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Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey’s Account Hacked, offensive tweets posted

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[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]Twitter CEO and Co-founder Jack Dorsey’s account was hacked on Friday (August 30) demonstrating the potential vulnerabilities of even the most high-profile social media accounts, according to media reports. 

A series of erratic and offensive tweets and retweets including obscenities, shout-outs, threats and racial slurs were unleashed. Some of the tweets contained the hashtag ‘ChucklingSquad’ which was believed to indicate the identity of the hacker group. One retweet was of a message supporting Nazi Germany, media reports claimed. 

The tweets remained on the account, which has 4.2 million followers, for less than an hour before Twitter deleted them.

“We’re aware that Jack was compromised and investigating what happened,” a Twitter spokesperson said.

Twitter said the issue has been resolved and that there is no indication their systems were compromised.  

Another Twitter spokeswoman said that the company looked into the bomb threat and “can confirm it was not credible.” The accounts mentioned by the hacker while controlling @jack appeared to be suspended Friday afternoon, she added.

However, the incident raises questions about the vulnerability of even high-profile accounts at one of the largest social media companies in the world. Dorsey’s account -like other high-profile accounts – should have been shielded as an obvious target. Political leaders, including President Donald Trump, use the platform to share news and opinions. If compromised, a hacker could use them to make political claims or even try to start a war.

It was questionable why the tweets – which violated numerous rules with offensive language and even a pro-Nazi retweet – stayed up so long when Twitter previously boasted about tools to catch policy-violating content quickly.

Criticisms bombarded on the platform questioning why the Twitter co-founder didn’t secure his account with two-factor authentication, and how disturbing a sign it was that the service wasn’t to keep its own chief safe on the platform.

“If you can’t protect Jack, you can’t protect… jack,” one Twitter user wrote.

The news comes with Dorsey and Twitter moving aggressively to clean up offensive and inappropriate content as part of a focus on “safety.” “This might be the only way to get rid of racist tweets on this platform,” a Twitter user commented.

British-based security consultant Graham Cluley said the incident highlighted the importance of two-factor authentication, where a user must confirm the account via an external service.

“Everyone should ensure they have 2FA enabled, use unique password, and double check what apps they’ve linked to their accounts,” Cluley tweeted.

“Hard to say at the moment how he was compromised, but one of those reasons most likely.” Cyber security researcher Kevin Beaumont said the account appeared to have been hijacked “via a third party called Cloudhopper, which Twitter acquired about 10 years ago and had access to his account.” Cloudhopper enables users to send tweets on their phones via SMS.

The incident raised fresh concerns about how social media users, even prominent ones can have their accounts compromised and used for misinformation, a point highlighted by Canadian member of parliament Michelle Rempel Garner.

“Between bots, trolls and abuse, I’ve been skeptical about @Twitter as a viable platform for some time now,” Rempel Garner wrote.

“But the fact it took the platform’s owner (@jack) about 30 min to get his hacked account under control is deeply problematic, and makes me worry as an elected official,” he added. [/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row]

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Woman sends her resume to Nike printed out on a cake, checkout the viral LinkedIn post

The cake resume got mixed reaction on the internet. Where some people appreciated her original thinking, while others termed it a gimmick.

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Trying to get in a job can be tough and intimidating at times. And people often try to do bold things to outshine others. But recently a funny incident from North Carolina has taken over the headlines, where a woman printed her resume on a cake.

Yes! you read that right. Trying to go an extra mile a woman named Karly Pavlinac Blackburn sent her resume printed on a cake to get a job in Nike. She also took to her LinkedIn handle to let the world know about the same.

While sharing the news with every, Karly wrote that a couple of weeks ago she sent her resume on a cake to Nike. The woman also took time to author an elaborate piece on the social networking site, explaining why she came up with the notion of printing her resume on a cake as opposed to the conventional method.

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Karly also wrote that the team was not hiring at that time but she wanted to find some good way for the team to know who she was. According to her, what better way it could have been than sending a cake to a big party.

The North Carolina woman also revealed that she received a recommendation from a friend to print her resume on top of a cake and mail it to the Nike World Headquarters in Beaverton, Oregon.

