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Hackers find vulnerability to revive suspended Twitter accounts

A group of hackers claims to have found a way to seize inactive and suspended Twitter accounts, and is now selling them on the social network. “Spain Squad” gained control of a number of accounts they allege were obtained with the exploit, including @Hell, @Hitler, @Nazi, @ak47, and @1337. Worryingly, the Internet Archive shows that several of the handles held by Spain Squad were previously...

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Firefox e10s gets up to 700% performance improvement

Earlier this summer I wrote about Mozilla’s efforts to rollout a multi-process architecture, codename Electrolysis, for Firefox. In the months since, Mozilla has completed its initial tests on 1 percent of its user population and the initial numbers are good, according to Asa Dotzler, director of Firefox at Mozilla. The company is reporting a 400 percent improvement in responsiveness and a 700 percent improvement in responsiveness for loading large...

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After years of neglect OpenOffice could shut down

OpenOffice, once the premier open source alternative to Microsoft Office, could be shut down because there aren’t enough developers to update the office suite. Project leaders are particularly worried about their ability to fix security problems. An e-mail thread titled, “What would OpenOffice retirement involve?” was started yesterday by Dennis Hamilton, vice president of Apache OpenOffice, a volunteer position that reports to the Apache...

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BT sues Valve over patent infringement

BT is taking legal action against games platform Valve, claiming it has used its technologies without permission. The British telecoms company said it had notified Valve “on multiple occasions” about the infringements, but received no reply. The four patents concern computer and video game platforms, digital distribution services and personalised access to online services and content. The case was filed in the US state...

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Netflix saves kids from 150 hours of commercials a year

There’s no doubt that as revenue for major networks slips, the best opportunity to quickly increase the bottom line is to jam more commercials into each broadcast. According to Nielsen, the average time per hour long episode of TV that is filled with commercials is increasing with each passing year, and in fact, some shows are being sped up ever-so-slightly just to shove an...

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YouTube defends rules videos making money with ads

Philip DeFranco says he has received warnings from the site about his videos. YouTube has told Newsbeat it’s now alerting users to what it considers inappropriate content via email. It says nothing has actually changed in its guidelines over what videos can be monetised. Philip DeFranco has posted a video titled “YouTube Is Shutting Down My Channel and I’m Not Sure What To Do”....

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There’s plenty of blame for why your phone isn’t getting Nouget

Not all of the big Android phone makers have announced their plans for the Nougat update, but if you look at Sony’s and Google’s and HTC’s official lists (as well as the supplemental lists being published by some carriers), you’ll notice they all have one big thing in common. None of the phones are more than a year or two old. And while this...

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Dropbox employee’s password reuse led to theft of 60M+ user credentials

Dropbox disclosed earlier this week that a large chunk of its users’ credentials obtained in 2012 was floating around on the dark web. But that number may have been much higher than we originally thought. Credentials for more than 60 million accounts were taken, as first reported by Motherboard and confirmed by TechCrunch sources. The revelation of a password breach at Dropbox is an evolution of...

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Lunarsoft has completed the change to a new frontpage!

First I’d like to say welcome to the all new frontpage on Lunarsoft! I think you’ll find that this frontpage software will work a lot better. This has been in development behind the scenes for some time now. It seems like it’s been years since I made the change to the previous software. While it feels that way, it’s actually been almost nine years....

Netgear’s plan to solve awful Wi-Fi is a second router

Netgear’s plan to solve awful Wi-Fi is a second router

For as long as there have been Wi-Fi routers, setting up Wi-Fi has been pretty much the same. You buy a router at the store, plug it into your modem, and that’s it. Wi-Fi may even be built into your modem in the first place. But increasingly, it’s looking like the future of Wi-Fi involves not one, but two or more routers scattered around...