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Teen Feels Really Bad About Rickrolling Vine

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Vine rolled out its Android version early yesterday, but the real Internet rite of passage didn’t occur until the afternoon, when an intrepid teen Rickroll’d the six-second-video-sharing app.

Developer Will Smidlein, 16, was messing around with the app yesterday when he decided to confuse his friends by hacking Vine and creating a post that lasted longer than six seconds, he wrote in a blog post. Once he figured out how, he used his powers for good and posted what any self-respecting Internet-loving teen would: Rick Astley’s “Never Gonna Give You Up.” Read More

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Journalism Is Dead, Long Live Journalism: Anonymous’ News Site Launching Soon

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Back in April, the hacktivist collective Anonymous raised almost $55,000 to go towards building a news site that could extend its coverage of current events and breaking news beyond its popular Twitter account, which is followed by over a million people. Yesterday, more info about just what the site will encompass was released on–of course–Pastebin. Read More

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NYPD Cop Accused of Hacking Many, Many of His Colleagues’ Emails

Awkward! (Photo: Flickr, Rev Stan)

Well, here’s some not-particularly-reassuring news about one of New York’s finest: An NYPD detective named Edwin Vargas has been arrested for “computer hacking crimes.”

The feds say Mr. Vargas shelled out $4,000 to an email hacking service to get log-in credentials for at least 43 email accounts belonging to at least 30 different people (21 of them affiliated with the NYPD). He’s also alleged to have accessed the National Crime Information Center database. Read More

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Disrupt TMZ: Celeb-Obsessed Guccifer Leaks Excerpts From Candace Bushnell’s Latest

Oh, Candace. (Photo: Twitter)

Guccifer strikes again! And from the latest target, we’re starting to suspect the mysterious, celeb-targeting hacker is actually a frustrated 20-something gossip blogger. Gawker reports that Sex and the City scribe Candace Bushnell got it this time, and the opening pages of her new book are now available on Google Drive for all the world to see.

This is exactly the kind of thing that would have happened to poor Carrie. Read More

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AP Twitter Account Hacked, Hackers Post Fake Tweet Claiming Explosions at White House


Perhaps you were sitting on Twitter a few moments ago and saw a heart-stopping tweet from the AP: “Breaking: Two Explosions in the White House and Barack Obama is injured.”

Luckily for everyone who prefers not to live under martial law, it’s bullshit. The AP’s official comms team has already confirmed the account was hacked and the report is false. The AP’s account has already been suspended.

The hackers of the Syrian Electronic Army have already claimed responsibility on Twitter. “Ops! @AP get owned by Syrian Electronic Army! #SEA #Syria #ByeByeObama,” the group’s official account tweeted. It’s the same bunch of jokers who previously hacked CBS News.  Read More