This act has got mixed reviews on the internet. While some said that the lady should work on enhancing her skills rather than trying to take up attention, While other told her that it was a great move. Some people commended her original thinking and said it was a wonderful concept, while others termed it a ‘gimmick.’

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Viral: Pakistan Prime Minister’s clumsiness triggers Putin’s laugh at SCO summit 2022, twitter reacts | Watch

During the dialogue between Russia and Pakistan, Putin expressed to the Pakistan’s Prime Minister that Russia is ready to extend gas supply to Pakistan as the necessary infrastructures have are already established.

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A video went viral where Pakistan’s prime minister, Shehbaz Sharif’s clumsiness made Russia’s President, Vladimir Putin burst into a laugh at the 22nd summit of the Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO) at Samarkand.

In the video, the Pakistan’s prime minister can be seen struggling to put on his ear piece as the device couldn’t be placed on Sharif’s ears, after which he asked for help. As the dialogue between the nations commenced, Sharif’s earpiece again fell from his ears which made the Russian president slip out an audible chuckle.

Pakistan’s Prime Minister, since then, has been subjected to a lot of flak on social media where, largely the workers of former Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan’s party, proclaimed that the incident was an embarrassment for the country.

After Covid-19 impacting everything and forcing everything onto virtual platforms, the SCO 2022 summit was the first in-person meet in SCO history. The summit will witness the attendants of eight member nations, including Prime Minister Narendra Modi.

The SCO is the successor to the Shanghai Five, a mutual security agreement formed in 1996 between the People’s Republic of China, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Russia, Tajikistan, and later on was expanded to Pakistan, India and Iran subsequently.

During the dialogue between Russia and Pakistan, Putin expressed to the Pakistan’s Prime Minister that Russia is ready to extend gas supply to Pakistan as the necessary infrastructures have are already established. Russia and Pakistan have other ambitious projects in the pipeline, largely in the energy sector.

Another video of a similar nature went viral back in January where Prime minister Narendra Modi abruptly paused his speech at the virtual world economic forum 2022. In the video, Prime Minister Narendra Modi was delivering his speech but he suddenly paused as he asked the facilitator if he was audible.

Many believe the abrupt stop at the prime minister’s speech was caused due to a teleprompter issue. The prime minister was trolled and scrutinized by the opposition as the hashtag Teleprompter PM trended in twitter.

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Queen Elizabeth II memorabilia: From her wax statue for $15,900 to teabag for $12,000, list of items on sale

Soon after her demise, the internet was flooded with Queen Elizabeth II memorabilia for sale.

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Queen Elizabeth II, UK’s longest-serving monarch passed away on Thursday at the age of 96. Soon after her demise, the internet was flooded with Queen Elizabeth II memorabilia for sale.

People have started flocking to social media to search for Royal Family memorabilia. According to the reports, a teabag used by the late Queen in 1998 is being sold for $12,000 on the e-commerce platform eBay. Reportedly, the teabag was smuggled out of Windsor Castle in 1998.

The seller of the teabag wrote in the description, This is the same teabag you would have seen on CNN in late 1998. It was used by Queen Elizabeth II of Regina Britannia and smuggled out of Windsor Castle by the special exterminator who was called in to assist her Majesty in dealing with the major London roach infestations of the 1990s, he added.

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With this, the seller even posted a Certificate of Authenticity issued by the prestigious IECA (Institute of Excellence in Certificates of Authenticity) which says it has determined beyond any doubt that the following statements are absolutely true: This is a teabag.

Items up for auction are attracting enormous interest, while set-price items are fetching eye-watering prices.

People are also selling life-sized wax statues of the Queen for $15,900 which claim to have real human hair, resin eyeballs, and resin teeth. Other than this, a Barbie doll of the Queen is currently listed for $1,299.99. A hand-signed autograph by the Queen is also selling for $11,249.

Not only this, online classifieds site Gumtree has a wide range of collectibles of the Royal Family. Queen Elizabeth II framed print is being sold for $45, Queen Elizabeth II Coronation Ribbon is up for sale for $50, and the coronation saucer is for $15.

One of the sellers is selling Queen Elizabeth Jubilee sterling silver and Calamander wood artist box for $51,597, which he claims to be a presentation gift to the late Queen on her Silver Jubilee in 1977.

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