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Worrying about having your email hacked is so 2012. Instead, the newest hacking trend researchers are examining is less about your online life than it is about your physical body: soon, blackhat badasses and government spies could hack into your brain. (Dun dun dun.)
As it turns out, even spokespeople for the Taliban confuse CC and BCC sometimes. And really, who among us hasn’t made a mortifying and potentially earth-shattering email faux pas?
ABC News reports that when sending out a routine email to the Taliban’s many internet buddies, a spokesperson for the group accidentally publicly CC’d everyone on the list. Oops!
After announcing their intention to attack Hamas on Twitter, the Israeli Defense Force began military operations in Gaza yesterday. The Alqassam Brigades, Hamas’s military arm, also has a Twitter account, and the two have been engaging in a sparring match on the platform that elevates typically meaningless Twitter tiffs into the stuff of WWIII nightmares.
Aside from updating their followers on the death toll and the status of military strikes, both accounts have tweeted photos of children (warning: both links are graphic) injured or killed in the conflict. The IDF is letting no social media channel go untouched. They’ve been uploading photos of their operations to Flickr and Pinterest and publishing status updates to their official Facebook page. They also just started a Tumblr account that is littered with pro-Israel propaganda, including a photo showing a cartoon of an Israeli family in the crosshairs of a Hamas target with the message “Israeli civilians are Hamas’s target.”
Some terrifying news to end your day: The robots are beginning their takeover. First they came for the vaccums. Then they came for the baccarat tables. Now, they’re coming for the Air Force.