Prosecutors claim to have caught teenage mastermind behind Twitter hack

Three of the alleged perpetrators behind the July 16 Twitter hack have now been identified and charged, say prosecutors. Of the three identified by an Federal Bureau of Investigation and Department of Justice investigation, one — the alleged mastermind behind the attack — has been arrested. In case you need a quick refresher, on July 16 someone seized control of several prominent Twitter accounts and tweeted a Bitcoin wallet address, promising to give anyone who sent money to it double the amount. Needless to say, that didn’t happen. The compromised accounts include Barack Obama, Elon Musk, Joe Biden, Bill Gates, Kim Kardashian, Apple, and Uber. According to… This story continues… Read More

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Big Tech’s big week: Historic antitrust hearing and record profits put industry giants in spotlight

Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos answers questions via video during this week’s landmark antitrust hearing. Big Tech spent back-to-back days in the national spotlight this week between a long-anticipated Congressional hearing and second-quarter earnings reports. The juxtaposed events paint a revealing picture of the risks and opportunities companies like Amazon face as they field accusations that they’ve grown too powerful while raking in record profits from customers who rely on their services more than ever. We discuss this inflection point for Big Tech, Amazon’s blockbuster profits, plus the NBA’s partnership with Microsoft Teams, on this week’s GeekWire podcast: The House antitrust subcommittee interviewed Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos, along with Apple’s Tim… Read More

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