FBI Hacks into iPhone without Apple’s Help
What To tell Your Old Boyfriend…
I don’t need you. This is exactly what the FBI told Apple after successfully hacking into the world’s most famous iPhone without help from The Fruit. Remind me: The FBI asked for Apple’s help to open an iPhone used by Syed Rizwan Farook, a gunman in the December shooting in San Bernardino, Calif., 14 people died. Apple said no way Jose – if we write such a program then all iPhone users security will be compromised. The FBI finally figured out how to access the phone without a special code written by Apple. In a two-paragraph filing on Monday, the Justice Department said it had “now successfully accessed the data stored on Farook’s iPhone and therefore no longer requires the assistance from Apple.” Mic officially dropped #boom. (source: New York Times)
What Happens When you Forgo Your Selfie Power?
Right, like that’ll ever happen… We hope. (scared cat face emoji) Shootlr is a new app available for IOS and Android that works on similar grounds to SnapChat. Except one major difference is Shootlr works with selfie requests on the fly. What do we mean by this? Let’s explain…
#1)You receive a Shootlr notification from your friend Tom
#2) You open the app and a three-second countdown immediately begins
#3) Your selfie is taken and immediately sent to Tom.
There you have it, the selfie game has changed. Here is their promo video. Would you send a selfie request to your latest crush?t Selfie theme song: “You’re So Vain.” (Source Tech Crunch)
Screenshotting Will Cost You 2 Years…
Yup you heard that right. The UK has made it illegal to screenshot Snapchat images and it could land you 2 years in the brink. Culture minister Ed Vaizey stated “Under UK copyright law, it would be unlawful for a Snapchat user to copy an image and make it available to the public without the consent of the image owner”. He went along to say anyone that shares images of a sexual nature could face additional time in prison and an “unlimited” fine amount. The UK is enforcing what we like to call #DigitalReputation procedures nationwide and if you’re not sure what that means we’ve got you covered here. (Source Mirror.Co.UK)
In Case You Missed It…
Hijacker of the EgyptAir flight MS181 flying from Alexandria to Cairo was arrested yesterday following negotiations with EgyptAir via Twitter. EygptAir officials negotiated with the hijacker (who has yet to be officially named) via Twitter to release 55 passengers and several crew members after he commandeered the flight with the use of a suicide belt.
Cyprus president Nicos Anastasiades stated that the hijacking was a non-terroristic act and the intention behind it was the hijacker wanted to see his former wife. The flight landed in Cyprus around 9 am and passengers and crew members were released shortly after. Thank you Twitter and very well played EgyptAir. #BigWin. (Source Mashable)