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  • Tinder Hack Matches Unaware Straight Men, Odd Conversations Ensue

    Tinder Hack Matches Unaware Straight Men, Odd Conversations Ensue

    Flirting can be hard, especially through a screen. But these guys never had a chance, considering they were chatting with other heterosexual male users as part of a clever technological ruse. A hack on Tinder isn’t anything new. More tech-savvy folks have actually dug into the app to automatically swipe right on every potential match, and then there are all the marketers that are… Read More

  • Opera Buys SurfEasy To Add Secure VPN Services To Its Browser Software

    Opera Buys SurfEasy To Add Secure VPN Services To Its Browser Software

    Opera, makers of a suite of software for browsing the web on mobile and desktop devices used by some 350 million consumers, has made another acquisition to build out the services it offers to users. It has acquired SurfEasy, makers of a virtual private network (VPN) app that lets users browse the web more securely. This is Opera’s first security-focused acquisition, and it is made in… Read More

  • Save A Swipe—This Bot Selects Tinder Dates For You

    Save A Swipe—This Bot Selects Tinder Dates For You

    There’s a new automated Tinder hack in town — and this one doesn’t just dumbly swipe right on every potential date like a drunk trying to undo their shoelaces. It’s got visual smarts, thanks to an Eigenfaces algorithm that analyzes the facial features of each potential mate — and then likes or dislikes each based on your own previously expressed aesthetic choices. Read More

  • Hack For Big Choices on Entrepreneurship in West Africa

    Huge Hackathon In West Africa Hopes To Produce The Next Wave Of Startups

    The most talented and ambitious entrepreneurs in West Africa are being encouraged to join a new hackathon program this month in Accra, Ghana, which hopes to spin out a wave of new tech startups geared to African needs. The Hack for Big Choices is a non-profit which hopes to impact the fast-developing West African economies by helping to create what it calls ‘sustainable start-ups’. Read More

  • ISIS “Cyber Caliphate” Hacks U.S. Military Command Accounts

    ISIS “Cyber Caliphate” Hacks U.S. Military Command Accounts

    The Cyber Caliphate, a hacker group claiming association with terrorist group ISIS, today seized control of the @CENTCOM Twitter and YouTube accounts that represents U.S. central military command. The hackers tweeted a Pastebin message titled “Pentagon networks hacked. AMERICAN SOLDIERS WE ARE COMING, WATCH YOUR BACK. ISIS. #CyberCaliphate”. The message includes links to… Read More

  • “The Interview” Censorship Protestors Screen Chaplin’s Hitler Parody “The Great Dictator”

    “The Interview” Censorship Protestors Screen Chaplin’s Hitler Parody “The Great Dictator”

    A clandestine invite to a “secret screening to protest against censorship” of The Interview did not lead to a showing of the North Korea-skewering film at the center of the Sony Pictures hack. It did raise money for free speech charity Article 19, though. Instead, attendees in London, Rome and San Francisco who were instructed to come “dressed in a dark suit, and bring a… Read More

  • Fallout from the Sony Hacks

    CrunchWeek: Fallout From The Sony Hack

    Acquisition leaks, embarrassing emails, threats, theaters refuse to show The Interview, FBI’s confirmation that the hack came from North Korea, a response from the White House: There has been so much coming out of the Sony breach that this week we felt it necessary to devote our entire show to discussing everything that has happened. Read More

  • The FBI Blames North Korea For Sony Hack

    The FBI Blames North Korea For Sony Hack

    The FBI has officially put the blame on the North Korean government for the Sony Pictures Entertainment hack which resulted in the theft of mass amounts of personal and commercial data, as well as the shut down of Sony Pictures work computers. A group calling itself the “Guardians of Peace” had claimed responsibility. In the FBI’s full official statement, which is now… Read More

  • Sony’s ‘The Interview’ Capitulation May Prevent Further Leaks

    Sony’s ‘The Interview’ Capitulation May Prevent Further Leaks

    Sony Pictures might be spared further embarrassment resulting from future data dumps, according to emails received by Sony executives today. CNN reports that Sony execs got a new email that matches the pattern, language and email list of previous threats and demands, but this one apparently praises Sony for its “very wise” choice in cancelling the release of “The… Read More

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