Millions of Facebook Users Are Spammed by Bizarre Celebrity Bug

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Millions of Facebook Users Are Spammed by Bizarre Celebrity Bug

Millions of Facebook users were utterly amazed on Wednesday when they saw their account’s main feed flooded with posts, videos and memes from celebrity pages like The Lady Gaga, Nirvana, The Beatles and Kim Kardashian. These weird celebrity page posts and videos left everyone confused, before Facebook released an official statement saying it was caused by a bug. The Meta-owned platform finally fixed the bug and everything is now almost back to normal. Netizens have dubbed this bug the “celebrity bug.” There were also numerous complaints on Twitter about Facebook’s website being shut down for a few hours on Wednesday.

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A Hollywood film to capture the rise and fall of BlackBerry

Remember the BlackBerry smartphone. In its heyday, it was widely used by corporate bigwigs and was among the most sought-after smartphones. But those days are long gone as BlackBerry failed to reinvent itself and eventually withdrew from the smartphone industry. BlackBerry’s spectacular rise and fall has almost become legend and the capture of this very legendary journey is an upcoming Hollywood movie. This film is simply called “BlackBerry” and is directed by Matt Johnson and stars Jay Baruchel and Glenn Howerton. The filming of the film has ended but it is still unknown when this film will be released in theaters.

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Google confirms threat from Iranian-backed hacking group

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Google has all but confirmed that an Iranian government-backed hacking group has a new tool that gives them unsolicited access to the Gmail account. This hacking group is called “Charming Kitten”. Besides stealing data from Gmail accounts, Charming Kitten can also steal data from Microsoft Outlook and Yahoo mail. Media further claim that the Iranian hacking group has already been able to target a small number of Gmail users. Given the high threat perception, there are growing concerns that Charming Kitten is targeting the email accounts of top politicians and security officials in the United States.

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TikTok now plans to stream ‘local content’

Popular video-sharing app TikTok is flirting with the idea of ​​getting into local content. According to TechCrunch, TikTok is currently beta testing a new stream called “Nearby” among small users in Southeast Asia. This feature will basically allow users to add a “location tag” while uploading their videos. Ultimately making it easier for users to find videos based on their location. While TikTok is still testing the local content feature in beta, Instagram has already launched a similar feature called “searchable map”. Instagram’s searchable map makes it easier for users to discover videos and photos of nearby locations.

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Apple officially announces the “launch date” of the iPhone 14

Apple has finally announced that its product launch event will take place on September 7E. While the company hasn’t spilled the wick, it’s almost official that it will unveil the highly anticipated iPhone 14 at the product event. The tech giant has already sent out the “invitation” for its product event to all major media houses. However, this event will be held virtually due to COVID protocol and the event can be viewed live on Apple’s Youtube page. Although Apple is expected to roll out many products, all eyes will be on the iPhone 14. The company is expected to roll out up to four iPhone 14 models at the launch event.

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