How can a Facebook account get hacked even though it’s now https?

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Answer by Adrián Lamo:

Encryption is not  cloak of invulnerability. If you're browsing with an HTTPS connection, or using Tor, or PGP, or any other single encryption solution, yet not otherwise engaging in good personal and operational security practices, you might as well just send your packets on postcards.

Encryption can't save you from yourself.

How can a Facebook account get hacked even though it's now https?

Reddit Moderators Are Locking Up The Site’s Most Popular Pages In Protest

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Reddit Moderators Are Locking Up The Site’s Most Popular Pages In Protest

Originally posted on TechCrunch:

Hell hath no fury like a Reddit moderator scorned. And boy are they pissed right now.

Reddit, the site that is often billed as the front page of the internet, is going through a serious revolt right now. The moderators behind a number of the most popular subreddit pages on the site — which are crucial to Reddit’s traffic and appeal — have made their communities private, thus shutting them off from the wider internet and new users, in protest at the departure of a key Reddit staffer and ongoing poor communications.

Victoria Taylor, the employee responsible for managing Reddit’s popular ‘Ask Me Anything’ interviews and a key to-go person for moderators, was let go today. Reddit confirmed her departure to TechCrunch but said it “doesn’t comment on individual employee matters.” We didn’t receive a reply when we reached out to Reddit co-founder Alexis Ohanian on the matter.

It looks like Taylor’s firing may have been triggered by an AMA…

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Facebook Fails To Improve Diversity Despite Rapid Hiring

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Facebook Fails To Improve Diversity Despite Rapid Hiring

Originally posted on TechCrunch:

Facebook’s team is still dominated by white and Asian men. Diversity improved only slightly despite Facebook adding 2897 employees this year,according to its new demographic report. The 10,082-person company has only 1% more women as a share of all employees than a year ago despite a 40% increase in head count. And the company made no quantifiable progress growing its percentage of non-Asian ethnic minorities across the whole company or in its tech jobs.

The biggest area of progress was that Facebook’s non-tech employee percentage of women grew from 47% to 52%. Any other gains were limited to a 1% increase in the female or hispanic demographic’s share of employees.

Facebook does not disclose the exact counts of employees in different categories. Increasing the percentage of women as a share of all employees by 1% would increase the total number of women working at Facebook by several percent.

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Perchè i motociclisti non considerano gli Harleysti

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Perchè i motociclisti non considerano gli Harleysti

Originally posted on Marcello Cividini:

Continuo i decaloghi Lombrosiani che, oltre ad essere cattivi, eccitano gli animi ;)

Cominciamo dagli Harleysti. A dire il vero nessuno degli altri Motociclisti si sogna di considerarli Motociclisti veri.

Sono molto più omogenei degli altri gruppi.

Nel loro enorme sforzo di apparire diversi e originali non si accorgono che, così facendo, sono tutti uguali. :D

Le uniche che li considerano Motociclisti sono le nonne che hanno visto Easy Ryder e credono che siano brutti, sporchi e cattivi come nei film.

Dunque…

1            Gli Harleysti sono brutti, sporchi e cattivi come nei film

2            L’Harley Davidson non è una motocicletta è un sofà con le ruote

3            Le Harley fanno un casino d’inferno per dimostrare che esistono

4            Gli Harleysti si vestono da Harleysti con l’elmetto al posto del casco

5            Gli harleysti bevono wiskey e hanno paura dell’acqua piovana

6            Gli Harleysti vanno sempre dritti (i sofà non hanno…

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Twitter Board Says It Will Only Consider CEO Candidates “Willing To Make A Full-Time Commitment To Twitter”

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Twitter Board Says It Will Only Consider CEO Candidates “Willing To Make A Full-Time Commitment To Twitter”

Originally posted on TechCrunch:

Twitter’s board of directors gave a brief update to its search for a new CEO, saying it would only consider candidates “who are in a position to make a full-time commitment to Twitter.”

This seems like a relatively obvious statement for a CEO candidate running a company like Twitter but, at the same time, seems a little bit like a nod at the current — and potential — situation of Twitter’s interim CEO Jack Dorsey running both Twitter and Square. That kind of relationship has worked for Tesla and SpaceX CEO Elon Musk, but it appears that for the time being it isn’t something Twitter’s board is satisfied with.

[related_articles]In the statement, board member Peter Currie said the board “has the utmost confidence in the strong management team Dick has assembled and in Jack Dorsey’s ability to lead the company on an interim basis” while Twitter searches for its next…

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EFF’s 2015 Data Privacy Report Lauds Apple, Dropbox, Slams Verizon

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EFF’s 2015 Data Privacy Report Lauds Apple, Dropbox, Slams Verizon

Originally posted on TechCrunch:

Digital rights organization the Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) has published its fifth annual Who has your back? report into online service providers’ transparency and privacy practices when it comes to government requests for accessing user data.

The organization notes a general transformation among major Internet players to be more transparent with users about data requests over the past four years. But for its latest report it’s tightened evaluation criteria, arguing that “it’s time to expect more from Silicon Valley”.

The report awards companies up to a maximum of five stars for performance in various areas, such as following what the EFF judges as “industry-accepted best practices”; telling users about government data demands; disclosing policies on data retention disclosing government content removal requests; and taking what it dubs a “pro-user” public policy position and specifically opposing government mandated backdoors in digital services.

Industry-accepted best practice (which gains a company one star) here breaks…

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These are the most polluted neighborhoods in your city

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These are the most polluted neighborhoods in your city

Originally posted on Fusion:

Some cities are known for their cleanliness, and some are notorious for smog and poor air quality. It’s a fact of the carbon-burning world we live in, coupled with the geographical features of the places we occupy. In Los Angeles, the surrounding mountains keep emissions inside the valley, making its air the most polluted in the nation. In Miami, fresh ocean air is constantly pushed into the city, giving it some of the best quality air in the nation.

But within these cities, there are disparities. Often, neighborhoods with higher percentages of minorities have lower air quality than their whiter counterparts. Minorities face around 40 percent more exposure to toxic air pollution overall, according to a study conducted last year by the University of Minnesota.

This week, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) released a tool aimed at exposing these disparities. It allows users to map out their…

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