- Twitter said it locked President Donald Trump’s account after he shared the email address of a New York Post columnist on the social-media site Monday evening.
- Trump praised a column by Miranda Devine in which she applauded the president, saying he pushed through his battle with COVID-19.
- In a second, now deleted post, the president tweeted Devine’s email address, a move that Twitter confirmed to Business Insider violated its private-information policy.
- Twitter said it prompted him to delete the tweet before his account could be unlocked.
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Twitter said it locked President Donald Trump’s account after he shared the email address of a columnist Monday evening.
The president posted a tweet praising and quoting a column in the New York Post by the journalist Miranda Devine that ran on Sunday night. In the column, Devine praised Trump, saying he overcame his battle with the coronavirus and showed commitment to his duties as president after his diagnosis. Health experts have said he is not “out of the woods.”
Trump followed up his post with a now deleted tweet in which he tacked on Devine’s email address, prompting what she told Sky News Australia was a barrage of abuse from people online.
—Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) October 5, 2020
“People [were] just very angry, a lot of them, and they’re furious about the fact Donald Trump has actually seemingly beaten the coronavirus,” she said, according to Sky News.
Twitter confirmed to Business Insider in an email that it then locked the president’s account after it found the tweet violated its private-information policy. The policy forbids users from publishing or posting “other people’s private information without their express authorization and permission.”
According to the company’s policy, an account whose owner violates the rules will remain locked
Twitter said that it locked President Trump’s account on Monday after the commander-in-chief violated company policies by sharing the email address of a New York Post columnist in a chirp.
The social media giant confirmed to the Daily News on Tuesday that the coronavirus-stricken President’s account was locked until the post was removed.
Twitter’s privacy information policy states that users are not allowed to post other people’s private information without their consent.
The White House didn’t immediately respond to a request for comment.
A chirp from Trump’s @realDonaldTrump account posted Monday was plastered over with the message: “This Tweet is no longer available because it violated the Twitter Rules.”
In his next visible tweet, at 6:23 p.m. on Monday, Trump declared: “Will be back on the Campaign Trail soon!!! The Fake News only shows the Fake Polls.”
President Trump has continued to use his favored social media platform throughout his bout with COVID-19. His severe case of the virus landed him in Walter Reed military hospital for three nights. He returned to the White House on Monday.
Twitter also concealed a Tuesday morning post from the President that claimed the flu carries higher fatality rates than the novel coronavirus in most populations. The app said the tweet violated its misinformation rules; the post remained on Trump’s timeline behind a disclaimer.
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A security flaw in an internet-enabled male chastity device allows hackers to remotely control the gadget and permanently lock in wearers, researchers disclosed today.
The Cellmate Chastity Cage, built by Chinese firm Qiui, lets users hand over access to their genitals to a partner who can lock and unlock the cage remotely using an app. But multiple flaws in the app’s design mean “anyone could remotely lock all devices and prevent users from releasing themselves,” according to UK security firm Pen Test Partners.
Even worse, as the chastity cage does not come with a manual override or physical key, locked-in users have few options to break out. One is to cut through the cage’s hardened steel shackle, an operation that would require bolt cutters or an angle grinder, and that is made trickier by the fact that the shackle in question is fastened tightly around the wearer’s testicles. The other, discovered by Pen Test Partners, is to overload the circuit board that controls the lock’s motor with three volts of electricity (around two AA batteries’ worth).
News of the security flaw was first reported by TechCrunch, and it suggests it’s worth doing your research before purchasing “smart” gadgets with more intimate use cases.
“It isn’t tremendously unusual to find an issue like this in many IoT fields, and teledildonics is no real exception,” security researcher Alex Lomas of Pen Test Partners told The Verge via direct message. “Both ourselves and other researchers have found similar issues over the years with different sex toy manufacturers. I do personally feel that the most intimate devices should be held to a higher standard however than maybe your lightbulbs.”
Past security flaws discovered in internet-enabled sex toys have
- Palantir insiders were temporarily unable to sell shares Wednesday due to an issue with Morgan Stanley’s trading software, CNBC first reported and Morgan Stanley confirmed to Business Insider.
- The data-mining company went public Wednesday morning via a direct listing at $10 per share, but took a page from the traditional IPO process by having a “lock-up” period for existing investors.
- Palantir still allowed those investors to sell up to 20% of their shares during the lock-up, but according to CNBC, some initially couldn’t take advantage of it because of a software glitch.
- A Morgan Stanley spokesperson told Business Insider the company “experienced slowness that may have resulted in delayed logins into our system” but that its call centers were able to execute trades “at all times.”
- Palantir’s stock jumped as much as 14% per share in early hours, but dropped again later in the day.
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Palantir went public on Wednesday, giving existing investors a chance to offload some of their shares. But some were temporarily unable to do via Morgan Stanley’s trading platform because of a software glitch, CNBC first reported and Morgan Stanley confirmed to Business Insider.
While Palantir used a direct listing process (DLP) instead of a traditional initial public offering (IPO), it took a page from the IPO process by setting a “lock-up” period for existing investors such as employees, founders, and venture capitalists to limit some volatility.
Still, it allowed those insiders to sell up to 20% of their shares immediately upon the stock’s debut Wednesday morning.
But according to CNBC, some current and former employees couldn’t get in on the initial action because Morgan Stanley’s Shareworks trading platform, through which they were supposed to be able to sell shares, wasn’t functioning properly.
“We experienced slowness that may have