Teany Random Bits January 09, 2018 at 12:13PM

Facebook Bug Exposed Phone Numbers

Turns out that up until a few weeks ago, against its own policy, Facebook’s self-service ad-targeting tools could have squeezed users’ cellphone numbers from their email addresses… albeit very, verrrrry sloooowly. The same bug could have also been used to collect phone numbers for Facebook users who visited a particular webpage.

Finding the bug earned a group of researchers from the US, France and Germany a bug bounty of $5000. They reported the problem at the end of May, and Facebook sewed up the hole on 22 December.

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Teany Random Bits January 06, 2018 at 12:40AM

OYSTTYER Restores Twitter to the Glory Days

Do you remember when Twitter was just plain text—no images, no videos?

Do you love working from the command-line?

If the terminal is your friend and you tire of recent corporate Twitter product decisions, you should check out oysttyer.

Because …

Sometimes, you really just want to do your tweeting in a console. oysttyer is the community fork of the venerable TTYtter.

GitHub – oysttyer/oysttyer: An interactive console text-based command-line Twitter client written in Perl

Homebrew

You can obtain this Twitter terminal client through Homebrew if you’re on a Mac.

brew install oysttyer
 

Need to install Homebrew?

Installing Homebrew on macOS Sierra, Package Manager for Unix Apps

 

I forgot how fun Twitter can be in plain text.