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Facebook Says It Was Hacked Last Month, But ‘No Evidence’ User Data Was Breached

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Facebook was hacked last month, according to a statement posted online today, after company employees visited an infected website.

According to the statement, Facebook was victimized by the same zero-day Java vulnerability that has affected other companies. Although Facebook is framing it as a “sophisticated attack,” AllThingsD wonders whether the malware found on employee’s laptops was related into a recent hack on Twitter.  Read More

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Startup News: You Can Still Erase Your Ex In Time for Valentine’s Day

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Bad education? CampInteractive and Reddit cofounder Alexis Ohanian are hosting an ed tech hackathon at General Assembly this weekend, inviting developers, students and ed tech influencers to tackle improve the classroom experience. Since gold stars are being offered for hacks that help engage students with “unusually compelling learning experiences,” we’d like to suggest a Read More

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Anonymous Puts the Times on Notice With #OpNYT

No, seriously, you should expect this.

Anonymous has pretty much had all it can take of The New York Times’s bullshit and it’s not going to take it anymore. That’s the upshot of this “Anonymous Declaration of #OpNYT” posted on Pastebin sometime late yesterday. #OpNYT certainly sounds ominous, but as Gawker’s Adrian Chen noted in a tweet, “Anonymous’ press releases get somehow get longer-winded every time.”

This long-windedness makes it tough to parse what the eternally seething hacktivist collective is trying to say. In this instance Wikileaks, Stratfor and HBGary are all name-checked before the declaration segues into, inevitably, the Orwellian global surveillance system currently loathed by privacy activists everywhere, TrapWire. The Times’s minimal coverage of TrapWire (a system apparently controlled by the Cubic Corporation, which is referenced below) appears to have pushed Anonymous’s “epic invective” button: Read More