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In NYT Story on Russian Troops, Source Code Leaked Too Much

Phone numbers of soldiers, others exposed, putting at risk those who criticized war and Putin

(Newser) - In late September, the New York Times published an interactive report that effectively spied on Russian soldiers' unauthorized calls home from the front lines of the Ukraine war, revealing a "crisis in morale" and "an inside view of a military in disarray." That story likely wasn't...

Boris Johnson's Digits Have Been Online Since 2006

He kept personal phone number, posted online 15 years ago, the same after becoming PM

(Newser) - On the UK Parliament's website , the official ways to contact Prime Minister Boris Johnson are listed. But for the past 15 years, his personal cellphone number has also been openly accessible, thanks to a long-ago press release that has stayed up on the internet, reports the BBC . The celebrity...

See If Your Phone Number Was in the Facebook Hack

Zuckerberg's was. Find out with 2 easy-to-use tools

(Newser) - There's an easy way to find out whether your phone number was leaked along with Mark Zuckerberg's over the weekend . Hacked data from more than half a million Facebook users was posted for free to a website frequented by hackers on Saturday, CNN reports. That included names, locations,...

Trump Urges People to Call Lawmaker. One Problem

He and his campaign posted the wrong number

(Newser) - A random citizen in California got inundated with angry phone calls and text messages after President Trump and his campaign shared their number with close to 40 million followers on social media. The campaign mistakenly thought it was sharing the number of Michigan Rep. Lee Chatfield in Sunday posts urging...

A Coveted Phone Number Sells for $325K

It has 5 consecutive 8s, which is seen as lucky in China

(Newser) - There's a reason the 2008 Olympics in Beijing started at 8:08 on the eighth day of the eighth month, notes ChannelNewsAsia . In China, the number eight is considered lucky because it sounds much like the word for "prosperity." All of which might help explain why somebody...

What's It Like Having Elon's Old Number? She Can Tell You

25-year-old Lyndsay Tucker was reassigned Musk's former number by AT&T

(Newser) - Anyone trying to give Elon Musk a call shouldn't be surprised if they end up speaking to a 25-year-old Sephora worker instead. Her name is Lyndsay Tucker, and she was by chance given a phone number by AT&T a few years ago that used to belong to none...

Eagle-Eyed Viewers Got Surprise From Musk on Twitter

Tesla CEO accidentally tweeted out his phone number

(Newser) - Among the most famous phone numbers: 911, 867-5309 , 1-800-MATTRESS, and now … Elon Musk's cellphone digits. The Tesla and SpaceX CEO posted his personal number on Twitter Tuesday, apparently in error, as he tried to correspond with the chief technology officer of Oculus, Bloomberg reports. "Do you have...

DNC Hack: Pelosi Hit With 'Obscene, Sick' Calls

Top Dem quickly changes her number

(Newser) - Nancy Pelosi's personal contact information was posted online Friday night, the latest casualty of the cyberattack on the Democratic National Committee, and several people reached out to touch the House minority leader as she flew home to California, leaving her to find upon landing what she calls "scores...

Calls to VA Suicide Line Went to Voicemail

In-crisis veterans put on hold, sent to voicemail, with calls never returned: report

(Newser) - The Oscar-winning film Crisis Hotline: Veterans Press 1 documents the counselors who man the phones for the 24-hour service, but it never mentions the suicidal veterans who are put on hold or sent to voicemail, with calls never returned—a fact made public last week in a report from the...

Things Get Weird After Guy Is Given Sir Mix-A-Lot's Old Number

A Seattle resident starts receiving all kinds of interesting messages

(Newser) - What's it like being a famous rapper and noted lover of big butts? One Seattle resident got a little taste when his new phone came complete with Sir Mix-A-Lot's old number. The New York Daily News reports Jonathan Nichols moved to Seattle from El Paso for law school...

Phone Numbers Will Be Dead in 5 Years
Phone Numbers Will Be
Gone in 5 Years

Phone Numbers Will Be Gone in 5 Years

Adding voice to social networks will make them obsolete

(Newser) - Nikhyl Singhal is certain he'll never have to remember his grandkids' phone numbers—because the whole concept of those 10-digit numbers will be long gone by then. In fact, "it may not even take 5 years for the phone service, as we know it, to meet its demise,"...

Cursed Cell Number Retired After Owners Keep Dying
Cursed Cell Number Retired After Owners Keep Dying
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Cursed Cell Number Retired After Owners Keep Dying

Three users in 10 years suffer same fate in Bulgaria

(Newser) - Grim reaper going high tech? Bulgaria has retired a cellphone number after three consecutive owners turned up dead. The first was the chief of a cellphone company who died of cancer, though rumor has it that a rival did him in with radioactive poisoning, reports the Telegraph . The next two...

Miffed MIA Tweets Times Reporter's Phone Number

And pretends it's her own

(Newser) - Maya Arulpragasam, aka MIA, must have really hated Lynn Hirschberg's piece about her in New York Times Magazine , because she's just plastered Hischberg's cell phone number on Twitter—pretending it's her own. “CALL ME IF YOU WANNA TALK TO ME ABOUT THE N Y T TRUTH ISSUE, ill b...

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