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Posts Tagged ‘tweets’

As you already suspected, the CIA is reading your tweets and Facebook status updates

As you already suspected, the CIA is reading your tweets and Facebook status updates

According to this Associated Press story, the tinfoil beanie hat crowd was right all along: In an anonymous industrial park in Virginia, in an unassuming brick building, the CIA is following tweets — up to 5 million a day. At the agency's Open Source Center, a team known affectionately as the 'vengeful librarians' also pores over Facebook, [...]

Phone-to-Twitter bridge for use in an Internet-less Egypt

Phone-to-Twitter bridge for use in an Internet-less Egypt

Over the weekend, engineers from Google, Twitter and SayNow (a recent Google acquisition) built a phone-to-Twitter bridge to allow Egyptians to transmit and receive #jan25-related tweets without accessing the Internet: We worked with a small team of engineers from Twitter, Google and SayNow, a company we acquired last week, to make this idea [...]

Use Twitter? Turn off JavaScript… there’s bad XSS issues there being exploited right now

Use Twitter? Turn off JavaScript… there’s bad XSS issues there being exploited right now

So, I started seeing odd tweets in my timeline, it seems that posting a link like this: http://oh.no/@"onmouseover=";alert('XSS')" fails input validation, resulting in the script being executed when you mouse over the tweet. Note that you can inject pretty much any attribute this way, including style, letting your tweet use fixed [...]