China, India had agents working for Twitter

WASHINGTON (AP) — Twitter’s former security chief told Congress Tuesday there was “at least one agent” from China’s intelligence service on Twitter’s payroll and that the company knowingly allowed India to add agents to the company roster as well, potentially giving those nations access to sensitive data about users. These were some of the troubling … Read more

“No locks on the doors:” Twitter whistleblower tells Senate of security gaps

Twitter’s former security chief painted the social media company as a data-grabbing behemoth that risks exploitation by “teenagers, thieves and spies” in testimony before the Senate Judiciary Committee on Tuesday. “Twitter leadership is misleading the public, lawmakers, regulators and even its own board of directors,” Peiter Zatko said in his testimony. “They don’t know what … Read more

How a hacking guru could save Elon Musk $44bn in the battle over Twitter

Twitter has called Zatko a disgruntled employee who was fired for poor performance. Twitter’s lawyers said on Tuesday that Musk’s latest effort to terminate the deal was “invalid and wrongful under the agreement”. Of Zatko’s whistleblowing claims, the social networking site has said: “What we’ve seen so far is a false narrative about Twitter and … Read more

Phonepe & Spotify To Slow Hiring By 25%

Here are the top headlines from the startup space. US-based Clari acquires Indian SaaS startup Wingman US-based revenue operations platform Clari has acquired Bengaluru-based Saas platform Wingman for an undisclosed amount. Wingman records, transcribes and analyzes sales calls and provides actionable insights to help companies improve their deal win rates. As part of the deal, … Read more

Elon Musk Political Cartoon Is Being Sold by Creator as NFT

Elon Musk tweeted out a political cartoon yesterday. Elon Musk tweeted out a political cartoon yesterday. The replies on Twitter were legion. The Washington Post’s Philip Bump argued the cartoon gets things wrong. A very different reaction came from the creator of the cartoon. He is now selling it as an NFT. Because, of course. … Read more

‘Bitcoin Jesus’ Returns to Twitter in Latest Endorsement of Elon Musk

Bitcoin Jesus is back. After a year of social media silence, Roger Ver, who earned the moniker for his evangelical-like advocacy, is the latest crypto pioneer to voice his support of Elon Musk’s takeover of Twitter. Bitcoin Jesus is back. After a year of social media silence, Roger Ver, who earned the moniker for his … Read more

Twitter Reverses Suspension of Crypto Boss Stani Kulechov After ‘Joke’ Tweet

After tweets to the masses in which he falsely claimed to have been named Twitter’s interim CEO, crypto executive Stani Kulechov found his account suspended. After tweets to the masses in which he falsely claimed to have been named Twitter’s interim CEO, crypto executive Stani Kulechov found his account suspended by the social media giant. … Read more

Snap Pixy Drone That Follows You Around Taking Photos Launched

Snap Pixy Drone is designed to take off and hover above its owner while capturing photos and video, before landing in the owner’s hand. Snap Inc. has a replacement for the cheap phone stands and awkward outstretched arms of modern self-filming: a yellow, square-shaped flying camera drone that costs $ 230, weighs about a quarter … Read more

Elon Musk loses THIS Twitter bid

Elon Musk may soon own Twitter Inc. but the billionaire won’t be able to shake his “Twitter Sitter.” Elon Musk may soon own Twitter Inc. but the billionaire won’t be able to shake his “Twitter Sitter.” A judge on Wednesday rejected Musk’s request to ditch his 2018 deal with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission … Read more

How @BoredElonMusk Attracted 1.7 mn followers on Twitter

The widespread use of professional pseudonyms on social media could curb rampant credentialism and allow merit to win out. Pseudonymity will be an inevitable work trend over the next decade. I realized this while interviewing a popular pseudonymous Twitter account: @BoredElonMusk, whose musings on tech and wild startup ideas that the real Elon Muskmight invent … Read more