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San Francisco Public Transit System Was Hacked Intruders successfully infected and took over 2,000+ computers used to operate San Francisco’s public transport system. As a result, the Municipal Transportation Agency had to open the gates and allow passengers to ride for free iPhone Crash Prank: Don’t Watch That Video The latest iPhone crash prank is to send a link to a video, which when watched slows down any iPhone until it crashes. It is a specific video from the Sina Weibo-backed video-sharing app Miaopai. Although it plays normally in the iPhone’s video player, once it’s finished it can take up to a minute for the smartphone to lock up, 1/3 of 12-15-Year-Olds Face Hate Speech Online A recent UK research revealed that over a third of teenagers aged 12 to 15 are being exposed to hate speech on the Internet, since they now spend more time online than any other media activity. The research was conducted in the 3 months leading up to the end of June 2016. The industry group asked Facebook and Google Will Target Fake News Sites The two tech giants are going to pursue fake news websites and kick the hoaxers off their ad networks. The move intends to prevent misleading Merkel Believes Russian Hackers Could Influence German Election Angela Merkel says Russia could try to influence Germany’s general elections in 2017 by launching cyber attacks or disinformation campaigns. This statement was made after the US accused Moscow of similar meddling in the US vote, Liberia Suffered Major Cyberattack Apparently, this time the hackers used the same weapon as in the largest cyberattack in history that took place a few days ago – as a result, the entire Internet infrastructure of the African nation of Liberia has been brought to a grinding halt. Anti-Piracy Plans Harm the Worldwide Web Tech firms urged the US government not to blindly follow the input of the entertainment industry regarding online piracy threats. The representative of Google, Amazon and Verisign Recent DDoS Attack Was Largest Ever The cybersecurity experts said that the recent cyberattack responsible for taking down much of the US Internet was caused by Mirai botnet and was estimated as the largest of its kind in history. Chinese Webcams Exploited in Recent Cyberattack Chinese electronics maker Xiongmai has announced a product recall after the hacking attack that affected much of the worldwide web in the United States and Europe. The root of the DDoS attack was a network of hacked “Internet of Things” devices, including webcams and digital recorders produced by UK Music Group Reported 250m Infringing Links to Google The BPI has reported its 250 millionth infringing link to the search giant, claiming that Google has to do more to solve the piracy problem and calling for the UK government
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