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    Huh, I didn’t know it was common to show up in the US. I knew it popped up elsewhere every year. Learn something new every day

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    It's a really shitty time to be a famous person on twitter. or twitter security.




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    https://www.theverge.com/2020/7/15/2...employee-tools

    There is a lot to unpack from the twitter hack. For example Twitter has blacklist tools to shadow ban users despite claiming otherwise.

    Reminds me a lot of the central plot of a book I read back in 2016 called Infomocracy.
    Last edited by allegate; 07-16-2020 at 11:28 AM.

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    Bigger question is: Why the fuck wasn't BILL GATES using 2FA????

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    it affected even those with 2fa though.



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    Quote Originally Posted by Sesquipedalism View Post
    So, it’s like every verified magnate except Trump?
    it is odd that it appears to have only affected the "good" guys.

    though this is also shades of the hacking in 2016 where the DNC and RNC were both hacked but only the DNC suffered a fallout while suddenly all of the RNC people are happy to go to bat for Russia now.

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    Quote Originally Posted by allegate View Post
    it affected even those with 2fa though.
    Oh, shit.

    Tons of blue-check people were locked down for 24 hours.

    But lots of us "other" Twitter users were also locked down.

    I was, too.

    Couldn't tweet anything. I could "like" but pretty much nothing else.

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    How's it feel to be considered one of the cool kids by twitter?




    "Satire 2020" is taking a fucking beating in the news lately.

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    ^ OMG people are idiots.

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    so, uh, is pretty much the whole internet down for you as well?



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    oh would you look at that.

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    You really hate to see it.

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    https://www.ctvnews.ca/world/ukraine...ings-1.5032361

    Ukraine hostage-taker surrenders after president agrees to tell people to watch 'Earthlings'


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    Yeah it's about the cop but this isn't related to his killing of George Floyd.


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    Cops sure make a lot of money, wow.

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    https://www.startribune.com/fired-mi...mes/571864051/

    County Attorney Pete Orput said the investigation of the two “was in the works well before” Derek Chauvin was charged with Floyd’s death in late May.Orput said state Department of Revenue officials contacted his office in June with what they found, and “they were sending [Chauvin] letters last year” about no returns being filed, “and they got no response.”
    Then, when Derek Chauvin came under worldwide attention for his role in Floyd’s killing, revenue officials “read the guy’s name and realize this is their guy,” Orput said.
    The county attorney called the Chauvins’ tax troubles “run of the mill, but it just happens to be the [police officer] sitting in Oak Park [Heights prison]. … The guy owes us money, and I want to collect. I don’t care about his other problems.”

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    I, uh, did not have China terraforming Florida on my 2020 bingo card.

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    they look like chocolate chips.

    *sigh*
    is this a way to stir up even more shit between US and China?I suspect it's American trolling

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    as an update.
    The agency’s preliminary analysis has shown the seed packets included a mix of ornamental, fruit, vegetable, herb and weed species – as in weeds, not, apparently, “weed”. It also said the agency did not link the seeds to “agro-terrorism”.

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    Quote Originally Posted by versusreality View Post
    they look like chocolate chips.

    *sigh*
    is this a way to stir up even more shit between US and China?I suspect it's American trolling
    Brushing scam

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jon View Post
    Okay I don’t get it. How will these up a Seller’s rating?

    “Oh thanks for the stupid useless seeds! They’re stupid and useless! And I think I got Covid!”

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    Quote Originally Posted by allegro View Post
    Okay I don’t get it. How will these up a Seller’s rating?

    “Oh thanks for the stupid useless seeds! They’re stupid and useless! And I think I got Covid!”
    From here:

    There are a few different variations of the scam, but one version is that sellers create fake customer accounts, buy their own products—usually very cheap or worthless versions of products—and send them to people’s homes in other countries. The online customer accounts might be fake, but the addresses are real, and the sellers can then use those accounts to register real deliveries, post glowing reviews of the products, and improve their rankings on e-commerce sites like Amazon or eBay. Many press reports by local outlets like CBS News, Newsday, and others have described the practice in recent years.

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    So they “report real deliveries” to addresses that aren’t theirs?

    See, this is why SO MUCH of Amazon is a cesspool, now. I’d say the MAJORITY of Amazon reviews are bullshit. Many of the products are coming from other countries and it’s really hard to report a non-delivery scam to Amazon. Scams are EVERYWHERE on Amazon. Amazon doesn’t even have a PHONE NUMBER.

    I had to BAN my Mom from using Amazon because it’s only for seasoned veterans who can spot scams. And it takes real diligence. Even many of Amazon Basic products are total shit.

    There are sites where you can check whether Amazon reviews are bullshit, that’s how bad it’s gotten.

    https://www.marketwatch.com/story/af...ams-2019-07-16

    If this happened to me, I’d be inclined to go give that company a total shit review with about 10 fake accounts.

    Amazon needs to immediately cut companies like that off. Immediately.
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    Quote Originally Posted by allegro View Post
    So they “report real deliveries” to addresses that aren’t theirs?

    See, this is why SO MUCH of Amazon is a cesspool, now. I’d say the MAJORITY of Amazon reviews are bullshit. Many of the products are coming from other countries and it’s really hard to report a non-delivery scam to Amazon. Scams are EVERYWHERE on Amazon. Amazon doesn’t even have a PHONE NUMBER.

    I had to BAN my Mom from using Amazon because it’s only for seasoned veterans who can spot scams. And it takes real diligence. Even many of Amazon Basic products are total shit.

    There are sites where you can check whether Amazon reviews are bullshit, that’s how bad it’s gotten.

    https://www.marketwatch.com/story/af...ams-2019-07-16

    If this happened to me, I’d be inclined to go give that company a total shit review with about 10 fake accounts.

    Amazon needs to immediately cut companies like that off. Immediately.
    eBay is fucking TERRIBLE, too. Look at this obviously real account with 13,000+ reviews in 7 years, selling anything and everything. FWIW, I found this looking for Robotech Legacy Collection 7:

    https://www.ebay.com/fdbk/feedback_p...p2047675.l2560

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    Yeah, the idiots in his own gov't who thought storing that insanely volatile shit there for 6 years was a good idea.

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    it's amazing how fast people can produce evidence against bureaucracies and how they hinder progress after the fact. Maybe we should get rid of them?

    No, it's obvious that what is needed is more red tape and pinch points for more officials to bribe.

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