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Yo Is Sorry for Last Week’s Hack, Has Hired One of The Hackers, Yo

(Twitter)

After a rather destructive hack last Friday, the world’s dumbest app seems to finally have everything under control.

“We were lucky enough to get hacked at an early stage and the issue has been fixed,” Yo founder Or Arbel wrote in a June 21 Medium post. “We are also lucky because this hack and security breach is really highlighting what Yo is, and what we are all about.” Read More

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Yo Drama: Everything You Need to Know About the Backlash Surrounding the World’s Dumbest App

Yo no! (Screengrab: iTunes)

There’s trouble in paradise for Yo, the app that raised a million bucks and rocketed to Internet fame this week.

If you haven’t yet heard of the absurd app, Yo lets users do one thing — message the word “yo” to one another. Useful, right?

Besides the widespread fear that Yo’s funding confirms the existence of a tech bubble, the app has been experiencing some more concrete issues in the past 24 hours, involving a fake celebrity account and a pretty serious hack. Read More

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Visitors to Sochi Olympics Will Be Instantly Hacked

Richard Engel watches as his phone gets totally owned. (YouTube)

Proving yet again what a fabulous idea it was to stage the 2014 Winter Olympics in Russia, NBC has discovered that all the Games’ attendees can expect to immediately get hacked as soon as they get to Sochi.

“The State Department warned that travelers should have no expectation of privacy, even in their hotel rooms,” NBC’s Richard Engel said in a report on Brian Williams’s show last night. “And as we found out, you are especially exposed as soon as you try to communicate with anything.” Read More