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Twitter is formally a teen now. Are we elevating a monster?

Leon Neal/Getty ImagesAt lunchtime on March 21, 2006, a 29-year-old programmer named Jack Dorsey sent the world’s first tweet. “Just setting up my twttr,” he wrote, using the preliminary name that he and his co-founders were using for the microblogging service. That day, the message was read by only a handful of people. Twitter was…

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Within the damage! A DNA Computer That Can Genuinely Be Reprogrammed

DNA computers have to date only been able to run one algorithm, but a new design shows how these machines can be made more flexible—and useful.La TigreDNA is supposed to rescue us from a computing rut. With advances using silicon petering out, DNA-based computers hold the promise of massive parallel computing architectures that are impossible…

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Fb Saved Hundreds and thousands of Passwords in Plaintext—Trade Yours Now

Bernhard Lang/Getty ImagesBy now, it’s difficult to summarize all of Facebook’s privacy, misuse, and security missteps in one neat description. It just got even harder: On Thursday, following a report by Krebs on Security, Facebook acknowledged a bug in its password management systems that caused hundreds of millions of user passwords for Facebook, Facebook Lite,…

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Markiplier Is No longer Performed With YouTube

On YouTube, the mononymous Markiplier is a screaming, swearing, videogame-playing sensation. His loud, zany presence has earned him 23 million followers and, by Forbes’ estimate, over $17 million in the last year. Offline and in our studio, though, Mark Edward Fischbach is deadpan, soft-spoken, and even a little serious.Fischbach has been on YouTube since 2012,…