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Facebook Gives $10k to 10-year-old who Hacked Instagram

Posted on May 3rd, 2016.

A 10-year-old who isn’t old enough to have a Facebook or an Instagram account has been awarded $10,000 by Facebook for discovering a security flaw in Facebook-owned Instagram, which makes him the youngest ever recipient of a Facebook bug bounty. Jani [full name withheld], a 10-year-old from Finland is the youngest ever recipient of a bug...

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Communication

The DEA Digs Your Instagram Bong Selfies

Posted on November 17th, 2015.

It will come as no surprise to the average Hacked reader that the government is interested in their social media activity. People talk, and a lot of times, give themselves away, even when doing things which can get them in lots of trouble. Thus the DEA, FBI & Secret Service, all of course with some help from the NSA, are quite keen...

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Breaches

InstaAgent = InstaTheft – Google and Apple Move to Rid Instagram Malware

Posted on November 12th, 2015.

InstaAgent was an app in both the Apple App Store and the Google Play Store which claimed to show the user who was looking at their Instagram profile. Never underestimate the vanity of millennials, since as many as half a million installed the app. It rose on the charts near Candy Crush levels. The developer was making money through...

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Business

Instagram Hits 400 Million Users

Posted on September 23rd, 2015.

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg posted to his Facebook recently in celebration of a major milestone in the history of the Facebook-owned application Instagram: 400 million users. The site’s growth trajectory far outpaces that of Twitter, and sources say the application could be a major source of ad revenue for Facebook in coming...

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Lifestyle

What Techies Shared On Instagram Last Week

Posted on September 14th, 2015.

Missed this week in tech on Instagram? Hacked has you covered. Look through our selection this week, ranging from sexy nerds, nerd dogs, and Dr. Dre to the US Open. Two legends today on #ThePharmacy. @DrDre @QuincyDJones 3PM PT/6PM ET on #Beats1. (link in bio) A post shared by Apple Music (@applemusic) on Sep 12, 2015 at 11:57am PDT...

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Entertainment

What Techies Shared On Instagram Last Week

Posted on August 24th, 2015.

Hacked brings to you this week’s edition of “What Techies Shared On Instagram Last Week.” This week Wiz Khalifa makes an appearance and we include some sexy nerds.  Here are this week’s sexy nerds:  What follows is not an Instagram post, but is still relevant to our tech on social media theme for this weekly....

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Lifestyle

What Techies Shared Last Week On Social Media

Posted on August 10th, 2015.

Three weeks ago, Hacked first published “What Techies Shared On Instagram Last Week.” We decided this week to expand upon the idea with, “What Techies Shared Last Week On Social Media.” We will continue with this version of the series in the weeks to come. Know of an account we should follow? Let us know in the...

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Business

Don’t Worry #EDM Fans – You Can Still Search Your Favorite Instagram Hashtag

Posted on August 10th, 2015.

Instagram recently confirmed to Vice Media’s THUMP that #EDM hashtags are now unsearchable on the social media giant owned by Facebook. Due to the hashtag propagating pornographic and offensive posts on the picture sharing social media website, Instagram made the decision to disallow its users to search for the “#EDM.” Rumors...

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Lifestyle

What Techies Shared On Instagram Last Week

Posted on July 26th, 2015.

Hacked keeps an eye on numerous social media outlets and, after discovering the preponderance of tech related posts on Instagram, began gathering some of the findings. Hence, “What Techies Shared On Instagram Last Week.” What follows are some of our favorite posts hashtagged “tech” from the past week on Instagram....

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Companies

Audi Sends Self-Driving Car on 550-Mile Journey to #CES2015

Posted on January 6th, 2015.

Audi is putting the pedal to the metal on their new self-driving car initiative, sending it alongside other drivers from San Francisco to Las Vegas just in time for CES 2015. That’s right; the German car company is sending their driverless vehicle on a nearly 550-mile journey to show off their technology. The A7 Sportback, nicknamed...

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Home Security

Police Spies Use Fake Instagram Accounts

Posted on December 31st, 2014.

Law enforcement uses social media to enhance its power lying and spying on civilians. It’s no secret that the police spies use fake Instagram accounts and have been creating fictitious Facebook profiles for years. Often using the accounts to spy on suspects. Have you been sent a friend request from a random stranger? Your new...