Hackers Tell the Story of the Twitter Attack From the Inside

OAKLAND, Calif. — A Twitter hacking scheme that targeted political, corporate and cultural elites this week began with a teasing message between two hackers late Tuesday on the online messaging platform Discord.

“yoo bro,” wrote a user named “Kirk,” according to a screenshot of the conversation shared with The New York Times. “i work at twitter / don’t show this to anyone / seriously.”

He then demonstrated that he could take control of valuable Twitter accounts — the sort of thing that would require insider access to the company’s computer network.

The hacker who received the message, using the screen

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The sci-fi technology tackling malarial mosquitos

Research group Target Malaria is testing gene drives on malarial mosquitos in laboratories

Environmental campaigner Liz O’Neill doesn’t mince her words about gene drives – the next generation of genetic modification (GM) technology.

“It is extremely worrying,” says the director of UK anti-GM pressure group, GM Freeze. “To release something that has been specifically created in a laboratory in order to outfight nature, and spread without exception within wild populations, is extraordinary arrogant.

“And once the genie is out of the bottle, you cannot put it back in.”

Liz O'Neill

Anti-GM campaigner Liz O’Neill is concerned that gene drives could go wrong

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Print an Arduino-Powered Color Mechanical Television

Many people are hungry for solutions to these issues—witness the widespread adoption over the past decade of wireless charging, mostly for portable consumer electronics but
also for vehicles. While a wireless charger saves you from having to connect and disconnect cables repeatedly, the distance over which energy can be delivered this way is quite short. Indeed, it’s hard to recharge or power a device when the air gap is just a few centimeters, much less a few meters. Is there really no practical way to send power over greater distances without wires?

To some, the whole notion of wireless power

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Medical Sensors Move to RF Technology

Most wearable sensors use off-the-shelf optical sensors. A three-year-old medical technology company, Movano Inc., has chosen a different path by using radiofrequency technology to develop a patented system-on-chip (SoC), that will provide a platform for a range of sensors to be incorporated into future medical wearables.

Movano has started beta testing a prototype sensor using the RFIC, that will be able to perform blood and glucose sensing. The company hopes to eventually migrate this technology to a range of sensors monitoring other vitals, such as heart rate and respiratory rate.

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