The largest data breach in history has been uncovered on this first day of June 2016. Here’s a quick look at what’s making news in the world of tech.
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Twitter’s Periscope hopes to zap trolls
On Tuesday, Periscope unveiled a new abuse-reporting system that includes flash juries. As Fast Company explains:
During a broadcast, if a comment is reported as abusive or spam by one user, other randomly selected viewers of the stream will be shown the comment and asked if they think it is inappropriate. If the majority agrees that it abusive, the offending user will receive a 60-second ban from posting further comments. If the same user is reported and convicted a second time in the same broadcast, he or she loses commenting privileges for the rest of the stream.
MySpace accounts breached
As many as 360 million MySpace accounts have been compromised according to the site’s parent company, Time, Inc. The data breach, which could be the biggest in history, includes passwords, email addresses, and usernames from an old Myspace platform that was replaced on June 11, 2013.
MySpace is contacting affected users. Additionally, the service has invalidated the passwords of all known affected users.
Is the iPhone stupid?
The Wall Street Journal’s Joanna Stern has written an open letter to Apple CEO Tim Cook explaining some of the ways to make the iPhone “smarter.” Stern notes that Google, Facebook, and Amazon have lapped Apple on many fronts. Specifically, she targets Siri, iMessages, Photos, and Music.
The article is a great read, especially with the unveiling of “iOS 10” just a few days away.
Today, June 1 is the start of Candy Month, Dairy Month, and Gay Pride Month. It’s also Flip a Coin Day.
The Augmented World Expo begins in Santa Clara, California.
Looking backwards: On this day in 1971, “The Ed Sullivan Show” aired for the final time. In 1938, the first Superman comic launched.
Have a few more minutes? Check out these other stories making news:
- Marilyn Monroe: 7 Essential Performances, Entertainment Weekly
- Police are filing warrants for Android’s vast store of location data, The Verge
- Automakers Still Installing Defective Takata Airbags in Cars: Study, NBC News
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