Twitter’s live video streaming application periscope has reached an impressive milestone. Some 200 million broadcasts have been streamed so far. The company says that’s up from 100 million broadcasts in January.
Periscope popped up after last year’s south by southwest tech conference. Within five weeks of launching, Bernie Sanders used periscope to announce he was running for president. By the end of 2015 Apple crowned periscope “app of the year.” The app is available for apple and android devices.
There may be changes ahead for Instagram, but many fans of the photo-sharing social network are not happy about it. The company announced earlier this month that it wanted to change the look of user’s news feeds.
It would arrange photos according to what they think is most interesting to the user. That’s instead of the current reverse chronological feed. Backlash from users may have been spurred by vocal celebrity Instagrammers, like Kylie Jenner who said quote – ‘don’t fix something that isn’t broken.’ Well, Instagram listened and it’s delaying the changes. They’re still testing the new feature with a small group of users.
The FBI says it was able to hack into the Iphone of one of the San Bernardino terrorists without any help of apple. The department of justice says Syed Farook’s phone was broken into with the help of an unnamed third party. A DOJ spokeswoman says all data stored on Farook’s phone has been retrieved and is being analyzed.
The department of justice had sought a court order to force apple to help authorities break into the phone.
But a spokeswoman says that demand will be dropped. No word yet from apple on the government’s successful hacking and what it might mean about Iphone’s security.
Authorities say most of the passengers on board a hijacked Egyptair flight have been let go. Negotiations with the hijacker have resulted in the release of everyone except the crew of the aircraft and four foreigners.
Egyptair flight MS181 had at least 81 people on board when it was hijacked today by a passenger claiming to have an explosive belt. The plane took off from Alexandria, Egypt and was headed to Cairo, but was forced to land in Larnaca, Cyprus.
The suspect shot Monday after triggering a lockdown at the capitol was reportedly in stable but critical condition after undergoing surgery. No officers were wounded in the incident, but a female bystander was hit by shrapnel and suffered minor injuries, according to police. As for the suspect himself, police say they can confirm his identity and that he has a history with capitol police.