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Trump shakes up campaign staff as poll numbers sink

By Jill Colvin | Associated Press WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump shook up his campaign staff Wednesday amid sinking poll numbers, replacing campaign manager Brad Parscale with veteran GOP operative Bill Stepien. Trump and Parscale’s relationship had been strained since a Tulsa, Oklahoma, rally that drew an unexpectedly low crowd, infuriating the president. Trump has […]

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The hackers who took over the Twitter accounts of Joe Biden and Elon Musk may have made off with as much as $120,000 worth of bitcoin — but we may never know for sure (TWTR)

Hackers may have tricked Twitter users into giving them more than $120,000 after taking over dozens of high-profile accounts in a colossal scam that rocked the platform Wednesday. The scam began after hackers hijacked the accounts of prominent people and companies including Barack Obama, Joe Biden, Jeff Bezos, Apple, Uber, Elon Musk, and Kanye West. […]

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Google Cloud did some ‘myth busting’ about data privacy and winning large customers this week as it tries to win the war against Amazon and Microsoft, analysts say (GOOG, GOOGL)

This year’s virtual Google Cloud Next conference showed that the cloud unit is trying to do some “myth busting” as it competes against Amazon Web Services and Microsoft, an analyst says. Google Cloud has struggled with being seen as less secure or less of a serious enterprise cloud player than its competitors, but it’s trying […]

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Locals are warning of whirlpools in the lake where Naya Rivera died, though authorities say it’s unlikely. Here’s how whirlpools form.

Actress Naya Rivera died of an accidental drowning at Lake Piru, California, local authorities determined on Monday. The lake is known for strong afternoon winds and cold water temperatures, which create difficult conditions for swimmers. A Change.org petition suggested that dangerous whirlpools could be responsible for some deaths there, but authorities said that’s unlikely. Whirlpools […]

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Twitter appears to have disabled tweeting by verified users after a massive hack and it’s causing big problems (TWTR)

Twitter was hit with a massive hack on Wednesday, and many people with verified accounts reported being unable to tweet following the incident. Twitter’s support account said that some users may be unable to tweet or change their password as it was investigating the issue. The hack prompted accounts of high-profile figures like former president […]

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Some of the world’s biggest Twitter accounts are hacked. Here’s what we do and don’t know about what’s going on right now. (TWTR)

Elon Musk wants to give you free bitcoin — at least, that’s what his Twitter account says. Don’t trust him. The Tesla account is one of numerous high-profile accounts on the social network that have been compromised as part of a remarkable, far-reaching hack, in an attempt to scam people using digital currency bitcoin. As […]