A cybersecurity researcher has discovered an unprotected online database with private contact information for nearly 50 million celebrities and high-profile users on Instagram, TechCrunch reported . The database owner—a Mumbai-based social media firm called Chtrbox—scraped the data from Instagram accounts and stored it in a database on Amazon Web Services without a password. This is the latest...
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These days, when I ask sources in Silicon Valley what I should write about, I get some version of: “The big story is really how great everything is going.”At that I roll my eyes. As a journalist, I’m wired to believe that the hype isn’t always as it appears. But lately I’ve been thinking more about the negative consequences of—well, being so negative. Because it’s also true that these...
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