Digital Week in Review: Gawker Media Hacked

Emily Kostic December 13, 2010 Category Agency News

Gawker Media Hacked, Twitter Accounts Spammed; Forbes
Users of Gawker Media’s Web site have just learned a harsh lesson in in using the same password for different accounts. Spammers have taken over thousands of Twitter accounts after Gawker’s servers were hacked on Sunday, giving cyber attackers access to passwords for 1.3 million passwords.
The Takeaway: The Gawker hack is a lesson to web sites that collect user information and users to might be tempted to have the same passwords across multiple sites.

Google Latitude Now Available on the iPhone, iPad; TechTree
The official friend location-tracking device is now available on Apple mobile devices.
The Takeaway: While some might view Latitude as creepy, the mobility of this could make it so that when you are reaching some unknown place where your friend has already reached that person could turn on Latitude, and you just have to navigate to them.

YouTube Tops 2010’s Most Buzzed-About Social Network List; Mashable
YouTube has come out on top in a ranking of 2010’s most buzzed-about websites and social media services.
The Takeaway: With YouTube’s rise in volume and positive mentions, it has become the second largest search engine after Google.

New Android Market Coming Soon; Mashable
Android-powered devices will soon see a revamped Android Market that delivers a more slick and sophisticated way to discover and purchase apps.
The Takeaway: Because the new Android market will include a related apps feature, expect more relevant downloads and a more navigational interface.

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