How to Tweet Via SMS Rather Than Using Twitter’s App

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Late last night news broke that Twitter co-founder and CEO Jack Dorsey’s Twitter account had been compromised. Friday evening his account tweeted roughly a dozen racist and offensive tweets over a 20-minute span. The reason? Hackers were able to gain access to his account through SIM hacking.

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How to Prevent Amazon From Reviewing Your Alexa Convos

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After a Guardian story revealed that Apple uses human contractors to review some of its Siri recordings this week, Apple made the decision to temporarily suspend the program. Google followed suit with its virtual assistant, and now Amazon has done the same for Alexa—except instead of ditching the human review it’s…

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How to Download All Your Instagram Pictures

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The revelation this past week that Facebook has been sharing what you do on the site with other companies like Microsoft and Amazon has led a number of us to start considering (perhaps not for the first time) deleting Facebook and other apps owned by the company like Instagram and WhatsApp.

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How to See What Twitter Thinks Your Interests Are

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Today I learned that Twitter thinks I’m interested in literature, beer, hip-hop, and I really like my friends Ina and Harry (I’m double interested in both of them for some reason). When it comes to me, Twitter thinks I’m known for being a technology journalist, as well as “other.” I’ve never been so proud!

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How to Buy Replacement Parts for Your Motorola Phone

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A few years ago when I cracked my iPhone 5 screen for the 20th time, I ordered a repair kit from iFixit and repaired it myself. Replacing the display was surprisingly easy, and doing it myself was considerably cheaper than getting Apple or someone else to do it. So easy I started offering to do it for my friends if…

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