Tag: Instant Messaging

Video Chats and Ordering in: Coronavirus Quarantine With a Smartphone

Yardley Wong, captive on the Japanese cruise ship grappling with the coronavirus, captured in a single image the essence of life under quarantine. From inside her tiny cabin, Ms. Wong took a picture of the closed doorway. She posted it to Twitter last week. “So much wondering through this door,” she wrote. From the Black […]

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Scotland Finance Secretary Resigns After Reports That He Messaged Teen

LONDON — The finance secretary of Scotland resigned abruptly, hours after British news outlets revealed that he had sent suggestive messages to a 16-year-old boy on social media, the Scottish government confirmed on Thursday. The finance secretary, Derek Mackay, 42, is reported to have sent the boy hundreds of messages, beginning last August and continuing […]

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How Jeff Bezos’ iPhone X Was Hacked

SAN FRANCISCO — On the afternoon of May 1, 2018, Jeff Bezos received a message on WhatsApp from an account belonging to Saudi Arabia’s crown prince, Mohammed bin Salman. The two men had previously communicated using the messaging platform, but Mr. Bezos, Amazon’s chief executive, had not expected a message that day — let alone […]

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Analysis Said to Tie Hacking of Bezos’ Phone to Saudi Leader’s Account

SEATTLE — A forensic analysis of Jeff Bezos’ cellphone found with “medium to high confidence” that the Amazon chief’s device was hacked after he received a video from a WhatsApp account reportedly belonging to Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman of Saudi Arabia, according to a person familiar with the Bezos-ordered investigation. After Mr. Bezos, who […]

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