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Weekend poll: Will you buy one of Google’s upcoming Pixel phones? – Android Police

  1. Weekend poll: Will you buy one of Google’s upcoming Pixel phones?  Android Police
  2. From the Editor’s Desk: Decoding Google’s Pixel plan for 2020  Android Central
  3. The glass back is peeling off some Pixel 4 XL phones  Engadget
  4. Pixel Buds: Hissing bugs those with good hearing  BBC News
  5. Several Pixel 4 XL users complain the glass rear panel is “peeling off” their phones  Notebookcheck.net
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Google’s Phone and Messages apps will come out of the box with the 5G OnePlus Nord – PhoneArena

  1. Google’s Phone and Messages apps will come out of the box with the 5G OnePlus Nord  PhoneArena
  2. OnePlus says the Nord will come with Google Messages and Phone pre-installed  The Verge
  3. OnePlus Nord Early Giveaway  Unbox Therapy
  4. OnePlus Nord camera specs, RAM, refresh rate and colors confirmed  TechRadar
  5. OnePlus Nord details confirmed: 90Hz, cameras, apps  SlashGear
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Twitter: Hack Hit 130 Accounts; Company ‘Embarrassed’

Twitter says the hack that compromised the accounts of some of its most high-profile users targeted 130 people. The hackers were able to reset the passwords of 45 of those accounts.  
 
The San Francisco-based company said in a blog post Saturday that for up to eight of these accounts the attackers also downloaded the account’s information through the “Your Twitter Data” tool. None of the eight were verified accounts, Twitter said, adding that it is contacting the owners of the affected accounts.  
“We’re embarrassed, we’re disappointed, and more than anything, we’re sorry. We know that we must work to regain your trust, and we will support all efforts to bring the perpetrators to justice,” Twitter said in the blog post.  
 
The July 17 attack broke into the Twitter accounts of world leaders, celebrities and tech moguls in one of the most high-profile security breaches in recent years. The attackers sent out tweets from the accounts of the public figures, offering to send $2,000 for every $1,000 sent to an anonymous Bitcoin address.
 
It highlighted a major flaw with the service millions of people have come to rely on as an essential communications tool.
 
Allison Nixon, chief research officer at cybersecurity firm 221B said in an email Sunday that the people behind the attack appear to have come from the “OG” community, a group interested in original, short Twitter handles such as @a, @b or @c, for instance.  
 
“Based upon what we have seen, the motivation for the most recent Twitter attack is similar to previous incidents we have observed in the OG community — a combination of financial incentive, technical bragging rights, challenge, and disruption,” Nixon wrote.
 
“The OG community is not known to be tied to any nation state. Rather they are a disorganized crime community with a basic skillset and are a loosely organized group of serial fraudsters.”
 
While this attack did not appear go further than the Bitcoin ruse — at least for now — it raises questions about Twitter’s ability to secure its service against election interference and misinformation ahead of the U.S. presidential election.  
 
“Entire markets and potentially elections may be manipulated or altered in this way,” Nixon said. “Victims of account takeovers generally do not know that the fraud has occurred, and generally cannot take security precautions to prevent it.”
 

National Ice Cream Day: Fun facts about everyone’s favorite frozen treat – WGN News

  1. National Ice Cream Day: Fun facts about everyone’s favorite frozen treat  WGN News
  2. National Ice Cream Day 2020: Famous brands reveal most popular flavors  Fox News
  3. Local residents beat the heat while celebrating National Ice Cream Day  WWLP-22News
  4. DAYTON 24/7 NOW: National Ice Cream Day  Dayton 24/7 Now
  5. Finn’s Grill gets creative with coin shortage for National Ice Cream Day  WHBF – OurQuadCities.com
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