Foursquare is still making gains in users and check-ins, with the company reporting in December of last year that it had reached 45 million registered users and surpassed 5 billion check-ins. That's up from January 2013, when Foursquare had 30 million registered users, a 50% gain in just under one year. (Foursquare did not say how many of those registered users are active each month.)
One week after he was revealed to be the highest-paid elected official in Canada, Kwikwetlem First Nation Chief Ron Giesbrecht claimed in his first official statement that he is actually “one of the lowest paid Chiefs in the country.”
While it is true Mr. Giesbrecht earned only $4,800 in his role as chief of the 82-member Metro Vancouver nation, he was paid an $800,000 bonus in 2013-14 because he was also serving as the band’s economic development officer, a job that gave him $80,000 a year and a 10% cut of all new “capital projects and business opportunities.”
The New York Times and Twitter Inc. had their Internet registrations hacked by the Syrian Electronic Army, rendering at least parts of their sites inaccessible, the company that controls the data said.
The Federal government keeps a website that collects all the information on malware and hack attacks and sends warnings out when some big new virus is on the move. It's called the NIST National Vulnerability Database (NVD) and its considered the bible of virus/malware information. It's been hacked and down since March 8.
A year and a half ago, when the hacker group Anonymous launched its anti-Bernanke, anti-Fed campaign dubbed Operation Empire State Rebellion (or OpESR), we stated, rhetorically and jokingly, that "perhaps in the aftermath of the IMF "very major breach" by anonymous hackers, it is really time to make sure all external access points to
Popular microblogging site Twitter was briefly shut down overnight, its home page replaced with an image claiming the site had been hacked by the "Iranian Cyber Army."The website's official blog acknowledged the disruption but gave no details as to how the site had been disrupted and who was responsible."As we tweeted a bit ago, Twitter's DNS records were temporarily compromised tonight but have now been fixed," the site's co-founder Biz Stone wrote on the blog."We will update with more information and details once we've investigated more fully," he added.