TechCrunch: A hacker has compromised Jack Dorsey’s Twitter account

A hacker has compromised Jack Dorsey’s Twitter account. A stream of rogue tweets — including racial slurs — were posted to the Twitter chief executive’s own Twitter account just after 3:30pm ET. One of the tweets posted a Twitter handle for…

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TechCrunch: Parallels’ KeyGenie lets you play for a free product key — but you can’t ever win

When is a game not a game? When you never win. For years, virtualization software maker Parallels offered the chance to win a free product key if you “stump the KeyGenie,” a virtual robot which users can play against. Normally,…

TechCrunch: Apple patches previously-fixed security bug that allowed iOS 12.4 jailbreak

Apple has fixed a security flaw — for a second time — after it accidentally reintroduced the same bug in a recent software update. iOS 12.4.1, released Monday, contains a security fix that was first introduced months earlier in iOS…

TechCrunch: Week in Review: Snapchat beats a dead horse

Hey. This is Week-in-Review, where I give a heavy amount of analysis and/or rambling thoughts on one story while scouring the rest of the hundreds of stories that emerged on TechCrunch this week to surface my favorites for your reading…

TechCrunch: Facebook could face billions in potential damages as court rules facial recognition lawsuit can proceed

Facebook is facing exposure to billions of dollars in potential damages as a federal appeals court on Thursday rejected Facebook’s arguments to halt a class action lawsuit claiming it illegally collected and stored the biometric data of millions of users.…