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Sometimes I receive emails from our readers who wanted to know how to hack Facebook account, but just to delete some of their messages they have sent to their friends or colleagues mistakenly or under wrong circumstances like aggression.

How to hack a Facebook account? It is probably the biggest “n00b” question you will see on the Internet.

The solution for this query is hard to find — but


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Samsung may release two smartphones with bendable OLED screens in 2017, according to a new report. “People familiar with the matter” claim that one model is a flip phone that folds in half, not unlike Samsung’s China-only SM-W2016, while another will feature a 5-inch display that “unfurls” into a tablet-sized 8-inch panel. The devices could appear as soon as February 2017, when Mobile World Congress takes place in Barcelona.

While the report may seem a little far fetched, this is not the first time that Samsung has been linked to flexible displays. Reports on “Project Valley”—the apparent codename for the devices—date back as far as early 2015, although those reports initially claimed Samsung was aiming for a 2016 release. Instead, Samsung released the well-received Galaxy S7 and Galaxy S7 Edge, with the latter featuring a curved AMOLED display.

Samsung did, however, showcase its foldable display technology at SID Display Week 2016, with Slashgear capturing the display in action. According to the site, when fully opened the 5.7-inch 1080p display is just 0.3mm thin, and can be rolled into a tube with a 10mm radius. The display shown didn’t feature a touch layer, which would likely add to the overall thickness, as well as reduce its flexibility.

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A provocative white hat hacker who has previously disclosed vulnerabilities in both California’s ObamaCare portal and FireEye’s core security product has now revealed a serious flaw in the Council of Better Business Bureau’s (CBBB) Web-based complaints application, which is used by nearly a million people annually to file complaints against businesses.

The CBBB criticized the “unauthorized application vulnerability test” but said in a statement that they believe “the motivation was not malicious,” and are “not pursuing the matter further.”

The CBBB is the umbrella organization for the independent local BBBs, the not-for-profit consumer advocacy groups that operate in the United States, Canada, and Mexico. The BBBs attempt to mediate disputes between consumers and businesses, and also accredit businesses based on how well the business meets the BBB’s “Standards of Trust.”

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One of the undying, zombie-like arguments against climate change is that you can’t trust climate scientists because they started out making doom and gloom claims about global cooling in the 1970s. But this, along with many other things comedian Dennis Miller has said on late night talk shows, needn’t be taken seriously.

By the time fears of an ice age reached the public’s attention, there was a long history of concerns about warming. The idea that burning fossil fuels would warm the planet can be traced back to an 1896 paper by Swedish scientist Svante Arrhenius. In the 1930s, Britain’s Guy Callendar concluded that global warming was already underway. So it seems a bit odd that anyone worried about cooling. What was really going on back in the ’70s—both in science and in the media?

Reaching maturity

For climate science, the 1970s were a pivotal era. Even though the discipline was born much earlier, it’s probably fair to say that climate science grew up in that decade.

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Last month, it was reported that the European Commission is planning to impose a record antitrust fine of about 3 BILLION euros (US$3.4 Billion) on Google for violating antitrust laws.

Not just Europe, Google also lost an anti-monopoly appeal in Russia two months back against ruling for violating its dominant position with the help of its Android mobile OS by forcing its own apps and services


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From GPS system to satellite radio to wireless locks, today vehicles are more connected to networks than ever, and so they are more hackable than ever.

It is not new for security researchers to hack connected cars. Latest in the series of hackable connected cars is the Mitsubishi Outlander plug-in hybrid electric vehicle (PHEV).

A security expert has discovered vulnerabilities in the


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A patent and trademark lawsuit over foam arrows used in live-action role playing, or LARPing, has been thrown out because the Indiana federal judge overseeing the case ruled that he lacked jurisdiction. For defendant Jordan Gwyther, who owns the community website Larping.org and sells foam arrows as a side business, it’s a victory, although a narrow one.

Global Archery, an Indiana company that licenses its own foam arrows for archery games, sued Gwyther back in October. Global Archery founder John Jackson said that the foam-tipped arrows sold by Gwyther violated a patent he owns, and that Gwyther’s marketing on search engines infringes his trademark rights.

Earlier this year, Gwyther took his fight public with a fundraising campaign, and published a video in which he implored his customers and fans to “Save LARP Archery!” That led to Global Archery asking for a gag order to stop Gwyther from speaking about the case.

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Martin Shkreli, the infamous ex-pharmaceutical executive known for hiking the price of a life-saving drug, pled not guilty Monday to yet another criminal charge. The charge stems from an alleged Ponzi-like scheme in which he swindled his former pharmaceutical company, Retrophin, out of millions to cover losses of two failing hedge funds he managed.

Specifically, federal prosecutors allege with the new charge that Shkreli and his former counsel, Evan Greebel, conspired to conceal Shkreli’s ownership of some Retrophin shares from the Securities and Exchange Commission. The charge is Shkreli’s eighth and Greebel’s second in connection with the alleged scheme. Both men were first indicted in December and have pleaded not guilty to all of the charges.

In a statement, Shkreli’s current lawyer, Benjamin Brafman, said: “There is nothing in the new indictment that impacts in any way on the flawed theory of the case as applied to Mr. Shkreli.”

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