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Court Orders GitHub to Reveal Who Leaked Twitter’s Source Code

Twitter announced earlier this month that the code it uses to recommend tweets to users will be open source on March 31.Image: Noam Galai (Getty Images), Gil C (Shutterstock)After Twitter caught wind of its source code being leaked on GitHub, the only thing on the company’s mind was revenge. Now, Twitter has an ace up its sleeve as the US District Court for the Northern District of California signed off on a subpoena yesterday.Making the Facebook Papers PublicUnder the terms of the subpoena, GitHub has until April 3 to

Ex-Tesla Factory Worker Takes the Stand in Racial Discrimination Trial

An ex-Tesla factory worker took the stand following a lawsuit he filed against the company for racial discrimination from mid-2015 through 2016. Owen Diaz, a Black former escalator worker at the Tesla factory in Fremont, California claims he was subjected to racially discriminatory comments and actions from his coworkers over the nine months he worked at the company’s factory.Tesla Investors Not Happy With Mr. Tweet's TweetsDiaz took the stand on Wednesday and according to Reuters became emotional as he testified that the

Man Behind Hack-for-Hire Campaign That Targeted Environmental Activists Is Keeping His Mouth Shut

The key figure in a hacker-for-hire scheme that targeted U.S. environmental activists and others is due to receive his prison sentence soon but, despite facing a potentially lengthy stint behind bars, he still won’t name the co-conspirators who hired him. Teenage Cybercrime Gang LAPSUS$ Strikes AgainAviram Azari, a private detective from Israel, is said to have played a key role in an array of illegal cyber campaigns that targeted a broad variety of victims for hacking and digital surveillance. Included among the ranks of…

SBF Cut Off From His Favorite Toys Under New Proposed Bail Conditions

Former CEO of failed crypto exchange FTX Sam Bankman-Fried was already ordered to live every millennial’s nightmare and move back in with his parents. Now, prosecutors have laid out how SBF is being grounded, curtailing his ability to access the internet or even play any online video games.Is This the End of Apple’s Lightning Cable?Bankman-Fried, who commonly goes by “SBF online, is awaiting trial regarding 12 fraud, conspiracy, and campaign finance charges regarding his time heading the now-bankrupt FTX. According to

‘I have to lie low. I’m totally on edge’: Uganda’s club scene fears anti-gay law | Music

Uganda’s president Yoweri Museveni, in his 38th year of increasingly authoritarian rule, has declared that his people will never embrace homosexuality and that the west’s “deviations” are not to be normalised. Instead, Ugandan MPs have approved an anti-LGBTQ+ bill which recommends heavy sentences – including the death penalty – for acts of homosexuality in a country where it is already illegal. It awaits the president’s signature to become law.The 2023 anti-homosexuality bill criminalises those touching another person…

Law of Tehran review – ferocious Michael Mann-style thriller of the Iranian underworld | Film

If Michael Mann made a movie in Iran it might look like this: a ferocious drama-thriller in which a haunted, morally ambiguous cop faces off with a despairing drug lord. We begin with a barnstorming chase sequence in which an officer runs after a drug dealer holding a bag of heroin; the scene climaxes with a shockingly nasty end for the dealer, setting a gruesome tone for the rest of the film.The director is Saeed Roustayi, whose Leila’s Brothers was in competition at Cannes last year; this is in fact his previous film.…

FTX’s Sam Bankman-Fried Charged for Allegedly Bribing Chinese Officials

U.S. federal prosecutors have added yet another charge to the long list that fallen cryptocurrency founder, Sam Bankman-Fried, is facing. The former CEO of crypto exchange FTX is being indicted over allegations that he bribed Chinese government officials to the tune of more than $40 million dollars as part of his shady financial dealings. The news was first reported by Reuters, and comes from a legal document filed and unsealed Tuesday.The superseding indictment alleges that Bankman-Fried (or SBF as he’s commonly called)

UAE Rover Won’t Join Chinese Moon Mission Due to U.S. Trade Law

China’s plan to reach the widely coveted lunar south pole—where NASA hopes to touch down in 2025 with Artemis 3—has been disrupted by a decades-old U.S. trade law. The International Traffic in Arms Regulations, or ITAR, has seemingly prevented the 2026 Chang’e 7 mission from including UAE’s Rashid 2 rover.Astronomers Could Soon Get Warnings When SpaceX Satellites Threaten Their ViewThe South China Morning Post reported on the shakeup last week, citing two anonymous sources familiar with China’s mission. Rashid 2 would

Disney+ Peter Pan & Wendy Character Posters: Jude Law as Hook

Peter Pan, Captain Hook, and Wendy in the new Disney+ film.Image: DisneyThe last decade has seen Disney making live-action versions of basically every popular animated movie of its past: Beauty and the Beast, Aladdin, 101 Dalmatians, Alice in Wonderland, Cinderella, Dumbo, Lion King, the list goes on and on. Next year there’s Snow White and later this year, The Little Mermaid too. Basically, it’s a trend that will continue until there are no more films to remake, and one is coming sooner than all the rest.It’s Peter Pan

Maryland Court Reinstates Adnan Syed’s Murder Conviction Over Legal Technicality

A Maryland Appellate Court ruled on Tuesday that Adnan Syed’s murder case is being sent back to trial, citing that a lower court violated the murder victim’s family’s rights to attend the trial in person. Syed was convicted of murdering his high school girlfriend Hae Min Lee in 1999 and was sentenced to life in prison. Deadly Mississippi Tornado Kills More Than 2 Dozen | Extreme EarthThe podcast, Serial, brought new light to Syed’s case when an investigative reporter proved there was room for reasonable doubt that he may