Twitter Gets Redesigned
Twitter has redesigned its website and is now more user-friendly. New features include the ability to embed YouTube videos into posts as well as an overall site redesign, which is expected to give users a “richer and faster experience.” The four-year-old site now boasts 145 million users, with 370,000 new users signing up daily. The new site will be rolled out over the next few weeks.
Google Engineer Stalked Teenage Users
A Google engineer, who had access to some of the company’s most securely held user data, used that information to stalk teenage account holders. David Barksdale’s numerous security breaches include reading gchat transcripts and hacking into Google Voice logs of at least four minors. Barksdale was fired from Google and the company is working hard to prevent future incidents.
Craigslist Sex Ads Gone For Good
Craigslist has permanently removed the adult services ad section from its site. While Craigslist may have been a prominent source for prostitution and sex trafficking ads, disabling the section on Craigslist does little to combat the issue as evidenced by the dramatic rise in sex ads on other sites.
Cable Guy Has New Incentive To Be On Time
The cable guy is notorious for running late or not showing up for an appointment at all. But now, if a service call is missed, the customer gets paid. Time Warner and Cablevision will give eligible customers a free month of service if an appointment is missed, as outlined in a new contract between the cable operators and the City of New York.
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