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Square hires away Yik Yak engineering team, leaving startup on life...

Square spokeswoman: “We have no comment on this.”

“All eras” of Star Wars come together in revealing Battlefront II...

Darth Maul vs. Yoda. X-Wing vs.

TIE Fighter.

A running tauntaun vs. a stormtrooper's face.

Twitter sues the US government for demanding it unmask an ‘alt’...

Twitter is suing the U.S. Department of Homeland Security and alleging the government is misusing an investigative tool as part of an internal witch-hunt to uncover who is behind a Twitter account critical of the immigration service.The lawsuit, filed on Thursday in California, comes on the heels of a report that visitors to the U.S. could soon be routinely asked to hand over email and social media account passwords to the immigration service.[ Have a tech story to share? If we publish it, we’ll send you a $50 American Express gift card — and keep you anonymous. Send it to offtherecord@infoworld.com. | We've all been there: 7 hardware horror stories from the help desk. | Follow Off the Record on Twitter and subscribe to the newsletter. ]In its lawsuit, Twitter says that U.S. Department of Homeland Security and U.S. Customs and Border Protection have demanded it hand over information regarding the @alt_uscis Twitter account.To read this article in full or to leave a comment, please click here

Gizmodo found what looks to be FBI Director James Comey’s Twitter...

Either way, this shows how difficult it is to maintain bulletproof operational security.

NASA has essentially stopped tweeting about the #JourneyToMars

It seems unlikely any directive has come down from the Trump administration.

Trump’s apparent security faux-pas-palooza triggers call for House investigation

Rep.

Ted Lieu and others ask Chaffetz and Cummings to look into "troubling reports."

Worried about hacks, senators want info on Trump’s personal phone

Two senators have written to the U.S.

Department of Defense about reports that President Donald Trump may still be using an old unsecured Android phone, including to communicate through his Twitter account.“While it is important for the President to have the ability to communicate electronically, it is equally important that he does so in a manner that is secure and that ensures the preservation of presidential records,” Tom Carper, a Democrat from Delaware, and Claire McCaskill, a Democrat from Missouri, wrote in the letter, which was made public Monday.To read this article in full or to leave a comment, please click here

Leave Spicer alone! (Or, why DNS registration is horrible)

He registered domains years ago, leaving personal data exposed—like lots of people.

Article names “whistleblower” who told Congress that NOAA manipulated data

Allegations in a Daily Mail article seem more office politics than science.

Don’t Tweet: New tool gives insight into who’s behind Twitter “eggs”...

When an account makes 500 posts a day, that's a sure sign that there’s something amiss.

Trump administration is giving us a good lesson on Twitter security

Several recent incidents involving U.S. President Donald Trump’s administration can teach users something about IT security—particularly about Twitter and what not to do with it.It turns out that several White House-related Twitter accounts—including the president’s official account, @POTUS—until recently were revealing sensitive information that hackers might be able to exploit.[ Docker, Amazon, TensorFlow, Windows 10, and more: See InfoWorld's 2017 Technology of the Year Award winners. | Cut to the key news in technology trends and IT breakthroughs with the InfoWorld Daily newsletter, our summary of the top tech happenings. ]The problem revolves around the service’s password reset function.
If the account holder doesn’t take certain steps to secure it, Twitter exposes information that anyone with the right skills can use to uncover what email address—in redacted form—was used to secure a Twitter account.To read this article in full or to leave a comment, please click here

Tweet this: Trump White House potential info-security woes abound

An insecure phone, a press secretary posting his password, and private e-mail—really?