Snapchat has been hacked…
*Crickets chirping…* It got a bit weird for Snapchat employees this month after they were compromised by a cyber attack impersonating Evan Spiegel. Spiegel is the Chief Snapchatter. In a blog post explaining the incident Snapchat wrote, “Last Friday, Snapchat’s payroll department was targeted by an isolated email phishing scam in which a scammer impersonated our Chief Executive Officer and asked for employee payroll information.”
Sadly enough the email was not recognized as a scam and employee salaries, banking info and other personal information was compromised. According to Snapchat, no user information was breached and they’re offering two years of identity protection and monitoring to affected employees for free. We’ve heard a lot about corporate hacking lately and this just adds to the list. (TechCrunch)
What to request from your personal assistant…
I’ll take breakfast in bed from Tiffany’s please. Move over Siri we’ve got a new kid in town and he’s smarter than you. Hound is a voice search and assistant software technology that can understand complex questions and provide solutions faster than any other voice technology. Hound is so fast it can translate sentences into other languages, and it remembers questions meaning you can narrow down your search results by asking follow-up questions.
CEO Keyvan Mohajer is keeping the secret to Hound’s rapid processing under wraps. However, he did state that the company has found an easy way to develop new “domains” simply meaning they’ve partnered with a third party API for a specific skillset. The Santa Clara based technology has been in beta since last summer and istaking over the app-store. Users should also jump up and down because the startup is partnering with Yelp and Uber so you can verbally request rides to that new bistro you’ve been dying to try. Speechless? Watch this video of Hound in action and you will be. (Source The Verge)
Apple Wins Over FBI
In case you missed it, New York federal magistrate-judge sided with Apple over the FBI in methamphetamine dealer Jun Feng’s case. The high profiled case is not directlyrelated to San Bernadino however it’ll definitely factor into the case equation. (Source CNN)