Oops! Twitter Accidentally Used Your Phone Number for Ads

· Andrew Orr · Link

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Twitter admitted yesterday that it “unintentionally” used some email addresses and phone numbers for advertising purposes. These phone numbers were specifically used to keep your account safe with two-factor authentication.

We recently discovered that when you provided an email address or phone number for safety or security purposes (for example, two-factor authentication) this data may have inadvertently been used for advertising purposes, specifically in our Tailored Audiences and Partner Audiences advertising system.

This is exactly why SMS-based two-factor authentication needs to go away. SMS is inherently insecure, as the FBI recently noted. Funnily enough, I recently removed my phone number from Twitter, although it’s probably too late.

Batteries In The Cloud – Mac Geek Gab 750

· John F. Braun & Dave Hamilton · Mac Geek Gab Podcast

Battery floating in the Clouds - Mac Geek Gab 750

Aren’t using all your iCloud Storage? No worries, we’ve got an idea for that. We also have Cool Stuff Found and answers to your other questions. Plus, we iterate on a Quick Tip from last episode making it quicker and tipper! Listen with John and Dave and learn at least five new things!

Voipo Database Exposed SMS Messages

· Andrew Orr · News

Voipo CEO Timothy Dick said the company found no evidence in logs or on its network that a data breach happened.

How to Troubleshoot Text Messages that Aren't Syncing

· Melissa Holt · Quick Tip

If your messages aren’t syncing between your Mac and your iPhone or iPad, then you’ve gotta try our troubleshooting tips! After all, there’s nothing more frustrating than having to go grab a different device to be sure you sent out a particular text. That’s right, NOTHING. We stand by that statement.

'Scheduled' Helps You Remember to Send Messages

· Jeff Butts · Quick Tip

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Not only does this app remind you to fire off that crucial text message, but it fills everything in for you so all you have to do is tap Send.