Florida Teen, Two Others, Charged In Worldwide ‘Bit-Con’ Hack Of Prominent Twitter Users

“These crimes were perpetrated using the names of famous people and celebrities, but they’re not the primary victims here. This ‘Bit-Con’ was designed to steal money from regular Americans from all over the country, including here in Florida. This massive fraud was orchestrated right here in our backyard, and we will not stand for that,” […]

Twitter Loophole Allows Biden Rumors to Spread Like Wildfire

The original user, who appears from other social media posts to be a hairstylist in New Jersey, has refused to engage with critics who have pointed out that the photograph of Baird is inaccurate. The account has tweeted the same image at least seven times with a nearly identical caption, tagging the handles of prominent […]

Twitter Sees $150 Million-$250 Million Hit From FTC Data Security Complaint

The social media giant, which was hit by a major hack last month, said in an SEC filing that it received a draft complaint from the Federal Trade Commission on July 28 alleging violations of its 2011 consent order with the commission. The allegations related to Twitter’s use of phone number and email address data […]

A’s belt Mariners 11-1 thanks to big 5th inning — and Khris Davis homer

To get back in the lineup more regularly, Melvin said before the game, Davis needs to provide “more production. I mean we’re not as a group killing it right now, but some at-bats are a little bit better than others. I’ve talked to him, he knows what the role is right now. So we’re just […]

A’s closer Liam Hendriks reveals he’s considered at-risk with liver condition

There was a slightly more serious topic at hand, though, too: For the first time, Hendriks disclosed that he has an autoimmune liver disorder that puts him in an at-risk category during the coronavirus pandemic. He wouldn’t consider it a major issue, except that during the past week, baseball has seen outbreaks of positive tests […]

California Supreme Court says no go to referendum challenges to certain state laws

The City Council’s approval in 2016 of a five-year, $15 million upgrade, funded by ratepayers, was challenged by Leslie Wilde, a former councilwoman. She tried, but failed, to collect enough signatures from property owners to legally block the increase, and local voters rejected an initiative she sponsored in November 2016 to set lower rates.

Minneapolis’ Frey accuses Walz of dragging feet during early unrest

Mayor Jacob Frey, the Minneapolis Democrat who faced sharp criticism over his handling of the George Floyd riots in June, on Monday seemed to place much of the blame on Gov. Tim Walz, another Democrat, for failing to act quickly on early requests from the city for state intervention, a report said.

Influential winemaker Milla Handley, an early Anderson Valley champion, dies at 68 due to COVID-19

She was a champion of the Anderson Valley, which over the course of her career transformed from an unknown entity into one of California’s premier winegrowing areas. And she provided a model for sustainable farming: In 2005, the Handley Estate Vineyard was the first in Anderson Valley to become certified organic through the California Certified […]

Bay Area vintners’ support of Trump clashes with politics of most wine drinkers

When he compared states’ per-capita wine consumption with their percentage of votes for Trump in 2016, a clear pattern emerged. Washington, D.C., is the most prolific wine consumer, at over 25 liters per person per year, and also favored Trump the least, giving him just 4.1% of its votes in the last presidential election. Meanwhile, […]

The questions about Joe Wagner’s Oregon wine label scandal that nobody is asking

Oregon’s wine industry wants to ensure that all Oregon wine labeled with a prestigious AVA like the Willamette Valley is held to these high standards, and it can’t ensure that if the wine is produced in California. Oregon’s laws may be the strictest in the nation, but some feel they’re still not strict enough: At […]