Teen hacker behind the big Twitter hack sentenced to 3 years in prison

The hacker behind last year’s big Twitter hack has just been sentenced to hard time. Graham Ivan Clark, the teenage hacker who broke into Twitter’s systems, took over verified accounts, and used them to scam users out of Bitcoin, was sentenced to three years in prison, according to the Tampa Bay Times. Clark’s hack took […]

China starts blocking Signal encrypted messaging app

China is now blocking encrypted chat app Signal, preventing those in the region from sending messages free of government monitoring.  On Tuesday, users in the country began reporting they were no longer able to send or receive texts via the Signal app. Access to Signal’s official website is also down, according to GreatFire.org, a site […]

Apple Maps and Siri will now help you find COVID-19 vaccination sites

Apple Maps added COVID-19 testing sites last year. Now it’s adding vaccination sites.  Starting Tuesday, Apple users in the U.S. can search on Apple Maps for “COVID-19 vaccines.” Or they can ask Siri, “Where can I get a COVID-19 vaccination?” Both use data from VaccineFinder.  So far, more than 20,000 COVID-19 vaccination sites are listed […]

What it's like to live in a 3D-printed house

Tim Shea went from not having a home to being one of the first people to live in a 3D-printed house.  And he won’t be the last: The company behind Shea’s new digs wants to help solve the housing crisis with their massive 3D printing capabilities. Read more… More about Mashable Video, House, 3d Printing, […]

Wikipedia wants to charge Google, Amazon, and Apple for using its content

Everybody uses Wikipedia.  It’s currently the 8th most visited website in the U.S. and the 13th most trafficked site in the world. The website bills itself as the “free encyclopedia,” providing knowledge free of charge to a global user base. However, the nonprofit which runs Wikipedia, Wikimedia Foundation, hopes that it soon won’t be free […]

Get a gigantic 75-inch Sony 4K TV for under $1,000

Save $811.99: The Sony Bravia 75-inch X800H 4K TV is only $998 at Walmart as of March 16 after a 45% discount.  The Snyder cut of Justice League is almost here, and it won’t be the last of the big blockbusters to make their way over to streaming services. But if you want the full […]

Inside the fight to close the Spanish-language disinformation gap on Facebook

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Nintendo Switch Lites come with a $20 Amazon credit

Save $20 (indirectly): Buying any color of the Nintendo Switch Lite at Amazon gets you a free $20 promo credit as of March 16. Animal Crossing: New Horizons players keep track of time by how far away nurturing an island during the first lockdown feels. It’s been a year-ish since the Nintendo Switch and Switch […]