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GSA Taking Cloud Broker Idea to Twitter

The General Services Administration will hold a Twitter chat Tuesday to seek feedback on its idea of using brokers to acquire cloud computing services, Federal Computer Week reports. Matthew Hardy reports Kevin Youel Page, GSA’s acting assistant commissioner for integrated technology services, said in a blog post the agency has …

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Ask Cisco About Cloud Via Twitter

Cisco recently announced that it is making its chief technology officers available to chat about cloud on Twitter. Just #CiscoChat and ask anything about challenges, opportunities and trends around the cloud.  Both Cloud CTO Lew Tucker (@LewTucker) and CTO Padmasree Warrior (@Padmasree ) will be available for direct questioning. Come Dec. 6, the two will host a live …

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Twitter Wars: Scotland Yard vs. Anonymous, LulzSec

As part of its ongoing battle against the notorious hacktivist collectives Anonymous and LulzSec, the British Metropolitan police recently issued a public warning via Twitter to U.K. members of the two organizations reminding them of the laws on computer misuse. The tweet follows the court appearance this week of Jake …

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Twitter Pushes Congress toward Debt Ceiling Deal

In his second televised appeal of the week, President Barack Obama on Friday urged Americans to take to the Internet to push their lawmakers toward a debt ceiling compromise.  “So please, to all the American people, keep it up,” the president said. “If you want to see a bipartisan compromise …

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UK: Terrorists Use Facebook, Twitter for 'Cyber Jihad'

The British government is warning about the threat of al-Qaida using online technology to plan attacks in pursuit of a “cyber jihad,” BBC News reports. According to U.K.’s updated counterterrorism strategy published Tuesday, terrorists’ use of social media to disseminate information and radicalize people is “commonplace,” and evidence shows extremists …

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Hackers Hijack Fox Twitter; Tweet Obama Assassinated

While most of America was busy celebrating Independence Day, hackers hijacked Fox News’ Twitter account and posted messages that President Barack Obama had been killed in Iowa while campaigning, according to media reports. “@BarackObama has just passed. The President is dead. A sad 4th of July, indeed. President Barack Obama …

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Twitter Worm Spreads Vulgar Messages

In the light of the Stuxnet malware, a newly discovered worm spreading vulgar tweets may seem on the humorous side. However, those affected by this malicious code are not laughing, having seen how the virus spread messages saying they liked having inappropriate relations with goats, Sophos reports. Twitter users found …

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French Foreign Affairs Ministry's Twitter Account Hacked

The official Twitter account of the French ministry of foreign affairs was hacked last week, sending thousands of followers a undiplomatic message about Roma people, France24 reports. The tweet was written in English and said, “[EXPLETIVE] YOU ROMANIAN PEOPLE! I HATE YOU ALL AND I WANT DESTROY EU!” The French …

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Mexican Twitter-Controlled Botnet Detected

Security researchers have discovered another botnet that uses Twitter as a command and control channel, The Register reports. Malware-infected drones in the Mehika Twitter botnet take instructions from a Twitter account maintained by hackers instead of conventional command and control servers. The use of Twitter as a botnet command channel …

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