category that has exploded in popularity, thanks largely to the worldwide prevalence of Uber. We’ve … [Read more...] about THE APP 100: The World’s Greatest Apps
Once, the internet was fun. It's time to move on. We've built up archives of our past selves online over the years -- tweets, social media, message-board posts, live journals or, ahem, deadjournals. And increasingly, those past selves have become liabilities. Multiple professional baseball players have now apologized for ugly old tweets containing racist and anti-gay slurs. The tweets, written while they were teens, resurfaced online.Finding old tweets, edgy jokes or offensive remarks to try to ruin someone's career has also become a favorite tool of the pro-Trump internet, in part because it sometimes actually works. Earlier this month, Disney cut ties with director James Gunn. His old tweets joking about rape and pedophilia were circulated on the right-wing internet as evidence of a popular conspiracy theory, accusing Hollywood figures and Democrats of running a secret pedophile ring.Following Gunn's firing, the search through old tweets of other Hollywood types -- or even those … [Read more...] about There’s no good reason to keep old tweets online. Here’s how to delete them.
Microsoft today launches the Surface Go, a teeny-tiny $US399 laptop/tablet hybrid. Generally speaking, it’s pretty good, and sports a nifty design – the keyboard takes some getting used to, but once you adjust, it’s comfortable and responsive. But it has some drawbacks: Its performance can be pokey at times, even when you account for the fact that it has a less powerful processor than its larger sibling, the Surface Pro. Today, Microsoft releases the Surface Go – a teeny-tiny Windows 10 computer with a ten-inch display, that will start at $US399. I’ve been using one as my main computer for a few days now. That’s not enough time to do a full-fledged review, but my first impressions are generally positive: This thing is a versatile little device with a lot going for it, especially when you compare it to Apple’s MacBooks or the iPad Pro. You should know, though, that the Surface Go comes with some trade-offs that could make you pause. … [Read more...] about I’ve been using Microsoft’s $400 mini-laptop — it beats Apple in some key ways, but it comes with some worrisome trade-offs