T-Mobile rep gets bamboozled into a SIM swap… all to steal a cool Instagram handle

Oh, the times we are living in. The good old days of number transfer scams are somewhat exhausted, it seems, as carriers are more “woke” to the problem now, and have put safeguards against unauthorized number porting. When you are trying to steal that coveted three-letter OG Instagram account, however, all bets are off.

That’s exactly what happened to one Paul Rosenzweig, a fairly well-versed in account security software engineer, who did all the port-out scam precautions that T-Mobile now requires, like extra port validation pins or passwords. Still, he got bamboozled out of a sought-after …


Bitcoin enthusiasts take innovative approach, steal 600 computers

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Mining for cryptocurrency can be an expensive proposition — albeit less so if you just go ahead and steal 600 powerful computers to do it for you. 

That is exactly what 11 people are accused of doing in Iceland, after a large number of specialized computers were boosted in December and January from data centers in the island nation. So reports NBC News, which notes that while authorities have identified and arrested the individuals they believe to be responsible for the heist, the computers themselves are still unaccounted for. 

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Man sues T-Mobile after thieves steal over $20,000 in cryptocurrency

The recent surge in Bitcoin to nearly $20,000, and the subsequent fall to $7,500 has people thinking for the first time that some of these currencies are really worth money. A man in Washington by the name of Carlos Tapang allegedly had $20,000 worth of OmiseGo tokens and BitConnect coins stolen by hackers. The thieves got into the crypto-wallets that were stored on the handset that he originally used on the T-Mobile network. Mr. Tapang is suing the carrier, seeking a jury trial and accusing T-Mobile of violating the Federal Communications Act, breach of contract, negligence, and breaking Washington’s …

The imitation game: Facebook is about to steal yet another Snapchat feature

It looks that Facebook is once again getting inspired by Snapchat’s features and importing these in its popular Messenger app. This time around, the sights are set on Snapchat’s streaks functionality, which is a fun little game that encourages you to send more and more snaps to your pals and adds an emoji to the names of your favorites.
It seems that a cartain amount of Facebook Messenger users have been chosen to test out a similar functionality in the messaging app, which will adorn your favorite Messenger contacts with a lighting emoji provided that you’ve …

4 apps that Apple banned only to “steal” their features with the next iOS update

Apple is huge, there’s no denying that. The company has made a name for itself by selling premium-design products that have a simple workflow and “just work”. Of course, to achieve that, its devices are a bit more “limited” in terms of tinkering and customizability. The ecosystem is closed off and if you don’t like how a certain feature works — it’s tough luck, you probably won’t be able to dig behind the scenes and change it (unless you feel adventurous and jailbreak).

But, over the years, some crafty app developers have found their way around some locked doors …

Teen Groot will steal every 'Avengers: Infinity War' scene he's in, just watch

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You thought Baby Groot was a stone-cold scene thief? Just wait.

There’s so much to unpack from a second viewing of the Avengers: Infinity War footage that first played at D23 last and came out for an encore at Comic-Con on Saturday night, but there was one thing I utterly missed the first time that fully stood out the second:

Teen Groot.

We first met the brooding, game-obsessed teenaged Groot in one of the post-credits scenes from Guardians of the Galaxy: Vol. 2, when Peter Quill was giving him a fatherly talking-to, and he wan’t having any of it. Well, he’s barely aged at all by the time we get to Infinity War — and so settled into the background that I didn’t see him the first time around. Read more…

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What a steal! Spectacular platformer Limbo discounted to $0.99 on Android, 83% off

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When executed well, simplicity is memorable and easily stands the test of time. 
That’s exactly what made the award-winning atmospheric puzzle-platformer Limbo a game that’s almost universally loved; a living proof that less is indeed more. Words can’t do justice to Limbo, as it’s a game that has to be experienced. Too bad if you haven’t had the chance to do just that as its one of the best examples for an indie …