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Hackers exploited an Instagram bug to get celebrity phone numbers and email addresses

Source: National Cyber Security – Produced By Gregory Evans An Instagram bug allowed hackers to access contact phone numbers and email addresses for high-profile users, the company said today. The bug was discovered recently in Instagram’s application programming interface, or API, which the service uses to communicate with other apps. Instagram declined to specify which […]

CIA is investing in firms that specialize in sifting through social media posts

The Central Intelligence Agency’s venture capital arm is investing in companies that develop artificial intelligence to sift through enormous numbers of social media postings and decipher patterns, according to a report. A document obtained by The Intercept indicates that In-Q-Tel, the CIA’s venture capital firm, has made unpublicized investments in 38 companies, many of which […]

Violent crime witnesses targeted on Instagram

  City police were trying to find out who is behind an anonymous social media site that has been identifying witnesses in violent crimes across Philadelphia with the stated intention of trying to “expose rats.” The “rats215″ account on the photo-sharing site Instagram has posted pictures, police statements and testimony identifying more than 30 witnesses since February, […]