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Hackers exploited an Instagram bug to get celebrity phone numbers and email addresses

An Instagram bug allowed hackers to access contact phone numbers and email addresses for high-profile users, the company said today. The bug was discovered recently in Instagram’s application programming interface, or API, which the service uses to communicate with other apps. from TechSnobs http://ift.tt/2wp06XF

President Obama orders federal agencies to optimize sites for smartphones and tablets

Now I’m really glad our government is moving in this direction as we usually tend to drag our feet on updated technology standards.     Via The Verge   President Obama has issued a directive to urge major government agencies to focus on the “growing mobile revolution.” In a note issued by The White House this week, Obama says “it is time…

Facebook to buy Instagram

BOOM It’s over! Facebook to Acquire Instagram MENLO PARK, CALIF.-April 9, 2012-Facebook announced today that it has reached an agreement to acquire Instagram, a fun, popular photo-sharing app for mobile devices. The total consideration for San Francisco-based Instagram is approximately $1 billion in a combination of cash and shares of Facebook. The transaction, which is subject to customary closing conditions, is expected…

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