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|WhatsApp isn’t fully deleting its 'deleted' chats - |
WhatsApp retains and stores chat logs even after those chats have been deleted, according to a post today by iOS researcher Jonathan Zdziarski. Examining disk images taken from the most recent version of the app, Zdziarski found that the software retains and stores a forensic trace of the chat logs even after the chats have been deleted, creating a potential treasure trove of information for anyone with physical access to the device.
Thu, 28 Jul 2016 21:42:41 -0400
|Get ready for a new dinosaur novel from Michael Crichton - |
When Michael Crichton passed away in 2008, he left behind a massive collection of papers: outlines, notes, and several incomplete novels. In the years since his death, Crichton’s widow Sherri has been combing through those files, and recently discovered a new manuscript called Dragon Teeth, which is now set to be published by HarperCollins in 2017. The new novel returns to a topic for which Crichton is most famous: dinosaurs.
Thu, 28 Jul 2016 21:11:55 -0400
|Alphabet posts strong revenue on video market, stock surges - |
Alphabet Inc, Google's parent, on Thursday revealed that efforts to push its vast advertising business toward mobile is paying off as second quarter earnings handily beat Wall Street's expectations. The results put to rest lingering concerns about how the rise of mobile might impact Google, which has a strong mobile presence with its Android smartphone operating system but has long relied on desktop search traffic to power its profits. Advertisers typically pay less for user clicks on mobile ads than on desktop ads, Google's traditional strength, but the strong earnings performance suggests that is beginning to change, said Colin Gillis, an analyst with BGC Partners.
Thu, 28 Jul 2016 21:10:36 -0400
|Exclusive: FBI investigates hacking of Democratic congressional group - sources - |
By Joseph Menn, Dustin Volz and Mark Hosenball SAN FRANCISCO/WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The FBI is investigating a cyber intrusion against a major Democratic Party congressional fundraising group, an attack that may be related to an earlier hack against the party apparatus, four people familiar with the matter told Reuters. The previously unreported incident at the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee, or DCCC, and its potential ties to Russian hackers are likely to sharpen concern, so far unproven, that Moscow is attempting to meddle in U.S. elections. Hacking of the party's emails has clouded this week's Democratic convention in Philadelphia, where Hillary Clinton was scheduled to accept the party's presidential nomination on Thursday evening.
Thu, 28 Jul 2016 21:02:13 -0400
|Breaking Bad in real life: Lottery winner invests $3M in meth drug scheme - Remember kids, you shouldn’t try everything you see on TV at home, no matter how cool it sounds. That’s especially true if you’ve just hit the jackpot and won $3 million in a lottery. DON’T MISS: This is when you’ll finally be able to buy the iPhone 7 A man in Georgia has pleaded guilty to drug trafficking charges after he went Walter White with his winnings. In case you don’t know Walter White, he’s the protagonist of AMC’s hit Breaking Bad , played by Bryan Cranston. A chemistry teacher who just found out he’s got cancer, White reverts to building a meth empire because he needs the money to secure his family’s future. And he’s very successful at it, even if becoming a drug lord forever changes who he thought he was. Getting back to real life, we have 45-year-old Ronnie Music Jr., who won $3 million in a Georgia lottery in February 2015. He rarely played the game, but he came out the winner. Unlike White, Music's financial future seemed secured. But since winning, investigators believe that Music funneled his winnings into an illegal business, NYDailyNews reports . “Music decided to test his luck by sinking millions of dollars of lottery winnings into the purchase and sale of crystal meth,” US Attorney Ed Tarver said. He was caught selling 11 pounds of meth worth $500,000. During the arrest, the FBI seized $1 million worth of meth, $600,000 in cash, and an arsenal of guns and ammo. Music, a former maintenance supervisor, also pleaded guilty to firearms possession. Unlike Walter White, who was never caught, Music will have plenty of time in jail to think about what went wrong in his unique drug dealing plan. He’ll also have time to rewatch Breaking Bad for inspiration. Better Call Saul might also come in handy. Thu, 28 Jul 2016 21:00:57 -0400|